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Forum: Troubleshooting Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jcwright
Hello SailingLife. Here is a link to an old...

Hello SailingLife.

Here is a link to an old thread on rotating the engine by hand:

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11213

Others who know what the access is like on...
Forum: General Interest 03-22-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By jcwright
Hello Michael. The top left photo on this...

Hello Michael.

The top left photo on this page claims to be a Utility 4:

http://progress-is-fine.blogspot.com/2013/09/universal-boat-motors-1938.html

Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the...
Forum: Electrical 03-15-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,200
Posted By jcwright
Hello Bill. This paragraph from the MMI...

Hello Bill.

This paragraph from the MMI instructions for the wiring kit mentions the R terminal I think you are referring to:

"On late model engines with Delco starters, there is an "R"...
Forum: Cooling System 03-10-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By jcwright
Hello Doug. You may already have this, but...

Hello Doug.

You may already have this, but in case you don't, here are the MMI instructions for installing the Moyer FWC system, with diagrams:
...
Forum: Overhaul 03-02-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By jcwright
Hello Dave. In addition to Bill's link, you...

Hello Dave.

In addition to Bill's link, you may find this information from MMI's instructions for installing an oil pump helpful. Notice that two thicknesses of gaskets are supplied, and that...
Forum: Overhaul 02-23-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,278
Posted By jcwright
Hello Greg. Here is a link to a file with a...

Hello Greg.

Here is a link to a file with a photo and measurements of an A4 that may be helpful:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wBURh1Iv7sl-OuiJDp1Y2-sVyKbSMINf/view?usp=sharing

I've...
Forum: Overhaul 02-05-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By jcwright
Hello. In the A4 parts manual the wire is...

Hello.

In the A4 parts manual the wire is described as '9" x .045'. I don't see any other information about the type of wire. I used stainless seizing wire.

Jack.
Forum: Overhaul 01-27-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By jcwright
I see this note from Don (from an earlier thread)...

I see this note from Don (from an earlier thread) in my rebuild notes; I think it is relevant to your question:

"The short answer to your question is that the alignment of the timing marks during...
Forum: Tools wanted or offered to rent 01-27-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By jcwright
FWIW, I also damaged my tool when trying to...

FWIW, I also damaged my tool when trying to compress the springs. I see in my notes this comment from Don on a possible cause of this problem:

"Over the years, varnish in the oil will...
Forum: Tools wanted or offered to rent 01-27-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By jcwright
Hello denisla. The spring compression tool...

Hello denisla.

The spring compression tool is available in the MMI catalog. Here is the link to the tool:

https://moyermarine.com/product/valve-spring-compressing-tool-tool_02_165/
...
Forum: Overhaul 01-27-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By jcwright
Hello dplidr. Here is a comment from Don...

Hello dplidr.

Here is a comment from Don Moyer from a related earlier thread:

"There is a small "0" on the front face of one of the teeth of the small crankshaft gear and a small "0" between...
Forum: Ignition System 01-18-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By jcwright
I put a zinc on the prop shaft (inside the boat,...

I put a zinc on the prop shaft (inside the boat, near the coupling), then use a pipe wrench on the zinc. You probably already did this, but just in case--it helps to remove the spark plugs.
Forum: Overhaul 01-16-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By jcwright
Hello Splashdog. I'm not sure it will help...

Hello Splashdog.

I'm not sure it will help with your situation, but below is a link to drawings that show the locations of the mounting holes for a late model A4. I've highlighted the hole...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-26-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By jcwright
Hello Al and Dave. I believe your original...

Hello Al and Dave.

I believe your original post noted that starter fluid had no effect. I'm curious what you and others think about the view that this suggests problems with ignition. Did you do...
Forum: Overhaul 11-20-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By jcwright
That is the forward drain port.

That is the forward drain port.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-14-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By jcwright
Tom, My first concern would be to deal...

Tom,

My first concern would be to deal with the water in the cylinders before that causes more serious problems. Below is a note from Don Moyer that may be helpful.

Best regards,

Jack. ...
Forum: Overhaul 11-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,422
Posted By jcwright
Hello Art. Here is a link to the 3.31" stud...

Hello Art.

Here is a link to the 3.31" stud I believe you are trying to replace. I think Moyer sells them in pairs.

https://moyermarine.com/product/stud-head-oblk_01_110-2-2/

Jack.
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jcwright
Happy to help. I hope the head finds a new home...

Happy to help. I hope the head finds a new home on your Tartan 34c.
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jcwright
Hello Art. I have your number. I'll aim to...

Hello Art.

I have your number. I'll aim to call later today. In the meantime, feel free to use my email address: jack dot c dot wright at gmail.com.

jack
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jcwright
Art: If you or others think of measurements I...

Art: If you or others think of measurements I could take of my head, let me know. Also, I’ve tried before to give my head to someone who could use it, without luck so far. The engine was running...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jcwright
Art: Here's a photo of the head. The arrow...

Art: Here's a photo of the head. The arrow points to the plug. Hope this helps.
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jcwright
Here's a description and link to a plug like the...

Here's a description and link to a plug like the one I used. I'm not sure if was a 1/8 plug. I used the smallest one I could get that would fill the hole. I have the old head in the basement (I...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jcwright
Your pinhole leak sounds similar to one I had....

Your pinhole leak sounds similar to one I had. IIRC, the leak occurred where wire was attached to the head during casting. I drilled and tapped the hole and filled it with a stainless socket plug. I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By jcwright
Hello Tbird. You mention that the fuel pump...

Hello Tbird.

You mention that the fuel pump was tested, but not how. Perhaps you've already checked for fuel pressure downstream of the fuel pump. If not, a fuel pressure gauge is worth...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,043
Posted By jcwright
Which reminds me--my dad engraved all of his...

Which reminds me--my dad engraved all of his tools with an engraving tool that I gave him for Christmas, I would guess when I was about 10 or so. :)
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