Engine cut out and blower motor

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Tony Averbeck

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I sure hope someone can help me with this one...

Get the Amphi running, rolling along at a nice speed and out of no where the
engine quits. Regularly, the blower motor kicks in imediately (should it do
that?) so I push the blower kill switch, turn the igintion and the engine fires
back up. The problem is that when that happens it will continue to happen
every 10 - 15 seconds until finally, the engine quits and I loose power
completely... no blower, no dashlights, no headlights, no nothing. Leave the
car sit for a number of hours and she'll fire right back up.

What's going on???

To date, I've replaced the voltage regulator (to fix another problem) and
cleaned all the wires and connectors on the switches that control the blower
motor - but the problem still persists. All the connections on the back of the
igition switch are clean and tight. What else should I check?

Tony Averbeck, cream '64, 512-413-8613



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jfriese

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Hello Tony,
Given all the symptoms that you have, I would first look at the
connector block in the rear engine compartment. EVERYTHING runs
through that block. The brass terminals used on the ends of the wires
become brittle and will break, making for intermittant contacts. Hugh
warned me about this, early on, and suggested I replace all of the
wire end connectors. I thought he was being a bit over-cautious and
only replaced those that were obviously broken. I was wrong and I've
had intermittant electrical problems since I completed the restoration
of my White car. Every time, the problem has been traced to the
connectors on this block. It's a lot easier to get at them with the
engine lid off and the muffler out and I'm planning on taking an
afternoon to do that on my car.

John Friese


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Tony Averbeck <taverbeck@y...> wrote:
>
> I sure hope someone can help me with this one...
>
> Get the Amphi running, rolling along at a nice speed and out of no
where the engine quits. Regularly, the blower motor kicks in
imediately (should it do that?) so I push the blower kill switch, turn
the igintion and the engine fires back up. The problem is that when
that happens it will continue to happen every 10 - 15 seconds until
finally, the engine quits and I loose power completely... no blower,
no dashlights, no headlights, no nothing. Leave the car sit for a
number of hours and she'll fire right back up.
>
> What's going on???
>
> To date, I've replaced the voltage regulator (to fix another
problem) and cleaned all the wires and connectors on the switches that
control the blower motor - but the problem still persists. All the
connections on the back of the igition switch are clean and tight.
What else should I check?
>
> Tony Averbeck, cream '64, 512-413-8613
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------
>
> LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
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Tony Averbeck

Guest
Re: Re: Engine cut out and blower motor

Thanks John! I just removed the bonnet, started the car and wiggled a couple of
the wires in the block - the engine stopped and the blower kicked on... looks
like that's the problem. Well, here's to a night full of connector polishing,
wire striping and contorting my way around the muffler.
Thanks again for the advice.
jfriese <jfriese@mindspring.com> wrote: Hello Tony,
Given all the symptoms that you have, I would first look at the
connector block in the rear engine compartment. EVERYTHING runs
through that block. The brass terminals used on the ends of the wires
become brittle and will break, making for intermittent contacts. Hugh
warned me about this, early on, and suggested I replace all of the
wire end connectors. I thought he was being a bit over-cautious and
only replaced those that were obviously broken. I was wrong and I've
had intermittant electrical problems since I completed the restoration
of my White car. Every time, the problem has been traced to the
connectors on this block. It's a lot easier to get at them with the
engine lid off and the muffler out and I'm planning on taking an
afternoon to do that on my car.

John Friese


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Tony Averbeck <taverbeck@y...> wrote:
>
> I sure hope someone can help me with this one...
>
> Get the Amphi running, rolling along at a nice speed and out of no
where the engine quits. Regularly, the blower motor kicks in
imediately (should it do that?) so I push the blower kill switch, turn
the igintion and the engine fires back up. The problem is that when
that happens it will continue to happen every 10 - 15 seconds until
finally, the engine quits and I loose power completely... no blower,
no dashlights, no headlights, no nothing. Leave the car sit for a
number of hours and she'll fire right back up.
>
> What's going on???
>
> To date, I've replaced the voltage regulator (to fix another
problem) and cleaned all the wires and connectors on the switches that
control the blower motor - but the problem still persists. All the
connections on the back of the igition switch are clean and tight.
What else should I check?
>
> Tony Averbeck, cream '64, 512-413-8613
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------
>
> LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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Tony Averbeck

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Re: Re: Engine cut out and blower motor

John,
You, Hugh and Warren were absolutly right! I had a couple bad connections in
that block. It's amazing what a wirebrush and a couple new wire connectors can
do for a wife's piece of mind! :) Here's to happy swimming this holiday
weekend!
Tony
jfriese <jfriese@mindspring.com> wrote: Hello Tony,
Given all the symptoms that you have, I would first look at the
connector block in the rear engine compartment. EVERYTHING runs
through that block. The brass terminals used on the ends of the wires
become brittle and will break, making for intermittant contacts. Hugh
warned me about this, early on, and suggested I replace all of the
wire end connectors. I thought he was being a bit over-cautious and
only replaced those that were obviously broken. I was wrong and I've
had intermittant electrical problems since I completed the restoration
of my White car. Every time, the problem has been traced to the
connectors on this block. It's a lot easier to get at them with the
engine lid off and the muffler out and I'm planning on taking an
afternoon to do that on my car.

John Friese


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Tony Averbeck <taverbeck@y...> wrote:
>
> I sure hope someone can help me with this one...
>
> Get the Amphi running, rolling along at a nice speed and out of no
where the engine quits. Regularly, the blower motor kicks in
imediately (should it do that?) so I push the blower kill switch, turn
the igintion and the engine fires back up. The problem is that when
that happens it will continue to happen every 10 - 15 seconds until
finally, the engine quits and I loose power completely... no blower,
no dashlights, no headlights, no nothing. Leave the car sit for a
number of hours and she'll fire right back up.
>
> What's going on???
>
> To date, I've replaced the voltage regulator (to fix another
problem) and cleaned all the wires and connectors on the switches that
control the blower motor - but the problem still persists. All the
connections on the back of the igition switch are clean and tight.
What else should I check?
>
> Tony Averbeck, cream '64, 512-413-8613
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------
>
> LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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