brakes white post news letter rat

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Dave Derer

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One news letter had a deal about cutting the piston on front wheel
cylinders to make work with a common rebuild kit. That one had obvious
possabilities for disaster. The 1959 vw transporter master cylinder has
been time tested. Ken Roy has been using for over 20+ years. I have
installed around 10 of them. Only minor modification is to plunger
shaft. Taking a few thousands off to fit new bore. New off the shelf at
20 dollars direct bolt in. I stopped using white post. The last dealing
was with brake shoes. They made them all long. I called asking why and
snotty reply was "We do it to Bentlys and Rolls and they work fine" I am
not an engineer, but reading of associated problems when shoes are wrong
makes me want the parts I send out to come back the same way. Plus the
paint they use sometimes is thin and rust starts. Then the wheel
cylinders. I sent out with poor piston. I was assured they would be
anodized. I got cylinders back and first thing I notice is dust boots
are not tight. So I go further and there is this nasty piston. The reply
was it will be ok. Any problems just send it back. Great . As far as
I know Hugh Gordon is the only one with dust boots that really fit
well.. -- news letters-- Perhaps Craig could pick out some interesting
ones and submit to Club President. Marc could possibly use for news
letter--- almost forgot--- A new Amphi owner called me wondering if a
bolt on disk brake kit was wanted? Fingers crossed maybe in a few weeks
we will have another choice. Another rusty Amphi showed up. Really
filled up with acorns and stuff. As we dig out My helper yells rat!!.
Freaks me out.I look to see if he is joking. This car has no rear
quarters or trays so lots of jumping out room. It traveled 900 miles in
two days getting colder every mile. Why a big fat Georgia rat wanted to
come with is beyond me. It took us hours to catch this thing. It would
leap out, jump across and scurry in holes. Finally it met Mr Hammer.
Later Dave the Wave


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Michael Echemann

Guest
Dave,
I seller didn't tell me the car came with a rat. Just consider it a little
piece of the south during the cold winter.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Derer" <dmd@essex1.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 9:34 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] brakes white post news letter rat


One news letter had a deal about cutting the piston on front wheel
cylinders to make work with a common rebuild kit. That one had obvious
possabilities for disaster. The 1959 vw transporter master cylinder has
been time tested. Ken Roy has been using for over 20+ years. I have
installed around 10 of them. Only minor modification is to plunger
shaft. Taking a few thousands off to fit new bore. New off the shelf at
20 dollars direct bolt in. I stopped using white post. The last dealing
was with brake shoes. They made them all long. I called asking why and
snotty reply was "We do it to Bentlys and Rolls and they work fine" I am
not an engineer, but reading of associated problems when shoes are wrong
makes me want the parts I send out to come back the same way. Plus the
paint they use sometimes is thin and rust starts. Then the wheel
cylinders. I sent out with poor piston. I was assured they would be
anodized. I got cylinders back and first thing I notice is dust boots
are not tight. So I go further and there is this nasty piston. The reply
was it will be ok. Any problems just send it back. Great . As far as
I know Hugh Gordon is the only one with dust boots that really fit
well.. -- news letters-- Perhaps Craig could pick out some interesting
ones and submit to Club President. Marc could possibly use for news
letter--- almost forgot--- A new Amphi owner called me wondering if a
bolt on disk brake kit was wanted? Fingers crossed maybe in a few weeks
we will have another choice. Another rusty Amphi showed up. Really
filled up with acorns and stuff. As we dig out My helper yells rat!!.
Freaks me out.I look to see if he is joking. This car has no rear
quarters or trays so lots of jumping out room. It traveled 900 miles in
two days getting colder every mile. Why a big fat Georgia rat wanted to
come with is beyond me. It took us hours to catch this thing. It would
leap out, jump across and scurry in holes. Finally it met Mr Hammer.
Later Dave the Wave


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