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  1. #4871
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Adelaide Hills. South Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Dave, I think originally the Clippers were Perkadyne (Perkins) powered from Ansair. The Deutz and Detroit were popular retrofits, both popular and successful engines in the day. The rear axle was Kirstall.
    Clippers were built between 1950 and 60, a time that Pommie imports had a major advantage over any non-Commonwealth country.
    GM Detroit Diesels were not available as loose motors before the mid 50s. The sale of loose engines was forced on The General by anti trust laws, introduced by the US Fedral Government.
    Fixable would supply all brackets and mounts for owners to convert the original straight eight Buick (?) to GM. 4-71was a popular conversation in the States.
    There is an active Clipper club in Australia.
    Clippers in Australia | Flxible Clipper Club of Australia

    That is a blast from the Past. Thanks Ian. I clearly remember those Clippers all shiny until they hit the **** roads.

    Ansett also used them for Passenger Transport between the Aerodrome at Parafield & the City Terminal back in the days when airlines supplied transport. Cant recall whether the OZ ones were Air Cond or not.

    They may have been used for Adel. Intl. & City work but not sure now, although I reckon I have seen a photo showing the first terminal at Ad. with one parked outside.

    Not sure if TAA used them, but probably.

    Used by Pioneer Tours in the day as well.

  2. #4872
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    Aug 2012
    Encounter Bay
    Hey thanks for that Ian, good information in the Clipper Club.

  3. #4873
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    Apr 2015
    Lillyfield NSW
    Cheers, Billy.
    Keeping it simple is complicated.

  4. #4874
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Has anyone seen the new Jeep ads and the supposed "Jeep Wave"? Is that a real thing or did they pinch it from us Land Rover drivers?

    Jeep Wave Commitment - YouTube
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    2005 D3 TDV6 Present
    1999 D2 TD5 Gone

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