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Forum: Fuel System 07-18-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By thatch
It's no accident that the sun is setting directly...

It's no accident that the sun is setting directly behind Jerry's bottle of bubbly. He's been around the block a few times.
Tom
Forum: Good Guys 07-17-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By thatch
I would think that the answer to this debate lies...

I would think that the answer to this debate lies somewhere in the middle. Since we're taking this engine "out of mothballs" all of it's functions should be "exercised". By this I mean, going from...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By thatch
Jerry, No need to apologize. Actually, adding a...

Jerry, No need to apologize. Actually, adding a direct route wire from a good source (battery) to the coil, is an easy thing to do and it will get the ignition switch and wiring out of the equation....
Forum: Overhaul 07-09-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By thatch
At $50 for a set of valve springs, the investment...

At $50 for a set of valve springs, the investment is almost a must. When you compare the old ones to a new one, you'll see what I mean.
Tom
Forum: Cooling System 07-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By thatch
One method while looking for "hidden" cracks or...

One method while looking for "hidden" cracks or breeches is to fill the water passages with shaving cream and then blow compressed air into the intake and exhaust ports. If you see bubbles, you've...
Forum: Cooling System 07-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By thatch
Mike, That is a very interesting breach. ...

Mike, That is a very interesting breach. Depending on the size and access to it, I'd be tempted to drill and tap it and install an Allen set screw. Sealing it with JB should keep it in place.
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Forum: General Interest 07-01-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By thatch
"She's a Beaut" Tom

"She's a Beaut"
Tom
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-25-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By thatch
If the roller is missing, there are two ways to...

If the roller is missing, there are two ways to remove and replace the brake band adjusting bolt. One method is to remove the upper half of the reversing gear housing, which involves considerable...
Forum: General Interest 06-24-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By thatch
WOW! Looking good Tom

WOW! Looking good

Tom
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By thatch
Since you have the forward clutch pack now...

Since you have the forward clutch pack now working, the next step I would take would be to align the tab on the brake band reversing bar into it's intended hole and tighten the reversing band...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By thatch
Looking closely at your videos in post #1, it...

Looking closely at your videos in post #1, it appears that the forward clutch-pack discs have come out of their drum. This most likely happened when the adjustment nut had been backed off of the...
Forum: Testing Protocols 06-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By thatch
Jerry, I'd love to recreate that evening again...

Jerry, I'd love to recreate that evening again sometime.
Tom
Forum: Reversing Gear 06-23-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By thatch
I agree with Al about leaving the old key in...

I agree with Al about leaving the old key in place. The important thing is to do a test fit to make sure that the new flange coupler will slide all the way onto the shaft and bottom out on the round...
Forum: Reversing Gear 06-22-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By thatch
The end of the key-way farthest away from us in...

The end of the key-way farthest away from us in the picture is actually rounded as a result of the machining process. If you use a small drift and your "smallest" hammer, you should be able to...
Forum: Testing Protocols 06-22-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By thatch
Thanks Neil, It' obvious that any number of...

Thanks Neil, It' obvious that any number of versions of this device can be made. I guess, ironically, that both Neil and I found the nice flat section of the lifting ring/alternator bracket, to be...
Forum: Ignition System 06-20-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By thatch
Knowing what caused that carnage is probably the...

Knowing what caused that carnage is probably the most important part of this thread. When something fails out of the blue, I have trouble sleeping until I have an acceptable answer. I'd look into...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By thatch
The irony to this situation is that the better...

The irony to this situation is that the better your cable system is working, the more likely you will have to hold it in reverse.
Tom
Forum: Cooling System 06-14-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 985
Posted By thatch
The easiest way that I know of to check for...

The easiest way that I know of to check for spark, is to simply use a "fifth" spark plug, laying on top of the motor. Just connect any of the four plug wires to it, and with the ignition on, crank...
Forum: General Interest 06-05-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By thatch
Tim, Excellent design and execution, love the...

Tim, Excellent design and execution, love the "adjustability"
Tom
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-02-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By thatch
Wisakedjack, Sorry it took so long for the light...

Wisakedjack, Sorry it took so long for the light to finally come on, but, since we're dealing with a Catalina-30 here, you may have a vacuum leak at the back end of the manifold. Here's how it...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-17-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,820
Posted By thatch
This is where some of the Catalina-30 guys can...

This is where some of the Catalina-30 guys can really help out. As you have already noticed, there is a kick panel blocking access to the flywheel area. Neil and I, and I assume others, have cut a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-13-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,820
Posted By thatch
New oil change method?

I think we may be on to something here, just tip the engine up on it's flywheel end and let the oil run out. As Jerry said, there is no oil seal on that end of the crankshaft.
Tom
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-12-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,820
Posted By thatch
Take it slow!

Infy, First off, welcome to the group, you have found the best place for "all things A4". Dave and Neil have given you sound advice on the "road back" on getting your engine back in service. As...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-24-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,790
Posted By thatch
For that short run, an un-reinforced hose will...

For that short run, an un-reinforced hose will work just fine. Have you considered lowering the hot section onto the water-lift first and then installing the flange bolts? Many of us prefer using...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-22-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,790
Posted By thatch
Bingo

With all of the information you have given us, I personally feel that the break in the hot section is at the root of the problem. The pumping dynamic between the exhaust pressure and the waterlift...
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