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Forum: Fuel System 07-26-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By sastanley
The syrup is not good..something is wrong. +1 on...

The syrup is not good..something is wrong. +1 on John's suggestion. Run on an aux tank if you can and see if things change...but clean the carb before to try to level the field.
Forum: Electrical 07-26-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By sastanley
It looks like your boat originally had a common...

It looks like your boat originally had a common ground. Ugh. When I rewired I got rid of all this cost saving and ran dedicated wire runs to everything. +1 on Nigel's book & Don Casey's book. It is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-23-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 267
Posted By sastanley
I can guarantee that if you have electronic...

I can guarantee that if you have electronic ignition it is easy to forget to lube the advance weights underneath....been there done that..couple old Harley motorcycle buddies reminded me of that...
Forum: Introductions 05-29-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By sastanley
wagner, Why cut all that up? Have you thought...

wagner, Why cut all that up? Have you thought about removing the shaft along with the prop out of the bottom end..pressing it out the aft flange? Since it is a new-to-you motor, I would replace the...
Forum: Fuel System 05-28-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up DonC, Dave Neptune is THE man.

DonC, Dave Neptune is THE man.
Forum: Electrical 05-19-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By sastanley
If you are seeing (-) on the ammeter it means the...

If you are seeing (-) on the ammeter it means the battery is discharging. The A-4 takes a few amps to run. If I am at idle, I see negative on my ammeter, but I have a negative shunt digital Blue Seas...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-18-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By sastanley
What do you expect the reasonable range of 400Ah...

What do you expect the reasonable range of 400Ah to be, and how do you recharge it?
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-18-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,232
Posted By sastanley
Joe, Under the carb, there is a 6 digit stamped...

Joe, Under the carb, there is a 6 digit stamped number which is the block date. the serial number gives us a general idea of age, but that block casting date is really a great data point. Ignore the...
Forum: Cooling System 05-18-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By sastanley
If it is still leaking after a few hours, you...

If it is still leaking after a few hours, you might have nicked a seal. Hopefully it stops leaking. Water pump rebuilds are no more a PITA than everything else..you already solved the mech fuel pump...
Forum: Fuel System 05-12-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By sastanley
Looks great, Lubr!!:cool:

Looks great, Lubr!!:cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-03-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By sastanley
Julien...you are pushing against the spring in...

Julien...you are pushing against the spring in the front of the case when going into reverse...this is why you need to 'lean' on the lever to keep it in reverse. As your video showed, the little...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-28-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By sastanley
I don't know this for sure, but I think you risk...

I don't know this for sure, but I think you risk exposing the oil system if there is no pump attached to the back of the accessory drive. I am pretty sure engine oil lubricates the shaft up to the...
Forum: Exhaust System 04-28-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By sastanley
Ah...that reminds me. Centek makes spun...

Ah...that reminds me. Centek makes spun fiberglass unions for this type of stuff. When I removed my flapper that Neil mentioned (because the pin broke and the flapper was not flapping) I used a...
Forum: Fuel System 04-27-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By sastanley
Mo has a good point.. By design, if the mech pump...

Mo has a good point.. By design, if the mech pump diaphragm fails, it is supposed to dump the fuel into the crankcase rather than the bilge..less of a fire hazard that way..good idea to check the oil...
Forum: Exhaust System 04-27-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By sastanley
DDO, Get rid of that sucker. What are at the...

DDO, Get rid of that sucker. What are at the other ends of the hoses?

If you have never used it as a valve, you could simply put a type of union there. (close nipple or similar), but even a brass...
Forum: General Interest 04-27-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By sastanley
Great report. Glad to hear you made it safely! ...

Great report. Glad to hear you made it safely!
I helped a friend (many years ago) deliver an unknown C-30 from Norfolk to Solomons (~100 miles) - I carried all my tools from my own boat and lots of...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-27-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By sastanley
Please post pictures. There are many folks...

Please post pictures. There are many folks looking for a motor. In my personal world, I have a good head and manifold..my block is rusting away into the bilge. Thanks. Good luck with your electric....
Forum: General Maintenance 04-26-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By sastanley
sorry..didn't mean to confuse the issue. I was...

sorry..didn't mean to confuse the issue. I was thinking about taking the MMI pump that Indigo makes a mount for, and install it in the alternator loop to help with your access issue. If you wanted...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-26-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By sastanley
What Ron & Neil said. You can simply abandon that...

What Ron & Neil said. You can simply abandon that pump and let it spin away, and either mount something to run off the flywheel (Moyer has the bracket,...
Forum: Cooling System 04-22-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By sastanley
I don't remember..I bought a couple gallons of...

I don't remember..I bought a couple gallons of cleaning strength vinegar from Walmart...Probably like 3:1 water to vinegar. Anymore than that and the smell drove out of the boat. :D
Forum: Fuel System 04-22-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By sastanley
+1 on #3 permatex...it has a brush so is easy to...

+1 on #3 permatex...it has a brush so is easy to apply on the threads.
Forum: Cooling System 04-22-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By sastanley
Ando, Now that most of us are just about safe...

Ando, Now that most of us are just about safe from worrying about blocks freezing...
After FWC conversion, I ran my engine for several hours with plain water and some vinegar to try and clean things...
Forum: Fuel System 04-19-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By sastanley
Lubr, When I switched to EI I forgot to...

Lubr,
When I switched to EI I forgot to remember to service the advance weights..If they get stuck in the out (advanced) position because the springs can't pull them back in due to a dry rusty...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-10-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,891
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up +1 - software engineer here too. I have my 2009...

+1 - software engineer here too. I have my 2009 newbie thread with a lot of broken links when the site was re-hosted. We do what we can..
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-07-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,891
Posted By sastanley
Lightbulb DDO..5 (or 20) years from now, someone may...

DDO..5 (or 20) years from now, someone may stumble on this thread...I recommend posting the link to your new thread so they can follow the updates.
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