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Forum: Overhaul Today, 06:02 PM
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Posted By jcwright
I see this note from Don (from an earlier thread)...

I see this note from Don (from an earlier thread) in my rebuild notes; I think it is relevant to your question:

"The short answer to your question is that the alignment of the timing marks during...
Forum: Tools wanted or offered to rent Today, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 42
Posted By jcwright
FWIW, I also damaged my tool when trying to...

FWIW, I also damaged my tool when trying to compress the springs. I see in my notes this comment from Don on a possible cause of this problem:

"Over the years, varnish in the oil will...
Forum: Tools wanted or offered to rent Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 42
Posted By jcwright
Hello denisla. The spring compression tool...

Hello denisla.

The spring compression tool is available in the MMI catalog. Here is the link to the tool:

https://moyermarine.com/product/valve-spring-compressing-tool-tool_02_165/
...
Forum: Overhaul Today, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By jcwright
Hello dplidr. Here is a comment from Don...

Hello dplidr.

Here is a comment from Don Moyer from a related earlier thread:

"There is a small "0" on the front face of one of the teeth of the small crankshaft gear and a small "0" between...
Forum: Ignition System 01-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By jcwright
I put a zinc on the prop shaft (inside the boat,...

I put a zinc on the prop shaft (inside the boat, near the coupling), then use a pipe wrench on the zinc. You probably already did this, but just in case--it helps to remove the spark plugs.
Forum: Overhaul 01-16-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By jcwright
Hello Splashdog. I'm not sure it will help...

Hello Splashdog.

I'm not sure it will help with your situation, but below is a link to drawings that show the locations of the mounting holes for a late model A4. I've highlighted the hole...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-26-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By jcwright
Hello Al and Dave. I believe your original...

Hello Al and Dave.

I believe your original post noted that starter fluid had no effect. I'm curious what you and others think about the view that this suggests problems with ignition. Did you do...
Forum: Overhaul 11-20-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By jcwright
That is the forward drain port.

That is the forward drain port.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-14-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By jcwright
Tom, My first concern would be to deal...

Tom,

My first concern would be to deal with the water in the cylinders before that causes more serious problems. Below is a note from Don Moyer that may be helpful.

Best regards,

Jack. ...
Forum: Overhaul 11-12-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By jcwright
Hello Art. Here is a link to the 3.31" stud...

Hello Art.

Here is a link to the 3.31" stud I believe you are trying to replace. I think Moyer sells them in pairs.

https://moyermarine.com/product/stud-head-oblk_01_110-2-2/

Jack.
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jcwright
Happy to help. I hope the head finds a new home...

Happy to help. I hope the head finds a new home on your Tartan 34c.
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jcwright
Hello Art. I have your number. I'll aim to...

Hello Art.

I have your number. I'll aim to call later today. In the meantime, feel free to use my email address: jack dot c dot wright at gmail.com.

jack
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jcwright
Art: If you or others think of measurements I...

Art: If you or others think of measurements I could take of my head, let me know. Also, I’ve tried before to give my head to someone who could use it, without luck so far. The engine was running...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jcwright
Art: Here's a photo of the head. The arrow...

Art: Here's a photo of the head. The arrow points to the plug. Hope this helps.
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jcwright
Here's a description and link to a plug like the...

Here's a description and link to a plug like the one I used. I'm not sure if was a 1/8 plug. I used the smallest one I could get that would fill the hole. I have the old head in the basement (I...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By jcwright
Your pinhole leak sounds similar to one I had....

Your pinhole leak sounds similar to one I had. IIRC, the leak occurred where wire was attached to the head during casting. I drilled and tapped the hole and filled it with a stainless socket plug. I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By jcwright
Hello Tbird. You mention that the fuel pump...

Hello Tbird.

You mention that the fuel pump was tested, but not how. Perhaps you've already checked for fuel pressure downstream of the fuel pump. If not, a fuel pressure gauge is worth...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By jcwright
Which reminds me--my dad engraved all of his...

Which reminds me--my dad engraved all of his tools with an engraving tool that I gave him for Christmas, I would guess when I was about 10 or so. :)
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By jcwright
Tim, I forgot to answer your question about...

Tim,

I forgot to answer your question about the numbers stamped on the piston:

One of the numbers is "2.56055". My average cylinder bore measurement was 2.563. The standard cylinder bore in...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By jcwright
Tim, Here are my notes on my overhaul: ...

Tim,

Here are my notes on my overhaul:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B869NyQaShwZSFFvRGtUQ0JUWTQ/view?usp=sharing

My notes merely describe what I did, not how it should be done. Some...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By jcwright
Cowlum, The markings that are visible on...

Cowlum,

The markings that are visible on your piston match those on mine, which are original parts. Here is a link to a photo:
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-27-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By jcwright
When trying to figure out variable oil pressure...

When trying to figure out variable oil pressure after a rebuild I found a mechanical gauge helpful. Here is the description of the gauge in the MMI catalog:

Mechanical oil pressure gauge kit
...
Forum: Overhaul 10-21-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,369
Posted By jcwright
I've checked my notes and photos, but the details...

I've checked my notes and photos, but the details I was hoping to find on the 2 set screws are not there. IIRC, the 2 screws are in the *same hole*, set one on top of the other. Someone please...
Forum: Overhaul 10-21-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,369
Posted By jcwright
Hello again Greg. Yes, I was referring to...

Hello again Greg.

Yes, I was referring to the smaller hole, not the one for the stud.

I also checked the parts manual last night. I wasn't able to find the set screws either on the page that...
Forum: Overhaul 10-21-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,369
Posted By jcwright
In your second photo, did you check in the hole...

In your second photo, did you check in the hole directly "above" the spindle? Has this engine been rebuilt before?
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