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Search: Posts Made By: tenders
Forum: Atomic 4 01-16-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 3,652
Posted By tenders
6 psi is so low it doesn't sound like something...

6 psi is so low it doesn't sound like something just wore out.

There is definitely something amiss but before you assume the worst I'd get Moyer's book first and try to adjust the oil pressure...
Forum: Atomic 4 01-02-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,536
Posted By tenders
Lots of people feel otherwise but in my view the...

Lots of people feel otherwise but in my view the penalty for overheating your engine (risk of warped head, seized engine, or fire) is much worse than the penalty for underheating (slightly fouled...
Forum: Atomic 4 11-29-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,021
Posted By tenders
Not normal. What happens in reverse? Could be, in...

Not normal. What happens in reverse? Could be, in order of severity: something fouled on the propeller, spark plug wires on wrong spark plugs, badly misaligned timing, loose zinc on the shaft near...
Forum: Atomic 4 11-15-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,693
Posted By tenders
You need this link: ...

You need this link:
http://www.alberg30.org/maintenance/MechanicalPropulsion/Atomic4/A4parts.html

You will probably find that your local parts store will have to order some of this anyway so my...
Forum: Atomic 4 11-13-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,649
Posted By tenders
For anything beyond a high-output alternator,...

For anything beyond a high-output alternator, because of space in the boat and limitations of the crankshaft bearings making it difficult to run really large loads off the auxilary output, it will...
Forum: Atomic 4 11-08-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,077
Posted By tenders
A blocked fuel pickup wouldn't necessarily stop...

A blocked fuel pickup wouldn't necessarily stop the engine dead. It would sputter for a few seconds before stopping as residual fuel got sucked out of the carb bowl.

Stopping dead is a sign of an...
Forum: Atomic 4 10-09-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By tenders
I think you need to apply Occam's Razor and shave...

I think you need to apply Occam's Razor and shave the stuff off around your prop.

That means, rule out the most likely cause before assuming anything more complicated. The simplest cause is a...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-05-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,915
Posted By tenders
I completely agree with Cardiacpaul. Textbook...

I completely agree with Cardiacpaul. Textbook case of loose clutch adjustment -- and when you hear hooves, think horses before zebras.
Forum: Atomic 4 09-05-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By tenders
I recall Don Moyer, of moyermarine.com, saying...

I recall Don Moyer, of moyermarine.com, saying something about hiring Amish welders to do this kind of work. Believe it or not they are very skilled at precision welding. How you find them is another...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-21-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 3,279
Posted By tenders
A dilute solution of muriatic acid will work too,...

A dilute solution of muriatic acid will work too, using it in the same way as you used Marsolve but being a little more careful with the splashes. I think this is discussed at moyermarine.com.
...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-25-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,419
Posted By tenders
Seems to me you have all the pieces here to rule...

Seems to me you have all the pieces here to rule out a fuel issue. If the problem stops when you squeeze the bulb then it's almost certainly fuel flow--bad electric pump, clogged intake or filter....
Forum: Atomic 4 06-27-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,907
Posted By tenders
One way to do this is to place an appropriately...

One way to do this is to place an appropriately sized socket at the non-propeller end of the shaft, use longer coupling bolts, and press the shaft out of the coupling by tightening the bolts and...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-09-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By tenders
As a point of reference, my A4 will happily start...

As a point of reference, my A4 will happily start with the engine fully engaged in forward gear. There is no fancy interlock mechanism or electronics to prevent this. I presume it would start in...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-09-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,328
Posted By tenders
You should make a great big deal about this to...

You should make a great big deal about this to the seller, but I frankly wouldn't worry about this a bit.

Maybe there is a little warping or a weak gasket between #2 and #3. Or a rough valve in...
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