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Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
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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: 35,684
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: 253
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: 492
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: 492
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: 610
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: 610
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: 610
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: 610
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: 617
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: 428
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: 311
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: 425
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: 493
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: 1,517
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: 3,742
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: 431
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: 260
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: 378
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: 1,599
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: 3,742
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: 507
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...
Forum: Introductions 07-05-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By Sam
Might have put impellor in "backwards" and not...

Might have put impellor in "backwards" and not sealing on pump backplate. Will look like pretty good flow but will not be enough to continuously cool engine. Impellor has tiny little dimples...
Forum: Cooling System 06-19-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Sam
We have a short season in Chicago and I am on my...

We have a short season in Chicago and I am on my second water pump in 40+ years [with some shaft scoring]. I use common white waterproof lithium grease, fill cup at beginning of season and turn till...
Forum: Safety 06-13-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 37,107
Posted By Sam
In Chicago I change mine [oberdofer] every 3...

In Chicago I change mine [oberdofer] every 3 seasons, about 60 -75 hrs total on early model A4 I always [slowly and carefully] take the impellor and shaft out over winter layup and find this extends...
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