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Forum: Reversing Gear Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Al Schober
Glad your reversing gear is working again, and...

Glad your reversing gear is working again, and glad to have been of assistance. That's what this forum is about - people helping each other.
Forum: Overhaul 01-22-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Al Schober
Is it possible you received rings meant for a...

Is it possible you received rings meant for a .010" oversize bore? Double check your order and what was sent. Misteaks do happen.
I would NOT cut them down to fit, get the right ones.
Forum: Overhaul 01-15-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Al Schober
The mounting holes in the oil pan may be smaller...

The mounting holes in the oil pan may be smaller on the older engine just due to corrosion. As I recall, the mounting studs are what are called hanger bolts. Lower end is like a lag screw (go into...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-11-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,742
Posted By Al Schober
First thought is to check your firing order. ...

First thought is to check your firing order. Might have a couple of wires switched. Second is to check inside the distributor cap for cracks or tracking - spark for #3 may be going elsewhere. If I...
Forum: Fuel System 12-23-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Al Schober
I would NOT put any solvents into a plastic tank....

I would NOT put any solvents into a plastic tank. Soap & water should be OK. If brave you could try the Zep Purple stuff, but thats alkaline and eats aluminum - not sure what it would do to poly.
Forum: General Interest 12-23-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Al Schober
Looks like things are coming along just fine. ...

Looks like things are coming along just fine. Are you sure you need us?
Forum: Electrical 12-23-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Al Schober
Yep, an AutoMac. No, the knob is not a timer. ...

Yep, an AutoMac. No, the knob is not a timer. It's a control on the current output to the field windings. More current gives more output voltage. When the voltage gets up to a limit (adjustable I...
Forum: General Interest 12-23-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,052
Posted By Al Schober
In my years, I've tried a few things for cabin...

In my years, I've tried a few things for cabin heat.
First was the flower pot over an alcohol burner. It put out some heat but not really satisfactory. Worst was the water vapor into the cabin...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-21-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Al Schober
Brent, Water/exhaust is not supposed to come...

Brent,
Water/exhaust is not supposed to come out through the exhaust pipe. You're going to have to unwrap that whole mucket and see what's there. I really suspect you're going to find a broken...
Forum: General Interest 12-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Al Schober
It's a spring loaded relief valve. There are...

It's a spring loaded relief valve.
There are two varieties. Early one uses a conical plug while the later one uses just a ball. For both the adjustment screw is on the manifold side, transmission...
Forum: Electrical 12-16-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Al Schober
At one time, had a 37' trawler with twin Perkins...

At one time, had a 37' trawler with twin Perkins 6-354s. Rotation was opposite on the 2 engines. Alternators had different fan blades as well as the two water pumps being piped differently - IN on...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-13-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Al Schober
Fixing problems by replacing parts willy-nilly...

Fixing problems by replacing parts willy-nilly can get expensive and take a long time. Handy diagnostic tools:
Fuel pressure gauge at carb inlet. Is the fuel pump putting out?
Test light at the +...
Forum: Testing Protocols 12-07-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Al Schober
Yeah, backing out from somewhere is always a...

Yeah, backing out from somewhere is always a concern. I remember crawling into a cranny on a submarine to look at something and I couldn't get back out. Turns out a valve handwheel had gotten into...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-07-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Al Schober
OK, oil level good. Another question - are...

OK, oil level good.
Another question - are you getting fumes in the cabin?
Forum: Introductions 12-07-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Al Schober
Welcome to the forum. We're here to help (or at...

Welcome to the forum. We're here to help (or at least try).
Cat 30 is a great boat for coastal cruising. Roomy for two (or a small family) and well built. Hopefully the boatyard cats didn't get...
Forum: Testing Protocols 12-07-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Al Schober
The Navy uses hydrophones to detect cavitation. ...

The Navy uses hydrophones to detect cavitation. I didn't have much interest in going that way but it would be fun just to see what you could hear at an anchorage in the evening. Another fun thing...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-06-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Al Schober
Definitely check the oil level! If the oil level...

Definitely check the oil level! If the oil level is OK, I'll have to REALLY start thinking. If the oil level is high, then we can attack that issue.
Forum: Testing Protocols 12-04-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Al Schober
Diagnosing shifting issues

Having shifting issues? If you don't know whether you have a transmission issue or a problem with the linkage, I recommend the following:
With the engine off, remove the reversing gear cover. As...
Forum: Ignition System 11-28-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Al Schober
OK, you've got me dazzled. Not sure what I'm...

OK, you've got me dazzled. Not sure what I'm seeing but the idea of an RPM limiter sounds great!
Forum: Overhaul 11-24-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Al Schober
Curious why you saw fit to paint the surfaces of...

Curious why you saw fit to paint the surfaces of the cylinders?
More important, I recommend you install studs in those 8 holes for the jacket cover plate. This will eliminate a leak path from the...
Forum: Announcements 11-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By Al Schober
Methyl and Ethyl used to double date a lot with...

Methyl and Ethyl used to double date a lot with the Polyester boys.
Forum: General Interest 11-20-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Al Schober
Frank made a lot of folks happy with his boats.

Frank made a lot of folks happy with his boats.
Forum: Announcements 11-20-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By Al Schober
Are you sure about airport gas? I thought it was...

Are you sure about airport gas? I thought it was just E-zero - no alcohol. didn't think they still had lead in it.
Used to know Methyl and Ethyl well - the Ketone sisters.
Forum: Announcements 11-20-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By Al Schober
The 'ethyl' refers to tetraethyl lead. Added to...

The 'ethyl' refers to tetraethyl lead. Added to petroleum fuels until folks started to worry about it's poisonous qualities. Leaded gas is still sold in countries such as Algeria, Iraq, N Korea.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-16-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By Al Schober
Perhaps if we monitored EGT in our A4s, we could...

Perhaps if we monitored EGT in our A4s, we could get the black iron exhaust to last longer?? PLEASE take this as a joke!
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