Today’s Hooniverse Asks comes from Mad Science, who would love to have a dozen or so marque-specific parts repositories at his disposal.
One of the great advancements in automotive manufacture – and so hence repair – was the advent of interchangeable parts. Thanks Mr. Olds! When trying to keep an old car on the road, the parts is parts mantra is a wonderful thing. Say you’ve got a classic, obscure, or just plain crappy car, you know it’s tempting to pick up a parts donor or two… should you have the room. You set up saved craigslist and eBay Motors searches for your model, leaving you scheming what parts will swap into yours, what you can sell and what The Crusher™ will pay for the rest. Or perhaps you’ll just swap parts from yours into this nicer example with a blown motor.
Image source: Curt Larson