My Amphi is being delivered

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wick68355@aol.com

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Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your New Amphicar.
Tim Wick
Wisconsin
 
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thomas_laferriere

Guest
Hi all,

I have been an Amphicar member for over a year and finally bought one
last month. Horseless Carriage should be delivering it today...I am
waiting for the phone call. I have been reading this group and
learning lots. Thanks for that. I am sure I will have questions once
I get this car in my possession, so be prepared for all my dumb
questions.

Thanks all,

Tom Laferriere
 
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thomas_laferriere

Guest
Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need a bilge plug,
as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a Marine Store?

Tom

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a... wrote:
>
> Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your New Amphicar.
> Tim Wick
> Wisconsin
>
 
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John Friese

Guest
Hello Tom,

Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs. The most
common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and is available
from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type (about 2inches),
it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed an improved
version of that plug which doesn't require tools to operate and I
sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved plug for
several years now with no problems. It's shown in the Amphicar
classified section but you can email me if you'd like to get one at
jfriese(at)mindspring.com

John Friese
67 White
67 Red


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
<tom@t...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need a bilge
plug,
> as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a Marine Store?
>
> Tom
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a... wrote:
> >
> > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your New
Amphicar.
> > Tim Wick
> > Wisconsin
> >
>
 
F

F M

Guest
Re: Re: My Amphi is being delivered

I believe it is just a standard pipe thread isn't it? You should be able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think it is a 1 inck brass plug

John Friese <jfriese@mindspring.com> wrote:
<blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>Hello Tom,

Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs. The most
common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and is available
from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type (about 2inches),
it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed an improved
version of that plug which doesn't require tools to operate and I
sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved plug for
several years now with no problems. It's shown in the Amphicar
classified section but you can email me if you'd like to get one at
jfriese(at)mindspring.com

John Friese
67 White
67 Red


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
<tom@t...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need a bilge
plug,
> as it is
missing. I would assume I could get one at a Marine Store?
>
> Tom
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a... wrote:
> >
> > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your New
Amphicar.
> > Tim Wick
> > Wisconsin
> >
>




</tt></blockquote>


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John Friese

Guest
It's a special looking plug that also has a washer with it. Get the
correct one from Hugh. That early type of plug worked fine but you
don't want to screw up the threads with the wrong plug. It probably
is Metric anyway.

John Friese


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F M <injuneer2003@y...> wrote:
>
> I believe it is just a standard pipe thread isn't it? You should be
able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think it is a 1
inck brass plug
>
> John Friese <jfriese@m...> wrote:Hello Tom,
>
> Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs. The most
> common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and is
available
> from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type (about
2inches),
> it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed an improved
> version of that plug which doesn't require tools to operate and I
> sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved plug for
> several years now with no problems. It's shown in the Amphicar
> classified section but you can email me if you'd like to get one at
> jfriese(at)mindspring.com
>
> John Friese
> 67 White
> 67 Red
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> <tom@t...> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need a bilge
> plug,
> > as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a Marine
Store?
> >
> > Tom
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a... wrote:
> > >
> > > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your New
> Amphicar.
> > > Tim Wick
> > > Wisconsin
> > >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
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thomas_laferriere

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Hi all,

Thought I would take a minute and update everyone. I ordered the
correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder from Hugh and
installed. After getting brake fluid to the wheel cylinders, I
realized that the wheel cylinders are also shot. Oh well, I will
have to get some of those too. I installed a new bilge pump to
prepare for my float. Today was the day to put it in, as I couldn't
wait to until the brakes were done. I wouldn't be able to sleep!
We trailered over to the local fishing hole; I put on my water
clothes, tethered it to my truck, and lowered it in. I had the
engine running. Well, the car floated!! There was some water
coming in where the rear body molding is. After the car was out, it
was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix. However, I did see
oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the transmission. I assume this
is not good. After I got home, I took off the cap off on the top of
the transmission (while the engine was running) and looked inside to
see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it was from MY water trip,
because this car has not been in the water in 25 years. So, this is
where I am.

I am assuming at this point, I must take out the trans and replace
all seals, flush etc.

OK, so anyone in the Providence area that knows Amphi's?

All comments welcome, but go easy on me!

Tom

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese" <jfriese@m...>
wrote:
>
> It's a special looking plug that also has a washer with it. Get
the
> correct one from Hugh. That early type of plug worked fine but
you
> don't want to screw up the threads with the wrong plug. It
probably
> is Metric anyway.
>
> John Friese
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F M <injuneer2003@y...>
wrote:
> >
> > I believe it is just a standard pipe thread isn't it? You should
be
> able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think it is a
1
> inck brass plug
> >
> > John Friese <jfriese@m...> wrote:Hello Tom,
> >
> > Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs. The
most
> > common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and is
> available
> > from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type (about
> 2inches),
> > it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed an
improved
> > version of that plug which doesn't require tools to operate and
I
> > sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved plug
for
> > several years now with no problems. It's shown in the Amphicar
> > classified section but you can email me if you'd like to get one
at
> > jfriese(at)mindspring.com
> >
> > John Friese
> > 67 White
> > 67 Red
> >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need a
bilge
> > plug,
> > > as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a Marine
> Store?
> > >
> > > Tom
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a... wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your New
> > Amphicar.
> > > > Tim Wick
> > > > Wisconsin
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Mike Israel

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Re: Re: My Amphi is being delivered

Congrats on losing your amphibious virginity, everyone remembers their first
tim!

Drain plugs are at bottom of tranny, get that water out of there. You likely
need new double lip seals. Cylinders should be resleeved in stainless. Check
l
ist archives for name of the place that does them (not whitepost).

------- Original message -------
From: thomas_laferriere <tom@tomlaferriere.com>
Sent: 14.11.'05, 0:12

> Hi all,
>
> Thought I would take a minute and update everyone. I ordered the
> correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder from Hugh and
> installed. After getting brake fluid to the wheel cylinders, I
> realized that the wheel cylinders are also shot. Oh well, I will
> have to get some of those too. I installed a new bilge pump to
> prepare for my float. Today was the day to put it in, as I couldn't
> wait to until the brakes were done. I wouldn't be able to sleep!
> We trailered over to the local fishing hole; I put on my water
> clothes, tethered it to my truck, and lowered it in. I had the
> engine running. Well, the car floated!! There was some water
> coming in where the rear body molding is. After the car was out, it
> was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix. However, I did see
> oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the transmission. I assume this
> is not good. After I got home, I took off the cap off on the top of
> the transmission (while the engine was running) and looked inside to
> see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it was from MY water trip,
> because this car has not been in the water in 25 years. So, this is
> where I am.
>
> I am assuming at this point, I must take out the trans and replace
> all seals, flush etc.
>
> OK, so anyone in the Providence area that knows Amphi's?
>
> All comments welcome, but go easy on me!
>
> Tom
 
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John Friese

Guest
Thomas,

That coffee in the tranny is definitely not good. Drain or pump the
tranny fluid and and replace it right away since the water will
quickly damaged the running surfaces of the bearings. I would do at
least two drain and flush operations and then run it a bit to heat it
up and get the remaining moisture out. The problem is almost
certainly the double lip seals on the rear axle shafts. These seals
are critical to the survival of the transmission and should be
replaced whenever you are restoring one of these old cars.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red




--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
<tom@t...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Thought I would take a minute and update everyone. I ordered the
> correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder from Hugh and
> installed. After getting brake fluid to the wheel cylinders, I
> realized that the wheel cylinders are also shot. Oh well, I will
> have to get some of those too. I installed a new bilge pump to
> prepare for my float. Today was the day to put it in, as I
couldn't
> wait to until the brakes were done. I wouldn't be able to sleep!
> We trailered over to the local fishing hole; I put on my water
> clothes, tethered it to my truck, and lowered it in. I had the
> engine running. Well, the car floated!! There was some water
> coming in where the rear body molding is. After the car was out,
it
> was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix. However, I did see
> oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the transmission. I assume
this
> is not good. After I got home, I took off the cap off on the top
of
> the transmission (while the engine was running) and looked inside
to
> see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it was from MY water trip,
> because this car has not been in the water in 25 years. So, this
is
> where I am.
>
> I am assuming at this point, I must take out the trans and replace
> all seals, flush etc.
>
> OK, so anyone in the Providence area that knows Amphi's?
>
> All comments welcome, but go easy on me!
>
> Tom
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
<jfriese@m...>
> wrote:
> >
> > It's a special looking plug that also has a washer with it. Get
> the
> > correct one from Hugh. That early type of plug worked fine but
> you
> > don't want to screw up the threads with the wrong plug. It
> probably
> > is Metric anyway.
> >
> > John Friese
> >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F M <injuneer2003@y...>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > I believe it is just a standard pipe thread isn't it? You
should
> be
> > able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think it is a
> 1
> > inck brass plug
> > >
> > > John Friese <jfriese@m...> wrote:Hello Tom,
> > >
> > > Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs. The
> most
> > > common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and is
> > available
> > > from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type (about
> > 2inches),
> > > it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed an
> improved
> > > version of that plug which doesn't require tools to operate and
> I
> > > sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved plug
> for
> > > several years now with no problems. It's shown in the Amphicar
> > > classified section but you can email me if you'd like to get
one
> at
> > > jfriese(at)mindspring.com
> > >
> > > John Friese
> > > 67 White
> > > 67 Red
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need a
> bilge
> > > plug,
> > > > as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a Marine
> > Store?
> > > >
> > > > Tom
> > > >
> > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a... wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your New
> > > Amphicar.
> > > > > Tim Wick
> > > > > Wisconsin
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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thomas_laferriere

Guest
Hi John,

Thanks for the tips. It looks like I will have to replace these
seals. Does this require transmission removal?


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese" <jfriese@m...>
wrote:
>
> Thomas,
>
> That coffee in the tranny is definitely not good. Drain or pump
the
> tranny fluid and and replace it right away since the water will
> quickly damaged the running surfaces of the bearings. I would do
at
> least two drain and flush operations and then run it a bit to heat
it
> up and get the remaining moisture out. The problem is almost
> certainly the double lip seals on the rear axle shafts. These
seals
> are critical to the survival of the transmission and should be
> replaced whenever you are restoring one of these old cars.
>
> John Friese
>
> 67 White
> 67 Red
>
>
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> <tom@t...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Thought I would take a minute and update everyone. I ordered
the
> > correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder from Hugh and
> > installed. After getting brake fluid to the wheel cylinders, I
> > realized that the wheel cylinders are also shot. Oh well, I
will
> > have to get some of those too. I installed a new bilge pump to
> > prepare for my float. Today was the day to put it in, as I
> couldn't
> > wait to until the brakes were done. I wouldn't be able to
sleep!
> > We trailered over to the local fishing hole; I put on my water
> > clothes, tethered it to my truck, and lowered it in. I had the
> > engine running. Well, the car floated!! There was some water
> > coming in where the rear body molding is. After the car was
out,
> it
> > was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix. However, I did see
> > oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the transmission. I assume
> this
> > is not good. After I got home, I took off the cap off on the
top
> of
> > the transmission (while the engine was running) and looked
inside
> to
> > see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it was from MY water
trip,
> > because this car has not been in the water in 25 years. So,
this
> is
> > where I am.
> >
> > I am assuming at this point, I must take out the trans and
replace
> > all seals, flush etc.
> >
> > OK, so anyone in the Providence area that knows Amphi's?
> >
> > All comments welcome, but go easy on me!
> >
> > Tom
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
> <jfriese@m...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > It's a special looking plug that also has a washer with it.
Get
> > the
> > > correct one from Hugh. That early type of plug worked fine
but
> > you
> > > don't want to screw up the threads with the wrong plug. It
> > probably
> > > is Metric anyway.
> > >
> > > John Friese
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F M
<injuneer2003@y...>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I believe it is just a standard pipe thread isn't it? You
> should
> > be
> > > able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think it
is a
> > 1
> > > inck brass plug
> > > >
> > > > John Friese <jfriese@m...> wrote:Hello Tom,
> > > >
> > > > Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs. The
> > most
> > > > common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and is
> > > available
> > > > from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type (about
> > > 2inches),
> > > > it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed an
> > improved
> > > > version of that plug which doesn't require tools to operate
and
> > I
> > > > sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved
plug
> > for
> > > > several years now with no problems. It's shown in the
Amphicar
> > > > classified section but you can email me if you'd like to get
> one
> > at
> > > > jfriese(at)mindspring.com
> > > >
> > > > John Friese
> > > > 67 White
> > > > 67 Red
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need a
> > bilge
> > > > plug,
> > > > > as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a
Marine
> > > Store?
> > > > >
> > > > > Tom
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a...
wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your
New
> > > > Amphicar.
> > > > > > Tim Wick
> > > > > > Wisconsin
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > THE AMPHICAR-LOVERS LIST
> > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > > Please support our sponsors while ensuring the very best
> > > restoration services for your Amphicar. Please pay a visit to:
> > > > http://www.midwestamphicar.com
> > > >
> > > > The amphicar list is a seperate service from the
International
> > > Amphicar Owners Club. Do join the club today at
> > > http://www.amphicar.com
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Thomas,

No you don't have to remove the tranny but you'll need to pull the
rear axle shafts. You can get at the seals either through the
tunnels or by taking the sealing boots off.

John Friese



--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
<tom@t...> wrote:
>
> Hi John,
>
> Thanks for the tips. It looks like I will have to replace these
> seals. Does this require transmission removal?
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
<jfriese@m...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Thomas,
> >
> > That coffee in the tranny is definitely not good. Drain or pump
> the
> > tranny fluid and and replace it right away since the water will
> > quickly damaged the running surfaces of the bearings. I would do
> at
> > least two drain and flush operations and then run it a bit to
heat
> it
> > up and get the remaining moisture out. The problem is almost
> > certainly the double lip seals on the rear axle shafts. These
> seals
> > are critical to the survival of the transmission and should be
> > replaced whenever you are restoring one of these old cars.
> >
> > John Friese
> >
> > 67 White
> > 67 Red
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Thought I would take a minute and update everyone. I ordered
> the
> > > correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder from Hugh and
> > > installed. After getting brake fluid to the wheel cylinders, I
> > > realized that the wheel cylinders are also shot. Oh well, I
> will
> > > have to get some of those too. I installed a new bilge pump to
> > > prepare for my float. Today was the day to put it in, as I
> > couldn't
> > > wait to until the brakes were done. I wouldn't be able to
> sleep!
> > > We trailered over to the local fishing hole; I put on my water
> > > clothes, tethered it to my truck, and lowered it in. I had the
> > > engine running. Well, the car floated!! There was some water
> > > coming in where the rear body molding is. After the car was
> out,
> > it
> > > was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix. However, I did
see
> > > oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the transmission. I assume
> > this
> > > is not good. After I got home, I took off the cap off on the
> top
> > of
> > > the transmission (while the engine was running) and looked
> inside
> > to
> > > see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it was from MY water
> trip,
> > > because this car has not been in the water in 25 years. So,
> this
> > is
> > > where I am.
> > >
> > > I am assuming at this point, I must take out the trans and
> replace
> > > all seals, flush etc.
> > >
> > > OK, so anyone in the Providence area that knows Amphi's?
> > >
> > > All comments welcome, but go easy on me!
> > >
> > > Tom
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
> > <jfriese@m...>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > It's a special looking plug that also has a washer with it.
> Get
> > > the
> > > > correct one from Hugh. That early type of plug worked fine
> but
> > > you
> > > > don't want to screw up the threads with the wrong plug. It
> > > probably
> > > > is Metric anyway.
> > > >
> > > > John Friese
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F M
> <injuneer2003@y...>
> > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I believe it is just a standard pipe thread isn't it? You
> > should
> > > be
> > > > able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think it
> is a
> > > 1
> > > > inck brass plug
> > > > >
> > > > > John Friese <jfriese@m...> wrote:Hello Tom,
> > > > >
> > > > > Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs.
The
> > > most
> > > > > common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and is
> > > > available
> > > > > from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type (about
> > > > 2inches),
> > > > > it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed an
> > > improved
> > > > > version of that plug which doesn't require tools to operate
> and
> > > I
> > > > > sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved
> plug
> > > for
> > > > > several years now with no problems. It's shown in the
> Amphicar
> > > > > classified section but you can email me if you'd like to
get
> > one
> > > at
> > > > > jfriese(at)mindspring.com
> > > > >
> > > > > John Friese
> > > > > 67 White
> > > > > 67 Red
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > > > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I need
a
> > > bilge
> > > > > plug,
> > > > > > as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a
> Marine
> > > > Store?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Tom
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a...
> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy your
> New
> > > > > Amphicar.
> > > > > > > Tim Wick
> > > > > > > Wisconsin
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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> > > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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> > > > restoration services for your Amphicar. Please pay a visit
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thomas_laferriere

Guest
Hi John,

Thanks for the tips. It was a sleepless night for me last night.
For what this car needs, I lack the skill and a heated garage to get
it done! Shipping it out somewhere to get repaired is just too
costly. I think its too much for me and I am going to sell it.

If anyone is interested, just send me an email for pics and an
honest description.

Tom

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese" <jfriese@m...>
wrote:
>
> Thomas,
>
> No you don't have to remove the tranny but you'll need to pull the
> rear axle shafts. You can get at the seals either through the
> tunnels or by taking the sealing boots off.
>
> John Friese
>
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> <tom@t...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi John,
> >
> > Thanks for the tips. It looks like I will have to replace
these
> > seals. Does this require transmission removal?
> >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
> <jfriese@m...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Thomas,
> > >
> > > That coffee in the tranny is definitely not good. Drain or
pump
> > the
> > > tranny fluid and and replace it right away since the water
will
> > > quickly damaged the running surfaces of the bearings. I would
do
> > at
> > > least two drain and flush operations and then run it a bit to
> heat
> > it
> > > up and get the remaining moisture out. The problem is almost
> > > certainly the double lip seals on the rear axle shafts. These
> > seals
> > > are critical to the survival of the transmission and should be
> > > replaced whenever you are restoring one of these old cars.
> > >
> > > John Friese
> > >
> > > 67 White
> > > 67 Red
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > Thought I would take a minute and update everyone. I
ordered
> > the
> > > > correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder from Hugh and
> > > > installed. After getting brake fluid to the wheel
cylinders, I
> > > > realized that the wheel cylinders are also shot. Oh well, I
> > will
> > > > have to get some of those too. I installed a new bilge pump
to
> > > > prepare for my float. Today was the day to put it in, as I
> > > couldn't
> > > > wait to until the brakes were done. I wouldn't be able to
> > sleep!
> > > > We trailered over to the local fishing hole; I put on my
water
> > > > clothes, tethered it to my truck, and lowered it in. I had
the
> > > > engine running. Well, the car floated!! There was some
water
> > > > coming in where the rear body molding is. After the car was
> > out,
> > > it
> > > > was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix. However, I did
> see
> > > > oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the transmission. I
assume
> > > this
> > > > is not good. After I got home, I took off the cap off on
the
> > top
> > > of
> > > > the transmission (while the engine was running) and looked
> > inside
> > > to
> > > > see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it was from MY
water
> > trip,
> > > > because this car has not been in the water in 25 years. So,
> > this
> > > is
> > > > where I am.
> > > >
> > > > I am assuming at this point, I must take out the trans and
> > replace
> > > > all seals, flush etc.
> > > >
> > > > OK, so anyone in the Providence area that knows Amphi's?
> > > >
> > > > All comments welcome, but go easy on me!
> > > >
> > > > Tom
> > > >
> > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
> > > <jfriese@m...>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > It's a special looking plug that also has a washer with
it.
> > Get
> > > > the
> > > > > correct one from Hugh. That early type of plug worked
fine
> > but
> > > > you
> > > > > don't want to screw up the threads with the wrong plug.
It
> > > > probably
> > > > > is Metric anyway.
> > > > >
> > > > > John Friese
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F M
> > <injuneer2003@y...>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I believe it is just a standard pipe thread isn't it?
You
> > > should
> > > > be
> > > > > able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think
it
> > is a
> > > > 1
> > > > > inck brass plug
> > > > > >
> > > > > > John Friese <jfriese@m...> wrote:Hello Tom,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs.
> The
> > > > most
> > > > > > common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and
is
> > > > > available
> > > > > > from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type
(about
> > > > > 2inches),
> > > > > > it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed
an
> > > > improved
> > > > > > version of that plug which doesn't require tools to
operate
> > and
> > > > I
> > > > > > sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved
> > plug
> > > > for
> > > > > > several years now with no problems. It's shown in the
> > Amphicar
> > > > > > classified section but you can email me if you'd like to
> get
> > > one
> > > > at
> > > > > > jfriese(at)mindspring.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > > John Friese
> > > > > > 67 White
> > > > > > 67 Red
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In amphicar-
lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > > > > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I
need
> a
> > > > bilge
> > > > > > plug,
> > > > > > > as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a
> > Marine
> > > > > Store?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Tom
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a...
> > wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy
your
> > New
> > > > > > Amphicar.
> > > > > > > > Tim Wick
> > > > > > > > Wisconsin
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > THE AMPHICAR-LOVERS LIST
> > > > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > > > > Please support our sponsors while ensuring the very best
> > > > > restoration services for your Amphicar. Please pay a
visit
> to:
> > > > > > http://www.midwestamphicar.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The amphicar list is a seperate service from the
> > International
> > > > > Amphicar Owners Club. Do join the club today at
> > > > > http://www.amphicar.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > > To Unsubscribe from this List, just send a blank email
to:
> > > > > > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
> > > > > > Before posting requests for information, please check
the
> > List
> > > > > > Archives:
> > > > > > http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/search.html
> > > > > > For more information about this List and other available
> > > > services
> > > > > > visit:
> > > > > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amphicar-lovers/
> > > > > > Any other issues may be addressed to the List owner
(Mike
> > > > Israel)
> > > > > at:
> > > > > > amphicar770@y...
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > SPONSORED LINKS
> > > > > > Automotive technician Automotive equipment Ordering
flowers
> > > > online
> > > > > Ordering flower on line Ordering flowers Amphicar
> > > > > >
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> > > > > > Visit your group "amphicar-lovers" on the web.
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> > of
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> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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> > > > > > ---------------------------------
> > > > > > Yahoo! FareChase - Search multiple travel sites in one
> > click.
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> > > > >
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Daniel & Kathy Gibson

Guest
Re: Re: My Amphi is being delivered

thomas_laferriere wrote:

>Hi John,
>
>Thanks for the tips. It was a sleepless night for me last night.
>For what this car needs, I lack the skill and a heated garage to get
>it done! Shipping it out somewhere to get repaired is just too
>costly. I think its too much for me and I am going to sell it.
>
>If anyone is interested, just send me an email for pics and an
>honest description.
>
>Tom
>
>
>
Tom,

Don't give up too quick! Amphis are easy to work on, and not too
expensive if you don't mind hunting for parts. Scott Moses here on the
list helped me with a tranny rebuild, and took what looked to be a
$2500-7000 dollar repair, and made it into a $100 repair. If you have
the time...it can be done!

Dan
'64 Das Boot, which is soon going to be sharing the garage with a '55
Messerschmitt!
 
F

F M

Guest
Re: Re: My Amphi is being delivered

Lets see what you have send pictures to injuneer2003@yahoo.com

thanks

thomas_laferriere <tom@tomlaferriere.com> wrote:
<blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>Hi John,

Thanks for the tips. It was a sleepless night for me last night.
For what this car needs, I lack the skill and a heated garage to get
it done! Shipping it out somewhere to get repaired is just too
costly. I think its too much for me and I am going to sell it.

If anyone is interested, just send me an email for pics and an
honest description.

Tom

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese" <jfriese@m...>
wrote:
>
> Thomas,
>
> No you don't have to remove the tranny but you'll need to pull the
> rear axle shafts. You can get at the seals either through the
> tunnels or by taking the sealing boots off.
>
> John Friese
>
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
>
<tom@t...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi John,
> >
> > Thanks for the tips. It looks like I will have to replace
these
> > seals. Does this require transmission removal?
> >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
> <jfriese@m...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Thomas,
> > >
> > > That coffee in the tranny is definitely not good. Drain or
pump
> > the
> > > tranny fluid and and replace it right away since the water
will
> > > quickly damaged the running surfaces of the bearings. I would
do
> > at
> > > least two drain and flush operations and then run it a bit to
> heat
> > it
> > > up and get the remaining moisture out. The problem is almost
> > > certainly the double lip seals
on the rear axle shafts. These
> > seals
> > > are critical to the survival of the transmission and should be
> > > replaced whenever you are restoring one of these old cars.
> > >
> > > John Friese
> > >
> > > 67 White
> > > 67 Red
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > Thought I would take a minute and update everyone. I
ordered
> > the
> > > > correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder from Hugh and
> > > > installed. After getting brake fluid to the wheel
cylinders, I
> > > > realized that the wheel cylinders are also shot. Oh well, I

> > will
> > > > have to get some of those too. I installed a new bilge pump
to
> > > > prepare for my float. Today was the day to put it in, as I
> > > couldn't
> > > > wait to until the brakes were done. I wouldn't be able to
> > sleep!
> > > > We trailered over to the local fishing hole; I put on my
water
> > > > clothes, tethered it to my truck, and lowered it in. I had
the
> > > > engine running. Well, the car floated!! There was some
water
> > > > coming in where the rear body molding is. After the car was
> > out,
> > > it
> > > > was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix. However, I did
> see
> > > > oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the transmission. I
assume
> > > this

> > > > is not good. After I got home, I took off the cap off on
the
> > top
> > > of
> > > > the transmission (while the engine was running) and looked
> > inside
> > > to
> > > > see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it was from MY
water
> > trip,
> > > > because this car has not been in the water in 25 years. So,
> > this
> > > is
> > > > where I am.
> > > >
> > > > I am assuming at this point, I must take out the trans and
> > replace
> > > > all seals, flush etc.
> > > >
> > > > OK, so anyone in the Providence area that knows Amphi's?
> > > >
> > > > All comments welcome, but go easy on me!
> > > >
> > > > Tom
> > > >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese"
> > > <jfriese@m...>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > It's a special looking plug that also has a washer with
it.
> > Get
> > > > the
> > > > > correct one from Hugh. That early type of plug worked
fine
> > but
> > > > you
> > > > > don't want to screw up the threads with the wrong plug.
It
> > > > probably
> > > > > is Metric anyway.
> > > > >
> > > > > John Friese
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F M
> > <injuneer2003@y...>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I believe it is just a standard
pipe thread isn't it?
You
> > > should
> > > > be
> > > > > able to pick one up at your local hardware store. I think
it
> > is a
> > > > 1
> > > > > inck brass plug
> > > > > >
> > > > > > John Friese <jfriese@m...> wrote:Hello Tom,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Amphicars came with two different types of bilge plugs.
> The
> > > > most
> > > > > > common one is a threaded plug about one inch across and
is
> > > > > available
> > > > > > from Gordon Imports. The later one is a larger type
(about
> > > > > 2inches),
> > > > > > it often leaks a bit and is a pain to use. I developed
an
> > > > improved
> > > > >
> version of that plug which doesn't require tools to
operate
> > and
> > > > I
> > > > > > sell it for $29.50 plus shipping. I've used my improved
> > plug
> > > > for
> > > > > > several years now with no problems. It's shown in the
> > Amphicar
> > > > > > classified section but you can email me if you'd like to
> get
> > > one
> > > > at
> > > > > > jfriese(at)mindspring.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > > John Friese
> > > > > > 67 White
> > > > > > 67 Red
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In amphicar-
lovers@yahoogroups.com, "thomas_laferriere"
> > > > > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> > > > > > > Thanks Tim, I am located in Rhode Island. I know I
need
> a
> > > > bilge
> > > > > > plug,
> > > > > > > as it is missing. I would assume I could get one at a
> > Marine
> > > > > Store?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Tom
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, wick68355@a...
> > wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Welcome Tom. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy
your
> > New
> > > > > > Amphicar.
> > > > > > > > Tim Wick
> > > > > > > > Wisconsin
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
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Re: Re: My Amphi is being delivered

Tom, I am a new club member (1 year), and trying to
get a car that was running and swimming was tough. I
admit I have several experts helping me, but all the
pain and suffering paid off the first time I drove it
in the lake at Celina this year. You should rethink
selling it, it is a real experience to own. You also
have the most awesome group of people all around the
world that are willing to help with their experience.
Where are you located?

Larry DePasquale
White 66 in Ohio

--- thomas_laferriere <tom@tomlaferriere.com> wrote:

> Hi John,
>
> Thanks for the tips. It was a sleepless night for
> me last night.
> For what this car needs, I lack the skill and a
> heated garage to get
> it done! Shipping it out somewhere to get repaired
> is just too
> costly. I think its too much for me and I am going
> to sell it.
>
> If anyone is interested, just send me an email for
> pics and an
> honest description.
>
> Tom
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John
> Friese" <jfriese@m...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Thomas,
> >
> > No you don't have to remove the tranny but you'll
> need to pull the
> > rear axle shafts. You can get at the seals either
> through the
> > tunnels or by taking the sealing boots off.
> >
> > John Friese
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com,
> "thomas_laferriere"
> > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi John,
> > >
> > > Thanks for the tips. It looks like I will have
> to replace
> these
> > > seals. Does this require transmission removal?
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John
> Friese"
> > <jfriese@m...>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Thomas,
> > > >
> > > > That coffee in the tranny is definitely not
> good. Drain or
> pump
> > > the
> > > > tranny fluid and and replace it right away
> since the water
> will
> > > > quickly damaged the running surfaces of the
> bearings. I would
> do
> > > at
> > > > least two drain and flush operations and then
> run it a bit to
> > heat
> > > it
> > > > up and get the remaining moisture out. The
> problem is almost
> > > > certainly the double lip seals on the rear
> axle shafts. These
> > > seals
> > > > are critical to the survival of the
> transmission and should be
> > > > replaced whenever you are restoring one of
> these old cars.
> > > >
> > > > John Friese
> > > >
> > > > 67 White
> > > > 67 Red
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com,
> "thomas_laferriere"
> > > > <tom@t...> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi all,
> > > > >
> > > > > Thought I would take a minute and update
> everyone. I
> ordered
> > > the
> > > > > correct bilge plug and a new Master Cylinder
> from Hugh and
> > > > > installed. After getting brake fluid to the
> wheel
> cylinders, I
> > > > > realized that the wheel cylinders are also
> shot. Oh well, I
> > > will
> > > > > have to get some of those too. I installed
> a new bilge pump
> to
> > > > > prepare for my float. Today was the day to
> put it in, as I
> > > > couldn't
> > > > > wait to until the brakes were done. I
> wouldn't be able to
> > > sleep!
> > > > > We trailered over to the local fishing hole;
> I put on my
> water
> > > > > clothes, tethered it to my truck, and
> lowered it in. I had
> the
> > > > > engine running. Well, the car floated!!
> There was some
> water
> > > > > coming in where the rear body molding is.
> After the car was
> > > out,
> > > > it
> > > > > was obvious why it was coming in. Easy fix.
> However, I did
> > see
> > > > > oil/water coming out of a "vent" on the
> transmission. I
> assume
> > > > this
> > > > > is not good. After I got home, I took off
> the cap off on
> the
> > > top
> > > > of
> > > > > the transmission (while the engine was
> running) and looked
> > > inside
> > > > to
> > > > > see coffee ice cream churning. I assume it
> was from MY
> water
> > > trip,
> > > > > because this car has not been in the water
> in 25 years. So,
> > > this
> > > > is
> > > > > where I am.
> > > > >
> > > > > I am assuming at this point, I must take out
> the trans and
> > > replace
> > > > > all seals, flush etc.
> > > > >
> > > > > OK, so anyone in the Providence area that
> knows Amphi's?
> > > > >
> > > > > All comments welcome, but go easy on me!
> > > > >
> > > > > Tom
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com,
> "John Friese"
> > > > <jfriese@m...>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It's a special looking plug that also has
> a washer with
> it.
> > > Get
> > > > > the
> > > > > > correct one from Hugh. That early type of
> plug worked
> fine
> > > but
> > > > > you
> > > > > > don't want to screw up the threads with
> the wrong plug.
> It
> > > > > probably
> > > > > > is Metric anyway.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > John Friese
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, F
> M
> > > <injuneer2003@y...>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I believe it is just a standard pipe
> thread isn't it?
> You
> > > > should
> > > > > be
> > > > > > able to pick one up at your local hardware
> store. I think
> it
> > > is a
>
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Re: Re: My Amphi is being delivered

Tom, I have to concur with Larry on this. It may seem daunting, but most of the things you need to do on Amphi will not require any great mechanical expertise or experience. Things like seals, brakes, etc. are all just normal stuff to take care of on any Amphi. There are plenty of people here who will gladly walk you through the process. Most of us who work on our own Amphis are not mechanics by any stretch of the imagination. I have tackled many items on my Amphi which at first seemed impossible. People walked me through some items,others I just tackled a step at a time.Some I would now consider a pain but all are surprisingly simple in the end. I hit the same point shortly after I bought my Amphi. It had not been in the water for many years and needed lots of neglected maintenance. While there are certain days of frustration, I am certainly glad
I kept her. I turn over cars pretty often but Amphi is the one keeper. If yours has a solid body, you will have her going before you know it. Before deciding to sell her, days after you took delivery, step back and identify everything you think she needs. Post a message to the list and you will get lots of replies indicating how much effort or skill you will need. If you still decide to sell at that point, you are at least doing so based on good facts. Mike I.
 
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thomas_laferriere

Guest
First thing to all...thank you for all your encouragement on my new
Amphi. There are several of you offering your advise and time.
Thank you for that! I spent over an hour on the phone with
Hugh...after the conversation was done, I ordered double lip seals
and wheel cylinder kits. I should have them by this weekend.

OK, here is what I have done so far. I removed 3 17mm drain plugs.
One in front of the water trans, one on the very bottom of the land
trans, and one on the side of the land trans. Did I use the right
terms? Coffee colored mud came out. Once this drains, I will
prepare to take the axles off. All of you suggested I get that
water out of there. So, now my questions.

1. Proper jacking/supporting of an Amphi while the rear axles are
off?
2. How do I flush all that water/oil mud that's in the trans? Do I
just keep changing the oil?
3. Does the water and land trans share the same oil?
4. Is there a procedure posted on replacing the double lips seals.
Are they installed through the tunnel or from inside the car?
5. How do I put oil in the trans?
6. Any special tools I should have.

That's all my questions for now. You can comment on one or all of
them. I do appreciate all the feedback. I will post pics of the
coffee mud soon.

Tom






--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Mike Israel
<amphicar770@y...> wrote:
>
> Tom,
>
> I have to concur with Larry on this. It may seem daunting, but
most of the things you need to do on Amphi will not require any
great mechanical expertise or experience. Things like seals,
brakes, etc. are all just normal stuff to take care of on any
Amphi. There are plenty of people here who will gladly walk you
through the process. Most of us who work on our own Amphis are not
mechanics by any stretch of the imagination. I have tackled many
items on my Amphi which at first seemed impossible. People walked
me through some items, others I just tackled a step at a time. Some
I would now consider a pain but all are surprisingly simple in the
end.
>
> I hit the same point shortly after I bought my Amphi. It had
not been in the water for many years and needed lots of neglected
maintenance. While there are certain days of frustration, I am
certainly glad I kept her. I turn over cars pretty often but Amphi
is the one keeper. If yours has a solid body, you will have her
going before you know it.
> Before deciding to sell her, days after you took delivery, step
back and identify everything you think she needs. Post a message to
the list and you will get lots of replies indicating how much effort
or skill you will need. If you still decide to sell at that point,
you are at least doing so based on good facts.
>
> Mike I.
>
 
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larry depasquale

Guest
Re: Re: My Amphi is being delivered

Tom, Glad to hear the news. When you get it in the
water, you are not going to believe how much fun it
is, welcome to the club.
Larry
white 66 in Ohio

--- thomas_laferriere <tom@tomlaferriere.com> wrote:

> First thing to all...thank you for all your
> encouragement on my new
> Amphi. There are several of you offering your
> advise and time.
> Thank you for that! I spent over an hour on the
> phone with
> Hugh...after the conversation was done, I ordered
> double lip seals
> and wheel cylinder kits. I should have them by this
> weekend.
>
> OK, here is what I have done so far. I removed 3
> 17mm drain plugs.
> One in front of the water trans, one on the very
> bottom of the land
> trans, and one on the side of the land trans. Did I
> use the right
> terms? Coffee colored mud came out. Once this
> drains, I will
> prepare to take the axles off. All of you suggested
> I get that
> water out of there. So, now my questions.
>
> 1. Proper jacking/supporting of an Amphi while the
> rear axles are
> off?
> 2. How do I flush all that water/oil mud that's in
> the trans? Do I
> just keep changing the oil?
> 3. Does the water and land trans share the same
> oil?
> 4. Is there a procedure posted on replacing the
> double lips seals.
> Are they installed through the tunnel or from inside
> the car?
> 5. How do I put oil in the trans?
> 6. Any special tools I should have.
>
> That's all my questions for now. You can comment on
> one or all of
> them. I do appreciate all the feedback. I will
> post pics of the
> coffee mud soon.
>
> Tom
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Mike Israel
> <amphicar770@y...> wrote:
> >
> > Tom,
> >
> > I have to concur with Larry on this. It may
> seem daunting, but
> most of the things you need to do on Amphi will not
> require any
> great mechanical expertise or experience. Things
> like seals,
> brakes, etc. are all just normal stuff to take care
> of on any
> Amphi. There are plenty of people here who will
> gladly walk you
> through the process. Most of us who work on our own
> Amphis are not
> mechanics by any stretch of the imagination. I have
> tackled many
> items on my Amphi which at first seemed impossible.
> People walked
> me through some items, others I just tackled a step
> at a time. Some
> I would now consider a pain but all are surprisingly
> simple in the
> end.
> >
> > I hit the same point shortly after I bought my
> Amphi. It had
> not been in the water for many years and needed lots
> of neglected
> maintenance. While there are certain days of
> frustration, I am
> certainly glad I kept her. I turn over cars pretty
> often but Amphi
> is the one keeper. If yours has a solid body, you
> will have her
> going before you know it.
> > Before deciding to sell her, days after you took
> delivery, step
> back and identify everything you think she needs.
> Post a message to
> the list and you will get lots of replies indicating
> how much effort
> or skill you will need. If you still decide to sell
> at that point,
> you are at least doing so based on good facts.
> >
> > Mike I.
> >
>
>
>
>
>




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