Motor out!

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gtpeterp

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After much struggling and cursing, the motor is out.

http://www.pociask.com/amphicar/amphi_engine_pull/
(My roomate was running the camera, so her dog shows up in there too)

It actually wasnt that bad, once we got the fan off of the engine. We
found several old sockets in the bilge, as well as a couple of
maintenance items (The bell housing was only held on by three bolts,
numerous bolts were only finger tight, including the engine fan).

We also ran across one mystery part. Theres a tube off of the drivers
side of the engine that doesnt appear to do anything.

http://www.pociask.com/amphicar/amphi_engine_pull/imagepages/image24.html

Just past the dipstick, goes up and then back down at a steep angle.
Ideas?

Also, I lack bolts long enough to attach the egnine to my stand, so
its sitting on the hoist for the evening. Does anyone know the proper
thread off the top of their head?

Finally, what is the official number on the weight of the engine? I
couldn't find anything on google or in the archives...

Thanks for all of the advice, could not have done it without you.

Peter
 
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mstrug@juno.com

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Hi: I think that 'tube' is a block vapor vent. Pre-pvc cars had them. Regular cars called them 'road draft' pipes. They were in the air stream and the oil vapors were sucked by vacuum (MPH) and did a nice job of keeping the bottom of the car oiled. Marc.
 
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David Chapman

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<tt>> Just past the dipstick, goes up and then back down at a steep angle.
> Ideas?
</tt>
<tt>Crankcase vent pipe, it prevents pressure buildup caused by pistons going up and down. Your car being American spec had a basic emmission system so the pipe is crimped closed,a non vented cap is fitted to oil filler and a tube from valve cover to air filter, idea is fumes get drawn into engine through air intake and burnt. It sort of worked... Later engines had the vent pipe removed and a blanking plug fitted to block.</tt>
<tt></tt>
<tt>Dont be tempted to use the crackcase vent as a handle, it lifts about half the engine weight before it pulls out of the block ! </tt>
<tt></tt>
<tt>Be sure to check the core / freeze plugs carefully and that red water hose looks wrong - check it is adequate quality. </tt>
<tt></tt>
<tt>Weight varied a lot depending on what is on engine and even between engines - the oil adds 5% - but work on 100Kg and you won't be faroff.</tt>
<tt></tt>
<tt>Engine bolts are a real mixture, most are UNF thread, some like the manifold are UNC, a couple are a very old thread called Whitworth and of course the Amphi related ones are metric. Be careful if using the engine back plate to bolt to stand, it isn't really strong enough and can bend. </tt>
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<tt>David C</tt>
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gtpeterp

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "David Chapman" <david@m...>
wrote:
>
> > Just past the dipstick, goes up and then back down at a steep angle.
> > Ideas?
>
> Crankcase vent pipe, it prevents pressure buildup caused by pistons
going up and down. Your car being American spec had a basic emmission
system so the pipe is crimped closed, a non vented cap is fitted to
oil filler and a tube from valve cover to air filter, idea is fumes
get drawn into engine through air intake and burnt. It sort of
worked... Later engines had the vent pipe removed and a blanking plug
fitted to block.
>
> Dont be tempted to use the crackcase vent as a handle, it lifts
about half the engine weight before it pulls out of the block !
>
> Be sure to check the core / freeze plugs carefully and that red
water hose looks wrong - check it is adequate quality.
>
> Weight varied a lot depending on what is on engine and even between
engines - the oil adds 5% - but work on 100Kg and you won't be far off.
>
> Engine bolts are a real mixture, most are UNF thread, some like the
manifold are UNC, a couple are a very old thread called Whitworth and
of course the Amphi related ones are metric. Be careful if using the
engine back plate to bolt to stand, it isn't really strong enough and
can bend.
>
> David C
>

Ahh. That makes sense. I'm planning on stripping most everything off
of the engine and replacing it with known good parts. I may see about
removing the pipe and getting the plug, just to free up some space.

How would you reccomend I mount it on the engine stand? I was planning
on just using the bell housing bolts...

Peter
 
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