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Forum: Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 10:27 AM
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Posted By ronstory
... and welcome to the forum. :)

... and welcome to the forum. :)
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By ronstory
OK, I have no desire to argue, that reminds me of...

OK, I have no desire to argue, that reminds me of work. ;)

When I took apart a failed non MM coil for a different application, I found a resistor in a 3ish ohm coil (a loop of wire that was not...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By ronstory
Every bit helps. Having a 4 ohm resistor...

Every bit helps. Having a 4 ohm resistor dissipating heat inside coil body just adds more energy that gets in way for the actual winding to cool through a case. Energy is energy.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By ronstory
Yes, but different environments with different...

Yes, but different environments with different requirements. I was not using an inexpensive coil but a Mallory Promaster... and that is the one brand/type of coil that I've never had failure no...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By ronstory
One other advantage of using a power resistor as...

One other advantage of using a power resistor as a ballast resistor it get the heat outside of the coil. Plus those power resistor have cool heat sink fins. :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By ronstory
The 4 amp limit for 4 & 6 cylinders is hard to...

The 4 amp limit for 4 & 6 cylinders is hard to find on the pertronix website since it's not included in the formal specs. I did manage to find it on the aussie version of their site. I also think...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By ronstory
Yes, the resistor is actually it's because you...

Yes, the resistor is actually it's because you have IE. The coil is likely NAPA IC14SB with 3.25 ohm primary coil resistance, but the ones I've measured are closer to 3.0 ohms.

The MM coil...
Forum: General Interest 06-13-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By ronstory
A4 in the Seattle are for $550

Older and looks dirty but they say it ran before it was pulled.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bpo/d/everett-atomic-4-motor/7137262084.html

... in case someone needed parts for a new...
Forum: General Interest 06-08-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By ronstory
Looks like JB weld, and you're right... probably...

Looks like JB weld, and you're right... probably a leak. You can see some rust stain coming though the JBW.
Forum: General Maintenance 06-08-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By ronstory
Over filling a pint is not a big deal if you are...

Over filling a pint is not a big deal if you are not using the engine under load. You may get some crank 'splash' but that's a good thing when you are trying remove deposits.

I've also dropped...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-08-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By ronstory
I use 15W-40 as well on my current engine. I've...

I use 15W-40 as well on my current engine. I've found that putting the MMO in crankcase I can get more 'gunk' out of the 40 year old oil pan.

When I'm going to change the oil on next trip to the...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 06-07-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By ronstory
OK, this beats my CR find. :D

OK, this beats my CR find. :D
Forum: General Interest 06-07-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By ronstory
I noticed that the head was different color, but...

I noticed that the head was different color, but apparently didn't take a closer look.
Forum: General Interest 06-07-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By ronstory
1966 A4 w/ V-drive in Western Oregon

... just incase someone needs a spare or rebuilder.

https://portland.craigslist.org/nco/bpo/d/willamina-universal-atomic-4-gas-engine/7135376812.html
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 05-30-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By ronstory
... but is sure is cool, in a retro way. The...

... but is sure is cool, in a retro way. The price is definitely not
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By ronstory
... no, you still get a gold star. :)

... no, you still get a gold star. :)
Forum: Ignition System 05-30-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By ronstory
... and welcome to the forum. :)

... and welcome to the forum. :)
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By ronstory
Just curious... NOTY = ?

Just curious... NOTY = ?
Forum: Introductions 05-26-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By ronstory
Yes, they are amazing and I love mine. It has...

Yes, they are amazing and I love mine. It has allowed me to avoid deploying the dreaded cheater pipe many times. ;^)
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-26-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By ronstory
Happy to help. :) If you can find a long q-tip...

Happy to help. :) If you can find a long q-tip it work really to just coat the sides and you don't need to fully fill it. This allows it dry faster.

I'm sure there are some used nasal swabs in...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-25-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By ronstory
It may be easier to just buy the part from Ken. ...

It may be easier to just buy the part from Ken. :)

That said, if you had a machine shop center it to machine out the new hole, remind them to index it so you still have full access to the split...
Forum: General Interest 05-25-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By ronstory
... and another boat. My high school buddy had a...

... and another boat. My high school buddy had a Javelin, we often pointed out that you could see the lines of the Matador is it's design. :)

Begin the proud owner of three A4s... i think one...
Forum: Electrical 05-25-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By ronstory
Well, at least that nut is now fully annealed. :D

Well, at least that nut is now fully annealed. :D
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-25-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By ronstory
The shaft-side hub looks to be a larger diameter...

The shaft-side hub looks to be a larger diameter than the blue one. If you redrilled it, would you have enough room to install the nut or bolt head?

Don't ask me why I know this. :rolleyes:
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-25-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By ronstory
Remove the bolt and carefully fill with thicken...

Remove the bolt and carefully fill with thicken resin or epoxy and let set and dry. Then drill out a hole so it is sized for the bolt minus the threads and then install the bolt.

If it is too...
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