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Old 05-31-2012, 01:22 PM
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It's quire well known in the Kaiser- Packard crowd as well as being the first post WW2 production car built with a supercharger.

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I have to go ahead and tell you that also another 1954 car was available with a supercharger as an option to improve performance that was much better known.
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OK, well Ford built two supercharged 1954 Victoria's as prototypes but they never went into production.
Frank Kurtis built a supercharged vehicle in 1954 the Kurtis 500KK but total production was only 60 cars.
We are taking about a american car aren't we?
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:58 PM
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Niether one of those, this car is still built today. Boothboy where do you find all this rare information, you are a plethoro? of info.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:05 PM
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Well there was a Corvette with a McCulloch blower on it but it was hardly a "production" car.

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I didn't know this, thanks for making me find it. I am a BIG 53-54 Vette fan and didn't know anyone did this. I dig the gauge on the dash.

I have been planning on using those knobs on my truck, they cost some serious coin.

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Garrell, I was the one you told about the blown 'Vette. Never heard of it before.
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Thanks cobalt327 you will know how it is when you are older.
Martin you are close but wrong, a little closer I will let you have it like you did me if you will quit using those darn parinthisis marks.
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The Corvette in your pictures are of the 24th Corvette built. It's part of the Lingenfelter Collection. It was one of two Corvettes that GM sent to McCulloch for a supercharger installation. GM evaluated them with the thought of offering them as a option. It didn't happen.
Paxton/McCulloch have marketed their unit as a add on accessory since 1937. Robert Paxton McCulloch patented his supercharger in 1937 and marketed them as kits. Automotive wise he started with Fords.
The first post war automobile to offer a supercharger as a option was Kaiser on its Manhattan model. They made over 5000 vehicles with superchargers.

Wouldn't you like to own that Vette?
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Martin you are close but wrong, a little closer I will let you have it like you did me if you will quit using those darn parinthisis marks.
What in the living hell do you mean?

Anyway my search led me to a very interesting bunch of info.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_P._McCulloch

Robert Paxton McCulluch was one heck of an guy. He is the one who bought the London bridge and put it in Lake Havasu! He knew how to make money, that's for sure.

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Wouldn't you like to own that Vette?
Heck yes, I can't afford any 53-54 Vette, that's why I am going to make my own, out of my truck. It's going to be a 1948 Cameo/Corvette like Motorama dream truck.

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Martin you were right and wrong and Boothboy you sem to think I am incorect with my question so I don't want any ill feelings so I am going to give you the answer and in that both of you were incorect it will be between you Brian and Boothboy as to who has the floor.
Go ahead and research this but the Corvette was almost canceled after it's first year in 1953 after only selling 300 units. It was determined to carry on with the platform so in 1954 hoping to bolster sales until the 1955 would have the new V8 engine they offered the PAXTON supercharger as a factory option but dealer installed because the production line could not handle the installation. No record was kept as to how many were sold but it was certainly more than two and it wasn't experimental.
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Cool down Martin we have chased threads and backed each other up all over this forum. I was talking about your post where you said quote: thats hardly a "production" car. I was just pulling your chain but I did read a little sarcasum in your puncuation. Life is too short and I have almost been on the short end of the stick to take this stuff too serious.

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Garrell I don't hang on to much of anything ever long. I can walk away from a eye popping argument and forget it even happen a minute later.

Ok, I need to come up with something anyway so if Booth comes along he can have the floor. If not, when I come back I will have one.

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