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Forum: General Interest 06-08-2021, 11:05 PM
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Posted By TimBSmith
Oasis first start-up of the season...

A quick update on Oasis and my spring start-up.

I put my A4 to bed for her winter nap carefully and referring to Don's and other checklists. Reading threads that applied, I am in New England. ...
Forum: Introductions 04-22-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By TimBSmith
Welcome. Best wishes on your new A4 adventure..you are in the right place.

Great to see your post. I am in the early stages of my own A4 adventure on a 74 Pearson 30.

You are already hand with engines which I was not. I have come to enjoy this community, learning...
Forum: Announcements 04-02-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By TimBSmith
Bunny Planet happy trails and hope you will orbit here once and a while..

My highlight from your posts was the rebuild of your hot section and related threads... Thank you. And fair winds.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-01-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By TimBSmith
Smile Yes...I am still alive and my A4 is too....

Very soon to unpickle my engine and reconnect batteries that I have been conditioning all winter like a mother hen watching her eggs.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-01-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By TimBSmith
What has helped me understanding cooling...and bypass valve..

Context. I considered myself a redshirt freshman last year owning my first A4 since August. Never did much mechanical, though always loved when I did. I am something like a A4 freshman this year.
...
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 03-22-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By TimBSmith
Clarification on flange bolts and washers please...

Re reading this. I have not used studs yet for flange, I am using bolts and the PO has lock washers with gaps on both bolts. Interestingly, before the winter break, on last engine run after new...
Forum: Introductions 03-20-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By TimBSmith
Welcome to the forum....

If you look at a lot of the manifold or head removal stories here you will often see experience with broken studs, helicoils, tap dies, etc. (most of which I have learned about on this forum). It...
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 03-19-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By TimBSmith
Picture is misleading to untrained eye...the studs seem to overlap...

The studs are actually just threaded on both sides. There is an optical illusion in the photo because of the overlapping studs foreground and background. I had the the same thought when I first...
Forum: Introductions 02-11-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By TimBSmith
Great to see the Isotope Atomic 4 story here...

Thank you for sharing the photos/story here....what a project removing/replacing the head...Stay well.
Forum: Overhaul 02-02-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 28,821
Posted By TimBSmith
Wow...just wow...and I choose to believe this line...

"....brag about the unparalleled mechanical/nautical competence of their amazing Dad to their daycare friends."

Congratulations and thank you.
Forum: Electrical 01-09-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By TimBSmith
Patience...

If you are a naturally patient person please ignore this post.

I TOTALLY understand your patience comment. I have a high rpm motor in my head and I sometimes imagine I should know things that...
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By TimBSmith
Electronic fuel pump flow...

Here is my test of fuel flow even after confirming fuel pump pressure.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yuAGxoYvq13zqNgq8

Here is the fuel measured from not quite 24 second pump run....
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By TimBSmith
Happy 2021

Shared thanks for this forum and all of you. Stay well.
Forum: Fuel System 12-21-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By TimBSmith
Here is what I did to sample, filter, and then clean tank in place.

Inspired by others here I filtered and scrape tested my monel tank this fall to see condition of fuel and tank.

Filter and scraping rig
https://photos.app.goo.gl/kzhjGWWnZNce86HQ8

I used the...
Forum: Introductions 12-14-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By TimBSmith
Welcome. Here is the photo album of my first ever carb breakdown and cleanup..

1974 engine had only been sitting for 2 years. Completed carb rebuild this fall.

Used the service kit here:
https://moyermarine.com/product/carburetor-zenith-factory-service-kit-fcar_594/
...
Forum: Fuel System 12-05-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,220
Posted By TimBSmith
Also just found this thread which may give you an alternative to kit...

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4547

Looked in up here:...
Forum: Exhaust System 12-05-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By TimBSmith
Wet side exhaust hose replacement..

Great to see your post. I went down this road in September. Just as soon as my engine started running (Yeah!) and producing more exhaust/water pressure the hot side and wet side of my Pearson 30...
Forum: Fuel System 12-05-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,220
Posted By TimBSmith
I would suggest buying the service kit if you have late model Zenith..

https://moyermarine.com/product/carburetor-zenith-factory-service-kit-fcar_594/

When I cleaned/rebuilt my carburetor this fall I bought the kit above and it has the gasket you want and many others...
Forum: Exhaust System 11-24-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By TimBSmith
Quick update as I was detoured into winterizing by early storm...

Regret delayed update....we had a storm in October that generated a lot more snow than expected and jump started my winterization plan. First time I have built a frame and structure in support of...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By TimBSmith
Jack, thumbing through notes. Awesome documentation.

Registration notes on markup on piston helpful. Thank you for follow-up.

Favorite note so far in your discussion of rebuild or buy economics..

"An unexpected benefit was appreciating all the...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By TimBSmith
JC what do the registration markings on your pistons reference?

Do you have a larger album from an overhaul or rebuild would love to see. Thank you. Stay well. Tim
Forum: Exhaust System 10-26-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By TimBSmith
Thank you Neil, Road, Cferg update....

First, please share a laugh with this newbie..
This is what it looks like when you try to mount a thermostat gasket on a flange instead of a flange gasket. I was so pleased to get it onto the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-26-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By TimBSmith
Thank you Antibes, Trev, John, Peter, Neil thank you

Quick update here and continuing my thread here

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11713

Antibes
Yes. Rust to seal is what I read most. Then using some high temp anti...
Forum: Exhaust System 10-24-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By TimBSmith
Wrap and ABYC ....

Thank you Ed, Peter, Neil...

I went with the MMI wrap.

Now that I know the scale of schedule 80 black and SS I can redesign for either threaded common fittings or something welded. Either...
Forum: Exhaust System 10-23-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By TimBSmith
Ed, I must have looked at your SS pipe build a dozen times...

Thank you for all of your contributions in the exhaust topic from riser build to materials, came across your signature more than a few times.

That is a good track record for your SS build. Please...
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