1947 custom super clipper

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mauel 1957
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1947 custom super clipper

Post by mauel 1957 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:24 pm

A farmer friend of mine ,whose little boy my daughter teaches horse riding lessons to, asked if I would be interested in this car. She said it was her dad's and has been in the barn for 24 years. She said I could have the car for nothing if I would just come get it. I was there the next weekend. This old baby is a total origional car, 83000 miles, no dents or rust, missing a radio knob and front door pull straps. well, after a new battery, a lot of wire repair, and a lot of cleanup, we started her up yesterday, after a few timing and carb adjustments, runs clean and very smooth. I rebuilt the master cylinder, and then I'll beeld the brakes, and take it for a cruise. and that is'nt even the best part. She wants me to come and get grandpas 1930's Packard that is on blocks, all she knows it is in very nice shape and it is a V-12. I will be happy to help continue to clean out these cars that no one in her family wants. I have been blessed. I'll send photos next time
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Re: 1947 custom super clipper

Post by Ozstatman » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:41 pm

mauel 1957 wrote:A farmer friend of mine......asked if I would be interested in this car. She said it was her dad's and has been in the barn for 24 years. She said I could have the car for nothing if I would just come get it.......... and that is'nt even the best part. She wants me to come and get grandpas 1930's Packard that is on blocks, all she knows it is in very nice shape and it is a V-12. I will be happy to help continue to clean out these cars that no one in her family wants. I have been blessed. I'll send photos next time
You certainly have been blessed, I'm envious! What next, A long lost Packard prototype? Seriously though, looking forward to seeing pic's of both Packards.
Mal
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mauel 1957
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Re: 1947 custom super clipper

Post by mauel 1957 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:55 am

The 47 is in my mom's garage, and I'll take some pics today and post them. Funny how my buddy and I could not figure out how to start it, so to do so me used a screwdriver to zap the starter. Then I came to the site and downloaded an owners book and found out that u have to depress the accelerator pedal to engage the starter.

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Re: 1947 custom super clipper

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:20 am

Mauel, Packard and Buick long-favored the starter under the accelerator. Others had similar tricks, Nash for some years was in the (column) gear shift handle, moving it towards you in neutral to engage. Chevrolet for some time had it under the clutch pedal.

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Re: 1947 custom super clipper

Post by Adam » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:18 am

A fascinating story. Please do share photos.

I am eager to hear about the 30s car too.

Adam..
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Re: 1947 custom super clipper

Post by DrMorbius » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:33 am

Mauel, whatever happened to your Packards?

Steve

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Re: 1947 custom super clipper

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:29 am

Steve, Mauel last visited this site on 2010, safe to say he's inactive

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Re: 1947 custom super clipper

Post by quiettones55 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:10 am

Dave Czirr wrote:Steve, Mauel last visited this site on 2010, safe to say he's inactive
Too bad.

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