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Re: Universal Atomic 4
Astonishingly simple. All the technology of the Model A Ford brought to you in the 1950s, side-valve, low compression, carb, points.
Dead battery? Crank-start it. they run smoothly and are failrly quiet compared to diesels.
And gasoline is safe as long as it doesn't leak somewhere in a closed or semi-closed space. Your nose is your friend before starting the A4.
But that's what most boats had in the '60s when I did some deliveries around New England. Reliable motor.