Hour Meter Available by J.C. Whitney

(as originally posted to the Amphicar-Lovers List on July 1, 2001)

This is just a follow-up on the recent postings to this List concerning the proper interval for oil changes for Amphis that see more use in the drink than on the land (in light of the fact that the odometer does not record such water use) and the subsequent excellent suggestion of rigging up an "hour meter", such as available through J.C. Whitney, through the already-existing water drive indicator light circuit. For those interested in ordering such an hour meter, below is a scan of the two models they offer from page 141 of the most recent J.C. Whitney catalog (No. 649J-04, valid through July 31, 2001). Folks on this List who cannot view the image automatically, such as those subscribed to this List's plain text "Digest" version will find this text and image under the Club's Restoration Site at http://www.amphicar.com/hourmeters.htm (You are now here).

To order, one can call J.C. Whitney toll free 24 hours a day at 1-800-JCWHITNEY (1-800-529-4486). Shipping cost varies as to location. To get your own free J.C. Whitney catalogs you can visit their website at http://www.jcwhitney.com/.

As for my own oil change intervals, I change all my fluids at the end of every "boating season" as part of my standing Winterization Procedure as described at http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/8389/winterization.html. And you know what? I also do the car!


The Legal Fine Print: The International Amphicar Owners Club (hereinafter known as "The Club") accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the descriptions, representations, prices or technical information offered in this website and accepts no responsibility for any losses, damages, hair loss or kickings of beloved household pets that may result from any party or parties that may ensue as a result.  This is done at your own risk...I mean, just because the Bilgemeister enjoys sailing up the Potomac River playing Highland bagpipe medlies in his armpit with the bilge pump intake hose doesn't mean it's for you, right?

Last updated May 07, 2013