Steel Clydesdale wrote:Q: Do autoparts stores carry anything anymore?
A: Only what the average joe will buy frequently.
Seems to me the local short list includes cleaning/polishing compounds, filters/lubricants, trinkets/gadgets and a few parts for 90's and up vehicles.
In my area there are quite a few old Fords on the road, so they carry carb kits and tuneup parts....but mainly, when I need serious repair parts, it's: "We don't have one in stock, but we can order it for you." Turnaround usually is at least a couple of days to a week.
If they made video games that teach car/truck repair, maybe the situation would be different.
Madman wrote:They don't use Prussian blue anymore? A Dana differential is a rarity? I have to disagree with the supply and demand thing. Can't really think of a 4 wheeled vehicle that doesn't use reduction gears of some sort, and Dana's are still used in Jeeps. Don't believe either of these parts fall under the 50 year old rule.
Steel Clydesdale wrote:Hey, Madman:
Here's one source for Dana44 parts--http://www.currieenterprises.com/cestore/alldana44.aspx
I have no personal experience with Currie or DTS but hey, it's a start, right?
edited to add DTS
68 Ford Stepside wrote:That's why LMC & Dennis Carpenter do so well. They sell parts you can't get anywhere else these days.My local three parts houses let me down a week ago. None of them stock a vented gas cap for a '68 F100.It's a sign of changed times.
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