weights & tranny

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Betty Anne and/or David Field, May 13, 2001.

  1. With all this talk about removing engines and transmissions and me having
    to remove my transmission soon, I am wondering what the engines and
    transmission each weigh.
    Also what is club concensus regarding removing the tranny? Take the tranny
    out by itself (Option 1)or remove engine and tranny together (Option
    2)? Send in your vote!
    My inner universal joint flew apart last year and in the process broke a
    piece of the flange off so I will have to get it built-up so I can reattach
    the boot. Any suggestions re welded build-up vs. epoxy?
    Cheers, Dave on Wolfe Island, Canada
     
  2. Chuck n Dot
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  3. Chuck n Dot
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    010513 Sun, Yes Dave, (Option 2) pull the drive shafts (wheels & props),
    remove rad, hoist engine & tranny, 426 lbs wet. <the engines and
    transmission each weigh.> engine 307 lbs., tranny 104 lbs. I know it
    doesn't add up! (Option 1) If you don't have a hoist, wedge the engine at
    the break in place, get those four bolts, you're stuck with a sling (Two
    straps/ropes, front and back) under the tanny and over both sides, two
    handlers two handed, puts it on the floor with the front seat removed.
    Carefull of your back, it's not a pretty lift. Chuck, Murtle '64 Ivory.
     
  4. kenneth3@concentric.net
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    > My inner universal joint flew apart last year and in the process
    broke a
    > piece of the flange off so I will have to get it built-up so I can
    reattach
    > the boot. Any suggestions re welded build-up vs. epoxy?

    I also have a transmission with a piece missing from the boot flange.

    Does anyone have any experience with welding or patching the
    transmission case? I always heard that old VW cases were a magnesium
    alloy - much trickier to weld. Does anyone know if the Amphicar
    transmissions are magnesium or aluminum?

    Ken Chambers, CA
    '64 Amphicar
     
  5. DLRENS@Aol.com
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    Re: Re: weights & tranny

    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="1">Ken,



    I just got my transmission back today from the machine shop. I had a 10 inch
    crack in the bell housing. The transmission out of my 1964 was Aluminum and
    came back from the welder looking good. I thought about the epoxy but I was
    afraid it might give a little under stress so I went with welding.



    Dave

    64 RED

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  6. Larry & Nancy Solheim
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    Re: Re: weights & tranny

    Ken, I have a complete, but disassembled Amphicar transmission in the
    garage, both water & land halves. It was disassembled by a previous owner,
    all parts should be there. I'm moving soon. If you're willing to ship it
    from Port Townsend,WA it's yours!

    --Larry Solheim ('66 Amphi & '64 MetalBeast)

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    From: <kenneth3@concentric.net>
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    Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2001 10:30 PM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: weights & tranny


    >
    > > My inner universal joint flew apart last year and in the process
    > broke a
    > > piece of the flange off so I will have to get it built-up so I can
    > reattach
    > > the boot. Any suggestions re welded build-up vs. epoxy?
    >
    > I also have a transmission with a piece missing from the boot flange.
    >
    > Does anyone have any experience with welding or patching the
    > transmission case? I always heard that old VW cases were a magnesium
    > alloy - much trickier to weld. Does anyone know if the Amphicar
    > transmissions are magnesium or aluminum?
    >
    > Ken Chambers, CA
    > '64 Amphicar
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