Amphicar Tool # AC 16

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 8/8/02 3:02:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
echemike@earthlink.net writes:


> Does anyone have this tool they can lend me. Just once I'd like to change
> drive shafts and take the oscillating arms off without removing the solid
> rear axle and having to re-adjust it. If you do please email me.
> Thanks,
> Mike

Anyone know if Gordons has any of these tools or could have some made
up? Craig in Alaska

Mike, You may be referring to tool # AC12 "Assembly tool for oscillating
axle"that is used with # AC22-2 "washer and hexagon nut."
OK this is what I have done. Once I asked if I could just put a bolt in the
end of the axle and pull it out a bit with a claw hammer, unanimously the
answer was no so I did not try that. The day before I left for Celina I
decided to adjust the clutch that meant pull the drive shafts and
transmission. I removed the pinch bolts did the adjustments and I needed to
get it back together this is what happened. I removed one of the grease
fittings and went to the hardware store. The bolt size is 8 mm x 3 "long, get
a flat washer, a fender washer and a 8 mm nut. Back at the car reinstall the
drive shaft and place the oscillating arm onto the end of the axle, it won't
go on all the way because of the spring in the drive shaft. Now screw the 8
mm nut to the top of the bolt put the two washers on and screw the bolt into
the end of the axle finger tip tight tell it stops only finger tip tight. Now
for the fun part take a wrench and begin to run the nut down the bolt and you
will see the arm slide onto the axle. Now I placed the pinch bolt into the
arm continued to tighten the 8 mm nut until it fell into place. This will
work, maybe it took someone foolhardy enough to risk there axle to try it,
what can I say. This was so easy I had to get up and do a little Amphi dance.
Be bold Mike give it a try, if I can do it you can for sure - Tommy in Tampa


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Michael Echemann

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Does anyone have this tool they can lend me. Just once I'd like to change drive
shafts and take the oscillating arms off without removing the solid rear axle
and having to re-adjust it. If you do please email me.
Thanks,
Mike

PS: Can anyone confirm the original rear wheel bearing numbers. I know the
smaller one is 6206 is the double larger one 3206.



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Craig Taylor

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If anyone out there does have this tool or any others that are specific
would you be interested in haveing a machine shop make up a set for a
group order? Maybe Huge will beat us to it if we make enough noise. :)
Anyone know if Gordons has any of these tools or could have some made
up? I'd love to get my hands on a full set as referenced in the
maintaince manual.

Craig in Alaska
Red 66

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Echemann" <echemike@earthlink.net>
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:00 pm
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicar Tool # AC 16

> Does anyone have this tool they can lend me. Just once I'd like
> to change drive shafts and take the oscillating arms off without
> removing the solid rear axle and having to re-adjust it. If you
> do please email me.
> Thanks,
> Mike
>
> PS: Can anyone confirm the original rear wheel bearing numbers. I
> know the smaller one is 6206 is the double larger one 3206.
>
>
>
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>
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jfriese

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Mike,
When I changed the drive shafts, I simply removed the few bolts that
were holding the solid axle in place and slid the
whole assembly out.
This way, you don't disturb the adjustment of the
axle or arm. When
doing so, it's probably a good idea to replace that
paper gasket, but
that's a cheap item. I'm not sure why you guys want
to fool with that
arm and pinch bolt if you don't have to.
I don't believe Hugh has many or any of those special
old tools. When
I was putting the new drive shafts back into the
bearing assemblies, I
called down there looking for some special puller tool. I
know one
can be made up rather easily but I thought it would be
nice to have
the original tool. Scot told me they simply put the
bearing assembly
in a vise and tap the drive shaft into it by hammering on
the drive
shaft yoke with a wood block in between the yoke and the
hammer. I
was surprised that such a low tech procedure is what they
did at
Hugh's place but when I tried it, the shaft dropped into
place very
easily. I guess you shouldn't complicate things more than
necessary.

John Friese
67 White (CA, I FLOAT 2)
67 Red (still in process)--- In amphicar-lovers@y...,
"Michael Echemann" <echemike@e...> wrote:
> Does anyone have this tool they can lend me. Just once I'd like to
change drive shafts and take the oscillating arms off without removing
the solid rear axle and having to re-adjust it. If you do please
email me.
> Thanks,
> Mike
>
> PS: Can anyone confirm the original rear wheel bearing numbers. I
know the smaller one is 6206 is the double larger one 3206.
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
M

Michael Echemann

Guest
Re: Re: Amphicar Tool # AC 16

John:
I will end up taking the solid axle out again but wanted to try and leave it
in just this once. The better way to get your drive shaft into the arm is
to pull it in rather then tap on the yoke from behind. This way your not
taking chances with those bearings.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "jfriese" <jfriese@mindspring.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 1:56 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicar Tool # AC 16


> Mike,
> When I changed the drive shafts, I simply removed the few bolts that
> were holding the solid axle in place and slid the whole assembly out.
> This way, you don't disturb the adjustment of the axle or arm. When
> doing so, it's probably a good idea to replace that paper gasket, but
> that's a cheap item. I'm now sure why you guys want to fool with that
> arm and pinch bolt if you don't have to.
> I don't believe Hugh has many or any of those special old tools. When
> I was putting the new drive shafts back into the bearing assemblies, I
> called down there looking for some special puller tool. I know one
> can be made up rather easily but I thought it would be nice to have
> the original tool. Scot told me they simply put the bearing assembly
> in a vise and tap the drive shaft into it by hammering on the drive
> shaft yoke with a wood block in between the yoke and the hammer. I
> was surprised that such a low tech procedure is what they did at
> Hugh's place but when I tried it, the shaft dropped into place very
> easily. I guess you shouldn't complicate things more than necessary.
>
> John Friese
> 67 White (CA, I FLOAT 2)
> 67 Red (still in process)
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Michael Echemann" <echemike@e...> wrote:
> > Does anyone have this tool they can lend me. Just once I'd like to
> change drive shafts and take the oscillating arms off without removing
> the solid rear axle and having to re-adjust it. If you do please
> email me.
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> >
> > PS: Can anyone confirm the original rear wheel bearing numbers. I
> know the smaller one is 6206 is the double larger one 3206.
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>
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jfriese

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Mike,
You don't hammer on, or through the bearing. You hammer (through a
block of wood) onto the yoke of the outer drive shaft. You just lean
the shaft over to one side and tap away. It was amazingly easy.

John


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Michael Echemann" <echemike@e...> wrote:
> John:
> I will end up taking the solid axle out again but wanted to try and
leave it
> in just this once. The better way to get your drive shaft into the
arm is
> to pull it in rather then tap on the yoke from behind. This way
your not
> taking chances with those bearings.
> Mike
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jfriese" <jfriese@m...>
> To: <amphicar-lovers@y...>
> Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 1:56 AM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicar Tool # AC 16
>
>
> > Mike,
> > When I changed the drive shafts, I simply removed the few bolts
that
> > were holding the solid axle in place and slid the whole assembly
out.
> > This way, you don't disturb the adjustment of the axle or arm.
When
> > doing so, it's probably a good idea to replace that paper gasket,
but
> > that's a cheap item. I'm now sure why you guys want to fool with
that
> > arm and pinch bolt if you don't have to.
> > I don't believe Hugh has many or any of those special old tools.
When
> > I was putting the new drive shafts back into the bearing
assemblies, I
> > called down there looking for some special puller tool. I know
one
> > can be made up rather easily but I thought it would be nice to
have
> > the original tool. Scot told me they simply put the bearing
assembly
> > in a vise and tap the drive shaft into it by hammering on the
drive
> > shaft yoke with a wood block in between the yoke and the hammer.
I
> > was surprised that such a low tech procedure is what they did at
> > Hugh's place but when I tried it, the shaft dropped into place
very
> > easily. I guess you shouldn't complicate things more than
necessary.
> >
> > John Friese
> > 67 White (CA, I FLOAT 2)
> > 67 Red (still in process)
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Michael Echemann" <echemike@e...>
wrote:
> > > Does anyone have this tool they can lend me. Just once I'd like
to
> > change drive shafts and take the oscillating arms off without
removing
> > the solid rear axle and having to re-adjust it. If you do please
> > email me.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Mike
> > >
> > > PS: Can anyone confirm the original rear wheel bearing numbers.
I
> > know the smaller one is 6206 is the double larger one 3206.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> >
> >
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M

Michael Echemann

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Re: Re: Amphicar Tool # AC 16

I know John, I guess I used a bad choice of wording. I only ment in theory
your better off pulling than hammering or tapping. From behind you cannot
get a perfect even push thus no matter what or how you do it you are guiding
with the bearings to some extent.

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "jfriese" <jfriese@mindspring.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 10:45 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicar Tool # AC 16


> Mike,
> You don't hammer on, or through the bearing. You hammer (through a
> block of wood) onto the yoke of the outer drive shaft. You just lean
> the shaft over to one side and tap away. It was amazingly easy.
>
> John
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Michael Echemann" <echemike@e...> wrote:
> > John:
> > I will end up taking the solid axle out again but wanted to try and
> leave it
> > in just this once. The better way to get your drive shaft into the
> arm is
> > to pull it in rather then tap on the yoke from behind. This way
> your not
> > taking chances with those bearings.
> > Mike
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "jfriese" <jfriese@m...>
> > To: <amphicar-lovers@y...>
> > Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 1:56 AM
> > Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicar Tool # AC 16
> >
> >
> > > Mike,
> > > When I changed the drive shafts, I simply removed the few bolts
> that
> > > were holding the solid axle in place and slid the whole assembly
> out.
> > > This way, you don't disturb the adjustment of the axle or arm.
> When
> > > doing so, it's probably a good idea to replace that paper gasket,
> but
> > > that's a cheap item. I'm now sure why you guys want to fool with
> that
> > > arm and pinch bolt if you don't have to.
> > > I don't believe Hugh has many or any of those special old tools.
> When
> > > I was putting the new drive shafts back into the bearing
> assemblies, I
> > > called down there looking for some special puller tool. I know
> one
> > > can be made up rather easily but I thought it would be nice to
> have
> > > the original tool. Scot told me they simply put the bearing
> assembly
> > > in a vise and tap the drive shaft into it by hammering on the
> drive
> > > shaft yoke with a wood block in between the yoke and the hammer.
> I
> > > was surprised that such a low tech procedure is what they did at
> > > Hugh's place but when I tried it, the shaft dropped into place
> very
> > > easily. I guess you shouldn't complicate things more than
> necessary.
> > >
> > > John Friese
> > > 67 White (CA, I FLOAT 2)
> > > 67 Red (still in process)
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Michael Echemann" <echemike@e...>
> wrote:
> > > > Does anyone have this tool they can lend me. Just once I'd like
> to
> > > change drive shafts and take the oscillating arms off without
> removing
> > > the solid rear axle and having to re-adjust it. If you do please
> > > email me.
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Mike
> > > >
> > > > PS: Can anyone confirm the original rear wheel bearing numbers.
> I
> > > know the smaller one is 6206 is the double larger one 3206.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > THE AMPHICAR-LOVERS LIST
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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>
>
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