Seagull Grey EK 2106

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by EK283 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:29 pm

Yes indeed !

Bearings are expensive for the larger variety. I have a fraud nine inch that leaked fluid from the axle seal, no problem $15 bucks. The only glitch I had to remove the bearing and there is no way you can get them off unless they are destroyed. So $145.00 later no more oil leak :shock: :shock:

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Craig Allardyce » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:40 pm

EK283 wrote:
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Yes indeed !

Bearings are expensive for the larger variety. I have a fraud nine inch that leaked fluid from the axle seal, no problem $15 bucks. The only glitch I had to remove the bearing and there is no way you can get them off unless they are destroyed. So $145.00 later no more oil leak :shock: :shock:

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Craig Allardyce » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:19 pm

Omeo again. Love this place.
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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Errol62 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:29 pm

Priceless Craig


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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by In the Shed » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:32 pm

What a fantastic view of the countryside on a beautiful day. Enjoy!
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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Devilrod » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:09 pm

Omeo's great! As for the wildlife that can go suck a large one. Last time we were up there I lost an argument with one of the local greys. The only good thing was it was low speed. No one hurt.

I really recommend the drive from Bright to Omeo at least a nice in your life. The views are amazing, much like Craig's pic. :thumbsup:
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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by oz_ek » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:26 pm

I always enjoy seeing your pics!...Down the road from Omeo is the little town of Benambra, this old girl was sitting out the back of the local workshop, sitting just near the ute was an old speed boat fitted with a Cadillac side valve V8, from memory I think the owner said they pulled the side valve from a army tank.

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by In the Shed » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:06 pm

Blimey Phil, the chrome on that ute looks like it has just been polished, nice!

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Craig Allardyce » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:28 pm

oz_ek wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:26 pm
I always enjoy seeing your pics!...Down the road from Omeo is the little town of Benambra, this old girl was sitting out the back of the local workshop, sitting just near the ute was an old speed boat fitted with a Cadillac side valve V8, from memory I think the owner said they pulled the side valve from a army tank.

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by oz_ek » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:04 am

Craig Allardyce wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:28 pm
oz_ek wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:26 pm
I always enjoy seeing your pics!...Down the road from Omeo is the little town of Benambra, this old girl was sitting out the back of the local workshop, sitting just near the ute was an old speed boat fitted with a Cadillac side valve V8, from memory I think the owner said they pulled the side valve from a army tank.

Phil.
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Hmmmm, cars , tanks, boats, Omeo...............you have my interest Phil!
From memory the garage was owned by two brother at the time. I tried to buy the ute, but they weren't selling.
The hull of the boat was hand built in aluminium, the motor was much the same, if not the same as the one in this pic.
I see the garage is on the market at the moment, listed with an agent in Bairnsdale.

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Craig Allardyce » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Phil if its out of a tank then it could be one of three used in the AC1 Sentinel (Cruiser tank) built by GMH for WW2. They never went into production but a few survive around the world.
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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Craig Allardyce » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:35 pm

Back into tonight. Diff centre out for a change over with a centre I've overhauled.
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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Blacky » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:10 pm

so how did she go ? have you done a MPG calculation yet ?
Had a big misunderstanding at the store today...when the cashier said strip down facing me...apparently she was referring to my credit card...

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Craig Allardyce » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:22 pm

We averaged 25mpg with all the hill climbing included. Best was 31.6 so far.

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Re: Seagull Grey EK 2106

Post by Craig Allardyce » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Diff centre in today.............how sweet is the sound of silence!
Started on checking valve guides due to this oil problem. Very disappointed to find No4 exhaust guide out past .005" clearance. Will be trying to find some suitable integral valve guide seals to isolate the gas leakage into the crankcase then I'll retest the crankcase pressure. I think this may be it................but I have said that before.
Sorry for the crap pictures. I need a new phone.

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