New shocks

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Mike Echemann, Jul 15, 2001.

  1. Mike Echemann
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    <font face="Arial" size="2">Thanks Mark:</font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2">I have a set of his new front ones but not the rear. My shocks actually do a pretty good job but I was frustrated to</font>day with the tire hitting the shock and arm below on a hard left turn of the steering wheel. I put one of my old Ceat tires back on and it had plenty of clearance.I think I'll try the new shocks once Ican get a setof rears fromGordons. I really loved those Koni's he had once upon a time. The problem is with the 640-13 BF Goodrich tires being too wide. I guess I'll have to find a set of spacers or make those left turns wider. Thanks for the information.

    Has anyone put the same tire on there car? There from Coker.

    Your new addition must have set a record for the youngest Amphi rider in History!!!

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    <div style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black">From: Mark Richardson
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    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 1:15 AM
    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial">Subject: [amphicar-lovers] New shocks


    <font face="Arial" size="2">Mike, I have a set of 4 of the new shocks. They are very nice compared to what I had, full of rusty water. They are quite stiff (amphi suspension is stiff anyway). The fit was good with one exception. I had to reduce the width of the nylon bushings to get them to slide into the "U" shaped cradle they fit into. I have a late model thru hull in front and used my original springs. They do good in the water as I have never seen water in the tranny as a result of the axle shaft pulling out. I installed them for 3 reasons. One was the old ones were shot, bushings gone too. Two was the wandering. Three was the first gear shudder. They only solved problem one. Still working on two and three. Also replacedall tie rod ends to try to stop wandering. Helped with looseness in steering, and were easy to install, and have a theory about the wander in general that has to do with the weight in the car. (Hint: look at the t-shirt Hugh sells with the 10 answers onthe back to the questions that all people ask, in flyer this month). Still planning to put on steering box bracket also. They (shocks) do cost a bit, but the car is worth more, and they can be rebuilt later if something fails. They are truely top of the line shocks made by people who do race set-ups. Maybe you could wait for a special to get the price down. Good luck. Mark </font>
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  2. Mark Richardson
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    <font face="Arial" size="2">Mike, I have a set of 4 of the new shocks. They are very nice compared to what I had, full of rusty water. They are quite stiff (amphi suspension is stiff anyway). The fit was good with one exception. I had to reduce the width of the nylon bushings to get them to slide into the "U" shaped cradle they fit into. I have a late model thru hull in front and used my original springs. They do good in the water as I have never seen water in the tranny as a result of the axle shaft pulling out. I installed them for 3 reasons. One was the old ones were shot, bushings gone too. Two was the wandering. Three was the first gear shudder. They only solved problem one. Still working on two and three. Also replacedall tie rod ends to try to stop wandering. Helped with looseness in steering, and were easy to install, and have a theory about the wander in general that has to do with the weight in the car. (Hint: look at the t-shirt Hugh sells with the 10 answers onthe back to the questions that all people ask, in flyer this month). Still planning to put on steering box bracket also. They (shocks) do cost a bit, but the car is worth more, and they can be rebuilt later if something fails. They are truely top of the line shocks made by people who do race set-ups. Maybe you could wait for a special to get the price down. Good luck. Mark </font>
     
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