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Old 06-30-2008, 07:03 AM
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Thumbs up The AMPhibian is running.

Got the Attex 6x6 conversion finished yesterday and it's running perfectly. Still have some work to do on it but I already love this thing
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http://www.evalbum.com/1609
http://amp-phibian.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMxv4KZjcE4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJywMFHpKYo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va4nE8ENbqk
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:12 AM
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Got the Attex 6x6 conversion finished yesterday and it's running perfectly. Still have some work to do on it but I already love this thing
Links:

http://www.evalbum.com/1609
http://amp-phibian.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMxv4KZjcE4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJywMFHpKYo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va4nE8ENbqk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va4nE8ENbqk

Looks great, Congrats!
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: The AMPhibian is running.

Sweet, do you plan on taking it in the water? Theres just something about an electric vehicle in the water that sounds like trouble to me lol.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:04 PM
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That thing's awesome!!

However...... Does the thought of high voltage power in water ever freak you out?
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:05 PM
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Yeah, I still need to do some waterproofing but I do plan to take it swimming soon
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:48 PM
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Way cool! congrats on getting done. Makes me wish I would have saved my max atv with the blown engine..
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Cool. Holy flashback, batman.

My grandfather had one of these, or something similar (we called it the "amphi-cat") in the early 70's. We drove it around his farm, and then he trailered it up to Lake Erie and we took it in the lake. My primary memories of him are up to his elbows in grease working on the engine.

Fun, fun, fun. I remember my uncle lying down and my grandfather driving over him to demonstrate the cushioning in the tires.

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Old 11-08-2008, 05:28 PM
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Glad you're ok after that rollover! Looks like that mighta hurt just a little. I think a roll bar or cage would make a nice safety addition...well worth the added weight.

Seems like you've got power to spare!
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:58 PM
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Cool. Holy flashback, batman.

My grandfather had one of these, or something similar (we called it the "amphi-cat" in the early 70's.
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Yup, Amphicat was another brand of 6x6, seems like everyone made them back then. Check out the "Other" forum at 6x6 world if you want more flashbacks http://www.6x6world.com/forums/
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Seems like you've got power to spare!
Yes, the only time I could use a little more is with an overloaded trailer going up a steep hill if the battery pack is down a bit. It makes it but sometimes the motor is maxed out and lugging a bit, and probably drawing many amps. The motor is advanced for higher voltage and speed so I might need to retard it a bit for more torque.
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