Looking for parts

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gtpeterp

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I am looking for parts for my amphi engine rebuild. I am going to swap
in a spitfire camshaft in place of the herald one. Combined with some
carb work, this should give me a little more power while retaining the
original block. Does anyone know of a good source for Spitfire cams? I
tried APT, but they have a couple week lead time. Kent seems to make
one, but I cannot locate a US distributor for them.

Ideas?

Peter Pociask
 
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jo jo

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Peter,
VictoriaBritish.com sells Kent cams, page 24 of their 2006 Spring Edition. $500.

Joe Swinger

gtpeterp <yahoo@pociask.com> wrote:<blockquote class="replbq" style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"> <tt> I am looking for parts for my amphi engine rebuild. I am going to swap
in a spitfire camshaft in place of the herald one. Combined with some
carb work, this should give me a little more power while retaining the
original block. Does anyone know of a good source for Spitfire cams? I
tried APT, but they have a couple week lead time. Kent seems to make
one, but I cannot locate a US distributor for them.

Ideas?

Peter Pociask



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lah20car@aol.com

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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 4/19/2006 2:47:59 PM Central Daylight Time, yahoo@pociask.com writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> Kent seems to make

one, but I cannot locate a US distributor for them.



VictoriaBritish in Lenexa,Ks. had them listed in their fall 2005 catalog--1-800 255 0088

part number--17-158 which is for a 1500 engine with no cam bearings which should work but you need to talk to someone with a lot more info than me--let us know how it works</blockquote>



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Mike Israel

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----- Original Message ----
From: gtpeterp <yahoo@pociask.com>
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 3:40:47 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Looking for parts

<tt>I am looking for parts for my amphi engine rebuild. I am going to swap
in a spitfire camshaft in place of the herald one. Combined with some
carb work, this should give me a little more power while retaining the
original block. Does anyone know of a good source for Spitfire cams? I
tried APT, but they have a couple week lead time. Kent seems to make
one, but I cannot locate a US distributor for them.

Ideas?

Peter Pociask



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lah20car@aol.com

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Re: Re: Looking for parts

<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 4/20/2006 9:29:04 PM Central Daylight Time, yahoo@pociask.com writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Don't think for a moment I'm not still eying nitrous.</blockquote>



We think you should try it--like maybe at Celina or Lake Ozark

or take lots of fotos</font>
 
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Mark Richardson

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How about a supercharger? I see the Moss motors catalog has them for
the MG. I wonder if that would bolt up to a 1147 or 1500cc?
Brackets, all we need is some brackets and we can have gobs of HP!
They are a little pricey at 3000.00.



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "gtpeterp" <yahoo@...> wrote:
>
> I am looking for parts for my amphi engine rebuild. I am going to
swap
> in a spitfire camshaft in place of the herald one. Combined with some
> carb work, this should give me a little more power while retaining
the
> original block. Does anyone know of a good source for Spitfire cams?
I
> tried APT, but they have a couple week lead time. Kent seems to make
> one, but I cannot locate a US distributor for them.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Peter Pociask
>
 
G

gtpeterp

Guest
Don't get me started.

I already spec'd out a turbo for the thing (The one on the Mazdaspeed
Protege is soooo tempting), but mounting an inter cooler would be non
trivial. Then I looked at a supercharger, but I have the same issue
plus some clearance problems with a longer belt due to how some of the
accessories and shroud are set up.

We considered swapping in a more modern motor (I suspect the motor
from a mid 90's Saturn would fit just about perfectly, or something in
a turbodiesel).

In the end, I realized its an Amphicar, and the quirks are what make
it special.

That, and I suspect anything over 100 horsepower would do horrible
things to the transmission.

Don't think for a moment I'm not still eying nitrous.

Peter

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Richardson"
<westlake5@...> wrote:
>
> How about a supercharger? I see the Moss motors catalog has them for
> the MG. I wonder if that would bolt up to a 1147 or 1500cc?
> Brackets, all we need is some brackets and we can have gobs of HP!
> They are a little pricey at 3000.00.
>
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "gtpeterp" <yahoo@> wrote:
> >
> > I am looking for parts for my amphi engine rebuild. I am going to
> swap
> > in a spitfire camshaft in place of the herald one. Combined with some
> > carb work, this should give me a little more power while retaining
> the
> > original block. Does anyone know of a good source for Spitfire cams?
> I
> > tried APT, but they have a couple week lead time. Kent seems to make
> > one, but I cannot locate a US distributor for them.
> >
> > Ideas?
> >
> > Peter Pociask
> >
>
 
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a_colo_native

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> We considered swapping in a more modern motor (I suspect the motor
> from a mid 90's Saturn would fit just about perfectly, or something
in a turbodiesel).

Peter -

I Have toyed with the idea of installing a Harley Engine (stock at 55-
63HP, Lighter by far, air cooled, and lots of loe end torque.) But
decided the money was better spent on parts to make another nice Amphi
for sail.

I used to have a turbo on my Harley, wow! That was nice. Now I have a
115", 120HP, 125FT/torque (VS stocker 88", 55HP). It runs pretty good
now.

John "Potato...Potato...Potato..." Bevins
 
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