Starting back in 1978 our main objective was to supply the various vehicle specific specialists in the industries with hard-to-find antique and obsolete hard parts. At first, we did not provide engine parts. We started out with water pumps, fuel pumps and a small suspension line. As we grew we added the engine parts, even though we had carried them on our retail side all along. We worked on improving our fill rates because in the early days a main portion of our engine products were NOS, so the stock would vary drastically. In the beginning, there was little-to-no competition as many of our competitors only dealt in certain makes. We would offer parts for something as common as an engine overhaul kit for a 216 Chevrolet to something unique as a set of pistons for a REO.
In our portion of the industry (antique and obsolete), the pace at which the main aftermarket suppliers discontinued various engine parts created growth. We now get lists from various manufacturers that show parts from as recent as the mid 1970s that are now no longer being made. For us, this is a niche that we are good at. We have built our business on the parts that no other company would carry and are now obsolete.
We listened to our accounts over the years, big or small, as they are on the front line of what is trending. When there was a need for 429 Cadillac pistons and NOS was not available, we went ahead and had them reproduced. From pistons to bearings to fuel pumps, we have made the effort to reproduce the parts to keep the antique portion of the industry moving.
We are the specialist when it comes to obsolete. We are a one-stop shop for our accounts; catering to Fords, Chevys, Caddys, Hudsons, Nashs, Packards and other lesser-known makes. We also have made many obsolete parts new. We have taken various pistons, bearings, timing chains and gears and reversed engineered them. We corrected many of the flaws that had caused their downfalls and remade them using today’s technology and materials. We put the fun back in driving, because now there is a source for new obsolete parts, and the fear of where the next ones would come from is gone.