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Forum: Cooling System 10-17-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,149
Posted By Al Schober
Yeah, this is an old post - but it's an old and...

Yeah, this is an old post - but it's an old and enduring issue. So, I'll give you my old opinion..(from an old guy).
The stuff you're trying to loosen up and remove would take a hammer and chisel...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-17-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Al Schober
Most favorable assumption is that the issues are...

Most favorable assumption is that the issues are related - otherwise you have a new problem. Perhaps some debris from the failed pump found its way into the carb? Likelihood of this is increased if...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-08-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Al Schober
I too am thinking this could be a mixture issue. ...

I too am thinking this could be a mixture issue.
An A4 that's working right needs choke when it's cold, but no choke when it's warm. If you're starting easily when cold, you might be running rich....
Forum: Overhaul 10-04-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Al Schober
Sure sounds suspicious. Perhaps all you need is...

Sure sounds suspicious. Perhaps all you need is a new manifold? Why not test the manifold separately? Don't even have to unbolt it from the block.
Forum: Electrical 10-02-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Al Schober
Re: alternator: Agree that you won't need 100...

Re: alternator: Agree that you won't need 100 amps. Doubt if a single Gp 24 will ever draw 20 amps.
Side plate: clean the bolt holes in the block and install studs. You can use the Moyer kit or...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-28-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Al Schober
Your friend got very lucky. First that the...

Your friend got very lucky. First that the damage wasn't worse. Think hole in the block. Second that he had you for a friend to help out.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-26-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Al Schober
Suspect it was a matter of the starter failing to...

Suspect it was a matter of the starter failing to engage the flywheel due to a stuck drive gear not sliding and engaging the flywheel.
I don't know of anyone installing a reduction gear starter on...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-26-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Al Schober
Was the engine over-revved? This engine only has...

Was the engine over-revved? This engine only has two main bearings, one at each end. There's no crankshaft bearing between cylinders 2 and 3.
Forum: Good Guys 09-23-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Al Schober
You don't need a 'professional' mechanic, you...

You don't need a 'professional' mechanic, you just need one who's competent. The pro is just more likely to overcharge you.
The only thing to check when it's in the water (other than water leaks)...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-23-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Al Schober
Unless you like wasting time and money replacing...

Unless you like wasting time and money replacing the wrong part, I would recommend doing some diagnostics. A pressure gauge in the line to the carb (or at the carb inlet) will verify that you have...
Forum: Electrical 09-21-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Al Schober
Those single wire alternators are pretty simple. ...

Those single wire alternators are pretty simple. Connect them to the battery, spin them, they make current. So first questions is: what voltage do you measure at the alternator output? If same as...
Forum: Fuel System 09-18-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Al Schober
Primer bulbs for inboards are taboo. They're for...

Primer bulbs for inboards are taboo. They're for outboards.
Strongly recommend adding a pressure gauge to the carb inlet. Then there's no question whether or not you have fuel to the carb. No...
Forum: Fuel System 09-18-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Al Schober
Yeah, gas leaks are not good. Old gasket? ...

Yeah, gas leaks are not good. Old gasket? Replace the gasket.
Curious about the screws that secure the gauge - do they go thru to the interior of the tank? If so, that's a leak source - same as...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-17-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Al Schober
Should prime itself. Centrifugal pumps need...

Should prime itself. Centrifugal pumps need priming.
I like to lube the new impeller with silicone grease (Dow Corning #111).
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-14-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Al Schober
You need voltage at coil + to make spark. A 12V...

You need voltage at coil + to make spark. A 12V test light (or a meter) will tell whether you have voltage. The alternator won't put out anything until the engine is running.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-10-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,179
Posted By Al Schober
As simple a task as replacing the old carb with...

As simple a task as replacing the old carb with the new can by itself cause a problem. Picture this: Remove fuel hose from old carb, barb fitting tears a hunk loose from the old hose, install new...
Forum: Announcements 09-09-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Al Schober
Nice video. Well done. My only suggestion...

Nice video. Well done.
My only suggestion would be to loosely replace the nuts after doing the wire brushing. This will allow you to tap on the nut and not damage the threads on the top of the...
Forum: Cooling System 09-09-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Al Schober
In addition to Mo's suggestions, I'd also add the...

In addition to Mo's suggestions, I'd also add the thermostat to your list of possibly damaged items.
Forum: Fuel System 08-24-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Al Schober
I use an impact screwdriver to get them out. ...

I use an impact screwdriver to get them out. This is the type you tap with a hammer, not a power tool.
I prefer the pipe plugs with a 3/16" hex socket. In brass, they're McMaster p/n 50785K112. ...
Forum: Fuel System 08-21-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Al Schober
I hope this is obvious, but DO NOT do it with the...

I hope this is obvious, but DO NOT do it with the engine running.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-17-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Al Schober
The strong click sounds to me like the solenoid...

The strong click sounds to me like the solenoid is doing it's thing. If you put a test light between the starter terminal and ground, you should see it go on and off when the solenoid engages /...
Forum: Cooling System 08-16-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Al Schober
The pulley and shaft should have a key to keep...

The pulley and shaft should have a key to keep them rotating together. The setscrew should just serve to keep the pulley from moving axially on the shaft. And yes, putting a divot in the shaft for...
Forum: Cooling System 08-15-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Al Schober
A set screw is pretty standard for that...

A set screw is pretty standard for that application. I would have expected the old pulley to have been drilled for a set screw, but not necessarily the new one.
If the hole for the set screw is...
Forum: General Interest 08-12-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Al Schober
Caveat - don't swim off your boat or the docks...

Caveat - don't swim off your boat or the docks until this issue gets resolved.
Forum: Introductions 08-12-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Al Schober
Three choices. Thanks Tim!

Three choices. Thanks Tim!
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