Trunk venting

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Marty_Peters@gillette.com, Oct 17, 2000.

  1. Many Amphicars we have seen are vented on the front side, and have a
    fan that blows gasoline/bilge vapors from the vehicle before starting.

    Our car is not equipped with this blower or vent. I would imagine it
    would be a good thing to have and would help avoid the potential of
    possible explosion.

    Is there any history of accidents from cars not equipped with this
    blower/vent.

    Has anybody installed this system and what is involved.

    Marty & Caryl
    BUOYANT 64 Turq, WI
     
  2. David Chapman
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    Hi Marty, we talked bilge blowers last year, only American spec Amphicars
    have them, it was a US Coastguard requirement, they were never fitted to
    European cars and as far as we know there have never been any explosions - I
    wouldn't worry about it !

    One of the biggest explosion/fire risks on an original Amphicar is the fuel
    pipe as it goes through the bilges, this should be changed at least once a
    decade !

    David Chapman in the UK

    > Is there any history of accidents from cars not equipped with this
    > blower/vent.
     
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