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Forum: Reversing Gear 10-15-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By jcwright
Hello ajgaines. Yes, it should be possible...

Hello ajgaines.

Yes, it should be possible to remove the key. If your key resembles mine, it is beveled on the side that is set into the shaft. Vice grips and penetrating oil may help. If the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-26-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By jcwright
Hello Artj. As a fellow Tartan 34 owner, one...

Hello Artj.

As a fellow Tartan 34 owner, one of your comments got my attention, namely, that the carb is difficult to remove due to the very tight engine compartment.

I agree that there isnít...
Forum: Electrical 09-20-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By jcwright
A review of an hour/tach that resembles yours...

A review of an hour/tach that resembles yours notes the following:

"They always work on one cylinder engines. With multi-cylinder engines they often pick up signals from more than one cylinder."...
Forum: Cooling System 09-18-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By jcwright
Hello. I found wires like the ones shown in...

Hello.

I found wires like the ones shown in your photos inside my block as well. Some were still attached as shown in your second photo. Other bits were loose at the bottom of the cooling...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-16-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By jcwright
Just in case your phone consultant didn't mention...

Just in case your phone consultant didn't mention it, please make sure you re-torque the head nuts in the proper sequence and ft-pound increments. I should also mention that the practice of re-using...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-10-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By jcwright
Hello ajgaines. I hesitate to give advice...

Hello ajgaines.

I hesitate to give advice to anyone on how to prioritize work on his or her boat. A compromise that's acceptable to one person might give nightmares to another.

But since you...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-09-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By jcwright
Hello ajgaines. Below is a comment from Don...

Hello ajgaines.

Below is a comment from Don Moyer on back pressure, from a 2011 thread on a similar issue. Perhaps this is of some help with your situation.

best regards,

jack.

Moyer's...
Forum: Overhaul 09-07-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By jcwright
My recollection is that is is possible to get a...

My recollection is that is is possible to get a socket on the nuts in question. In my case I had to find a socket that would fit in order to use a torque wrench when reassembling the engine. I'm not...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-28-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By jcwright
Hello Splashlog. The suggestion about...

Hello Splashlog.

The suggestion about closing the water intake is that, with certain types of exhaust systems, excessive cranking without starting can lead to water back-siphoning into the engine....
Forum: Exhaust System 08-21-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By jcwright
Hello Ajgaines. I've replaced the hot...

Hello Ajgaines.

I've replaced the hot section of my exhaust (on a Tartan 34c) twice over the last 20-odd years, both times with black iron, not stainless. The first time, which was shortly after...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-17-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By jcwright
Dan is correct regarding the video in entry...

Dan is correct regarding the video in entry #6óthat stall occurred *after running* in forward. The only other thread I could find that comes close to the current puzzle is from Ď08. (Unfortunately I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-14-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By jcwright
Hello Gary. Here is a link to a thread...

Hello Gary.

Here is a link to a thread describing a stalling problem that may be helpful. At entry #45 the owner found the solution:
...
Forum: General Interest 07-05-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By jcwright
Hello CC. I see youíve already received...

Hello CC.

I see youíve already received advice from others on rebuilding vs replacing your A4. To help you estimate costs, I will PM you my spreadsheet of all the parts (with MMI catalog...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-22-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By jcwright
Hello. In the second of your two video...

Hello.

In the second of your two video clips, it appears that the actuating bar (aka 'cam') is not properly installed. A photo of the correct installation can be found in the following forum...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-17-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,465
Posted By jcwright
Below is a link to a 2005 thread in which Don...

Below is a link to a 2005 thread in which Don Moyer comments on turning the engine using the prop shaft. FWIW, my own experience is that it is not difficult to rotate the engine using the prop shaft...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-13-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By jcwright
Hello Mel. The forum thread linked below...

Hello Mel.

The forum thread linked below (starting in 2011 I think) provides a helpful conversation about the purpose of the vented cap and the trade-offs involved in modifications to it:
...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-27-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 83,333
Posted By jcwright
Hello Paul. Here is a link to Moyer's...

Hello Paul.

Here is a link to Moyer's checklist for spring startup:

http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628

Jack.
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-17-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By jcwright
I can give your FW cooling kit a good home--a...

I can give your FW cooling kit a good home--a recently rebuilt A4 that has been waiting for this upgrade. Pictures would be appreciated.

best regards,

Jack.
Forum: Ericson 01-27-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 28,610
Posted By jcwright
Hello Bill. In case you find it helpful,...

Hello Bill.

In case you find it helpful, here are the instructions that Moyer provides with the rebuild kit available in the MMI catalog:
...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By jcwright
My experience with a similar situation is only a...

My experience with a similar situation is only a sample of 1, but perhaps worth sharing.

I put up with stiff shifting for years, thinking the resistance was normal. I learned it wasn't normal...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-07-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By jcwright
FWIW, a T fitting like the one in your second...

FWIW, a T fitting like the one in your second photo was also part of the hot section on our 34c. I don't know whether this was the original setup or the work of a PO. I included a new T each time I...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-06-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By jcwright
Romantic Comedy makes an important point about...

Romantic Comedy makes an important point about the flex in this system.

Our T34c (#266) had the original engine bed (glass over mahogany) with the engine rigidly mounted by 4 hanger bolts. ...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-06-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By jcwright
Hello Tar34. Iíve replaced the hot section...

Hello Tar34.

Iíve replaced the hot section in our T34c twiceóonce about 20 years ago when we bought the boat, and again a couple of years ago when I removed the engine to overhaul it.

The...
Forum: General Interest 09-22-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By jcwright
Tools for rebuild

Good morning Sealevelsound.

Two years ago I rebuilt our A4. I have several tools I got just for this job, including engine stand, stud extractors, ring compressors and honing kit, etc. I'm near...
Forum: General Interest 08-31-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By jcwright
Hanger bolts

When I built a new engine bed on our Tartan 34C, I was unable to find an exact match to the lag bolts I removed. The bolts that were the closest match were:

Hamilton Marine Hanger bolt BRZ .38 x...
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