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Forum: Announcements 12-25-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By TimBSmith
Spirit of the season to the Moyers and A4 community.

Have a wonderful holiday season.
Forum: General Interest 11-25-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By TimBSmith
Happy Thanksgiving. Thankful for our host and this forum..

Amazing community. Past and present contributors. Gratitude.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-02-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By TimBSmith
One other question...great to read this progression...

You don't mention here, maybe I missed, did you replace your batteries? How run down were they? What type? How configured? Voltage? What was your approach to monitoring battery charge or trickle...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-26-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By TimBSmith
My first thought when reading was coil as well HOWEVER

As a relative newbie passing my 1 year anniversary I know to start at the beginning for each spark, fuel, compression. Some threads start with guess-work and for me the best ones seem to stay...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-16-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,086
Posted By TimBSmith
Emulsion tube...and well...

This is the emulsion tube in our gravity fed system. In our system it is called the main nozzle.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XU8bALZcgDRTdjZK6

Clogged emulsion tube...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-16-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,086
Posted By TimBSmith
Float...yes I was taught to eyeball and check level on both floats

Here is picture from my last maintenance..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tM3AnVdWCrgccPan6

I had to be very careful not to displace the rod that anchors the floats. It is not peened and can slip...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-13-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,086
Posted By TimBSmith
Your approach thoughtful....how does carb look?

Especially with fuel pooling.

Other issue is quality of fuel and running clean fuel from alternative source to test once carb is cleaned. Wonder about water. What do you see in fuel filter...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-29-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By TimBSmith
Idle...

Thank you. Been dialing in idle while on mooring and with some load. Using the jet screw and the throttle cable screw. Great results. Very pleased with low idle and forward and reverse response. ...
Forum: Electrical 09-29-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By TimBSmith
Related to your water jacket work.....

Hi Jim,

I am digging into my heavily scaled water jacket after layup this fall. Been studying threads. Welcome any pictures and experience insights you have from new water jacket install you are...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-28-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By TimBSmith
Overdue for thank you and Edson sheave mount repair update...

Appreciate guidance on the hotspot...and the sounding on the engine.

I have since had Oasis out on a couple of runs temperature and oil pressure steady. Oil level unchanged after perhaps 10 hours...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-18-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By TimBSmith
Take a listen to Oasis and advise please...

Good evening.

Been on the water and on my mooring for a week.

2 hours extended running down the river and 3 bridges.

First time the raw engine has run on the water in 3 years. Oil psi...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-21-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By TimBSmith
I found this hot point and failure point on an old manifold....

Worth poking around this area that thinned out on this old manifold.
Forum: Cooling System 06-20-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By TimBSmith
Thank you...

After some study and steading nerves, I gently placed the point of my buck knife(the one my boys bought me) on the edge of the inlet hole and applied careful pressure. Years of bottom paint cracked...
Forum: Cooling System 06-18-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By TimBSmith
Bottom paint buildup on raw water intake through hull...

Greetings to all.

While bottom sanding, took a closer look at every part of the hull. Noted that my raw water intake has several layers of bottom paint on it. The diameter of the intake...
Forum: General Interest 06-09-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By TimBSmith
Oasis first start-up of the season...

A quick update on Oasis and my spring start-up.

I put my A4 to bed for her winter nap carefully and referring to Don's and other checklists. Reading threads that applied, I am in New England. ...
Forum: Introductions 04-22-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,218
Posted By TimBSmith
Welcome. Best wishes on your new A4 adventure..you are in the right place.

Great to see your post. I am in the early stages of my own A4 adventure on a 74 Pearson 30.

You are already hand with engines which I was not. I have come to enjoy this community, learning...
Forum: Announcements 04-02-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By TimBSmith
Bunny Planet happy trails and hope you will orbit here once and a while..

My highlight from your posts was the rebuild of your hot section and related threads... Thank you. And fair winds.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-01-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,330
Posted By TimBSmith
Smile Yes...I am still alive and my A4 is too....

Very soon to unpickle my engine and reconnect batteries that I have been conditioning all winter like a mother hen watching her eggs.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-01-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,330
Posted By TimBSmith
What has helped me understanding cooling...and bypass valve..

Context. I considered myself a redshirt freshman last year owning my first A4 since August. Never did much mechanical, though always loved when I did. I am something like a A4 freshman this year.
...
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 03-23-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,588
Posted By TimBSmith
Clarification on flange bolts and washers please...

Re reading this. I have not used studs yet for flange, I am using bolts and the PO has lock washers with gaps on both bolts. Interestingly, before the winter break, on last engine run after new...
Forum: Introductions 03-20-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,976
Posted By TimBSmith
Welcome to the forum....

If you look at a lot of the manifold or head removal stories here you will often see experience with broken studs, helicoils, tap dies, etc. (most of which I have learned about on this forum). It...
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 03-19-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,588
Posted By TimBSmith
Picture is misleading to untrained eye...the studs seem to overlap...

The studs are actually just threaded on both sides. There is an optical illusion in the photo because of the overlapping studs foreground and background. I had the the same thought when I first...
Forum: Introductions 02-11-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By TimBSmith
Great to see the Isotope Atomic 4 story here...

Thank you for sharing the photos/story here....what a project removing/replacing the head...Stay well.
Forum: Overhaul 02-03-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 39,837
Posted By TimBSmith
Wow...just wow...and I choose to believe this line...

"....brag about the unparalleled mechanical/nautical competence of their amazing Dad to their daycare friends."

Congratulations and thank you.
Forum: Electrical 01-09-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By TimBSmith
Patience...

If you are a naturally patient person please ignore this post.

I TOTALLY understand your patience comment. I have a high rpm motor in my head and I sometimes imagine I should know things that...
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