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Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 01-19-2023, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By joe_db
We seem to have 3 different issues going on,...

We seem to have 3 different issues going on, which always makes things harder to diagnose.
1 - The tach. No direct drive A4 is getting to 3,000 RPM. If it is, either the prop fell off or the clutch...
Forum: Aftermarket Kits and Accessories 01-09-2023, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By edwardc
In my case, the vacuum oil changer (a globe...

In my case, the vacuum oil changer (a globe shaped affair), came with a clear plastic hose that the thin dipstick tube slid into. I removed the dipstick tube and found that, by sheer good luck, the...
Forum: Aftermarket Kits and Accessories 01-06-2023, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By ndutton
Not necessary to drain the oil first. The 3/4"...

Not necessary to drain the oil first. The 3/4" plug you're replacing is above the oil level in the crankcase so no muss, no fuss.

edit: Huge hint - a 3/4" 12 point socket fits the square head on...
Forum: Cooling System 01-01-2023, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Easy Rider
Re the overheating problem. The first thing I...

Re the overheating problem. The first thing I would do is check the through hull valve to see that it is not plugged. Disconnect the intake hose from the through hull valve and then open it up. You...
Forum: Electrical 12-25-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Dave Neptune
I had no refrigeration so I usually left the...

I had no refrigeration so I usually left the battery switch to both. If I was staying at Catalina for more that 4 days I would switch to house. I never ran my batteries down enough that the engine...
Forum: Announcements 12-24-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By TimBSmith
Happy Holidays to all my A4 mentors here...

Thank you for helping me through the 2022 New England sailing season. From fuel filters, pumps, raw water intake blockages, overheating, instrument failures, and just basic maintenance. Appreciate...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-19-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By ArtJ
Just ordered both cables on Moyer $145 w/...

Just ordered both cables on Moyer $145 w/ shipping


Thanks guys
Forum: General Maintenance 12-17-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Dave Neptune
Artj, the only way I have had any luck with shift...

Artj, the only way I have had any luck with shift or throttle cables is to remove them to inspect the "casing" for integrity. If they were good hang them vertically and add "oil" to the cable and let...
Forum: General Interest 11-18-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Sam
Good - go ahead and send them as before unless...

Good - go ahead and send them as before unless someone else has a more pressing need for an immediate replacement. thx Sam
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-18-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,756
Posted By Dave Neptune
3 types

In my 45 plus years of operating a sailboat with an inboard engine I have used both dripless and packing styles in 3 ways.

First is the packing style packed with "flax" type seals. These are a PIA...
Forum: General Interest 11-17-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By joe_db
It is the old Prestolite version. Also an old...

It is the old Prestolite version. Also an old accessory drive.
Forum: Fuel System 11-04-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By capnward
The only copper line left on mine is the scavenge...

The only copper line left on mine is the scavenge tube. I see no need for copper fuel lines in this day of high quality "rubber" hoses. I trust hose clamps more than compression fittings. I think...
Forum: Fuel System 11-03-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By ndutton
Agreed Shawn. If it ever found its way onto my...

Agreed Shawn. If it ever found its way onto my boat the copper line would be a goner.
Forum: Fuel System 11-02-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By ndutton
Putting fears into perspective

Driving your family car must be nerve wracking then. When was the last time you saw a car with a mechanical fuel pump?
Full disclosure: it turns out one of my cars has one but it's 53 years old
...
Forum: Fuel System 11-01-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By Al Schober
IMHO, the mechanical pump is a good thing. It's...

IMHO, the mechanical pump is a good thing. It's weakness is the strainer basket on the inlet which is useless and prone to leaks. I think Moyer sells a replacement strainer basket. Still useless,...
Forum: Fuel System 10-31-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By capnward
You may have a problem with the pump. Maybe the...

You may have a problem with the pump. Maybe the new spring was installed incorrectly. Or it could be an obstruction in the filters. Did you replace filters when rebuilding the carb? If not, junk...
Forum: Introductions 10-31-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By zellerj
My engine overheated for 20 years, usually...

My engine overheated for 20 years, usually running about 210 F. My flow out the back was good too. I finally solved it by taking off the alternator, distributer, and the side plate, revealing a...
Forum: Fuel System 10-25-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Dave Neptune
If you have any question as to the integrity of...

If you have any question as to the integrity of the fuel lines REPLACE them. A loose fitting, clamp or hose will also keep the pump from pumping by allowing air to be sucked in.

The crud in the...
Forum: Fuel System 10-25-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By joe_db
First off, those squeeze bulbs are VERY...

First off, those squeeze bulbs are VERY dangerous. That needs to go once the engine is fixed. I have had them get tiny cracks and leak or just totally split, they are not designed for below decks...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 10-17-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By ndutton
The MMI recommendations for winterizing* mention...

The MMI recommendations for winterizing* mention removing the thermostat and pinching the bypass hose closed to be certain antifreeze gets into the block thoroughly.


*The recommendations are...
Forum: General Interest 10-17-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By joe_db
Yes it is an old one. I'll get the shipping price...

Yes it is an old one. I'll get the shipping price for you, please PM your address.
Forum: Introductions 10-13-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By ndutton
I'm sorry to welcome you with a lecture but it's...

I'm sorry to welcome you with a lecture but it's my way and offered in your best interests.

Why do an engine overhaul if there's no indication it's needed? You say the engine runs strong without...
Forum: Introductions 10-12-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Sam
Welcome aboard - I suggest to you what I suggest...

Welcome aboard - I suggest to you what I suggest to many A4 owners... order the A4 service/overhaul manual from Moyer. I recently recommended this to a harbor boat owner who has had a 1964 Islander...
Forum: Cooling System 10-07-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Dave9111
Coolant leaking into oil causing Milky Oil

My Atomic 4 is a life long resident of the Great Lakes - so no salt water. I converted my engine to FWC several years ago and noticed back then that the coolant would slowly drop in level over a...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-06-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By ndutton
The shaft coupler is thru-drilled, no threads. ...

The shaft coupler is thru-drilled, no threads. The engine output coupler (where it attaches) has the threads. If the two mating couplers are "rust-welded" together, I fashioned a splitter out of a...
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