Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

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Ozstatman
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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by Ozstatman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:04 pm

Dave Czirr wrote:As most all know, I'm an authenticity nut of the first degree, but if I were to tinker with the bird's wings I motorize them so that at higher car speeds, they flapped faster! Wouldn't that be a sight!
Dave,

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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by genehouse » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:55 am

If you could only get them to flap for a while and then soar! What a sight that would be. Gene
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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by DickDanger » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:56 am

OK, you guy are a kick :-) All of your comments have been fantastic. Many thanks. This bird has 407014 in the bottom and a threaded hole which looks as though it will allow a screw to act as a wedge. I have no wedge and I don't golf :-0 What years are correct for this hood ornament?

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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:03 am

407014 isn't listed in my parts book, chances are the number is a casting number and not a finished part number and I don't know of any way to match that up unless someone has a known-to-be-correct ornament with a matching number. If your wings are upright it can't be later than 1951 which was the last year for that feature. First year for the "bird" was the early 30s, but the bird itself is entirely different, as is the base which in the early years was also the radiator cap. Further changes to the base as the radiator cop went under-hood, and then beginning in 1941 you had two different body styles with a variety of bases and birds. Your casting number is in the range for 1948-54 cars. The nearest part numbers to your number are for the convertible top dust boot and bag. A photo sure would help, there is a book published some years ago which shows photos of all the various ornaments, radiator caps, and emblems.

Anyone want to remove their Cormorants and take a look at the casting #s? GTO - do you have an extra 48 ornament to examine for us?

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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by genehouse » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:03 pm

Here is a picture of one that I have with only one wing and stripped screw holes. The casting numbers is as I mentioned in an earlier post: 407014 so it matches the one you have. This should be for a 23 Series and could probably be used on a 22nd Series.
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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by DickDanger » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:51 pm

Mine looks exactly like the one in the photo just prior to this post. Mine has both wings and no little wedge. Must be a 1948-1949-1950 then. Will have to look for the rest of the car to go under it.

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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:53 am

Same Cormorant is used in 1951 on some models, but the base is different because of the different contour of the hood.

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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by Randy Berger » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:03 pm

As most bird lovers know, Pelicans don't flap - they glide.
Now, if you wanted to mount a duck...

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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by genehouse » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:00 am

What Pelican? We don't have Pelicans, we have Cormorants (a much more noble bird to many)! :lol:

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Re: Hood Ornament, is it real OEM?

Post by David48 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:47 pm

I am not sure here is the best place for me to ask this question but I found this thread while looking for information about how to put the wings back on the cormorant hood ornament for my 22nd series custom eight. It was replated and they took it apart. How do I put the wings back on? I can see the screw hole but I don't see how you can get it in especially with the wings in. Any advice?

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