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Forum: Electrical 04-05-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Golfdad75
Intermittent power to starter

My ignition switch drives me crazy. Sometimes it just doesn't work. I can go down below and flip the battery switch and it seems to work. I have replaced the battery switch and nothing changed. If It...
Forum: Fuel System 12-05-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,268
Posted By Golfdad75
Copper washer

A mechanic suggested a copper washer on the main plug in the carburetor. Any thoughts?
Forum: Fuel System 12-03-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,268
Posted By Golfdad75
Size of carb main plug washer

Anyone know the size of the hard washer that fits the main plug on the carburetor
Forum: Introductions 11-26-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,497
Posted By Golfdad75
Where does the oil kit go

Looking at my engine from the fly wheel does the kit go into the plug on the Right side that is tilted up.?
Forum: Cooling System 03-04-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By Golfdad75
Grease cup?

I have a grease fitting on my water pump, but I never knew anything about tightening until the grease oozes out. Can some help me? Tighten what up. I have 4 bolts that hold the plate on
Forum: Electrical 07-27-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By Golfdad75
When I turned the key I got silence, I had a...

When I turned the key I got silence, I had a multimeter on the switch. I have a 79 Columbia 8.7
Forum: Electrical 07-27-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By Golfdad75
Battery switch or keyed ignition switch

Today as usual boat started fine, went thirty minutes out in the bay shut it off. Spent around two hours in great conditions. Storm coming up so I tried to start the engine. As usual nothing, went...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 07-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,421
Posted By Golfdad75
Back to a two blade

I put an Indigo 3 blade prop on and it helped tremendously with prop walk. However I lost two knots going forward,
Forum: Fuel System 07-07-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,340
Posted By Golfdad75
Carb leaking

After reading this thread I was wondering, if my float is stuck, damaged etc and there is too much fuel in the carb, WILL THE CARB LEAK?
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-03-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,926
Posted By Golfdad75
On the other hand

Go to your local tractor dealer, tell them you have an old 4 cylinder universal tractor engine, they can help.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-03-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,926
Posted By Golfdad75
You can do it

Get a compression tester, a set of 3/8 drive and 1/4 sae sockets, a multimeter and small vice grips.
I was where you were 5 years ago, now there is nothing I donít think I could fix. These guys on...
Forum: Fuel System 05-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,380
Posted By Golfdad75
Gotta love the A4, took the carb off cleaned it...

Gotta love the A4, took the carb off cleaned it and put it back on, runs like a champ. You donít have to be an expert to work on these engines.
Forum: Fuel System 05-12-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,380
Posted By Golfdad75
I had a mechanic once tell me to always shut off...

I had a mechanic once tell me to always shut off the gas and run the carb dry. Would this solve the problem
Forum: Fuel System 05-11-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,380
Posted By Golfdad75
White residue in carburetor

After three years of trouble free running today the motor would not run unless the choked. I assumed something in the carburetor, took it off and brought it home. Now I see this white powdery...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-12-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,919
Posted By Golfdad75
Two things check your choke, mine wouldn't start...

Two things check your choke, mine wouldn't start for two months. Choke was the problem. I really felt stupid. Put MMO in the cylinder, hopefully it will break loose.
Forum: Ignition System 10-05-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By Golfdad75
Battery Switch?

For the last four years or so my keysometimes will not turn the engine over. Either it will on subsequent tries or I go down and switch the battery to all. But if I switch it to the house battery...
Forum: Cooling System 09-09-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Golfdad75
Zinc size

How long a zinc? I know it is 1/4
Forum: Cooling System 09-08-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Golfdad75
No zinc?

I have a Sen Dure heat exchanger. Is is it possible that I have no zinc?
Forum: Introductions 05-23-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,771
Posted By Golfdad75
Damaged Core

I have a Columbia which had come cracks in the deck. I cut out the deck dug out the rotted balsa and replaced with marine plywood. Don Casey's book is a must. One word of thought, I have done 1 from...
Forum: Electrical 12-15-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By Golfdad75
Ammeter goes where?

Since you guys are the smartest people I know maybe someone can tell me this. I have two ammeters on my boat. I assume one tells me how much is going out and one tells how much is charging. I want...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-03-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,902
Posted By Golfdad75
Been there done that

Sounds like a coil, I keep two spares on the boat.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-22-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,994
Posted By Golfdad75
Winterizing

After reading these comments I am glad I live in the South, sounds like as lot of work
Forum: Cooling System 08-09-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,709
Posted By Golfdad75
Well here is what I found.

The extender I had was pressed on. The sleeve that is used to form a tight fit had worn out. Evidence by the thin metal shavings. Moyer Marine sells a PTO shaft extender that fits behind the flywheel...
Forum: General Interest 08-07-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,117
Posted By Golfdad75
More specific a 9/16 stubby

More specific a 9/16 stubby
Forum: Cooling System 08-06-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,709
Posted By Golfdad75
Flywheel extender?

Tonight my flywheel pulley for my FWC came off with the shaft. The shaft (extender?) that it fits on has two set screws that hold it in place. The flywheel shaft has two pins coming out and the...
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