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  • Blue 15G
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    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.

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  • abkco
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    Skip, Much appreciated. I have sent out feelers to people that might be interested.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    Originally posted by abkco View Post
    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.

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  • abkco
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    Bob, Thanks for the advice. That seems like a no-brainer. Although the parts are heavy, and shipping will not be cheap.

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  • 57pack
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    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.

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  • bob40
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    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.

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  • swvalcon
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    Dwight Fitzsimons Now didn't you feel just a little bit guilty? Sounds like a great find.

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  • Georger
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    Your Hoses

    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
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    Last edited by Georger; 04-23-2018, 11:54 AM.

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  • jackb
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    Listed as shown on eBay should garner a $100 + to an electrical guy...

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  • Robert Crandall
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    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.

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  • (S)
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    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.

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  • Dwight FitzSimons
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    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

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  • t walgamuth
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    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.

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  • BobPalma
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    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. BP

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  • sals54
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    Those horns are wicked awesome. You should certainly use those on one of the cars you're building. They would sound incredible.

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