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Forum: Fuel System 08-04-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By ronstory
Nice. It's always good to get closure. ;^) ...

Nice. It's always good to get closure. ;^)

Did you end up with an OPSS?
Forum: Cooling System 08-04-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By ronstory
John's idea of a stud on the top is great idea. ...

John's idea of a stud on the top is great idea. It's pretty easy to get the washer and nut on the top stud, but trying to get the washer and nut a lower "blind" stud, IMO, would not be fun.

For...
Forum: Electrical 07-26-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By ronstory
Joe is pointing you correctly, Nigel C certainly...

Joe is pointing you correctly, Nigel C certainly knows what works and doesn't on boat. I have that book as well plus Don Casey's...
Forum: Ignition System 06-27-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By ronstory
Welcome to the forum. :) The resistor...

Welcome to the forum. :)

The resistor normally looks like a long lego made out of ceramic and having wires or terminal on it. it usually measure out 1.5-2.0 ohms-ish. To see if you had one,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-26-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By ronstory
The alternator is toast. When I measured it...

The alternator is toast. When I measured it output terminal, it would swing between 15.8, 15.9, 9.8, 10ish, 15.8, 16.0, 9.7, 9.9V ... over and over again.

Time to pull the proven old alternator...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-25-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By ronstory
Ok, Confessions of an idiot

Just got up to the boat yesterday and found the problem. In my enthusiasm to replace the leaking manifold i forgot to block the 1/8” NPT port immediately above the carb flange, causing the engine to...
Forum: General Interest 06-22-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By ronstory
Off-Topic: I Love the pitch on some amazon items

OK, I know this off-topic for A4s... but it both made me smile and shake my head. That said, in my defense... it does say it's waterproof. :p

Take the look at the first pic, the one with the...
Forum: Fuel System 06-15-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
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: 13,150
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: 38
Views: 3,309
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: 17
Views: 1,327
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: 736
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: 13,150
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: 17
Views: 1,327
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: 17
Views: 1,327
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: 17
Views: 1,327
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: 17
Views: 1,327
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: 17
Views: 1,327
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: 17
Views: 1,327
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: 23,124
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: 1,159
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: 704
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: 7,384
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: 694
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: 862
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...
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