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Forum: Electrical 06-14-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By Sam
Following up w/Al's comments the better deal...

Following up w/Al's comments the better deal crank per buck is with deep cycle lead acid w/750cca. I switch over to two Optima Blue top AGM dual purpose mainly because they were each about 10lbs...
Forum: Fuel System 06-14-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Sam
Really happy for last few years w/stainless body,...

Really happy for last few years w/stainless body, glass lens, liquid filled "Marshall" gauge from ebay -about $20 plus inline adaptor @ a out $12.
Forum: The Wish List 06-07-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,238
Posted By Sam
i am happy with stainless steel, glass face and...

i am happy with stainless steel, glass face and liquid filled 0-15psi "Marshal" brand from ebay, about $15 and $12 for the inline adaptor.
Forum: General Interest 06-07-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,172
Posted By Sam
I use a spark plug socket with two slots about 1...

I use a spark plug socket with two slots about 1 inch long 180 degrees apart. It fits over the roll pin in the fly wheel "hole". Admittedly I have never needed to hand crank for starting but it...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-07-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Sam
Just had a similar problem and situation. My 66...

Just had a similar problem and situation. My 66 Morgan 34 w/original early engine was winter layed up Oct 2019 and continued covid layed up till June 2021. My SOP layup is to drain all fuel...
Forum: Electrical 05-28-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Sam
You got some great advice. I would still watch...

You got some great advice. I would still watch the coil for premature failure from the ignition being left on. A little running time and some excessive heat build up and it could still fail you and...
Forum: Cooling System 05-23-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Sam
Just a little extra info - I take pull the...

Just a little extra info - I take pull the shaft/impeller out every season for winter lay up - impellar remains flexible longer. To avoid problems I recommend deburring and filing a small bevel...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-07-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Sam
BTW - ronstory's recommendation on the HF impact...

BTW - ronstory's recommendation on the HF impact driver highlights a usefull tool that every one should have - 9 bucks, great value when you need it.
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-07-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Sam
Thanks folks. I have an impact hammer but...

Thanks folks. I have an impact hammer but initially hesitant to use it but may have too. It's soaking now w/PB and I'll get back to the boat in a day. Hopefully, w/ a little more time & muscle it...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-06-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Sam
Reversing Gear Retaining pin stuck on Adjusting Collar

I have a well maintained 1966 early model A4 which I have had for 45 yrs here in Chicago. In the past I have never needed to loosen the retaining pin nor needed a collar adjustment. While on the...
Forum: Fuel System 04-15-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Sam
Well, I'll give you the often tested and verified...

Well, I'll give you the often tested and verified reply. Verify you have a spark or weak spark problem or fuel or fuel delivery issue. Spray some starting fluid into the carb inlet and see if it...
Forum: General Interest 04-12-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By Sam
In Chicago we have some inland boat yards...

In Chicago we have some inland boat yards requiring about a 21/2 mile river run with 27 city bridges that must be raised to get to the lake and then to your harbor. Trip motoring can take 4 to 14hrs...
Forum: Announcements 04-03-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Sam
I kept my 1966 Morgan 34 for 40+ yrs for various...

I kept my 1966 Morgan 34 for 40+ yrs for various reasons but one of the main reasons is the simplicity, reliability, longevity and the smooth running of the A4 even though for some they call it a...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 03-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By Sam
I concur with the price comment but I could use a...

I concur with the price comment but I could use a little guidance - don't want to steal the thread About 30 yrs ago I bought a A4 from an older gentleman who's son was forcing him [and paying] to...
Forum: Cooling System 03-21-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Sam
Some years back I cut a water pump gasket out of...

Some years back I cut a water pump gasket out of grocery store paper bag - worked fine till I received a few from Moyer.
Forum: Introductions 03-19-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Sam
Well, welcome aboard. Just a thought to help you...

Well, welcome aboard. Just a thought to help you with advise in the future - 1969 might have been a transition year for Hughes. The early model A4's were used from 1963 to 1969 and depending on the...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 03-16-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By Sam
I have an original - sometime in the mid 80's...

I have an original - sometime in the mid 80's unbound it, put each page in a plastic protector and combined all in a 3 ring notebook that has been on the boat all these years. It has been used a...
Forum: Fuel System 02-17-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Sam
I will differ to Dave's expertice and logic -...

I will differ to Dave's expertice and logic - can't go wrong following it.. My concern was the 4psi lower limit not the higher 5psi.
Forum: Fuel System 02-17-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Sam
I'll give you a couple thoughts. If memory...

I'll give you a couple thoughts. If memory serves me well I have a 1.5-3.5psi Faucet pump and my fuel pressure gauge mostly reads a steady 2.5psi bulk head mounted w/about 3 ft run and the carb runs...
Forum: General Interest 01-22-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Sam
Mine has been on the hard for the last year as...

Mine has been on the hard for the last year as well - turned the A4 over by hand for a couple of rotations so valve springs don't set on a couple of visits. You should be ok. If it doesn't start...
Forum: General Interest 01-22-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Sam
Glad to hear it was layed up with new oil. If...

Glad to hear it was layed up with new oil. If you have a distributor w/points one swipe with a point file or emory cloth to remove "invisible" corrosion before starting. Clean all other contacts on...
Forum: Ignition System 01-18-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Sam
I took an inexpensive spark plug socket [softer...

I took an inexpensive spark plug socket [softer metal] and ground out a couple of slots 180 degrees apart. Use it with a ratchet wrench on the roll pin.
Forum: Announcements 01-15-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Sam
I recommend all watch, listen and learn. A great...

I recommend all watch, listen and learn. A great logical tutorial that is an excellent summary of basic A4 knowledge.
Forum: Overhaul 01-15-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Sam
I can give a little feedback but suggest you...

I can give a little feedback but suggest you double check. I have a 1966 Morgan 34 w/original A4- ie "early model" Back in my youthful days about 30yrs ago I bought a rebuilt short block A4. I did...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-11-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,730
Posted By Sam
Well my strong suggestion is to match the brands...

Well my strong suggestion is to match the brands of cap and rotor to at least try to minimize mfg tolerances or "intolerances". These parts are not made in volume, local or even in the quality that...
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