Amphicar Rear axle boots

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Ken ''KD'' Roy, Jan 31, 2001.

  1. Ken ''KD'' Roy
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    Just a word of caution.
    Years ago, I bought new axles with rubber boots from Gordons.
    The boots were so air tight that they created a vacuum inside of them.
    When I put the car in the water, they didn't extend,
    so the shaft came of of the tranny and water got in the tranny.
    The solution to this was to loosen the clamps to let air inside
    the boots, then tighten the clamps again.
    All was well after that.
    Ken Roy Oakdale MN

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  2. tommyintpa@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">In a message dated 2/1/01 12:09:30 AM Pacific Standard Time,
    kdroy@hotmail.com writes:



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    <blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I bought new axles with rubber boots from Gordon's.

    The boots were so air tight that they created a vacuum inside of them.

    When I put the car in the water, they didn't extend,

    so the shaft came of the tranny and water got in the tranny</blockquote>

    </font><font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">

    Hi all, It is my understanding that original drive shaft boots were soft and
    flexible. The down side to that was the boots did not last very long. The up
    side was they were 100% water tight and they did not suck the upper half out
    of the transmission. We need to find softer ones.

    Tommy in Tampa</font>
     
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