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Forum: Troubleshooting 02-20-2024, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By joe_db
Do nothing else until you get the cable off of...

Do nothing else until you get the cable off of it, you may fix something that isn't broken otherwise.
Forum: Ignition System 02-19-2024, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By ndutton
No way, no how. The coil you referenced is rated...

No way, no how. The coil you referenced is rated 0.3 - 1.0Ω primary resistance. The Atomic 4 needs a minimum of 3Ω.
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-18-2024, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By Dave Neptune
A direct drive is a 1:1 drive and is as I believe...

A direct drive is a 1:1 drive and is as I believe what most all Cat 30''s were equipped with.

Do detach the cable from the shifting lever on the trans. The cable can be frozen inside the sleeve...
Forum: Reversing Gear 02-02-2024, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,721
Posted By ndutton
From Don: To open up his neutral zone a bit,...

From Don:
To open up his neutral zone a bit, it’s best to back off on the reverse adjustment a half turn or so – not a tooth or so on the forward adjusting collar.
Forum: Electrical 01-22-2024, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Dave Neptune
As Hanley points out more often than not problems...

As Hanley points out more often than not problems on marine DC systems are often found on the negative side as it "completes" the path. The negative side also is often overlooked by many backyard...
Forum: Electrical 01-22-2024, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By hanleyclifford
Agreed.The starting function is an electrically...

Agreed.The starting function is an electrically explosive event. The starter should be fed as much amperage and voltage as it wants so I fully concur with the #2 cable. Just make sure that the path...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-03-2024, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By joe_db
I have a permanent starter button near the...

I have a permanent starter button near the engine, it is hugely useful.
If the engine will start and run on a shot of ether, the problem is the fuel.
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-28-2023, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,517
Posted By Easy Rider
Seems to me the problem could be that your not...

Seems to me the problem could be that your not getting enough water through to the engine when the rev's are up and under load. I would begin by simplifying the set up you have between the through...
Forum: General Interest 12-24-2023, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By hanleyclifford
And thanks to Moyer Marine for saving the Atomic...

And thanks to Moyer Marine for saving the Atomic 4 from oblivion and supporting us throughout the years.
Forum: General Interest 12-24-2023, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By B Moyer
Blessings and Gratitude

A huge heartfelt thank you to all who give of themselves helping all members of our Forum throughout the years. 2023 has been a year filled with excitement and changes and we feel blessed to have so...
Forum: General Interest 12-24-2023, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Dave Neptune
Holidays

A Happy and a Merry to all :).

Best to all, Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Electrical 12-22-2023, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Dave Neptune
As Neil stated it's "your boat now" and your turn...

As Neil stated it's "your boat now" and your turn to correct the mistakes found and make it "safe" to operate with confidence. Wiring is pretty straight forward and simple when done one step at a...
Forum: General Interest 12-17-2023, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Bayou Sailor
KISS

I just wanted to drop a quick note about keeping it simple. Down here in south Louisiana, we pretty much sail all year. Well, this summer Margarita started and ran about as good as you could ask...
Forum: Introductions 12-15-2023, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,178
Posted By hanleyclifford
If your boat is a 1967 and you have a Delco...

If your boat is a 1967 and you have a Delco starter it's a good bet you have a replacement engine. Sounds like you have the basics covered. Can you post us a video/audio when you get it running?
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-08-2023, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,057
Posted By joe_db
https://www.atomic4.com/ignition.html FYI...

https://www.atomic4.com/ignition.html

FYI some good reading, but still the same issue of shipping as everything else.
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-06-2023, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,057
Posted By joe_db
To amplify that, you'll get a weak spark when you...

To amplify that, you'll get a weak spark when you connect and much stronger spark when you disconnect. Brush the wire past the negative coil for a brief connection and you should get a strong spark.
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-06-2023, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,057
Posted By Dave Neptune
Great. Now if you pull the coil lead out of the...

Great. Now if you pull the coil lead out of the dist cap is there spark when you crank?
If you have spark at the coil then check for spark at the plug wires.
Did you possibly leave the rotor out of...
Forum: Cooling System 12-05-2023, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,364
Posted By Dave Neptune
If the water was leaking so could the oil. The...

If the water was leaking so could the oil. The bearing is sealed with grease so it was probably just engine oil getting past the seal on the suction side of the pump and water exiting on the pressure...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-04-2023, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,057
Posted By joe_db
My oil pressure alarm will let me know quite...

My oil pressure alarm will let me know quite loudly if the ignition is on and the engine is not running :cool:
Forum: Fuel System 12-03-2023, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,398
Posted By Dave Neptune
Good thoughts. I do not recommend ever using tape...

Good thoughts. I do not recommend ever using tape on fuel fittings as bits can get into and clog various orifices in the carb. When applying the paste or sealant try to get as little as possible on...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-02-2023, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,517
Posted By ndutton
Hold on a minute. Before you go attacking the...

Hold on a minute. Before you go attacking the thru-hull valve please do this simple test first:

Close the valve
Remove the hose attached to the valve
Open the valve briefly to observe flow -...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-02-2023, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,517
Posted By hanleyclifford
It is important that the hose from the seacock to...

It is important that the hose from the seacock to the pump NOT rise above the water line and then descend to the pump.
Forum: Ignition System 12-01-2023, 11:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,363
Posted By ndutton
Pertronix Electronic Ignition

Pertronix, the manufacturer of the electronic ignition (EI) offered in the MMI catalog has really stepped up their game over the past decade or more regarding issues and troubleshooting. Check out...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-29-2023, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,042
Posted By Dave Neptune
FWIW, I ground a notch into the base of a large...

FWIW, I ground a notch into the base of a large "C-clamp" and it worked just fine. I did grind a bit of the underside of the base away too to make easier access for my fingers.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Cooling System 11-26-2023, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,910
Posted By Al Schober
Personally, I used brass (local hardware store)...

Personally, I used brass (local hardware store) for 30+ years without issue. Bronze or stainless would be better but difficult to source. First try would be McMaster.
Another consideration (while...
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