Doug Parsons Alternator

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    Doug, did you ever get the info to wire a Delco alternator to your Amphi? If
    not, let me know. Earl

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    > 1. Re: Digest Number 233
    > From: chasgould@aol.com
    > 2. Re: Digest Number 233
    > From: martyandcaryl@charter.net
    > 3. Maintenance Manual
    > From: "&quot;Cap'n&quot; John" <minnow@amphicar.net>
    > 4. Re: Maintenance Manual
    > From: "Bill Connelly" <billiam@erols.com>
    > 5. Re: Digest Number 232
    > From: dbran40112@aol.com
    > 6. Milwaukee St. Pat's parade
    > From: "Steve Behnke" <sbehnke@shopko.com>
    > 7.
    > From: "richard martin" <martin@discover-net.net>
    > 8. Re: Digest Number 233 Fumes Inside
    > From: eznz@earthlink.net
    > 9. Alternator vs Generator
    > From: dougparsons@ameritech.net
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    > Message: 1
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 06:51:26 EST
    > From: chasgould@aol.com
    > Subject: Re: Digest Number 233
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    > In a message dated 03/21/2001 6:34:39 AM Eastern Standard Time,
    > amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com writes:
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    > > I took a look in the engine compartment, the seals around the
    > > firewall look intact and in good shape. I did however find a
    > > rectangular cut out about 6 inches wide X 4 inches tall just behind
    > > the valve cover in the firewall. Is this hole supposed to be there
    > >
    >
    > That sounds like the access cutout which was necessary to allow removal of
    > the valve cover without removing the engine, and yes, it should have a
    > removable cover, not a door. The cover looks like a flat plate with the edges
    > angled up slightly. We talked about it about a year ago. You may want to
    > check out the archives, and then look for a cover from a parts car, or other
    > parts source. It kind of looks like those old slide-out brackets for the
    > removable eight track tape decks!
    > Chas Gould, The Amphicar Fool!
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    > Message: 2
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 12:56:51 -0000
    > From: martyandcaryl@charter.net
    > Subject: Re: Digest Number 233
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    > Chas
    > Thanks for the info on what I am looking for in a panel doorway, the
    > 8 track bit helped me to visualize it.
    > Marty
    > --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., chasgould@a... wrote:
    > > In a message dated 03/21/2001 6:34:39 AM Eastern Standard Time,
    > > amphicar-lovers@y... writes:
    > >
    > >
    > > > I took a look in the engine compartment, the seals around the
    > > > firewall look intact and in good shape. I did however find a
    > > > rectangular cut out about 6 inches wide X 4 inches tall just
    > behind
    > > > the valve cover in the firewall. Is this hole supposed to be
    > there
    > > >
    > >
    > > That sounds like the access cutout which was necessary to allow
    > removal of
    > > the valve cover without removing the engine, and yes, it should
    > have a
    > > removable cover, not a door. The cover looks like a flat plate with
    > the edges
    > > angled up slightly. We talked about it about a year ago. You may
    > want to
    > > check out the archives, and then look for a cover from a parts car,
    > or other
    > > parts source. It kind of looks like those old slide-out brackets
    > for the
    > > removable eight track tape decks!
    > > Chas Gould, The Amphicar Fool!
    >
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    > Message: 3
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:52:23 -0000
    > From: "&quot;Cap'n&quot; John" <minnow@amphicar.net>
    > Subject: Maintenance Manual
    >
    > I have completed Sections 1-9 of the HTML version of the maintenance
    > Manual found in the members only section at Amphicar.com. As always
    > let me know if you find any problems with it.
    >
    > John
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    > Message: 4
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 14:42:01 -0500
    > From: "Bill Connelly" <billiam@erols.com>
    > Subject: Re: Maintenance Manual
    >
    > I have completed Sections 1-9 of the HTML version of the maintenance
    > Manual found in the members only section at Amphicar.com. As always
    > let me know if you find any problems with it.
    >
    > Anything WRONG? You must be kidding. It's wonderful. I especially like
    > the zooming photo displays.
    >
    > I hope your recent "downsizing" hasn't left you feeling too much adrift. I
    > remember your having mentioned dumping THEM and moving on anyhow a while
    > back, so I figure the bright side is that them bailing on you merely allows
    > you to get a little extra cash out of the deal...if not a fat severance and
    > a golden parachute, then at least a tidy pile of unemployment insurance.
    >
    > ~B
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    > Message: 5
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:45:27 EST
    > From: dbran40112@aol.com
    > Subject: Re: Digest Number 232
    >
    > Arnold
    >
    > Where do you go to "swim". Do you go in the Cooper, ocean, or fresh water?
    >
    > Dave
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    > Message: 6
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 17:10:15 -0600
    > From: "Steve Behnke" <sbehnke@shopko.com>
    > Subject: Milwaukee St. Pat's parade
    >
    > I was watching the local news last week and the local station picked up a
    story
    > about the Milwaukee St Pat's Day parade. They showed a shot of
    > the mayor walking behind a white Amphicar...
    >
    > It went past way to fast to read the registration #s.
    > Was it anyone here?
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    > Message: 7
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 17:29:43 -0800
    > From: "richard martin" <martin@discover-net.net>
    > Subject:
    >
    > speaking of parades, does anyone know where I can get a mermaid costume in
    northern Wisconsin. We will parade sometime after we lose this 12 in. of snow we
    still have
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    > Message: 8
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 21:02:06 -0600
    > From: eznz@earthlink.net
    > Subject: Re: Digest Number 233 Fumes Inside
    >
    > I removed the valve cover today from my '67 and had to take off the small
    > rectangular metal cover to give it enought clearance. It was bolted in place.
    > I had to remove the carpet from inside and unscrew the bolts holding it. This
    > 4X6" cover needs to be there to make a good seal, and I would suggest making
    > one if you don't already have one.
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    > >
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    > Message: 9
    > Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 04:11:18 -0000
    > From: dougparsons@ameritech.net
    > Subject: Alternator vs Generator
    >
    > Ok swimmers its spring again and we are all working on the Amphi's
    >
    > I have decided to go with the Alternator after having some electrical
    > problems last year. I have it all apart and I remember that there was
    > a web page with all the how to for the conversion but,I can't find it
    > again (or maybe I was in some amphi dream).
    >
    > Has anyone done this and is there any instructions beside the fuel
    > gauge and sending unit?
    >
    > What about the wiring on the volt regulator etc. Windshield wiper
    > motor?
    >
    > I know Scott talked about the Gm 60 amp single wire is this better
    > then the spitfire alt.?
    >
    > What about the starter is there anything that needs to be converted?
    >
    > Which wire goes where :cool:
    >
    > Any help will be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Doug
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