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Forum: Announcements 08-08-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By Administrator
Saying goodbye

Some sixteen years after conceiving and managing the forum on a daily basis, I am stepping away from responsibility for it, A member of the MMI family will hopefully inform you soon as to whether...
Forum: Ignition System 09-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By ndutton
Also please be advised that if you go with an...

Also please be advised that if you go with an external regulator you'll need to keep the old disconnected regulator mounted on the alternator. It is a critical part of the ignition protection...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,824
Posted By Marian Claire
I had a small air leak in my fuel supply system...

I had a small air leak in my fuel supply system that I believe allowed air to build in the main fuel filter. The filter was the high point of the system. Same symptoms as you describe. Almost drove...
Forum: Ignition System 04-28-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,283
Posted By ndutton
You may have answered your own question: If...

You may have answered your own question:
If this insulation damage resulted in the wire shorting to the distributor body where it exits, it is the same effect of the coil being energized without the...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-25-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By ndutton
If you put the high point in the exhaust hose as...

If you put the high point in the exhaust hose as soon after the waterlift as possible you will minimize the backwash into the waterlift when turning the engine off.

I'd be interested in learning...
Forum: General Interest 12-19-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,207
Posted By edwardc
No, I don't. "Just say NO." ;)

No, I don't.

"Just say NO." ;)
Forum: Polls 12-17-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,779
Posted By Dave Neptune
Warning

Neil, that is a very informative post (#13) however it should come with a warning. Virtually all of the dancing of the gage is controlled by the vacuum and the dampening of the gage. Some gages are...
Forum: Polls 12-17-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,779
Posted By ndutton
Here is an excerpt of an article from Motor...

Here is an excerpt of an article from Motor Magazine, August 2001 entitled Mastering the Basics - Reading a Vacuum Gauge.
Forum: Fuel System 11-29-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,217
Posted By lat 64
Hi. Hopefully the forthcoming comments will...

Hi.

Hopefully the forthcoming comments will impress upon you the hazard you face working with gasoline in a confined space.
Please have a GOOD fire extinguisher at the ready for this mess.
Also;...
Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Welcome to the forum. How did the water get...

Welcome to the forum.
How did the water get into the carb? If you clean the carb but don't know how the water got to the carb what will keep it from happening again?
Water in the fuel tank is the...
Forum: Cooling System 10-22-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,144
Posted By ndutton
Acid opening up a hole is a very real...

Acid opening up a hole is a very real possibility, perhaps even likely in your case given the sequence of events you reported but know that if it did, the affected area was paper thin to start with...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-15-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,802
Posted By edwardc
Just thought I'd weigh in here with my 2 cents. ...

Just thought I'd weigh in here with my 2 cents.

Given the location of the crack, and the fact that it was #4 with water, I speculate that you may have two separate problems.

As for the...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,872
Posted By Al Schober
STRONGLY recommend that you change to studs and...

STRONGLY recommend that you change to studs and nuts for this connection.
Studs should be non-corrosive: stainless is good. The Moyer kit for this job uses stainless studs. Some have done it...
Forum: Fuel System 10-05-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,597
Posted By indigo
If the rebuild was as poor as you indicate, the...

If the rebuild was as poor as you indicate, the rebuilder may have removed the needle valve seat and replaced the seat using the same gasket that was there originally. I have had that same experience...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,789
Posted By ndutton
Please ask your current mechanic to join the...

Please ask your current mechanic to join the forum and contact us. Iíll bet we can help him.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,789
Posted By ndutton
No its not. Who told you that? And didn't we...

No its not. Who told you that? And didn't we already make it clear adding MMO to the fuel was not a remedy for sticking valves? Yet here we are covering it again.

Instead of continually blaming...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-13-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By ndutton
Whoa, Ed. A waterlift does a lot more than...

Whoa, Ed. A waterlift does a lot more than muffle. In fact, in most cases it's critical for the boat's design and engine placement. Muffling is an unintended side benefit.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-14-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,945
Posted By ndutton
No. Please appreciate that during the...

No.

Please appreciate that during the development of the EWDS and the many decisions along the way, affordability was paramount. Earlier, more elaborate prototypes would have cost thousands but...
Forum: General Interest 08-13-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tommy jones
that doesn't sound right to me. If you can spin...

that doesn't sound right to me. If you can spin the shaft when its in neutral your shaft is free. we had a prop foul this weekend and found that the engine would die in forward becasue the shaft...
Forum: Cooling System 07-19-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,412
Posted By ndutton
I also ran for years with FWC, no thermostat and...

I also ran for years with FWC, no thermostat and bypass fully blocked at 180į. I never gave it much thought until the new thermostat came along. It got me to thinking, my system was hanging on the...
Forum: Introductions 07-11-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,838
Posted By ndutton
Without blocking the bypass you have no block...

Without blocking the bypass you have no block cooling with the thermostat removed, no block cooling at all, only manifold.
Forum: Introductions 07-05-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,838
Posted By ndutton
I did not read where you blocked the bypass when...

I did not read where you blocked the bypass when you removed the thermostat.
Forum: Electrical 06-24-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,130
Posted By tac
Cool idea, poorly executed Terminal Tamer ...

Cool idea, poorly executed

Terminal Tamer
1. The copper bus bar is not tin plated. Once itís developed a copper oxide or copper sulphate corrosion coating, itís resistance will increase.
2....
Forum: Electrical 06-21-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,106
Posted By ndutton
Pictures of Tom's choke actuator

Pictures of Tom's choke actuator
Forum: Good Guys 04-05-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,686
Posted By ndutton
Wow Al, that is the complete antithesis of my...

Wow Al, that is the complete antithesis of my experience offering help and I'm sorry it happened to you. I've never expected or asked for any remuneration but forum members that I've tried to help...
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