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Forum: General Interest 02-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,040
Posted By ndutton
I can add a little more information. On Sunday...

I can add a little more information. On Sunday we performed a few basic tests:

Ando had already done a spark test. There was spark at the plugs but not of the highest quality. See item 6...
Forum: General Interest 12-16-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Sold My Boat

At the moment I don't have plans buy a new one. I plan on staying active in the forum at least for awhile. I enjoy the Afourian camaraderie.

My Catalina 27 was built in 1980. I purchased the boat...
Forum: Overhaul 12-14-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,555
Posted By Don Moyer
Lock-n-stitch

Surcouf,

The threads on the plugs used in Lock-n-stitch repairs are tapered and shaped such that (as they are tightened) they pull the crack together. The shape of the threads was described to us...
Forum: Overhaul 12-12-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,555
Posted By Launchpad McQ
As you can imagine, the sentiment I expressed in...

As you can imagine, the sentiment I expressed in the last post was the G-Rated version of what actually came out of my mouth. I was shouting so loud, my wife heard me from inside the house, birds...
Forum: Overhaul 12-10-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,555
Posted By Launchpad McQ
With the disassembled engine back home in Denver,...

With the disassembled engine back home in Denver, I could finally progress with this absurdly-too-long engine rebuild project. I found a local machine shop with a good reputation and brought the...
Forum: Overhaul 12-10-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By jcwright
This post from Don Moyer on 5.27.17 may be of...

This post from Don Moyer on 5.27.17 may be of help:

"Over the years, varnish in the oil will occasionally "glue" the valve keepers inside the retaining washer and be quite difficult to remove...
Forum: Cooling System 12-09-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Don Moyer
Possible good news

nyvoyager,

In later late model engines we have seen quite a few cases where what you think is a piece of stud broken off in a manifold stud hole is really nothing more than calcified residue...
Forum: Overhaul 11-30-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By roadnsky
It was Russ way back in '09... here...

It was Russ way back in '09... here (http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12067&postcount=7)


"Here's how to spot a good shop:
You have to go to the bad part of...
Forum: Overhaul 11-18-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Sam
I carefully take the shaft and impeller out every...

I carefully take the shaft and impeller out every year for winter layup. I grease it for spring reassembly. About a dozen years ago I noticed the same problem that he cup was not squeezing in...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-10-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Bryan Janeway
Quick update...

Happy Sunday all and good afternoon.

I wanted to write a final chapter in the electrical saga of last year.

I would have to say that without a doubt I learned as much about sailing this year...
Forum: General Interest 11-07-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Dave Neptune
Exclamation Carefull

Remember that the fuel pick up is not on the bottom of the tank. The water settles below the pick up and poses no issues until :eek: it gets up to the pick-up tube and starts to draw some of the...
Forum: Overhaul 11-06-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By edwardc
Just a general comment: The lower ends of the...

Just a general comment: The lower ends of the studs protrude into the water jacket. They generally corrode off flush, giving you an indirect way to evaluate the remaining thickness of the water...
Forum: General Interest 11-03-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By edwardc
What you did is the equivalent of extended...

What you did is the equivalent of extended cranking with the seacock open. The pump pushed antifreeze thru the system until the waterlift muffler filled up. With no exhaust pressure to empty the...
Forum: Overhaul 10-29-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By jcwright
Hello Surcouf. I see you are nearby and...

Hello Surcouf.

I see you are nearby and perhaps in need of a replacement head. When I rebuilt my A4 a couple of years ago I decided to get a new MMI head. This was overkill on my part, as...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-01-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By CamaroMan
Here is a pic of the thermostat after soaking it...

Here is a pic of the thermostat after soaking it in muratic acid. I did this with the head nuts as well. You have to degrease first (acid doesnt penetrate oil) / soak in acid for 15-30 mins / rinse...
Forum: Overhaul 08-06-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,600
Posted By ndutton
Water temp gauge and connecting wiring can be...

Water temp gauge and connecting wiring can be checked by very briefly shorting the sender post to ground with the engine running and a helper watching the gauge. If the gauge pegs those two (gauge...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 07-01-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,464
Posted By nyvoyager
Atomic 4 parts list

this appears to be a complete and comprehensive parts list of the entire engine.
perhaps its already been posted, in which case I apologize...perhaps its of some use to someone.
...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 12-21-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,060
Posted By Don Moyer
Factory oil pressure recommendations

67, I don’t recall ever seeing an actual factory graph of recommended oil pressure at a full range of RPM settings. But, we recently constructed the attached homemade graph by combining and plotting...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 02-10-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,787
Posted By lat 64
Don't miss Pdf attached also, it's a nice...

Don't miss Pdf attached also, it's a nice drawing, but I can't remember where I got it. Here maybe?
My apologies to Bill (webmaster) if these are redundant to other resources on this site.

The...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-22-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,197
Posted By lat 64
Smile Shop guide

I just brought my alternator and starter to an old auto-electric rebuilder in Fairbanks. The guy there identified both by just glancing at them.

Here's how to spot a good shop:
You have to go to...
Forum: Ignition System 09-24-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 153,162
Posted By Kelly
Common solenoid/starter problem solution

Many threads here detail problems involving either the solenoid or the starter- or both. I recently worked through one of my own (with my father-in-law, the best one could hope for) and wanted to...
Forum: Overhaul 08-15-2006, 02:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,506
Posted By Motor John
Replace it? Overhaul it? Overhaul it!

It’s been almost 8 years since I overhauled my Atomic 4, and I’d like to share some of my experiences with the Atomic 4 in my ’77 Catalina 30.

When I bought the boat the engine was on it’s last...
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