Wander no more

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Mark_Richardson@Mahleinc.com, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. I have solved the 3 year old problem of my car wanting to wander all
    over the road at 40 plus MPH! It is always the last thing you do that
    solves
    the problem. After replacing shocks, tie rod ends, king bolts & bushings,
    tires, and wheel bearings the problem goes away by letting some air out of
    the
    tires. (thanks Eric M.) Also adding a little weight to the front end. Yes,
    15lbs is what the front
    tires want for you to be able to go 70mph down the road (down hill) and
    take your
    hands off the wheel, which is what I did yesterday. What a great feeling I
    had
    for about 10 minutes until the car got very hot and stalled in the center
    of a divided
    highway. Vapor lock and a broken generator mounting flange left me hot &
    stranded
    for a couple hours to bypass the fuel magneto valve and let it cool off
    till I could
    drive it the rest of the way home - like Dave - with the blue light on all
    the way.
    Now it is broken down in the garage, sure to need more repairs to get
    another few
    minutes of pleasure before another impromptu parking lot car show. What did
    you do
    yesterday?



    Mark Richardson
     
  2. Eric Mattlin
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    Eric Mattlin Guest

    Hey.....

    I may not know much but I have driven my Amphi at 70MPH on the
    Illinois tollway<G>. Not like the bilgemaster on the PA turnpike but
    close.

    Eric

    --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Mark_Richardson@M... wrote:
    > I have solved the 3 year old problem of my car wanting to wander all
    > over the road at 40 plus MPH! It is always the last thing you do
    that
    > solves
    > the problem. After replacing shocks, tie rod ends, king bolts &
    bushings,
    > tires, and wheel bearings the problem goes away by letting some air
    out of
    > the
    > tires. (thanks Eric M.) Also adding a little weight to the front
    end. Yes,
    > 15lbs is what the front
    > tires want for you to be able to go 70mph down the road (down hill)
    and
    > take your
    > hands off the wheel, which is what I did yesterday. What a great
    feeling I
    >
     
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