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Daniel & Kathy Gibson

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Well, time to replace the shocks on Das Boot. Is Hugh the only game in
town for these? Not doubting the quality or the service...just the
expense!

Thinking of driving DB to the Austin swim in. 200 miles each way.
Question...do I have the guts to do it?

One year on, and the tranny repair is still working like a champ. Scott
Moses's replacement bearing has given us no problems. The tranny whines
a little, but it did that before. 50 bucks versus 5000...I can live with
a little whine!

First swim of spring today! Woohoo!!

Dan
'64 Das Boot
 
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rdboggie@comcast.net

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Dan,
You ask, 'do I have the guts?' Well, here's my experience after driving 500 miles from Maryland to Celina, 12 hours, non-stop. First of all, I'm running a stock engine and Coker bias-ply tires. As you know, Amphi's are not like modern cars, with modern suspension. I never felt that I could ease back in the seat, drive with one hand on the wheel andthe other hand resting on the other seat. You're on your best behavior, full attention, two hands locked on the wheel. You'll know when a semi passes you since the mass of air it's pushing will tend to push you off the side. You'll know when you come to a significant hill since you'll drop to about 35 mph. If you've been to Celina, you would have seen me with my head under the hood most of the weekend trying to correct the insults I inflicted on the car. This happened 2 years in a row. If you're running mechanical points, make sure they are lubed (but not too much), since the wear may close them. I checked by transmission fluid at every fill-up...the minor hassle was well worth it versus the cost of a transmission. Bring an extra fan belt.

Good luck.
Randy

<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">-------------- Original message --------------

>
> Well, time to replace the shocks on Das Boot. Is Hugh the only game in
> town for these? Not doubting the quality or the service...just the
> expense!
>
> Thinking of driving DB to the Austin swim in. 200 miles each way.
> Question...do I have the guts to do it?
>
> One year on, and the tranny repair is still working like a champ. Scott
> Moses's replacement bearing has given us no problems. The tranny whines
> a little, but it did that before. 50 bucks versus 5000...I can live with
> a little whine!
>
> First swim of spring today! Woohoo!!
>
> Dan
> '64 Das Boot
>
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Daniel & Kathy Gibson

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So Randy...would you do it again? I am going to try to stick to the
backroads, and take it easy on the car (and me). Sounds like you were on
the interstate all the way!

Dan


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Bilgey is another who drove from MD to Celina regularly under Amphi's
own steam.

I would actually suggest doing the Interstates at more moderate speeds.
Actually much less wear and tear that the stop and go, twisty
backroads. Easier on both car and driver!

I have driven mine on the interstates for maybe 100 miles max with no
problem.

Mike I.


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No more Celina unless I can trailer it. I would say at this point that100 miles would be my limit. Yes, we were on the interstate. I agree with Mike I. Moderate speed on the interstate is probably best. The roads tend to be in better condition than the back roads.

<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">-------------- Original message --------------

>
> So Randy...would you do it again? I am going to try to stick to the
> backroads, and take it easy on the car (and me). Sounds like you were on
> the interstate all the way!
>
> Dan
>
>
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>
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>
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Bill Connelly

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<font size="2">Well, maybe I should chime in at this point as somebody who really LIKES driving the Amphi just like it was actually...omigosh!...IT'S A <u>CAR</u>!</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">So, granted, your Amphiain't a Lamborghini. If you wanted an amphibious one of those, you should have bought Mike Ryan's amphibious Lamborghini Countach James Bond-vehicle on eBay a year or two back when it went begging for just a handful of bids, finally closing at a measly $20K or thereabouts. (Incidentally, if you don't know about Mike Ryan's inspired work in making just about ANY kind of vehicleamphibious, you'll certainlywant to start checking it out here. That might inspire a few additional Google searches to see what Mike's been up to.)</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">As for me, you know, I just love an Amphicars' wing<font face="Times New Roman"><font face="Arial">?d</font></font>lines and how it moves. So, OK I'mvehicularly demented. I don't yearn for a brand newHyundai Gynacolic or whatever. Forreference sake, on three or four wheels I favor older Spitfires, Heralds, late 50's constipated Wolseleys, Messerschmidts, Isettas, Hupmobiles, ancient Lincolns and mid-60s T-Birds (not that I'm fortunate enough to have a stable of these). Don't even get me started on my 2-wheeled desiderata. </font><font size="2">And speaking as one who's driven his Amphi "OLD BUOY" every year to the biggie Club gatherings first in upstate New York and then Ohiobut one (when I trailered it along with the rest of the family), usually about 1,200 miles or more roundtrip since'95: Yes, Virginia, it IS a car. It CAN drive on the Interstates....just not real fast. When it says "Slow vehicles stay right", do it...Now. Ride with the trucks up those hills.Truckers are your friends.Follow them up through the mountains.They willalso drop down to your 35 mph3rd gear crawlup those big lumps. Your power-to-weight ratios are almost exactly balanced up the big grades, so be nice. If they're "deadheading" (got an empty or light load) andit's nighttime, blink them into a free spotahead of you when it's clear (i.e. turn your lights on and off when there's place for them to move right). Be a buddy.Relax.You'll get there. You help them. Theywill help you.Remember: Truckers usually LIKE nice strange vehicles, you know.That's you. Downhill's another matter....Both hands on the tiller boys! Use your right hand turn signal on downgrades, that's what I do.</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">Like Randy, who's already posted to this List on this topic, I also had mchanical setbacks en route the firstcouple-few years. Yes, bring a spare fan belt, and points, and a rotor, and a fuel pump, and... In retrospect, I now consider myfirst long haul years as shakedown runs.If something's wrong...you can usually fix it, if you're lucky (and fortune normally favors the bold). If not,in a pinch you can always hire a Ryder truck and a trailer for a couple-few hundred bucks. 'AAA Plus'membership (about $80 per year) is also a swell idea, since they'll tow you anywhere up to 100 miles for free up to four times a year, if need be. Shit happens...you don't have to be paperless. Randy was right in saying that frequent land transmission oil checking is a prudent idea.As previously discussed on this List, that gear oil can migrate here and there between the land and water trannies.After several hours on the road, mine will tend to glurp on over to the water tranny. Unless you want to rip out the rear seat at every gas stop, you should really check out Rob Vondracek's superbly-crafted land tranny dipstick assembly. I've got one, and just can't say enough great things about it. Do get one yourself, even if you don't plan to motor on down Tierra del Fuego beginning this Tuesday (Note: Rob's thingeewill notirreversibly change "originality", for those who value this).</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">And lastly, as I've said here on the List many times before: I sincerely believe thatthe main reason I can hop intoOLD BUOY and drive up to Celina and back is because I do so every year. Too many Amphis are just ridden down to the drink and back and then hung up wet year after year after year. No wonder they're fussy on the road. Something about letting the Amphi really stretch its legs and clear out the cobwebsjust makes it better on the road after a while. You'll start FEELING the improvement after fifty or a hundred miles or so as it limbers up. Mine finds its stride on the Interstate from DC right around Skaggsville, which I rather enjoy, andlikes to cruise at about 59 mph. Yes, it can cruise faster or sprint to passif need be up to about 70, but just under 60 its tappets rattle along most sweetly andit all bounces along quite happily down the turnpike hour after hour after hour. </font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">Now, off you go!</font>
<font size="2">~Bilgey~</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">
----- Original Message -----
From: rdboggie@comcast.net
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Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Misc Amphicar Stuff


No more Celina unless I can trailer it. I would say at this point that100 miles would be my limit. Yes, we were on the interstate. I agree with Mike I. Moderate speed on the interstate is probably best. The roads tend to be in better condition than the back roads.

-------------- Original message --------------

>
> So Randy...would you do it again? I am going to try to stick to the
> backroads, and take it easy on the car (and me). Sounds like you were on
> the interstate all the way!
>
> Dan
>
>
> --
>
> Daniel and Kathy Gibson
> http://www.katestrackshack.com
> "Kate's Track Shack -Your Internet Home For Inexpensive 8-tracks!!"
> AND...
> http://drnooseandjambone.com
> "DrNoose And Jambone - Do It To The Optigan!"
>
>
> ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
> Help save the life of a child. Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's
> 'Thanks & Giving.'
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John Friese

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At the current time I drive my Amphicars wherever I want them to go
and that can be quite some distance. I've driven my Amphicars from
Santa Barbara to San Diego and back in one day (that's over 300 miles
each way, and through Los Angeles) and lived to tell about it. My
Amphi has a 1296 cc engine in it and cruses at over 80 MPH on the
freeways. I got a real early start and was running at about 82 MPH
for a couple of hours that day. I've driven my cars to Los Angeles
(about 120 miles each way) and back several times. The only problem
I ever had was a flat tire that they say was caused by the inner tube
getting pinched inside the tire. Take care of these old cars and
they will get you where you want to go.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red




--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rdboggie@c... wrote:
> Dan,
> You ask, 'do I have the guts?' Well, here's my experience after
driving 500 miles from Maryland to Celina, 12 hours, non-stop. First
of all, I'm running a stock engine and Coker bias-ply tires. As you
know, Amphi's are not like modern cars, with modern suspension. I
never felt that I could ease back in the seat, drive with one hand on
the wheel and the other hand resting on the other seat. You're on
your best behavior, full attention, two hands locked on the wheel.
You'll know when a semi passes you since the mass of air it's pushing
will tend to push you off the side. You'll know when you come to a
significant hill since you'll drop to about 35 mph. If you've been to
Celina, you would have seen me with my head under the hood most of
the weekend trying to correct the insults I inflicted on the car.
This happened 2 years in a row. If you're running mechanical points,
make sure they are lubed (but not too much), since the wear may close
them. I checked by transmission fluid at every fill-up...the minor
hassle was well worth it versus the cost of a transmission. Bring an
extra fan belt.
>
> Good luck.
> Randy
>
> -------------- Original message --------------
>
> >
> > Well, time to replace the shocks on Das Boot. Is Hugh the only
game in
> > town for these? Not doubting the quality or the service...just
the
> > expense!
> >
> > Thinking of driving DB to the Austin swim in. 200 miles each way.
> > Question...do I have the guts to do it?
> >
> > One year on, and the tranny repair is still working like a champ.
Scott
> > Moses's replacement bearing has given us no problems. The tranny
whines
> > a little, but it did that before. 50 bucks versus 5000...I can
live with
> > a little whine!
> >
> > First swim of spring today! Woohoo!!
> >
> > Dan
> > '64 Das Boot
> >
> >
> >
> > ATTENTION!!! The Amphicar List May be Moving in April
> > =======================================================
> > We are currently considering moving from Yahoo to a new host.
Please visit
> > http://www.amphicar770.com
> > for a preview of our potential new home. Your opinions are
welcome.
> >
> > THE AMPHICAR-LOVERS LIST
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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> > http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/search.html
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> > visit:
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> > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
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at:
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Roger

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Mike, you said:

"I would actually suggest doing the Interstates at more moderate speeds.
Actually much less wear and tear that the stop and go, twisty
back roads. Easier on both car and driver!"

I agree it is easier on the car. But the driver???

For me Interstates are the most tiring place to drive. I can enjoy driving
"twisty back roads" all day long. These roads keep my legs and arms moving so
they don't cramp up. The twists and turns keep me alert. And there is
something new to see around each corner.

A few hours on the interstate and I get uncomfortable and tired.

I suspect that it is those of us that really love driving are more likely to
consider driving our Amphicars long distances. If driving is just a chore, then
trailering the Amphi might be a better idea.

Roger
Seattle
White '63
 
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Mike Israel

Guest
Hi Roger,

Depends. If I am driving my BMW or my imaginary
Ferarri then I too prefer the twisty backroads. Amphi
on the other hand wears me down with the constant
shifting and handling reminiscent of a VW bus. Of
course I must be getting old. I once drove a Spitfire
cross-country in 3 days. (it would vapor lock up in
the high elevations and we would have to spray
starting fluid in the side draught carbs to get it to
start again). These days I want leather seats, A/C,
and cruise control! A few more years and I might
actually start to like automatic transmissions. :)

Mike I.
--- Roger <go4rain@comcast.net> wrote:
> I agree it is easier on the car. But the driver???
>
> For me Interstates are the most tiring place to
> drive. I can enjoy driving "twisty back roads" all
> day long. These roads keep my legs and arms moving
> so they don't cramp up. The twists and turns keep
> me alert. And there is something new to see around
> each corner.
>
> Roger
> Seattle
> White '63
 
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Joe Biscone

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i keep hearing about a james bond 'amphicar'! i saw all the movies, but do NOT recall an 'amphicar'!!!! however, i do remember a [white] lotus that transformed into a 'submarine' and fired a missile . . . is this what the public views as a "james bond amphicar'???


joe, '68 white

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Connelly" <billiam @EROLS.COM="">
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Misc Amphicar Stuff
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 00:33:17 -0500


<font size="2">Well, maybe I should chime in at this point as somebody who really LIKES driving the Amphi just like it was actually...omigosh!...IT'S A <u>CAR</u>!</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">So, granted, your Amphiain't a Lamborghini. If you wanted an amphibious one of those, you should have bought Mike Ryan's amphibious Lamborghini Countach James Bond-vehicle on eBay a year or two back when it went begging for just a handful of bids, finally closing at a measly $20K or thereabouts. (Incidentally, if you don't know about Mike Ryan's inspired work in making just about ANY kind of vehicleamphibious, you'll certainlywant to start checking it out here. That might inspire a few additional Google searches to see what Mike's been up to.)</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">As for me, you know, I just love an Amphicars' wing<font face="Times New Roman"><font face="Arial">?d</font></font>lines and how it moves. So, OK I'mvehicularly demented. I don't yearn for a brand newHyundai Gynacolic or whatever. Forreference sake, on three or four wheels I favor older Spitfires, Heralds, late 50's constipated Wolseleys, Messerschmidts, Isettas, Hupmobiles, ancient Lincolns and mid-60s T-Birds (not that I'm fortunate enough to have a stable of these). Don't even get me started on my 2-wheeled desiderata. </font><font size="2">And speaking as one who's driven his Amphi "OLD BUOY" every year to the biggie Club gatherings first in upstate New York and then Ohiobut one (when I trailered it along with the rest of the family), usually about 1,200 miles or more roundtrip since'95: Yes, Virginia, it IS a car. It CAN drive on the Interstates....just not real fast. When it says "Slow vehicles stay right", do it...Now. Ride with the trucks up those hills.Truckers are your friends.Follow them up through the mountains.They willalso drop down to your 35 mph3rd gear crawlup those big lumps. Your power-to-weight ratios are almost exactly balanced up the big grades, so be nice. If they're "deadheading" (got an empty or light load) andit's nighttime, blink them into a free spotahead of you when it's clear (i.e. turn your lights on and off when there's place for them to move right). Be a buddy.Relax.You'll get there. You help them. Theywill help you.Remember: Truckers usually LIKE nice strange vehicles, you know.That's you. Downhill's another matter....Both hands on the tiller boys! Use your right hand turn signal on downgrades, that's what I do.</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">Like Randy, who's already posted to this List on this topic, I also had mchanical setbacks en route the firstcouple-few years. Yes, bring a spare fan belt, and points, and a rotor, and a fuel pump, and... In retrospect, I now consider myfirst long haul years as shakedown runs.If something's wrong...you can usually fix it, if you're lucky (and fortune normally favors the bold). If not,in a pinch you can always hire a Ryder truck and a trailer for a couple-few hundred bucks. 'AAA Plus'membership (about $80 per year) is also a swell idea, since they'll tow you anywhere up to 100 miles for free up to four times a year, if need be. Shit happens...you don't have to be paperless. Randy was right in saying that frequent land transmission oil checking is a prudent idea.As previously discussed on this List, that gear oil can migrate here and there between the land and water trannies.After several hours on the road, mine will tend to glurp on over to the water tranny. Unless you want to rip out the rear seat at every gas stop, you should really check out Rob Vondracek's superbly-crafted land tranny dipstick assembly. I've got one, and just can't say enough great things about it. Do get one yourself, even if you don't plan to motor on down Tierra del Fuego beginning this Tuesday (Note: Rob's thingeewill notirreversibly change "originality", for those who value this).</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">And lastly, as I've said here on the List many times before: I sincerely believe thatthe main reason I can hop intoOLD BUOY and drive up to Celina and back is because I do so every year. Too many Amphis are just ridden down to the drink and back and then hung up wet year after year after year. No wonder they're fussy on the road. Something about letting the Amphi really stretch its legs and clear out the cobwebsjust makes it better on the road after a while. You'll start FEELING the improvement after fifty or a hundred miles or so as it limbers up. Mine finds its stride on the Interstate from DC right around Skaggsville, which I rather enjoy, andlikes to cruise at about 59 mph. Yes, it can cruise faster or sprint to passif need be up to about 70, but just under 60 its tappets rattle along most sweetly andit all bounces along quite happily down the turnpike hour after hour after hour. </font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">Now, off you go!</font>
<font size="2">~Bilgey~</font>
<font size="2"></font>
<font size="2">
----- Original Message -----
From: rdboggie@comcast.net
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Misc Amphicar Stuff


No more Celina unless I can trailer it. I would say at this point that100 miles would be my limit. Yes, we were on the interstate. I agree with Mike I. Moderate speed on the interstate is probably best. The roads tend to be in better condition than the back roads.

-------------- Original message --------------

>
> So Randy...would you do it again? I am going to try to stick to the
> backroads, and take it easy on the car (and me). Sounds like you were on
> the interstate all the way!
>
> Dan
>
>
> --
>
> Daniel and Kathy Gibson
> http://www.katestrackshack.com
> "Kate's Track Shack -Your Internet Home For Inexpensive 8-tracks!!"
> AND...
> http://drnooseandjambone.com
> "DrNoose And Jambone - Do It To The Optigan!"
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Just my few cents worth from Captain Splash with the 1967 "Split Personality." I drive mine on the interstate, but usually no more than 25 to 50 miles at about 55-60 mph. I had thoughtI was driving onbias plies until I looked the other day while examining them and discovered they are radials which the previous owner had putn on when he restored the car in 1991. With the various notes about radials on the old wheels, I was surprised. However, I have had no problems and the steering is pretty satisfctory. It is the high road clearance and tendency to sway when semis pass that can be exhillerating !

The previous owner and his wife were good sized people - larger than my wife Carol and I ( I tip the scales at about 190.) They drove the 200 miles of Interstate from Fort Lauderdale (and backlater) to thewell publicized Saturday night show at Old Town in Kissimmee which Gord Souter loves to go to and went to again about 10 days ago. The previous owner'sprincipal comment after they had "finally" arrived was "after we peeled the sardines ouit of the can !" Nuff said. Personally, I prefer the back roads and lower speeds to take it easier on the running gear.
 
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