The tech data contained in this manual is now hard to find and is almost 50 years old this has been compiled to assist you in repairs and Identification purposes. Thanks in advance There is a small inspection cover on the flywheel, probably painted over most times, but it is a very small inspection hole, so to do good inspection of the ignition system, I would remove the flywheel, but sometimes it's not all that easy to remove, plus the flywheel can be put out of shape quite easy. I notice in the clip from 1960 in the Pathe archive their Sea Bee has the same kingpin style pivot too. . Considering the age of this little beaut it's in amazing condition. You may find my Seabee in this lot. Many older outboards used common Ignition and Carburetor venders for that period.
I did find a small section of broken pin hidden in the grease which looks the right diameter 4mm? Starts and runs absolutely spot on, did a plug chop after half an hour's running and it's a lovely biscuit brown as it should be. The one with the blue leg is a Seabee Super, don't quote me on that, some parts will interchange. Set the points, cleaned and gapped the plug, turned it over with a drill for a good five minutes and nothing. We can sometimes find it used and often we have the part made if there is enough demand. I'm amazed how little wear it shows, the slide and needle look brand new. Once happy I'm handing the tank, cowl and prop to a very good mate of mine for a respray in old English white.
Discount Marine Parts has Ignition and Carburetor repair kits for most all of these older outboards. It is simple to use and easy to print from. In 1969 the range of Sea Bee outboards was drastically altered, all of the outboards offered at that time were dropped and replaced with 2 new models, The model 2, which was a 1 ½ - 2hp outboard, The model 4, which was a 3 ¼ - 4hp outboard, Both of these models were completely different to anything offered before by Sea Bee, they both used J. Repair and Restoration services are also available from M. I don't want to hammer the bent pin out for fear of damaging the output shaft, so will cut it off with the dremel as close as I can then punch it out. We also have most parts and service manuals available.
The model 5, was a 5 hp outboard fitted with a J. From a quick torch shine down the plug hole there's no scoring on the cylinder walls either. I've also noticed some handy stampings on the fan. Hello all, I've joined in the hope of gaining some knowledge from those of you who have one of these. Discount Marine Parts has a large inventory of parts for most brands of American made Outboards, Inboards and Sterndrives. Carb looks like it was make last week, and the slide looks brand new! The range of outboards was updated in 1961, this meant that the original 3 outboards were re-vamped.
We have no further information on the Goodyear Tire Company or the Sea Bee Brand name, but we are looking for some additional information. O engines, the model 4 had a half shroud around the recoil and fuel tank, and both had a new paint scheme. I thought it was a casting flaw to be honest. My partners Dad is a signwriter so he's going to re add the bee logo for me once repainted, done by brush as it used to be! Is there anything in the manual you have regarding setting the timing please? In 1974 Austin Burrell ceased production of all Sea Bee outboard products, however due to the large amount of outboards that was still in stock sales continued for another couple of years. I'd done all this the week before but just got back from holiday in France. I see from the photo of yours with the blue leg it has the kingpin style pivot rather than the leg clamp style. Sea Bee 3 Vintage Outboard manual.
Now this is just from memory, as I have not touched the flywheel in years, look very closely at your picture of the flywheel, on the inside edge of the fins the paint is cracked, that should be the edge of the cover that's been painted over, have a close look to see it I maybe right. I'm guessing the big backplate screws slacken off to rotate the stator and alter the timing? So Thanks Mark for all your help. I have read the warnings about marking up before you whip the flywheel of as it's not keyed bah. Production started in 1957 with 3 basic models, The Minor, a ¾ - 1 ½ hp outboard, powered by a 34cc J. Sea Bee outboards were produced by Austin Burrell Ltd of Abbey Park Road, Leicester.
It has exploded engine views part numbers and exploded engine views. P air cooled engine with a water cooled exhaust which was cast into the leg. For the Minor and model 5 this was simply a cosmetic re-vamp, the model 3 on the other had had its drive leg altered from a cast alloy lump to twin tubes and a different gearbox on the bottom. Not much info on them I know, even though they are a common motor, yours looks to be one of the older ones, as they remade this model later on. It covers Operation and includes the parts manual.
Engine parts are still available for most of the range of Sea Bee outboards, please contact:- Mark Newby at outboard-collector tesco. Hi Keith, I'd already stripped and cleaned the carb. Not having much luck getting a spark. Motors were manufactured by Gale Products and were on sale from 1946 - 1960. If we don't have what your looking for, we have many sources to locate your part. Obviously some parts are just not available.
After that and a full soak test running a full tank of fresh fuel through in the bucket it will be time for her maiden voyage on the Trent. Hard core parts for these outboards are getting more difficult to find as time goes on. This is all new to me so I'm like a kid in a sweet shop - apologies for all the questions! P engines can still be found in good running condition and capable of been put straight back into use. O powered units were painted in a Hammered finish dark blue on the model 2, and a light blue hammered finish with a white shroud on the model 4. Probably due to the top quality oil I was surprised to see almost zero smoke once warmed up for such an old mix ratio. Next job is re grease the gearbox. Is this one of those mags that need re exciting using a battery like some harleys do? From what I've read up so far, you can apparently see the points through the flywheel? Before I read this it was actually my missus who noticed the two tabs on the inspection cover, a slight tap with the adjusting stick and there we are! I can't, the fan is solid.