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Forum: Fuel System 06-15-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By ronstory
NICE feature! What brand and model?

NICE feature! What brand and model?
Forum: Fuel System 06-15-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,094
Posted By ronstory
Yes, my tank never failed either, but at 47 years...

Yes, my tank never failed either, but at 47 years old... it was, IMO, time. :D

EDIT: ... as for the aroma... at least it's not diesel. lol
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By ronstory
Ando-- Following Jerry's update above, when...

Ando--

Following Jerry's update above, when I swapped from the "modern" (eg. more cost effective, cheap) version with the ball bearing, spring and bolt/washer/nut to the original integrated...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ronstory
;^) I *promise* to post an update from...

;^)


I *promise* to post an update from the boat when I get up there. ;)
Forum: Fuel System 06-15-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By ronstory
I've had good luck with Earl's fuel supply...

I've had good luck with Earl's fuel supply components. The nice thing about Earl's is they are aluminum, anodized and have smooth retention for the hose clamp. However, a well placed and tightened...
Forum: Fuel System 06-15-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,094
Posted By ronstory
I just did that for my boat. While I'll never...

I just did that for my boat. While I'll never have to worry about rust again and can now see the tank level by just looking, you will pick up a hint of gasoline smell if the boat has been bundled up...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-11-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ronstory
Neil-- It could be fuel but I need to get...

Neil--

It could be fuel but I need to get back up there (Gig Harbor) so a 2.5 hour drive from Portland. I'll be able to get up there in a week... right now I'm just collecting all the parts that...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-11-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ronstory
John-- Thank-you! I didn't wire the starter...

John--

Thank-you! I didn't wire the starter solenoid 'r' terminal to the fuel pump. The pump normally seems to kick on after couple of seconds of cranking. I will take your suggestion and jumper...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-10-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ronstory
S2S-- Thanks for the other ideas! Yes,...

S2S--
Thanks for the other ideas!

Yes, it passed the thumb test. I'll be bringing the old-school compression gauge up as well, otherwise I will need it. The murphy principle.

Oil is clean...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-10-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ronstory
Mo-- I purchased a set of AL 437 plugs, just in...

Mo--
I purchased a set of AL 437 plugs, just in case and have an new cap and rotor on the way with my spare new set of MMI plug wires. I might just bring up a disti from my newly removed engine. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-09-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ronstory
Neil-- Thanks! I haven't tried the aux fuel...

Neil--
Thanks! I haven't tried the aux fuel tank yet but the water separator filter was just serviced and there was no visible water in the gas when we replaced the tank. Also, using 87 octane...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-08-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ronstory
Rebuilt engine will no longer run well

OK, got a weird problem that I can’t seem to diagnose.

Background: I did a full rebuild of the motor and it was running well with likely 6 hours on it. A little hard starting but ran well one...
Forum: The Wish List 06-07-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,240
Posted By ronstory
I used a 'measureman' from amazon. ...

I used a 'measureman' from amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Measureman-Glycerin-Pressure-Stainless-0-15Psi/dp/B07T71VDVB/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=15+psi+fuel+gauge&qid=1623116582&sr=8-4

No...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-24-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By ronstory
Welcome to the forum, one of the most helpful...

Welcome to the forum, one of the most helpful forums on the web. :D

Missing one cylinder can definitely play heck with the engine running well. John brings up a good point on the sensitivity of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-23-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By ronstory
Welcome to the forum, likely the most helpful...

Welcome to the forum, likely the most helpful forums on the web. :D

You have enough compression to run, so that's a good start and I would make sure the choke is fully operational.

I would do...
Forum: Overhaul 05-23-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,851
Posted By ronstory
Greg-- You should be able to grab the crank...

Greg--

You should be able to grab the crank and rotate the assembly by hand. There will be resistance getting it moving but one it's moving it should feel smooth.

Just grab one the connecting...
Forum: Ignition System 05-22-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By ronstory
DFR-- Welcome to the forum, likely the most...

DFR--

Welcome to the forum, likely the most helpful and supportive forum on the web. :)

Ok, you motor won't start and when you try and start it you get a loud clicking noise, correct?

Also,...
Forum: Electrical 05-20-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By ronstory
If you look into the diagram, when the amp meter...

If you look into the diagram, when the amp meter is detects a "negative flow" it just means that alternator voltage is lower than the wire on the other side of the amp meter. Yes, when a alternator...
Forum: Good Guys 05-15-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By ronstory
In a pinch, if you can't source Neil's graphite...

In a pinch, if you can't source Neil's graphite paste, ordinary stove pipe cement from a big box store works well.
...
Forum: Cooling System 05-15-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By ronstory
OK, you are fine. You had shaft-sized hole in...

OK, you are fine. You had shaft-sized hole in your crankcase... so just consider it confirmation you that the accessory gear was well oiled.

Good luck with the launch tomorrow. :)
Forum: Cooling System 05-15-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By ronstory
Just to be clear, you had the pump housing...

Just to be clear, you had the pump housing removed and started the motor?
Forum: Cooling System 05-15-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By ronstory
You should be fine. The slot-end of the shaft...

You should be fine. The slot-end of the shaft mates with a pin in accessory drive. The entire inner accessory drive is part of the crankcase oil system, so it fully possible that a bit of oil left...
Forum: Cooling System 05-14-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By ronstory
If you were careful to keep the teflon tape back...

If you were careful to keep the teflon tape back from the last 1-2 of threads of pipe/connector while making connections, you will be fine.

If you were "over enthusiastic" in the wrapping of the...
Forum: Ignition System 05-14-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By ronstory
Tom is actually on East coast time, so he's up...

Tom is actually on East coast time, so he's up already. :)
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-10-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By ronstory
Just an idea, but it's pretty easy to do. I...

Just an idea, but it's pretty easy to do.

I would suggest pulling the small hose off the water injection port of the exhaust stack and check to see where the water level is in the stack. You...
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