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Forum: Electrical 08-18-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By rkohl44
1982 and it doesn't look like it has ever been...

1982 and it doesn't look like it has ever been rewired, at least not in recent history!
Forum: Electrical 08-16-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By rkohl44
Thanks for the explanation and understood. ...

Thanks for the explanation and understood.

For whatever reason, the positive lead on my blower was connected to a positive terminal on the instrument panel already. The ground was the only one...
Forum: Electrical 08-16-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By rkohl44
Blower motor wiring short

I had an intermittent short in my blower motor wiring that I finally resolved. Sometimes the blower would work, sometimes not, sometimes if I jiggled the throttle, the motor would come on. Often,...
Forum: Announcements 08-10-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,718
Posted By rkohl44
Bill: My A-4 would not be running without this...

Bill: My A-4 would not be running without this forum. Thank you one gazillion times with some MMO sprinkled on top.
Forum: General Interest 07-01-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 34,575
Posted By rkohl44
This rig has enabled anchor light fixing, halyard...

This rig has enabled anchor light fixing, halyard unjamming, spreader light fixing, etc, etc. I've been to the top of my mast several times unassisted. It takes some practice, but is highly...
Forum: Reversing Gear 06-22-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By rkohl44
thanks, both. it's soaking in PB now. more...

thanks, both. it's soaking in PB now. more "persuasive" measures will be applied next time.
Forum: Reversing Gear 06-22-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By rkohl44
clevis pin stuck?

I'm trying to replace my shifter cable, but can't get the clevis pin out. The cotter pin came out, but for the life of me I can't get the connecting pin out.

Am I just lame, or is there a trick?...
Forum: Announcements 06-18-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,896
Posted By rkohl44
About 100 of those are me... :o

About 100 of those are me... :o
Forum: Overhaul 05-06-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
You're right, tenders. It's coming from inside...

You're right, tenders. It's coming from inside the cylinder. I'll tighten the plugs more than I have in the past and see how that changes things.

#3 sometimes has a little oil. #1 and #2 have no...
Forum: Overhaul 05-06-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
The Manual says (page 1-8): torque value on spark...

The Manual says (page 1-8): torque value on spark plugs is 30 Ft-lbs.

My junior high metal shop class told me to put in spark plugs hand tight and then a little bit more.

I've been waaaayyy...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By rkohl44
I've never been able to find the mythical trailer...

I've never been able to find the mythical trailer plug on my boat. Would the existence of the glow plug wire indicate that Catalina installed a harness without the trailer plug apparatus? When did...
Forum: Electrical 05-03-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By rkohl44
Cut wire - any ideas?

This white wire behind my instrument panel looks to be heavy gauge (same as red wire to ammeter) and obviously serves no purpose other than to pose existential questions. Why is it there?

This is...
Forum: Ignition System 05-03-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,466
Posted By rkohl44
I got the magnetic collar off, the plate off and...

I got the magnetic collar off, the plate off and found this inside. Oiled it up and everything moves well. The question is, due to the amount of rust, should I remove the distributor and super clean...
Forum: Overhaul 05-03-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
more info: sometimes oil pools around the top of...

more info: sometimes oil pools around the top of #4 spark plug

does this indicate worn rings, or valve issues? both? neither?
Forum: Overhaul 05-02-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
RPM decreased dramatically when #1 #2 and #3 were...

RPM decreased dramatically when #1 #2 and #3 were removed.
RPM did not change at all when #4 was removed.
Forum: Overhaul 05-02-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
coil + reads 13.8

coil + reads 13.8
Forum: Overhaul 04-28-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
ronstory: in this case, the MMO treatment is...

ronstory: in this case, the MMO treatment is exactly what? I believe it to be squirt MMO into each low compression cylinder(s) and let it soak. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat...

correct?
Forum: Overhaul 04-27-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
Ando: Yes, correct carb kit was installed. New...

Ando: Yes, correct carb kit was installed. New fuel filter this year.

ronstory: Q1: motor not not frequently driven hard for extended periods. New marina only takes 10-15 minutes to get to sailing...
Forum: Overhaul 04-26-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,693
Posted By rkohl44
Low compression - next steps?

Hi All,

My engine has never been "peppy" and it usually hesitates as I increase throttle. I finally completed the 2 stage compression test with the following results. Both were with a cold engine....
Forum: Helpful Videos 04-20-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,942
Posted By rkohl44
Gotta love his safety glasses. :eek:

Gotta love his safety glasses. :eek:
Forum: Ignition System 04-11-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,466
Posted By rkohl44
Thanks, both. Pull harder it is.

Thanks, both. Pull harder it is.
Forum: Ignition System 04-11-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,466
Posted By rkohl44
I installed my EI 3 years ago and for the life of...

I installed my EI 3 years ago and for the life of me, I can't remember how the magnetic EI collar goes on. I think it just pushes down, but I didn't want to force it pulling up to get it off. Is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-03-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By rkohl44
very basic question, Al: How do you use starting...

very basic question, Al: How do you use starting ether? Where do you squirt it? (I've obviously never done this before.)
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-29-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By rkohl44
Thank you, Dave and Jerry. Yes, I will keep it...

Thank you, Dave and Jerry. Yes, I will keep it loose!
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-28-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By rkohl44
Shaft wear - tolerance?

So the stuffing box drip turned into a stream and I finally got the guts (and tools) to tackle a repack. While "in there," I measured the shaft inside and outside the stuffing box. Inside...
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