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Old 07-11-2017, 01:58 PM
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Could possibly be a big inductor that's part of an ignition noise filter, but that's a stretch. It really does look like an old style linear battery charger.
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I just got my first order in from Moyer, Ken was extremely helpful. I'm glad I talked to him as opposed to just ordering online. I'm going to replace the ignition switch and choke cable, distributor cap, points, coil and condenser, clean out the carb and see if I can't get it running.On Amazon I found a cool oil can/pump with a flexible spout for better application of the MMO to the cylinders. Still need to source a metal replacement bowl for the Racor filter as was pointed out... I'm just going to temporarily hook up a 5 gallon gas tank with a priming bulb off of my kicker outboard for fuel. Wish me luck!!!
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:21 PM
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Good luck with all those parts!
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Best wishes! Now I have oil can envy.
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I'm getting closer! Got the stuck valve unstuck, oil can worked great and the Allen wrench did the trick! compression is now roughly 90 in all four cylinders. Replaced coil, cap, rotor, points and condenser. Cleaned out the carb once and it fired right up and ran beautifully for about 10 seconds then died... Then could only start and run with starting fluid. I'm thinking even though I am using good gas in a temporary tank, something must have made its way in and clogged it up somewhere... I Will clean it again... Is there supposed to be a spring or a wire holding in the inlet valve with the float? If there is, it is missing. I also need a new alternator. Any good options out there? Then I need to sort out the fuel line, pump, filters and valves.
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Also, the mystery box had a big label I was unable to read or see from the front. It is an AFS-70 alternator filter and surge suppressor. From what I can find on the inter web edwardC may be right in that it is some sort of noise suppressor.( I do have a Loran C system that I removed from the boat if anyone is interested lol!) do you think the AFS-70 is good to leave installed? Or should I remove it?
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I would leave it for now.
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Ha. I would take it out. There's a big capacitor in there with a finite life expectancy, which can leak, short, or otherwise fail. It was originally installed to suppress ignition noise, which was a problem with LORAN systems. Unnecessary today unless you listen to a lot of AM radio whilst running the engine, and one more thing to have to rule in or out if you have an electrical issue to troubleshoot.
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Well, thank you everyone! For the time being the noise suppressor is still installed... And I was trying to upload a video from my iPad, to share.

The atomic 4 is running and running beautifully! I have approx 2 hours of run time on it, running coolish, sounds strong. Last weekend I replaced the alternator, installed a electric fel pump, all new fuel lines and cleaned out the carb two more times. I had about given up for the weekend, but tried one more time with a solid three second blast of starting fluid into the carb. For what it's worth it fired right up! Now it seems to start easily and runs smooth! I've taken the boat out motoring around the harbor, feels powerful, shifts into forward and reverse smoothly exhaust is slightly smoky, but I attribute that to the MMO that has been used.

I'm stoked and excited! Glad I kept at it and thanks for all the help! I can't believe I took what most people would have removed and thrown away and repaired it by myself on the boat and now it looks and runs Great!!! I'm a little bummed I can't get the short video to load up. If anyone thinks they can load it, I can email it.

Bottom Line, if anyone is on the fence about trying to bring one of these back, I say go for it!

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For security reasons, a video must first be loaded to YouTube. It can then easily be loaded in that format to the forum.

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Old 08-11-2017, 11:51 PM
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Fishguy Congrats on the new boat. I haven't been on this site for some time, so here goes. For info on the boat (W.D.Schock) they are now located in PARRIS CA. I don't know if there still in business?? they relocated from CORONA a few years ago. Tom Schock sold the business and moved to Flat Head lake Idaho I was told but if you can find Carol (Alton) there she can answer any questions you may have, over 50years there and she knows everything about every boat they made. For starters ,alternators or anything marine related go to LEWCO Marine on old New Port Blvd in Costa Mesa,Ca highly recommended by Neil Dutton a real guru on this site. I was the rigger at Adventura in Dana Point until 9-11 and we used Orange engine for lots of stuff.
Being an old boat with old wiring the thing I would recommend is replacing all the wiring at least for the engine and charging system. Boat builders weren't big on fuses or wiring back in those days or it could be from a PO on my boat. After installing a 120 amp alt. I had a milt down and have been replacing all the wire with the proper circuit breakers and color code for a few months now. The MOYER kit is great. If I can help feel free to PM me, good luck
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