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Old 11-14-2019, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:08 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:31 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

I remember them having re-manufactured blocks. Those came from Jasper, Indiana.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:21 PM   #5
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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 ?
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...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.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:55 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:06 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 11-14-2019, 08:15 PM   #9
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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
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:31 PM   #10
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Along with rebuilt engines Sears sold mufflers, engine overhaul gasket sets, tires and tubes, brake linings.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:44 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:20 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:48 AM   #13
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Default Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

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”
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:35 AM   #14
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Default Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

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)
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:44 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:54 AM   #16
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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.

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Old 11-15-2019, 09:24 AM   #17
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What's a Sears catalog.....................?
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:32 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:46 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:03 AM   #20
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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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