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Old 03-19-2019, 08:16 AM
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Hello!

Hello from NW Arkansas. I have an unassembled Atomic 4, VJVD72715. My father was a restorer of engines and wooden boats. I would like to find a new home for the A4. I believe there is a complete engine. The engine block looks like it may have a patch on it. Dad was going to use it in a boat but then decided to use another. I would like to sell the whole thing together. Smaller pieces are in the 2 brown boxes under the bench.
I have other items but I believe they are for a Century Boat.
561.302.0553 text or call and leave a message.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:57 AM
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Thanks for taking the time to post this on the forum. Lack of a port on the manifold for the scavenge tube and the head say "early model". I believe the number makes it a 1965 or earlier.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:47 PM
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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 - thrown rod?).
That water jacket cover belongs in the A4 museum - I've never seen one like that.
Second look, the valve cover is old - has the oil injection for the valve gear and the boss for the corrugated metal breather line. I also see the transmission casing down the row on the bench with the flip open oil filler - old stuff.

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Old 05-02-2019, 02:25 PM
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early A4

Thanks for the info. How best to move her along? Open to all suggestions and thankful for the help.
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Well, you've posted it 'for sale' here which is good. Another place I'd post it is Craigslist.
You should also think about an asking price. I would consider $250 to be an attractive price - doubt if you can get $500.
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:36 PM
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Thank you. This is part of my learning curve! I'll make adjustments.
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Jane I am no expert so i will defer to others here.
Given the block has a breach i don't know if it has any value.
The other parts, assuming their condition is good, can be put to back in service - crankshaft, pistons etc etc.
This is an old engine but I don't think specs changed for things like crankshafts and camshafts..pistons, valves etc.
Maybe someone can confirm
What kind of boats was your dad restoring?
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:02 PM
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Thank you for your input. I also have the operation and maintenance manual for Universal. Dad restored wooden Chris Craft Century boats. And I have a few assorted "left-overs" from that as well. Fuel tank, beautiful wooden steering wheel, propeller, ruder, running light, trim. Just everything but the hull! The list is too long to list individually. Plus all the wood working items that are involved, screws, claps, name something or show me a picture and I may have it. I just don't want to throw it out, it needs new homes. Someone out there is looking for it and I just need to find that person.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:19 PM
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Can you post a few pictures even if they are pics of a pile or a full shelf of stuff? We pick apart pictures pretty well, in doing so we came close to solving the Amelia Earhart mystery a few years ago if I recall.

This could get interesting.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:34 AM
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