D.C. trip

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wick68355@aol.com

Guest
We are leaving Milwaukee on Wednesday a.m. and are driving to D.C. We are
taking the usual route across Ohio then down to D.C. If any Amphicar people
would
like to get together for a quick visit give us a call on our cell phone
Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. We hope to meet up with Bilgey sometime before
Saturday.
We are going to the Cherry Blossom Festival. My daughter's marching band has
been invited to march in the parade.( hope the buses can make it through
Indiana)

Tim Wick
Wisconsin
cell number 414 828 3600


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L

Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
We too are heading to DC, leaving Ft Myers, Fl
tomorrow (4/1) and expecting to arrive around tax day.
We'll take a bus tour, do some other tourist"\
things, and hopefully touch base with Bilgey for a dip
or two in the Potomac. We'll keep you posted. cell:
(206) 919-287

--Larry, Nancy & Amphi


--- wick68355@aol.com wrote:
> We are leaving Milwaukee on Wednesday a.m. and are
> driving to D.C. We are
> taking the usual route across Ohio then down to D.C.
> If any Amphicar people would
> like to get together for a quick visit give us a
> call on our cell phone
> Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. We hope to meet up with
> Bilgey sometime before Saturday.
> We are going to the Cherry Blossom Festival. My
> daughter's marching band has
> been invited to march in the parade.( hope the buses
> can make it through
> Indiana)
>
> Tim Wick
> Wisconsin
> cell number 414 828 3600
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]
>
>


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Gary296@comcast.net

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Hey I am headng to DC Saturday. Be there for a few days as well playing tourist
:)

Gary
>
> There are 13 messages in this issue.
>
> Topics in this digest:
>
> 1. Re: D.C. trip
> From: Larry & Nancy Solheim <amphi662001@yahoo.com>
> 2. Re: DAVE THE WAVES 5TH ANNUAL SWIM IN MAY 13-16TH
> From: "John Capone" <capon23@aol.com>
> 3. Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
> From: Larry & Nancy Solheim <amphi662001@yahoo.com>
> 4. Looking to stow away in Rockford
> From: "Sloat, Gary A" <sloatg@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us>
> 5. Re: Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
> From: "WB6WSN" <wb6wsn@cox.net>
> 6. File - Supporting the Amphi List
> From: amphicar-lovers

> 7. File - Policies & FAQs
> From: amphicar-lovers
> 8. Re: the much discussed Radiator problem
> From: nelson625@aol.com
> 9. Re: Fuel line and elctric pumps
> From: nelson625@aol.com
> 10. Re: Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
> From: Larry & Nancy Solheim <amphi662001@yahoo.com>
> 11. Re: Re: Fuel line and elctric pumps
> From: David Chapman <david@manbus.com>
> 12. Re: Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
> From: "a_colo_native" <colo_frontrange@netzero.net>
> 13. Re: Re: Fuel line and elctric pumps
> From: rdboggie@juno.com
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________________
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 09:52:19 -0800 (PST)
> From: Larry & Nancy Solheim <amphi662001@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: D.C. trip
>
> We too are heading to DC, leaving Ft Myers, Fl

> tomorrow (4/1) and expecting to arrive around tax day.
> We'll take a bus tour, do some other tourist"\
> things, and hopefully touch base with Bilgey for a dip
> or two in the Potomac. We'll keep you posted. cell:
> (206) 919-287
>
> --Larry, Nancy & Amphi
>
>
> --- wick68355@aol.com wrote:
> > We are leaving Milwaukee on Wednesday a.m. and are
> > driving to D.C. We are
> > taking the usual route across Ohio then down to D.C.
> > If any Amphicar people would
> > like to get together for a quick visit give us a
> > call on our cell phone
> > Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. We hope to meet up with
> > Bilgey sometime before Saturday.
> > We are going to the Cherry Blossom Festival. My
> > daughter's marching band has
> > been invited to march in the parade.( hope the buses
> > can make it through
> > Indiana)
> >
> > Tim Wick
> > Wisconsin
> > cell number 414 828 3600
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > removed]
> >
> >
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 17:56:51 -0000
> From: "John Capone" <capon23@aol.com>
> Subject: Re: DAVE THE WAVES 5TH ANNUAL SWIM IN MAY 13-16TH
>
> HI EVERYBODY!!!
> I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH DAVE THE WAVE AND ERIC MATTLIN AND
> THEY ASKED ME TO ASK YOU GUYS TO GET YOUR MONEY IN FOR THE T-SHIRTS
> AND SHRIMP BOIL ASAP!!! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
> MIDWESTAMPHICAR.COM OR CALL DAVE AT 815-849-5498...
> DAVE IS EXPECTING OVER 30 CARS AND LOTS OF FUN AND REMEMBER (NO
> CRABBIN ALLOWED!!!)
> JOHN CAPONE (CIGARMAN)
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 10:05:15 -0800 (PST)

> From: Larry & Nancy Solheim <amphi662001@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
>
> Went out to install my new rear shocks from Gord this
> AM, replacing the Aldan Gas Shocks, but the upper
> mounting bolt will not extract!
>
> No problem w/ the lower bolt, and the upper nut came
> off OK, but the bolt only came out about 3/8" and then
> will not remove further. It turns extremely easily,
> but I cannot pull or push (the little I can get
> between the body and the bolt end) it.
>
> I figure a thread or something must be hanging on the
> sleeve inside of the upper Aldan bushing. Anyone had
> this problem or know of a solution? I don't have the
> tools or replacement parts to attempt removal of the
> entire upper bracket off of the car here in FL.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --Larry (PS: Allan- this means I'm not getting the
> springs back to you as planned, so sorry)
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 10:53:58 -0600
> From: "Sloat, Gary A" <sloatg@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us>
> Subject: Looking to stow away in Rockford
>
> Ahoy
>
> My father & I are intending to "Day Hop" to Dave's 5th annual Swim In
> this May in Rockford. We are enthusiasts but are unfortunately without
> an Amphi of our own and are willing to swab decks, provide frosty
> beverages, or just serve as ballast to anyone also attending with a free
> berth for any of the planned swims. We are competent Mississippi river
> boaters with a good eye for hazards, but we are not backseat captains.
> If you are in need of a crew, we'd sure like to sign on. Thanks for
> your consideration.
>
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> Gary A. Sloat
>
> Sloatg@davenportschools.org
>
> Davenport, Iowa.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>

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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 00:57:59 -0800
> From: "WB6WSN" <wb6wsn@cox.net>
> Subject: Re: Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Larry & Nancy Solheim
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:05 AM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
>
>
> Went out to install my new rear shocks from Gord this
> AM, replacing the Aldan Gas Shocks, but the upper
> mounting bolt will not extract!
>
> No problem w/ the lower bolt, and the upper nut came
> off OK, but the bolt only came out about 3/8" and then
> will not remove further. It turns extremely easily,
> but I cannot pull or push (the little I can get
> between the body and the bolt end) it.
>
> I figure a thread or something must be hanging on the

> sleeve inside of the upper Aldan bushing. Anyone had
> this problem or know of a solution? I don't have the
> tools or replacement parts to attempt removal of the
> entire upper bracket off of the car here in FL.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --Larry (PS: Allan- this means I'm not getting the
> springs back to you as planned, so sorry)
>
>
> Larry:
>
> Go buy a cheap pickle fork, or a big Harbor Freight pry bar. You can get
behind
> the shock bolt head and pry the bolt past its binding spot. The bolt may be
> galled by having been rotating ever so slightly as the suspension worked. If
you
> are very dexterous, you can pry with one hand while giving the bolt shank a
> whack with a hammer in your other hand.
>
> You might also try tapping the bolt out while vigorously swinging the shock
back
> and forth.
>
> Ed
> El Cajon
> 67 Rust Guppy
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
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> Message: 6
> Date: 1 Apr 2004 11:28:45 -0000
> From: amphicar-lovers
> Subject: File - Supporting the Amphi List
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> Date: 1 Apr 2004 11:28:45 -0000
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> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 07:19:49 EST
> From: nelson625@aol.com
> Subject: Re: the much discussed Radiator problem
>
> Just a thought. With early Ford flathead V-8s, there is a tendency to run hot
> or to boil over as cooling was and is frequently a propblem. One worthwhile
> thing to do which is very easy is to procure a direct acting mechanical
> temperature gauge. It is not electrical, but simply utilizes a fitting on the
> engine
> which is in the cooling system or even put into a radiator hose and the metal
> conductor to the gauge is usually about 4 feet long. That way, not only can
> you very easily check exactly what the engine temperature is at any time, but
it
> will show the temperature in degrees and you can correlate this with your
> dash temperature gauge. It may be that you, Arnold, have no real problem at
all.
> Maybe your gauge reads higher than it should causing you concern. However, as
> you and several of us, including Hugh, observed at Mount Dora, your shroud
> does need to be reconfigured slightly (which is very easy to do) so that it
fits
> into the channels on the engine cover at the sides.
>
> IF you go to buy a mechanical temperature gauge (which is not expensive), you
> can find a very good used one in a flea market, or a new one at a parts
> store. However, DO buy one with a wide needle sweep, so that the approximately
> 160
> to 220 degree area is not squished into 1/4 inch, but is spread out over 3/4
> to 1 inch or so, so the gradations are easily interpreted.
>
> Another thought for any Amphicar owner on this subject. Though my Amphicar
> never runs too hot, I do see some temperature variation, depending on how hard
I
> am running it. Consequently, I have not been worrying about this matter with
> my Amphi. However, in previous vehicles, I have purchased from J.C.Whitney a
> digital temperature gauge which is electrical and therefore can easily be run
> up front to the dashbord area and gives you a degree by degree constant
> readout. It is LED (Not LCD) so it is easily read in normal daylight or
> sunlight. I
> do not right off recollect, but it might require some isolation of the gauge
> from the grounded metal of the car as I believe they are intended for negative
> ground applications and the LED's would be polarized. However, this could be
> overcome with minimal problem I believe. I utilized 2 such gauges on a former
> motor home - one on the engine and one on the automatic transmission and it
not
> only kept me posted exactly, but gave me considerable peace of mind. If I was
> pushing a bit too hard on upgrades and thereby affecting the transmission
> fluid, I knew it instantly (or as the temperature was rising)and took it a bit
> easier - heat being a principal enemy of automatic transmissions. These
> electronic LED gauges and the sender according to a current J.C. Whitney
catalog
> are
> about $37 for the gauge and $14 for the sender and the brand is "Cyberdyne
> Instruments." I can vouoch for my experience with them which was excellent.
> Vic
> "Splash" Nelson near Daytona Beach
>
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> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 07:35:40 EST
> From: nelson625@aol.com
> Subject: Re: Fuel line and elctric pumps
>
> I had two problems on occasion with my Amphicar fuel system 2 or 3 yers ago.
> In North Carolina at a show, I had a fuel starvation problem and occasionally
> suffered from vapor lock if the engine was hot and I sat at a traffic light or
> etc. for too long. I purchased a small inexpensive ($30-35) electric in line
> fuel pump and put it up front right after the fuel tap. I left the mechanical
> pump in line. Now, even if I have not started the car in 2 or 3 weeks, I get
> in, turn on the ignition, let it set for 30-60 seconds while the electric pump
> primes the carburetor and then pump the accelerator a couple of times and it

> starts immediately. Vapor lock is simply non-existant when you have an
electric
> pump "pushing" the fuel to the carburetor. I have put in line electric fuel
> pumps on numerous antique cars with a push button switch to prime the engine
> and should I ever have a vapor lock situation, I can hit the button and hold
it
> temporarily, and it cures the problem. Anyway, that's my story and I'm
> sticking to it ! That is my 2 cents worth and my experience. I highly
recommend
> an
> electric pump, even if it is only in line up by the fuel tank and on a push
> button so that the existing mechanical pump still is used most of the time. A
> bonus is that the electric pump I bought has a lifetime warranty ! I can look
> for
> the brand if anyone is interested. It is a low pressure pump, as the Amphicar
> fuel requirement is not high and a higher pressure pump would cause problems.
> As always, a fuel filter is highly recommended between the tank and the
> electric pump. Victor "Splash" Nelson with the 1967 "Split Personality"
>
>
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> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 05:07:09 -0800 (PST)
> From: Larry & Nancy Solheim <amphi662001@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
>
> [snip] Go buy a cheap pickle fork ... [snip]
>
>
> Thanks Ed, I'll give it a try. I have a set of TieRod
> removal forks back home. Unfortunately, the shank end
> is to the body w/ less than 1/2" to work.
>
> --Larry
>
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> Message: 11

> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 16:36:29 +0100
> From: David Chapman <david@manbus.com>
> Subject: Re: Re: Fuel line and elctric pumps
>
> A European view on fitting electric fuel pumps to Amphicar.
>
> Although it's probably legal such a modification over here would likely fail
> our annual safety test and in the event of a fire or accident the insurance
> might not pay out - you would have to tell them before and they would want a
> technical justification and may load the premium. The problem is the poor old
> Solex/Zenith carb was never designed for use with an electric pump and can't
> take the pressure (literaly) - they tend to leak at the gasket between the
carb
> body and top and fuel drips on to the manifold. As well as the safety risks
> they also cause the car to run rich because the fuel level in the float
chamber
> is higher.
>
> They do overcome vapour lock issues simply by forcing the fuel down the pipe,
> this also helps hot starting but the vapour lock problem can normally be cured

> by simply insulating the fuel line and ensuring that there is an isolating
> spacer between the hot engine block and the mechanical pump.
>
> If you feel you must fit an electric fuel pump then make sure it is very low
> pressure (from memory I think the carb is rated at 3psi) and check the float
> valve and gasket are in perfect condition. I would also fit a drip tray under
> the carb and wire the pump in series with the mechanical pump but electrically
> via the ignition with a seperate switch so it only turned on when required.
>
> David Chapman
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 12
> Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 15:49:36 -0000
> From: "a_colo_native" <colo_frontrange@netzero.net>
> Subject: Re: Shock Bolt - It's Always Something
>
> Larry,
>
> Try putting the prybar (or pickle fork) behind the head of the

> bolt (sometimes you can get between the body and the end of the bolt
> too) and pry hard while using an air wrench or if you don't have one
> handy, use a ratchet to turn it out. You may need to insert the
> prybar in the side to hold the sleeve in place. This method has
> worked for me many times.
>
> John Bevins
> Rocky Mountain Amphicar
>
>
>
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>
> Message: 13
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 15:53:04 GMT
> From: rdboggie@juno.com
> Subject: Re: Re: Fuel line and elctric pumps
>
>
> When I purchased my Amphi a little over 2 years ago, it was equipped with an
> electric fuel pump, the mechanical fuel pump being completely bypassed. As
David
> notes, it constantly leaked onto the hot manifold...the pressure was just too
> much. Fortunately (I guess) the elec. fuel pump died, and I was able to
> resurrect the mechanical pump. The leaking stopped and the car runs great. I
> drove it from Maryland to Celina (and back!) putting 1,000 miles on it without
> any fuel problems.
>
> Randy
> Blue '67
>
>
>
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