A.Y.A. for 2002

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amphipoda

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It's that time again, my fine finned friends,
when we pause to ponder and reflect on the
past year of amphibiousness. A time to take
note of whom among us has made significant
contributions to our cause, the nobel cause
of Amphicar preservation and immortality.
Yes, I'm referring to nominations for the
annual Amphibian of Year Award (AYA),
which is awarded each year at the July
Celina Amphicar Swim-in. Past winners
were none other than Hugh of Gordon
Imports (AYA winner year 2000) and our
very own Bilgemeister Bill Connelly (AYA
winner year 2001). Obviously some hard
acts to follow, but I reckon we can find
a few deserving gilled members in our
ranks for the AYA of 2002. Last year
I received seven different nominations
and all tallied - over fifty votes. Please
take a moment out of your busy aquatic
lives and email me your nomination(s).
Best NOT to post them on the board
so the element of surprise is maintained.
Remember to vote early and vote often!
Send votes to "amphipoda@yahoo.com"
Thanks.

Amphipoda
`64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 
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lchricavem@aol.com

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Hi Frogmen!
I am the Fat Guy in the back of Billy's amphicar this past weekend, I thought
his car was so cool, I decided to check them out on the Internet and came
across this club.
Never knowing i would be reading about our adventure. LOL, But you didn't
hear the complete story, We did stop Billy just before he left, and he did
take us for a ride,
i told bill 3 different times their water back here! after i said the water
up to my ass, and the motor backfired and died Billy thought then their was a
problem, His first response was I know we have enough gas, while he was
tapping on the gas gauge, he finally realized his budge plug was sitting on
top of his dashboard, LOL, I think it was a couple drinks to many, LOL,
Anyway that's when him and my buddy got out pushed the car to the shore,
after about almost an hour of pump running, Hard to believe the damm thing
started up. LOL, It was cold and dark, Billy headed for the ramp, in the
middle of this steep ramp, Billy stops to disengage the propellers, and
stalls, Now the starter is shot!, The 3 of use pushed and a block of wood to
keep throwing under the tire, we pushed this waterlogged car to the top, Bill
decided to now change the Dist, Cap, and wires, and somehow the plug wires
got crossed, so now we are trying to pop start this, pushing Forward and
backwards many of times, i though i was going keal over LOL trying to get
this thing to start, its backfiring out of the carb, Billy finally change the
wires, and it started, and Billy got it home, ( the moral of this story is,
Billy said he would have been _ucked if it wasnt for us)
It was a Good Different Saturday Night, LOL
Larry Christy


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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 4/5/02 6:44:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
lchricavem@aol.com writes:


> Billy headed for the ramp, in the
> middle of this steep ramp, Billy stops to disengage the propellers, and
> stalls,
> Larry Christy

Hi all, I have driven trucks sense before I could reach the pedals. Most of
the time we don't use the clutch. Once you are rolling you match the RPM of
the motor to the ground speed and you just shift it and it shifts with no
problem and NO grinding ever. My Amphis HATE to stop and start on a steep
hill so this is what I do. As I exit the water I always reach down and gently
disengage the water transmission while I am going up the ramp, I don't ever
use the clutch and I never stop moving. It works for me and it does no damage
to the water transmission. Tommy in Tampa


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chris_skeeles

Guest
> My Amphis HATE to stop and start on a steep
> hill so this is what I do. As I exit the water I always reach down
and gently
> disengage the water transmission while I am going up the ramp, I
don't ever
> use the clutch and I never stop moving. It works for me and it does
no damage
> to the water transmission. Tommy in Tampa



Is there a reason you guys are disengaging the props so soon? I
always wait till I am all the way up and out and stopped. Besides,
Amphi likes to spin her props for show. No ever gets to see those two
in action. But by the sound of it perhaps I am doing it too late?

Chris
 
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