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Re: Spark Plug
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The OEM was Champion C4.

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Re: Chassis color
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Yes. Chassis could be painted something other than black for extra cost.

Posted on: 12/5 19:01:42
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Re: Back up light
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It's the same across the board, 180-110 are mounted all the same. Clipper excluded.

Posted on: 12/4 7:00:59
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Re: Clipper AC (Split Topic)
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Fantastic find on that historical photo, Howard. It is interesting to note, however, that it contains a completely different bracket than the one I have, PLUS, the compressor itself is different, as the bolts to mount it go into the side, rather than the bottom.

Posted on: 2019/11/24 12:02
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Re: Clipper AC (Split Topic)
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This is a 1942 Clipper 120. The compressor bracket I posted earlier is from this exact car. It is a legitimate factory-ordered air-conditioned Clipper, possibly the only one left known to exist that was originally fitted. We sold the car in the mid-1980s to a fellow in Ohio. The car had about 40,000 miles on it at the time. Apparently, it sat outdoors for the next 30 years. A true shame.

After seeing this engine compartment shot again, I'm going to take a WAG and say that the illustration posted further back is not correct in the way the 1942 compressor was attached. I'm guessing that the compressor may have been mounted to the side of the engine (sideways), or possibly to the chassis.

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Posted on: 2019/11/22 13:18
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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HH56 wrote:
If you ever have a camera along when you run across the Clipper bracket would sure like to see a photo.


Here you go. Don't ask me how it's supposed to mount, but based on what I have, it doesn't appear to mount to the side of the engine. I believe the green side is the bottom side.

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Posted on: 2019/11/21 9:23
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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Wesley Boyer wrote:
Don't know where I got these pictures but I think it's of a 41.
Wes


That's my car. 1940.

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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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I have an original A/C bracket for the Clipper, and it is definitely different than the Senior series car's bracket. However, based on the illustration above, the compressor itself doesn't sit quite as low as I originally thought (or remembered, as we had a 1942 Clipper with factory a/c). The Cadillac compressor sat more to the side of the engine, where as the illustration above shows it to be sitting much higher. Still... not quite as high as the Senior cars.

Posted on: 2019/11/21 6:49
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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I wouldn't be so sure about the AC. I don't think it was typical even for a general, and the European theater even less so.

Prewar AC parts, i can tell you, are extremely hard to find, and a more modern compressor is very obvious as it sits up high on the engine.

There was a service bulletin about switching the AC system from Freon to methylene chloride!


Mcarthur's car had A/C, but I'm unaware of any other staff cars that had A/C.

On the Clippers, the compressor DID NOT sit up high on the engine. Like the Cadillac V-8, it was mounted lower and to the side. There would be NO WAY the compressor they used could possibly fit under the hood of a Clipper.

Posted on: 2019/11/20 7:03
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Re: 1929-32 Steering box and column
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I just talked with Gary Marchetti, and he says it's not nearly as imposing as I thought. Pretty easy, as long as you don't have to remove the steering wheel itself, and I don't.

Posted on: 2019/11/5 10:08
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