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Forum: Cooling System 01-03-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Sam
Wow, I like the idea of "taping" the rotor to the...

Wow, I like the idea of "taping" the rotor to the housing. All these decades I have just been marking the rotor position with a little tape - duh!! I must be loosing it. If I then thought I needed...
Forum: Polls 12-31-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 37,329
Posted By Sam
I have virgin early model A4 and have always had...

I have virgin early model A4 and have always had "mechanical" oil pressure gauge with connected copper tubing w/compression fittings. Gauge is on cockpit wall exposed to weather during the season. ...
Forum: Cooling System 12-29-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Sam
I think you talking about the short 3/8 in curved...

I think you talking about the short 3/8 in curved copper pipe coming off the water pump to water inlet. My A4 is early model and has two right angle compression fittings just aft of the...
Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Sam
I have tried multiple oil extractors over the...

I have tried multiple oil extractors over the years - most work well except I never had much luck with the pumps attached to a hand power drill. I have changed oil a couple times a season for...
Forum: Polls 11-06-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,925
Posted By Sam
IlLikeRust 's A4 pictures are "early model" using...

IlLikeRust 's A4 pictures are "early model" using zenith carb with verticle flame arrestor, prestolite distributor w/condenser on outside and "hidden" oil dipstick. It is identical to my 1966 in a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Sam
My bet is on the timing due to the backfire. I...

My bet is on the timing due to the backfire. I had a similar problem one time after cleaning my distributor [points] thought I put back in the same position - was way off and getting a backfire. ...
Forum: General Interest 11-01-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Sam
FYI, Costco has Interstate wet cell marine dual...

FYI, Costco has Interstate wet cell marine dual purpose [deep cycle/starting] for about $100 all in at about 50lbs. I got Optimal AGM marine dual purpose [blue top] on ebay, free delivery no tax at...
Forum: General Interest 10-30-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Sam
I sprang for an Optima D34M AGM batteries, about...

I sprang for an Optima D34M AGM batteries, about 10 lbs lighter than wet cell, smaller case with more CCA's. Works fine with std alternator. Much easier to wrangle into tight spaces and hauling up a...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-21-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Sam
I am not sure of all the A4 variants over time...

I am not sure of all the A4 variants over time but I have a "virgin" 1966 early model [I think they ended in 1969] in my Morgan 34 and I help a few friends with their 70's late models. The moyer...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-21-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Sam
Ok - this looks like early model block with late...

Ok - this looks like early model block with late model head and exhaust manifold. I have an early model A4 and the oil fill [not a round spring loaded cap] is a rectangular hinged flip cap port side...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Sam
I just checked my 1991 Universal A4 parts list...

I just checked my 1991 Universal A4 parts list manual and the last page states "serial number 175503 [and higher] - "First engine with new style block- Front oil fill" Sounds like it should be...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-19-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Sam
I doubt it but may be you have an early model -...

I doubt it but may be you have an early model - is the fly wheel cover cast or sheet metal. If it is an early model the oil goes into a small 'flip cover" just to the rear and left of the...
Forum: General Interest 10-12-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 773
Posted By Sam
It seems to me that I remember reading a past...

It seems to me that I remember reading a past thread from our west coast engineering guru [which I always find educational] that due the "updraft" A4 carb design that a cold start with adequate choke...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 09-17-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Sam
Am I mistaken or are these some "early model...

Am I mistaken or are these some "early model parts" - zenith carb and prestolite distributor or "late model" Bendix and Delco. Oil cap is late model sitting on cover plate I think? I could use if...
Forum: Ignition System 09-03-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Sam
Very cool. Only thing I can add is that on this...

Very cool. Only thing I can add is that on this site you will either "learn" or get "entertained".
Forum: General Interest 09-03-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Sam
Don't want to take anything away from the more...

Don't want to take anything away from the more robust Facet model that Moyer sells but I used the same Facet "cube" model mounted on bulkhead [lower than tank and at 45 degrees] for 20 seasons and...
Forum: Electrical 08-21-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Sam
My old Morgan is on mooring can for 40+ years so...

My old Morgan is on mooring can for 40+ years so I have to rely on the alternator to charge batteries. Alternator was upgraded and rebuilt to 55+ amps years ago. For the last 10 yrs have had one...
Forum: Ignition System 08-11-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By Sam
Some good advice has been given here I am going...

Some good advice has been given here I am going to highlight something specific that has bee mentioned previously. Separate the "boat part" from the "engine part" and read Don's "non -start...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-03-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,257
Posted By Sam
Just to back up guru ndutton I have had early...

Just to back up guru ndutton I have had early model 1966 A4 for 40+ years still with points [little prestolite distributor]... it's old school but that's what I know. In the past the engine mounted...
Forum: General Interest 07-30-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Sam
9 yrs ago a hairline crack and a fouled auto...

9 yrs ago a hairline crack and a fouled auto bilge pump caused my Morgan 34 to "sink" about half way completely submerging the engine - similar to your problem. I got a gas pump on board and...
Forum: Cooling System 07-14-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Sam
I carefully use small needle nose pliers and...

I carefully use small needle nose pliers and gently pull on different fins with shaft attached. I do this prior to every winter layup. I would suggest that you deburr or round off all sharp shaft...
Forum: General Interest 07-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Sam
I have similar boat and vintage - 1966 Morgan 34...

I have similar boat and vintage - 1966 Morgan 34 and have always had two deep cycle batteries alternating between starting and house. Used different batteries over the years and have had good luck...
Forum: Introductions 07-12-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,778
Posted By Sam
I think our west coast guru ndutton zeroed in on...

I think our west coast guru ndutton zeroed in on the real issue of your current overheating. Couple of thoughts - I have 1966 early model A4, Morgan 34, which has been in fresh water Lake Michigan...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-12-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,257
Posted By Sam
$20 US buys a good one on EBAY _ Russell,...

$20 US buys a good one on EBAY _ Russell, Marshall, Jeggs etc. I bought "Marshall" 0 to 15psi since it was stainless case w/real glass lens this year. I chose "liquid filled" [vs air filled] and it...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Sam
Your "Holly" pump is either a knockoff or a...

Your "Holly" pump is either a knockoff or a rebranding of the Facet posiflow pump 42S. My friends boat has the Facet version [About $50US] mounted on the engine in place of the original mechanical...
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