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Forum: Overhaul 07-15-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,035
Posted By Sailwood
Ouch

Scary thought, Dave. That was a passing thought but blew it off as "so unlikely" as the block was reportedly cleaned. My memory now tells me that the oil plugs were NOT removed. I checked and...
Forum: Overhaul 07-14-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,035
Posted By Sailwood
up-date

The decision has been made to pull the engine and completely break it down. It's the only way to feel comfortable. I'll have the oil pump checked out at Moyer Marine although I have doubts that...
Forum: Overhaul 07-09-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,035
Posted By Sailwood
oil pressure

Crank was turned 10 under , has 10 over new bearings. The first start-up produced, briefly, 60# pressure that quickly bled off. All oil galley plugs are in. Even though the op valve seat was...
Forum: Overhaul 07-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,035
Posted By Sailwood
No oil pressure

Gang,

Just rebuilt. Essentially new rings, main and rod bearings on newly turned and polished crank, 110 hrs on OEM cam, lifters, keepers, tappets; new idler bush and shaft, rebuilt accessory...
Forum: General Interest 06-12-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,681
Posted By Sailwood
Accessory drive end play

Gang,

The accessory drive on Aspen has end play. The bearings and race were changed 110 hrs ago. The a-drive that came with the lifelong fw cooled (Lake Erie) engine I got ftom Buffalo has NO...
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,962
Posted By Sailwood
electronic thru-hull dominatrix

I don't know if anyone else has commented or if my immediate concern has been expressed by others, but something bad bugs me about leaving the engine cooling up to an electronic gizmo. Did I miss...
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,801
Posted By Sailwood
distributor cap

1.) If Ignitor is fitted to Delco distributor, is a modified cap required? Easily modified if yes?
2.) Is the flywheel housing in a late model (part bolted to block) different from that of the...
Forum: General Interest 03-26-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,263
Posted By Sailwood
Pulled the head. #4 has a corrosion "ring" that...

Pulled the head. #4 has a corrosion "ring" that does not appear changed from that found a few years ago. I poked at it under magnifying glass, does not appear to be a pin hole. The top of piston...
Forum: General Interest 03-26-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,263
Posted By Sailwood
Oil was changed just prior to the 1hr trip to the...

Oil was changed just prior to the 1hr trip to the boatyard. Oil was clean, no evidence of water. No antifreeze leak is apparent under the manifold. Temp was fine at 170 approaching the yard. ...
Forum: General Interest 03-25-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,815
Posted By Sailwood
3/8 by 2 1/2 " is fine. It's basically shear...

3/8 by 2 1/2 " is fine. It's basically shear stress overall and not likely to bounce off the rails so long as the lag screws are into solid material.

Doug
Forum: General Interest 03-25-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,263
Posted By Sailwood
The manifold is new (MM) The center nut could...

The manifold is new (MM) The center nut could not be torqued beyond 21# before it went "soft". J-B Weld was tried and failed. Less than 3 full threads on the stud into the block. The head is new...
Forum: General Interest 03-25-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,263
Posted By Sailwood
Anti freeze in #4

Getting the engine ready for Spring launch, I removed the plugs and rotated with the hand crank. Out of #4 of a fresh water cooled rebuild (110 hrs after conversion to fw during the rebuild) now...
Forum: Reversing Gear 03-25-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,430
Posted By Sailwood
fixed

Don,

The shaft end was, in fact, mushroomed. I returned to the shop with the old pilot bearing. He mounted the whole assembled cluster in his lathe and reached in with his pointed "shaver" (have...
Forum: Reversing Gear 03-19-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,430
Posted By Sailwood
installation

Don,

The total rebuild had gone quite well until I tried to re-install the reversing gear. I can get it mounted over the gear cluster, but it won't go the last 1/2" or so. The shaft will not...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-15-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,459
Posted By Sailwood
rpm increase and decrease w/o adjusting throttle

Yesterday I noticed the engine rpm increase for several seconds, then return to its previous rpm without touching the throttle. It seemed to irregularly cycle. We're talking several seconds, then...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-17-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,917
Posted By Sailwood
Oil in the bilge.

In an earlier post I described a major overheat on the season's maiden voyage. I never found the reason, left the t-stat out and she's been running fine since except for one big problem. When well...
Forum: Cooling System 06-25-2005, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,071
Posted By Sailwood
Overheated on season's maiden voyage

ASPEN (Columbia C29 #131) just splashed yesterday. The early model A4 was acid flushed on the hard, rebuilt raw water seacock, new hoses to the new Moyer pump, new thermostat, and once in the water...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-04-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,528
Posted By Sailwood
anode

Is there a need/place for a pencil anode in the A4? Found a depleted one, when boat was purchased, in the tool box.

Doug
Forum: Overhaul 03-19-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,620
Posted By Sailwood
distributor

Don,

Thanks for your replies. The reason I asked about the distributor is I may be doing a short block but want to purchase a few items before hand. If the Delco fits easily in the early model I...
Forum: Overhaul 03-17-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,620
Posted By Sailwood
'Nother question on the distributor.

Is there an advantage to the Delco over the Prestolite? Will the Delco fit in my early model without any changes in the mounting, etc?

Doug
Forum: Overhaul 03-13-2005, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,620
Posted By Sailwood
short block

Is a short block unique to early or late model? I plan on doing a rebuild this coming fall/winter (2005/06) and have an early model A4. I know the starter is not intrchangeable, but what of the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 01-14-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,183
Posted By Sailwood
Prop size

I have no clue as to what pitch my prop is, but it is only a 10" dia. 2 blade. I have a Columbia 29 (1965) that won't back up for beans. In fact, it appears to walk more to port than it reverses. ...
Forum: Overhaul 01-02-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,476
Posted By Sailwood
sleeves

Since I now know that I have an early model, which makes it at least 30 years old, I am concerned about the water jacket. When does one re-sleeve? Are there sleeves in the first place? (my '58 TR3...
Forum: General Interest 12-30-2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,150
Posted By Sailwood
early or late model?

My A4 is ser#UJ170492. The Universal Motors parts list states serial # 79475 thru 170508 is new style. However, the dist is Prestolite and the manual clearly states that my ser# had a Delco. The...
Forum: Overhaul 12-12-2004, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,497
Posted By Sailwood
pressure testing the block

I plan on doing a complete rebuild winter 2005-06. I believe I have the early model (Prestolite distributor). How does one pressure test? A "shop" job?
What pressure? How reliable is the test? ...
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