Saw this on a friends T. Anyone know anything about this?
back in the 70s lots of A & T parts were made by "Industria Argentina." The story I was told at the time was that's where a lot of the ford tooling went. Hmm, problem was, nothing fit quite right, so where did the tooling come from?????
I think the best fitting pieces were the A coupe window crank mechanisms. . . But it was a long time ago!
My exhaust manifold says "Made in Argentina". The thickness is different than the original one so I have to put spacers under the holddowns on the intake. Don.
When I worked a Ford Parts Obsolete in Long Beach, California back in the late sixties, early seventies, we got a lot of stuff from Argentina. Some of it was ok, but most of it wasn't.
Egads! Looks like it's mounted on a tractor.
Ken, You must not be familiar with the "John Deere " paint option right after the brass period!
may parts were made in Argentina back in the industrial revolution era. Even today, some of the finest engine parts such as the sodium filled valves for aircraft engines are made there with high precision. The problem is export consistency. What may be a good source for parts today may not be affordable a year later.
Thanks for the information. I will pass it along to the owner along with some paint stripper
I worked for Tommy Traylor's Specialized Auto Parts in Houston from 1971 to 1975. I may be wrong, but I think Tommy was the original importer of Industria Argentina made parts. I know he imported these manifolds, U Joints, copper head gaskets, late style front spring perches, NH style carburetors, and 30 X 3 1/2 straight sided tires. The worst stuff was the carburetors and tires.
Tommy was also the original dealer to go to Taiwan manufacturers and have parts reproduced over there. The Budd spoke covers for 19" Model A wheels, the T closed car inside door lock knobs, the 26-27 gas sediment bowls, T aluminum pistons, Tiger timer and roller, 30-31 A cowl lights, various A tail light parts, A enclosed car door hinge mirrors, A stone guards, Model A wind wing brackets, Model A luggage racks, various Model A door handles and escutcheon. Model A sliding door latch assembly, locking early V8 gas cap, 32-36 tandem windshield wiper assembly, 33-34 bumper guards are just a few that I can remember. Tommy used to buy all these parts by large wooden crates, shipped to the Port of Houston and delivered to the store by truck.
If you happen to have an old Fifteenth Anniversary Specialized catalog, dated March 1974, I'm Terry in the picture on the inside back page, standing next to Dean (Jones).