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Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Al Schober
Agree with Neil - Give it a shot of starting...

Agree with Neil - Give it a shot of starting ether when it quits, then try it. If it stays dead, it's spark. If it roars for a bit, it's fuel.
Forum: Fuel System 08-11-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Al Schober
I ended up with an oil pressure sender, a...

I ended up with an oil pressure sender, a mechanical gauge, and the OPSS all mounted on a manifold off engine. The manifold was connected to the fwd port (where the oil pressure sender usually...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-10-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Al Schober
Sounds like an issue with the shift cable or it's...

Sounds like an issue with the shift cable or it's adjustment.
Recommend to take the cover off the transmission (engine off) and see how the shifter stuff is moving. When shifting into fwd, you'll...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-10-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Al Schober
I'm wondering if perhaps air is getting into the...

I'm wondering if perhaps air is getting into the pump?
Forum: Electrical 08-10-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Al Schober
My Tartan 30 ('73 vintage) had 2 group 27...

My Tartan 30 ('73 vintage) had 2 group 27 batteries and an A/B switch when purchased.
When I sold it (30 yrs later), it had a group 24 dedicated to the engine and 2 group 27 batteries dedicated to...
Forum: General Interest 08-03-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Al Schober
I don't think you're there yet. Looks like...

I don't think you're there yet. Looks like you've stopped the leak, but have replaced the OPSS (safety switch) with a sender unit. Sender unit will NOT work as a safety switch! Electric fuel pump...
Forum: General Interest 07-28-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Al Schober
Most of the old f..ts on this board are visually...

Most of the old f..ts on this board are visually oriented and like pictures - me included. A picture of where the oil is coming from would really help.
Forum: Cooling System 07-28-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Al Schober
Those old Oberdorfer 202 pumps DO wear out. I...

Those old Oberdorfer 202 pumps DO wear out. I fought with one for years - new shaft, new seals, etc. I figure time working on the pump is time I could spend sailing. Get the new Moyer pump and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-11-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Al Schober
Each plug wire should give you a healthy blue...

Each plug wire should give you a healthy blue spark to the block, at least 1/4" long. You may have to shove a bolt into the boot to get some exposed metal. Likewise for the lead from the coil to the...
Forum: General Interest 06-22-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Al Schober
That UniMite is a much bigger engine that the...

That UniMite is a much bigger engine that the Atomic 4. 141 cu in, 70 HP!
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-18-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Al Schober
If fuel supply is good and the bowl is dry, I'd...

If fuel supply is good and the bowl is dry, I'd check the float valve. Could be stuck shut. Recommend replacing the needle valve and seat.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-08-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Al Schober
I've never had an issue removing the bolts...

I've never had an issue removing the bolts between the coupler and the transmission flange. No need to block the propeller. Just put a box wrench (1/2" as I recall) on the bolt head and tap it with...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-05-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Al Schober
I've had a lot of experience with bronze props...

I've had a lot of experience with bronze props working as a Navy contractor. AFAIK, the Navy has yet to find a decent propeller coating! Submarines (BIG propellers) when docked get bags installed...
Forum: Ignition System 06-05-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Al Schober
I wouldn't be concerned about stuff attach to the...

I wouldn't be concerned about stuff attach to the + side of the coil - they just use it as a power source. Coil current (heat) depends on what is attached to the - side. Do a voltage check. ...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-29-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Al Schober
The way to keep those bolts from leaking is:...

The way to keep those bolts from leaking is: don't use them!
Rather than bolts into the block, install studs with epoxy (JB Weld is good) then use nuts to secure the side plate.
Forum: Fuel System 05-24-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Al Schober
That's for the mechanical fuel pump. The push...

That's for the mechanical fuel pump. The push rod rides on the cam and makes the pump work. The small hole is a fuel drain in case the pump diaphragm fails- drains fuel to the crankcase vs the...
Forum: Cooling System 05-24-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Al Schober
The 'gasket in a tube' stuff can work, but it's...

The 'gasket in a tube' stuff can work, but it's not as reliable as a real gasket. If you can't source a proper one, you can make one from a paper bag. Put some sealant on one side (edge of the...
Forum: Introductions 05-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,404
Posted By Al Schober
If the carb clogged, I'd be suspicious of the...

If the carb clogged, I'd be suspicious of the fuel system. Pump a gallon out of the BOTTOM of the tank and see what it looks like. Check hoses and filters - both get old and require replacement. ...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-18-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Al Schober
Be stingy on the MMO in the fuel. IMHO, the hot...

Be stingy on the MMO in the fuel. IMHO, the hot intake valves are the first thing the fuel hit, and the heavy fraction of the MMO deposits on the stem of the inlet valves, causing buildup and...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-16-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Al Schober
Bob, Give it a try - what do you have to lose? ...

Bob,
Give it a try - what do you have to lose? Old/newer engines are similar enough that the same techniques should work. Key is to identify a cracked block before spending work on restoration. ...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-16-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Al Schober
OK, make it through the season then rebuild. ...

OK, make it through the season then rebuild.
Couple of preliminary step to take now. First is to buy a copy of the Moyer Manual if you don't have one. Read it twice. It's the Bible. Second is...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-16-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Al Schober
For starters, replacing the piston rings is a...

For starters, replacing the piston rings is a major job and requires that the bottom end be opened up so the connecting rods can be disconnected from the crankshaft. This is a job to be done with...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-27-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,933
Posted By Al Schober
You've got two cracks in that block, second one...

You've got two cracks in that block, second one further forward towards the flywheel. Afraid that block is a goner!
Forum: Fuel System 04-27-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Al Schober
With an old 2 stroke outboard, I'd be very leery...

With an old 2 stroke outboard, I'd be very leery of the reed valve. They're a weak link for those engines. I had a brand new Evinrude 15HP that died in it's first month - a plastic tab from the...
Forum: Introductions 04-27-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,628
Posted By Al Schober
The item with the ? is the inlet settling bowl...

The item with the ? is the inlet settling bowl for the mechanical fuel pump. It sorta works, but is a good source for a fuel leak due to corrosion of the bowl. Moyer sells a replacement bowl. ...
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