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Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 09-17-2018, 03:11 PM
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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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
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, 12:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 878
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, 02:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
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, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
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, 12:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,762
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
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 07-04-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,619
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...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-09-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Sam
I have always had "points" on my early model A4...

I have always had "points" on my early model A4 with "prestolite" distributor and when I have needed a coil quickly it has been NAPA IC14 [liquid filled] about $40. Tests out @ 4 ohms. After...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Sam
Had similar problem a few years ago, sudden...

Had similar problem a few years ago, sudden shutdown with difficult re-start and needed a little "rest" time. Old harbor pro suggested changing out the condenser - solved problem. Coil is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-03-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Sam
I think I am going to follow your lead and not...

I think I am going to follow your lead and not use Chicago marina gas anymore. For the river run I filled the tank from cans filled w/ top tier premium from nearby Costco. Sure looks like they go...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-02-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Sam
It is late spring here in Chicago and I would...

It is late spring here in Chicago and I would like to update all after my winter layup as a teaching moment to newer readers. Following the advise received I first drained my tank by jury rigging...
Forum: Cooling System 05-30-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Sam
Easy mistake to make [don't ask me how I know] is...

Easy mistake to make [don't ask me how I know] is the impellor is mounted on the shaft "backwards". Depending on the pump and the brand [I use oberdofer] the impellor has some very small protrusions...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-30-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Sam
Coil is a good place to start and I would replace...

Coil is a good place to start and I would replace the condenser. I had the same running/stopping/coolingstarting cycle a few years back and was advised to change the condenser after a week of doing...
Forum: Cooling System 05-30-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Sam
I'll add a little extra info since I have a 1966...

I'll add a little extra info since I have a 1966 early model A4 for the last 40 yrs. I learned a few things from trial and error and much from the forum. The early model Dole option thermostat is...
Forum: Introductions 04-30-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,852
Posted By Sam
My tractor comment was referring to A4 variants...

My tractor comment was referring to A4 variants which were previously used on jeeps and small farm tractors etc. When the engine is mounted up on a frame a "drain plug" at the very bottom and side...
Forum: Introductions 04-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,852
Posted By Sam
Lets keep it simple - on my 1966 early model A4...

Lets keep it simple - on my 1966 early model A4 dip stick is little 1/2 inch round cap just behind distributor in a little "well" on block - easy to overlook if you do not know its there. Best way...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-23-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By Sam
Don't know about a weak spark but a few years ago...

Don't know about a weak spark but a few years ago my early model A4 would stop running repeatedly after about 5 minutes and perplexed everyone. An old harbor salt told me to change the condenser...
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