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Forum: Electrical Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By ndutton
Hey wait, not so fast. Take a closer look at...

Hey wait, not so fast. Take a closer look at your Motorola alternator. If it's like the one pictured in this post (https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=79377&postcount=2) it...
Forum: Electrical Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 483
Posted By ndutton
I don't mean to beat you up when you're down but . . .

In your opening post you said the tachometer instructions called for an alternator connection yet thus far you've tried everything BUT what the instructions said to do.

It seems to me that was...
Forum: Introductions Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By ndutton
Welcome to the forum. We like pictures so don't...

Welcome to the forum. We like pictures so don't be bashful.
Forum: Overhaul 05-16-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By ndutton
Dude, I'm guiding your testing based on my very...

Dude, I'm guiding your testing based on my very similar experience to your shutdown description including the squeal (see links to pertinent posts below). This may turn out to be something different...
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 483
Posted By ndutton
They were a great shop with a long history with...

They were a great shop with a long history with the Newport Beach boating community and Southern California boating industry. They retired several years ago and closed up shop.

Full disclosure: I...
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 483
Posted By ndutton
To put it in perspective, both financial-and hassel-wise

My first AC tap modification cost me $20 at a respected marine alternator shop* and the optical tach tool I referenced earlier is $40 so for an additional $60 you can keep your tach if that is your...
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 483
Posted By ndutton
Joe is correct that a tachometer designed for gas...

Joe is correct that a tachometer designed for gas engines that gets its signal from the coil is cheaper and simpler (doesn't need an alternator AC tap installed and an optical tool for calibration)...
Forum: Electrical 05-14-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 483
Posted By ndutton
It connects to an AC tap in the alternator. It's...

It connects to an AC tap in the alternator. It's my sincere recommendation that a good alternator shop install the AC tap for you with an eye on maintaining your ignition proof integrity. After...
Forum: Overhaul 05-14-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By ndutton
Thanks for doing that test, it really helps. ...

Thanks for doing that test, it really helps.

My bet is your stuffing box is adjusted too tight, simple as that. With the driveline attached, the rotating shaft heats up due to friction with the...
Forum: Overhaul 05-13-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
Yep, that's the sweet spot. Mine did the same...

Yep, that's the sweet spot. Mine did the same when I got the timing dialed in.
Forum: Overhaul 05-13-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
Have you tried adjusting the idle lower...

Have you tried adjusting the idle lower afterwards?
Forum: General Maintenance 05-13-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By ndutton
Replacing the manifold studs may be easier than...

Replacing the manifold studs may be easier than fabricating a redesigned bracket. If a redesign is your preference please know that you have options such as:
Relocating the shift arm to the other...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-13-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By ndutton
Knowing the boat is in the snow belt and needs...

Knowing the boat is in the snow belt and needs winterizing, a cooling system pressure test is in order:

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11111
Forum: Overhaul 05-12-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
Thanks, I was hoping so.

Thanks, I was hoping so.
Forum: Overhaul 05-12-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
Sorry but that doesn't address my question. ...

Sorry but that doesn't address my question. However, one thing is clear to me:
The roll pin timing mark with a timing light set on 0° should be exactly aligned with the cover plate notch. You...
Forum: Overhaul 05-11-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
Trying to understand to hopefully offer...

Trying to understand to hopefully offer meaningful suggestions. Please describe in detail how you "rotated the plate."
Forum: Overhaul 05-10-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
Well then, unless I'm completely misunderstanding...

Well then, unless I'm completely misunderstanding the position description, you're way too advanced still.
Forum: Overhaul 05-10-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
**At what RPM? Idle or ~1800?

**At what RPM? Idle or ~1800?
Forum: Overhaul 05-09-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By ndutton
Dude, any update??

Dude, any update??
Forum: Fuel System 05-09-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By ndutton
Y'know Joe, I don't get it. Since installing my...

Y'know Joe, I don't get it. Since installing my system it has been a G-R-E-A-T improvement to fuel management for all the reasons I listed earlier yet it has elicited barely a yawn on the forum.
...
Forum: Overhaul 05-08-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By ndutton
Thanks to Thatch several years ago I learned that...

Thanks to Thatch several years ago I learned that precise timing has a dramatic effect on the ability to maintain a low idle.

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=108158
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-06-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By ndutton
FYI, you're ALWAYS sucking gas from the bottom. ...

FYI, you're ALWAYS sucking gas from the bottom. The elbow on the top of the tank (where the fuel hose connects) has a tube that draws all the fuel from the bottom of the tank.
Forum: Fuel System 05-05-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By ndutton
I do (but you knew I would). I use it for carb...

I do (but you knew I would). I use it for carb priming, new filter purging, fuel polishing, fuel transfer from one tank to the other, fuel tank emptying and finally as a fuel shut-off immediately...
Forum: Overhaul 05-04-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By ndutton
Please try it with the shaft coupler unbolted and...

Please try it with the shaft coupler unbolted and pulled away from the engine.
Forum: Fuel System 04-28-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By ndutton
Happens only when it's cold and no mention yet of...

Happens only when it's cold and no mention yet of possible choke issues?
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