Nice Amphicar Article

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John Friese

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Hi Randy,

The unfortunate thing about the article is that the Amphicar he was
riding in wasn't in terriby good condtion. Even a stock Amphicar
should be able to maintain 70 MPH and it shouldn't wander on the road
if the tires are inflated correctly and the front end is aligned
properly. His noticing the bilge water spurting out also doesn't
represent an Amphicar that is in good shape. I've never run my bilge
pumps ever in three years of sailing (other than to test them) and
dry out the interiors with a few paper towels after hours of
sailing. Perhaps my cars are tighter than most but not all Amphicars
leak like that.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red





--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rdboggie@c... wrote:
> Check out the nicely written article in Canadian Driver Magazine.
>
> http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bv/amphicar.htm
>
> Randy
> Gaithersburg, MD
 
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rdboggie@comcast.net

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Re: Re: Nice Amphicar Article

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I've wondered about how best to do a front end alignment. Can an Amphi be put on an alignment machine? What numbers would the technician have to enter in order to do it? I'm pretty sure he/she wouldn't find the front end specs in the system. Is there anything more precise than the string or measuring stick method? I'm running Coker bias-ply tires, so I need all the precision I can get.

R.

<blockquote style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">-------------- Original message --------------

>
>
> Hi Randy,
>
> The unfortunate thing about the article is that the Amphicar he was
> riding in wasn't in terriby good condtion. Even a stock Amphicar
> should be able to maintain 70 MPH and it shouldn't wander on the road
> if the tires are inflated correctly and the front end is aligned
> properly. His noticing the bilge water spurting out also doesn't
> represent an Amphicar that is in good shape. I've never run my bilge
> pumps ever in three years of sailing (other than to test them) and
> dry out the interiors with a few paper towels after hours of
> sailing. Perhaps my cars are tighter than most but not all Amphicars
> leak like that.
>
> John Friese
>
> 67 White
> 67 Red
>
>
>
>
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rdboggie@c... wrote:
> > Check out the nicely written article in Canadian Driver Magazine.
> >
> > http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bv/amphicar.htm
> >
> > Randy
> > Gaithersburg, MD
>
>
>
>
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Bill Connelly

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Re: Re: Nice Amphicar Article

I guess it's a nice enough little article, with lots of the requisite errors
and omissions that one's come to expect.

~Bilgey~


----- Original Message -----
From: John Friese
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 2:36 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Nice Amphicar Article



Hi Randy,

The unfortunate thing about the article is that the Amphicar he was
riding in wasn't in terriby good condtion. Even a stock Amphicar
should be able to maintain 70 MPH and it shouldn't wander on the road
if the tires are inflated correctly and the front end is aligned
properly. His noticing the bilge water spurting out also doesn't
represent an Amphicar that is in good shape. I've never run my bilge
pumps ever in three years of sailing (other than to test them) and
dry out the interiors with a few paper towels after hours of
sailing. Perhaps my cars are tighter than most but not all Amphicars
leak like that.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rdboggie@c... wrote:
> Check out the nicely written article in Canadian Driver Magazine.
>
> http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bv/amphicar.htm
>
> Randy
> Gaithersburg, MD
 
J

John Friese

Guest
Hi Randy,

I just took the Amphicar service manual to an alignment shop that was
familiar with old German cars and they didn't seem to have any
problem with it. As for the Coker Classics, I run them on one of my
Amphicars and it behaves perfectly, even on the freeways up past 80
MPH. (Yes, it has a big engine - check the photo seciton) No pull
or wandering. Just be sure to use the inflation setting that
Amphicar specifies. If you get the pressure in the fronts too much
above the specified 14 lbs. the car will tend to wander a bit at
highway speeds. Keep it at 14 and it's rock stable.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red





--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rdboggie@c... wrote:
> I've wondered about how best to do a front end alignment. Can an
Amphi be put on an alignment machine? What numbers would the
technician have to enter in order to do it? I'm pretty sure he/she
wouldn't find the front end specs in the system. Is there anything
more precise than the string or measuring stick method? I'm running
Coker bias-ply tires, so I need all the precision I can get.
>
> R.
>
> -------------- Original message --------------
>
> >
> >
> > Hi Randy,
> >
> > The unfortunate thing about the article is that the Amphicar he
was
> > riding in wasn't in terriby good condtion. Even a stock Amphicar
> > should be able to maintain 70 MPH and it shouldn't wander on the
road
> > if the tires are inflated correctly and the front end is aligned
> > properly. His noticing the bilge water spurting out also doesn't
> > represent an Amphicar that is in good shape. I've never run my
bilge
> > pumps ever in three years of sailing (other than to test them)
and
> > dry out the interiors with a few paper towels after hours of
> > sailing. Perhaps my cars are tighter than most but not all
Amphicars
> > leak like that.
> >
> > John Friese
> >
> > 67 White
> > 67 Red
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rdboggie@c... wrote:
> > > Check out the nicely written article in Canadian Driver
Magazine.
> > >
> > > http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bv/amphicar.htm
> > >
> > > Randy
> > > Gaithersburg, MD
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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> >
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