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Forum: General Maintenance 10-05-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,595
Posted By rigspelt
Ed that photo is a joy to look at. Great paint...

Ed that photo is a joy to look at. Great paint restoration job. I just sat here after I got home from work and stared at it, soaking up the look of a well cares for A4 and de-stressing. Nice.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-02-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,913
Posted By rigspelt
The way I get the oil out: Bought MMI's...

The way I get the oil out:


Bought MMI's sump attachment and permanently mounted it in the "oil drain" location shown in jpian's photo.
Attached a short piece of approved fuel hose and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By rigspelt
Yay! Wish I had the time to go through the...

Yay! Wish I had the time to go through the archives and count up the number of times this pesky problem turned out to be an ignition switch. If only they were better made.
Forum: Electrical 09-07-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,272
Posted By rigspelt
Hmm, I am not familiar with Veethree gauges, but...

Hmm, I am not familiar with Veethree gauges, but looking at http://www.veethree.com/oil-pressure-gauges.html I suspect:
S means wire to the sender.
I means wire to the ignition circuit (DC "+" when...
Forum: Polls 09-03-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,416
Posted By rigspelt
So the GPS vs sextant debate finally found its...

So the GPS vs sextant debate finally found its way onto the peaceful A4 forums. Although a GPS receiver is not among the poll choices, it probably should be. GPS plays a role in calculating fuel...
Forum: Fuel System 09-02-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,662
Posted By rigspelt
1. That is one of the most amazing sailing photos...

1. That is one of the most amazing sailing photos I've seen in my life. Thank you for that. In fact, I just made it the wallpaper on my iPad's lock page. Hope that's OK!

2. To pump fuel from my...
Forum: Fuel System 08-28-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,442
Posted By rigspelt
By way of followup: I just bought a valved...

By way of followup: I just bought a valved outboard outboard gasoline pump and hooked two lengths of rubber fuel line to it. Tied one of them to a stick and use that to pump out the tank each autumn...
Forum: Electrical 08-12-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,272
Posted By rigspelt
When we got this boat 3-4 years ago prior to our...

When we got this boat 3-4 years ago prior to our 2-year refit project, the wiring was original. It had obviously worked fine for 34 years for at least 3 previous owners, but there were some oddities...
Forum: Electrical 08-12-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,272
Posted By rigspelt
Neil, the switch is here:...

Neil, the switch is here: http://bluesea.com/products/5511e . There are four posts. When turned to "on", the switch makes the two circuits independently (engine and house). When switched to...
Forum: Cooling System 08-11-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,968
Posted By rigspelt
Nice Russ! I don't think I've seen this great...

Nice Russ! I don't think I've seen this great "after" shot. I envy the room you have around that engine.
Forum: Electrical 08-11-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,272
Posted By rigspelt
Cleaning terminals: I use sandpaper, fingernails,...

Cleaning terminals: I use sandpaper, fingernails, contact cleaner, wire brush, small scrapers -- whatever shines up the metal. Avoid steel wool: flakes break off and leave rust stains on gelcoat....
Forum: Electrical 08-10-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,272
Posted By rigspelt
Jim, Neil's advice here is gold-plated. My...

Jim, Neil's advice here is gold-plated. My suggestion is to start drawing a schematic of what you have, beginning at the battery. Then the circuits will become clearer and you can sort out wires that...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 08-08-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,344
Posted By rigspelt
Neil, thought you had one that among other things...

Neil, thought you had one that among other things showed alternator output direct to battery terminal on the starter, instead of long way to the ignition panel and back.
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 08-08-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,344
Posted By rigspelt
Don's wiring guide is brilliant, but many of us...

Don's wiring guide is brilliant, but many of us have made a key change to the old style of running a long hot wire from the alternator to an ammeter in the ignition panel and from there all the way...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 08-08-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,344
Posted By rigspelt
Jim, I am not sure I understand your question,...

Jim, I am not sure I understand your question, but it might be easiest to think of current flowing from the positive post of the battery through the red cable to the various engine circuits and then...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 08-07-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,735
Posted By rigspelt
Cooling flow diagrams early and late models

There's this rough sketch:
http://www.moyermarine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4267
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 07-19-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,595
Posted By rigspelt
Do you mean an extension for a shift lever, or a...

Do you mean an extension for a shift lever, or a whole shift lever assembly? If the former, I just fitted an old manual bilge pump handle over the shift lever and tapped two holes in it to accept a...
Forum: Announcements 07-13-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,958
Posted By rigspelt
Would have loved to make that rendezvous, but...

Would have loved to make that rendezvous, but just too many hundred sea miles away. Thanks for the invite, and best wishes to the MMI family.
Forum: General Interest 06-25-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,596
Posted By rigspelt
Sound of a happy Atomic 4

Cold, drizzly, blowy day today: good one for an oil change and other maintenance. While waiting for the engine to warm up, I took this cellphone video. Light coming in the hatch in front of the...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-15-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,881
Posted By rigspelt
Hard to believe 3 years gone already. I ended up...

Hard to believe 3 years gone already. I ended up putting in that smaller Moyer stainless water lift and so far it has been working fine. After shut down there is about an inch and a half of water in...
Forum: Cooling System 05-19-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,585
Posted By rigspelt
Scale present in the engine before the FWC kit...

Scale present in the engine before the FWC kit was installed? I did a descaling/flushing prior to installing FWC on our A4.
Forum: Cooling System 05-03-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By rigspelt
Check for seawater leaks just to be certain the...

Check for seawater leaks just to be certain the joints aren't weeping.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-21-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,634
Posted By rigspelt
Don Moyer FAQ: "Based on the original design...

Don Moyer FAQ: "Based on the original design compression ratio of 6.3 to 1, the compression would be 95 PSI. In fact, original test data recorded compression values very close to this value. However,...
Forum: Exhaust System 04-21-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,779
Posted By rigspelt
I was a little uneasy about that hose too. Will...

I was a little uneasy about that hose too. Will it tolerate the heat? A section of hose connecting hot stack to waterlift muffler reduces engine vibration problems at that joint, but I imagine the...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-21-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,060
Posted By rigspelt
Is the exhaust working well? No backpressure or...

Is the exhaust working well? No backpressure or water backflow problems?


Now there's a familiar feeling! To beat it during the refit a couple of years ago I came up with this inital...
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