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Greg
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NIGHTMARE

Postby Greg » 25 Feb 2015, 20:19

Introducing NIGHTMARE, from the Lemin stable.

It looks so good Ken, very different to when I last saw it poked away in that shed. A credit to you.

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Alan
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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby Alan » 25 Feb 2015, 21:03

Nice use of a CAWPBA sticker Ken, and an even better use of your time, you might have to go into business.

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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby bootlegger » 25 Feb 2015, 21:24

Nice

RightyO
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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby RightyO » 26 Feb 2015, 11:08

Thanks Greg i think i may have mastered it , I will give it a try later .

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Bob Vic
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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby Bob Vic » 26 Feb 2015, 11:20

A classic Simpkin - nice rig.

Bob

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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby hookster » 26 Feb 2015, 11:32

Beautiful Ken, how many is that now?

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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby RightyO » 26 Feb 2015, 18:22

Thanks for your comments , the boat has been sitting for about 25 years the date the battery was put in was 1983 so it must have been out of the water since 1990 . The motor had a reco but i could only turn it 1/4 turn so i resisted the temptation to to to try the starter and pulled the heads off . It had a piece of rust scale between the piston and valve in one bore bits of scale in a couple of oathers . Cleaned it all out ,checked for any seized valves and put it back together . The fuel pump was replaced and a full carby kit fitted .Couldn't wait any longer so i connected the battery put the fuel line into a 5 lit tin poured some fuel boun the carby and shorted across the starter with a screwdriver . It fired up instantly and frighened the crap out of me , with no exhaust manifolds the whole of Teesdale must have heard it . It has a interesting water pump generator set up ,the pump came in a box in pieces and was told you could not get parts for it .It is a sherwood brass company pump with twin impellers and a mechanical seal . I hit the computer and found the drawings with all the part numbers listed but it seemed like they don't sell direct to public so i found a US sight on ebay with sheerwood pump parts listed contacted them giving all the part numbers ,he ordered them for me and listed them with a buy it now price and i had them in eight days ,they make the ausy sellers seem slack . Now for the test Greg has sent me instructions to down load pictures so here's hoping .
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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby piquet95971 » 26 Feb 2015, 19:20

Wow, what a beauty.
Very impressive.

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Darren
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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby Darren » 26 Feb 2015, 23:01

How good is that!
Another Keith Simpkin bought to life.
Fantastic!
Darren

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Re: NIGHTMARE

Postby DaveD » 08 Mar 2015, 17:56

Great looking boat.


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