1300 swap

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Alaskan Amphi

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I've been through the archives on this and think thats the way I want
to go. I have a line on a small bearing 1300 and would probably do the
Weber conversion. What are you guys using for exhaust? Would there be
much point in trying to modify a spitfire header to fit? Seems like a
lot of work but would be a fun "Look what I built" project. Wonder if
it would really do much good seeing as how short the Amphi exhaust is.

Any input as to what engine modificationss help Amphi? Balancing and
aluminum pistons maybe. Needs to be able to rev on the hwy I suppose
but I wouldn't want to loose anything on the low end. I have the parts
for John's clutch and plan to do a - ground conversion while I'm at
it. My fuel gauge is already done and I'll be using the Lucas Spitfire
alternator.

Thanks for the help...

Craig
 
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John Friese

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Craig,

I have a professionally rebuilt 1300 engine here with 50 hours on it.
As you know, I've played with many different engines in my Amphicars
and this one is currently a spare. It has NOS +.020 pistons in it
with Hastings chromaloy rings, new valves, springs,guides and a
reground camshaft and more. I also have a complete custom built
exhaust system, with Hugh's high performance muffler on it that's set
up to mate with the cast iron Spitfire exhaust manifold. Give me a
call and we'll talk about it. I have photos I can send you too.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red
805-570-4778 (afternoons and evenings) or jfriese(at)mindspring.com


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Alaskan Amphi" <taylorcm@...>
wrote:
>
> I've been through the archives on this and think thats the way I want
> to go. I have a line on a small bearing 1300 and would probably do the
> Weber conversion. What are you guys using for exhaust? Would there be
> much point in trying to modify a spitfire header to fit? Seems like a
> lot of work but would be a fun "Look what I built" project. Wonder if
> it would really do much good seeing as how short the Amphi exhaust is.
>
> Any input as to what engine modificationss help Amphi? Balancing and
> aluminum pistons maybe. Needs to be able to rev on the hwy I suppose
> but I wouldn't want to loose anything on the low end. I have the parts
> for John's clutch and plan to do a - ground conversion while I'm at
> it. My fuel gauge is already done and I'll be using the Lucas Spitfire
> alternator.
>
> Thanks for the help...
>
> Craig
>
 
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bruce01748com

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Alaskan Amphi"
<taylorcm@...> wrote:
>
> I've been through the archives on this and think thats the way I
want
> to go. I have a line on a small bearing 1300 and would probably do
the
> Weber conversion. What are you guys using for exhaust? Would there
be
> much point in trying to modify a spitfire header to fit? Seems like
a
> lot of work but would be a fun "Look what I built" project. Wonder
if
> it would really do much good seeing as how short the Amphi exhaust
is.
>
> Any input as to what engine modificationss help Amphi? Balancing
and
> aluminum pistons maybe. Needs to be able to rev on the hwy I
suppose
> but I wouldn't want to loose anything on the low end. I have the
parts
> for John's clutch and plan to do a - ground conversion while I'm at
> it. My fuel gauge is already done and I'll be using the Lucas
Spitfire
> alternator.
>
> Thanks for the help...
>
> Craig
>Hi Craig my name is Bruce I'm from Hopkinton, Ma. and was wondering
if you knew of any for sale and what it's like driving one on the
road and water. I currently drive a 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
 
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