Harold

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  1. It my have been mentioned before, but GM keys have letter designations to identify the keyway (the grooves in the side of the key). So if your ignition key is an 'A' blank (for example) you should be able to use a newer style (big rectangular head) 'A' blank and cut a key. The automakers were notorious for having very few key combinations. In the 1960's, my mother, aunt, and cousin went to a bingo game in my aunt's '55 Buick. When they left, they got into another '55 Buick and drove away in it. My cousin spotted my aunt's car still parked at the curb! My aunt put the other car back where it was, and no-one was any the wiser.
  2. Great old accessory item. At least 50 years old since the manufacturer's address has a 'zone number' instead of a 'zip code'. Switch plate is marked 'No. 1', 'No. 2', and 'Both'. Box is beat-up, switch plate is somewhat dirty, and knob has a smudge on it. $12.00 postpaid in USA. PayPal is fine. Thanks for looking!Harold
  3. Part # 647215 for 1936 Plymouth Dodge DeSoto and Chrysler 6 cylinder cars. Some references say it fits '32-'36. Has surface rust as shown in pictures. $12.00 postpaid in USA. PayPal is fine. Thanks for looking! Harold
  4. Part # 647215 for 1936 Plymouth Dodge DeSoto and Chrysler 6 cylinder cars. Some references say it fits '32-'36. Has surface rust as shown in pictures. $12.00 postpaid in USA. PayPal is fine. Thanks for looking! Harold
  5. A couple of events that showcased poor production quality... My cousin sold Dodges and got the first new Demon his dealership received as a demo. One fender said 'Demon' the other said 'Duster'. A friend bought a new '74 Corvette. He brought it to my house before even going home with it so I could see what a mess it was. I took it for a spin (brand new with under 25 miles on it) and the car had lots of issues. After several trips to the service department, the dealer informed him that they didn't build the car and were not going to do any more work to it. He dumped it soon thereafter and got a Datsun 280Z. The fifties had their share of quality issues as well. My father was a NYC cab driver and the company test driver when new cabs came in. One DeSoto lost a wheel on Columbus Circle, and another caught fire because of a wiring issue.
  6. I had an '89 Buick Century with a 3.3 V-6 that would periodically stumble and then set the check-engine light. Couldn't find the cause. I checked everything I could think of, and then sent it in to the shop at the Pep Boys I was working at. Their top tech (former NASCAR guy...very good diagnostician) spent 2 hours and didn't find the problem. It was a dark damp afternoon, and on the way home from Pep Boys the car acted-up again. I opened the hood in exasperation, and found the problem: One of the spark plug wire boots had a split on the coli-pack end, allowing the spark to jump to ground. The combination of dim daylight and damp weather made it easy to see the arcing.
  7. Covers all Mopar car makes including Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler, Imperial, Valiant, and Lancer. Has many exploded-view illustrations, part numbers, and retail prices. Includes update pages still in wrapper. Somewhat worn and dirty but still a great reference source. $40.00 postpaid in the USA. PayPal is fine. Thanks for looking!Harold
  8. Covers all Mopar car makes including Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler, Imperial, Valiant, and Lancer. Has many exploded-view illustrations, part numbers, and retail prices. Includes update pages still in wrapper. Somewhat worn and dirty but still a great reference source. $40.00 postpaid in the USA. PayPal is fine. Thanks for looking!Harold
  9. Here's an original 1980 Ford Do-It-Yourself Service Guide for the Granada, Fairmont, Mustang, Pinto, and Mercury Monarch, Zephyr, Capri, and Bobcat. Provides basic maintenance and repair how-to's, with specifications and capacities. 118 pages, softcover, 8-1/2" x 11" format. Great information for anyone who drives or restores one of these cars. $10.00 postpaid in USA. PayPal is fine.
  10. They include warranty booklets, tire warranties, etc. These are leftovers from cars I no longer own. Dirt cheap: $20.00 for all 3 Photos on request. PayPal is OK. Harold
  11. Still lower....$15.00 for both, postpaid in USA.
  12. These parts books cover every aspect of the large Ford 600-900 Series trucks. The two volumes of text include part numbers, interchange data, diagrams and charts to help you identify exactly what part you need. The books are used and somewhat worn, but complete and intact. Covers have some tearing and wrinkling, but the inside pages are clean. If you drive or restore one of these trucks, you will find these parts catalogs to be a very useful thing to have. $15.00 for both, postpaid in USA. I take PayPal. Thanks for looking. Harold
  13. This manual has an amazing amount of information crammed into its 128 pages. Includes domestic and foreign tune-up and alignment specs, troubleshooting hints, and more. Has data for 1975-79 models. $12.00 postpaid in USA. Thanks for looking! Harold
  14. Here's an NOS Delco F2004 (1972287) starter drive. Fits a wide variety of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury from 1964-1991. Also fits AMC Eagle (1983-84) and DeTomaso Pantera 1971-74. The box is beat-up and the part has some surface discoloration but is unused. $19.00 postpaid in the lower 48 states. Thanks for looking! Harold
  15. Here's an original NOS Ford Motorcraft starter relay still in its original carded packaging. This one was made in 1985, but will fit most Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars from 1983-1999, with some earlier and later applications. According to my research, this relay also fits: 1984-1990 Dodge D150 D250, D350, W150, W250, W350 and Ramcharger 1994-1997 and 2001-2003 Mazda B2300 1998-2001 Mazda B2500 1994-2003 Mazda B3000 1994-2003 Mazda B4000 1985-89 Merkur XR4Ti $20.00 postpaid in the lower 48 states. PayPal is fine. Thanks for looking! Harold
  16. I'm from April, 1954 too!
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  18. 1981 Amoco Car Care Guide made by Chek-Chart for Amoco dealers to use in their gas station service bays. This manual has 320 pages of specifications, capacities, tune-up data, and much more. Truly a spiral bound automotive service encyclopedia for domestic and foreign vehicles. The manual is in excellent condition with only minor scuffing on the cover, and probably was never used in a repair shop. It is clean and nice with no dirt or grease stains. Vehicles covered include:Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile Buick Cadillac Ford Mercury Lincoln Plymouth Dodge Chrysler Opel Capri Arrow Challenger Colt Fiat Courier Imperial Mazda Datsun MG MGB AMC Javelin Matador Ambassador Toyota Triumph Volvo International Jeep and many more! The years covered are 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 and 1981. Send a note if you want to know if a particular vehicle is covered. The manual is $20.00 postpaid via Media Rate in the USA. PayPal or USPS Money Order are welcome.
  19. The title says it all. $12.00 postpaid in USA. That's only $2.40 magazine including delivery! PayPal or USPS Money Order are fine. Thanks for looking, Harold