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Forum: General Maintenance 07-10-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By Al Schober
By any chance, are you measuring shaft RPM with...

By any chance, are you measuring shaft RPM with the reversing gear in neutral? Just the oil drag in the clutch pack could be giving you ~100 RPM with the engine turning many times faster.
I use an...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-10-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Al Schober
The black tube needs to be fixed at both ends,...

The black tube needs to be fixed at both ends, and the rod (attached to the knob) needs to slide freely through the tube. Usual failure mode is corrosion of the rod and the tube. If the rod still...
Forum: General Interest 07-07-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Al Schober
Paul, First step is to let the oil soak a bit. ...

Paul,
First step is to let the oil soak a bit. Give it a week or two to soak into the rings. While it soaking, you can think about a tool for turning the flywheel.
Impacting the piston works best...
Forum: Electrical 07-06-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Al Schober
The rod in the solenoid attaches to the end of...

The rod in the solenoid attaches to the end of the lever. After the solenoid and lever are removed as an assembly, the connection between the rod and the lever will be accessible - NOT before.
Forum: General Interest 07-06-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Al Schober
Technique is to remove the spark plugs and add a...

Technique is to remove the spark plugs and add a tablespoon (maybe 2) of oil to the cylinders. You are NOT trying to fill the cylinders - any such attempt will fail due to intake or exhaust valves...
Forum: General Interest 07-05-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Al Schober
Depends on how far the shaft was installed into...

Depends on how far the shaft was installed into the coupling before things were locked up. If the coupling was installed properly, you're looking at perhaps 1/8" - 1/4" max.
What are you using for...
Forum: Reversing Gear 07-05-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Al Schober
That 'pillow bearing' was probably original. My...

That 'pillow bearing' was probably original. My T30 (#173) had one. The pre-purchase survey said it needed grease, which I did. Not long after, I noticed the prop bearing was loose and pulled the...
Forum: Exhaust System 07-05-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,613
Posted By Al Schober
Simple solution? Rubber plug in the exhaust...

Simple solution? Rubber plug in the exhaust where it exits the transom. Start the engine and it blows out. Attach a line to it and you can use it again.
Forum: Overhaul 07-05-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Al Schober
As for degreasing, I use stuff from Home Depot...

As for degreasing, I use stuff from Home Depot called Zep Industrial Purple. Not sure if it's available in Canada. Follow directions and be really careful if you put an aluminum carb in it.
As for...
Forum: Reversing Gear 07-05-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Al Schober
First, I'd check shaft alignment. Loosen the...

First, I'd check shaft alignment. Loosen the shaft coupling and check clearances. Still thinking on how to check the pilot bearing..
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-05-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By Al Schober
In honesty, I don't know what that is. The three...

In honesty, I don't know what that is. The three terminals make me wonder.
An OPSS usually has two terminals. With no pressure applied, there's no contact between the two terminals. Applying oil...
Forum: Electrical 07-03-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Al Schober
Here's a photo of my solenoid. The arrow marked...

Here's a photo of my solenoid.
The arrow marked CS goes to a bolt that holds the solenoid lever. Remove this bolt as well as the two cap screws at the other arrows (with the dots) and the solenoid...
Forum: Reversing Gear 07-03-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Al Schober
The bar on the right is the reverse cam, Paragon...

The bar on the right is the reverse cam, Paragon OXKA-26. The other one (with the keyway) is the brace, OXKA-288.
The reverse cam moves fore/aft to tighten the brake band, which keeps the reversing...
Forum: Electrical 07-02-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Al Schober
Oh boy, a pig in a poke! Assume nothing. ...

Oh boy, a pig in a poke!
Assume nothing. Based on that bare hull valve I'd question a water supply for cooling. How's the exhaust? How's the fuel supply?
Good thing about the wiring being...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Al Schober
How about leaving the shift where it is and...

How about leaving the shift where it is and moving the throttle to the pedestal?
Forum: Cooling System 06-23-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Al Schober
Ah, yes - winterizing a garage. Have experience...

Ah, yes - winterizing a garage. Have experience with that..
Let me first assume the heat is only for a few hours a day.
First, plug up the drafts. Our 2 car has a loft above, and we had to block...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Al Schober
Agree - sounds like a PO has jury rigged a poor...

Agree - sounds like a PO has jury rigged a poor fix.
My '73 Tartan 30 had a Marmac control. I believe Marmac was bought out by Morse, so could originally have been a similar unit. Fortunately, I...
Forum: Cooling System 06-22-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Al Schober
Bummer! Looks like you're in the market for a...

Bummer! Looks like you're in the market for a replacement engine. Perhaps a short block from Moyer? Probably a 'poster picture' for why to go with glycol cooling.
Forum: Cooling System 06-21-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By Al Schober
I've never been a fan of external strainers on...

I've never been a fan of external strainers on the water inlet. I've had blockages in the past, and been able to clear them by removing the inlet hose and pushing a piece of dowel down through the...
Forum: Cooling System 06-20-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Al Schober
My engine (in sea water, heat exchanger, glycol...

My engine (in sea water, heat exchanger, glycol in engine) had a zinc in the bottom of the heat exchanger. Prior to installing the heat exchanger, sea water ran through the engine with no zinc.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-19-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By Al Schober
I really don't like the power tools from HF -...

I really don't like the power tools from HF - they're noisy and poorly balanced. I threw away the angle grinder from HF and bought a Bosch. The only HF power tool I have left is one of those...
Forum: Reversing Gear 06-15-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Al Schober
I modified my reverse cam so the gear would stay...

I modified my reverse cam so the gear would stay in reverse. I think the photos explain..
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 06-15-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By Al Schober
Selling my Spare Engine

Here's a link to the Craigslist listing:

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/bpo/d/uncasville-marine-engine-atomic-4-four/7142085046.html
Forum: Overhaul 06-05-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Al Schober
Agree. Flat face goes toward you as you put the...

Agree. Flat face goes toward you as you put the gear on the cam. This provides a good seat for the lockwasher and nut. Observe the match marks to the gear on the crankshaft, and don't forget the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-01-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Al Schober
Listen to your wife. Talk to her, what are her...

Listen to your wife. Talk to her, what are her desires for your future together?
You may love your Cat 30 and your A4. Give your wife priority for a while. See what she wants.
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