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ericr 11-14-2019 04:52 PM

Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?
 

As I recall, they did not have a large selection...does anyone know where those parts came from?

DD931 11-14-2019 05:08 PM

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Yes - I remember!! Not much of a selection. I think they were probably made in the USA. This was before the offshore suppliers really got rolling.

Conaway2 11-14-2019 05:31 PM

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I bought a radiator from Sears in the 60s. It was pretty cheap - only 2 rows of tubes. I bought many tires from Sears back then. My parents would usually give me a Model A tire from Sears for Christmas....

I don’t remember Sears carrying much else for a Model A then.

MikeK 11-14-2019 05:35 PM

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I remember them having re-manufactured blocks. Those came from Jasper, Indiana.

jb-ob 11-14-2019 06:21 PM

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Yes .....but do I have to admit it ?


Wasn't there a two page advertisement from Sears offering Model A parts showing a young guy dressed in tan khakis & loafers under a black Model A as if replacing a muffler ?

MikeK 11-14-2019 06:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jb-ob (Post 1821265)
...Wasn't there a two page advertisement from Sears offering Model A parts showing a young guy dressed in tan khakis & loafers under a black Model A as if replacing a muffler ?


Muffler job? I always thought they were showing someone who got run over after using their brake parts.

Keith True 11-14-2019 07:55 PM

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The Sears nearest me,in Manchester N.H. had their engines done locally.That shop also did engines for Page's Model A Garage back then too.When I was a kid Sears was pretty well done with A's,but I do remember a couple of engines in stock in the garage behind the main store.Interestingly enough in that old Sears garage there is a machine shop now that swedges drums onto the hubs.He said he doesn't do it much,but he says there is no reason to get rid of the tooling.He has some really neat jigs that support the whole hub while pressing on it.

Joe K 11-14-2019 08:06 PM

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The Model A ads were my "must see" on going to Grandma's house in the late 1960s. Her catalogs were in an upstairs room ("The Boy's Room) which originally housed my father growing up - but by the 1960s had transitioned into a full sit and watch Black & White TV (Color was downstairs)

Her catalogs were "past" - as in dating to the early 1960s. But were kept on hand for "reference" to current pricing and purchases.

I used to know of a site online where one could find these old catalogs "archived." Alas, I'm not seeing it now.

Joe K

denis4x4 11-14-2019 08:15 PM

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I worked for sears in 1958 and they had Model A short blocks and long blocks. Lots of tires and brake shoes

barnstuf 11-14-2019 08:31 PM

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Along with rebuilt engines Sears sold mufflers, engine overhaul gasket sets, tires and tubes, brake linings.

37 Coupe 11-14-2019 09:44 PM

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A friend of mine put a Sears engine in his '29 Tudor and it would start and run okay cold but shutdown it would not turnover again until it cooled off.It never loosened up or broke in. We had Columbus Colwell or Cold Weld at the time who rebuilt Model A and Ford Flathead engines but I don't know if they built for Sears. Cold Weld was there practice of pinning cracks with metal pins and peening them.

Richard in Anaheim CA 11-15-2019 04:20 AM

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I remember Sears and also Montgomery Wards. Very similar. I think the rebuilt engines were $250 and I have driven on 40 year old Allstate tires that seemed to never wear out.

I have a friend that still drives with a Sears rebuilt engine. He says it will never wear out.

Oldbluoval 11-15-2019 04:48 AM

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And what about Western Auto? They had a huge line of A parts
I don’t remember seeing/buying but old timers used to identify sheet metal
including fenders as being “Western Auto”

burner31 11-15-2019 08:35 AM

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My car had Sears tires on it when I bought it.
I also remember J.C Whitney having lots of Modal A parts you could order.
But then again I remember when the flag had 48 stars on it. (I still have an original 48 star flag, and a very rare original 49 star flag)

History 11-15-2019 08:44 AM

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There's a golf course, private club near by, very exclusive, not flashy money but powerful money that had a sears roebuck sold home in it many moons ago. The fellow who owned it was of humble beginnings and very proud of the fact it was a sears home. He passed away a few years ago and the home was torn down this past year. It was a nice home, well maintained. :(

Pat/Ohio 11-15-2019 08:54 AM

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The '30 Town Sedan I just acquired has Sears Allstate tires on it. They have plenty of tread left, but the sidewalls look a little dry-rotted. I won't be driving it very far with these tires on it. My friend who owned the car last purchased it in 1963! Probably has had the tires on it since about that time.

Pat

leo 11-15-2019 09:24 AM

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What's a Sears catalog.....................?

37 Coupe 11-15-2019 09:32 AM

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I have actually been looking for a set or at least two of the Sears Allstate whitewalls that Garfield made for them .Nylon and do not wear out.I just missed a set of four that still had their stickers on them but seller would not ship anyway.

Ray in La Mesa 11-15-2019 09:46 AM

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In 1964 I put a Sears rebuilt engine in my '30 fordor. A short time later I had to redo the valves as they had not set them right. It came out of the Los Angeles store.

Gold Digger 11-15-2019 10:03 AM

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I bought 5 tires and tubes from Sears in 69 and they are still running on the car today.


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