• All, You may notice that the site looks a bit different. This evening I performed a major software update which improves some things and has the opposite effect on some others. The old software version will no longer be supported so it was not really a choice. One down-side is that the new release breaks most of the Add-Ins and style sheets which will have to be reinstalled (and repurchased in many cases). The biggest loss is that the feature to receive all new posts by email is no longer supported. I will likely implement another option which will let users subscribe to either a daily or weekly digest. You will notice enhanced support for attachments, ability to bookmark posts and a more mobile friendly experience. If you do discover something that is not working as it should, please let me know. I did have to switch to some new anti-spam components and am keeping fingers crossed that they are as effective as the old ones without blocking legitimate users. Keeping the balance is kind of like trying to design a car that both drives and swims! Thanks, Mike

Manual reproductions

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Cap''n John

Guest
How many here would be interested in high quality bound reproduction
manuals (Parts and Maintenance set)? The cover might be a hard back
or very heavy poster board type covers. Top quality, none the less.

What type of binding would you prefer? (3 Ring/spiral/glued/other?)

What would you expect to pay for quality books?

I have come across a nice set of originals (parts and Maint) that I
could use as rather than current available 2nd or 3rd generation
photocopies.


John
 
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Cap''n John

Guest
> In response to the Cap'n's posting above, I'd certainly be
interested in a
> nice fresh repro set of Amphicar Maintenance books. I might favor
a spiral
> type binding, but am actually pretty flexible on the binding type.
As for
> cost, nobody would suggest that the Cap'n took a loss on such a
project. In
> fact I would submit to you that many might partly view the purchase
of such
> a set like me: as token recompense for all of the man's hard work
on the
> various electronic versions made available out there on the 'net at
> http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/Technical.htm and in the
Club's "Members
> Only" area at http://www.amphicar.com/memberslogin.html. I wonder
how many
> actually realize just how extraordinarily lucky we really are to
have such
> sophisticated tools available for our Amphicars at all. I mean, go
out
> there and try to find anything even approaching the elegant
electronic
> offerings that we have thanks to the Cap'n and Scott Moses for a
Packard,
> Metro, Hupmobile or even a Dodge! I would simply suggest that
these any new
> hardcopies be priced make it "worth your while".


Thanks Bilgy! I appreciate the good words! When I found these, I said
to myself "Myself, wouldn't it be nice to have a hard copy in the
garage while I work on the car?" And the answer was a resounding YES!

I have had a couple of private pings to the positive. I think I will
be going with the metal spiral binding for durability and they can be
opened back on themselves to lay flat. I have no idea on the actual
cost just yet. Certainly below the current supplier. I will have to
create a "printer friendly" soft copy of the whole thing first. I
*might* include a PDF on CD of either or both in the deal.

Hopefully this winter I will have the time to add more coolness to
our site. My Summers are really full working on the Amphi and the
riding HD, so no time for HTML. :(

As I put my car together I am trying to take good sharp color photos
to replace the B&W photos in the manuals.

On another note...
Last Sunday I had my first flight in a small airplane (1968 Cessna
172) since I had crawled out of the last one near Angel Falls (worlds
tallest) Venezuela, June of 1978 (1964 Cessna 172). This time we
landed upright and smoothly with fuel left over, unlike the last one.
The last one was much rougher and ended up folded almost in half and
front landing gear torn from the plane. All 4 of us walked away, so
it was a "good" landing. :)

John Bevins
 
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www.amph.67@juno.com

Guest
Spiral
would be best as you can lay the book open flat. I had mine rebound at
theofficee when I was working and it keeps it clean. Don't have to hold
down pages with dirty hands !! A profitable price to for the work
involved should be charged for the effort to you, this is not a charity
ward, if you spend thousands for repairs, a small price for priceless
information the books offer are worth it. Sorry to hear of the "theft" of
a light at Celina. Looking forward to news letter with details. Thanks,
P.J.H. Phila.
 
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Bill Connelly

Guest
How many here would be interested in high quality bound reproduction
manuals (Parts and Maintenance set)? The cover might be a hard back
or very heavy poster board type covers. Top quality, none the less.

What type of binding would you prefer? (3 Ring/spiral/glued/other?)

What would you expect to pay for quality books?

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

In response to the Cap'n's posting above, I'd certainly be interested in a
nice fresh repro set of Amphicar Maintenance books. I might favor a spiral
type binding, but am actually pretty flexible on the binding type. As for
cost, nobody would suggest that the Cap'n took a loss on such a project. In
fact I would submit to you that many might partly view the purchase of such
a set like me: as token recompense for all of the man's hard work on the
various electronic versions made available out there on the 'net at
http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/Technical.htm and in the Club's "Members
Only" area at http://www.amphicar.com/memberslogin.html. I wonder how many
actually realize just how extraordinarily lucky we really are to have such
sophisticated tools available for our Amphicars at all. I mean, go out
there and try to find anything even approaching the elegant electronic
offerings that we have thanks to the Cap'n and Scott Moses for a Packard,
Metro, Hupmobile or even a Dodge! I would simply suggest that these any new
hardcopies be priced make it "worth your while".

~Bilgemaster~
 

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