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Forum: General Interest 07-30-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Al Schober
Not needing a bore job is consistent with my...

Not needing a bore job is consistent with my experience with at least two engines. You'll likely find that there's not even a need to ream out a ridge at the top of the cylinders. Just a light hone...
Forum: Overhaul 07-25-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Al Schober
Using a valve as a lapping tool is OK, but it's...

Using a valve as a lapping tool is OK, but it's not going to remove much metal. You really need something more aggressive, such as the stone in the photo.

Last engine I did, I had the shop do the...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-19-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Al Schober
That leakage at the side plate is common, and is...

That leakage at the side plate is common, and is caused by the 8 bolts. It's nigh impossible to get the threads of the bolts to seal. Best fix is to change to studs and nuts. Our host sells a kit...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-15-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Al Schober
My thought on this is too much voltage,...

My thought on this is too much voltage, suspecting that your alternator controller (regulator) may not be working properly. Does your alternator have an internal regulator or is it external to the...
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Al Schober
Welcome to the list! Hope you have a long and...

Welcome to the list! Hope you have a long and happy experience with your boat and her Atomic 4.
The 'experts' here enjoy helping - they're certainly not doing it for the big bucks$$ Their...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-07-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Al Schober
Hope you saved the old plastic prop. I had one...

Hope you saved the old plastic prop. I had one of those on my Tar 30 for many years (mine was made by CDI) and was quite happy with it.
I raced my T30 so the 2 blade prop was a no brainer. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-02-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,622
Posted By Al Schober
Peter, You snooze, you lose. Tell us about...

Peter,
You snooze, you lose. Tell us about your avatar???
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 07-02-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Al Schober
I used a 'DriveSaver' from Globe Rubber. ...

I used a 'DriveSaver' from Globe Rubber.
https://www.amazon.ca/Marine-DriveSaver-Flexible-Coupling-Universal/dp/B00GXFFUG0
Coupling itself was fine but I had to change some of the bolts and washers...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-02-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,622
Posted By Al Schober
That's a 1/4 turn plug valve for shutting off the...

That's a 1/4 turn plug valve for shutting off the fuel. I'd guess that yours is in the OFF position.
Those valves are prone to corrosion, making them hard to turn. But make them too loose and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-01-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,443
Posted By Al Schober
Sure sounds like fuel starvation. Be advised...

Sure sounds like fuel starvation.
Be advised than even a separate outboard style fuel tank needs a functioning fuel pump. It needs suction to get fuel out of the tank. And those outboard tanks...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-26-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Al Schober
No, my suggestion for the timing light was just...

No, my suggestion for the timing light was just to verify that the centrifugal advance was working.
Forum: Fuel System 06-26-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Al Schober
Check valve at the carb inlet? Why would gas try...

Check valve at the carb inlet? Why would gas try to be getting out of the carb?
Better might be at the outlet of the fuel tank or perhaps the inlet to the first fuel filter.
Forum: Exhaust System 06-26-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Al Schober
Using acid to dissolve the iron out of the copper...

Using acid to dissolve the iron out of the copper seems full of pitfalls - I'd avoid it.
I'd recommend going at the remaining iron pipe with a hacksaw blade, even if you have to cut into the copper...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Al Schober
1 MPH??? While cleaning your prop, take a swipe...

1 MPH??? While cleaning your prop, take a swipe at the knotmeter paddle. My knotmeter transmitter was removable from inside the hull - I just had to keep my bare foot over the hole while I cleaned...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-21-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Al Schober
Don, If you can't do it under way, you're...

Don,
If you can't do it under way, you're probably better off with a timing light and reving it in neutral - verify that the spark advances as the RPM increases. No need to load up those old...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-20-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Al Schober
Anti-syphon in the line to the water injection...

Anti-syphon in the line to the water injection can't hurt.
Your pdf diagram makes me wonder why the water lift unit isn't lower.
Is your water lift piped correctly? Inlet to the can should be...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-20-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Al Schober
The flyweights and their springs control the...

The flyweights and their springs control the centrifugal advance. At idle, the spark occurs close to top dead center. As the engine turns faster, the fire needs time to get going so the spark...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-20-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Al Schober
Is this a crack?

Is this a crack?
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-19-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Al Schober
Yes, the remote starter goes between the big lug...

Yes, the remote starter goes between the big lug on the solenoid (where the battery attaches) and the small lug that would go to the starter switch. Pushing the button causes the solenoid to close...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-19-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Al Schober
Compression, spark, fuel - that's all you need. ...

Compression, spark, fuel - that's all you need.
Compression first - borrow a 12V battery and get yourself a remote start button from your auto parts store (handy to have). Remove the spark plugs,...
Forum: Fuel System 06-17-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Al Schober
Strongly recommend one with a glass lens. Avoid...

Strongly recommend one with a glass lens. Avoid a plastic lens - a drip of gas will mar the lens.
Also, mine was hard mounted to the carb. Made it tough to change carbs as I also had to switch...
Forum: Electrical 06-14-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Al Schober
Not sure why you want AGMs. I could never...

Not sure why you want AGMs. I could never justify them for my boat.
My Tartan 30 originally had two Gp27s with one of those A/B switches. One battery for house, one for starting - or something...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-10-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By Al Schober
I'd remove the thermostat and see what happens. ...

I'd remove the thermostat and see what happens.
Steel wool filter? First I've heard of such a thing. Is this a commercial item? I'd appreciate more info on it before giving judgment.
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 06-08-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Al Schober
Agree with Neil. Do not buy a used manifold. ...

Agree with Neil. Do not buy a used manifold. Certain things you want virgin. I could go on but will restrain myself...
Forum: Introductions 06-08-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Al Schober
Most (suspect all) A4 engines are installed with...

Most (suspect all) A4 engines are installed with the flywheel end high. The usual coolant piping also supplies water to the manifold - in at the high end, out at the low end. This is unfortunate as...
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