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Forum: General Maintenance 03-12-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By romantic comedy
I have used that cheap packing nut wrench. ...

I have used that cheap packing nut wrench.

It was useless and I threw it overboard. I keep well oiled Stilson wrenches aboard. I also have a large channel lock pliers and a large adjustable.

If...
Forum: Cooling System 02-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By romantic comedy
You can buy the zinc without having to buy the...

You can buy the zinc without having to buy the brass part. I get my zincs and screw them right into the brass, for about 2 dollars.
even West has them.
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-21-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By romantic comedy
I hooked up an oil pressure gauge on my old VW...

I hooked up an oil pressure gauge on my old VW bus. I ran that plastic extension tubing from the engine (in the back) all the way to the dashboard. It was at least a 10 foot run. I bled the tubing...
Forum: Fuel System 01-15-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By romantic comedy
Interestingly, we don't talk about rejetting the...

Interestingly, we don't talk about rejetting the A4 carburetor like people do who have motorcycle carburetors. Jets cost less than $10. Are we comfortable that the stock jets are the best jets, aside...
Forum: General Interest 01-13-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By romantic comedy
I stay in the municipal anchorage. Decent rate,...

I stay in the municipal anchorage. Decent rate, shower, and dingy dock. It has been several years and a hurricane, so may have changed.
Forum: General Interest 01-11-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By romantic comedy
Good weather ahead. No rain expected for 10 days...

Good weather ahead. No rain expected for 10 days in Ft Myers.

In Charlotte Harbor, it is 71, NE at 9, sunny with some clouds.

It was cold last night, I had a long sleeve shirt on! (ok, a...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-05-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By romantic comedy
I used to have a magnetic block heater that just...

I used to have a magnetic block heater that just stuck to the oil pan or whatever was ferrous. It was helpful in NY winters. That might help to thin the sludge a bit.....
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By romantic comedy
Steve, I would like the info, please. EDIT,...

Steve, I would like the info, please.

EDIT, I found the add. It is 30 miles from me....Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: General Interest 12-18-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By romantic comedy
FB A4 group has engine for sale

There is a FB group for Atomic Four engines.
I keep telling the guys to come here, but you know FB.....

Anyway, there is a guy selling a "rebuilt" atomic four.

Just passing the info. I think...
Forum: Polls 12-14-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By romantic comedy
I hook up a vacuum gauge once in a while but have...

I hook up a vacuum gauge once in a while but have not installed a permanent one yet. It is on my list.
Forum: General Interest 12-08-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,932
Posted By romantic comedy
I cant wait to see inside the engine. Something...

I cant wait to see inside the engine. Something made all that smoke. I am thinking a blown piston.
Forum: Electrical 12-08-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By romantic comedy
You say that there is no room for a gen and an...

You say that there is no room for a gen and an engine, but yet there would be room for a dive compressor and HVAC, and a large battery bank , (and additional tankage)?

I have a 100 amp alternator...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-07-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By romantic comedy
The exhaust runs thru a cabinet and it can get...

The exhaust runs thru a cabinet and it can get very hot. I am surprised that a Tartan 34 has not caught fire yet. Even with two layers of FG insulation the wood was too hot to touch when I ran the...
Forum: General Interest 12-06-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,932
Posted By romantic comedy
That is a highly recommended way. I have done it...

That is a highly recommended way. I have done it that way a few times.

BTW, with the way it is rigged, did you ride the engine all the way down?

Look forward to the rebuild.

Also, I have...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-06-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By romantic comedy
I agree with Jack. I used grease on the...

I agree with Jack.

I used grease on the joints for my T34 exhaust. I also used 45s and not 90s. That would make for 4 45s. I only needed to have one piece cut and threaded. There are enough joints...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 12-05-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By romantic comedy
I take the coupling off the shaft twice a year....

I take the coupling off the shaft twice a year. That would make that over 40 times with the same shaft and coupling. The reason is that I have a diver do the bottom. I have him pull the shaft, give...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 12-05-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By romantic comedy
LG if you want to continue to be really cheap...

LG if you want to continue to be really cheap you might try replacing the packing hose instead of the shaft.

The packing hose is that special wire free, super thick hose that the stuffing box is...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-20-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By romantic comedy
It is my understanding that early models did not...

It is my understanding that early models did not have an oil fill at the flywheel end of the engine. The oil fill was at the transmission cover.
Forum: General Interest 10-15-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By romantic comedy
I just thought it was interesting. I was not...

I just thought it was interesting. I was not suggesting anyone actually build it. If I had enough time I might give it a try just for fun. But that will never happen until someone else maintains my...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By romantic comedy
supercharger-home made....

I have a little collection of antique outboard motors. Like everything there is a club, Antique Outboard Motor Club (AOMCI). They have an active FB group too.

I found this article in one of their...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By romantic comedy
I would use SS bolts. No need for grade 8, It is...

I would use SS bolts. No need for grade 8, It is only a cover and it just needs to be tight.
Forum: General Interest 10-10-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By romantic comedy
Always starts right up....2-5 seconds

Always starts right up....2-5 seconds
Forum: Overhaul 10-08-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By romantic comedy
wow, that is impressive. Serious cracks!! No...

wow, that is impressive. Serious cracks!!

No point in trying to fix that!!
Forum: Electrical 09-22-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By romantic comedy
I use a group 24 starting battery for a dedicated...

I use a group 24 starting battery for a dedicated starting battery. Then I have the house bank of 2 Trojan T 105s (this can change when the batteries need replacement).

I use a manual battery...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-20-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,012
Posted By romantic comedy
Without the combustion there is much less force...

Without the combustion there is much less force on the piston-rod-crank. It is just going up and down and round and round. Combustion is a huge force on the piston, any play in the crank journal...
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