Bilgey and other stuff

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Cap''n John, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. Cap''n John
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    Cap''n John Guest

    <SNIP> Besides which, you don't need no stinkin' quotes, Cap'n

    ~Bilgey~

    Thanks Bilgey! I have removed them.

    I have high hopes that sometime this week I will be bringing home the
    Amphi to her newly cleaned out room for recouperation. The truck has
    been banished to the driveway. Amphi and Harley will have the garage
    all to themselves.

    Just out of curiosity, what has been the average time to get a car re-
    assembled after paint? I would like to see what time it has taken
    others to do it. I figure it will take me about 6 months or more as I
    am doing 98% of the work by myself. I took her apart myself, so
    hopefully I can remember how it goes back together!

    Does anyone have any advise on things to look for? I.E. - installing
    the shift rods BEFORE installing the drive train.

    JB
     
  2. Bill Connelly
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    [...snip!] Just out of curiosity, what has been the average time to get a
    car re-
    assembled after paint? I would like to see what time it has taken
    others to do it. I figure it will take me about 6 months or more as I
    am doing 98% of the work by myself. I took her apart myself, so
    hopefully I can remember how it goes back together!

    =-=-=-=-=-

    Interesting question. I was just on the phone with Billy Syx, so ran it by
    him. According to the Master, assuming that there is no further refinishing
    needed, that all of the parts are on hand and ready-to-go with no further
    noodling around with sub-assemblies like the engine, trannies, suspension
    necessary, then a ball park figure of 80 hours is what he would plan on.
    Now of course, that's Billy...It might take ME 80 hours just to find my
    socket wrench. Your mileage may vary.

    But what all this portends, "Oh Cap'n my Cap'n", is that with a full 46 days
    remaining to Celina, a meagre mitzvah of but 2 hours per evening spent in,
    on and around your glistening hulk might make Celina "do-able" THIS YEAR,
    with plenty of time left over for a shower and a Slim Jim on the road.

    ~Bilgey~
     
  3. Cap''n John
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    > Interesting question. I was just on the phone with Billy Syx, so
    ran it by
    > him. According to the Master, assuming that there is no further
    refinishing
    > needed, that all of the parts are on hand and ready-to-go with no
    further
    > noodling around with sub-assemblies like the engine, trannies,
    suspension
    > necessary, then a ball park figure of 80 hours is what he would
    plan on.
    > Now of course, that's Billy...It might take ME 80 hours just to
    find my
    > socket wrench. Your mileage may vary.
    >
    > But what all this portends, "Oh Cap'n my Cap'n", is that with a
    full 46 days
    > remaining to Celina, a meagre mitzvah of but 2 hours per evening
    spent in,
    > on and around your glistening hulk might make Celina "do-able" THIS
    YEAR,
    > with plenty of time left over for a shower and a Slim Jim on the
    road.
    >
    > ~Bilgey~

    Only 80 hours? That doesn't seem that bad. I lost count on how long
    it took me to dis-assemble her. I think the correct number is "LOTS"!
    I have most parts ready to plug-n-play, just a few misc. left.

    The big problem I face w/Celina this year is time. I was going to
    ride in w/S> Moses, but he is leaving Wed. I am the "go to guy" here
    and I don't have any vacation accrued (I miss my 5 weeks! WAAA!).
    *IF* I can get my nephew to go, we may just drive straight through
    again (about 1200 miles). I am shooting to get her sea worthy and not
    worry about trim and such. Fingers and toes crossed. I still have my
    room @ The Lighthouse!

    JB
     
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