First post Info on Restoration

BrianF

New Member
Hi Gang
Im finally on the forum. Looking forward to chatting and learning from all you guys. I have a turquoise blue 62 #100078 car that was restored 20 years ago back to its original condition. I have owned if for the last fifteen and have really enjoyed it. I have done all kinds of maintenance and repairs on AMPHI and it runs well.
My door bottoms have the tin worm and it is time for some body work. So I have questions for the group.

For those that don't know me I'm a retired shop teacher and I love to work on things. And although I'm not a mechanic I did teach auto shop and I have the skills to work on most of the systems on cars and boats. However I am not comfortable working on wiring, body work, and heavy-duty engine stuff. I am knowledgeable enough to know what to work on myself and what to farm out.

So, This winter I'm putting the car in the body shop for the door bottoms and some surface rust spots inside the car i.e. battery tray and under the brake fluid reservoir. How do you guys feel about the door skins from gordens?

I plan on doing the split master cylinder myself, would like a parts list and a supplier from you guys.

Im also looking for a little more power. How do guys feel about bigger motor or rubbing some cash on the 1147. Im told a petronix, cam, shaved head for compression, duel carb, and a good tune up will bring the horsepower from 43 up to like 65 on the 1147. I spoke to a triumph guy named Tim at Penn Ridge Motors in Norway Maine, I keep my car in Bridgton Maine so its close by, and he gave me that info. He also said the larger motors have more torque and top end but have more problems and are expensive.

Your thoughts
Thanks
Brian
 

bwana

New Member
Value is in originality.
Redoing the body is okay but
dont butcher the car with performance items.

Bwana
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Chuck Chuck, Had his motor Uped... Ran like SH*&^%$... I Put it back to stock for him. a well tuned 1147 runs good as is.

( car in the body shop for the door bottoms and some surface rust spots inside the car i.e. battery tray and under the brake fluid reservoir. How do you guys feel about the door skins from Gordens?)

Door bottoms(I made a spare) and skins must be fitted to the car ON THE BODY.
I make complete skins but mainly for my own restorations, again as they must be fitted to the CAR.
Battery tray I stock but that's a BIG job!johns blue doors 001.JPG
 

BrianF

New Member
Hi Gord
Brian from Quincy MA here. Thanks for the info on the motor. I would like to make some improvements, maybe not power but petronix, carb and heat shield and insulate fuel line to solve vapor lock.

also my car really smells, it stinks up the whole garage. smells more like gear oil but with a hint of gas. ahh a man smell. So will be needing a carb fix and will have to chase down the gear oil leak.

Do you have duel master cylinders? and do you have door bottoms?

Probably best if we chat over the phone, what is the best number to reach you.
Thanks
brian
 
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