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Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,013
Posted By Catfish
holy moley

I believe I have solved the mystery. I started taking the exhaust apart beginning at the block. All seemed well with no scale or soot buildup, although the old exhaust hose definitely needs...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-04-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,013
Posted By roadnsky
Note this caution regarding the washer INSIDE the...

Note this caution regarding the washer INSIDE the Main Jet...

"CAUTION: Both the fixed jet and the 1/2" hex-headed plug of the needle assembly have hard washers to seal them after installation....
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-04-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Maybe. It sure beats the alternative of not...

Maybe.
It sure beats the alternative of not having a resource like the forum available.

I purchased my boat from its first owner in early 1983. While I was in the process of buying the boat I...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-16-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By ronstory
From the oil fill cap's perspective.

From the oil fill cap's perspective.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-16-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Dave Neptune
Yes the tappets should rotate for even ware. ...

Yes the tappets should rotate for even ware.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Overhaul 02-22-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By dplidr@gmail.com
1976 RWC overhaul - stud hole bottoms

As Ron wrote: gentle and careful to open up the bottoms so that you can successfully chase the threads with a tap. The stud holes at the top left (near the coil-mounting holes on the side) do not...
Forum: Overhaul 02-20-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By ronstory
If you have stuff at the bottom of the threaded...

If you have stuff at the bottom of the threaded holes in the block, I would soak them with PB Blaster (or similar)... and then tapping them with punch and hammer. Be careful of the threads and wrap...
Forum: Overhaul 02-20-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By dplidr@gmail.com
1976 RWC overhaul - stud hole bottoms

I found similar blocked bottoms on some of the stud holes in my block. Must all my studs had at least 6-8 threads remaining. A few had only 4-5 left and were corroded. I found out that all the...
Forum: Overhaul 02-17-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Mo
Generally they come out. Gently working them back...

Generally they come out. Gently working them back and forth, both directions is a good policy removing any bolt you think might be rusted in place.
Forum: Overhaul 02-17-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Surcouf
Great. Good luck for the rest as underlined...

Great. Good luck for the rest

as underlined by Don:
"""2) Can I assume there are blind holes there (in certain stud holes)?
The only cylinder head stud hole that does not enter the water...
Forum: Overhaul 02-16-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By edwardc
Studs are generally considered usable until they...

Studs are generally considered usable until they corrode down to about three threads left. At that point, it is highly likely that they will strip out under torque.
Forum: Overhaul 02-16-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By Surcouf
I will let the boss explain, answer #2: ...

I will let the boss explain, answer #2:

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=919&postcount=2

All your head bolts but one should end up in the water jacket. So if you see...
Forum: Overhaul 02-14-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By joe_db
I have always found it easy to turn the engine...

I have always found it easy to turn the engine with a socket wrench on one of the flywheel bolts. With the plugs out it should not be hard at all.
Forum: Overhaul 02-14-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Dave Neptune
If the head is off there should be no compression...

If the head is off there should be no compression and turning the flywheel should be easy by hand:rolleyes:.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Overhaul 02-14-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Marian Claire
One of these may work. ...

One of these may work. https://moyermarine.com/product-category/specialtytools/page/2/ Some folks have made their own tool. I just use the crowbar on the fly wheel teeth to keep my "project" A-4...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-28-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,512
Posted By Dave Neptune
scratchee, if a stuck valve is going to break it...

scratchee, if a stuck valve is going to break it will usually happen at start up:eek:. A "running" sticky valve just does not close all the way, no biggie at low RPM's and they'll usually break loose...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-27-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,512
Posted By Sam
You'll get alot of good input. My experience is...

You'll get alot of good input. My experience is if you run for a little while, 10 -20 min a stuck valve after layup will tend to free up. If you have the time squirt some MMO into the cylinders,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-19-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,189
Posted By northchannelsailor
The mystery is FINALLY solved. The oil pan is...

The mystery is FINALLY solved. The oil pan is cracked??! Ice?? I do know the boat flooded one winter according to the PO.

Are all the oil pans the same each year?
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Forum: Fuel System 04-22-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By ronstory
Another option is to put a short 1/8" brass...

Another option is to put a short 1/8" brass nipple in the carb and then a female right angle barb fitting. With that config, you have two threaded surfaces that you can tighten against to help with...
Forum: Fuel System 04-22-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By Dave Neptune
Those small pipe threaded fittings should give...

Those small pipe threaded fittings should give you a range of 360*, which would seal in range from snug to tight. I've never had an issue with carb fittings.

Perhaps another fitting will work...
Forum: Fuel System 04-03-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,149
Posted By capnward
For many years, I have had two "polishing...

For many years, I have had two "polishing filters" after the Racor: one before the mechanical pump, and one after. I tend to replace them yearly (NAPA 3012 or 3032), or if I clean the carb passages....
Forum: Fuel System 03-29-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,149
Posted By ALMA
Original 1977 FRAM gas/water separator

I've had one of these on my Pearson since new. It is steel and aluminum cap. It has been dependable. I have never had a problem with water in fuel or phase separation. It would take a lot of water to...
Forum: Fuel System 03-28-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,149
Posted By joe_db
My water issue was solved with a new O ring...

My water issue was solved with a new O ring :cool:
Note that ethanol corrodes the metals in our cabs and water, even water you can't see in suspension with the ethanol, makes it much worse. I got...
Forum: Fuel System 03-24-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,149
Posted By Surcouf
back to my design engineering days... it is...

back to my design engineering days... it is "harder" for a pumping system to have pressure loss at the suction that at the discharge. I think it is called friction loss.
Moreover the more pressure...
Forum: Fuel System 03-23-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,149
Posted By Al Schober
Another consideration.. I had a polish filter...

Another consideration.. I had a polish filter right before the carb that was sending its own corrosion products to the carb! Filter was of steel construction, and corroded internally due to...
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