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Forum: Exhaust System 04-20-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By TimBSmith
Looking thought....on connectors...

I went to an industrial plumbing supply store for male/female 90 degree connectors. Wanted to limit the nipple connectors because I read that the metal is thinner on connecting nipples and I recall...
Forum: Introductions 04-02-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By TimBSmith
No one has said it yet(or I missed it) buy this manual from Moyer...

I replaced the impeller using Moyer product. Use the service manual or careful instructions here, because pulling it and replacing it...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-26-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By TimBSmith
My first thought when reading was coil as well HOWEVER

As a relative newbie passing my 1 year anniversary I know to start at the beginning for each spark, fuel, compression. Some threads start with guess-work and for me the best ones seem to stay...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-21-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By TimBSmith
I found this hot point and failure point on an old manifold....

Worth poking around this area that thinned out on this old manifold.
Forum: Introductions 04-22-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By TimBSmith
Welcome. Best wishes on your new A4 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: Introductions 03-20-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,544
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: Introductions 02-11-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,947
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: 152
Views: 43,266
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 01-08-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By TimBSmith
Electronic fuel pump flow...

Here is my test of fuel flow even after confirming fuel pump pressure.

Here is the fuel measured from not quite 24 second pump run....
Forum: Introductions 12-14-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,620
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:
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-15-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,379
Posted By TimBSmith
Thread from earlier this month worth a look...

Don provided a great overview diagnostic for water in oil here..

I am relatively new to the forum and A4's, though, collecting...
Forum: General Interest 10-01-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,456
Posted By TimBSmith
Starting handle I will need to revisit getting it to seat..pausing inquiry.

Got it. Both of you say it should fit the pins. When I am not on more critical things will see if I can get it to seat at another time.

Thank you. Stay well.

Now sending lubricating...
Forum: General Interest 10-01-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,456
Posted By TimBSmith
I won't digress from your issues...tried to align with pins early on...didn't work..

Still curious. Pausing inquiry as not to distract from unsticking your beautiful motor. It seems like there are so many stories here of patience, lubrication, and regular focused pressure in both...
Forum: General Interest 09-09-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By TimBSmith
CamaroMan/Dave Neptune had these great posts that I had saved...

Applicable part...

"This is all head gasket prep done. If you arent doing valves then from there u can do a final...
Forum: Introductions 09-04-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,321
Posted By TimBSmith
New to me, Oasis, 1974 Peason 30, A4 serial no.191902

Will try to keep this first post manageable. My gratitude to everyone on this forum for all of the help you have given and would never know.

On August 5th I bought Oasis after making offers on...
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