Hardening of the arteries...

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Amphipoda@yahoo.com

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Hardening of the arteries...

Amphi doesn't smoke, drinks a little but
not enough to matter. Amphi doesn't
eat junk food either. So why are Amphi's
arteries so clogged? I suppose after
37 years of Southern California living
even Amphicars develop some illnesses.
What am I going on about? I'm talking
Amphi brake lines, the flexible rubber
jobs going into each brake cylinder. I've
installed a new master cylinder, had the
good folks at White Post Restorations
rebuild all 6 brake cylinders (excellent
job they did too) and overcome all the
bearing & seal issues only to find those
flexible brake lines clogged beyond repair.
I have at my disposal all the latest in
medical technology for treatment of
clogged arteries - guidewires, angio-
plasty balloons, athorectomy devices,
laser catheters, imaging catheters,
various stents, drug delivery catheters,
the Cutting Balloon catheter and even
sharpened coat hangers - none of which
could even penetrate the lesions, much
less clear out the disease. So it's by-pass
surgery time with Gordon Imports new
saphenous vein graphs (new brake lines)
and Amphi will be good as new after the
requisite recovery time. After going 2+
years stopping via the hand brake and/or
throwing the anchor, it will be wonderful
to use the brake pedal for more than
a hat rack.

Amphipoda
`64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 
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Cap''n John

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<SNIP> After going 2+
> years stopping via the hand brake and/or
> throwing the anchor, it will be wonderful
> to use the brake pedal for more than
> a hat rack.

Sunday we took the Butler Supper Club (Little Red Amphi) out for a
short drive. We didn't need no stinkin hand brake or foot brake
either! It was a <ahem> adventure to drive it W/O brakes of any kind.
We down shifted into 1st and then turned off the engine to stop. It
was only a few miles to the car wash and back. She will have brakes
and a top soon though!

Keep up the good work John, ummm sorry ... Amphipoda! :)

Cap'n
 
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