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  1. Dorrssacadilac
    Joined: Aug 26, 2021
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    Dorrssacadilac

    Been looking for the correct one for years now.
     
  2. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    Barrelnose pickup
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    A Paxton Mculloch super charger gauge.
    Dreams are free.
     
  3. patterg2003
    Joined: Sep 21, 2014
    Posts: 716

    patterg2003

    A 40 Ford convertible rear window. Everyone was selling them then Lebaron Bonney closed and they instantly disappeared. Don't know if that was the source or coincidence. When I get going I am not doing a concours restoration so may settle for something close.
    I was lucky and probably found the last top clamps after months of internet searches. Grump's Garage had a set and was an absolute gentleman to work to get me the best deal on sending them to Canada. Grump knew they probably were the last 40 top clamps available and could have got more but he had them priced at the std rate.
     
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  4. How about a lid for a mullins trailer- I think they made them around 1936.
     
  5. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 1,080

    Doublepumper
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    Well, with the generous help I got from hotrodjack33, Budget36 and BIG Mike 1968, I now have the goodies I've been looking for! These guys are first rate HAMB'rs that went out of their way to help me....Thanks!
    Thank you HOTRODPRIMER for all you do here, as well. Hat tip to them and all you guys that help out here.
    I really appreciate it and can't thank you all enough thumbsup2.gif
     
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  6. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    I'll just throw it out there again that I want a trap door oil pan for my 327. I've had some swings and misses recently.
     
  7. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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    I sold one for a friend last year--was the complete cluster with all gauges for a Studebaker Hawk I think-sold the Supercharger too.
     
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  8. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 937

    Bearing Burner
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    from W. MA

    I looked for a pair of running boards for a 1934 Buick model 40 for more than 20 years before I found them in Hemmings.
     
  9. 4 pedals
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
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    4 pedals
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    from Nor Cal

    I'm looking for the elusive Time and Money I can't seem to find, oh and Space too....

    Devin
     
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  10. 1A) Dual cap RotoFaze for 348/409 (I don't even know if such a thing was made)
    1B) Hilborn injection for Ardun
     
  11. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    I had the opposite, hanging in my garage was one of the grab handles from a 58 Chevy 4 door. I am not sure what you call them but they have a metal part with a cloth loop attached that you can grab to aid you getting out of the back seat of a 58 Chevy 4 door. They mount on the inside of the "B" pillar. A friend of my brothers is over at the house and see it hanging in the garage and asks me what it goes to. I told him that it came off of that 58 that we strip out. He looks at it real close, but does not say anything. The next day he is over at the house and again he is looking at the grab handle only this time he brought one with him. He pulls mine off the the wall and compares the two. He looks at me and said, "look I just cashed my paycheck and I want to buy this from you". I said, "give me a hand tonight and it is yours". He goes on and on about how long he has been looking for one and how he will thank God. Well the next day, I start wondering, (1) How much was in his paycheck and (2) are both sides the same as far as the grab handles goes.
     
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  12. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    Save that box!
     
  13. theman440
    Joined: Jun 28, 2012
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    theman440
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    from Las Vegas

    1966 B-Body Mopar rear convertible door panels. I've been looking for a set since 2009, nobody reproduces them. Every time I come across a used set worth buying they are on the east coast. They are very large so shipping would be astronomical and these a good chance UPS would damage them. Just not worth the risk.
     
  14. 56MercMan
    Joined: May 22, 2008
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    IT may be dumb but my 56 Merc has a stainless trim right around the rear window frame where it drops into the door. I removed them when dismantling the vehicle and could never find them. Never found them on junkyard cars or ebay. After my crash the door I bought had one and the guy was nice enough to throw in the one for the other door. I was super happy. He shipped the door and the trim to the bodyshop. Well they lost the 2nd one. So I had 1 of the missing ones. I literally just found a set in the bay area and got them. It was one of the hardest parts for me to find and it is such a dumb small part.
     
  15. speedshifter
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
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    speedshifter
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  16. speedshifter
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
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    speedshifter
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    Incidently the steer whl collection had belonged to a collector from the Omaha area & was brought in for the auction. Greg
     
  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
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    from California

    think you can't find parts now? wait till ebay sends out 1099's after $600.00 in sales. no more small car part sellers.
     
  18. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Barn Hunter
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    late 30's Mopar grille trim. I had a 37 Plymouth grille w/no trim and yesterday I picked up a 38 Plymouth grille needing the center trim and surrounding trim also headlight buckets for same. Gonna be a wall hanger front end with working lights if I can find the parts....
     
  19. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    You wouldn’t kidding about these set ups
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    ouch!!
     
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  20. yeah they are not cheap, but they are not the worst Chevy dual quad set up. A cross ram setup for a 69 Z/28 is bringing near $10k+ right now if its all correct. Just bonkers pricing on older speed stuff.
     
  21. Joe Blow
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    3 more of these.....in 16".

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  22. Glad I bought my core WCFBs a few years back. Bought 5 to make 3x good ones.
     
  23. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
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    Mitchell Rish
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    from Houston MS

    An original set of the none cross bar( bead lock /check ball ) roller lifters with the short /light aluminum bodies. And another L 155 Engle roller all for a sbc. The lifters more so than the cam.
     
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  24. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
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    MCjim
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    from soCal

    Late to this...A 14-15 inch flat metalflake steering wheel, gold, silver or purple, but I would take any color.
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  25. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    gimpyshotrods
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    I long ago gave up looking for a 1960 Frontenac grille for my 1960 Falcon.

    One showed up on eBay.

    The wife said "isn't that what you we're looking for?"

    I replied yes and she said "well you better hurry up and buy it before someone else does. So I did.
     
  26. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    Just curious, why you would be looking for Frontenac parts for a Falcon in the US.
     
  27. fourspd2quad
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    Maybe swap meets will be the way to find parts again and the sellers won’t be able to say “they go for $$$ on Ebay”
     
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  28. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
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    You got THAT RIGHT!!! Ebay has been pretty good to me for 20+ years...sure they kept changing things and making worse...but all those things were tolerable. This new $600 1099K thing is the final straw...I'm done with Ebay now:mad:. I expect it to be a ghost town soon (unless you are looking for Chinese junk).:eek:
     
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  29. Because he thinks they look neat? eBay is a multi-national website; stuff in Canada shows up in the search results for US users. A few Frontenacs have also escaped across the border over the last 60 years.
     
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  30. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Have you compared a Frontenac grille to a Falcon grille? Which one looks better to you?

    I imported it from Canada. There are no Frontenac parts to be found in the US, much less any actual Frontenacs. Hell, Frontenac parts are slim-to-none, even in Canada.

    Exactly, because I think they look neat.

    My '60 Falcon now has '63 Falcon tail lights, with backup lights, and a Frontenac grille, because that is how I want my car to look.
     
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