First swim -wow!!!

B

brianbrinks

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Hi everybody
Got a red 66 for sail, and it's 90% restored, almost two years in the process.
The only
reason Im selling this car is I bought a Blue 63.
Anyway, I took the 66 in the water for the first time today-Ya-hoo!!!
everything went
great. I have second thoughts about selling this car because it is nicer than my
blue one.
First of all it's nov in Boston and the 66 has a big heater (top not installed
yet) so it was
nice to be warm and dry on a 30 deg day with the top off.
Did I say dry, yes, the doors do not leak, and after new quarters and trays the
dribble was
at a minimum, I was very pleased, thanks to everyone who helped me rebuild this
car.
I have spent a lot of time and money on this car and today was the day to see
the pay off,
the ride was great, very well worth the effort.
I was not to scared taking this car in the water because I am use to to it now.
I spent the
summer using my blue 63 every night in Maine, My wife, dog ,and I love it.
So today when I made the plunge I knew what to do, take the back seat out,
engine cover
unlocked and opened once in the water, I taped off the door drain holes, and
checked for
leaks, I was relived to see only a few small dribbles from bolt holes in the
engine
compartment, success, a job well done.
The reason for this post is to share my excitement for the first swim, it was
great,
something about driving a car into the water that gets your heart pumping.
I look forward to your replies to this post, it was a very rewarding day for me
and I am sure
you all remember your first swim and can relate to my exciting day.

Thanks
Brian
 
G

goob@twcny.rr.com

Guest
Hi Brian! "Congrats" on your success. I remember my first time - it
was Nov. 12, 1965! Seems like just last week! Good luck, Gary.

----- Original Message -----
From: brianbrinks <brianbrinks@yahoo.com>
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2005 6:31 pm
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] First swim -wow!!!

> Hi everybody
> Got a red 66 for sail, and it's 90% restored, almost two years in
> the process. The only
> reason Im selling this car is I bought a Blue 63.
> Anyway, I took the 66 in the water for the first time today-Ya-
> hoo!!! everything went
> great. I have second thoughts about selling this car because it is
> nicer than my blue one.
> First of all it's nov in Boston and the 66 has a big heater (top
> not installed yet) so it was
> nice to be warm and dry on a 30 deg day with the top off.
> Did I say dry, yes, the doors do not leak, and after new quarters
> and trays the dribble was
> at a minimum, I was very pleased, thanks to everyone who helped me
> rebuild this car.
> I have spent a lot of time and money on this car and today was the
> day to see the pay off,
> the ride was great, very well worth the effort.
> I was not to scared taking this car in the water because I am use
> to to it now. I spent the
> summer using my blue 63 every night in Maine, My wife, dog ,and I
> love it.
> So today when I made the plunge I knew what to do, take the back
> seat out, engine cover
> unlocked and opened once in the water, I taped off the door drain
> holes, and checked for
> leaks, I was relived to see only a few small dribbles from bolt
> holes in the engine
> compartment, success, a job well done.
> The reason for this post is to share my excitement for the first
> swim, it was great,
> something about driving a car into the water that gets your heart
> pumping.
> I look forward to your replies to this post, it was a very
> rewarding day for me and I am sure
> you all remember your first swim and can relate to my exciting
> day.
>
> Thanks
> Brian
>
>
>
>
>
>
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