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Forum: Cooling System 02-01-2023, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By joe_db
Galvanized pipe gives off nasty fumes for a time...

Galvanized pipe gives off nasty fumes for a time that can actually make you sick. Use the black pipe.
* it is actually called zinc fever https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever
Forum: Fuel System 12-21-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By Anchor1800
Resolution, and some humble pie

Last update -
Posting this so others can learn from my mistakes and ensure they absolutely check everything.

The long story short is I did not completely remove the old gasket from where it was...
Forum: Ignition System 12-04-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,973
Posted By joe_db
So did the engine get winterized? I bet the...

So did the engine get winterized?
I bet the starter is NOT shot. They are pretty tough! Do you know if it is new or old style?
(I have had exceedingly bad luck the few times mechanics looked at my...
Forum: Fuel System 10-03-2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By Theo Lewis
Breadcrumbs

Leaving an outcome here for those who come later as I found many threads exactly like this one but no happy endings. After taking stock of my situation and the poor condition of the many parts that...
Forum: General Interest 09-14-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By ndutton
For anyone interested, contact me via PM or email...

For anyone interested, contact me via PM or email through the forum software and I'll reply with the circuit board CAD files attached. They'll be in AutoCAD Drawing EXchange Format (dxf).

Anfield...
Forum: Exhaust System 07-16-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,690
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: Exhaust System 07-13-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,690
Posted By ndutton
Studs my friends. The fastening system (hex...

Studs my friends. The fastening system (hex nuts) is then on the outside of the flange, not buried deep in the manifold. If they want to seize solid in the manifold, don't care anymore.

This...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-21-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By TimBSmith
Update: resolved.

Skip to learnings if you are that guy....

1. Main passage plug on carb- Bone Dry
2. Main passage fuel flow with jumped Facet pump- Nothing
3. Main feed from fuel filter to Facet Inlet with...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-19-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By SvenTheGoose
Thanks everyone. I swapped out the carb with my...

Thanks everyone. I swapped out the carb with my "new" 5 bolt one and moved the gasket over. Felt good suction on the air intake but still would not start. Decided to swap to the points based...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-26-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By sastanley
I will 2nd the 'don't rush to rebuild if you...

I will 2nd the 'don't rush to rebuild if you don't have to, but do it when you have the time & energy.'
When I got my boat, my PO said, "engine is in pretty rough shape, but will get you in and out...
Forum: Electrical 05-24-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,760
Posted By southcoasting
Yeah, I'm with Neil. If you are going to stick...

Yeah, I'm with Neil. If you are going to stick with that alternator/tach combo, a good local alternator shop can actually "renew" that alternator while you ask them for an AC tap if you will go that...
Forum: Electrical 04-28-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,642
Posted By joe_db
*There is no such thing* as "drop in" lithium...

*There is no such thing* as "drop in" lithium batteries no matter what the ad says. The lithium batteries do work in 12 volt systems, so in a sense you could just install them and see what happens....
Forum: Exhaust System 04-20-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By Dave Neptune
Looks great. One "MINOR" suggestion. As the old...

Looks great. One "MINOR" suggestion. As the old pipe was a bit longer on the down side I will assume you have the room to add a couple of inches to the space between the top "el" and the MMI fitting....
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-15-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Dave Neptune
Welcome. First get rid of the squeeze bulb,...

Welcome. First get rid of the squeeze bulb, they're illegal. Sounds like the fuel pump is dead or you would not need to pump the bulb again.

Electric or manual pump?

A fuel pressure gage will...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-07-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,495
Posted By JackConnick
Happy to report back that I was indeed 180° off....

Happy to report back that I was indeed 180° off. SBMolly's ideas of having my "remote starter" (my wife) turn over the engine, then rotate twice afterwards did the trick. I agree, no way to feel the...
Forum: Overhaul 03-06-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Dave Neptune
Junior, yes the valves do get lapped on the seat...

Junior, yes the valves do get lapped on the seat for a good seal. However the seats if bad get re-cut with a "seat cutter" first and the valve get "ground round" by a valve grinding machine. After...
Forum: General Interest 02-27-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By indigo
Atomic 4 with 3 Cylinders?

I have been coaching a new A4 owner as he has been navigating his way down the ICW. It all started with him not being able to make more than about 3 knots and he contacted me to see if there was...
Forum: Electrical 02-09-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By ndutton
As soon as I read the opening post I sent Ando an...

As soon as I read the opening post I sent Ando an email attachment privately (included here) describing what this was about.

https://www.lockhaven.edu/~dsimanek/museum/test-pm.htm
Specific to...
Forum: General Interest 01-17-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,807
Posted By msmith10
No experience with gasoline vapor detectors, but...

No experience with gasoline vapor detectors, but in my experience, my nose is more sensitive than the electronic detectors I've seen. I can smell natural gas long before detectors in my home start...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-12-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,702
Posted By Dave Neptune
Scratchee, you use the feeler gage just like when...

Scratchee, you use the feeler gage just like when adjusting the valves between the tappet and the top (bottom on a flathead) of the valve stem. The clearance should be around .012 when the valve...
Forum: General Interest 11-24-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By B Moyer
Happy Thanksgiving

As we take our seats around the Thanksgiving table this year, it's important to give thanks. For us, that's saying how grateful and thankful we are to have you as loyal Forum Members who give of...
Forum: General Interest 09-24-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,160
Posted By Orion C&C 33
Are the Atomic 4 reliable...?? When I purchased...

Are the Atomic 4 reliable...?? When I purchased my C&C 33 it came with the Atomic 4.

Bringing home my sailboat to its new home we need to travel 79 nautical miles,
even through all the safety...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-23-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Al Schober
Unless you like wasting time and money replacing...

Unless you like wasting time and money replacing the wrong part, I would recommend doing some diagnostics. A pressure gauge in the line to the carb (or at the carb inlet) will verify that you have...
Forum: Cooling System 09-15-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By 2dogsnight
took my boat for a spin today. Temp went up to...

took my boat for a spin today. Temp went up to 110 degrees by the end of 1/2 hour trip. Didn't do any nut adjustments, I will do it in a day or two. Consider it good !
Thank you...
Forum: General Interest 09-14-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By lat 64
I'm here! Shawn texted me. We're alive and...

I'm here!

Shawn texted me.
We're alive and well. Boat still on the hard:rolleyes:.
Spent most of this past year doing remodel on a second house that we got for cheap.
Doing some boat stuff...
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