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Old 11-15-2019, 10:20 AM   #21
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What's a Sears catalog.....................?
Yes, and soon people will ask 'What was Sears?'

Going the route of Montgomery Wards and S.S. Kresge Co. which later became K-Mart and then bought by Sears.

JC Penny is right behind them they are going down too. That's a shame.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:41 AM   #22
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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)

Hang onto that 49 star flag! But if you ever want to sell it, let me know. I was 11 years old and lived in Haines, Alaska, when Alaska became the 49th state in 1959. My family moved to Alaska from Pennsylvania in 1952 when it was a Territory. In 1960 Hawaii became the 50th state, and the 49 star flag was retired.
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:11 AM   #23
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Hang onto that 49 star flag! But if you ever want to sell it, let me know. I was 11 years old and lived in Haines, Alaska, when Alaska became the 49th state in 1959. My family moved to Alaska from Pennsylvania in 1952 when it was a Territory. In 1960 Hawaii became the 50th state, and the 49 star flag was retired.
A local high school student in my hometown Lancaster Ohio designed and submitted the design of the 50 star flag that was adopted. He was a senior who graduated in 1960 and it started out as a History or Civics project that he received a grade of a B or less. After Eisenhower accepted the design at the Whitehouse I think his grade was elevated to an A +
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:28 PM   #24
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I don't recall them myself, but my dad told me that before the war he and Mom had gone for a walk to do some window shopping in downtown KC and Montgomery Wards had a rebuilt Model A engine on display with the MW rebuild tag on it. $35.00 at that time, probably 1939 or 1940.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:05 AM   #25
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I don't recall them myself, but my dad told me that before the war he and Mom had gone for a walk to do some window shopping in downtown KC and Montgomery Wards had a rebuilt Model A engine on display with the MW rebuild tag on it. $35.00 at that time, probably 1939 or 1940.
Wow
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Old 11-16-2019, 02:04 PM   #26
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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”
Bill, you bring back childhood memories. My Dad owned a Western Auto store in the late fifties. We didn't have A parts that late. Several years ago I bought an original Western Auto catalog dating 1929 thinking it would have lots of A parts. I guess the Model A was too new then. It had a few A parts but a lot of T parts.
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PS: I did buy a set of Allstate 19 inch tires from Sears. As mentioned they were made by Garfield as well as seven other brands. Lasted forever.
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:42 PM   #27
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When I restored my first Model A in '66, Sears was the only supplier of parts that I was aware of here in New Zealand and I bought a main gear cluster from them which did the job. Otherwise we went to wreckers to look for parts that were in better condition than the ones we had
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:06 PM   #28
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I have this u joint
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:17 PM   #29
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Maybe not Sears, but I remember back in the late 60's when I was driving my original '29 Chevy coach. I use to marvel at all the parts you could get for Model-A's in the J.C. Whitney catalog. I said to myself back then: "I'm going to have to get one of them "A's" some day"..............


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Old 11-16-2019, 06:30 PM   #30
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This Sears engine rebuild tag was on the firewall of our 30 roadster that was restored in 1958, so I assume this engine was purchased in 1958 from Sears. Notice that all the rebuild specs are stamped onto the tag. I really should reattach it to the firewall before it gets lost, since the tag is a piece of history. We've had the car about 20 years and it still runs very well.
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:34 PM   #31
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This Sears engine rebuild tag was on the firewall of our 30 roadster that was restored in 1958, so I assume this engine was purchased in 1958 from Sears. Notice that all the rebuild specs are stamped onto the tag. I really should reattach it to the firewall before it gets lost, since the tag is a piece of history. We've had the car about 20 years and it still runs very well.
What color was that Allstate engine as you got it. And was the block marked with any markings at the VIN Code square?

I've always suspected my original 29CC pickup engine was an Allstate. Red-including the generator and starter motor. But NO engine/VID number in the square. The square appears "original rough casting" and I believe the engine is as "original" - as in an engine sourced from Ford to Sears for sale/marketing by them.

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This Sears engine rebuild tag was on the firewall of our 30 roadster that was restored in 1958, so I assume this engine was purchased in 1958 from Sears.

It looks like the tag is dated '59...


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Old 11-17-2019, 12:00 AM   #33
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Terry: You are right. Didn't notice the date. Must have been purchased in 59. I bought the car 20 years ago from an elderly seller who told me he restored it in 58, but was probably 59.
Joe: I'll go out tomorrow and take some engine photos. The car has been untouched since it was restored way back when.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:55 AM   #34
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Engine # and photo of engine. Stamped block #does not match title #. The star is present, before and after, but faint. Color is more or less Ford engine green. Unfortunately, that's all I can tell you. The Sears engine tag in my previous post came with the car, and so I just assumed that the engine in our roadster was a Sears engine. In a court of law, that would amount to being "circumstantial evidence". You, the jury must decide if this is indeed a Sears engine, or not.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:17 AM   #35
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I remember model A parts in the Sears catalog . I was too young at the time and hadn't yet gotten my first model A .
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:10 PM   #36
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I miss the catalog now we buy toilet paper.
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:04 PM   #37
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I don't recall them myself, but my dad told me that before the war he and Mom had gone for a walk to do some window shopping in downtown KC and Montgomery Wards had a rebuilt Model A engine on display with the MW rebuild tag on it. $35.00 at that time, probably 1939 or 1940.
I'll take ten!
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:50 AM   #38
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I have been running those Garfield tires since the 70's,11,000 miles no sidewall cracks and hardly any wear,could todays tires compete!
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JC Whitney Model A Ford Catalog - 1962
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I bought new Allstate seconds at a junkyard for three dollars each there was no flaws visible flaws and they ran for many miles ,this was in the early sixties.
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