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Forum: Troubleshooting Today, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By ndutton
Do you notice anything missing in the wiring...

Do you notice anything missing in the wiring diagram? It's why your wire, once there was a problem, was destroyed.

Unfused engine wiring.

Compare this Moyer Marine wiring diagram:

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Forum: Troubleshooting 07-05-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 135
Posted By ndutton
Some switches have NO and NC contacts, hence the...

Some switches have NO and NC contacts, hence the three terminals. Still, no connection to starter function.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-04-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By ndutton
Possible red flag here. Did you carefully mark...

Possible red flag here. Did you carefully mark the rotor position prior to removal? No movement of the crankshaft while the distributor was removed? Distributor reinstalled with the rotor and...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-03-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By ndutton
. . . . . however, from the engine's point of...

. . . . . however, from the engine's point of view there is no downside to frequent, perhaps unnecessary oil changes. It is one of the easiest, most economic and beneficial things you can do for...
Forum: Electrical 06-29-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By ndutton
I was composing a post similar to yours Joe but...

I was composing a post similar to yours Joe but considered the system was connected to the coil + post therefore the possibility exists, however rare, that a problem could affect operation. A short...
Forum: Cooling System 06-28-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By ndutton
If it were me, I'd leave the broken stud stump...

If it were me, I'd leave the broken stud stump right where it is and stop messing with it. I'd drill a new adjacent hole, 5/16"+ in the side plate and with the side plate in place as a drill guide,...
Forum: Electrical 06-28-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By ndutton
Disconnect the positive wire (usually on the coil...

Disconnect the positive wire (usually on the coil + terminal) and the entire system is defeated.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-25-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By ndutton
Jeff, I don't remember the exact length of the...

Jeff, I don't remember the exact length of the replacement cables but they run with as few turns as possible. From the bottom of the pedestal they drift toward the port quarter berth riser, go...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By ndutton
I have one. How can I help?

I have one. How can I help?
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By ndutton
This discussion came up a year ago so I...

This discussion came up a year ago so I sacrificed a coil with internal resistance and cut it apart. No heat producing resistor inside. That is the point I was trying to make - - apparently poorly...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By ndutton
??? It's excessive current coupled with twice...

???
It's excessive current coupled with twice the dwell of EI that heats the coil. Coils with sufficient internal resistance (I'm very careful how that is phrased*) for our application aren't...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-18-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By ndutton
On the other hand, there is no downside to adding...

On the other hand, there is no downside to adding anti siphon protection.
Forum: General Interest 06-17-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By ndutton
The Columbia 30 had an A-4 V drive from the...

The Columbia 30 had an A-4 V drive from the factory.
Forum: Cooling System 06-15-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By ndutton
Sure, steel will get you by as a temporary...

Sure, steel will get you by as a temporary measure.
Forum: Cooling System 06-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By ndutton
It is a 1¼" plug but it is a Welch style as...

It is a 1¼" plug but it is a Welch style as opposed to a cup style. The cup style goes into a smooth bore hole whereas the Welch fits into a bore with a step. The plug bottoms out on the step.
...
Forum: Ignition System 06-14-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By ndutton
Please explain this in detail. Extreme, minute...

Please explain this in detail. Extreme, minute detail.
Forum: Fuel System 06-10-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By ndutton
I'm not suggesting the way you did it will not...

I'm not suggesting the way you did it will not provide a ground but rather advocating for good electrical practice.
Forum: Fuel System 06-09-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By ndutton
Unless the machine screws for the pump mount and...

Unless the machine screws for the pump mount and the ground wire are threaded into the metal plate, you should consider they are electrically attached to only the paint. Sheet metal screws don't...
Forum: General Interest 06-07-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By ndutton
It's a hybrid, early model engine with a late...

It's a hybrid, early model engine with a late model head and cooling system.
Forum: Electrical 06-07-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By ndutton
Plasma ignition?

Does anyone on the forum have experience with plasma or corona ignition?
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 06-06-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By ndutton
Nope, not me. There is nothing like designing...

Nope, not me. There is nothing like designing and building your own distribution panel to advance your understanding of electricity and nobody will be in a better position to troubleshoot in the...
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 06-03-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By ndutton
Joe, bonding your inverter neutral to ground...

Joe, bonding your inverter neutral to ground ahead of any GFI protection will stabilize the voltage but will not solve the laptop power supply problem assuming it is downstream from a GFI. The...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-02-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By ndutton
I think you answered your own question

I think you answered your own question
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-01-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By ndutton
It's really not complicated. The installation is...

It's really not complicated. The installation is 2 screws and a magnetic collar, the required ignition system assessment is 2 simple measurements and one elementary school division problem.
Forum: Ignition System 06-01-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 150,915
Posted By ndutton
Not at all. For some reason ignition seems to be...

Not at all. For some reason ignition seems to be the most confusing, confounding, perplexing and intimidating system on our engine and your question provides an opportunity to reiterate its function...
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