tires and judging standards

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Michael Echemann, Aug 14, 2000.

  1. Michael Echemann
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    Marty and Caryl:
    Sounds like you had a nice swim in your car. At least you were able to give
    it a good test which seemed to go very well.

    The original tires were either Ceat, made in Italy or Vredestein which were
    made in Holland. Most seem to have the Vredestein tires and all sizes were
    6.40-13. I much prefer the Ceat as the white wall is wider and it continues
    to clean up with bleach white nicely year after year. A lot of owners use
    radials today or get a set of reproduction tires from Coker Tire. These
    will be Coker specials or U.S. Royal etc. and not an original brand. There
    are plenty of original tire out there if you want to seach for a set however
    the condition would be questionable.

    Mike

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: <Marty_Peters@gillette.com>
    To: <amphicar-lovers@egroups.com>
    Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 12:25 PM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] tires and judging standards


    > Our Amphi arrived Saturday night, it had just begun to rain, could we
    > have expected anything less...After we looked it over, we knew we had
    > to swim in the morning.
    >
    > We did swim and it was good, no wet feet, no unwanted water rushing
    > in.real good.
    >
    > We couldn't get back out the ramp we dove in from and had to swim
    > over
    > 5 miles to the nearest ramp...we did make it, and that was also good.
    >
    > Question:
    > Is there such a book or literature that goes into depth with judging
    > standards or original equipment/appearance that will help us keep
    > original such as we have with another type of car we have.
    >
    > What kind or brand of tires came as original equipment in '64 and can
    > we still get them. If not, what brand is recommended.
    >
    > Best Regards,
    >
    > Marty & Caryl
    > '64 Fjord Green
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  2. Michael Echemann
    Online

    There is no actual book/guide printed which gives detailed specifics
    concerning proper factory compliance with originality. With the success of
    Celina many new ideas have come to light and this has been one which has
    been gently discussed. There is alot of Amphicar information and putting
    such a manual or set of guidlines together would be possible. We don't have
    any national judging where points are awarded. There are pro's and cons to
    this especially where Amphi Fun is the theme.

    Mike
    >
    > Question:
    > Is there such a book or literature that goes into depth with judging
    > standards or original equipment/appearance that will help us keep
    > original such as we have with another type of car we have.
    >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@egroups.com
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  3. Our Amphi arrived Saturday night, it had just begun to rain, could we
    have expected anything less...After we looked it over, we knew we had
    to swim in the morning.

    We did swim and it was good, no wet feet, no unwanted water rushing
    in?real good.

    We couldn't get back out the ramp we dove in from and had to swim
    over
    5 miles to the nearest ramp...we did make it, and that was also good.

    Question:
    Is there such a book or literature that goes into depth with judging
    standards or original equipment/appearance that will help us keep
    original such as we have with another type of car we have.

    What kind or brand of tires came as original equipment in '64 and can
    we still get them. If not, what brand is recommended.

    Best Regards,

    Marty & Caryl
    '64 Fjord Green
     
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