Bilge hole

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Marty_Peters@gillette.com, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. Would anybody happen to know the ID of the nylon bilge exit port on
    the rear panel?

    What prep work should occur before winter storage? We do have a
    heated garage.

    We plan on removing the wheels over the winter for seal and brake
    updating. Is there a recommended way to set the car on jack stands
    without compromising the hull integrity?

    Marty & Caryl

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  2. Bill Connelly
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    > Would anybody happen to know the ID of the nylon bilge exit port on
    > the rear panel?
    >

    The official description of this part is found as Plate 49, item number 7 in
    "Amphicar E : Ersatzteile und Werkzeuge", the official Amphicar parts
    listings in dual English-German, where it is called in English 'Connecting
    piece complete, Fig. 8562 5/8", Part No. 1.735 05.00'.

    Any decent marine goods shop will have a bilge exit port to match the
    original Amphicar item, or Gordon may have something in stock. Then again
    you could do yourself a HUGE favor if your original is knackered (or even
    not), and take a good look at Billy Syx' Bilge Spout Elbow offering near the
    bottom of the Amphi-Bazaar at http://www.amphicar.net/bazaar.html. At only
    $25 it replaces and improves the whole shebang, insofar as you'll be able to
    SEE any water you're sploodging back there, or even more importantly NOT
    sploodging back there, without having to lob yourself bodily over the engine
    lid. This will keep one from prematurely burning up one's original type
    bilge pump impeller, which'll wear out and go bad very very quickly if run
    dry. Billy's offering also LOOKS rather nice, with its chrome making a nice
    match for most folk's chromed exhaust pipe covers.

    > What prep work should occur before winter storage? We do have a
    > heated garage.
    >

    Please see http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/8389/winterization.html. Written
    for users like my own poor self without heated garages, you may nevertheless
    find some worthwhile tips there. You might also find the article described
    below interesting. The information below comes from the Amphicar.net
    Library Catalog (see http://www.amphicar.net/library.html for details).
    Published in 1999, you could probably obtain a copy of the whole issue, or
    at least the article, from the publisher without much fuss. The phone
    number's given below.

    ~Bilgemaster~

    Author: Richardson, Jim.
    Year: 1999
    Title: "How to prepare for winter storage", in: Auto Restorer (October 1999)
    Magazine: Auto Restorer (P.O. Box 55845, Boulder, CO 80322-5845. Tel.
    800-365-4421)
    Volume: v. 11
    Issue Number: n. 10
    Pages: p. 23-24 : ill. ; 28 cm.
    Date: October 1999

    Research Note: The only suggestion in the article that might be clearly
    subject to debate or criticism where Amphicars are concerned is the author's
    recommendation of perhaps replacing DOT 3 type brake fluid with DOT 5
    (silicone) type, owing to the silicone type's resistance to water
    contamination. On the face of it this might seem an ideal replacement for
    Amphicars, but according to some Amphicar experts, conversion to brake fluid
    types other than DOT 3 may necessitate substantial retrofitting of the brake
    system with suitable brake hoses, rubber cups, gaskets, etc. Before using
    any brake fluid other than DOT 3 in an Amphicar, please seek out
    knowledgeable advice such as that found in the Archives of the
    Amphicar-Lovers Email List Archives at
    <http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/index.html>. Additional
    information on DOT 3 vs. DOT 5 brake fluids and a description of what is
    necessary for conversion appears in an article in the same issue on p. 6,
    titled "Regular or silicone fluid?". This article was transcribed and
    posted to the aformentioned Amphicar-Lovers List on March 17, 2000.--b.

    Keywords:
    Motor vehicles--Maintenance and repair.
    Motor vehicles--Storage.
    Automobiles--Maintenance and repair.
    Automobiles--Storage.
    Winterization.

    Abstract:
    An informative article describing several useful maintenance tips for winter
    preparation or long term storage for any type of vehicle. The article well
    complements the "Amphicar Winterization Procedure" checklist found on the
    Internet at http://www.geocities.com/soho/8389/winterization.html

    Notes: "Winter storage"--Cover title.


    > We plan on removing the wheels over the winter for seal and brake
    > updating. Is there a recommended way to set the car on jack stands
    > without compromising the hull integrity?
    >
    > Marty & Caryl
    >
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