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What's the Holy Grail of rare parts?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hester, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Scarebird
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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    Scarebird
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    from ABQ, USA

    Aluminum diff casing from 1970 W30 442.
     
  2. 5w32
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
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    5w32
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    for me it was 15 x 4 crestline wheels ...
     

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  3. Jalopy Jim
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    Jalopy Jim
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    the correct 200 CFM Holly carbs for a factory Ford 3-2 intake.
     
  4. redsdad
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
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    A set of new glass taillight lenses with blue dots installed for my 41 which my wife put "someplace safe." I am sure they will turn up 10 seconds after I buy another pair.
     
  5. OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    I think Summit has digital muffler bearings now. LOL
     
  6. lippy
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    lippy
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    Dark pic but, heres another set Zig.:D
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  7. thunderplex
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    For me, it's a pair of Cragar 15x6x4-1/2 S/S's manufactured around 1966. Aluminum centers with steel rims.

    I'd even settle for a pair/set of Cragar 15x6x4-1/2 G/T's. Aluminum centers with steel rims.

    ...can anyone help?????
     
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  8. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    steel rebel
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    These are getting pretty hard to find especially with history. The Horne was bought new by the late Art Gray. He is the good looking black guy in the first Photo. I'm the ugly white guy. The picture was taken the day I bought it. It was originally on his crate '50 Cad. engined 32 Ford that he ran at Bonn. He also built record setting flatheads in the '50s. I just found out he was awarded a plaque on the last day open for being the person that made the most runs down the Fremont 1/4 mile.
    Getting pretty hard to find a good Ross steering too. Especially chrome. Not sure of it's history but sure it was on an old rod.
     

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  9. MikeLongley
    Joined: Dec 23, 2008
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    from Florida

    For my 2 cents worth I'd say Fenton headers for small block Chevy and or Nicson dual 2 barrel intake for same. Dad's got a pair of the headers. Anybody have the intake?
     
  10. PonchoRunner
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    Forgive me for my limited knowledge of rims. What brand of rims are these?
     
  11. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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    oldsmobile w-43 HEMI <img src=http://img.youtube.com/vi/jJMcpixWLO0/0.jpg>
     
  12. Probably already said, but it is whatever part you desperately need at 10:00 pm on a Saturday night.
     
  13. mike hamel
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    Brand? Kelsey Hayes made those wheels.

     
  14. S.F.
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    Now that right there cranks my tractor
     
  15. madgrinder
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    A good '64 Galaxie rear bumper.
     
  16. 55 buick
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    55 buick
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    original rear window garnish molding for a 32 5 window
     
  17. A few years ago I came across an Edelbrock finned valve cover for a ford small six. I sure wish I had bought it now, I have not seen another one since!
     
  18. truck
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    truck
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    from Brisbane

    the hardest part to get is the one you passed on buying at the last swap, you know the one you'll never need....
     
  19. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    How about a finned MOON timing cover with an integral breather for an Olds 303/324?
     

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  20. h0twired
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    from Winnipeg

    A little bit "late model" but an original Hyperpak manifold for a Slant 6 is a pretty sought after part in some circles.

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  21. sunnyorm
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    maybe 1926 Star automobile fenders...oh i think i have some to sell
     
  22. skillingz71
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    Bruce Larson clear sbc valve covers?

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  23. Frontenac stuff for the 4 banger...would just love a full house Fronty in a lakes mod...not gona happen with the price of stuff though!!Try Ardun heads....with made in england on them...apparently they were used on garbage trucks in London pre WWII.Speedwell wheels for the Austin 7
     
  24. All Ardun heads are post-WWII. ;) The valve covers with the cast "Made in England" do seem to be the least common of the various versions, though.
     
  25. barry2952
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    Pre-'56 Porsche 16" wheels and '56-'57 Continental Mark II hub caps.

    They seem to be made of Unobtainium.
     
  26. unclescooby
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    unclescooby
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    from indy

    MEL Injection
     

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  27. BenderJ
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
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    from Detroit

    For me it's an Edelbrock L300 3x2 intake for a MEL 430... Next one I find, I'm forking out the cash!

    L300.jpg
     
  28. MrModelT
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    I'll second that one, been searching for a steel deck lid for years now!

    ..Did manage to score the doors though, 2 great sets actually for (you guys are gonna hate me for saying this) $50:D
     
  29. retro rodder
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
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    retro rodder
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    from cape cod

    for me I know its stupid rust free 70-71 dart or demon front fenders and splash shields
     
  30. The Hank
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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    The Hank
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    from CO

    Any part ordered from JC Whitney... Impossible to find.
     

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