WE HAVE LIFT OFF

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antique459@aol.com

Guest
Congratulations to you!!! There is nothing like ones first swim! I had my
first swim in August of last year (see the back page of the last newsletter)
and it was well worth the wait.

I too had a tremendous amount of help from a great group of people without
whom I never would have gotten "off the ground." In addition to those you
have mentioned, Charles Gould traded me a looksie at his firing order which
fixed my last problem for a mere changing of his engine and transmission
mounts, his land transmission oil and removal and replacement of his muffler.
HEY I think the Canadian exchange rate is a better deal!!! (Just kidding
Charles!)
 
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Allan Woodcock

Guest
Yesterday we had our first launching under power. I must say it went
quite well. We spent the day at Lake Casitas near Ojai ( CA) . The
grandchildren really enjoyed the idea of driving into a lake. For me it
was a terrific way to end 15 months of restoration work. However, I am
trying to find the section in the owners manual telling one what to do
when presented with a 2 foot bow wake. I did find out that it is
better to be in the back seat than in the front. I want to ramble a bit
here and thank a few of you who have helped bring me from kindergarten
to graduation. Mark Richardson took the time to tell me about the
Amphicar before I ever owned one. ( he forgot to tell me that these
cars are addictive) Amphipoda gave us our first ride. Hugh, Jeani,
Shellee, Bob and Scott at Gordon Imports have been most helpful. Ken
Roy sold me quite a few parts. Dave the Wave has given much practical
advice. Marc Schlemmer and Bill Connally have been great with my adds.
Oh yes ? Gord Souter repaired my transmission in exchange for a Big Mac
and a coke (exchange rate?). Our license plate reads WTR CAR and a
picture of the car is posted on the Club site. As soon as I sort out
the rest of my photo?s I will post them. We look forward to the two
California Swim In?s coming soon and to meeting more of you face to
face.
Allan and Pam
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
Allan & Pam:
Your car looks great. We've got some good weather coming here for a change
so maybe some of us midwesterers can get out too.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan Woodcock" <awoodc@earthlink.net>
To: "Amphicar Lovers" <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2002 10:27 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] WE HAVE LIFT OFF


> Yesterday we had our first launching under power. I must say it went
> quite well. We spent the day at Lake Casitas near Ojai ( CA) . The
> grandchildren really enjoyed the idea of driving into a lake. For me it
> was a terrific way to end 15 months of restoration work. However, I am
> trying to find the section in the owners manual telling one what to do
> when presented with a 2 foot bow wake. I did find out that it is
> better to be in the back seat than in the front. I want to ramble a bit
> here and thank a few of you who have helped bring me from kindergarten
> to graduation. Mark Richardson took the time to tell me about the
> Amphicar before I ever owned one. ( he forgot to tell me that these
> cars are addictive) Amphipoda gave us our first ride. Hugh, Jeani,
> Shellee, Bob and Scott at Gordon Imports have been most helpful. Ken
> Roy sold me quite a few parts. Dave the Wave has given much practical
> advice. Marc Schlemmer and Bill Connally have been great with my adds.
> Oh yes - Gord Souter repaired my transmission in exchange for a Big Mac
> and a coke (exchange rate?). Our license plate reads WTR CAR and a
> picture of the car is posted on the Club site. As soon as I sort out
> the rest of my photo's I will post them. We look forward to the two
> California Swim In's coming soon and to meeting more of you face to
> face.
> Allan and Pam
>
>
>
>
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Bill Connelly

Guest
[...snip!] I am trying to find the section in the owners manual telling one
what to do when presented with a 2 foot bow wake.

=========

The trick for keeping dry in heavier waters is to motor through the troughs
and back off just before the swells. One then bobs over these like a cork
instead of plowing straight into them, with a resultant rush of the wave
over the hood, up the windshield and over the top, whereupon a wall of water
stops and hangs over you Wile E. Coyote style before dropping suddenly on
your head, shoulders and legs.

If you have time to manuever, taking a wave obliquely, at a slight angle,
can also help. In really nasty waters, such as with a sudden squall,
putting up the top and windows is a good idea. So is having a backup bilge
pump, fair weather or no. For more details on how to do this, please see:
http://www.geocities.com/soho/8389/autosploodge.html

~Bilgemeister~
 
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Mark_Richardson@Mahleinc.com

Guest
Allan,

Congrats, and you are a welcome addition to the club. In a very short time
you have
found and restored a car, and tooled and manufactured new parts. No worries
though,
your car will allow you to fix things now and again just to keep your
interest and relationship
going with the folks at GI.

And now get ready for the questions everywhere you go.

Best Regards,
Mark Richardson
Mahle Aftermarket
Senior Marketing / Catalog Analyst
P.O. Box 748
5575 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN 37815-0748
Phone (423) 317-3089
Fax (423) 318-3190
Mark_Richardson@mahleinc.com



Allan Woodcock
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Yesterday we had our first launching under power. I must say it went
quite well. We spent the day at Lake Casitas near Ojai ( CA) . The
grandchildren really enjoyed the idea of driving into a lake. For me it
was a terrific way to end 15 months of restoration work. However, I am
trying to find the section in the owners manual telling one what to do
when presented with a 2 foot bow wake. I did find out that it is
better to be in the back seat than in the front. I want to ramble a bit
here and thank a few of you who have helped bring me from kindergarten
to graduation. Mark Richardson took the time to tell me about the
Amphicar before I ever owned one. ( he forgot to tell me that these
cars are addictive) Amphipoda gave us our first ride. Hugh, Jeani,
Shellee, Bob and Scott at Gordon Imports have been most helpful. Ken
Roy sold me quite a few parts. Dave the Wave has given much practical
advice. Marc Schlemmer and Bill Connally have been great with my adds.
Oh yes ? Gord Souter repaired my transmission in exchange for a Big Mac
and a coke (exchange rate?). Our license plate reads WTR CAR and a
picture of the car is posted on the Club site. As soon as I sort out
the rest of my photo's I will post them. We look forward to the two
California Swim In's coming soon and to meeting more of you face to
face.
Allan and Pam




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