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Forum: Cooling System 09-15-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 758
Posted By 2dogsnight
took my boat for a spin today. Temp went up to...

took my boat for a spin today. Temp went up to 110 degrees by the end of 1/2 hour trip. Didn't do any nut adjustments, I will do it in a day or two. Consider it good !
Thank you...
Forum: General Interest 09-14-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By edwardc
Glad to hear it! These days, when someone...

Glad to hear it! These days, when someone abruptly drops off the net, we start to worry.
Forum: General Interest 09-14-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By lat 64
I'm here! Shawn texted me. We're alive and...

I'm here!

Shawn texted me.
We're alive and well. Boat still on the hard:rolleyes:.
Spent most of this past year doing remodel on a second house that we got for cheap.
Doing some boat stuff...
Forum: Cooling System 09-10-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 758
Posted By edwardc
Aha! I think we have a clue. You probably have...

Aha! I think we have a clue. You probably have the wrong diameter packing, rather than too much. Properly sized packing should take three rings of packing. I had something similar happen when I...
Forum: Electrical 08-21-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 60,689
Posted By ndutton
It's a carry over from when the forum changed...

It's a carry over from when the forum changed servers. All you need to do is add 'forum' after 'moyermarine' in the address bar of the link (using the first link in your post as an example) thusly:...
Forum: General Interest 08-12-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Mo
Is the atomic 4 reliable? Long read.

In the past few years I heard more comments on the atomic 4 engine that were complimentary rather than derogatory. Comments like "you can't kill those things". I think this forum is a huge part of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-12-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By ndutton
Don't sell yourself short. You and I have the...

Don't sell yourself short. You and I have the same boring systems (traditional lead-acid batteries and fixed point charging) and mine performs well, batteries last 10 years or better, don't cost as...
Forum: Cooling System 08-11-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By sastanley
What Al said...We call it the "Thatch mod"...most...

What Al said...We call it the "Thatch mod"...most of us A4 enthusiasts agree with forum member Thatch, that you should take the cooling water from the t-stat outlet and plug it into the aft (lower)...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-05-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By tworail
I wasn't able to do the pressure test for lack of...

I wasn't able to do the pressure test for lack of having the proper tool in the guide, but I did have a compression tester which showed 0 compression on cyl 1 & 2 - stuck valves. They could not be...
Forum: Cooling System 08-02-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By campbdon
Yes thank you and I hear you. I have become a...

Yes thank you and I hear you. I have become a regular customer on MM and find the pricing fair and tech info helpful. Sometimes, though being in Canada (Lake Ontario), we have much longer wait times...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-01-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Molly The carburetor has two circuits - an idle...

Molly
The carburetor has two circuits - an idle circuit* and a high speed circuit*. The amount of gas that flows in the circuits is controlled by "jets" basically pieces of metal (brass) with...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-24-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Lubrdink
Recent rebuild

I just did mine a couple months ago and the old A4 is ticking along better than ever. 51 years old and going strong.
Yell if I can help.
Lub
Forum: Fuel System 07-22-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By joe_db
It could be a lot of things - exactly what is the...

It could be a lot of things - exactly what is the problem?
Did the engine EVER work with this fuel pump?
Also if you are paying a mechanic, a fuel pressure gauge will cost less than paying him for...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,585
Posted By roadnsky
Exhaust... Bingo! So glad you've found this. ...

Exhaust... Bingo!
So glad you've found this. (Feels good 'eh?)

I guess some of us wrote off the exhaust blockage too easily. (me) :cool:
Sorry. It seems so obvious now.

Cat-
This is one...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-04-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Maybe. It sure beats the alternative of not...

Maybe.
It sure beats the alternative of not having a resource like the forum available.

I purchased my boat from its first owner in early 1983. While I was in the process of buying the boat I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-03-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By scratchee
Thumbs up Don't need help with my Atomic 4

Cheers everybody. I've had my share of engine issues in the past few years. Some were resolved with help from this forum.

Today I went out for what was really my first day of actual sailing this...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-25-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
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: Cooling System 06-18-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By roadnsky
Mike- Soak the "old" cruddy thermostat for a...

Mike-
Soak the "old" cruddy thermostat for a day or so in pure vinegar and you'll be surprised how much it cleans up.
Then for some fun, boil it in a pot using a meat thermometer to see what...
Forum: Electrical 06-15-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By ndutton
Difference between volts and amps

Fluid dynamics are in many ways analogous to electricity. Imagine a bucket with a valve at the bottom.
When the bucket is filled with water and the valve is closed there is measurable pressure...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By tooltime
Smile Update

I wanted to provide an update to this thread. Replaced broken exhaust elbow, new head gaskets, new exhaust manifold gasket, new carburetor gasket, new ignition system (points, condenser, distributor,...
Forum: Fuel System 06-13-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,843
Posted By Mo
Yeah, we got away from it until the Commies took...

Yeah, we got away from it until the Commies took over here in Canada....now everything is laced with ethanol. For a while we had high test non ethanol. The whole thing is a boondoggle....should be...
Forum: Electrical 06-13-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By ndutton
This is an excellent example of the difference...

This is an excellent example of the difference between voltage and current.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-05-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Mo
She might be OK.

Took her for another sail today. 25 nautical miles on the ocean. We left in very light air and motored out for about 45 minutes, with main up, until the wind built a bit. No issues at all at this...
Forum: Fuel System 06-04-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,939
Posted By scratchee
Sorry if I missed it, but what sort of starting...

Sorry if I missed it, but what sort of starting issues are you having? What are the symptoms? Last year I did some similar work to what you are doing, including adding a water separator and...
Forum: Announcements 06-03-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,602
Posted By Mo
No problem. I have a Raymarine A78 chart plotter...

No problem. I have a Raymarine A78 chart plotter running Navionics, and EMTRAK sodtma class B AIS. No problem with AIS, the targets flash red and alarm if they get on a collision course. There are...
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