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Forum: General Interest 01-22-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,711
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...
Forum: Fuel System 01-09-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Sam
Fyi on reliability - I'm on my 3rd Facet pump in...

Fyi on reliability - I'm on my 3rd Facet pump in 44yrs. Not even sure I needed to change the 2nd one but did so after being advised after 20 + yrs by N Dutton a few years back. A small price to pay...
Forum: Ignition System 12-17-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Sam
What John says and I tend to squirt a little new...

What John says and I tend to squirt a little new motor oil down into the weights when I do an oil change. Note: I think once i added an extra squirt from my oil can and the oil later spun up into...
Forum: Ignition System 12-16-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Sam
All of what you read above from these experienced...

All of what you read above from these experienced folks is all very true. When I was a newbe with this engine 4 decades ago I had the same problem - oil cap hitting the block, couldn't time right...
Forum: Ignition System 12-15-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Sam
Also, very good chance you would benefit from a...

Also, very good chance you would benefit from a couple of new distributor springs from Moyer.
Forum: Ignition System 12-13-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Sam
I have a 1966 A4 for 40 + years with a...

I have a 1966 A4 for 40 + years with a "Prestolite" brand distributor as well as a couple of old spares. From your picture it looks identical to your "Auto lite" even down to the labeling and i...
Forum: Announcements 11-25-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By Sam
Wasn't there talk on the forum years ago about...

Wasn't there talk on the forum years ago about A4's ideally needing leaded gas to protect valves from wear. From my view I have always added a couple of oz of "lead substitute" to every tank for the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-14-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Sam
Joe, I like your cockpit 0-5psi FP gauge over...

Joe, I like your cockpit 0-5psi FP gauge over engine mounted 0-15psi. Can you recommend make or source? Also, is it"in line mechanical" or electrical with a sender? Thx. Sam
Forum: Electrical 11-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Sam
Well, I can also agree with Al - my first 30 yrs...

Well, I can also agree with Al - my first 30 yrs I used 2 bank flooded deep cycles, liked Delco Voyager etc around $120 +. never really had a problem with my boat on mooring can with a good...
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Sam
I have recommended this before and will do so...

I have recommended this before and will do so again fyi. I have great luck with a bank o just two Optima Blue top D34 dual purpose deep cycle AGM batteries. They are slightly smaller and about 10 -...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Sam
As mentioned and as I have learned a 0 - 15 psi...

As mentioned and as I have learned a 0 - 15 psi fuel pressure gauge is a very good idea for diagnostics for everything prior to carb.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Sam
With the EI try a 4ohm rated [and tested maybe a...

With the EI try a 4ohm rated [and tested maybe a little higher] coil with external resistor not needed. Your "dwell time" is longer w/EI requiring higher resistance. This was all worked out on the...
Forum: Polls 10-26-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 24,193
Posted By Sam
I have a 1966 Morgan 34 with 3/4...

I have a 1966 Morgan 34 with 3/4 keel/centerboard. This produces a deep "v" shaped bilge aft engine. There is always a couple of inches of water in the bilge from heavy rains overpowering the...
Forum: General Interest 10-07-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Sam
One last story. Reading the last post I'm...

One last story. Reading the last post I'm reminded of way back in 1972 I was a graduating engineer and had a job offer from a Ford assembly plant producing Mustangs and Montego's. It was a tense...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-27-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By Sam
Also, here in Chicago I change the engine oil and...

Also, here in Chicago I change the engine oil and use fogging oil spray though the carb when I hit dock at the winter boat yard. Helps a great deal in the spring start up. Only a suggestion to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-27-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By Sam
You'll get alot of good input. My experience is...

You'll get alot of good input. My experience is if you run for a little while, 10 -20 min a stuck valve after layup will tend to free up. If you have the time squirt some MMO into the cylinders,...
Forum: Introductions 09-23-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Sam
Well, your going to get some great advice here...

Well, your going to get some great advice here and good diagnostics. Just based on my experience only of "not making headway and the engine continuing to run...thought we might have lost the...
Forum: Overhaul 09-17-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By Sam
Good to hear - was told years ago there was a EPA...

Good to hear - was told years ago there was a EPA issue with the ozone layer. I have one in use and glad to hear it should be ok. thx.
Forum: Overhaul 09-16-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By Sam
Add in a carb, new fuel pump and a distributor,...

Add in a carb, new fuel pump and a distributor, wires etc. Also cover for reversing gear. The way it was stripped down looks like it was to be made lighter for removal. All these old parts must be...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,096
Posted By Sam
wow, looks a little dry but one of the cleanest...

wow, looks a little dry but one of the cleanest that I have ever seen in working boat. I'd squirt a little lube or oil in there just to be safe and check the rotor movement for some "snap back"
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