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Forum: Ignition System 07-13-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Borrowed Time
Coils & Pertronix EI

My upgrade to electronic ignition gave me all sorts of trouble with engine shutdowns by trying to keep cost down with a cheap auto parts store coil. All those problems ended when I bought Don's coil...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-28-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Borrowed Time
A4 Parts to a Good Home

Hi Afourians! I acquired a short block a few years ago and dismantled it for future rebuild it but never got around to it. I have a block, crank, cam shaft, pistons, rods, oil pan etc., that I would...
Forum: Overhaul 01-29-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Attached is a picture of my thermostat, taken...

Attached is a picture of my thermostat, taken within a minute of when I plucked it out of the pot while it was being tested. I can't recall the temperature of the water at the time, probably 200 or...
Forum: Overhaul 01-29-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Cool HI All! The update is SUCCESS! :D Fired up the A4...

HI All! The update is SUCCESS! :D Fired up the A4 this past Saturday evening and it ran like usual with a little white smoke in the exhaust from the MMO that I had squirted into the cylinders when I...
Forum: Overhaul 01-25-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Thanks Neil, I agree that the open RWC system...

Thanks Neil, I agree that the open RWC system needs very little pressure to confirm no leaks. One thing I did learn during this process is that even a tiny bit of gasket or even glue on flange face...
Forum: Overhaul 01-24-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Good advice, thanks Shawn. I actually had...

Good advice, thanks Shawn. I actually had destroyed my backup gasket by the time I had discovered the problem with the second stud. Like you said, we'll see if it leaks when I start it up, probably...
Forum: Overhaul 01-23-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Wink Hi Jerry & Shawn, Thanks for the pictures....

Hi Jerry & Shawn,

Thanks for the pictures. Nice to see I am not the only one with this headache and how you and others have gotten over it.

As it turned out, I kicked my backside all day...
Forum: Overhaul 01-21-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Hi all! Well the update is that the one...

Hi all!

Well the update is that the one threaded hole where I got sloppy, pulled out when I tried to torque it down. Not too surprising, but disappointing. After much pondering and a couple beers...
Forum: Introductions 01-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By Borrowed Time
Hi Neil, When I bought the boat, it was at...

Hi Neil, When I bought the boat, it was at Cabrillo Marina. When I went to register with the harbor master as the new tenant for the slip, they raised the rent 25% above what the PO was paying. So as...
Forum: Introductions 01-18-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By Borrowed Time
Hi Afourians!

Day one of sail boat ownership, I came to find out I had a hole in my head, literally. I have never really introduced myself to the crowd even though I have benefited tremendously from the wisdom...
Forum: Overhaul 01-18-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Hi Shawn, Thanks for the advice and the pic of...

Hi Shawn, Thanks for the advice and the pic of the aft drain hole with the 1/4" nipple. Like yours, my drain pipe broke off when I was setting up a flush system years ago. Cleaning up the threads...
Forum: Overhaul 01-17-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
My water jacket story

Hi Neil and Shawn, I decided on SS studs rather than mild steel or grade 8 studs or bolts. I know there is disagreement on this board about it, but it seems like galvanic corrosion should be minimal....
Forum: Overhaul 01-16-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,182
Posted By Borrowed Time
Water Jacket Clean Out Project

Hi All! Been a prolific consumer of the wisdom provided in this forum for years now and figured you all might like to know how I conquered a nightmare.

For years I have eyed my water jacket cover...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-05-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,593
Posted By Borrowed Time
Update Accessory Drive

Thanks voyager. When I pull mine out to switch out the accessory drive, I will investigate further. Joe, I am very interested in your spare. I've tried sending you several PMs including just now,...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-04-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,593
Posted By Borrowed Time
Update: Accessory Drive/Distributor

My boat seems to be making the noise at all RPMs whether in gear or out. I serviced the stuffing box a while back when I replaced the rear main seal and did just check it and it's running cool and...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-03-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,593
Posted By Borrowed Time
Hi All, The update is that the racket...

Hi All,

The update is that the racket continued even after the belt was removed. :( Before I removed it though I pressed a stick against the belt while running and it made no difference in the...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-28-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,593
Posted By Borrowed Time
Thanks for the replies John and tenders. I think...

Thanks for the replies John and tenders. I think I'll take the belt off, run it to confirm no noise then replace belt with a new one. One other factor in the story I neglected to mention is that I...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-27-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,593
Posted By Borrowed Time
Screeching Noises

I am having a similar situation where I recently pulled and rebuilt a leaking water pump and while I was in there, pulled the distributor, starter and alternator so I could clean it up and paint the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-05-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,483
Posted By Borrowed Time
I just installed a split coupling on my shaft...

I just installed a split coupling on my shaft while it was in the boat and it fit like a glove, no need to press it on. I did have to shave down the key just a bit with a file to get it to where it...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-02-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,087
Posted By Borrowed Time
My two cents, the opinions above regarding...

My two cents, the opinions above regarding grounds are correct. I have been searching for an answer to this very problem for several months now and just found my solution last weekend. I have the...
Forum: Electrical 05-01-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,729
Posted By Borrowed Time
Thanks again Jeff, Neil and Hanley for the...

Thanks again Jeff, Neil and Hanley for the helpful advice. I am learning new skills every time I dive into one of these systems. I will leave the voltage where it is for now and do some further...
Forum: Electrical 05-01-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,729
Posted By Borrowed Time
"Why the interest in this voltage range?" Simply...

"Why the interest in this voltage range?" Simply because the regulator was set at maximum when I received it. The question I have is whether it is productive to run it at maximum for the initial bulk...
Forum: Electrical 04-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,729
Posted By Borrowed Time
Thanks all for the helpful feed back. I ran the...

Thanks all for the helpful feed back. I ran the boat around the harbor for an hour or so last evening and found the output voltage at wide open throttle to start out at around 14.3 to 14.4 for the...
Forum: Electrical 04-27-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,729
Posted By Borrowed Time
Thanks Dave and Hanley. I did install the new/old...

Thanks Dave and Hanley. I did install the new/old regulator yesterday and took the boat out for a trial run. The voltage output was stable with this new regulator. At first I set it to wide open and...
Forum: Electrical 04-23-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,729
Posted By Borrowed Time
Hadn't thought of that. I assumed (and I know how...

Hadn't thought of that. I assumed (and I know how dangerous that can be :rolleyes:) that when the diodes fail it does not put out any voltage rather than erratic voltage. My new/old regulator should...
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