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Forum: Fuel System 05-21-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Sam
For what it is worth- since the late 70's I...

For what it is worth- since the late 70's I switched to an electric pump mounted on wall and left the mechanical pump in place.
Forum: Introductions 05-18-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Sam
Welcome again and my first suggestion is get a...

Welcome again and my first suggestion is get a Moyer Service manual - best $50 you will ever spend. Your rpm issue could be something as simple as idle adjusting screw set wrong - literally a 10 sec...
Forum: Introductions 05-13-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Sam
Don't over think the issue - any quality 10w-30...

Don't over think the issue - any quality 10w-30 is fine. When the oil specs were first designated by Universal engineers multi grade was not invented many decades ago. Briefly the "w" represents...
Forum: Introductions 05-12-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Sam
White lithium grease/marine grease. I put a thin...

White lithium grease/marine grease. I put a thin coat on shaft to help ease the install. You may want to take a file to the back of the shaft to slightly bevel the round sharp edge - potentially...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-02-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Sam
Good advise - this sounds exactly what happens...

Good advise - this sounds exactly what happens when a dock line, piece of line or even a large plastic bag wraps around the prop shaft. Had to go down with googles and a knife in across my mouth and...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-29-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Sam
Fyi Moyer sells special size snap ring tool for...

Fyi Moyer sells special size snap ring tool for this job and it makes it very easy and I recommend it. Possible to find elsewhere - have another generic that has three different insert prongs...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-29-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Sam
SAE 30 or 10w30 or 10w40 will be fine from any...

SAE 30 or 10w30 or 10w40 will be fine from any name brand especially on sale.
Forum: Fuel System 04-28-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Sam
Question can be answered by opening fuel cap and...

Question can be answered by opening fuel cap and see what happens with starts.
Forum: Introductions 04-27-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Sam
fyi - you might have some "dried/caked" grease in...

fyi - you might have some "dried/caked" grease in there so when you turn the thumb screw it squirts out the side. Next time you service pump it is something to check. I always grease the shaft a bit...
Forum: Introductions 04-14-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Sam
Added note - 10w40 is fine as well and may quiet...

Added note - 10w40 is fine as well and may quiet down some older engines. Additionalyl the added thickness at summer seasonal temps offers a little more coating or "clingingness" to cylinder walls,...
Forum: Introductions 04-14-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Sam
Welcome - don't over think the issue too much. ...

Welcome - don't over think the issue too much. Any good quality 10w30 will do just fine [the straight 30 spec was made prior to 10w30 availability] The real issue is time and use between oil...
Forum: Electrical 04-06-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Sam
I apologize for my simplistic answer to an...

I apologize for my simplistic answer to an experienced afourian. I got you mixed up with another poster who is new and needs more basic help.

Relative to your theory on the MMO/wet plugs every...
Forum: Electrical 04-06-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Sam
You just received good info about testing for...

You just received good info about testing for spark to the plugs vs just spark to block from coil wire. My question is do you have " points" or upgraded to electronic ignition? Not sure how good...
Forum: Introductions 04-02-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Sam
You have received good advice especially...

You have received good advice especially regarding getting the Moyer Manual - best $50 you will ever spend. Also recommend an afternoon with the Moyer You tube video's. More importantly a review...
Forum: Ignition System 03-15-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Sam
Pictures tell a lot and here are a few thoughts....

Pictures tell a lot and here are a few thoughts. The advance weights and spring[s] under the points plate look fairly rusty - at a minimum I would lubricate w/little lithium grease spray or Wd40 etc,...
Forum: Ignition System 03-10-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Sam
Just a word of caution - The early model A4, up...

Just a word of caution - The early model A4, up to about 1969 or so uses a prestolite/autolite distributor that has an oil cap that sticks out to one side. The distributor is removed by loosening...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-29-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Sam
Not really recommending this but it is a simple...

Not really recommending this but it is a simple solution on my early model A4 - I have in the cockpit on my gauge panel a "mechanical" OP gauge fed by short copper tube coil tee'd into oil line prior...
Forum: Fuel System 01-20-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sam
Joe, that is a very slick system you have. Mines...

Joe, that is a very slick system you have. Mines a "poor man's " version which is non electrical and where you need to glance at the engine to get a reading. Something is better than nothing but I...
Forum: Fuel System 01-19-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sam
Actually the fuel pressure gauge issue is pretty...

Actually the fuel pressure gauge issue is pretty simple. Fuel line connected between fuel pump and carb. Gauge is about $20 and and inline adaptor that fits your hose size. is about $12. Mine is a...
Forum: Introductions 01-14-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,190
Posted By Sam
Jim - you did not mention it and maybe you've...

Jim - you did not mention it and maybe you've done it you might be able to smooth out the engine a little more by a little more tuning of the timing. Tie the boat to the dock, loosen the distributor...
Forum: Fuel System 12-27-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Sam
Thank you for this very clear video. I have had...

Thank you for this very clear video. I have had an early model for last 45 yrs and always thought I might be able to one day up grade if needed but was not exactly sure on the details, thx again...
Forum: Electrical 12-23-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By Sam
My favorite is Optima Blue Top Marine D34 [I...

My favorite is Optima Blue Top Marine D34 [I think]. These are multi purpose AGM, lighter weight than deep cycle LA's and perform very well. I have two identical and switch back and forth regardless...
Forum: Cooling System 12-21-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Sam
Good advice received. I have a 66 early model w/...

Good advice received. I have a 66 early model w/ old std 140 degree Tstat and the temp stays at solid 140 and maybe 150 after running hard in warmer water . Every few years I dis assemble the T...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-22-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By Sam
First thing I would do is check the water pump...

First thing I would do is check the water pump impeller - probably just change it to be sure I have a new one to start.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-22-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Sam
If you want to verify the "crud in tank/pickup...

If you want to verify the "crud in tank/pickup tube" theory try an using a gallon tank in the cockpit. Depending on your layout you can[1] connect directly to carb and siphon gas if the height is...
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