For Sale

Item 1066 Genuine "Portawalls" add on Whitewalls...

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 with No comments

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

We have two sets of set of (4) for 15" tires, plus three spares for a total of (7) 15"Portawalls, and another set of (4) for 14" tires.  These are the genuine article as sold in the back of the Hot Rod magazine  in the 1950's and 1960's. You simply let the air out of your tires then installed these between the tire bead and the rim, then aired your tires back up. You had instant whitewalls which immediately made your car look "cool" without having to shell out big bucks for new whitewall tires.

In reality... lots of these were sold by default. If you went around a corner to fast they would pop loose from the bead and pass you going around the corner. Then you had to by another set because you couldn't drive around with three whitewall tires and one blackwall! That explains how there got to be (7) of the 15" Portawalls. With that in mind these make great wall are in your shop as you tell your friends and neighbors they came off of your 1950 Olds and then follow up with your past Saturday night adventures stories. The entertainment value alone makes these worth more way more than the $24.80 asking price for both sets FOB Clay Center Kansas.

This is how they were advertised in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Item 4 Machined 8BA Flathead Ford Cylinder Head

Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016 with No comments

Monday, August 8, 2016

Up for sale is a RH Cylinder Head for a 8BA Ford FlatheadV8. It has been surfaced to be sure it is level and checked for cracks. It belonged to one of our customers who kept it as a spare. We took it in on trade and we are just wanting what we allowed him for it. He has sold his car, a 1950 Ford and bought a 1949 Olds, the car he had when he graduated from High School. We sold him an alternator and cooling fan setup like he had on his Ford along with the electric fuel pump. To be neighborly we allowed him $25.00 for this cylinder head. It can be yours for the same $25.00 FOB Clay Center Kansas.  

It has been surfaced and checked for cracks and is ready to go...

Water holes are good with no damage from electrolysis...

More numbers for reference...


Item # 19 Bag Boy Golf Caddy

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If you want the ultimate in nostalgic golf bag haulers you need a genuine "Bag Boy" straight out of the 1950's. It folds up to a size not much bigger than the golf bag it carries. It has ball bearing wheels and rolls easy...especially downhill if you do not secure it well on number 7. One hubcap is missing on the RH side. Other than that... all is good. It has recently been serviced and is ready to go. Call for an early tee time and you are ready to go.  For $25.00 FOB Clay Center Kansas you can't go wrong!

OK...Now that you have the official description of what this item was designed need to get busy and start thinking like a car person. What if you bought this item and fixed it up to take to the swap meet. You could mount a milk crate or large plastic tub to the feet and with ball bearing wheels you will have no trouble hauling the pair of small block cylinder heads that you bought for $60.00

This carrier folds up so it takes little space in the shop... it is built heavy enough to carry up to a hundred pounds and will stand up on its own. Bungee cords will hold your milk crate or plastic tub on and you can carry extra ones in case you buy something large and bulky like sheetmetal. This will haul a front fender with ease. Try that with your little red wagon. Did the light come on yet...? I hope you can identify a sweet deal when you see one... even if it doesn't say Ford or Chevrolet on it.

Item # 64 Progress Manufacturing Oil Container

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This oil carrier was manufactured by the Progressive Manufacturing Company of Arthur Illinois and dates to the 1920s. It came from the same station as item #72 and also sat next to an oil Lubster. I was told this was used for on the farm delivery. That would stand to reason based on the residue left inside, as shown in picture three. The cap does have a plate that identifies as being made by the Progressive Manufacturing Co in Arthur Illinois. The tap on the inside of the fill neck say capacity 5 US gallons. With all of the oil residue inside there was no chance for rust so everything is solid and in good shape. That is about all there is to tell except the price which is $151.00 FOB Clay Center Kansas.

The opposite side view...

 This container is made of steel and is very heavy. That spot welded tag inside the filler neck says Capacity 5 US gallons to line.


Item # 77 Model T Ford Accessory Running Board Luggage Rack

Posted on Sunday, August 7, 2016 with No comments

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Up for sale is an Accessory Running Board Luggage Rack. This attached to either the driver's side or the passenger side running board using the screw clamps provided, and allowed the car owner to secure the luggage to the running board. Remember this was before cars had trunks. While sold as a Model T Ford accessory it would fit on most any make of car built in the teens and twenties. They would expand to cover the entire running board or only a portion as needed. They required little or no maintenance and were easy to install and remove in just minutes. Today they will work to keep the big stuff on the shelf above the bench in the garage so it does not roll off and smack you in the head! This rack can be yours for the accident prevention price of $35.00 FOB Clay Center Kansas


Item # 226B Original Porcelain Coca Cola Sign from 1936

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Up for sale is an original porcelain Coca Cola sign from 1936. It measures five feet tall by nine feet in length. It came off of the drug store in Clyde Kansas in about 1974. Now even the building is gone. In our first store which was a converted two car garage this hung on the wall next to our antique 1946 Coca Cola vending machine. We still have that Coke machine and we use it every day. As for this sign it takes up way to much wall space. We have a lot more collectables to display than we did in 1974. So if you are a Coca Cola Collector this is the ultimate collector piece. Price is $2950.00 FOB Clay Center Kansas.  Yes it is heavy and yes it is heavy on both ends! If you are a little slow with is 80 years old. It is not in perfect shape, it has a few flaws good a shape will you be in at 80 years old?

Good over shape a little wear around the edges...

One of two chips on the face of the sign.

Showing edge wear around the outside...

It is dated in the Lower Left Hand Corner...


ITEM 600 "The Radio Shelf..."

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2016 with No comments

Friday, August 5, 2016

Welcome to the Radio Shelf. Over the years we have collected hundreds of original factory radios. we sold quite a few of them in the early days before we got involved in the alternators and the Great Race teams. Over time we had less and less time to devote to them so we simply quit advertising them. We have some classics including one for an early 1940's Pontiac a 1962 Chevy, one of the early Motorola for a 1937 Chevy that was cable operated from the dial and knobs in the dash. There is even a Silvertone aftermarket radio from JC Whitney and Co. All of these radio are original and some include the remote speakers as per factory. These all came out of a salvage yard in the 1970's. They used to pull all of the working radios out of the cars before they were crushed and put them on a shelf in a little wooden building next to the office. Only the people they liked and the good customers got to tour that shed and have the chance to buy a radio. We didn't count them all but there is at least 40 radios at best guess and nothing is newer than 1962 with most born in the 1940's and 1950's. 

We are looking to sell the whole lot...all forty plus radios, with remote speakers and the works, everything included for the sum of $500 FOB Clay Center Kansas 67432. In case you are a little slow with math that amounts to about ten dollars a radio. This is a money making opportunity for some honest soul who has the time to advertise and sell them. You wouldn't have to sell very many to get your money back. No we do not have a list of the radios we have on the shelf but at that price you can afford to make your own.


Item # 313 Kansas State Highway Commission Hard Hat

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Now is your chance to buy yourself a job and become some hot shot engineer with the Kansas State Highway Commission. Since there is no job description for your position you are free to make up your own. Since there is no one to assign you an area or a district you can work anywhere in the state  you want to...or better yet move around and check out what is going on all over the state. 

This hat makes you an official engineer. You don't have to know much you just have to wear this hat and look important. Think how impressed the neighbors will be when you tell them about your new job and point out this hard hat hanging in the back window of your pickup. As a newly appointed inspector it doesn't matter what you drive no one on the job is expecting you so it will be a surprise for both you an them. Just remember all written reports are due in the office by noon on Friday and you get 12 paid holidays a year. Good Luck. Oh and price for this opportunity is $45.00 FOB Clay Center Kansas.

This hard hat has just enough scratches and tar spots on it to give you credibility so no one will question your authority. Wear it with pride and do not forget your thermos.



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Since 1987, Fifth Avenue owner, Randy Rundle, has been making antique, classic and special interest vehicles more reliable and fun to drive.

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