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Forum: General Interest Today, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 310
Posted By Dave Neptune
Thumbs up A good engine is a maintenence CHOICE

Most all marine engines are great what is not so great with these engines is how they were maintained not who built them;).

Proper maintenance equals longevity!!!!

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By Dave Neptune
Edward, I agree. I see at least 2 coils missing...

Edward, I agree. I see at least 2 coils missing and a buggered end under the retainer cap. Makes me wonder where the pieces are:(.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: General Interest 11-11-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 310
Posted By Dave Neptune
Joe, I agree that the heat is no big deal. It is...

Joe, I agree that the heat is no big deal. It is the temp of the box that is the concern. You probably were in the early stages of "vapor lock" conditions. Vapor in the pump will not pump thus the...
Forum: General Interest 11-11-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 310
Posted By Dave Neptune
Ric ptII

Ric, are the plugs screwed in?

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: General Interest 11-11-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 310
Posted By Dave Neptune
Rick, did you adjust the valves? I would check...

Rick, did you adjust the valves? I would check clearances before doing anything else.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: General Interest 11-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 310
Posted By Dave Neptune
Joe, I too have found old impellers laying around...

Joe, I too have found old impellers laying around in the past. The last couple of changes I bought 2 new ones and discarded the rest. When it is time to "rebuild" do to time not a calamity I discard...
Forum: Fuel System 10-29-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Dave Neptune
You have an OB shifter/throttle after market...

You have an OB shifter/throttle after market cable. And it is not even set in a way as to work. It should have a "solid end" that the cable passes through and is clampable!!! Your's is just cut off...
Forum: Fuel System 10-27-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Dave Neptune
When you "rebuilt" did you remove and replace the...

When you "rebuilt" did you remove and replace the plunger that pushes on the pump arm?

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: General Maintenance 10-22-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Dave Neptune
Exclamation It looks like the location of the prop may have...

It looks like the location of the prop may have been changed. There is good clearance on the bottom of the prop but none at the top.

Do you know if it has been "raised" by "the or a previous...
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Dave Neptune
Lightbulb Easy process

sloopysails, do you have access to t timing lite? Does the engine run well? And have you checked the centrifugal advance?

Do you have a grease pencil or a piece of chalk?

The process of re...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 539
Posted By Dave Neptune
Neil, old motor and poor compression. EI, manual...

Neil, old motor and poor compression. EI, manual FP, PCV and stock plugs @.040".

Warm start after running within 4~5 hours choke on 2~3 seconds and she purred. Release choke immediately.

Cold...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Dave Neptune
Grade 8 is a good choice as it is a more similar...

Grade 8 is a good choice as it is a more similar metal than SS. Goop them up with Aviation grade Permatex and it will last many more years than the std bolts did uncoated. The harder grd 8 will...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-25-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Dave Neptune
Renegade, 1 oz per gallon is what I used which is...

Renegade, 1 oz per gallon is what I used which is 128:1 and always a clean exhaust.

I run my D/P Hemi Challenger (140,000 miles) and my Corvette (185,000 and pulled the engine still good running...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-24-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Dave Neptune
Renegade, good news. If you are using the MMO in...

Renegade, good news. If you are using the MMO in the fuel don't use anything else. When mixing mix at 100:1 max oil concentration. What were you mixing it at and any other additives? Also use regular...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-24-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By Dave Neptune
Renegade, once ALL of the above ignition...

Renegade, once ALL of the above ignition questions have been checked and verified good all should be well there. I have only one question to answer, what plugs are you using?

Indeed a sooty single...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-18-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Dave Neptune
Gregh, you are definitely loading the cylinders,...

Gregh, you are definitely loading the cylinders, probably to much prop.

If you have a timing light you can check for full advance of the c-advance mechanism. You should have full advance by...
Forum: General Interest 09-18-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Dave Neptune
Steve, sit by the mast when it is ready with a...

Steve, sit by the mast when it is ready with a free beer sign. Once a half dozen have showed up say it's up there and it's free if you help carry this mast up the hill:D. May need to BBQ something as...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,984
Posted By Dave Neptune
Question Gem555, I bought an A-4 that was seized while...

Gem555, I bought an A-4 that was seized while inside an E35 MkII. It took a week to get it running again and it did not fail me once in 34 years and is now serving the new owner.

Not a dis on you...
Forum: General Interest 09-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Dave Neptune
Greg, use 1/8" tubing and fittings just like the...

Greg, use 1/8" tubing and fittings just like the scavenge tube. Use an extra foot or so and the needle will calm down at idle.

Watch the gage as you increase and decrease throttle. Watching will...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,945
Posted By Dave Neptune
S & z, it could easily be the alternator kicking...

S & z, it could easily be the alternator kicking in and out. Check the charging levels during the next episode. You can also disable the alt via the belt or unplugging the "exciting" wire to see if...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-31-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Dave Neptune
I have "brazed" far worse looking things. Really...

I have "brazed" far worse looking things. Really not a biggie.

If the "brazing" material builds up in the injection tube it can easily be drilled out.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Overhaul 08-28-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Dave Neptune
The gasket surfaces won't rust enough during...

The gasket surfaces won't rust enough during painting to worry about. The bit of color of the rust will pretty much just wipe off. These are hi nickel castings so rust is at a minimum for cast iron. ...
Forum: Ignition System 08-28-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Dave Neptune
Neil, if you can mark the accy pulley when #1 is...

Neil, if you can mark the accy pulley when #1 is firing you can replace the distributor in approximately the same place using the direction the rotor is pointed as another mark. Then you can just...
Forum: Fuel System 08-26-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Dave Neptune
Al, did you make sure the "fuel pump push rod"...

Al, did you make sure the "fuel pump push rod" was in place to actuate the pump?

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Electrical 08-25-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Dave Neptune
I the crack did not get it to fire I doubt you...

I the crack did not get it to fire I doubt you have spark at the plugs, especially if the plugs were dry. Did you smell gas on the plugs or emanating from the cylinders?

Next confirm spark at the...
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