Bracket on eng firewall

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Mark Richardson, Dec 17, 2000.

  1. Mark Richardson
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    <font face="Arial" size="2">I think what you are looking at is the access panel to remove head bolts without</font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2">pulling the engine out.I actually lost mine at a body shop, does anybody out there have</font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2">an extra?</font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2">Mark</font>
     
  2. Al Heath
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    If its right above the valve cover, then if you remove it, you can actually
    get the valve cover off to adjust the valves. Otherwise, you can't get the
    valve cover off without pulling the engine. Also, if you are pulling the
    engine and transmission as one unit, then removing the plate also gives you
    just a tad more room for manipulation as you thread the whole shebang over
    the transom.

    Al Heath
     
  3. David Chapman
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    Guys, the valve cover comes off fine, but you have to remove that part to
    get the cylinder head off, and yes it as an afterthought - when the Amphicar
    body was designed the engine was in a slightly different position, you can
    imagine that someone in Germany in 1961 had an "Oh S**t" moment when they
    realised that with the engine in the new and final position slightly further
    forward it was impossible to remove the head without taking the complete
    block out !

    David Chapman in the UK


    > If its right above the valve cover, then if you remove it, you can
    actually
    > get the valve cover off to adjust the valves. Otherwise, you can't get
    the
    > valve cover off without pulling the engine. Also, if you are pulling the
    > engine and transmission as one unit, then removing the plate also gives
    you
    > just a tad more room for manipulation as you thread the whole shebang over
    > the transom.
    >
    > Al Heath
     
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