Monday, 26 January 2015

British Seagull 5 hp restoration

This was started last March, it was a bit of a wreck back then.

This is a 1974 model and has a clutch.

The main parts were there but the tank filler had been cut off and thats not a replacement part, so a new neck was turned up from solid brass, looking at the work then involved a complete yet dented tank was imported from the UK, postal strikes in the RSA saw it arrive months later.

Today it was started for the first time, possibly for decades?

Its running in this picture.

All parts are imported, stripped into its main parts the unit is then inspected and rebuilt as it requires.

The pictures will enlarge if you click on them.

Even the tank, which was rather battered has been epoxy faired, painted and had a transfer applied, then we apply coats of clear gloss lacquer to seal it off.

Allow a decent sum of moey for this kind of detailed restoration, thats as long as you have a British Seagull for the work to be done on, more if the engine required a rebuild.

Two British Seagulls are in stock, we can offer a world wide service by arrangement.

How easy was this, try it yourself and see!


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