beating the winter blues

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by David Derer, Feb 16, 2001.

  1. David Derer

    David Derer Guest

    Today I start on front fender of Brown Wonder. Need to get it red. The
    inside has nice BMW wooden steering wheel now. Last years compass
    proudly points the way on dash. New wooden floor with lots of marine
    varnish will hold up to the biggest Boy Scout. Doing a little bit of
    something is my way of beating these winter blues. Bilgeing 8 degrees
    tomorrow. Viva Celina! Later Dave the Wave

    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">Al, Congratulations on your lake level, that's a cool thing. Get yourself a
    closed trailer, your cars deserve it. For me its a long 1150 miles from Tampa
    to Celina rhymes with Carolina. 750 miles or so to the car fest in North
    Carolina. And with the street rod shows in between, I can justify the need
    for a good trailer. The trailer will carry both the little swimmers just fine
    with room for a refrigerator full of cold bruskies too.

    Tommy & Lynne in Tampa</font>
  3. Al Heath

    Al Heath Guest

    Couple days ago it was 70 outside, weeds I sprayed roundup on two weeks ago
    are getting green again, rain ... rain ... lots of lovely rain ... my lake
    that was down 14 feet with ramps ending long before the water is now 2 feet
    above normal now .... (but lake 40 miles west is still down 11 feet) ...
    and today it bilged sleet for an hour. ... The '67 has grease fittings on
    the front, not just drilled into the dust cap, nor just a spring loaded
    "bearing buddy" but a very heavy thick wall casting over the hub. Anybody
    tried adapting a disc caliper system to replace the front drums? or would
    the calipers be more prone to sticking/dragging than the good old strong
    springs in the drums? Rich, Charles, I'm with you ...trailers ... 18 ft
    bob tail, 7000 lb with brakes for under $1,100 (new) used to fit my
    trailering needs ... now might have to look into one big enough for a
    couple of cars (or carry one / tow one), but then again, unless it is cross
    country, we just usually drive them. East Texas makes a lot of trailers,
    some less $$ than others.

    Al Heath

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