Engine

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Robert

Guest
Does anyone know if that Triumph engine sold that was on the auction block
at eBay. Is that motor the correct for the Amphi? Please send the auction
number if you know it.

Rob Vondracek


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Ed Price

Guest
Robert:

Better hurry, 19 hours to go. Here's the complete URL:

<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33615&item=2404268075&rd=1">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33615&item=240\
4268075&rd=1</a>

Ed
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert
To: Amphicar Lovers
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:12 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] engine


Does anyone know if that Triumph engine sold that was on the auction block
at eBay. Is that motor the correct for the Amphi? Please send the auction
number if you know it.

Rob Vondracek



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W

wick68355@aol.com

Guest
Yesterday I was finally able to spend some time on my engine. I removed the
end of October, now I was able to get to it. When I pulled the head off, I was
able to read the numbers stamped in the pistons without removing any carbon.
This was strange to see the motor so clean on the inside. Even the crankcase
and oil pan are spotless. The first thing I noticed was the pistons were stamped
with numbers on the top. This is not uncommon. But what I found was strange.
The number one cylinder did not have a number stamped into it. Number two was
stamped with a "3," number three was stamped with a "4," and finally number
four was stamped with a "2." The piston that was in the number one hole, has
some strange shaped openings on each side of the wrist pin. It also has on oil
ring down near the bottom of the piston. The other three pistons have a split
that runs from the bottom of the piston to an area right below the rings. These
almost look like cracks. I have no way of telling if this motor was ever out
before. I bought this from the widow of the original owner almost ten years ago
with 12,000 miles on it. She now has 20,000. The engine was assembled without
any gasket cement any where, which usually means an original build. Most
rebuilders tend to goop up most parts with glue instead of letting the gasket do
its job. So any ideas? what have you found when you have taken other Amphi
engines apart?
Tim Wick
Wisconsin


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M

markamsdill@charter.net>

Guest
DearTim, Hello, I just put the death valley cars engine back in Sunday. The
block and pan were clean, the ist piston was stuck so I tapped it out , removed
the rest, honed the cylinders, new rings, one new piston and reassemble. The
pistons were 1,2,3,4,according to the proper cylinders and were all G weight
pistons. You will see a number, a weight letter, and front on the top of each
piston. Im now doing the brakes and am almost done with all the wheel
cylindersand hoses. Its a great winter project. Good luck and stay in touch,
Mark Amsdill Dexter, Mich. 62 blue and 62 white
>
> From: wick68355@aol.com
> Date: 2004/01/13 Tue AM 09:51:52 EST
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] engine
>
>


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B

Bo Strander, AK OPTIK AB

Guest
<table lang="SV" link="blue" vlink="purple" style="tab-interval:65.2pt">
<div class="Section1">
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Hi everybody over there.<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">I have noticed the difficulties you have in
finding good engines.<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">I have for many years bought a lot of stuff to
my Triumphs and also a complete new engine for my <span class="SpellE">Amphi</span>
from a </span></font><st1:country-region><st1:place><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">UK</span></font></st1:place></st1:country-region><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">
company called James Paddock.<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">I don’t know about import restrictions,
customs and such things for the </span></font><st1:country-region><st1:place><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">US</span></font></st1:place></st1:country-region><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">, but I
do know that there prices and quality has proofed to be very good.<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">I bought a full engine (less <span class="SpellE">carburator</span>, starter and dynamo) for my <span class="SpellE">Amphi</span>
2 years ago and paid less then 1000 <span class="SpellE">USD</span> including tax
and transportation. It took a while since they first had to find an engine with
the correct number, and of course they are limited today also in </span></font><st1:country-region><st1:place><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">UK</span></font></st1:place></st1:country-region><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">. It
was supposed to be fully overhauled with all moving parts changed or restored.
When it arrived I checked the internal with a <span class="SpellE">boroscope</span>
and it looked very nice. The pistons and valves where absolutely new, the
cylinders with a perfect x-grinded pattern, and after installation it is
running perfect. There was a dent in the valve cover (transport damage), but I
had a new one sent to me within a couple of days without any discussions.<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">I would suggest you try to contact them: www.jamespaddock.co.uk<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Regards from a sunny </span></font><st1:city><st1:place><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Stockholm</span></font></st1:place></st1:city><font size="2"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"> with
+12Celsius (+9Celsius in water)<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:
10.0pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoAutoSig"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size:
12.0pt;mso-no-proof:yes">V?nliga h?lsningar/ Best regards<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoAutoSig"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size:
12.0pt;mso-no-proof:yes">Bo Strander<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoAutoSig"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size:
12.0pt;mso-no-proof:yes">AK OPTIK AB<o:p></o:p></span></font>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="3" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span></font>
 
G

gtpeterp

Guest
My engine is off being rebuilt. I just got the initial report, not
good but not as bad as it could have been.

#1 and 2 pistons cracked, #2 piston burned through.
Wear on the valve guides and stems
Rings are shot
Timing chain needs to be replaced

Havent had the block magnafluxed yet, but everything else looks to be
in good shape! My next project is to try and pull the transmission
out, I need to dig through the archives and see if anyone has a good
howto for that with the engine already removed...

Peter
 
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a_colo_native

Guest
> My next project is to try and pull the transmission
> out, I need to dig through the archives and see if anyone has a
good
> howto for that with the engine already removed...


Peter

Here's how I do it....

1 - Disconnect both shift linkages from the shift arms at the front
of the water trans. One pin on the bottom of the water linkage and
slip off the ball joint on the land linkage.
2 - Disconnect wiring, clutch cable, speedo cable, and remove 2
trans mounts
3 - Remove the 4 clamps holding the tunnel boots to the trans and
tunnels, loosen them from the tunnel/trans
3 - Remove rear wheels, disconnect brake lines at the butt
connection above the occillating arms.
4 - Remove brake drums and shoes. (sorry, you need to to access the
emergency brake cable end)
5 - Remove the bolt holding the white plastic emergency cable
fitting and pull it through the backing plate and out of the way.
6 - Remove the (5) bolts holding the occillating arms to the body.
7 - Slide the ocillating arm out from the body about 8" (not all the
way out), just enough to disengage the axels from the trans.
Sometimes they will stick, you can carefully use a prybar to coax
them.
8 - Remove tunnel boots (careful, they probably have gear lube and
grease in them)
9 - Now you can use a lift with straps or 2 guys to lift the trans
out. DO NOT USE THE SHAFT TO LIFT THE TRANS!!!! Use only the housing
to lift it. There will be gear lube in it, and it will pour out of
the axel holes.

Be sure to replace the double lip axel seals.

John Bevins
 
L

lah20car@aol.com

Guest
Re: Re: Engine

<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 3/31/2006 5:49:06 AM Central Standard Time, injuneer2003@yahoo.com writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">These are porsche transmissions</blockquote>



Hmmmmm---??????

Fact or Fiction</font>
 
N

nelson625@aol.com

Guest
Re: Re: Engine

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David Chapman
We were out to dinner last night with Gord Souter and his wife and encountered a man who spoke of encountering a fellow in England with an Amphicar who was giving rides to people, etc. Neither Gord nor I knew what color your car is, thoughthis informationhas perhaps appeared in some amphicar lovers note. What is the color and year of your car, or do you have more than one. Is yours right hand drive ? Vic Nelson with the Aqua 1967 (Fjord Green, of course)
 
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F M

Guest
Re: Re: Engine

Theseare porsche transmissions, If you can find a local shop that works on porsche they should be able to help you rebuilding it

a_colo_native <rma@amphicar.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>> My next project is to try and pull the transmission
> out, I need to dig through the archives and see if anyone has a
good
> howto for that with the engine already removed...


Peter

Here's how I do it....

1 - Disconnect both shift linkages from the shift arms at the front
of the water trans. One pin on the bottom of the water linkage and
slip off the ball joint on the land linkage.
2 - Disconnect wiring, clutch cable, speedo cable, and remove 2
trans mounts
3 - Remove the 4 clamps holding the tunnel boots to the trans and
tunnels, loosen them from the tunnel/trans
3 - Remove rear wheels, disconnect
brake lines at the butt
connection above the occillating arms.
4 - Remove brake drums and shoes. (sorry, you need to to access the
emergency brake cable end)
5 - Remove the bolt holding the white plastic emergency cable
fitting and pull it through the backing plate and out of the way.
6 - Remove the (5) bolts holding the occillating arms to the body.
7 - Slide the ocillating arm out from the body about 8" (not all the
way out), just enough to disengage the axels from the trans.
Sometimes they will stick, you can carefully use a prybar to coax
them.
8 - Remove tunnel boots (careful, they probably have gear lube and
grease in them)
9 - Now you can use a lift with straps or 2 guys to lift the trans
out. DO NOT USE THE SHAFT TO LIFT THE TRANS!!!! Use only the housing
to lift it. There will be gear lube in it, and it will pour out of
the axel holes.

Be sure to replace the double lip axel
seals.

John Bevins



</tt></blockquote>



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David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Engine

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<tt><font face="arial,helvetica"><font lang="0" face="Arial" size="2" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" PTSIZE="10">>> These are porsche transmissions

> Hmmmmm---??????
> Fact or Fiction</font></tt> </font>
 
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David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Engine

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<tt>> We were out to dinner last night with Gord Souter and his wife and encountered a man who spoke of encountering a fellow in England </tt>
<tt>> with an Amphicar who was giving rides to people, etc. Neither Gord nor I knew what color your car is, thoughthis informationhas </tt>
<tt></tt>
<tt>Could have been me, I have two red Right Hand Drive Amphicars. There are about a dozen working Amphicars in the UK - most are Right Hand Drive, various colours... yes even a yellow one !!!</tt>
<tt></tt>
<tt>David C</tt>
<tt></tt>
<tt></tt>
 
R

rlgreen_55

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, lah20car@... wrote:
>
> In a message dated 3/31/2006 5:49:06 AM Central Standard Time,
> injuneer2003@... writes:
>
> > These are porsche transmissions
>
> Hmmmmm---??????
> Fact or Fiction

My friend who's family has been in the antique auto restoration
business for 40 years told me that the Hermes transmission was in
fact a Porsche product. He showed me the transmission out of a
bathtub Porsche (forget year) that he was working on and had just
removed it from the car. It was very similar in shape and looks of
the Amphicar transmission less the water tranny part however
according to him very little if anything was interchangeable.

He also showed me the gas tank from the Porsche and it was identical
to the amphi but as he stated parts for these cars are just as rare
as a Amphicar.
 
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