Couple Of Amphicar Questions

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Daniel & Kathy Gibson

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1. On a hot day, what does the temp gauge read on y'all's cars? With a
new sending unit, mine is reading on the "M" or "A" on "normal"

2. What is the purpose of the smaller rear seat cushion (aka the "swim
seat") How does it make swimming any better? Are they more or less
comfortable than the regular reat seat?

Dan
'64 Das Boot


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Brian Crombie

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<tt>1. On a hot day, what does the temp gauge read on y'all's cars? With a
new sending unit, mine is reading on the "M" or "A" on "normal"

2. What is the purpose of the smaller rear seat cushion (aka the "swim
seat") How does it make swimming any better? Are they more or less
comfortable than the regular reat seat?

Dan
'64 Das Boot

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<tt>Dan,</tt>
<tt>I'm glad you asked about the temp gauge. My Amphicarcame to menegative ground and </tt>
<tt>the needle is parked full right when cold. I thought it should be parked full left </tt>
<tt>when cold like other temp gauges. I wonder if this is normal. </tt>
<tt>Just the other day it was 95 degrees here andat about 50 mph, my needle is</tt>
<tt>near the L. Although on the water it ran hotter settling on the N. I just got the gauge</tt>
<tt>to work properly last week and was keeping a close eye on the temps. As far as the rear</tt>
<tt>seat goes, I think your talking about the seat cushion that doubles as a floatation devise.</tt>
<tt>BTW, did your old sending unit give you different readings?</tt>
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<tt>Brian Crombie</tt>
<tt>Faribault, Mn.</tt>
<tt>93 degrees today. Hotter tomorrow! Day 8 in the 90's!</font></tt><tt></tt>
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John Friese

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Hi,

Unlike the fuel gauge, the temperature gauge is a simple coil that is
heated by current flow. It doesn't care what the polarity is and
thus doesn't need to be altered when switching the car to negative
ground. I'm hard pressed to understand how your gauge can be
operating backward unless it has the wrong kind of sending unit or
the internal spring mechanism was somehow altered by someone who
thought such an alteration was necessary for a conversion to negative
ground. I would guess it's the wrong sending unit. The original unit
has a low resistance when cold and a higher resistance as it warms up.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red




--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Brian Crombie <baddogg@d...>
wrote:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
>
>
> 1. On a hot day, what does the temp gauge read on y'all's cars?
With a
> new sending unit, mine is reading on the "M" or "A" on "normal"
>
> 2. What is the purpose of the smaller rear seat cushion (aka
the "swim
> seat") How does it make swimming any better? Are they more or less
> comfortable than the regular reat seat?
>
> Dan
> '64 Das Boot
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
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> Dan,
> I'm glad you asked about the temp gauge. My Amphicar came to me
negative ground and
> the needle is parked full right when cold. I thought it should be
parked full left
> when cold like other temp gauges. I wonder if this is normal.
> Just the other day it was 95 degrees here and at about 50 mph, my
needle is
> near the L. Although on the water it ran hotter settling on the
N. I just got the gauge
> to work properly last week and was keeping a close eye on the
temps. As far as the rear
> seat goes, I think your talking about the seat cushion that
doubles as a floatation devise.
> BTW, did your old sending unit give you different readings?
>
> Brian Crombie
> Faribault, Mn.
> 93 degrees today. Hotter tomorrow! Day 8 in the 90's!
 
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Joe Biscone

Guest
gauges!!!. . . i have several new ones i bought from hugh, i should put a new one in!@! my original gauge is so faded and cracked, it shows 'originality' . . lol . . and, i didn't know there was a rear seat option???


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From: "Daniel & Kathy Gibson" <dkgibson3 @COMCAST.NET="">
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Couple Of Amphicar Questions
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 12:39:37 -0500

<tt>1. On a hot day, what does the temp gauge read on y'all's cars? With a
new sending unit, mine is reading on the "M" or "A" on "normal"

2. What is the purpose of the smaller rear seat cushion (aka the "swim
seat") How does it make swimming any better? Are they more or less
comfortable than the regular reat seat?

Dan
'64 Das Boot


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Daniel and Kathy Gibson
http://www.katestrackshack.com
"Kate's Track Shack -Your Internet Home For Inexpensive 8-tracks!!"
AND...
http://drnooseandjambone.com
"DrNoose And Jambone - Do It To The Optigan!"
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