ELECTRONIC IGNITON FOR AMPHICARS (1999) [long one folks]

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by MATSHUMAN@aol.com, Jul 4, 2001.

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    Cap'n John

    Hey buddy

    I sent this out on the old digest in 1999. Received from Jacob's Electronics
    when I inquired about my Amphi in 1999.

    Attached are all the e-mails from that period when I sent them out
    originally. I do not know if Doc. Bryant is still there, but as far as
    Jacob's Electronics, they are a fantastic company!!!

    Website: http://www.jacobselectronics.com (e-mail contact site there as well!)

    I installed one of their systems on my 1982 Datsun [STILL GOING STRONG!]
    (Nap-Z engine, dual coil, 8-plug 4-banger), several years ago, and I have had
    WONDERFUL performance out of it. I had 1-problem with a coil wire, and when
    I contacted them, no problem, how long do you want it??? (FREE) When was the
    last time we all had customer service like this ????

    You might re-contact them and try again. Maybe the price has dropped as well
    !?!?!?

    Let me know what you come up with. I have been meaning to contact them as
    well to find out about this again. Electronic ignition in water gives me a
    warmer feeling than the old points and condenser routine.

    Hope this helps bud.

    Matthew Shuman (matshuman@aol.com)

    64' Red & 64' black also.

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    Subj: Your Amphicar
    Date: 11/20/1999 12:04:41 AM Pacific Standard Time
    From: <A HREF="mailto:JacobsElectronic">JacobsElectronic</A>
    To: <A HREF="mailto:MAT SHUMAN">MAT SHUMAN</A>

    Matt:

    I hadn't seen an Amphicar in years! Here is what we can do for it.

    You have two options. The first would be to replace the points with one of
    the "Ignitors." There are a few companies that make them. All they are is
    an LED/shutter trigger that is inserted into the distributor in place of the
    points. They do not need adjusting, but for my opinion, they are not too
    much more reliable than what they replace. And at 60-100 dollars, much more
    costly. We can run any of our ignition systems from the output of the
    ignitor.

    The second option, while more expensive than the first, offers far more
    benefits. This would be to use one of our Ultra Team ignitions. As you
    probably are well aware of by now, the Ultra Team's Energy Pack has a built
    in "magnetic pickup module." The magnetic pickup is basically a signal
    amplifier. It steps up the signal from a points style trigger to the higher
    levels needed to drive our Ultra Coil effectively. What this in effect does
    for the points is this:
    We drop voltage through the points/condenser from 260 volts (breakover
    voltage) at 7 amps to less than 7 volts at 5 milliamps.
    By lowering the breakover voltage and current, your points have a tenfold
    greater lifespan with few adjustment worries ever. Also, this points system
    is more vibration resistant than the ignitor modules! Since we draw voltage
    and current to run our ignition systems directly from the vehicle battery, no
    longer will the points burn out when connected in this way. Also, when an
    ignitor packs it in, you are out the cost of a new ignitor. Points normally
    give quite a bit of warning before going unserviceable. Thus, you are spared
    a tow from a friendly personal watercraft when you are out paddling about the
    pond.

    Either the Mileage Master Ultra Team at $479.00 or the Pro Street Ultra Team
    at $514.00 will work in this manner. The Pro Street has our latest chip set
    and programming for best results with any engine at any grade of gasoline (or
    quality level). The Pro Street also has a built in soft touch rev limiter
    for additional engine protection in case of driveline or driver failure!

    Any other questions? If you want one, let me know here and I will get it
    taken care of straight away.

    Doc Bryant
    Senior Technician
    Jacob's Electronics
    email me <jacobselectronic@aol.com>
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    Subj: Re: Your Amphicar
    Date: 11/21/1999 8:10:10 AM Pacific Standard Time
    From: <A HREF="mailto:MAT SHUMAN">MAT SHUMAN</A>
    To: <A HREF="mailto:JacobsElectronic">JacobsElectronic</A>

    Doc

    I hope that you don't mind that I sent this following message ALL OVER THE
    WORLD to all the Amphicar Lovers!

    Thank you for the information. Maybe something will become of it for you and
    your company.

    They are always talking about wet points. Remember those days?

    Thanks again.

    Matt Shuman (customer# ??????)


    ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEMS FOR AMPHIS

    Hey gang.

    For all of you that have ever thought of converting your old point systems
    over to electronic, here is what Jacob's Electronics came up with for our
    Amphis! I have one of their systems in my old 82 Datsun Pickup, and it has
    been fantastic for me, so I inquired about an Amphi coversion and here is
    what this nice gentleman came up with for us.

    Matt Shuman-California
    1964 Red (Sinker but Runner)

    Their web site is; http://www.jacobselectronics.com


    Subj: Your Amphicar
    Date: 11/20/1999 12:04:41 AM Pacific Standard Time
    From: JacobsElectronic
    To: MAT SHUMAN

    Matt:

    I hadn't seen an Amphicar in years! Here is what we can do for it.

    YDoc Bryant
    Senior Technician
    Jacob's Electronics
    email me <jacobselectronic@aol.com>

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    Subj: Re: Your Amphicar
    Date: 11/21/1999 8:10:49 PM Pacific Standard Time
    From: <A HREF="mailto:JacobsElectronic">JacobsElectronic</A>
    To: <A HREF="mailto:MAT SHUMAN">MAT SHUMAN</A>

    Ahh, secret of old age and treachery. This mailbox can be read at my home
    drome! No, not Admiral. Got seasick too damn much. Try Lt. Col., USAF
    (ret.)

    Doc Bryant
    Senior Technician
    Jacob's Electronics
    email me <jacobselectronic@aol.com>
     
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