View Full Version : Is There Anything Interesting Here? Found Parts

04-21-2018, 03:33 PM
In another thread, I mentioned that the 64 Commander I got from an auction was filled to the brim with boxes. Along with a set of Champ rims and 64 front end parts, there were boxes of new parts that appear to be very old. Is anything worth keeping?
Thanks for your help.

71902Fuel and Oil Lines

71903Generator Parts

71904Starter Parts

7190571906 Mufflers

04-21-2018, 03:39 PM
Here are a few more

7190771908United Motors Service labeled parts, primarily ignition parts and generator brushes.

71909Misc parts, fuel bowls, wiper arms, Carb

04-21-2018, 03:45 PM
If you are a CAR guy... ALL of it!

The universal Glass Packed and Steel Packed Truck Mufflers work on anything.

There is no way to tell WHAT you have in all those Gen. and Starter Parts Boxes, probably some expensive Armatures, and Bearing end plates, Brushes, Brush Springs, Bushings all needed to rebuild Starters and Generators.

A Parts Catalog for the Brand of those Electrical Parts would be most helpful to I.D. them.
You need to inventory them by Name and Part Number, that stash could be worth several 100 Dollars and probably not a lot of Stude. Parts, who knows! :!:

None of it enlarges enough to tell What you have, sorry.

04-21-2018, 03:59 PM
Rich, You are correct on all things! Luckily, just about everything boxed is labeled with part numbers. Maybe I can find a United Motors Service interchange catalog.

04-21-2018, 04:33 PM
The fuel and oil lines would be suspect. They are probably brittle from age. The rest is possibly worth a bit to someone.

04-21-2018, 04:51 PM
If nothing else good shop decorations.

04-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Those horns are wicked awesome. You should certainly use those on one of the cars you're building. They would sound incredible.

04-21-2018, 07:29 PM
:) Toss the oil and brake hoses, Justin. Everything else has definite value.

Properly cataloged and marketed, you'll be able to get your money back for the whole car several times over. You might contact Randy Rundle at Fifth Avenue Antique Auto Parts and see what he'd offer for the whole lot of electrical components, or tell you where to market them as a lot to a rebuilder. He advertises regularly in Turning Wheels, in the classifieds.

Nice stash in the right place but don't move the brake, fuel, and oil hoses any farther than to the nearest dumpster. ;) :cool: BP

t walgamuth
04-21-2018, 10:11 PM
What can be found in trunks can be amazing. I bought a very rusty 51 Caddie convertible about 20 years ago and found a load of stuff in the trunk including some of those two scooped air cleaner housings and a decent set of stainless steel wire wheel hubcaps which I sold for an amazing amount, IIRC over $300.

Dwight FitzSimons
04-21-2018, 10:41 PM
I was once roaming through a large wrecking yard here in Virginia. I opened the trunk of a '55 Studebaker sedan and found a '57-58 Golden Hawk supercharger setup. Fortunately, the owner was absent and an assistant priced those parts and some other Studebaker parts to me for $25. It never hurts to look!
-Dwight FitzSimons

04-22-2018, 01:34 AM
Went through and old box of radiator hoses that were like bricks to find a SAMPLE of a 57 G hawk radiator hose. That hose will help set the restoration straight. . If you want to toss it, toss it my way... I'd venture to buy any of the old stuff as I have a buddy that has nothing but 1920's to 1932 Studes and he has those old books.

Robert Crandall
04-22-2018, 08:00 AM
I have been pleased with what I have bought from this vendor: http://www.then-now-auto.com/

Maybe something could be worked out with them, and they would do the identifying.

04-23-2018, 08:00 AM
Listed as shown on eBay should garner a $100 + to an electrical guy...

04-23-2018, 01:30 PM
Don't throw away the Imperial Hose holder and the hoses. Clean the hose holder (very gently - perhaps plain water - paint may come off, instead of just coming clean), and hoses. You know what is printed on most cleaning products - try to only use any cleaning product on a small inconspicuous area first.
Keep it, as it makes a very nice wall hanger display for your garage!
George Rohrbach

04-23-2018, 03:22 PM
Dwight Fitzsimons Now didn't you feel just a little bit guilty? Sounds like a great find.

04-23-2018, 07:17 PM
I toss every oil and brake line I get when buying inventory.No way will I sell or use 50+ year old products. I consider them unsafe.
I threw out over 30 radiator hoses recently.They cracked in my hands giving just a little bend to them.
I didn't think of keeping them for mock up purposes.

04-23-2018, 08:15 PM
Our local mom and pop auto store has been in business since 1929. The son of the original owner is a friend of mine. He let me poke around in the very, very, back store room. I found some needed 4000, and 4001 AC Delco headlamps along with a Imperial-Eastman oil line assortment. There was also a box of cv boot kits for K cars, Citations, and the like early 1980’s fed cars. Upon handling the rubber items they simply crumbled in my hand. Sorry to say they all wound up in the dumpster.

04-23-2018, 09:00 PM
Bob, Thanks for the advice. That seems like a no-brainer. Although the parts are heavy, and shipping will not be cheap.

Skip Lackie
04-25-2018, 04:10 PM
Rich, You are correct on all things! Luckily, just about everything boxed is labeled with part numbers. Maybe I can find a United Motors Service interchange catalog.

I have a 1956 United Motors Service catalog if that would help. Covers all GM aftermarket parts for all car and truck makes. Does not include any interchange info, but it would help you ID any parts that fit your vehicles. Would be glad to loan it to you.

04-25-2018, 08:46 PM
Skip, Much appreciated. I have sent out feelers to people that might be interested.

Blue 15G
04-26-2018, 08:02 AM
I have a 1957 Auto-Lite Electrical catalog which may be helpful in identifying the Auto-Lite items. Let me know if I can help.