Searching for parts

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Marty_Peters@gillette.com, Sep 18, 2000.

  1. Well here we are, in that mad dash to the end of Summer mode, trying
    to do all we can do before the nice weather ends. Living in Wisconsin
    means 9 months of winter and more than likely or definitely maybe 3
    months of fair to warm weather, all three days of summer were great
    this year, we may have to get an air conditioner next year, these high
    70's are too much.

    And now for the big question, where can I get an intake/exhaust
    manifold before this weekends swim in at beautiful Lake Geneva?

    It never fails, I mean the domino effect, when you start work on one
    thing, it always leads to more work on other things, this does not
    only apply to Amphicars, any car will do this to the best of us, I
    always plan ahead when starting projects for that extra unforeseen
    stuff.

    Needless to say, Amphi did not swim this weekend and at the end of the
    season this can only mean...

    Marty & Caryl
    BUOYANT 64 Turq, WI
     
  2. Bill Connelly
    Online

    > And now for the big question, where can I get an intake/exhaust
    > manifold before this weekends swim in at beautiful Lake Geneva?

    Have you tried Hugh Gordon at:

    GORDON IMPORTS, 14330 ISELI RD.
    SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670
    PHONE 562-802-1608 FAX 562-404-1904

    My guess is he could easily UPS you a manifold by Next Day or 2nd Day Air.
    I've got a spare one, but it's pretty well knackered and would need some
    engineering about the header studs to fit to spec (though I used it
    "temporarily" for years with a couple of thinnish through-bolts instead).
    If Hugh can't hook you up, drop me a line.

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
  3. echemike@earthlink.net
    Online

    Marty,
    I'm in Downers Grove, Illinois and although I'm at work now I'm sure
    I have one for you. You are welcome to come pick it up if that
    helps. Did you have an exhaust problem and broke off a stud? If
    need be call me at 630-493-3124.

    Mike





    In amphicar-lovers@egroups.com, Marty_Peters@g... wrote:
    >
    > Bill
    >
    > Thanks for the update on the manifold, I just came back in and
    my
    > toolmaker has helped me out with the broken studs. I think we
    will be
    > in business after work. I will however check with Shelly on a
    spare.
    >
    > Marty
    >
    >
    > ______________________________ Reply Separator
    _________________________________
    > Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Searching for parts
    > Author: amphicar-lovers@egroups.com ("Bill Connelly"
    <billiam@e...>) at
    > GILLETTE
    > Date: 9/18/00 9:29 AM
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > And now for the big question, where can I get an
    intake/exhaust
    > > manifold before this weekends swim in at beautiful Lake
    Geneva?
    >
    > Have you tried Hugh Gordon at:
    >
    > GORDON IMPORTS, 14330 ISELI RD.
    > SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670
    > PHONE 562-802-1608 FAX 562-404-1904
    >
    > My guess is he could easily UPS you a manifold by Next Day or 2nd
    Day Air.
    > I've got a spare one, but it's pretty well knackered and would need
    some
    > engineering about the header studs to fit to spec (though I used it
    > "temporarily" for years with a couple of thinnish through-bolts
    instead).
    > If Hugh can't hook you up, drop me a line.
    >
    > ~Bilgemaster~
    >
    >
    > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@egroups.com
     
  4. Re: Re: Searching for parts

    Mike

    I needed to replace the muffler which had a few large holes in it, and
    in the process as it is prescribed, soak the stud nuts a few days,
    which I did, remove the manifold and split the nuts with a hack saw or
    dremel tool, which I did and the nuts still hung on and eventually
    broke two of the three studs off. What a chore. The manifold is back
    together now and when I get home, on it will go. The muffler needs a
    strap holding made to hold it, OK, I can do that but there is not
    anything to hold the rear of the muffler to the back bracket. I'm not
    sure what we will do, but it will be something. Have you ever looked
    for a 1 1/4" muffler clamp to use on the small diameter header? They
    don't make them.

    Our car will be ready for the Lake Geneva swim in, and it will be a
    little more quiet than it has been.

    Other than still needing a steel generator pulley with fan, we are
    ready to swim at a moments notice.

    Marty & Caryl
    BUOYANT 64 Turq, WI


    ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Searching for parts
    Author: amphicar-lovers@egroups.com (echemike@earthlink.net) at GILLETTE
    Date: 9/18/00 10:13 AM






    Marty,
    I'm in Downers Grove, Illinois and although I'm at work now I'm sure
    I have one for you. You are welcome to come pick it up if that
    helps. Did you have an exhaust problem and broke off a stud? If
    need be call me at 630-493-3124.

    Mike





    In amphicar-lovers@egroups.com, Marty_Peters@g... wrote:
    >
    > Bill
    >
    > Thanks for the update on the manifold, I just came back in and
    my
    > toolmaker has helped me out with the broken studs. I think we
    will be
    > in business after work. I will however check with Shelly on a
    spare.
    >
    > Marty
    >
    >
    > ______________________________ Reply Separator
    _________________________________
    > Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Searching for parts
    > Author: amphicar-lovers@egroups.com ("Bill Connelly"
    <billiam@e...>) at
    > GILLETTE
    > Date: 9/18/00 9:29 AM
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > And now for the big question, where can I get an
    intake/exhaust
    > > manifold before this weekends swim in at beautiful Lake
    Geneva?
    >
    > Have you tried Hugh Gordon at:
    >
    > GORDON IMPORTS, 14330 ISELI RD.
    > SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670
    > PHONE 562-802-1608 FAX 562-404-1904
    >
    > My guess is he could easily UPS you a manifold by Next Day or 2nd
    Day Air.
    > I've got a spare one, but it's pretty well knackered and would need
    some
    > engineering about the header studs to fit to spec (though I used it
    > "temporarily" for years with a couple of thinnish through-bolts
    instead).
    > If Hugh can't hook you up, drop me a line.
    >
    > ~Bilgemaster~
    >
    >
    > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@egroups.com


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