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Forum: Troubleshooting 02-27-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By sastanley
oh boy...two different problems in one thread. ...

oh boy...two different problems in one thread.

Might need to get paulw to start his own thread.

C&C..I would rebuild/replace the water pump. It has a weep hole in case the seals fail to not...
Forum: Electrical 02-25-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By sastanley
SH, Jerry's stuff is always a step up from...

SH, Jerry's stuff is always a step up from everyone else's. That EWDS panel would be a fabulous upgrade for anyone with A-4. I have it one my wishlist when I have a couple boat $$ to burn. :cool:
Forum: Electrical 02-21-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By sastanley
To add to Neil's point, if you have a tendency to...

To add to Neil's point, if you have a tendency to have lots of "junk in the trunk", like 'roll bars' and dinghy + davits an outboard, etc...those 150 lbs of battery might help offset the stern...
Forum: Electrical 02-20-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By sastanley
Larry, Agree with Dave on the ammeter delete. In...

Larry, Agree with Dave on the ammeter delete. In the 70's they thought it was a good idea..the problem is the ENTIRE charging circuit is going from the alternator to the ammeter and then (likely) to...
Forum: Electrical 02-18-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By sastanley
I am not always good about taking critical...

I am not always good about taking critical in-the-moment pics.The boards are actually PVC board. I mitered the edges as close to the hull contour as I could get them. They were 3/4" x 3" or...
Forum: Overhaul 02-17-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By sastanley
Question Dave, Any consideration to install FWC while you...

Dave, Any consideration to install FWC while you are going this far? It would help give the block a fighting chance to run another 40 years by no longer pumping saltwater thru it. Also, if you did...
Forum: Electrical 02-17-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By sastanley
w..jack, Yeah...mine was too. With some...

w..jack,

Yeah...mine was too. With some help, I rebuilt my chart table to accommodate the eBay panel, give me a flat surface, and re-wired the entire boat in the process. However, one note, I...
Forum: Electrical 02-16-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By sastanley
Talking Whoa...cool..that is my thread, and I didn't...

Whoa...cool..that is my thread, and I didn't quite finish it up. :cool:
Here is the (almost) finished product..I hadn't painted the glass work yet. :rolleyes: I am happy with the re-wire project,...
Forum: Electrical 02-07-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By sastanley
Dave, I had a buddy with a Bene 343, and I...

Dave, I had a buddy with a Bene 343, and I remember helping him haul the PITA Trojans in and out of that aft berth! :eek:
Forum: Electrical 02-07-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By sastanley
Neil, I have no 120V on my boat. I keep my start...

Neil, I have no 120V on my boat. I keep my start battery up with a 5w solar panel + a $17 Amazon controller. Even if I was plugged into shore power, I would probably still isolate my little Gr24...
Forum: Overhaul 02-03-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,771
Posted By sastanley
nice update. No you didn't miss anything since...

nice update. No you didn't miss anything since april.
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 02-03-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By sastanley
danpat, that 199xxx serial number indicates...

danpat, that 199xxx serial number indicates '76-77 or so block casting, however, the actual casting date is on the block aft of the OPSS and located inside the carb flame arrestor area. It would be a...
Forum: Overhaul 01-28-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By sastanley
Greg, I haven't rebuilt my A4 (yet!) - but when I...

Greg, I haven't rebuilt my A4 (yet!) - but when I rebuilt a motor for my Civic many years ago I did the same thing. I just found the 2" thick folder of stuff. I still have the car, but she has been...
Forum: Tools wanted or offered to rent 01-27-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By sastanley
Paging Dave Neptune!!! (He owned an E-35 for...

Paging Dave Neptune!!! (He owned an E-35 for many years, he will have all kinds of tricks up his sleeve..)

The PO of my boat reinforced the valve tool with a small brace to strengthen the 90°...
Forum: Reversing Gear 01-27-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,419
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Al, I don't know how I missed your detailed and...

Al, I don't know how I missed your detailed and labeled pictures earlier in this thread from 2020, but a couple minutes studying it clears up (for me anyway) some of the mysteries of the reversing...
Forum: Overhaul 01-27-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By sastanley
Lightbulb Jim, Give Ken a call and go over this with him....

Jim, Give Ken a call and go over this with him. He will help you figure it out.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 01-19-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By sastanley
Hey, welcome. As Neil said, too much prop. The...

Hey, welcome. As Neil said, too much prop. The composite is probably a CDI prop. The idea there was as you spun the prop and loaded it up, the blades would flatten and reduce pitch..the downside is...
Forum: Fuel System 01-19-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By sastanley
Dave, Have you figured out how to make the engine...

Dave, Have you figured out how to make the engine idle with the PCV system in place? I could not get my motor to idle reliably, so I removed it. I should probably pull the motor and rebuild it. It...
Forum: Electrical 01-17-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By sastanley
Thanks, Joe! now I just need to order one of...

Thanks, Joe! now I just need to order one of these and wait and see how it goes.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-08-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By sastanley
Hello there..I have had my head in the valve...

Hello there..I have had my head in the valve train, but I don't know the answer to your question.
However, since you on that side of the engine..between the flywheel and the valve opening there...
Forum: Electrical 01-07-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up OK...I am intrigued...:cool: Bringing this back...

OK...I am intrigued...:cool:
Bringing this back to the top.

I am not an electronics guru..My Dad is (long retired) a EE. He taught me to read resistors when I was a little kid, but it didn't...
Forum: General Interest 01-05-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By sastanley
Joe, Nice tach! :)

Joe, Nice tach! :)
Forum: General Interest 01-05-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By sastanley
To add to Ed's comments..The solution for that...

To add to Ed's comments..The solution for that small bit of leftovers could be a couple of those absorbing petrol pads + a tupperware container..you can dump the stuff (or the whole funnel) into it...
Forum: General Interest 01-04-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By sastanley
Ed, I have since let someone borrow or lost BOTH...

Ed, I have since let someone borrow or lost BOTH of my "Mr.Funnel" brand clone filters like that..thanks for the reminder to replace them over the winter when I am not burning too much petrol. It was...
Forum: General Interest 12-28-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,385
Posted By sastanley
Hi - I snipped a lot of your excellent message. I...

Hi - I snipped a lot of your excellent message. I shifted from a Princess pressurized alcohol stove to an unpressurized Origo. I really like it and believe it is quite a bit safer than the old...
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