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post #7 of Old 03-11-2013 Thread Starter
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Re: Tips for dropping in an A-4?

I'm on the same page. : ) The old engine is in pieces. The new one is painted and fresh. She's a beaut! Can't wait to make the engine compartment pretty, too.

I'm thinking I'll see the state of the mounts once the old engine is out. I think I'll look in my Ericson 29 manual and Don Casey's Guide to Sailboat Maintenance to find out about his tips on engine alignment.

I've seen the oil setup, and I want to research it more. I was trying to use the dipstick hole to remove cold oil from the old, seized engine (to make it lighter and less messy to remove) but I couldn't get it out. I can definitely see how the mod would help. On the other hand, I'm a bit afraid to go putting holes in my nice pretty (running!) engine. Gotta read that thread and give it a think.

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