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Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By zellerj
Mine does not have to be held in place. Stays...

Mine does not have to be held in place. Stays put once I pull the level back. My shift lever is near the floor and not on a pedestal.
Forum: Cooling System 05-09-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By zellerj
Get a IR temp gun and shoot it around the block. ...

Get a IR temp gun and shoot it around the block. Where is it hottest? The temp sender does not give you the whole story, so take temp readings of the head etc.

Could be that crude is wrapped...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-06-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By zellerj
Some tanks are monel, that will last forever -...

Some tanks are monel, that will last forever - just clean it out.

Some tanks are aluminum - they develop pin hole leaks after a while - best to replace them.

Some tanks are stainless - clean...
Forum: Fuel System 05-03-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By zellerj
How about plug wires? Can they be the culprit? ...

How about plug wires? Can they be the culprit? You did not mention wires in your initial post.

You also did not mention condenser. Sometimes they can screw up after getting warm.
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-29-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 39,040
Posted By zellerj
Sometimes the source of crap in the carb is the...

Sometimes the source of crap in the carb is the filter itself. One listmate a while ago cut open a metal polishing filter and found that the metal was corroded into a white powder, that plugged up...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-22-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By zellerj
I think that cold damp winters are hard on...

I think that cold damp winters are hard on electrical connections. A layer of corrosion forms and resistance increases. This includes the points if you still have them. I would make every...
Forum: General Interest 04-19-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By zellerj
Check out your gas tank. My aluminum tank...

Check out your gas tank. My aluminum tank developed pin holes that slowly leaked gas. Never found any gas in the bilge because it evaporated as fast as it leaked. Old gas tanks should be inspected...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-16-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By zellerj
Sometimes the inner portion of the exhaust hose...

Sometimes the inner portion of the exhaust hose collapses and closes off the hose, but it looks perfectly fine on the outside. To check for this, some people attempt to start the engine with the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-15-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By zellerj
If you have spark, clean fuel, and clear exhaust,...

If you have spark, clean fuel, and clear exhaust, the only two things left are 1) compression and 2) timing. The spark has to happen at top of the compression stroke when both the intake and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-09-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By zellerj
The fact that the distributor cap has screws...

The fact that the distributor cap has screws instead of clips means that it is a marine cap. It is not kosher to have a clip dizzy cap on a boat.
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-09-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By zellerj
Clean and dry fuel?

Clean and dry fuel?
Forum: General Interest 03-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,298
Posted By zellerj
Trevor, what is the copper pipe above the starter...

Trevor, what is the copper pipe above the starter for?
Forum: General Maintenance 01-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By zellerj
Keep flame and spark sources away from it and you...

Keep flame and spark sources away from it and you will be fine. Isopropanol is less flammable than gas (it has a higher flash point), but more flammable than kerosene. It should be relatively safe...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-03-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By zellerj
I would add a couple quarts of isopropanol,...

I would add a couple quarts of isopropanol, otherwise known as rubbing alcohol Isopropanol will dissolve both water and oil.
Forum: Cooling System 11-10-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By zellerj
They should be tight. Use your calibrated elbow,...

They should be tight. Use your calibrated elbow, tighten until tight, then go 1/8th turn more.
Forum: Overhaul 10-30-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By zellerj
HI McQ I always enjoy reading your posts...

HI McQ

I always enjoy reading your posts but now i am confused. Please fill us in on your story. I thought you rebuilt this engine a long time ago and are just now telling your story in a very...
Forum: Cooling System 10-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By zellerj
Wow!! Never thought of doing that. Curious how...

Wow!! Never thought of doing that. Curious how you do this. Do you hang the bucket outside by the exhaust exit? And run a long hose from the bucket back to the water pump?
Forum: Cooling System 10-26-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By zellerj
Be aware than circulating the water output into a...

Be aware than circulating the water output into a bucket may melt your muffler if you don't have water injected into the hot exhaust gases. I melted my fiberglass water lift muffler doing this.
Forum: General Interest 10-12-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By zellerj
when summer cold - just a couple of seconds with...

when summer cold - just a couple of seconds with full choke, then no choke upon starting.
when spring/fall cold - takes two attempts, so 5 to 10 seconds and leave choke full for a little longer
Forum: General Interest 09-26-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By zellerj
How about using one of these, that I just...

How about using one of these, that I just purchased based on a post by Neil.
...
Forum: General Interest 09-20-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By zellerj
I think your plan will work. I would not worry...

I think your plan will work. I would not worry about sag in the mast, they are pretty resilient. One end can easily be lifted by one person, so your wagon has a good chance of handling the load...
Forum: Overhaul 08-31-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By zellerj
The dizzy goes in the hole shown on picture...

The dizzy goes in the hole shown on picture number 2 of Jerry's post so it needs to be removed but not before the orientation of the rotor is noted in accordance with the excellent instructions and...
Forum: Fuel System 08-11-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By zellerj
could also be a pin hole leak in the pick up...

could also be a pin hole leak in the pick up tube, or some air leak in the supply side.

Jim
Forum: Exhaust System 07-16-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By zellerj
Without a muffler, it would be really loud. Why...

Without a muffler, it would be really loud. Why do you want to do this, a muffler is pretty cheap. I have been using the cheapo Vetus for 18 years - no issues. They are only $120 or so.

Is it...
Forum: Overhaul 07-11-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By zellerj
There are two other ways to get water in the oil...

There are two other ways to get water in the oil pan - from the exhaust system:

1) over cranking with the seacock open so that water fills the water lift muffler - and exhaust manifold - without...
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