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Forum: Introductions Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Al Schober
To use your A4 to heat the domestic water, you'll...

To use your A4 to heat the domestic water, you'll have to convert the A4 to glycol cooling and install a 180F thermostat. Your glycol loop would then go from the engine, to the water heater, to the...
Forum: Ignition System 11-25-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Al Schober
ejay, Recommend you have a decent multimeter...

ejay,
Recommend you have a decent multimeter (one that you trust) on board and be familiar with its use. In the same Ziplock with the multimeter should be a ground cable, clips on each end, capable...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-17-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By Al Schober
IMHO, the face type seals are good. Our Navy...

IMHO, the face type seals are good. Our Navy uses them on submarines which see considerably more severe service than our boats. But, two things to consider.
First, they like clean water. Silt or...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-16-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By Al Schober
NO, do not 'dress' the end of the shaft to fit...

NO, do not 'dress' the end of the shaft to fit the coupling! The coupling is made out of cast iron and will corrode. The shaft is stainless or perhaps bronze - stable materials. The reason the fit...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-08-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By Al Schober
Not sure why you're replacing all that stuff. ...

Not sure why you're replacing all that stuff. Does it need replacement?
Make sure whoever is doing the shaft has the coupling in hand so they can drill the shaft for the coupling set screws. They...
Forum: Cooling System 11-08-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Al Schober
Have you considered relocating the temperature...

Have you considered relocating the temperature sender? I was never happy with my temperature readings and it seemed the the location of the sender in the head was in an area of variable water...
Forum: Fuel System 11-01-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Al Schober
IMHO, the mechanical pump is a good thing. It's...

IMHO, the mechanical pump is a good thing. It's weakness is the strainer basket on the inlet which is useless and prone to leaks. I think Moyer sells a replacement strainer basket. Still useless,...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-01-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By Al Schober
Torque is transferred from the coupling to the...

Torque is transferred from the coupling to the shaft by a key. Thrust loads fore/aft are transferred by the set screws. It's important that the set screws seat into drilled recesses in the shaft,...
Forum: Cooling System 10-10-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Al Schober
Let me suggest that you change from raw water...

Let me suggest that you change from raw water cooling to a heat exchanger system with 50/50 glycol/water. Yeah, another pump and belt to worry about, but you no longer worry about the coolant...
Forum: General Interest 09-11-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Al Schober
Your sudden shutdown has all the signs of a...

Your sudden shutdown has all the signs of a classic failure of the spark coil. Engine dies abruptly, after a cool down of the coil it restarts. Recommend you get two new coils. Install one, keep...
Forum: Fuel System 09-03-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,411
Posted By Al Schober
Correct. Rbyham said it in the original post!

Correct. Rbyham said it in the original post!
Forum: Fuel System 08-29-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,411
Posted By Al Schober
Me thinks you're going overboard with this. My...

Me thinks you're going overboard with this. My Tartan 30 had direct access for a stick through the fill hole. I calibrated the stick and it served well for 30 years!
You've said you can see the...
Forum: Reversing Gear 08-23-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Al Schober
Without pictures, I'm out of ideas. Can you get...

Without pictures, I'm out of ideas. Can you get some photos? Do you have one of those Wi-Fi cameras on a wand? Not expensive, work with a cell phone.
Forum: General Interest 08-22-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Al Schober
I like the Habbersett brand. Skip the stuff from...

I like the Habbersett brand. Skip the stuff from Aldi's.
Also skip the A4 power. You wouldn't want exhaust fumes interfering with the delicate flavor of the scrapple.
If you're in the area, a...
Forum: Reversing Gear 08-22-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,731
Posted By Al Schober
Wish you'd contacted us sooner. Also wish you'd...

Wish you'd contacted us sooner. Also wish you'd started a new thread.
Do you have the Moyer Manual? If not, get a copy.
I suspect you lost the roller from the end of the reverse cross shaft...
Forum: General Interest 08-15-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Al Schober
My Tartan 30 was '73 vintage, and had the double...

My Tartan 30 was '73 vintage, and had the double lever control from MarMac. I believe they were bought out by Teleflex. Suspect you have the same or a similar control. Photo?
Mine started giving...
Forum: General Interest 08-15-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Al Schober
If you don't have an inline filter, you need one....

If you don't have an inline filter, you need one. If you have a old filter, it should be changed. Many filters have internal steel parts which corrode (water/moisture in the fuel) and send...
Forum: Fuel System 08-15-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Al Schober
Can't see how it would hurt. The thing is all...

Can't see how it would hurt. The thing is all metal!
I would avoid compressed air or a pressure washer - those fins are relatively delicate.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-15-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Al Schober
Be careful. There's no spring holding the...

Be careful. There's no spring holding the throttle toward the closed position. I suppose you could rig a spring or bungee to hold the lever on the carb towards the closed position. You don't want...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-15-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Al Schober
Sounds like the throttle isn't closing. Could be...

Sounds like the throttle isn't closing. Could be the linkage or the adjusting screw on the carb.
The idle air screw is not the adjustment for idle speed. The screw for idle speed is back where...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-13-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Al Schober
Agree with Neil - Give it a shot of starting...

Agree with Neil - Give it a shot of starting ether when it quits, then try it. If it stays dead, it's spark. If it roars for a bit, it's fuel.
Forum: Fuel System 08-11-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Al Schober
I ended up with an oil pressure sender, a...

I ended up with an oil pressure sender, a mechanical gauge, and the OPSS all mounted on a manifold off engine. The manifold was connected to the fwd port (where the oil pressure sender usually...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-10-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Al Schober
Sounds like an issue with the shift cable or it's...

Sounds like an issue with the shift cable or it's adjustment.
Recommend to take the cover off the transmission (engine off) and see how the shifter stuff is moving. When shifting into fwd, you'll...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-10-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Al Schober
I'm wondering if perhaps air is getting into the...

I'm wondering if perhaps air is getting into the pump?
Forum: Electrical 08-10-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Al Schober
My Tartan 30 ('73 vintage) had 2 group 27...

My Tartan 30 ('73 vintage) had 2 group 27 batteries and an A/B switch when purchased.
When I sold it (30 yrs later), it had a group 24 dedicated to the engine and 2 group 27 batteries dedicated to...
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