Near Knoxville

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Yes, I am near Knoxville. I live in Talbott just east of Jefferson City,
about 30 miles east of Knoxville at Cherokee Lake. There is also an owner in
Dandridge, and one in Oak Ridge, but they are not on this list as far as I
know. You can email me off-list at markr13@prodigy.net and I will try to
answer some questions. Howdy to every one else! Mark
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> 1. A true Amphibious adventure!
> From: "Rowan Hatfield" <twirlees@powerup.com.au>
> 2. Re: A true Amphibious adventure!
> From: "Bill Connelly" <billiam@erols.com>
> 3. Amphicar Antennas
> From: "Randy Bograd" <rdboggie@juno.com>
> 4. Re: Clutch Question
> From: martyandcaryl@charter.net
> 5. Re: A true Amphibious adventure!
> From: sullnbob@aol.com
> 6. Re: A true Amphibious adventure!
> From: sullnbob@aol.com
> 7. MEMBERS NEAR KNOXVILLE
> From: biggbirdi1@aol.com
> 8. Re: MEMBERS NEAR KNOXVILLE
> From: posis123@aol.com
> 9. Re: Amphicar Antennas
> From: Mike Israel <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
> 10. Re: MEMBERS NEAR KNOXVILLE
> From: "Eric Mattlin" <eric.m@ameritech.net>
> 11. Re: Amphicar Antennas
> From: bayman@ctcn.net
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 23:25:14 +1000
> From: "Rowan Hatfield" <twirlees@powerup.com.au>
> Subject: A true Amphibious adventure!
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> 1st December 2001.
> Well here I am back home in Brisbane Australia after the adventure of a
lifetime!
> My November 2001 adventure has taken me across the Pacific ocean (by jumbo
not Amphi!) on a 16.5 hr flight to L.A. then across to Virginia on the east
coast , North to Canada , south to Fort Lauderdale then home again via L.A.-
Wow - what a Ball I've had!
> The warm hospitality shown to me throughout the trip has been exceptional.
As well as collecting a few essential parts for my red '64 patiently waiting
under my house back home , my intention was to have a taste of your
lifestyle and get a bit of an insight into where fellow Amphibians live.
> Washington D.C. was my first port of call after visiting my family in
Norfolk for a few days. Borrowing my Sister's Dodge Caravan allowed me to
travel at my own pace in any direction and collect any Amphi Goodies as I
traveled. Once I worked out you guys drive on the wrong side of the road and
I followed suit , things got a lot easier. I stayed with Bilgey and his
family , they certainly treated me to a great couple of days. Had it not
been for the Midnight Cruise with Bilgey and Dave The Wave last year (you
may remember the lap dance with the fish!) , I may never have grown fins and
joined the Fray! This year Bilgey took me along the Occoquan R.for the
mandatory splash in OLDBUOY- thanks Bilgey it was great! I also had the
pleasure of meeting Bill Connelly Sr who was down visiting from Maine & if
hadn't been for the expert directions given to me on navigating my way into
Boston I most surely would have got badly lost!
> The following day saw me heading northward to central N.Y. state to meet
up with John and Linda Croshier at Wampsville.
> Yes , Wampsville does exist and this is where I saw my first snow! The
Croshiers showed me great hospitality and I had John in fits of laughter
most of the time over the differences between our two versions of the
English language! My rear engine hood came from the Croshiers - thanks ,
it's going to a good home!
> My route then took me North via the Thousand Islands to the top of Lake
Ontario , across those wonderful steel suspension bridges into Canada. The
water far below was royal blue and the terrain changed dramatically to
massive firs , spruces and rugged
> outcrops of rock - I was sure I'd see a bear ! A quick lunch at Kingston
then it was on to Orillia to visit Gord Souter , family & friends. Gord has
a wonderful country property with one of the best equipped workshops you'd
see - even an in-ground car hoist to elevate Amphi and allow you to wander
around and check out his underside ! I was lucky enough to get a lesson on
the finer points of Amphi front end assembly. I counted many Amphi's around
the property and there seemed to be more cars & parts in every shed I looked
in ! Alladins Cave of new old stock Amphi parts was underground , in the
cellar below the house - un-believable , you gotta see it!
> Variations in seasons in Australia are very mild , so I was quite
intrigued to see everyone battening down for a long cold frozen winter .
Gord had his winter projects all organised , the workshop is heated and he
was about to embark on a full amphi restoration , expecting it would be done
in about two months - If mine is on the road in 12 months I'll be happy !
> I did purchase quite a few goodies of Gord , but don't worry , he's still
got plenty!
> My route then took me south through Niagara , Buffalo then east to
Boston.
> Boston is Beautiful , I was lucky enough to catch the last of the Autumn
leaves. After a mandatory downtown Boston Duck Tour aboard a W.W.2 army
duck I arrived at the doorstep of Charles and Nancy Gould.
> The Gould's have a lovely home in Newton and treated me to some wonderful
Bostonian hospitality , the margaritas were continuous , the collection of
bubble cars spectacular , and to top it off I was able to choose a
Messerchmitt to use for our "steed " for the night ! We headed of to the
Naked Fish Restaurant for a superb amphibious meal I'll never forget !
Avenues of gold and crimson leaves , strings of Christmas lights and the
look of sheer amazement from the locals through the clear "fish bowl" bubble
dome was quite a sight !
> Then it was on to Philadelphia to stay with Pete and Emily Haslinger. Once
again I was greeted with wonderful hospitality. We went out and sampled the
local ribs , checked out KERMIT and the restoration photos. It's great to
see other Amphi's , diccuss the trials and tribulations of restoration and
maintenance, I've certainly learn't a lot! The following day Pete and myself
headed east to May's Landing in N.J. to visit Billy and Randy Syx. Following
a grand tour of the workshop , Billy didn't disappoint us and we went for a
big splash entry into the cold waters of May's Landing. Billy resisted
temptation and limited the bow wave to only half way up the windscreen - we
were thankful for that ! The sunset cruise down the Mulica R. was
spectacular - thanks Billy and Pete !
> I was able to see the Amphi rotating frame in Billy's workshop , one of
these will be a must for the underside repairs I need to do to my car .
> After a few days back in Norfolk V.A. and an initiation into what a real
Thanksgiving Dinner is all about , full of turkey ,I headed back to L.A. via
Florida.
> And yes , I also had a wonderful time at Gordon Imports . Gina & Hugh
Gordon , Shellee and Hugh's brother Bob are great people , nothing was too
much trouble. We all sat around in Amphi / pussy cat heaven talking about
all sorts of subjects (but mostly Amphi's) I was able to move around freely
throughout the wonderful storehouse looking at all the "Treasure"- It was
such an education - do yourself a favor and make the pilgrimage if you get
the opportunity ! I've collected a wealth of information on the
idiosyncrasy's of amphi restoration + maintenance & hopefully I'll be able
to attack my restoration intelligently !
> I'm looking foward to getting the car mobile again so the original owner ,
Rod Radford can enjoy the car again too !
>
> What parts did I purchase ? Well - doorskins , lower rear guard panels ,
engine compartment floor sections , front & rear hoods , horn , king pins ,
bushes , steering linkages , propellers , chrome strips , pole light , tons
of small original fasteners , rubber strips etc. etc. - but don't worry ,
there are plenty of parts left , and just think , you can come and ride in
my Amphi Downunder - just give me a year ! Thanks a million
everyone for your hospitality.! - even to those people I wasn't able to
catch up with.
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> (Does anyone know if there is a town called Amphiville ? I found almost
every other town ! )
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> Rowan Hatfield Red '64 Brisbane Australia.
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 20:52:49 -0500
> From: "Bill Connelly" <billiam@erols.com>
> Subject: Re: A true Amphibious adventure!
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> (Does anyone know if there is a town called Amphiville ? I found almost
> every other town ! )
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> Well, there IS an Amphi, Arizona...It's a part of Greater Tucson.
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> ~Bilgemaster~
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 21:58:16 +0800
> From: "Randy Bograd" <rdboggie@juno.com>
> Subject: Amphicar Antennas
>
> My '67 came with an antenna mounted on the right fender, a few inches from
the windshield. Is this legit or a rogue modification? Do I fill the hole or
keep the antenna?
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> Randy
> Gaithersburg, MD
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 15:15:59 -0000
> From: martyandcaryl@charter.net
> Subject: Re: Clutch Question
>
> I replaced my clutch and pressure plate that were locally
> prefabricated and did it very carefully so that it all went together
> equally. I had to keep adjusting it until we had about a hundred
> miles on.
> I would recommend a matched pair like Gordon's offer to avoid any
> problems.
> Marty
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> --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Mike Echemann" <echemike@e...> wrote:
> > Randy:
> proper relining...bad clutch problem stories...who have tried to get
> their disc relined locally...
> > Mike
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Randy Bograd" <rdboggie@j...>
> > To: <amphicar-lovers@y...>
> > Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 8:29 PM
> > Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Clutch Question
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> > > I just yanked the engine out of my '67> >
> > > Randy
> > > Gaithersburg, MD
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 10:42:15 EST
> From: sullnbob@aol.com
> Subject: Re: A true Amphibious adventure!
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> Im In Tucson
> And The name Is not Pronounced like the cars
> It is like the theaters AMP_I
> Whis it was
> 64 red
> Sully
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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 11:08:49 EST
> From: sullnbob@aol.com
> Subject: Re: A true Amphibious adventure!
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> Great Letter and sounds like you enjoyed your stay here
> Hope you come back soon
> I have been working on my car for about 3 years now.
> Mostly its been in a body shop. waiting for this jerk to work on it
> He is very slow But he is a real good welder
> Hope to have it painted by xmas
> Tucson red 64
> Sully
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> Message: 7
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 12:23:20 EST
> From: biggbirdi1@aol.com
> Subject: MEMBERS NEAR KNOXVILLE
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> HI I'M NEW TO YOUR GROUP DON'T OWN AN AMPHICAR BUT INTERESTED IN THEM
> DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THEM EITHER, JUST FROM READING YOUR LETTERS THE
LAST
> FEW WEEKS, IS THERE ANY MEMBERS NEAR KNOXVILLE, TN? I LIVE ABOUT AN
HOUR
> NORTH. THANKS MIKE READING PS I ENJOY EDSELS
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> Message: 8
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 12:29:15 EST
> From: posis123@aol.com
> Subject: Re: MEMBERS NEAR KNOXVILLE
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> there are several in nashville earl
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> Message: 9
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 11:02:51 -0800 (PST)
> From: Mike Israel <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Amphicar Antennas
>
> --- Randy Bograd <rdboggie@juno.com> wrote:
> > My '67 came with an antenna mounted on the right
> > fender, a few inches from the windshield. Is this
> > legit or a rogue modification? Do I fill the hole or
> > keep the antenna?
>
>
> My understanding, perhaps incorrect, is that the
> radios were a dealer fitted option as were side
> mirrors. Thus, mounting positions for the antenna may
> vary. I do not think there is a right or wrong
> location. My antenna is located in about the same
> spot as your own. Unless you plan to eliminate the
> radio I would leave it as is.
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> MAI
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> Message: 10
> Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 20:48:33 -0000
> From: "Eric Mattlin" <eric.m@ameritech.net>
> Subject: Re: MEMBERS NEAR KNOXVILLE
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> Mark Richarson is near Knoxville. As I recall he's east if the city
> heading towards Charlotte. I'll let him introduce himself. I get
> down that way a few times a year to visit my best friend who teaches
> at U of T Knoxville. I don't take the car though. Only the
> bilgemaster seems to have the kidneys for that long a trip in the
> Amphi.
>
> Eric (in Chicago)
> White '62
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> PS - Drop the CAPS ... it's considered shouting.
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> Message: 11
> Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2001 02:07:22 -0000
> From: bayman@ctcn.net
> Subject: Re: Amphicar Antennas
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> --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Randy Bograd" <rdboggie@j...> wrote:
> > My '67 came with an antenna mounted on the right fender, a few
> inches from the windshield. Is this legit or a rogue modification? Do
> I fill the hole or keep the antenna?
> >
> > Randy
> > Gaithersburg, MD
>
> Randy,
> I also have an antenna on the right side real close to windshield
> although I don't have a script AMPHICAR radio, mine is a RCA I
> believe that this was at least put in by the dealer that sold the car.
>
> Mike Bayman
> Urbana, Oh
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