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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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Received two front floor panels from C/C and they appear to be what we need. Not a lot of pressed or stamped detail, but it's under the carpet anyway. A long ways from pulling body and cutting and welding, but wanted to get them in case prices go up or companies go out.
Trying to get a set of points so we can get this thing started. No spark at points, but coil checks out OK replaced condenser already.
Found some NAPA number sna dwill try tomorrow.

Posted on: 12/7 20:18:32
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Re: 47 Clipper Deluxe 8 Touring Sedan 6v coil autolite ignition switch question
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Great information. We have tested the coil after removing the shielded cable and, fortunately, it tests out OK. We will take the ignition switch and cable attached to a local locksmith to get a key made and/or the cylinder replaced. We will test the switch for resistance through the coil wire and, if everything checks out ok, keep the original set up, with new keys. Not worried about door locks or truck at this time.

Thanks for the information.

Posted on: 12/2 17:38:02
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Re: 47 Clipper Deluxe 8 Touring Sedan 6v coil autolite ignition switch question
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Fantastic! It looked to be a one piece unit, which made no sense to me, so now I am comfortable trying to pry it apart. It was attached with a triangular bracket and I have many 6v coils and brackets in stock from my military vehicles of WWII restorations, most, if not al, are 6v, but negative ground, which should not affect the coil.
We'll try to get it started with new points and condenser and then decide which way to go long term.

Thank you so much for this.

Posted on: 2019/11/29 17:44
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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Had some military radio guys look at the photo and seems it is some sort of civilian ham radio taxi cab or police car type radio, not a military radio. But I like the look, so am on the look out for one.

Placed with the interior waiting for the turkey to be served. Looks like I need some floor pans. Any leads on 47 Clipper front and rear floor pans? If not, I'll break out the metal brake and welder and get 'er done.

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Posted on: 2019/11/29 16:43
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47 Clipper Deluxe 8 Touring Sedan 6v coil autolite ignition switch question
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Need to replace my coil. The one we took out is a one piece unit attached to the ignition switch. As we don't have a key with this acquisition, it is no issue. But, I can't find reference to a Autolite 6v coil and hardwired ignition switch unit.
The manual does not show an image of the OE 6v coil or describe it's removal or installation. Is this unit still available? Or do I install a separate 6v coil and aftermarket ignition switch?

Here is an image of what I removed. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Posted on: 2019/11/29 16:14
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For Sale Trailer Hitch Packard Clipper Came off 47
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Came off my 47 Clipper Deluxe 8 Touring Sedan, but looks like it will adjust to fit many others. Top bracket clips over bumper lip, bottom bracket is flat and attaches to L shaped bracket that was bolted to a rear crossmember that the fuel tank straps were attached to. Plenty of adjustment room due to slots in brackets.
Don't know if this will chrome plate up well, but should accept powder coating or paint gloss black or car exterior color for a nice touch.
Perfect for that tear drop camper or vintage trailer.

Should fit in medium flat rate box, so $65 shipped priority mail in the

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Posted on: 2019/11/25 15:57
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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Yes, we recently visited the America's Packard Museum in downtown Dayton, OH to see this car. A real PackardSalad. Someone's version of a staff car, which is fine with us, but just cautioned us that because something is in a "useum" does not make it real or historically accurate. Just donated.

But, some interesting bits. Thompson machine gun holder on the dash with a Midland CB radio mic clipped on the dash. Hood ornament from a 47, so probably a 47 Clipper, which ours is.

Posted on: 2019/11/22 14:45
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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Wow....fender skirts and all.

Posted on: 2019/11/22 8:24
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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Maybe yes, maybe no. Probably more so in MacArthurs case with his ego, than Ike, but Ike was a Packard guy. In either case, I got them and I like the look.

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Posted on: 2019/11/21 6:35
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Re: Ike's Staff Car
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We'll save our trunk space for spare tire and jack, not AC. Worked on fender skirts today and cleaned up one of the hubcaps to see how it looks. Pretty plain Jane, but that is how the military would have done it.

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Posted on: 2019/11/20 13:17
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