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Forum: Announcements 11-25-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
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: Troubleshooting 11-14-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Sam
Joe, I like your cockpit 0-5psi FP gauge over...

Joe, I like your cockpit 0-5psi FP gauge over engine mounted 0-15psi. Can you recommend make or source? Also, is it"in line mechanical" or electrical with a sender? Thx. Sam
Forum: Electrical 11-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Sam
Well, I can also agree with Al - my first 30 yrs...

Well, I can also agree with Al - my first 30 yrs I used 2 bank flooded deep cycles, liked Delco Voyager etc around $120 +. never really had a problem with my boat on mooring can with a good...
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
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 11-01-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Sam
As mentioned and as I have learned a 0 - 15 psi...

As mentioned and as I have learned a 0 - 15 psi fuel pressure gauge is a very good idea for diagnostics for everything prior to carb.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Sam
With the EI try a 4ohm rated [and tested maybe a...

With the EI try a 4ohm rated [and tested maybe a little higher] coil with external resistor not needed. Your "dwell time" is longer w/EI requiring higher resistance. This was all worked out on the...
Forum: Polls 10-26-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,138
Posted By Sam
I have a 1966 Morgan 34 with 3/4...

I have a 1966 Morgan 34 with 3/4 keel/centerboard. This produces a deep "v" shaped bilge aft engine. There is always a couple of inches of water in the bilge from heavy rains overpowering the...
Forum: General Interest 10-07-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Sam
One last story. Reading the last post I'm...

One last story. Reading the last post I'm reminded of way back in 1972 I was a graduating engineer and had a job offer from a Ford assembly plant producing Mustangs and Montego's. It was a tense...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-27-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Sam
Also, here in Chicago I change the engine oil and...

Also, here in Chicago I change the engine oil and use fogging oil spray though the carb when I hit dock at the winter boat yard. Helps a great deal in the spring start up. Only a suggestion to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-27-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
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: Introductions 09-23-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Sam
Well, your going to get some great advice here...

Well, your going to get some great advice here and good diagnostics. Just based on my experience only of "not making headway and the engine continuing to run...thought we might have lost the...
Forum: Overhaul 09-17-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By Sam
Good to hear - was told years ago there was a EPA...

Good to hear - was told years ago there was a EPA issue with the ozone layer. I have one in use and glad to hear it should be ok. thx.
Forum: Overhaul 09-16-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
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, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,540
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
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: Troubleshooting 09-12-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,540
Posted By Sam
Congrats. You did not mention this in the...

Congrats. You did not mention this in the verbiage but some owners of "late" model A4's do not realize that they are sometimes winterizing only the exhaust manifold thru the by-pass hose. My only...
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
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: Fuel System 08-29-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Sam
I don't have different brand or p/n but I would...

I don't have different brand or p/n but I would not loose any sleep using the 20 micron temporarily for your trip in addition to any other filtration you have in your set up. I'm not an expert but...
Forum: General Interest 08-29-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
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...
Forum: Fuel System 08-28-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Sam
I had this "surging" problem about 4 seasons ago....

I had this "surging" problem about 4 seasons ago. My early model w/points A4 would run fine for a while then start surging on way to winter layup. RPMs would momentarily drop to then return to...
Forum: General Interest 08-19-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Sam
Picking up on Al's point. About 12 yrs ago my...

Picking up on Al's point. About 12 yrs ago my boat sank almost to the deck level [a story for another time] putting the entire engine underwater for most of the weekend. The Lake Michigan water had...
Forum: General Interest 08-16-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Sam
Here in Chicago boats are hauled out or in for...

Here in Chicago boats are hauled out or in for winter layup and spring launch and stored on cradles jackstands and trailers. We have just a few nearby boat yards but they are large up to 1200 boats....
Forum: Announcements 08-09-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By Sam
Bill, when I started on the forum I did not know...

Bill, when I started on the forum I did not know what I did not know. I've had my A4 for 44yrs and previously relied on a little experimentation and trial and error and some drive way mechanic...
Forum: Ignition System 08-09-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Sam
Glad it all worked out. Just a brief note -...

Glad it all worked out. Just a brief note - Twenty strokes w/point file seems too much for regular yearly maintenance and point life. After 6-7 months winter layup with a fogged engine 2 or 3...
Forum: Ignition System 08-07-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Sam
I got my "points tool kit" - file, small thin...

I got my "points tool kit" - file, small thin wrenches, feeler gauge and some emory cloth at a flea market a few decades ago. Not sure a branded auto parts store would carry this today. You might...
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