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Atomic 4 mechanic on Long Island?

I'm looking for a good A4 mechanic on Long Island in the vicinity of Sea Cliff/Glen Cove. Anyone have a contact?

Thanks in advance.
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What kind of work does your A4 need?
The guys over at the Moyer Marine forum Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community - Home of the Afourians - Powered by vBulletin are usually eager to help anyone out with A4 issues. I see you have already asked about a mechanic over there. There was one recommendation for the NY/NJ/CT area: NY/NJ A4 Good Guy: Van Ness Engineering - Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community - Home of the Afourians
I'd offer to help out but I have my own A4 to deal with and would only be of any use for the simpler stuff - no tear downs or rebuilds under my belt.
Good luck.
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The guys over at the Moyer Marine forum Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community - Home of the Afourians - Powered by vBulletin are usually eager to help anyone out with A4 issues. I see you have already asked about a mechanic over there. There was one recommendation for the NY/NJ/CT area: NY/NJ A4 Good Guy: Van Ness Engineering - Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community - Home of the Afourians
I'd offer to help out but I have my own A4 to deal with and would only be of any use for the simpler stuff - no tear downs or rebuilds under my belt.
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The Moyer Marine forums are a tremendous resource (as is Moyer Marine). I do most of my own work, but this is getting a little more involved than I have time for. Need to replace the hot section of my exhaust except that the flange is badly corroded and may require removing the manifold; which will involve removing the carb (which I might as well rebuild...) and *could* require new manifold studs, and... (you know how it goes...).

Still may do it myself -- we'll see
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Chris:

Have you talked to Guido Leon who does most of the engine work around HHC? And if you decide to do it yourself, talk to Pete Rapelje. He has done a lot of work on his A4 including pulling it and rebuilding it.

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Have you talked to Guido Leon who does most of the engine work around HHC? And if you decide to do it yourself, talk to Pete Rapelje. He has done a lot of work on his A4 including pulling it and rebuilding it.

Jim

Hey, Jim.
Was going to call Guido today and already have an email off to Pete. I do most work myself, but can see this job having the potential to snowball
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The work you described doesn't sound that difficult. I've never ever worked on an engine before and I just finished a minor rebuild on mine. The Moyer guys gave me a lot of pointers and I have a manual. It took me a couple weeks and the only reason it took that long were because of cash delays.

You can do it!!

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The work you described doesn't sound that difficult. I've never ever worked on an engine before and I just finished a minor rebuild on mine. The Moyer guys gave me a lot of pointers and I have a manual. It took me a couple weeks and the only reason it took that long were because of cash delays.

You can do it!!

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Probably am going to end up doing it myself -- just hoping to keep it contained somewhat and not have it turn into a bigger and bigger job. Part of the fun of an older engine. My A4 has been great and I've done all the work & maintenance on it for the past 3 years.

2 of 3 manifold nuts loosened today and just being patient with the third. Looks as though the center manifold stud was replaced at one point. Expect to remove the carburetor tomorrow and patiently coax that last manifold nut loose (lots of PB Blaster, tapping the nut itself, and tapping a wrench -- both ways). A little nervous about introducing heat (torch) right above the fuel pump.
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