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Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts Yesterday, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Al Schober
With no thermostat housing, it's definitely an...

With no thermostat housing, it's definitely an early head. Manifold lacks scavenge, so it's early too. I don't see an oil fill at the flywheel end, so the block seems early too (love the patch job...
Forum: General Interest Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Al Schober
See my original post. Spot of CA glue on a dowel...

See my original post. Spot of CA glue on a dowel or a left hand drill bit.
Forum: General Interest Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Al Schober
You may also run across a similar Marmac control...

You may also run across a similar Marmac control unit like was installed on the early Tartan 30s. Construction similar to the Teleflex unit, using those split plastic bearings. Should have similar...
Forum: General Interest Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Al Schober
Unless you loosen the collet, you're not going to...

Unless you loosen the collet, you're not going to get the broken stud out. Use one wrench on the body of the tool and another on the top nut and back the nut off a turn or two. Then whack the top...
Forum: General Interest 03-22-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By Al Schober
Once you loosen the collet, the stub of the stud...

Once you loosen the collet, the stub of the stud will be free - it's just a matter of getting a grip on it. First thing I'd try is a drop of CA glue on the end of a dowel. Next would be a left hand...
Forum: General Interest 03-22-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Al Schober
Improving visibility is a good thing. My gauges...

Improving visibility is a good thing. My gauges were in a locker and the lid had to be open to see the gauges! However, be careful of getting the ammeter cables too close to the compass.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-14-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Al Schober
It's unfortunate, but winter freeze is one of the...

It's unfortunate, but winter freeze is one of the best ways to crack a block and ruin an engine. I was raw water cooled for years and winterized carefully (I thought), but one Spring had a non-start...
Forum: Electrical 03-13-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Al Schober
IMHO, the only weak link in the stock starter are...

IMHO, the only weak link in the stock starter are the brush springs. These springs will corrode, then brush contact with the commutator gets iffy.
Forum: General Interest 03-09-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Al Schober
As for the water pump, I can't tell the...

As for the water pump, I can't tell the perspective. Is that the bottom of the pump? Leakage could be the cover plate or the shaft seal. Do the cover plate first - that's easy. If it still leaks,...
Forum: General Interest 03-08-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Al Schober
Yep, nice dry joint. That's the way they should...

Yep, nice dry joint. That's the way they should be.
I replaced my water pump with the Moyer ball bearing job when I went with glycol cooling/heat exchanger. With raw water, a bit of leakage was...
Forum: General Interest 03-04-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Al Schober
Your photos show a lot of corrosion at the water...

Your photos show a lot of corrosion at the water pump. A new pump will stop leakage in that area.
You also have a lot of corrosion at the water jacket cover plate, usually caused by leaking bolts...
Forum: Introductions 03-03-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Al Schober
Having to clean up the points after several idle...

Having to clean up the points after several idle months is not unusual. If you tire of the job, there's always electronic ignition (with it's issues, but I never went there).
Forum: General Interest 03-03-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Al Schober
Oh my! You have some serious active corrosion...

Oh my!
You have some serious active corrosion going on! You didn't say, but I'll guess salt water cooled, no heat exchanger. Worry is good, but don't despair - yet. A little iron will make a LOT...
Forum: Cooling System 02-11-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Al Schober
There are two types of replacement zincs. First...

There are two types of replacement zincs. First comes with the brass threaded plug - not sure how the zinc in secured into the brass. Second type the brass plug is threaded and you just replace the...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-30-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Al Schober
Early A4s had starters from one manufacturer,...

Early A4s had starters from one manufacturer, later A4s had starters from a different manufacturer - each needs a different ring gear. Later ring gears were bigger and need a slightly bigger...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-30-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Al Schober
First, you may have a slight leak where that...

First, you may have a slight leak where that manifold stud screws into the block. I'd try removing the manifold then cleaning and reseating all 3 studs. I'd install a new stud/nut and trash the...
Forum: Reversing Gear 01-23-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Al Schober
I modified the reverse cam on my transmission to...

I modified the reverse cam on my transmission to put a flat on it - at full reverse, the roller would come up on the flat and stay there. Personally, I liked the change. No more worry about holding...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-21-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Al Schober
When I moved my OP sender off the block, I used a...

When I moved my OP sender off the block, I used a tube from Home Depot meant for a grease gun - about 12" or 18" long. End fittings were 1/8 NPT so no issues. Not expensive.
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-19-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Al Schober
Folks, I think we're spinning our wheels here. ...

Folks, I think we're spinning our wheels here. Owner wants to take the boat to Columbia to sell it (likely for a profit). People have been sailing to Columbia long before they put engines in...
Forum: Ericson 01-19-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,656
Posted By Al Schober
That damage to the jib looks like more than just...

That damage to the jib looks like more than just the UV cover!
As for water separators, I would suggest a two stage answer. Stage 1 is to annually pump a gallon of contents from the bottom of...
Forum: Cooling System 01-19-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Al Schober
My guess is the o-ring that didn't fit was from a...

My guess is the o-ring that didn't fit was from a different pump.
I'll try again on my advise about splicing o-rings - use CA glue, not silicone. A tool helps getting the cuts square and butted...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-18-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Al Schober
Doing some more thinking, and I'm not getting a...

Doing some more thinking, and I'm not getting a good feeling about this. Let me ask - did you do a sea trial on this boat before you bought it? How was the engine running during the sea trial?
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Forum: Troubleshooting 01-18-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Al Schober
3000 RPM in reverse is very hard to believe! Is...

3000 RPM in reverse is very hard to believe! Is the shaft turning? Is it moving water around the boat? If you're getting 1200 in fwd, you should get maybe 1600 in reverse - same shaft and prop. ...
Forum: Cooling System 01-18-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Al Schober
Sounds like you didn't get the o-ring into the...

Sounds like you didn't get the o-ring into the groove and/or the cover didn't close properly. O ring packages for military use have a cure date (to the quarter year) and they DO go bad. Or perhaps...
Forum: Fuel System 01-15-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Al Schober
I'd try a combination of penetrant (PB Blaster is...

I'd try a combination of penetrant (PB Blaster is good), time, and heat. As for the heat, I'd avoid direct flame - it's not too controlled. Rather, I'd use an oven. Heat will cause the housing to...
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