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  1. Also to change from pos earth to neg earth, I presume the car has a dynamo which would need re-polarizing and if contact breaker ignition the L/T wires on the coil swapping over.
  2. Might as well go for the flash steam phutt phutt tube propulsion.
  3. I think that is an early Harborough Marine hull. If so the swim, uxter and baseplate will be only 1/4'' or 6mm plate and the hull sides probably 4mm.
  4. Air cooled petrol engines might be safer in boats if they're encased with tin plate and hot air ducted overboard. The flywheel fan would continually suck in petrol fumes from the engine space and eject it overboard, while the engines running. The BOOM!!! might still happen though if someone happens to flick a lighted dog end overboard past the cooling outlet aperture.
  5. Cars with carbs with a flat spot usually due to the accelerator pump tube being blocked would pop back would emit a beautiful flash of flames from the air intake, in some cases setting light to the paper air filter which sometimes set light to and consumed the plastic filter container and the whole car in some cases. Vauxhall Viva, HA,HB and HC were quite famous for this. Ford Essex V engines when their carburetter float level valve stuck and the petrol would overflow into the valley between the cylinder heads and then sparks from the distributor which was mounted in the middle of it would produce a lovely firery experience sometimes consuming the whole car. There was a plastic tube from the carb top to carry away overflowing petrol overboard for this reason but this had often become detached and was the cause of the fire. Its also a shame about that rather nice Japanese style wooden canopy at Burton waters fueling point.
  6. Well, they're a bit manjana up there.
  7. And yet before about 1970 virtually all pleasure and hire boats were petrol driven ''inboard mostly or outboard'' including a couple of mine. I don't think I ever heard of any exploding although I suppose it must have happened on the odd occasion. Most folk these days do not have the practical savvy that folk had years ago when most stuff was DIY, make and mend. The majority of people smoked in those days too, fags, pipes, cigars, and wore Trilby hats, which as well as covering the old napper were handy for smothering flames. I remember watching on our B/W telly a bit of the Le Mans 24 race in the 1950's when a car came into the pits to refuel. A chap emerged with a rain mac and Trilby on, with a pipe in his mouth carrying a churn of petrol and a big funnel and proceeded to re-fuel the car. I'm sure I saw a wisp of smoke from the pipe, the bloke was puffing on it like billyo anyhow.
  8. Yes the washers could be let in flush with the panel.
  9. Drill two holes of about 10mm at the required height for a table through the boats side panel. Stick with Araldite a plain 10mm washer over each hole. Measure and mark two corresponding X's on the table end. Screw into these marks two cheese headed wood screws with 8 or 9mm heads, leaving the heads protruding enough to poke through the washered holes and slip down behind and lock. That's it, your table is ready for noshing on. When dining is over just lift slightly and pull out, folding up whatever leg you have supporting it. Ideally for extra security use screws with big heads or even big headed nails.
  10. I would if I wore a bum bag.
  11. I reckon the hose snaring the rider at neck height would catch the rider under the chin whipping them at great oomph backwards off the machine entirely to sit on their arse, whilst the bike carries or merrily for some distance on its own until losing momentum, keels over, plops into and drowns in the canal.
  12. If that alternator is a 70amp or more that single belt will probably slip with an almost flat battery. They don't always squeal. It looks like its belt drives the water pump too so I doubt if it was meant to be driven by twin belts. Is there another belt actually on the other alternator. A very basic rough check of oil pressure can be done by Starting up from cold, run for a minute then turning it off but turning the ignition switch back on immediately and timing how long it takes for the oil pressure light to come back on as the pressure leaks away, somewhere around 1/4 to 1/2 minute would be about normal. Then run the engine up to normal working temp for 20 minutes or so and do the same. The light should come back on after around about say 4 to 5 seconds when the pressure has leaked away, All providing that the sender is working ok and the oil viscosity is correct. Very rough method, but if the timings are around these figures I'd say the engine condition is not bad. Pretty tough engines Isuzu's
  13. Neck height is better.
  14. And watch it if you have to drape these and roll flat hoses across towpaths from the water tap. Bikes belting over them that can pop them. Its sharp grit in their tyre treads that does it.
  15. There is a belt there but I'm not sure if its on the inner groove of a double pulley or its come off the pulley and just lying behind it. The alternators belt fine tensioning gear is missing too.