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Forum: Introductions 12-05-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By edwardc
Robert, Welcome to the forum! There are...

Robert,

Welcome to the forum! There are lots of knowledgeable people here, willing to help. All you have to do is ask.

As for your problem, the video sounds like fuel starvation. You'll...
Forum: Ericson 12-03-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,605
Posted By edwardc
Brass is too weak, and does not hold up well in a...

Brass is too weak, and does not hold up well in a salt water environment. Use Bronze or Stainless Steel.
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 12-01-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By edwardc
Walter V-Drive Manual

Attached is the manual for the Walter V-Drive.
Forum: General Interest 12-01-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,300
Posted By edwardc
Unless you do a lot of motoring, changing every...

Unless you do a lot of motoring, changing every year is unnecessary. This is because the V-Drive is not dealing with the temperatures and pressures of engine oil. Walter recommends changing about...
Forum: General Interest 11-26-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By edwardc
The preferred delivery method is to use a...

The preferred delivery method is to use a rubber-band stretched across your finger & thumb as a slingshot to shoot the cotter pin at their mainsail just before the start of the race. It will...
Forum: Introductions 11-25-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By edwardc
Welcome! Don't be shy about asking questions. ...

Welcome! Don't be shy about asking questions. There's lots of knowledgeable folks here who are eager to help. We all were A4 beginners at one time.

We love pictures.

Our host, Moyer Marine,...
Forum: Fuel System 11-24-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By edwardc
It is, but it leaves a lot of weight (the big oil...

It is, but it leaves a lot of weight (the big oil pressure sensor) cantilevered out pretty far, making it too easy to accidentally break off the fitting by impact or vibration. A better way is to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-24-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By edwardc
Sounds like your pinion/bendix gear is not...

Sounds like your pinion/bendix gear is not reliably extending fully to engage the flywheel. There are three common causes of this:

(most common) Dried up grease or dirt on the threads of the...
Forum: Fuel System 11-16-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By edwardc
But at least its a good-looking weld. ;)

But at least its a good-looking weld. ;)
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 11-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By edwardc
Another Used A4 in MD

Spotted this on the Annapolis Craig's List:

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/bpo/d/saint-michaels-atomic-4-universal-gas/7002014390.html
Forum: General Interest 11-13-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By edwardc
Typical stainless waterlift (the one sold by...

Typical stainless waterlift (the one sold by MMI):
Forum: General Interest 11-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By edwardc
+1 ..........

+1 ..........
Forum: General Interest 11-11-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By edwardc
Or TefGel too.

Or TefGel too.
Forum: General Interest 11-09-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By edwardc
The standard reference for compression testing is...

The standard reference for compression testing is :

All 4 plugs out
Throttle wide open
Choke wide open
Crank with starter


Failing to observe any of these will result in lower numbers.
Forum: Overhaul 11-06-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,873
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: Troubleshooting 11-04-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By edwardc
Just a few barnacles on the outer portion of the...

Just a few barnacles on the outer portion of the blade can completely disrupt the lamanar flow of water over the prop, killing most of the thrust from that blade.
Forum: General Interest 11-03-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
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 11-03-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,873
Posted By edwardc
If you remove the screws holding the engine...

If you remove the screws holding the engine mounts to the stringers, you can slide the engine and remove it with the mounts attached.
Forum: Overhaul 11-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By edwardc
Basically, you start in the center, alternate...

Basically, you start in the center, alternate sides, and work your way out to the ends. The Moyer manual should have the exact recommendation. (You DO have a copy of the Moyer Manual, don't you?! :)...
Forum: Overhaul 10-31-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,873
Posted By edwardc
If the only problem is that the spark plug hole...

If the only problem is that the spark plug hole is stripped out, you may be able to simply put in a helicoil. I used to do this on my Volkswagen engines, as the aluminum heads they used stripped or...
Forum: Cooling System 10-20-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By edwardc
Barbara, The hose barbs on the manifold are...

Barbara,

The hose barbs on the manifold are frequently attached using 90 degree elbows. These elbows are notorious for trapping rust flakes, broken impeller bits, etc, and becoming clogged.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-17-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By edwardc
What about sticky action in the centrifugal...

What about sticky action in the centrifugal advance? If the pivot weights do not operate smoothly, it could cause the advance adjustments to become abrupt as it overcame the sticky spot. This would...
Forum: Electrical 10-13-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By edwardc
That is correct. The tach hooks to the "-"...

That is correct. The tach hooks to the "-" terminal of the coil and counts pulses as the points (or the EI) brings that terminal to ground.

Most Gas engine tachs have some sort of switch or...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-01-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,896
Posted By edwardc
You can spray it first and then try to crank. ...

You can spray it first and then try to crank. There will be enough in the carb throat to do something iff there's spark.

A remote starter switch is really uesful when testing solo. $13 at Harbor...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-30-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,896
Posted By edwardc
Yes, coil failure is notorious for mimicking a...

Yes, coil failure is notorious for mimicking a fuel problem.

The definitive test to determine which problem you have is to spray a quick shot of the evil starter fluid into the carb and try to...
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