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Forum: Cooling System 11-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By edwardc
Yes, you have a breech. The water puts out the...

Yes, you have a breech. The water puts out the fire, which is why it runs better with the water blocked off. Though possible, I think the gasket is unlikely to have been affected by the acid. More...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the...

Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the effort it took to type it. Keep up the good work.


TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By CajunSpike
Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the...

Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the failed piston.

When a piston fails, the metal shards get bounced around inside the engine. These shards can cause further damage as they...
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By ndutton
This is easily solved but must be done carefully....

This is easily solved but must be done carefully. Please describe as accurately and candidly as possible your ignition timing experience and skills. Rotating the distributor so the plug wire posts...
Forum: Fuel System 10-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Al Schober
The mechanical fuel pump is driven off the...

The mechanical fuel pump is driven off the camshaft by a short push rod, which pushes the diaphragm up and a spring returns it. The priming lever does the same. If the engine stopped in the...
Forum: General Interest 10-15-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Administrator
It seems I may not have a second career as a...

It seems I may not have a second career as a travel agent. :(

In the interest of full disclosure re the pushback on Natty Boh, I confess that I drink wine out of a box (which becomes just a bag...
Forum: Overhaul 09-27-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By roadnsky
You don't have to remove the water pump to get to...

You don't have to remove the water pump to get to the AD bolts.
Here's a pic of the cavity with the AD removed and you can see the water pump.
(See pics)



You also do NOT need to remove the...
Forum: Cooling System 09-25-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Don Moyer
Leak in valve chamber

In each of the 3 or 4 cases that we've seen these leaks ourselves, Universal had drilled and tapped the flaws to 1/4" NPT pipe threads and then installed an Allen headed plain steel pipe plug. The...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-18-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
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: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,023
Posted By sdemore
I'm watching this whole thing and it's like a...

I'm watching this whole thing and it's like a pissing contest. I had never heard of an A4 a year and a half ago and mine arrived fully disassembled and in cardboard boxes. By listening to the...
Forum: Good Guys 09-05-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Grant
Low cost compression testers are available in...

Low cost compression testers are available in most auto parts stores or even cheaper on Amazon. It is a simple procedure to do. A dwell meter will tell you the condition of your points very easily...
Forum: Ignition System 08-25-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Don Moyer
Azazzera. Since you asked, here's a link to an...

Azazzera. Since you asked, here's a link to an online calculator that will help you determine the way resistance varies with temperature: http://www.endmemo.com/physics/resistt.php You basically...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-07-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,443
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up To make sure I contribute to the thread, I have...

To make sure I contribute to the thread, I have the same experience as Tom. You can keep the engine running supplying only 9-10 volts or so to the coil. (I did this with resistors in series ahead of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-05-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,443
Posted By ndutton
I was referring to excessive coil heat, the...

I was referring to excessive coil heat, the reason you're fabricating a heat sink.

Maybe but we have no evidence that's true. We hear about original coils lasting for decades.
Our experience...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-03-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,443
Posted By ndutton
No, not quite. I've never subscribed to the...

No, not quite. I've never subscribed to the factory coil location as contributing to coil failure because of a history of tens of thousands of engines that ran their entire lives with the coil...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-21-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By ndutton
I didn't have an opinion either way Steve, crack...

I didn't have an opinion either way Steve, crack or no crack. However, the area of the head under the alternator bracket is notorious for cracks. Maybe another pressure test, soapy water spray...
Forum: General Interest 07-06-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By Marty Levenson
blow-by

"As well a suggestion to address my excessive smoke caused by the engine blow by..."

Please share.....?
Forum: General Interest 06-29-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By Mo
I can speak for 4

That's funny. I helped to get 4 running at our club. All but one of them were new boat owners that bought their boats last season and didn't winterize them to the level that I'd call adequate.

1....
Forum: Electrical 06-21-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By ndutton
Pictures of Tom's choke actuator

Pictures of Tom's choke actuator
Forum: Fuel System 06-20-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,771
Posted By Don Moyer
Oil consumption

We have very little history of unusually high oil consumption being reported. In case it helps your perspective, I can report that before I rebuilt it, the Atomic 4 in our first sailboat (our...
Forum: C&C 06-18-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mo
It will depend on what you call cruising speed. I...

It will depend on what you call cruising speed. I will try help you out here.

1. Bottom Clean
2. 2 or 3 blade prop.
3. Wind Conditions
4. Current.

I would expect the C&C 33 to cruise at...
Forum: C&C 06-18-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By Dave Neptune
It's prop load

I had an E35-MkII direct drive and cruised between 2100 (12") & 2300(8"). If in a hurry I'd bump her up to 2500 @ 4" of vac.

It is more important to be concerned about the "load" on the engine due...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By roadnsky
I'm late to the party but here are my clean pics...

I'm late to the party but here are my clean pics of Tom's current model.

I hope to have a dirty pic at the end of the month when I do the oil change... :p
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By ndutton
Here is Tom's current version, clean and dirty. ...

Here is Tom's current version, clean and dirty. Tom graciously gave me an early version. The only modification I made was to remove the top locking nut, countersink the top of the oil plug, weld...
Forum: Fuel System 06-14-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,771
Posted By ndutton
Please repeat the same test with the fuel fill...

Please repeat the same test with the fuel fill cap removed taking care that no deck water enters (a Catalina 30-specific risk).
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