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Forum: General Interest 11-17-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Al Schober
For ToddMJ, Go to the library and get a book...

For ToddMJ,
Go to the library and get a book (or two) on small engine repair. Basic lawn mower engine stuff. The Atomic 4 is basically a big lawnmower engine. Yeah, it's got 4 cylinders and...
Forum: Cooling System 11-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Al Schober
This problem of the fluid following the...

This problem of the fluid following the root/crest of the threads is also an issue for the water jacket cover plate and the fasteners for the aft end of the reversing gear. With the water jacket,...
Forum: Polls 11-05-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,433
Posted By Al Schober
Maybe it is a 'Bristol' thing. I used to own a...

Maybe it is a 'Bristol' thing. I used to own a 38' Bristol trawler (twin Perkins 6-354s) that also had the deep bilge with the pump on the end of a stick. Thought it was a nice design and saw no...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,362
Posted By Al Schober
We've had 'pin-ups of the month'. Perhaps it's...

We've had 'pin-ups of the month'. Perhaps it's time to start a 'chamber of horrors' with the photo in Post #15?
Forum: General Interest 10-31-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By Al Schober
Barbara, Forget the hand crank. Buy a Gp 24...

Barbara,
Forget the hand crank. Buy a Gp 24 starting battery.
Hard starting can have several causes. Off the top of my head, a) prime the float bowl in the carb. With a mechanical fuel pump,...
Forum: Fuel System 10-28-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Al Schober
The choke cable does not have anything special on...

The choke cable does not have anything special on the engine end. Just the cut-off sleeve and the cut-off wire. Hardware to hold both is part of the carb.
Agree with Neil. You may be able to pull...
Forum: General Interest 10-21-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Al Schober
The other plaque they were looking for was...

The other plaque they were looking for was probably the garbage discharge plaque. No discharge of such and such within so many miles/furlongs/yards of shore.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-21-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Al Schober
The serial number you're giving is from the...

The serial number you're giving is from the engine that donated the flywheel cover. You need to find the serial number on the block. Look on the side behind the manifold, just aft of the flywheel...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Al Schober
Definately looks like a 'mixed' motor - where is...

Definately looks like a 'mixed' motor - where is the S/N stamped? Photo? Looks like mostly late model stuff, but the oil fill should be 'right there'.
BTW, you'll want to get rid of that 'trailer'...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-20-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Al Schober
Ed has it right. I've done this job - not hard. ...

Ed has it right. I've done this job - not hard. Just keep all the rotating parts of the transmission together. Take your direct drive transmission and transplant it complete into the replacement...
Forum: General Interest 10-20-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Al Schober
Old engines used the cast cover - with a...

Old engines used the cast cover - with a different starter, flywheel, and flywheel housing. I believe the new starter uses flywheels which are a slight bit bigger, hence the housing was made bigger....
Forum: Fuel System 10-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Al Schober
The mechanical fuel pump is driven off the...

The mechanical fuel pump is driven off the camshaft by a short push rod, which pushes the diaphragm up and a spring returns it. The priming lever does the same. If the engine stopped in the...
Forum: General Interest 10-16-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Al Schober
I see the motivation - he likes the cast cover! ...

I see the motivation - he likes the cast cover!
Try it and see if it fits.
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Al Schober
STRONGLY recommend that you change to studs and...

STRONGLY recommend that you change to studs and nuts for this connection.
Studs should be non-corrosive: stainless is good. The Moyer kit for this job uses stainless studs. Some have done it...
Forum: Overhaul 10-10-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Al Schober
I've scrapped blocks that looked better than...

I've scrapped blocks that looked better than than. Forget it..
Forum: Exhaust System 09-13-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Al Schober
I think we agree. If your engine is in the...

I think we agree.
If your engine is in the basement and your exhaust has to go out through the front door, you have two choices.
One is the water lift. Use the exhaust to pump the water.
Second...
Forum: General Interest 09-12-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Al Schober
joe, I beg to differ with you about ethanol...

joe,
I beg to differ with you about ethanol fuel being ruined.
If you mix ethanol gas with water, the gas and water don't mix but the ethanol from the gas goes into the water. This leaves you with...
Forum: General Interest 09-12-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Al Schober
I'd go for it. Remember, a little iron makes a...

I'd go for it. Remember, a little iron makes a LOT of rust. These engines usually rot out from the inside where coolant washes away the corrosion deposits. A good check for remaining sound metal...
Forum: General Interest 09-12-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Al Schober
The A4 is a good engine. Towing insurance is...

The A4 is a good engine.
Towing insurance is something your bro should consider. Not expensive, and could save him a BIG bill.
Forum: Exhaust System 09-12-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Al Schober
Back again. I've never had a boat with a water...

Back again. I've never had a boat with a water lift. Perhaps joe or ed could explain why they're so good. I can only see them adding back pressure.
Forum: General Interest 09-12-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Al Schober
Welcome to the forum! All good advice so far. ...

Welcome to the forum!
All good advice so far. You have a list to address before running the engine.
Have you considered getting a tow across the bay?
Forum: Exhaust System 09-11-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Al Schober
OK, I'll jump in here. First, I've never used a...

OK, I'll jump in here.
First, I've never used a mixing elbow like the brown thing. There's a history of them here on the forum getting clogged. Is yours new or is it a used (questionable) unit...
Forum: General Interest 09-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Al Schober
Just for comfort, I'd take a tablespoon of the...

Just for comfort, I'd take a tablespoon of the stuff you pumped out and make sure it burns. Eliminate the chance you pumped out 5 gallons of clear rainwater.
Forum: Good Guys 09-04-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Al Schober
Your black plugs sound like an issue with worn...

Your black plugs sound like an issue with worn rings. What's the history on this engine? Are you getting smoke in the cabin?
The restore/replace issue has been discussed extensively on this forum....
Forum: Cooling System 08-20-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Al Schober
Mike, With the stud broken off, I'd replace the...

Mike,
With the stud broken off, I'd replace the sending unit. Those unit tend to be pretty tight in the head, and I'd recommend using a 6 point socket and a 1/2" drive breaker bar to remove the...
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