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  1. perkins anti clockwise at flywheel end
  2. theres a runner for sale in the ad trader listings its advertised as running and its only 50 quid.. it may come with a manual or at least some insider knowledge also think of the spares as they are difficult to get
  3. its a ford 2ltr powerplus my mistake
  4. hello its an ex hotel boat that i went to look at yesterday at bollington after trying to contact the owner after he gave the wrong telephone number and numerous strange emails i thought id go on spec and try to locate it, i did it was listing as the welldeck was full of water and on face value overvalued it was on boatsandoutboards at 20000 but i dont know if it still is, i may well buy a sailaway , ive only just started seriously looking
  5. hello graham i think ive sent you a message direct but i,m not too clever with these things did you get it regards stuart bell 07984785861
  6. i have some stainleess 5/16 bolts and the old guy next to me at work is an agricultural engineer with all the gear i,ll try him tommorow are you sure about stainless regards stuart
  7. it is currently fully operational but has a ford watermota engine fitted so i would have thought modifications to the gearing between engine and pump would suffice my theory being that the hydraulic change from ahead to astern would be relaxed as opposed to conventional controls and would keep the engine use constant which would siut this particular engine.
  8. sadly i didnot buy it from the previous user but someone who had bought it with other things as a job lot so any history is lost thats why i thought or hoped someone might recognise it as its not something often seen thanks for the gearbox advice i need to refresh on prop speeds and the like as i,m putting the cart before the horse thinking i can runn the motor at low revs without causing oil pressure problems and glazing etc. the boat i.m looing at has hydraulic drive so i presume a gearbox wouldnot be required. would it be a crime using such a set up with an old engine as i like belt and braces things really did you take the trailer and did you buy anything at daventry
  9. I really had a single or twin cylinder engine in mind but i couldnt resist the petter when the narrowboat reference was added to the advert, i may find a smaller traditional engine but i,m trying to amass enough cash to cast off for good so i,ll have to steady up on the rash purchases and use one of the engines i have regards stuart
  10. i just missed another gearbox last night but i,m not dialled into those any advice would be nice, the one i missed was 1 to1 and looked fairly agricultural if i was any good id be able to put alink on here but it could be found in completed listings under gearbox and marine i think it sold for 49.99 if any one could have a look and tell me if thats the type of thing i should get i,d be grateful regards stuart
  11. hello again Graham rethreading is probably the best option i dont quite understand the 5/16 1/4 bit but thats not important ie 26tpi but different pitches. Only thing to look for are "pulls" where the area arount the threaded hole will rise as itis rethreaded and will have risen when the stud pulled out, it may not matter if the gasket is thick enough but it could fail under heavy load and when you least expect it, regards, stuart
  12. youve all been busy while i was at whaley bridge and bollington for a whiff of canal today . sorry about the lack of a photo set from me i can do engines but moderate with computers... I keep putting entries in the wrong place. hope everyones enjoyed the weather there were lots of boats and somenice sounding engines out there today, regards stuart
  13. the resin method will only be an option if the hole is blind ie not right through as the resin would escape , however if the hole is blind and you can get the cast clean which is doubtful as cast is porous it would work.
  14. could it not be helicoiled to retain the original stud size.
  15. Well said, this situation is indicative of the general state we find ourselves in where anomalies are all around because we have a plethera of individual beaurocrats in positions where they have to keep " inventing and improving" things that dont need such alterations, to such an extent that we hurtle down blind alleys only to come reversing out even quicker good luck, regards, stuart.
  16. while the first reply was a simplified statement it was my opinion given the facts then as to the best likely course I was guilty of making assumptions but the odds are that any use would be for three similar pieces in which case my detailed reply would be the way to go, regards, stuart Back on topic, Timbmet in Oxford deliver nationally and are very helpful if they cant help they will know someone who will, I have ash trees for cutting it would just be a matter of getting it to you , regards, stuart Timbmet in Oxford deliver nationwide if they cant help they will know who can, I have ash logs for cutting it would just be a matter of getting it to you Timbmet in Oxford deliver nationwide if they cant help they will know who can, I have ash logs for cutting but it would just be a matter of getting the planks to you
  17. leave the trailer it will only heighten suspicion, and theres sure to be a moment when you can say i wish i,d brought the trailer it always works that way for me. I raised a smile last night when I emerged from the shed in clouds of smoke as the petter bur and st into life to the comment " Wesley Pegden still alive kicking " and " is it supposed to do that" the saga continues..... Enjoy Daventry
  18. Hello Tim, yes I speak from experience the only problem i forsee is that with a relatively small batch to be bent, if the finished pieces are to be uniform then the thicker you go in solid the less accurate the finished result will be. the problem being springback as the ash cools and dries over a period of time it will differ piece from piece as to the final curvature. With smaller thicknesses and especially laminations the process is far more controllable failure rates ie collapse are less predictable in thicker pieces and the grain structure should at least be consistant. As springback would not be complete until below 12-15% moisture content is reached if these 3 inch pieces are positioned and subsequently dry out they will have some muscle to move where they so wish. it may not be important in this application but if it is and each piece is to be the same then lamination would be best and ultimately easier and more controllable.
  19. the only way to obtain a bent piece of 3 inch ash would be to laminate thinner strips together or cut the bend from a large piece unless the radius is very slight
  20. your secret illness, if its the same strain as mine is incurable, thankfully my wife just smiles bless her what fun i cant wait got my eye on a 60 foot ex hotel boat with hydraulic drive it will either be a hole in the top or strip the engine for a glance inside before stuffing the bits through a side door cant wait ive got my eye on a sixty foot ex hotel boat with hydraulic drive so it will be a hole in the top or bits stuffed thru the side door after a strip for a glance at the internals what fun cant wait ive got my eye on a sixty footer with hydraulic drive so it will be a hole in the roof or bits suffed through a side door after stripping for a glance at the internals
  21. Any treated timber should suffice as the sprayfoam will reduce the effects of condensation, i would personally retreat any pretreated timber anyway, and i sell the stuff! The sprayfoam is a specialist job and they wont cover anything like wires or other services so it must be bare ,just incase you start installing stuff.
  22. It was a work of art getting it in my tranny with only a lightweight winch a couple of scaffold boards and one piece of scaffold bar to roll it on looks the part though i,ll be firing it up today when ive rigged up some water , thanks for interest regards stuart Me neither thats why I bought it , i have a collection of old diesels but i think this is the one for my boat, although it may have to come to pieces to get it in {my excuse to have a look inside} , thanks for reply, regards stuart.
  23. Just bought the petter b4 from ebay does anyone recognise this engine, I,ll try and post a photo tomorrow. It apparently came out of a 70 footer in the gloucester area. Overall seems in great condition any help would be appreciated, regards, stuart
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