Counting eggs.

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Gord Souter

Guest
Dave, never count on anything till cash is in your hands
I have ben trying to sell my 5 Houseboats since 2004.
Had a deal made up with a local renter in spring to buy all 5 .
payments were worked out etc.9had lots of plans for that money)
then he didn,t even have the guts to call me. he emailed me thet he backed
out..
Been droping the price and still no offers.
anyway back to Amphis.
Still working on all the hardware to have Original style battery boxes but
my man is very busy this time of year(works at making heating ducts) also
having the brace that the rear seat backrest clips into made.We already make
the meatl braceing for the body that goes behind the Alu. trim on sides.
Also workinhg on the front seat backrest frames... SOON.
Installing fibreglass inner fenders and lower skins on a customers car.,
took lots of photo,s. email if you would like to be on my list(progess of
job list.Lots of photos)

Gord Souter,Canadian 4 amphs, (www.amphicar.ca)
ORILLIA ONT.
L3V 6H4

MY new phone # is 1 705 327 2820

I buy, sell and restore Only Amphicars(none for sale at this time)
over 700 different parts for sale.
Interior kits and fibreglass panels my specialty!


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Gord Souter

Guest
Dave, never count on anything till cash is in your hands
I have ben trying to sell my 5 Houseboats since 2004.
Had a deal made up with a local renter in spring to buy all 5 .
payments were worked out etc.9had lots of plans for that money)
then he didn,t even have the guts to call me. he emailed me thet he backed
out..
Been droping the price and still no offers.
anyway back to Amphis.
Still working on all the hardware to have Original style battery boxes but
my man is very busy this time of year(works at making heating ducts) also
having the brace that the rear seat backrest clips into made.We already make
the meatl braceing for the body that goes behind the Alu. trim on sides.
Also workinhg on the front seat backrest frames... SOON.
Installing fibreglass inner fenders and lower skins on a customers car.,
took lots of photo,s. email if you would like to be on my list(progess of
job list.Lots of photos)

Gord Souter,Canadian 4 amphs, (www.amphicar.ca)
ORILLIA ONT.
L3V 6H4

MY new phone # is 1 705 327 2820

I buy, sell and restore Only Amphicars(none for sale at this time)
over 700 different parts for sale.
Interior kits and fibreglass panels my specialty!


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a_colo_native

Guest
Gord / Dave -

I never consider anything "sold" until cash is in hand. I require a
small non-refundable deposit before I will take a car off the market
to help encourage them to follow through. I do not sell on eBay
either as too many people refuse to acknowledge their contract to
buy and eBay makes little if any effort to enforce the sale. It's
been 4 or 5 years since I tried to sell an Amphi on eBay. It ran
through 3 or 4 times because of non-paying bidders. One lady said
her 3 year old "accidently" hit the But it Now button! BS!!!! eBay
made no effort what so ever to correct it and they forced me to pay
for the listings anyway.

Gord - Make some metal battery boxes/trays a bit wider (.50" - .75"
or so I think may work) to accomidate new style batteries. This is
why most boxes are gone from cars. The older style batteries were
thinner. When new batteries were installed, the boxes were to small
and got tossed. Maybe we could have the original look with a modern
battery inside?

John "In a blizzard" Bevins


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Gord Souter"
<houseboats@...> wrote:
>
>
> Dave, never count on anything till cash is in your hands
> I have ben trying to sell my 5 Houseboats since 2004.
> Had a deal made up with a local renter in spring to buy all 5 .
> payments were worked out etc.9had lots of plans for that money)
> then he didn,t even have the guts to call me. he emailed me thet
he backed
> out..
> Been droping the price and still no offers.
> anyway back to Amphis.
> Still working on all the hardware to have Original style battery
boxes but
> my man is very busy this time of year(works at making heating
ducts) also
> having the brace that the rear seat backrest clips into made.We
already make
> the meatl braceing for the body that goes behind the Alu. trim on
sides.
> Also workinhg on the front seat backrest frames... SOON.
> Installing fibreglass inner fenders and lower skins on a
customers car.,
> took lots of photo,s. email if you would like to be on my list
(progess of
> job list.Lots of photos)
>
> Gord Souter,Canadian 4 amphs, (www.amphicar.ca)
> ORILLIA ONT.
> L3V 6H4
>
> MY new phone # is 1 705 327 2820
>
> I buy, sell and restore Only Amphicars(none for sale at this time)
> over 700 different parts for sale.
> Interior kits and fibreglass panels my specialty!
>
>
> ---
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>
 
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a_colo_native

Guest
Gord / Dave -

I never consider anything "sold" until cash is in hand. I require a
small non-refundable deposit before I will take a car off the market
to help encourage them to follow through. I do not sell on eBay
either as too many people refuse to acknowledge their contract to
buy and eBay makes little if any effort to enforce the sale. It's
been 4 or 5 years since I tried to sell an Amphi on eBay. It ran
through 3 or 4 times because of non-paying bidders. One lady said
her 3 year old "accidently" hit the But it Now button! BS!!!! eBay
made no effort what so ever to correct it and they forced me to pay
for the listings anyway.

Gord - Make some metal battery boxes/trays a bit wider (.50" - .75"
or so I think may work) to accomidate new style batteries. This is
why most boxes are gone from cars. The older style batteries were
thinner. When new batteries were installed, the boxes were to small
and got tossed. Maybe we could have the original look with a modern
battery inside?

John "In a blizzard" Bevins


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Gord Souter"
<houseboats@...> wrote:
>
>
> Dave, never count on anything till cash is in your hands
> I have ben trying to sell my 5 Houseboats since 2004.
> Had a deal made up with a local renter in spring to buy all 5 .
> payments were worked out etc.9had lots of plans for that money)
> then he didn,t even have the guts to call me. he emailed me thet
he backed
> out..
> Been droping the price and still no offers.
> anyway back to Amphis.
> Still working on all the hardware to have Original style battery
boxes but
> my man is very busy this time of year(works at making heating
ducts) also
> having the brace that the rear seat backrest clips into made.We
already make
> the meatl braceing for the body that goes behind the Alu. trim on
sides.
> Also workinhg on the front seat backrest frames... SOON.
> Installing fibreglass inner fenders and lower skins on a
customers car.,
> took lots of photo,s. email if you would like to be on my list
(progess of
> job list.Lots of photos)
>
> Gord Souter,Canadian 4 amphs, (www.amphicar.ca)
> ORILLIA ONT.
> L3V 6H4
>
> MY new phone # is 1 705 327 2820
>
> I buy, sell and restore Only Amphicars(none for sale at this time)
> over 700 different parts for sale.
> Interior kits and fibreglass panels my specialty!
>
>
> ---
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>
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
Re: Re: Counting eggs.

<table style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" bgColor="#ffffff">
<font face="Arial" size="2">John, Gord:</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">It's true the original battery boxes are to small for today's common batteries. Having a reproduced box would be a move towards originality but if the car doesn't have the original battery tray, tabs and metal bands (which as you know few do) then whyhave the box at all? Your just plopping somethingin to fill space and a plastic box would be much better for this and prevent acid and rust issues. On the other hand if your car has the original tabs, tray and bands then a larger type original box is useless too. Who would remove theserare original items so an oversize box will fit? Maybe you can make the entire set up for a larger box. If used with care you could keep the area from rusting and use the larger box correctly.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">My cars have their boxes but none would ever go in water or rain with the boxes in place.IMHO it was a bad idea and these are good for show only. Gord, This stuff might be nice in fiberglass.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
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<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----
<div style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black">From: a_colo_native
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 11:04 AM
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Counting eggs.


<div id="ygrp-text">


Gord / Dave -

I never consider anything "sold" until cash is in hand. I require a
small non-refundable deposit before I will take a car off the market
to help encourage them to follow through. I do not sell on eBay
either as too many people refuse to acknowledge their contract to
buy and eBay makes little if any effort to enforce the sale. It's
been 4 or 5 years since I tried to sell an Amphi on eBay. It ran
through 3 or 4 times because of non-paying bidders. One lady said
her 3 year old "accidently" hit the But it Now button! BS!!!! eBay
made no effort what so ever to correct it and they forced me to pay
for the listings anyway.

Gord - Make some metal battery boxes/trays a bit wider (.50" - .75"
or so I think may work) to accomidate new style batteries. This is
why most boxes are gone from cars. The older style batteries were
thinner. When new batteries were installed, the boxes were to small
and got tossed. Maybe we could have the original look with a modern
battery inside?

John "In a blizzard" Bevins

--- In amphicar-lovers@<wbr>yahoogroups.<wbr>com, "Gord Souter"
<houseboats@<wbr>...> wrote:
>
>
> Dave, never count on anything till cash is in your hands
> I have ben trying to sell my 5 Houseboats since 2004.
> Had a deal made up with a local renter in spring to buy all 5 .
> payments were worked out etc.9had lots of plans for that money)
> then he didn,t even have the guts to call me. he emailed me thet
he backed
> out..
> Been droping the price and still no offers.
> anyway back to Amphis.
> Still working on all the hardware to have Original style battery
boxes but
> my man is very busy this time of year(works at making heating
ducts) also
> having the brace that the rear seat backrest clips into made.We
already make
> the meatl braceing for the body that goes behind the Alu. trim on
sides.
> Also workinhg on the front seat backrest frames... SOON.
> Installing fibreglass inner fenders and lower skins on a
customers car.,
> took lots of photo,s. email if you would like to be on my list
(progess of
> job list.Lots of photos)
>
> Gord Souter,Canadian 4 amphs, (www.amphicar.<wbr>ca)
> ORILLIA ONT.
> L3V 6H4
>
> MY new phone # is 1 705 327 2820
>
> I buy, sell and restore Only Amphicars(none for sale at this time)
> over 700 different parts for sale.
> Interior kits and fibreglass panels my specialty!
>
>
> ---
> [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]
>

</blockquote>
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
Re: Re: Counting eggs.

<table style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" bgColor="#ffffff">
<font face="Arial" size="2">John, Gord:</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">It's true the original battery boxes are to small for today's common batteries. Having a reproduced box would be a move towards originality but if the car doesn't have the original battery tray, tabs and metal bands (which as you know few do) then whyhave the box at all? Your just plopping somethingin to fill space and a plastic box would be much better for this and prevent acid and rust issues. On the other hand if your car has the original tabs, tray and bands then a larger type original box is useless too. Who would remove theserare original items so an oversize box will fit? Maybe you can make the entire set up for a larger box. If used with care you could keep the area from rusting and use the larger box correctly.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">My cars have their boxes but none would ever go in water or rain with the boxes in place.IMHO it was a bad idea and these are good for show only. Gord, This stuff might be nice in fiberglass.</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
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<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----
<div style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black">From: a_colo_native
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 11:04 AM
<div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Counting eggs.


<div id="ygrp-text">


Gord / Dave -

I never consider anything "sold" until cash is in hand. I require a
small non-refundable deposit before I will take a car off the market
to help encourage them to follow through. I do not sell on eBay
either as too many people refuse to acknowledge their contract to
buy and eBay makes little if any effort to enforce the sale. It's
been 4 or 5 years since I tried to sell an Amphi on eBay. It ran
through 3 or 4 times because of non-paying bidders. One lady said
her 3 year old "accidently" hit the But it Now button! BS!!!! eBay
made no effort what so ever to correct it and they forced me to pay
for the listings anyway.

Gord - Make some metal battery boxes/trays a bit wider (.50" - .75"
or so I think may work) to accomidate new style batteries. This is
why most boxes are gone from cars. The older style batteries were
thinner. When new batteries were installed, the boxes were to small
and got tossed. Maybe we could have the original look with a modern
battery inside?

John "In a blizzard" Bevins

--- In amphicar-lovers@<wbr>yahoogroups.<wbr>com, "Gord Souter"
<houseboats@<wbr>...> wrote:
>
>
> Dave, never count on anything till cash is in your hands
> I have ben trying to sell my 5 Houseboats since 2004.
> Had a deal made up with a local renter in spring to buy all 5 .
> payments were worked out etc.9had lots of plans for that money)
> then he didn,t even have the guts to call me. he emailed me thet
he backed
> out..
> Been droping the price and still no offers.
> anyway back to Amphis.
> Still working on all the hardware to have Original style battery
boxes but
> my man is very busy this time of year(works at making heating
ducts) also
> having the brace that the rear seat backrest clips into made.We
already make
> the meatl braceing for the body that goes behind the Alu. trim on
sides.
> Also workinhg on the front seat backrest frames... SOON.
> Installing fibreglass inner fenders and lower skins on a
customers car.,
> took lots of photo,s. email if you would like to be on my list
(progess of
> job list.Lots of photos)
>
> Gord Souter,Canadian 4 amphs, (www.amphicar.<wbr>ca)
> ORILLIA ONT.
> L3V 6H4
>
> MY new phone # is 1 705 327 2820
>
> I buy, sell and restore Only Amphicars(none for sale at this time)
> over 700 different parts for sale.
> Interior kits and fibreglass panels my specialty!
>
>
> ---
> [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]
>

</blockquote>
 
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Daniel & Kathy Gibson

Guest
Re: Re: Counting eggs.

Michael Echemann wrote:
> John, Gord:
> It's true the original battery boxes are to small for today's common
> batteries. Having a reproduced box would be a move towards
> originality but if the car doesn't have the original battery tray,
> tabs and metal bands (which as you know few do) then why have the box
> at all? Your just plopping something in to fill space and a plastic
> box would be much better for this and prevent acid and rust issues.
> On the other hand if your car has the original tabs, tray and bands
> then a larger type original box is useless too. Who would remove
> these rare original items so an oversize box will fit? Maybe you can
> make the entire set up for a larger box. If used with care you could
> keep the area from rusting and use the larger box correctly.
>
> My cars have their boxes but none would ever go in water or rain with
> the boxes in place. IMHO it was a bad idea and these are good for
> show only. Gord, This stuff might be nice in fiberglass.
>
>
>
Mike, I am curious...why not swim with them in placE?

Dan
 
D

Daniel & Kathy Gibson

Guest
Re: Re: Counting eggs.

Michael Echemann wrote:
> John, Gord:
> It's true the original battery boxes are to small for today's common
> batteries. Having a reproduced box would be a move towards
> originality but if the car doesn't have the original battery tray,
> tabs and metal bands (which as you know few do) then why have the box
> at all? Your just plopping something in to fill space and a plastic
> box would be much better for this and prevent acid and rust issues.
> On the other hand if your car has the original tabs, tray and bands
> then a larger type original box is useless too. Who would remove
> these rare original items so an oversize box will fit? Maybe you can
> make the entire set up for a larger box. If used with care you could
> keep the area from rusting and use the larger box correctly.
>
> My cars have their boxes but none would ever go in water or rain with
> the boxes in place. IMHO it was a bad idea and these are good for
> show only. Gord, This stuff might be nice in fiberglass.
>
>
>
Mike, I am curious...why not swim with them in placE?

Dan
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
Re: Re: Counting eggs.

<table style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" bgColor="#ffffff">
<font face="Arial" size="2">Dan,</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Probably no big deal. Their design would trap water under the box and tray as well as inside the box around the battery. Acid could also leak out on the metal. The top was open and water could easily get to the battery. Johns probably right that most were simply disgarded when it was time to replace the battery. If owners continued to use them and fit batterys inside they all would have certainly rusted away by now too. I think fiberglass would be much better and Gord could do it.</font>
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
Re: Re: Counting eggs.

<table style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" bgColor="#ffffff">
<font face="Arial" size="2">Dan,</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Probably no big deal. Their design would trap water under the box and tray as well as inside the box around the battery. Acid could also leak out on the metal. The top was open and water could easily get to the battery. Johns probably right that most were simply disgarded when it was time to replace the battery. If owners continued to use them and fit batterys inside they all would have certainly rusted away by now too. I think fiberglass would be much better and Gord could do it.</font>
 
J

John Friese

Guest
Hello Mike and Dan,

I've run my restored Amphicar with all the original battery box parts
for over 4 years now and there's no sign of rust or any problem. Of
course, I did powder coat the battery box and have a coat of Por 15
with a top coat of epoxy on the tray and straps. There's no sign of
any corrosion anywhere in the area.

The battery that fits the box correctly is a group 22NF. I bought one
at Sears 5 years ago but I don't think they have them now. That
battery size can still be obtained though.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Echemann"
<echemike@...> wrote:
>
> Dan,
> Probably no big deal. Their design would trap water under the box
and tray as well as inside the box around the battery. Acid could
also leak out on the metal. The top was open and water could easily
get to the battery. Johns probably right that most were simply
disgarded when it was time to replace the battery. If owners
continued to use them and fit batterys inside they all would have
certainly rusted away by now too. I think fiberglass would be much
better and Gord could do it.
>
 
J

John Friese

Guest
Hello Mike and Dan,

I've run my restored Amphicar with all the original battery box parts
for over 4 years now and there's no sign of rust or any problem. Of
course, I did powder coat the battery box and have a coat of Por 15
with a top coat of epoxy on the tray and straps. There's no sign of
any corrosion anywhere in the area.

The battery that fits the box correctly is a group 22NF. I bought one
at Sears 5 years ago but I don't think they have them now. That
battery size can still be obtained though.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Echemann"
<echemike@...> wrote:
>
> Dan,
> Probably no big deal. Their design would trap water under the box
and tray as well as inside the box around the battery. Acid could
also leak out on the metal. The top was open and water could easily
get to the battery. Johns probably right that most were simply
disgarded when it was time to replace the battery. If owners
continued to use them and fit batterys inside they all would have
certainly rusted away by now too. I think fiberglass would be much
better and Gord could do it.
>
 
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