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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. scruff
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    Back in the early eighties a friend had real beater 64 ragtop with a top like this.It looked kind of odd;I never thought it could ever be collectable.
     
  2. fiveohnick2932
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    I would have to say a set of these would be on the top of my list!
     
  3. MrModelT
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    I'll take a Curtis OX-5 V8 too! :D
     
  4. HUHH,?????There is one for sale right here on this board, Cheap TOOO

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=568696&highlight=jones


     
  5. handmedown40limited
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    My holy trail would be to find a 16 port head for my straight 8 Buick.
     
  6. eaglebeak
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    Ford aluminum heads are easily available up here in Canada. Along with aluminum intakes and '49 to '53 timing covers.
    They're everywhere....
     
  7. 48buickkid
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    Amen same goes for vintage speed parts for straight 8 buicks and a title and vin tag for mine
     
  8. 210sedan
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    Holy Grail?? it's all just iron
     
  9. IronFord
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    A 427 Ford SOHC, and a Allison aircraft engine, that would be on my list.
     
  10. 56 caddy batwing air breather
     
  11. Lukydevl
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    Here it is... you can finally end the search.. New, Never mounted, with box.. Original,Original, Original!!!:cool:
     

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  12. mgtstumpy
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    Wait there's more, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to pick up lots of NOS parts, accessories and literature for the Olds. Here's my NOS swamp cooler.:) I have boxes full of NOS parts ready for assembly.
     

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  13. jackandeuces
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    Actually, I saw a complete Hennway two weeks ago....It was not forsale...
     
  14. dudley32
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    What's a Hennway...about twenty Biddies...:p
     
  15. dudley32
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    So can we get back to the original thread now..I find it most interesting...
     
  16. oldestman
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    Here's a couple for the nomination. First up is an Edmunds Olds flathead 6 2x2. Edmunds didn't even have a parts number for this. It was an * before the part number for the standard BO6-1 2x1. "*Note-Also available for 3 bolt V8 carburetors." Next is a Thickstun 2x1 for Chrysler flathead straight 8 (3 pictures). Extensive on line research has not shown the existence of the Thickstun other than this one. If you've seen one, or know someone who has one, please let me know. Jay! A special shout out to you if you've seen anything on this. It had to be made in the brief half year period before WW II when Thickstun became a division of Tattersfield's Electric & Carburetor Engineering Co., or in the half year period when the war ended to Tommy Thickstuns death in 1946.

    I'll post a picture of the restored Edmunds in a couple of days. Both manifolds are shown in "as found" condition in these pictures.
     

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  17. dudley32
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    Now! ..were on track again...
     
  18. mart3406
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    Just curious....any idea what a complete
    factory Cad 2X4 set-up would go for now?
    Back in the early-70's, I bought a complete,
    stock Cadillac dual-quad setup - cast iron
    intake with 2-WCFB carbs and linkage
    and the triangular-shaped "Batwing" air cleaner
    assembly with the gold Cadillac "V" emblem
    on the top and twin oil-bath air-filter pots
    hanging off the sides, for $25 from a small
    backwoods junk yard. Back then there
    wasn't much demand for '50's vintage Caddy
    stuff and I dragged it around from swap
    meet to swap meet (Damn, it was heavy!)
    for at a least a couple of years before finally
    selling it for a 100 bucks to some guy who
    had just swapped a 365 Caddy V8 into his
    '55 Ford pick up. At the time, I was just
    really glad:))) to see it go! Wish I had it
    now though.:)() I bet it'd be worth a lot
    more than a 100 bucks! LOL!

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  19. so far My hemi ducoil dist nearly new
     
  20. Holy Grail? ALL my shit coming together and making a complete car!:rolleyes:
    Sorry for bein' a smart ass.....

    Last thing I saw was a split dual corvette 6cyl "blue flame" exhaust manifold. The guy was askin' $1300.
    It made me look more than once till he showed me it was a factory item.
    Cool non-the-less.......
     
  21. It's what ever part I need at the time.
     
  22. rld14
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    See my Avatar? That chrome piece at the end of the hood... been looking for a good one for 10 years.
     
  23. firingorder1
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    Funny. Everyone posts pictures of "the holy grail of parts" that seem to be in their possesion. If they are so rare why does everybody have them?
     
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    Model T V8 by J. Dale Gentry circa 1917 uses stock T crank & cam 225 cubes. 20 to 30 produced and no I don't have one.
     
  25. 510madmav
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    Ain't that the truth
     
  26. pony shaker
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    I guess I don't need to post pics. jrblack30 covered that
     
  27. Mnhotrodbuilder
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  28. kennedy
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    Algon FI unit for a Y Block Ford, bought this one a few months back.
     

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  29. Sizaire1
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    You mean like this one?
     

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