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a_colo_native

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I am just about down to a bare hull in the restoration of a
customer's car. All that is left is the steering box and front
suspension. The trim will be going to Ano-Brite soon. Hopefully we
can find a decent body shop with the confidence to do it. Lots of
oil leaks saved the rear portion of the hull. However the hull below
the front section did not fair well in outdoor storage storage.

I took my car out to 2 different lakes on Wednesday. It was a good
way to reflect and get my head right. A slow swim is a very relaxing
way to get your priorities straight. Ahhhhh....

Engine was left in the care of a local British car guy. His shop had
a super nice white Herald, 3 MG-TDs, one TC, several Jags, Rovers,
DB5 and an Alvis among others.

It sure has been a great way to keep my hands and head busy besides
all the resumes (100+) I've put out without response. Today the
company I got laid off from in November laid off even more today.
(Including my former supervisor). I for one am not a believer that
the job situation is getting better. :(

I never got any answer the first time so one more time...
What exhaust manifold works on these engines with dual Webers?

John Bevins
Rocky Mountain Amphicar
 
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jlambertspc@aol.com

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In a message dated 4/2/2004 11:38:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
colo_frontrange@netzero.net writes:
The trim will be going to Ano-Brite soon
John,

What is Ano-Brite? Do they recondition trim pieces? Let me know. I was
going to use fine steel wool to clean up my trim.

John Cruiserdog Lambert


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John Friese

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Hi John,

Ano-Brite is a place I found in Los Angeles that will still do the
original "bright dip" anodizing process that was original to the
Amphicar trim. They also will straighten and polish the original
parts as necessary. They did a stunningly good job on a complete set
of trim pieces that I have on my white car. Even though I had origina
l NOS replacements for the bent fin strips, they did such a perfect
job repairing the old ones, that I put them back on and sold the NOS
ones that I had found.

Doing that "bright dip" process is highly toxic and not cheap. They
had a $350 setup charge when I did mine. After that, their prices
were very reasonable. It would be best to have these pieces done in
bulk by someone. I told Hugh about it a couple of years ago and
recently he's made noises like he's going to do something like a bulk
rework of many old pieces that he has. Who knows if he'll ever get
around to doing it though. I'm certainly glad about the way mine came
out. They are perfect.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red





--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, jlambertspc@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 4/2/2004 11:38:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> colo_frontrange@n... writes:
> The trim will be going to Ano-Brite soon
> John,
>
> What is Ano-Brite? Do they recondition trim pieces? Let me know.
I was
> going to use fine steel wool to clean up my trim.
>
> John Cruiserdog Lambert
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
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