This motor dates to 1962/63, it still turns and has quite decent compression, it will make a good runner.
With the best will in the world, nut and bolt removal soon became the domain of a mini grinder!
The long shaft British Seagull is seized solid, it is also a mystery motor as the engine number WHCH 144R8 does not exist on the Seagull register, its a special export motor we think?
Its a larger commercial type motor dated 1968 we think and probably a 5.5 hp unit which will push quite a large work boat.
Either of these motors can be restored to your specification, the work is not a quick fix as many trades are involved. Mechanical, electrical, fitter & tuner, electro plating, spray painting, plus the import of new parts when required.
This was one we did for a customer in Pretoria, it was a wreck when we got it.
We also stock the ultra heavy grade gear box oil these motors require.
Information from our parts suppliers in the UK.