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Forum: Troubleshooting 02-20-2024, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Sam
A couple years back I took off my reversing gear...

A couple years back I took off my reversing gear cover for a possible adjustment after 20yrs being trouble free. As lubricated as everything looked the set screw was surprisingly well stuck and could...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-04-2023, 11:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,056
Posted By Sam
I urge caution with that coil. if your using EI....

I urge caution with that coil. if your using EI. The NAPA IC14 coil is what I run fine with for years with points [early model Prestolite distributor.] Been a few years since I measured resistance...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-17-2023, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,036
Posted By Sam
Without over thinking the issue both...

Without over thinking the issue both recommendations are fine. Years ago I would lubricate distributor componets with spray lithium grease - got a little messy over time. My go to is regular use of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-16-2023, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,036
Posted By Sam
You have good advice from Dave and I am going to...

You have good advice from Dave and I am going to make a few specific suggestions that you may find helpful.
The condition of the distributor and components indicates to me that you may not be...
Forum: Cooling System 09-28-2023, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By Sam
I think a picture would help with responses...

I think a picture would help with responses showing the plumbing in and out and where connected.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-14-2023, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Sam
My other concern now would be "8 minutes" with...

My other concern now would be "8 minutes" with ignition on waiting on pump prime - hard on ignition coil life,
Forum: Fuel System 07-05-2023, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Sam
My tank is directly below the cockpit. I've had...

My tank is directly below the cockpit. I've had the boat for 45 +yrs. Probably use a tank and half during a short Chicago season with most fuel consumed during spring and fall yard trips. A number...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-26-2023, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sam
Couple of weeks ago I was a passenger on an older...

Couple of weeks ago I was a passenger on an older O"Day. Near the end of the sail the owner turned on the blower [ran good], ignition on and pushed starter button. Nothing happened repeatedly. The...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-28-2023, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By Sam
I'll bring closure to this thread- the engine now...

I'll bring closure to this thread- the engine now starts right up and runs smoothly. I'll summarize the events:

-A4 with EI and off brand electric fuel pump would not start after winter layup. Ran...
Forum: Reversing Gear 04-04-2023, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,721
Posted By Sam
I had intermitent slippage in forward and reverse...

I had intermitent slippage in forward and reverse but usually after a long run ie motoring to the yard for haul out etc - needed high rpm just to move slowly. I switched back to regular oil and made...
Forum: General Interest 11-18-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By Sam
Good - go ahead and send them as before unless...

Good - go ahead and send them as before unless someone else has a more pressing need for an immediate replacement. thx Sam
Forum: Introductions 10-12-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By Sam
Welcome aboard - I suggest to you what I suggest...

Welcome aboard - I suggest to you what I suggest to many A4 owners... order the A4 service/overhaul manual from Moyer. I recently recommended this to a harbor boat owner who has had a 1964 Islander...
Forum: Fuel System 09-16-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sam
Best investment you will ever make is a $50 A4...

Best investment you will ever make is a $50 A4 service manual from Moyer. Do it now and combine shipping.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-11-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Sam
No way am I suggesting to skip any analysis but I...

No way am I suggesting to skip any analysis but I am strongly suggesting you always have a spare coil AND a spare condenser - both can go bad over time [ usually a long time] and each can give you...
Forum: Fuel System 08-23-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By Sam
You have great advise above and normally the old...

You have great advise above and normally the old engineering side of me would say follow the testing protocol. Instead based on my past similar problems/solutions my best additional guess is...
Forum: Electrical 07-31-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,379
Posted By Sam
Not trying to kill a sale to Moyer but if time is...

Not trying to kill a sale to Moyer but if time is an issue you can take a sparkplug socket and grind/mill a couple slots 180 degrees apart to fit on the roll pin and use a ratchet wrench to turn the...
Forum: General Interest 07-25-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,771
Posted By Sam
A year ago a friends 77 A4 had a serious leak...

A year ago a friends 77 A4 had a serious leak when engine was running. Trace it to a blown oil pressure switch screwed into the block [ lead going to fuel pump] just by carb. Took to local auto...
Forum: Fuel System 07-19-2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By Sam
I'll take a stab at it. Sounds like drive shaft...

I'll take a stab at it. Sounds like drive shaft binding after a little while or a fowled prop with a plastic bag, dock line etc. After checking the prop try tying up at a dock, gently run the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-18-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By Sam
I have a raw water cooled early model for 45 yrs...

I have a raw water cooled early model for 45 yrs - different cooling routing than late model but similar issues. Normal running temp is 140 with stoke thermostat. I like to start with simple...
Forum: Fuel System 07-15-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,678
Posted By Sam
does sound like a fouled prop issue but I would...

does sound like a fouled prop issue but I would also check/lubricate your distributor advance weights. I have been at this for a long time and have always been taught, thought and read that an A4...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-13-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,665
Posted By Sam
Also a few years back DR N Dutton suggested...

Also a few years back DR N Dutton suggested purchasing an inexpensive "induction" pen light that you hold next to a plug wire and it lights with every firing for that wire. Does not measure...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-07-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,665
Posted By Sam
All good advice. If it were me I would do one...

All good advice. If it were me I would do one thing at a time and usually inexpensive. First find TDC and change and set points. At high point on cam set gap at .025 and then see if #4 fires. If...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-22-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By Sam
Good news - you never lost anything if you learn...

Good news - you never lost anything if you learn something from it. My only thought is that a continuous 5psi just prior to carb seems a little too high for a carb designed to run at 1-2 psi - may...
Forum: Introductions 05-18-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,626
Posted By Sam
Welcome again and my first suggestion is get a...

Welcome again and my first suggestion is get a Moyer Service manual - best $50 you will ever spend. Your rpm issue could be something as simple as idle adjusting screw set wrong - literally a 10 sec...
Forum: Introductions 05-13-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,626
Posted By Sam
Don't over think the issue - any quality 10w-30...

Don't over think the issue - any quality 10w-30 is fine. When the oil specs were first designated by Universal engineers multi grade was not invented many decades ago. Briefly the "w" represents...
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