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Forum: Cooling System 03-07-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Sam
For decades my SOP has been after winter haul out...

For decades my SOP has been after winter haul out to carefully pull out the impeller & shaft, coat the shaft with light grease or oil, wrap in plastic and store. This provides a opportunity for...
Forum: Cooling System 03-02-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Sam
I set up a lady friends' 77 Catalina which had ...

I set up a lady friends' 77 Catalina which had gate valve on thru hole - very similar but instead of the cap added 6 in of galvanized pipe with another gate valve and barb to facilitate short piece...
Forum: Introductions 03-02-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Sam
Helpful if you determine if you have "early"...

Helpful if you determine if you have "early" model [about 1969 or before], late model [about 1970 or later] or some hybrid combining some of both. If oil cap is forward implies late model, if oil...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-26-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sam
When I'm "lazy" and have a carb bowl problem I...

When I'm "lazy" and have a carb bowl problem I spray some carb cleaner up through the bottom drain plug with the little tube and spray can cleans it out well and the float doesn't "stick" There are...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-25-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sam
Also, pulling and replacing a spark plug boot one...

Also, pulling and replacing a spark plug boot one at a time and noting rpm drop will not cause a problem. I do this every season to check valve operation etc. You will need a long Phillips head #2...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-25-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sam
I have just have a few minutes so I will have to...

I have just have a few minutes so I will have to be brief. I have had my early model 1966 A4 for the last 43 years here in Chicago and never needed rebuilding with original zenith carb and...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 02-05-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Sam
Well, if it helps anybody make a decision the A4...

Well, if it helps anybody make a decision the A4 which looks like a dug up artifact is an early model- something around 1965 or prior. Still has a lower front block drain plug so hopefully water...
Forum: Ignition System 01-23-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Sam
If you do not buy them from Moyer the lengths...

If you do not buy them from Moyer the lengths will not be ideal [longer]. Also, "right angle" caps/boots work out better if you need to reach/lean over the engine etc.
Forum: Reversing Gear 01-22-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Sam
I'll chime in a bit. Having an older heavy...

I'll chime in a bit. Having an older heavy displacement boat, 1966 Morgan 34, with a 3/4 keel somewhat similar to the Grampian you just can not expect make much headway in reverse. The reverse...
Forum: Cooling System 01-02-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Sam
Wow, I like the idea of "taping" the rotor to the...

Wow, I like the idea of "taping" the rotor to the housing. All these decades I have just been marking the rotor position with a little tape - duh!! I must be loosing it. If I then thought I needed...
Forum: Polls 12-31-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 38,135
Posted By Sam
I have virgin early model A4 and have always had...

I have virgin early model A4 and have always had "mechanical" oil pressure gauge with connected copper tubing w/compression fittings. Gauge is on cockpit wall exposed to weather during the season. ...
Forum: Cooling System 12-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Sam
I think you talking about the short 3/8 in curved...

I think you talking about the short 3/8 in curved copper pipe coming off the water pump to water inlet. My A4 is early model and has two right angle compression fittings just aft of the...
Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Sam
I have tried multiple oil extractors over the...

I have tried multiple oil extractors over the years - most work well except I never had much luck with the pumps attached to a hand power drill. I have changed oil a couple times a season for...
Forum: Polls 11-05-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 36,218
Posted By Sam
IlLikeRust 's A4 pictures are "early model" using...

IlLikeRust 's A4 pictures are "early model" using zenith carb with verticle flame arrestor, prestolite distributor w/condenser on outside and "hidden" oil dipstick. It is identical to my 1966 in a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Sam
My bet is on the timing due to the backfire. I...

My bet is on the timing due to the backfire. I had a similar problem one time after cleaning my distributor [points] thought I put back in the same position - was way off and getting a backfire. ...
Forum: General Interest 11-01-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Sam
FYI, Costco has Interstate wet cell marine dual...

FYI, Costco has Interstate wet cell marine dual purpose [deep cycle/starting] for about $100 all in at about 50lbs. I got Optimal AGM marine dual purpose [blue top] on ebay, free delivery no tax at...
Forum: General Interest 10-30-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Sam
I sprang for an Optima D34M AGM batteries, about...

I sprang for an Optima D34M AGM batteries, about 10 lbs lighter than wet cell, smaller case with more CCA's. Works fine with std alternator. Much easier to wrangle into tight spaces and hauling up a...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-21-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Sam
I am not sure of all the A4 variants over time...

I am not sure of all the A4 variants over time but I have a "virgin" 1966 early model [I think they ended in 1969] in my Morgan 34 and I help a few friends with their 70's late models. The moyer...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Sam
Ok - this looks like early model block with late...

Ok - this looks like early model block with late model head and exhaust manifold. I have an early model A4 and the oil fill [not a round spring loaded cap] is a rectangular hinged flip cap port side...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Sam
I just checked my 1991 Universal A4 parts list...

I just checked my 1991 Universal A4 parts list manual and the last page states "serial number 175503 [and higher] - "First engine with new style block- Front oil fill" Sounds like it should be...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-19-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Sam
I doubt it but may be you have an early model -...

I doubt it but may be you have an early model - is the fly wheel cover cast or sheet metal. If it is an early model the oil goes into a small 'flip cover" just to the rear and left of the...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 976
Posted By Sam
It seems to me that I remember reading a past...

It seems to me that I remember reading a past thread from our west coast engineering guru [which I always find educational] that due the "updraft" A4 carb design that a cold start with adequate choke...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 09-17-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Sam
Am I mistaken or are these some "early model...

Am I mistaken or are these some "early model parts" - zenith carb and prestolite distributor or "late model" Bendix and Delco. Oil cap is late model sitting on cover plate I think? I could use if...
Forum: Ignition System 09-03-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Sam
Very cool. Only thing I can add is that on this...

Very cool. Only thing I can add is that on this site you will either "learn" or get "entertained".
Forum: General Interest 09-03-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Sam
Don't want to take anything away from the more...

Don't want to take anything away from the more robust Facet model that Moyer sells but I used the same Facet "cube" model mounted on bulkhead [lower than tank and at 45 degrees] for 20 seasons and...
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