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post #2 of Old 04-18-2006
Henry Stafford
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Re: atomic4 no bomb

I have an atomic 4 in my 1974 Ericson 27'. The impeller went to pieces and overheated the engine (to the point of discoloration). I did not see the temp guage since it was mounted on the inside of the cabin on the instrument panel. So I added a panel in the cockpit, moved the gague, and added a tackometer. Before I could replace the impeller a leak developed in a hose an put the motor under water. I had a tech who had worked on atomic 4s get the engine working again. The engine starts as soon as you hit the switch and runs fine. It appears it can not be killed no matter what happens to it. My problem is that the steel gas tank has crap in the bottom (probably rust) and there is a Fram "special marine" gas filter (FBM1110-PLM) that I can't find a replacement for. I would like to replace the gas tank with a plastic one and replace the filter that sits between the tank and motor. Any suggestions?

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