Ever need to replicate a simple pot-metal part that is unobtainable? Here's how. 1) Find a small flat container that is just large enough to hold the part or pattern to copy. 2) Buy some 'water putty' at a hardware store or Home Depot. Following the directions on the box or tub, mix enough putty to support (not immerse) your part to duplicate. 3) Apply a thin coat of oil or grease or epoxy release compound to your part or pattern your duplicating, place it face down in the putty. After the putty has completely cured, carefully remove your part and try not to damage the putty. 4) With a torch, heat a small quantity of white 'pot-metal' (everybody has some old pieces in their junk pile) in a sutibale small metal container with a handle. I use a small old cast iron little cooking pan. Once the white metal has melted carefully pour it into the water-putty mold and allow to cool out of drafts. F 5) Finally break the putty from the water putty mold when cool. Yes, I know one is limited to flat sided parts with my method, but it's great for creating or duplicating pot metal lettering scripts, or trim pieces. Just thought I'd share how I've made some of my own parts for my old Studebakers.