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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Yes Don, the work seems well though they do not offer a plating service for the non alum bits. If this Tuna boat were headed for Pebble, only then might that be an issue. Given the choice of spending money in NY or OR...well OR is one of my spiritual homes

Posted on: 2016/9/9 22:49
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Wow.
There is one tank of gas through the new Edelbrock AFB carb and I should have done this earlier! It runs great when cold, when hot, and pulls smooth until I run out of cam. (Or carb, it's hard to tell) There is a reason why the AFB was so ubiquitous under the hood in the 60's. The Rochester 4 Jet & the Carter both had huge lean bogs in them which lead to poor acceleration.
I will revisit the restored Carter as it is correct for the car and will try to fix it, it seems doubtful to me that a little head porting & bowl work along with some reduction in exhaust back pressure would be enough to suck this much wind?
The big news is that I have swung a deal to buy what I consider to be my first real "significant" car and the Clipper will need to go down the road.
More on the "Dream car" after things are finalized but if you know someone looking for a great driver grade V8 car for realistic money...Stay tuned as I am working on what I hope to be this car's final punch list.

Posted on: 2016/10/12 17:20
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Which Edelbrock did you use and was it pure bolt on or were any additional adapter plates or changes needed?

Posted on: 2016/10/12 17:39
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Model 1406 which has an electric choke. Throttle plates will not clear a stock intake manifold so I currently have a 1/4 stack of gaskets for "R&D" purposes. :)

Posted on: 2016/10/12 19:19
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Wow, long time, no update... Tried some things with the WCFB, it's back on and ready to go but the new battery will not hold a charge. I was thinking I had a electrical draw with the car but this may not be the case.
Saturday is our club "dustoff" so it's time to burn the gunk out and hang a "for sale" sign.

Posted on: 2017/5/16 9:52
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Cheese & Rice
After revisiting this blog, I had almost forgotten all the times this car has crapped on me. I still need to replace the vent cable for the right side/heater but I have the gas tank out of it again and going through the whole fuel system due to recent fuel delivery issues. This after a trunk hinge rivet pulled loose on me a couple of weeks ago, this is apparently fairly common? At least the carb is finally dialed in like a Swiss watch (I had to go over somebody else's work 2 more time but I got it :) That and Saturday's trips were a pleasure with even better weather. Almost a full step forward...

Posted on: 2017/8/7 21:20
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Been a year since I updated?? Been a rather trouble free couple of thou. Torsion leveler works now but does not self level all the time, at least the components are viable.
Something for the next owner to sort out.
The great thing about manual steering? You do not loose feel of the front tires @ 80 like my old Pontiac

Posted on: 2018/7/19 21:12
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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Sold the car last month, went to the Houston, TX area.

Posted on: 12/11 19:55
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Re: The Stripper Clipper (1955 Panama)
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64avanti, it's been a pleasure to follow the Stripper Clipper for a couple of years.

Posted on: 12/12 8:45
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