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Forum: General Interest 09-11-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Al Schober
Your sudden shutdown has all the signs of a...

Your sudden shutdown has all the signs of a classic failure of the spark coil. Engine dies abruptly, after a cool down of the coil it restarts. Recommend you get two new coils. Install one, keep...
Forum: Fuel System 09-03-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,231
Posted By Al Schober
Correct. Rbyham said it in the original post!

Correct. Rbyham said it in the original post!
Forum: Fuel System 08-29-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,231
Posted By Al Schober
Me thinks you're going overboard with this. My...

Me thinks you're going overboard with this. My Tartan 30 had direct access for a stick through the fill hole. I calibrated the stick and it served well for 30 years!
You've said you can see the...
Forum: Reversing Gear 08-23-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Al Schober
Without pictures, I'm out of ideas. Can you get...

Without pictures, I'm out of ideas. Can you get some photos? Do you have one of those Wi-Fi cameras on a wand? Not expensive, work with a cell phone.
Forum: General Interest 08-22-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Al Schober
I like the Habbersett brand. Skip the stuff from...

I like the Habbersett brand. Skip the stuff from Aldi's.
Also skip the A4 power. You wouldn't want exhaust fumes interfering with the delicate flavor of the scrapple.
If you're in the area, a...
Forum: Reversing Gear 08-22-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,598
Posted By Al Schober
Wish you'd contacted us sooner. Also wish you'd...

Wish you'd contacted us sooner. Also wish you'd started a new thread.
Do you have the Moyer Manual? If not, get a copy.
I suspect you lost the roller from the end of the reverse cross shaft...
Forum: General Interest 08-15-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Al Schober
My Tartan 30 was '73 vintage, and had the double...

My Tartan 30 was '73 vintage, and had the double lever control from MarMac. I believe they were bought out by Teleflex. Suspect you have the same or a similar control. Photo?
Mine started giving...
Forum: General Interest 08-15-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Al Schober
If you don't have an inline filter, you need one....

If you don't have an inline filter, you need one. If you have a old filter, it should be changed. Many filters have internal steel parts which corrode (water/moisture in the fuel) and send...
Forum: Fuel System 08-15-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Al Schober
Can't see how it would hurt. The thing is all...

Can't see how it would hurt. The thing is all metal!
I would avoid compressed air or a pressure washer - those fins are relatively delicate.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-15-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Al Schober
Be careful. There's no spring holding the...

Be careful. There's no spring holding the throttle toward the closed position. I suppose you could rig a spring or bungee to hold the lever on the carb towards the closed position. You don't want...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-15-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Al Schober
Sounds like the throttle isn't closing. Could be...

Sounds like the throttle isn't closing. Could be the linkage or the adjusting screw on the carb.
The idle air screw is not the adjustment for idle speed. The screw for idle speed is back where...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-13-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Al Schober
Agree with Neil - Give it a shot of starting...

Agree with Neil - Give it a shot of starting ether when it quits, then try it. If it stays dead, it's spark. If it roars for a bit, it's fuel.
Forum: Fuel System 08-11-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Al Schober
I ended up with an oil pressure sender, a...

I ended up with an oil pressure sender, a mechanical gauge, and the OPSS all mounted on a manifold off engine. The manifold was connected to the fwd port (where the oil pressure sender usually...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-10-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Al Schober
Sounds like an issue with the shift cable or it's...

Sounds like an issue with the shift cable or it's adjustment.
Recommend to take the cover off the transmission (engine off) and see how the shifter stuff is moving. When shifting into fwd, you'll...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-10-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Al Schober
I'm wondering if perhaps air is getting into the...

I'm wondering if perhaps air is getting into the pump?
Forum: Electrical 08-10-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Al Schober
My Tartan 30 ('73 vintage) had 2 group 27...

My Tartan 30 ('73 vintage) had 2 group 27 batteries and an A/B switch when purchased.
When I sold it (30 yrs later), it had a group 24 dedicated to the engine and 2 group 27 batteries dedicated to...
Forum: General Interest 08-03-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Al Schober
I don't think you're there yet. Looks like...

I don't think you're there yet. Looks like you've stopped the leak, but have replaced the OPSS (safety switch) with a sender unit. Sender unit will NOT work as a safety switch! Electric fuel pump...
Forum: General Interest 07-28-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Al Schober
Most of the old f..ts on this board are visually...

Most of the old f..ts on this board are visually oriented and like pictures - me included. A picture of where the oil is coming from would really help.
Forum: Cooling System 07-28-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Al Schober
Those old Oberdorfer 202 pumps DO wear out. I...

Those old Oberdorfer 202 pumps DO wear out. I fought with one for years - new shaft, new seals, etc. I figure time working on the pump is time I could spend sailing. Get the new Moyer pump and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-11-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Al Schober
Each plug wire should give you a healthy blue...

Each plug wire should give you a healthy blue spark to the block, at least 1/4" long. You may have to shove a bolt into the boot to get some exposed metal. Likewise for the lead from the coil to the...
Forum: General Interest 06-22-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Al Schober
That UniMite is a much bigger engine that the...

That UniMite is a much bigger engine that the Atomic 4. 141 cu in, 70 HP!
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-18-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Al Schober
If fuel supply is good and the bowl is dry, I'd...

If fuel supply is good and the bowl is dry, I'd check the float valve. Could be stuck shut. Recommend replacing the needle valve and seat.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-08-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Al Schober
I've never had an issue removing the bolts...

I've never had an issue removing the bolts between the coupler and the transmission flange. No need to block the propeller. Just put a box wrench (1/2" as I recall) on the bolt head and tap it with...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-05-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Al Schober
I've had a lot of experience with bronze props...

I've had a lot of experience with bronze props working as a Navy contractor. AFAIK, the Navy has yet to find a decent propeller coating! Submarines (BIG propellers) when docked get bags installed...
Forum: Ignition System 06-05-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Al Schober
I wouldn't be concerned about stuff attach to the...

I wouldn't be concerned about stuff attach to the + side of the coil - they just use it as a power source. Coil current (heat) depends on what is attached to the - side. Do a voltage check. ...
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