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Forum: Fuel System Today, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By JOHN COOKSON
In post #1 you said you verified spark at each...

In post #1 you said you verified spark at each plug. This would indicate the EI is working.
You also stated in another post the choke is closing all the way.
If all the information in this thread...
Forum: Fuel System Today, 02:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 216
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
If you turn the boat 180 degrees will the timing...

If you turn the boat 180 degrees will the timing become 180 degrees off?
Just kidding.

The "stock " setting of the distributor and wiring into have #1 spark plug wire at 9 o'clock position when...
Forum: Fuel System Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 216
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Your plug wires should look like this: ex...

Your plug wires should look like this:

ex TRUE GRIT

Edit: Be sure the rotor is pointing to #1 terminal on the distributor cap when #1 cylinder is at TDC compression
Forum: Cooling System Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Close But Not Quite....

In a RWC engine:
When the water leaves the pump first thing it sees is the tee in the side plate. No water "bypasses" the tee.
At the tee the water is routed into the engine or around the outside...
Forum: Fuel System Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 216
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Did the "friend"maintain\improve the during the...

Did the "friend"maintain\improve the during the week? If yes ask him what he did to the engine.
If no do a compression test. There maybe a blown head gasket between two cylinders, most likely #2 & 3...
Forum: General Interest 02-14-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,069
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The thermostat by just being in place physically...

The thermostat by just being in place physically blocks some of the flow through the engine. With the thermostat removed the passage through the engine is wide open.

ex TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 02-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,069
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Sounds like you are running on one bowl full of...

Sounds like you are running on one bowl full of fuel. Then the engine dies. If you have an electronic fuel pump try shorting across or bypassing the OPSS.

ex TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 02-14-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,069
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
If You're Using Bolts......

The threads may not be up to par so the bolts, even though tight, are not exerting enough pressure on the fitting. If tightening the bolts further does not stop the exhaust leak try switching to...
Forum: Fuel System 02-10-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The first thing to do into make sure the"ignition...

The first thing to do into make sure the"ignition side" as perfect as possible. Timing, dwell, advance, clean plugs, so on.
Then adjust the idle mixture and idle speed until you find the best...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-05-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
How long has it been since you serviced the...

How long has it been since you serviced the advance?
If the flyweights are sticking or moving with friction the timing will never be correct.


ex TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-04-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Have you been keeping the raw cooling water...

Have you been keeping the raw cooling water intake closed while no start cranking?

BTW: welcome to the forum.

ex TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Maintenance 01-20-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
From what you described a wet and dry compression...

From what you described a wet and dry compression test would be good idea.
If the compression is OK you will have some baseline numbers going forward.

ex TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
When you get 'er idling correctly adjust the idle...

When you get 'er idling correctly adjust the idle speed and idle mixture until you find the sweet spot for idle speed and idle mixture for your particular engine. Mine ended up being 1 1/4 turns off...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-14-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Another Thought Or Two

How warmed up is the engine then you try to back off on the idle RPMs and shift into gear?

A cold A4 needs to warm up at fast idle for a minute or two before it will idle normal and shift into...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-13-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Is the choke adjusted correctly so the choke is...

Is the choke adjusted correctly so the choke is open\closed all the way when you think it is?

ex TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 12-23-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Here's my way. 1st get the proper tool. Put...

Here's my way.
1st get the proper tool.
Put the carb half over a piece of 2X4 or 4X4. Hold with one hand, get square over (stand up) and twist the tool with the other hand. This will avoid any...
Forum: Fuel System 12-23-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The fuel flooding is being caused by the inlet...

The fuel flooding is being caused by the inlet needle valve not sealing correctly.

A hole in the float would cause this. Also the way I understand it is that the needle and the seat should both be...
Forum: Fuel System 12-21-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Good to hear the engine is running normally....

Good to hear the engine is running normally. These sort of victories are always sweet. I've been through a few of these engine drills myself. Back in the "good old days" there was no Moyer forum and...
Forum: General Interest 12-16-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Sold My Boat

At the moment I don't have plans buy a new one. I plan on staying active in the forum at least for awhile. I enjoy the Afourian camaraderie.

My Catalina 27 was built in 1980. I purchased the boat...
Forum: Overhaul 12-11-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,855
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Walking is easy if you know how to do it. That is...

Walking is easy if you know how to do it. That is what this forum is all about - sharing knowledge.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Cooling System 12-08-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Question: Did you replace the shaft also? If...

Question:

Did you replace the shaft also? If the shaft is scored where it contacts the seals your chances of the water pump not leaking are slim to none. As I recall* you can pull the shaft out to...
Forum: Introductions 12-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Yes. Sounded to me as if the engine ran as...

Yes.

Sounded to me as if the engine ran as long at the key was in the start position but would not run when the key was in the run position. May be something as simple as the key. Check the...
Forum: Introductions 12-05-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
In the video it looks me that the key is in the...

In the video it looks me that the key is in the on position (~.25 - .35). The key should not be in the on position unless the engine is running or the coil will be fried. The only exception is when...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-01-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
If the boat is back in commission start the...

If the boat is back in commission start the engine and run it for awhile till it is good and warm. While the engine is still running loosen the nuts\bolts. The heat + vibration will help loosen them....
Forum: General Interest 11-24-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Going Out On a Limb.....

Parts for the the ratchet in an old style winch? The old winches had the two metal cylinders with a spring between them. The little metal parts rode up and over a machined ratcheting base so the...
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