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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. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,843

    from Ks

    I was thinking maybe a patch of covering off the Hindenburg. Lippy
  2. Got one from a 36 HP VW motor that will bolt right on. Just send me the money by Western Union and I'll ship it right away from sunny Nigeria. :D
  3. RayJarvis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 209


    how about a 2x4 air intake for a 57 merc 368 m335. i only heard about them never seen one, kinda like a lepracaun
  4. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,406

    alphabet soup

    an Art Carr pushbutton shifter assy. for a torqueflight chrysler. to re-find my '41 willys 4dr.

    saw the e.t.III's on here. i have a nice pair of 15x8.5's. any idea what they are worth?
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  5. japar
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from Seekonk Ma

    I have been looking for Merlin V12 headers and motor mounts for decades for a V12 Vega swap , just don't see it happening, someone told me Don Hardy used to make them
  6. My Holy Grail is a 3rd row seat for a 62 Bel Air wagon! (well, an affordable one)
  7. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    A pair of stock seats that could fit a 50-59 Ford panel delivery truck ! scrubba
  8. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,325

    from New York

    59 apache V8 hood crown without bubbles in the chrome...
  9. modeleh
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 380


    The Hone-o-Drive that bolts to the front of a 9" Ford seems to be really hard to find. I have a model 300 but would love to find one for a 9".
  10. careyohio
    Joined: Jun 6, 2008
    Posts: 410


    "SNEAKY" PETE Robinson / "OHIO GEORGE" Montgomery "PRUNED" Blower...about two hundred made and shown with the shaved intake that it mounts onto.
    It's going on the GASSER PASSER.

    Attached Files:

  11. Torque-Tube
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 146


    Not worthy of true "holy grail" status, because I'm the only guy on earth looking for one.

    A red w/clear '63 Tempest steering wheel - been looking for FIFTEEN YEARS.
  12. demoman021
    Joined: May 15, 2010
    Posts: 14

    from So. Minn

    Chrome valve covers for a small block chevy...
  13. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,843

    from Ks

    I think he traded the prototypes for some coke. Lippy
  14. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,123


    DO HAL OHV conversion for a Ford Banger plus the intake manifold that is a companion.

  15. I guess I don't understand your humor.

    Have you tried to call Don Hardy and ask him about the headers?
  16. I sold a factory 63 Pontiac aluminum rear center section to Randy Williams about 20 years ago. It was close to a holy grail since only about 13 factory 421 lightweight Catalina race cars ever came with them.

    RIP Randy.
  17. japar
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from Seekonk Ma

  18. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,406

    from phoenix

  19. ...and that is why I do not play the concourse restoration game. Freakin' insane.
  20. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,572


    When is the last time anyone saw those clear plastic SBC valve covers from the 70's for sale?
  21. 777
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 196

    from Pasadena

    LARS swap meet area this past Father's Day, they were NIB and signed by Grumpy Jenkins. I've seen three sets this year on the West Coast.
  22. theman440
    Joined: Jun 28, 2012
    Posts: 235

    from Las Vegas

    1964 Stage III Max Wedge exhaust Manifolds.
  23. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    Ask Titus he has em!!!
  24. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    I hunt and resell these parts for a living, so I have my own little list of "Bigfoot" parts for my own reasons. Here are a few;

    Ford FE engine cast iron headers used (I believe) in '63 Ford
    (EDIT; IF I ever actually FIND a pair of these headers, I'll be keeping them for personal use.)
    1 year only Buick 300 V8 4V aluminum intake and heads
    1 year only Buick 300 V8 4V cast iron intake
    Buick 12" aluminum 45-fin drums (57-64)
    1964 date-stamped FoMoCo factory under-dash AC unit with Ford logo.
    Early-mid 60s Kuhlmeister under-dash AC units
    GM "deluxe" seatbelt set (complete)
    Ford/Lincoln/Mercury "gatorback" seatbelt set

    Those are the parts that come to mind just off the top of my head. There are plenty more, but I know those will sell high. I know if I've got any of them I'm going to have a decent month.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2012
  25. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Ragtop, I had one of those 64 A/C underdash units. It had the Mustang logo and a date of April 1964. The condenser coil became a 69 VW oil cooler.
  26. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    LOL, OUCH! Especially with the Mustang logo! I pulled one from a 64 Galaxie about a year ago and took it completely apart, cleaned it, tested it, refinished it to look as good as it could (without re-chrome), and it sold for $560. I think I had about $26 and eight or so hours into it, so I was pretty happy with that. I won't mess with one newer than '65 though. Just doesn't sell.

    I'm assuming this was a while ago? If you've still got the housing and parts I'd be interested! :D
  27. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,268


    Someone I know recently found a set of an antique shop of all places....and they were cheap.........:eek:
  28. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    I just saw a pair at the Charlotte Auto fair, physically had them in my hands. I wanted them so bad, but the guy wanted a grand. I probably could have gotten them for $6-700 as he was packing up to head home, but then I would have had to deal with the wrath of Her Majesty.

    Besides, when you do what I do for a living, it's more fun to find 'em. Makes you appreciate something more to spend months or even years trying to find something, the whole time carrying around a snapshot of it in your head, then paying $24 a piece for them. But I've got a sick 390 that is most deserving of a pair. I'll find them someday.

    SIDE NOTE; I actually DID find a pair once, but they were used in someone's "yard art". They had a bunch of shit welded to them, and if I remember correctly they were used as the feet of a giant leaping iron frog or some shit, made entirely of car parts. While it was uber-cool, I wanted to cry. Lol.
  29. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,054


    My buddy had a set of them, his dad scrapped em and he didnt know it, needless to say he wasnt happy!
  30. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    Those were only used on '63s, right?

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