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billybobbooth

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    Mechanic
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    Towy
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    All over

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  1. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    the thing I like about the holds on Admirals is the blue tops as there easyer than cloths and no one knows if it's converted but if needed you can lift up by a foot and still get a good look if needed. you can have towy then i can get another boat. (yes i love towy but i love another more but couldn't buy it when I was boatless now I have one a dream has come up)
  2. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    going to cry just come back from states so catching up! It's made me very upset!
  3. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    dispite towy and Kent making a fun pair to own it wasn't me
  4. billybobbooth

    Good turn out of historic boats at Village at War

    didn't make it by boat but i did go. had a really good chat with people and very happy to have finally met Bob tidy rather than in a noisy passing. (my engine not his! i couldn't hear 1 best of his over mine)
  5. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    if you mean the items I nodded on but had them removed 1 I won and still item not sent seller cancled the sale the others kept retracting my bids dispite messages. if you mean kent then no its still too high for work required for the amount ill loose before I could move her or even in costs to mover her to get it moving under her own power be it would have prob had an fr2 put in and the jp repaired. it would cost around 5-8k to do this aloan if the price came down to 3k I would be handing the cash over I should make it clear I ment the seller not mike
  6. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    sounds like a messer had this prob a few times on eBay bid on item and they remove the bid
  7. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    i don't think I can get a bigger engine bed in her, it already runs the entire cabin up To the rear stank, and is 3 planks deep and 8 inches wide, k2 is too big love the engine but if changed would need to be a big single pot and the biggest single that would fit thats cold start would be a k1. I would prob put a pup in rather than a 15, but as all the engines are 10k it would never be a viable swap due to costs dispite the sell on engine being worth a sim amount.
  8. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    if you can find me a more appropriate engine thats been in her just as long then ill concider it! unfortunately I cant easly find a k1 for a reasonable price or a bolly.
  9. billybobbooth

    Starter motor ring gear

    no was offence ment non was taken.
  10. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    I'm sure brinklow welded dad's but not 100% sure as I've only seen the engine when in the boat.
  11. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    dad had his fr2 welded by brinklow a good clean up and a blast with a torch and good welding machine will weld it fairly well. you can go extremes and heat up all the block clean weld re heat then cool but it can last just as long as first way. my national was welded and lasted a long time. be it needs doing again due to me not emptying at winter
  12. billybobbooth

    Starter motor ring gear

    it's taken 2 years mostly as I've had other problems mostly with the gearbox then fuel, i cant use a rn flywheel as the mounting is diffrent on rn to national, cranks are diffrent. i was considering getting the flywheel machined for a ring gear but if this gets damaged its a new flywheel. a did find a bolt on cummings ring gear but again flywheel needed to be machined. my other problem was easly mounting the starter and electrics as i couldnt easly put the starter near the alternator due to my cooling pipes and the fuel and oil filter. ive now hopefully sorted the design. ive got a front cast pulley on the front of the flywheel. to this ive had a spacer made and can directly bolt a solid auto flexplate on this is then removable and replaceable, the starter is then a ccw starter and can be located under my fuel tank floor and is again easy to replace its also a 2kw starter so is easy up to the job and all parts can be bought new for around £200-300 5 times cheaper than having my flywheel done and starter motor matched. my current engine has never been electric start so every bracket ect has to be made
  13. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    ill be doing that then as I've got a national one thats needs doing
  14. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    I didn't know if the block could be welded.
  15. billybobbooth

    Historic Boats for sale online

    depends on the wood under the water. bottoms will be the worst to do as you'll be onto new bottom planks too. depends if water jacket is leaking inside but you can get lots of spares for jp2 mostly aftermarket though to be honest depending what you want inside it can be fairly easy if doing work yourself to a semi high standard but being wood nothing can ever be set in place as it has to come out to do work.
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