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Forum: Overhaul 02-14-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Marian Claire
One of these may work. ...

One of these may work. https://moyermarine.com/product-category/specialtytools/page/2/ Some folks have made their own tool. I just use the crowbar on the fly wheel teeth to keep my "project" A-4...
Forum: Overhaul 02-10-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Marian Claire
Post #1. "The issue is that the new model A-4...

Post #1. "The issue is that the new model A-4 is raw water cooled and the older A-4 was fresh water cooled, so the cylinder heads are bit different."
Just to clarify. I hope I have made it clear...
Forum: Overhaul 02-09-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Marian Claire
Does the boat have a heat exchanger? Are there...

Does the boat have a heat exchanger? Are there two water pumps on the A-4? If not then you have some type of raw water cooled set up. The "hookah" is a bit confusing to me but no telling what the PO...
Forum: Overhaul 02-04-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Marian Claire
That is a nice looking early model. First...

That is a nice looking early model. First response is to put a 90 out of the manifold and turn the whole "hookah" lateral. That looks like a Dole T-stat housing and a nipple to adapt to the temp...
Forum: Overhaul 02-04-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Marian Claire
Welcome to the forum. There is a difference in...

Welcome to the forum. There is a difference in early "old" model and late "new" model heads seen here. https://moyermarine.com/product-category/cylinderheadmanifold/ both can be used for raw or...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 02-01-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By Marian Claire
Everything I see says late model. T stat housing...

Everything I see says late model. T stat housing and head, type of distributor, lack of hand pump for oil changes and the aft housing with a square access and no oil fill. Looks like a late model oil...
Forum: Fuel System 01-26-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Marian Claire
Thanks for the info. I figured the space was...

Thanks for the info. I figured the space was going to be to small.
The nut in your pic is the locking nut for the oil pressure adjustment. The nut has to be loosened and then the threaded part...
Forum: Fuel System 01-25-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Marian Claire
I believe the early block does have a port just...

I believe the early block does have a port just above the oil pressure adjustment.

Dan
S/V Marian Claire
Forum: Fuel System 01-25-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Marian Claire
I dug in my spare parts and it seems to me that...

I dug in my spare parts and it seems to me that the addition of the adapter would push the flame arrestor forward almost 1/2". The total length of a late model flame arrestor frame is about 4 1/4"...
Forum: Fuel System 01-25-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Marian Claire
My oil pressure gauge is mechanical so I do not...

My oil pressure gauge is mechanical so I do not have the bulky sender. There are pics in the online parts that show the "proper" set up and there is plenty of room between the OPSS and Flame...
Forum: Fuel System 01-21-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Marian Claire
This link shows some variations of the Zenith...

This link shows some variations of the Zenith carb. ABC 1346 seems to fit what I have on the MC. Adjustable main jet and two possible locations for connecting the fuel line.
...
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By Marian Claire
Welcome to the forum. Not crazy. The Marian...

Welcome to the forum.
Not crazy. The Marian Claire, a 30ft homemade sailboat with early model A-4, and I have made several trips roaming from Baltimore to Key West and across to the Abacos. Mostly...
Forum: Ignition System 12-17-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By Marian Claire
I may be misunderstanding your list but. The...

I may be misunderstanding your list but. The rotor snaps in in only one place. This could be aft, forward etc when you drop the distributor in place. It really does not make any difference as long as...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-07-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By Marian Claire
As mentioned by others it sounds like blow-by to...

As mentioned by others it sounds like blow-by to me. Did this start suddenly or has it slowly gotten worse? The options are to rebuild the A-4, add a PCV to help control the blow-by or just live with...
Forum: Cooling System 10-20-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By Marian Claire
Be careful when cutting the hose off. I have been...

Be careful when cutting the hose off. I have been to aggressive or just clumsy in a tight space and ended up damaging the fitting. Then the hose will not seal and the fitting has to be replaced....
Forum: Overhaul 10-19-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Marian Claire
Welcome to the forum. I hope there is a bit of...

Welcome to the forum.
I hope there is a bit of space between the exhaust and that hose below. The pipe should be wrapped from the manifold exit to the wet/dry junction. It gets very hot.
If the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-16-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Marian Claire
More posts. ...

More posts.

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4700&highlight=hole+cylinder+wall Post # 2.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-16-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Marian Claire
Did you notice any loss of power during the short...

Did you notice any loss of power during the short trip?
IIRC a hole in the cylinder wall below the travel area of the piston can let water into the crankcase and oil. Will do some searching and see...
Forum: General Interest 05-30-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Marian Claire
This may help....

This may help. http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6011&highlight=fire+extinguisher
I used the setup Mo describes in the beginning of the second post.
Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-23-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Marian Claire
I may be missing something but what would be...

I may be missing something but what would be wrong with placing a "spacer" between the couplings? A thin washer on each bolt??? I know it is not perfect but maybe usable.
Dan
S/V Marian Claire
Forum: General Maintenance 05-14-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Marian Claire
+1. I had very little room to move the shaft...

+1. I had very little room to move the shaft aft. After marking the location of the engine mounts I unbolted them and moved the A-4 forward enough to remove the reduction gear housing. Not sure if...
Forum: Cooling System 05-12-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Marian Claire
Facet fuel pump. Dan S/V Marian Claire

Facet fuel pump.
Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: General Interest 04-16-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By Marian Claire
I'm digging what I think is a manual pump for...

I'm digging what I think is a manual pump for changing the oil. Located aft of the fuel pump on the aft housing. The early model A-4 has it located down low between the carb and fuel pump. Not the...
Forum: General Interest 03-03-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,993
Posted By Marian Claire
The MC was only asleep for about 6 weeks. I...

The MC was only asleep for about 6 weeks. I winterized just after Xmas. My January was booked up and I was not sure when I would return. Being FW cooled it is just a matter of pulling about 1/2...
Forum: Introductions 11-27-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By Marian Claire
Another welcome. It will be interesting to see...

Another welcome.
It will be interesting to see pics of your A-4. We should be able to tell if it is all original or if it has been modified in any way. My A-4 is from 1965, # 77414. I rebuilt it...
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