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Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By Sam
Agree with John and Al. I would also add a...

Agree with John and Al. I would also add a little grease - lithium or silicone etc to shaft when carefully inserting shaft back in through the bushings. I remove the impeller / shaft at the end of...
Forum: General Interest 08-12-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Sam
Great story Mo. I'll jump in and say I have an...

Great story Mo. I'll jump in and say I have an original 1966 early model A4 never rebuilt and runs great here in Chicago. I have had the boat 45 yrs with no major problems. Had starter/alternator...
Forum: General Interest 08-06-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Sam
Multiple brands available on ebay. I like my...

Multiple brands available on ebay. I like my "Marshall" 0-15psi, stainless body, glass lens, liquid filled [more steadier reading]] - about $20. It goes between pump and carb - you need to get an...
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Sam
If it did not come with the boat order a Moyer...

If it did not come with the boat order a Moyer Marine Univesal A4 service manual. Best $50 bucks you ever spent. Good to get terms/issues right when you seek forum help... or fix a problem when...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-01-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By Sam
Hmm - quick answer, agree with fuel pressure...

Hmm - quick answer, agree with fuel pressure comment, fuel pressure gauge should show exact pressure to carb. You need nominal 1 to 2psi steady state and your pump may not be maintaining. Also...
Forum: Fuel System 06-30-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Sam
Well let's see - 1965 boat & you have owned since...

Well let's see - 1965 boat & you have owned since "89". If you haven't done so recently I would empty the tank and add fresh or at least filtered gas from the top 3/4's. Dump the bottom 1/4. A...
Forum: Fuel System 06-26-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Sam
Similiar set up in my 1966 Morgan - tank under...

Similiar set up in my 1966 Morgan - tank under cockpit, filter even with bottom of tank, electric fuel pump lower than filter but higher than carb [bulkhead mounts]. Because gas enters low side of...
Forum: General Interest 06-07-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,461
Posted By Sam
I use a spark plug socket with two slots about 1...

I use a spark plug socket with two slots about 1 inch long 180 degrees apart. It fits over the roll pin in the fly wheel "hole". Admittedly I have never needed to hand crank for starting but it...
Forum: Electrical 05-28-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Sam
You got some great advice. I would still watch...

You got some great advice. I would still watch the coil for premature failure from the ignition being left on. A little running time and some excessive heat build up and it could still fail you and...
Forum: Cooling System 05-23-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Sam
Just a little extra info - I take pull the...

Just a little extra info - I take pull the shaft/impeller out every season for winter lay up - impellar remains flexible longer. To avoid problems I recommend deburring and filing a small bevel...
Forum: General Interest 04-12-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Sam
In Chicago we have some inland boat yards...

In Chicago we have some inland boat yards requiring about a 21/2 mile river run with 27 city bridges that must be raised to get to the lake and then to your harbor. Trip motoring can take 4 to 14hrs...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 03-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,735
Posted By Sam
I concur with the price comment but I could use a...

I concur with the price comment but I could use a little guidance - don't want to steal the thread About 30 yrs ago I bought a A4 from an older gentleman who's son was forcing him [and paying] to...
Forum: Fuel System 02-17-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Sam
I'll give you a couple thoughts. If memory...

I'll give you a couple thoughts. If memory serves me well I have a 1.5-3.5psi Faucet pump and my fuel pressure gauge mostly reads a steady 2.5psi bulk head mounted w/about 3 ft run and the carb runs...
Forum: General Interest 01-22-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Sam
Glad to hear it was layed up with new oil. If...

Glad to hear it was layed up with new oil. If you have a distributor w/points one swipe with a point file or emory cloth to remove "invisible" corrosion before starting. Clean all other contacts on...
Forum: Overhaul 01-15-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Sam
I can give a little feedback but suggest you...

I can give a little feedback but suggest you double check. I have a 1966 Morgan 34 w/original A4- ie "early model" Back in my youthful days about 30yrs ago I bought a rebuilt short block A4. I did...
Forum: Ignition System 12-16-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Sam
All of what you read above from these experienced...

All of what you read above from these experienced folks is all very true. When I was a newbe with this engine 4 decades ago I had the same problem - oil cap hitting the block, couldn't time right...
Forum: Ignition System 12-13-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By Sam
I have a 1966 A4 for 40 + years with a...

I have a 1966 A4 for 40 + years with a "Prestolite" brand distributor as well as a couple of old spares. From your picture it looks identical to your "Auto lite" even down to the labeling and i...
Forum: Announcements 11-25-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By Sam
Wasn't there talk on the forum years ago about...

Wasn't there talk on the forum years ago about A4's ideally needing leaded gas to protect valves from wear. From my view I have always added a couple of oz of "lead substitute" to every tank for the...
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By Sam
I have recommended this before and will do so...

I have recommended this before and will do so again fyi. I have great luck with a bank o just two Optima Blue top D34 dual purpose deep cycle AGM batteries. They are slightly smaller and about 10 -...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-27-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By Sam
You'll get alot of good input. My experience is...

You'll get alot of good input. My experience is if you run for a little while, 10 -20 min a stuck valve after layup will tend to free up. If you have the time squirt some MMO into the cylinders,...
Forum: Overhaul 09-16-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,212
Posted By Sam
Add in a carb, new fuel pump and a distributor,...

Add in a carb, new fuel pump and a distributor, wires etc. Also cover for reversing gear. The way it was stripped down looks like it was to be made lighter for removal. All these old parts must be...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,123
Posted By Sam
wow, looks a little dry but one of the cleanest...

wow, looks a little dry but one of the cleanest that I have ever seen in working boat. I'd squirt a little lube or oil in there just to be safe and check the rotor movement for some "snap back"
Forum: Introductions 09-12-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,900
Posted By Sam
Well, first of all your not going to run 10-20...

Well, first of all your not going to run 10-20 sec on starter fluid. You would expect a couple of cylinders firing indicating "spark". so I think your close to resolving your problem.

Relative to...
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,900
Posted By Sam
Dave has good advise here. I would just add that...

Dave has good advise here. I would just add that if it were me I would spray a little carb cleaner up thru the bowl plug using a flexible tube on a pressurized can of cleaner. Not sure carb was...
Forum: General Interest 08-29-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By Sam
Once again the often recommended 0-15psi fuel...

Once again the often recommended 0-15psi fuel pressure gauge installed between the pump and carb would be very informative. Inexpensive and easy to install [with adapter]. If Don's suggestion is...
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