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Forum: Exhaust System 07-16-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By wagner
Moral Support

Edward, after years of reading the forum, learning a lot, and 'getting to know' many of you guys through your posts and humor, I can only say, to read your first post on this thread feels like a...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 07-01-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By wagner
Thanks for the heads up Tim!

Thanks for the heads up Tim!
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-12-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By wagner
Shaft/Prop/Coupler Removal

Hi
I had some similar difficulty when swapping A4ís in my 1974 Sabre 28. The engine had not been out in quite some time and the coupler was both very rusty and hard to reach in my boat. I ended up...
Forum: General Interest 08-27-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By wagner
S28 with 2 atomic 4's for sale in Rockland, ME

Passing this along for anyone looking for either a sabre 28 or a pair of serviceable A4's...

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/rockland-sabre-28/7370753890.html
Forum: Introductions 07-10-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Update!

Hello Aftourians,

By way of update, the engine swap has been a success!

The mechanic (me) was able to get the new engine running well on the pallet and set his sights on removing the existing...
Forum: Introductions 05-30-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Talking Shaft removal.

The question of pressing or cutting is somewhat secondary to physically reaching the parts that need to be pressed or cut. At the moment I canít actually reach the back of the engine well enough to...
Forum: Introductions 05-29-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Impending Motor Swap

Greetings Afourians,

Between work, family and other obligations, various things have kept the A4 swap on our Sabre 28 from happening. Until this week!

The transplant motor is running well on...
Forum: Fuel System 05-29-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,391
Posted By wagner
Curious

Was curious about the box on the flame arrestor myself.
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-28-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 33,634
Posted By wagner
Bigeye still on here?

Out of curiosity, Bigeye, are you still around on the forum? I think I own the Sabre 28 previously known as Morningstar, and I suspect that it hasn't had the stuffing box redone in some time....the...
Forum: Introductions 03-26-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Greg, the bulging is definitely block material. ...

Greg, the bulging is definitely block material.

I have since bought another *supposedly* running a4 on ebay and going to swap out when it comes in.

Will let everyone know what happens!
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 03-26-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,388
Posted By wagner
interesting. just a coincidence then. I did...

interesting. just a coincidence then. I did just buy an a4 from chicago on ebay!

good luck!
Forum: General Interest 03-22-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By wagner
Shipping recommendations

Hi Afourians,

Spring greetings from sunny Massachusetts....

Any recommendations on LTL freight companies for an A-4 crated on a pallet with a pile of accessories with it?

Shipping Midwest to...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 03-21-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,388
Posted By wagner
ebay

Did I just buy this from you on Ebay?
Forum: Introductions 03-21-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Hybrid approach?

Edward, totally agree that the "bulging" stud holes are concerning!

Having a confab with the two boat partners (neither is involved in the engine besides turning it on and off) tonight about the...
Forum: Introductions 03-21-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Bulging stud holes?

Any thoughts on the bulging stud holes?

It appears that this motor was run without the thermostat (max cooling) which is good from my perspective on winterization the last two winters (i.e. the...
Forum: Introductions 03-20-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Next step...

Tim, thanks for the intel on the machine shop in Allston...will check it out. I got referrals to a couple shops up my way in peabody and Beverly

After discussing and researching and meditating...
Forum: Introductions 03-15-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Thanks Dave, Al and Ron! Excited to do this....

Thanks Dave, Al and Ron!

Excited to do this. The ratio of engine work to research and discussion is currently about 1 hour engine work to 4 hours of research and discussion!

All good points -...
Forum: Exhaust System 03-14-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,663
Posted By wagner
Follow up?

Jak,
Did you ever get this figured out? What happened?
Forum: Introductions 03-14-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
Forging ahead

Thank you Ron for the warm welcome.

Going to forge a head later this week and get things cleaned up to see what we are working with. Then a parts order! Lets see if I maintain this level of...
Forum: Introductions 03-14-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,075
Posted By wagner
New member - A-4 in a 1974 Sabre 28

Hello everyone!

New member here, but have been "lurking" here and there on this forum for a few years as I became the owner of "Bubble" a 1974 Sabre 28 Mk1 with an original raw water cooled A-4....
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