[bolger] British Seagull motor for Micro - carb rejetting
> full throttle and it coughs at half throttle.Tim,
>We then spluttered, coughed and choked through the next 2 miles.
You may already have made this modification.....it made a HUGE
difference in how our trusty ole Seagull runs
On our 20 year old model, the original gas/oil mixture was something
like 10:1 (yes, ten-to-one) and the little beastie smoked like a
freight train (coal fired vintage). While it started...OK, sometimes
it took 3-4 pulls. Part throttle operation tended to "load up" the
spark plug with resultant rough running.
The Seagull folks must have figured this out because they offer a
retrofit taper needle/spring kit($10 a few years ago) for the carb
which changes the gas/oil mixture to 25:1. This is not the 50:1 of
modern two-strokers, but it's an enormous improvement for the Seagull.
Our's now starts 90% of the time on one pull and runs at part throttle