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Re: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers.
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Lauren R Lampi
Okay. I looked on the Max Merritt web site Packard supplies. Look under Clipper. Look under Bonnet ( Hood)
On the first page you will find all the hood bumper parts.
I looked up in my Packard Clipper Master Parts Book. I looked under bonnet / bumper / pivot.
The part number that you are looking for is 372164.
That is the part that Max Merritt uses in their parts list.
they have them listed at 15.00 each.
Hope this helps you out.

Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids,MN

Garage day today. Should get the gasket for the oil pump.
Get the 47 Custom on the road..................

Posted on: 2014/7/7 9:41
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers.
#12
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Lauren R Lampi
Yes. I bought the one that you are referring to:
The one the goes in the center of the hood opening.
About an inch and a half square, the Round edge that
goes to the "outside", Two holes that the bolts go through
to attach it to the side of the engine compartment opening.

I got all the "rubber bumpers" from either Steele rubber products or Max Merritt. The "Square one with the round
edge that goes in the middle of each side, the round ones
that that you "pull through the small hole" about 4 on each side. and the bumpers that go on the cowl that look like small "gum drops" .

I purchased them about 3 years ago when I was acquiring the parts for the 47 custom super clipper.

Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, MN

Posted on: 2014/7/6 15:29
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: 21 and 22-23?? series hood bumpers.
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Lauren R Lampi
I was able to purchase the "hood bumpers" for my 47 Custom Super from a parts dealer. I can't remember if it was Steele or Max Merritt. I was able to get all the round, flat bumpers and the Cowl bumpers also. About three years ago.

Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, MN

Summer is here.....Finally 80 out today.
Waiting for a gasket for the oil pump..............

Posted on: 2014/7/6 10:45
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: clutch fork lever return spring
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Lauren R Lampi
I "lost" my spring during the time I was restoring my 47.
Went down to the hardware store to check for some type of replacement. Nothing like the original one. got a spring 6 to 7 inches long.....not one with too much tension... closed loop on each end. Got an old wire coat hanger. cut the straight part and bend the ends into a loop type hook for each end. It's been working fine.
Just needed to keep things from rattling.

Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids,MN

Posted on: 2014/6/28 17:06
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: Low Oil Pressure 356
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Lauren R Lampi
Thanks for advice on the 47. Been gone up the North Shore for three days. Very cool for this time of year...47*
Got the parts for the mechanical oil pressure gauge. Installed it off the oil pressure cross with a "tee" to keep the sender for the dash gauge and the new mechanical gauge on the engine.
Did a test cruise yesterday (about 10 - 12 miles )
Oil pressure cold was 58 on the new gauge. On the test run the pressure on the road was about 40 as the engine warmed up. As I returned to the garage the pressure had dropped to about "0".
Went out today and did the same test cruise. Pressure cold
was 58. During the test highway driving 50 -55 mph the gauge read about low 40. Getting back to the garage it was about on the 0 peg. The mechanical gauge read about 2 lbs.
The Temp gauge was right in the middle all the time.
outside temp today about 80.
Is it time for a new oil pump for the 47 ????
I've checked some of the Packard parts dealers on line.
Seems like the oil pumps for the 356 are to get you existing pump rebuilt. Anyone had any experiences with pump rebuilders and what kind of turn around time is required. Who does a good job on the rebuilds.
Thanks to all who have responded.

Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, MN

Posted on: 2014/6/28 16:53
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: Low Oil Pressure 356
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Lauren R Lampi
Want to thank everyone for their help and comments on my Packard's oil pressure situation. As I had mentioned the Spring was shimmed with 4 standard thickness washers.
Changed oil and filter. Now running Rotella 15-40.
Did a test drive. Pressure started out about 40.
On the road about 50. Warmed up with some miles traveled,
the pressure on the highway low 40 and at idle about 15.
When the parts come in for the mechanical oil pressure gauge
I will install under the hood as mentioned before.
The Packard drives better now that I have tightened and pinned the outer tie rod end nuts. Can't believe that I missed those on assembly. Working on the turn signals.
Should be brighter. I'm checking the wiring to see if the parking light and the turn signals light wires and are "misswired". The rear turn signals seem dim also.
I did install a rear window mounted brake light bar and that works well.
My turn signal switch on the column will not cancel.
The dash turn signal indicators flash 2 to 5 times and then quit. The signal lights are still working but dim.
I bought an aftermarket column mount turn signal "unit"
Have not installed. I put a new flasher in when I rewired under the dash.

Posted on: 2014/6/22 9:36
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: Low Oil Pressure 356
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Lauren R Lampi
Garage day today. Overcast and sprinkles of rain. Working on the low oil pressure situation. I took the oil pressure
bypass spring out and added two more washers. Total of four washers now. Ran the car in the garage ( door open )
to check what the dash oil pressure gauge was reading.
The gauge read over 40 pounds....Maybe about 50 at high idle. Ran it for a while. Idle pressure was about 20 to 25 pounds. The mist and sprinkles stopped later on.
Took the 47 out for a short spin to get it warmed up and check the pressure. Oil pressure read over 40 while
driving around the empty high school parking lot that is near my home. At idle when I got home reading was about
the 25 range. When I get all the parts for the under hood oil pressure gauge, I will install it as suggested.

Yes, West ...... I'm running the new "monster size 6 volt"
Cables for Positive and Negative. Also, a heavy cable from the lower bolt on the starter to the frame as an additional
ground...Also the Parking light fixtures, the tail light fixtures and the license plate light fixture are all grounded to the frame with a heavy wire.

Posted on: 2014/6/19 18:31
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: Low Oil Pressure 356
#18
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Lauren R Lampi
Garage day today. Ordered the gauges and parts for a mechanical oil pressure gauge under the hood.
I removed the oil pressure relief spring that I had placed one washer when I did the engine about 4 or 5 years ago.
I put in two regular thickness washers and did a short test drive. I still had pressure at 40 pounds and after driving and getting the car warmed up, the idle oil pressure was in the 10 pound range. Tomorrow I will Add and one more washer to the spring and check the results.
Another item I found while I was under the car........
Loose tie rod ends both L and R. I can't remember if I had forgotten to put in the cotter pins when I had assembled the front end 4 or 5 years ago. Maybe they were taken out when I had the front end aligned last fall and not replaced. I tightened the nuts on the tie rod ends and put in new cotter pins. I'm really glad I found this before getting the car on the road.
Changed the light bulbs also, Headlights, tail, park, and turn signals for halogen bulbs. Hope that these are brighter.

Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, MN

Posted on: 2014/6/18 20:34
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: Optima 6V battery hold down
#19
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Lauren R Lampi
Similar idea for me when I purchased an Optima battery for my 47 custom Super Clipper. I had the battery positioned to the rear end of the battery platform base. I used some aluminum stock to fabricate two hold downs. Contoured the hold downs to follow the rounded contour of the battery.
used a "stack of washers" to bring the new hold downs to the correct position. Used a piece of rubber mat under the battery. For the "unused space" to the front of the battery I fabricated an aluminum "platform about 10 inches long that I use to hide and attach the 6 volt breakers and relays that go to the Hi beams, Low beam and driving lights.
Also two terminal strips to attach the lighting wiring.
"Taint stock" but it works in this situation. Also time for some new "really thick new battery cables".

Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids,MN

Posted on: 2014/6/18 9:42
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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Re: Low Oil Pressure 356
#20
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Lauren R Lampi
Thank you to everyone that replied to my low oil pressure problem. I like the "answers" that you all provided.
On Monday I am checking out the local parts stores for a
Mechanical auxiliary gauge for under the hood as was
suggested. Also I will shim the spring in the oil pump.
I have three gallons of Rotella 15-40 on the shelf and a new filter, so time for a oil change. I live in Northern
Minnesota, so our vintage car driving time is limited.
The reply's are appreciated..... It is great to have this
Packard form to get help on Packard "problems".

Lauren R Lampi

Posted on: 2014/6/15 20:01
Lauren R Lampi
Grand Rapids, Minn.
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