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Old 03-22-2018, 07:40 PM   #21
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Did you fall asleep with your finger on the space bar?
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:05 PM   #22
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Should I display my 4, EMPTY computer boxes, in my LIVING ROOM?
I was able to get rid of the 4 OLD COMPUTERS/PRINTERS/SCANNERS/AND A MESS OF OLD STUFF! I "think" my house is getting a SLIGHT ECHO???---Must be time to STOP.
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Being as the topic here is Ford I don't see how anyone with an ounce of sense would relate that to computers.
With that being said I was at the Turlock swap meet and a guy had NOS Genuine Model A .020, .030, and .040. rings in nice original boxes with FORD graphics. It is highly unlikely I will ever find a small bore block. Fact is the boxes were just too pretty to walk away from and they are now in my garage.
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I have three spare Powerhouse generators, two double venturi carbs and two spare starters all ready to mount if needed. Same extra parts for my V8 pickup along with a complete spare set of rims for each vehicle. That's all that remains from my larger 10x20 storage unit hoard of gas tanks, more rims and other various NOS sheet metal. Wish I had kept some of it.


The problem is now in 2018 these parts we found and saved 20-40-60 years ago are no longer readily available and not too many folks are open to swap parts out. With ebay and the internet there are more people trying to make it rich quick.


I'm working on hollowing out my mattresses to save my next collection.
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After my post #16, there is a BIG,OPEN, BLANK SPACE!!!--Is something SPOOKY going on?---Should I be worried????
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:22 AM   #25
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My problem is not keeping NOS parts but "parts with an issue".
Every time I change a defective/broken part on a car by new parts I keep those old parts.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:42 AM   #26
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Russian meddling. Don't believe me, just ask fake news.
Maybe Bills code word was mentioned and hes been "activated"
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:43 PM   #27
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N.O.S stuff makes me happy.. I'm amazed at what can be found 80+ years after production.. my favorite are the NOS door windows for my 47 convertible.. new Glass with special riser for power windows..
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:31 PM   #28
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I have some things im keeping for those what ifs but alot of it is finding homes. Gonna be many many miles to wear out an AA axle shaft so id let them go to a good home.

i have 2 spare transmissions, 4 generators, 3 starters, and will i ever need more than one spare of each? probably not. Im a sucker for a good deal is my problem.
It is especially true if a cold beer is included as part of the deal, right Tom?
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:46 PM   #29
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I have several stock model a heads will never use but no one wants them at some the will go for scrap.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:24 PM   #30
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Years ago I use to collect NOS old Harley-Davidson pieces and parts. More into "A's" and other old cars (Chevrolet) now. So the Harley parts have been boxed up and stored away. Now the old car goodies collect the dust in the display cases. I really like collecting original "A" accessories available when
the cars were new. Some of them include original stone guards, auxiliary lights, gauges, parts/accessory catalogs, etc. Unfortunately, I don't have to many NOS "A" mechanical parts. Thank God for the parts vendors and their
repop stuff.

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Old 03-24-2018, 04:37 PM   #31
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It is especially true if a cold beer is included as part of the deal, right Tom?
Beer? What is this beer you speak of? Never heard of it AS long as I can bribe you with potato chips its all ok haha
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:30 PM   #32
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John,
You're not alone. Holding on to parts that we will never use is a common malady. As for me, I'm always afraid that, if I sell one of those parts, I will have a need for it shortly thereafter. Therefore, I hold on to the part(s).
By the way, I'm here in sunny Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:14 PM   #33
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Hi Rog

I feel a lot happier to find I am not alone !!! . Yes Suffolk County here was also sunny but rain on the way the nice weather lady tells me .Our county town is Ipswich about 40 miles SW of me .

John in cool cloudy evening Suffolk County England
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I have a set of 4 multi disk clutch disks. I guess I just like to look at them since I sold my early 28 a couple years ago. Also, have a set of side lights (not cowl lights) that fit the 28 closed car. Screw onto the door post. Only thing else is valve guides and points. Seem to have collected these things over the years. Fun to look at and show to people.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:48 AM   #35
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Parts coated in cosmoline remind me of spare parts for the military in WWII.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:11 AM   #36
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John, I still have parts and tools that came with my first model A back in 1957. I love it when I come across one of them. For a moment, Iím transported back to that time when I was first learning about cars and life. I hold that part or tool in my hand and compare the way it looks to the way I do now. Usually, the part or tool comes out ahead.

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Old 03-31-2018, 10:22 AM   #37
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Hey, am I wrong or has no one mentioned manuals? I have manuals going back a long ways, and each of them came with or was bought for a car or motorcyle I owned. I have shelves and shelves of the things, Am I ever going to use them again, probably not, but there is no way that I’m going to get rid of any of them.

Those things are me.

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Old 03-31-2018, 06:21 PM   #38
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After my post #16, there is a BIG,OPEN, BLANK SPACE!!!--Is something SPOOKY going on?---Should I be worried????
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Yep. Re post 16. You should see what some of the computer geeks would do with a NOS trash-80! Or Amiga, or some of the real early stuff. Almost like they found a NOS A block with a 3 digit serial number. LOL
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:48 AM   #39
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A lot of times, when I fix something, I'll keep the old parts around until the new fix has proven itself. Too many times the new parts aren't quite right. I don't usually go back to the old parts, but use them to compare and assess what went wrong. After a month or so of good running I pitch the bad parts.

On a similar note, if my mother has food in the fridge that is a little bad, she won't throw it out or eat it. She puts it in the fridge until it is good and rotten, then throws it out with no guilt that she's tossing good food. Growing up during WW2 in France will do that to you. I think I picked up some of that mindset.
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In Chris Haynes post #22 those new old stock piston rings are not Model A rings. The part number prefix 81A refers to 1938 as first year of usage, and the part numbers 01A and 01T refer to 1940 first year of use.
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