My buddy recently cleaned out a relative's barn who was a higher up at Niagara Motors and some of the excess connecting rod inventory was tossed in this barn after the factory closed. Most of these connecting rods are in cardboard boxes that are in mostly decent condition considering they've been in semi-exposed to the elements for decades.
Due to the weather we haven't been able to take too many of these out of storage and get an exact count of what we have and inventory the different sized rods. Most are in 50/count boxes in various conditions. Some of the outer boxes are literally falling apart, but we have around 20 50ct boxes, which is at least 1,000 rods.The quantity alone actually makes these a rare find having all come from a single source. With work schedules, the need for fair weather, quantity of boxes to go through coupled with the time it takes to clean the boxes (they were in a barn over 50 years), sort and inventory, take-crop-sort pictures. Going to be probably another month before we can get everything inventoried and cleaned up. With that said, in the mean time, we're just gonna list what we have cleaned off and inventoried so we can start making a dent in these.
OK, the good news is we've made some progress organizing and sorting the connecting rods out and got a approximate inventory of the connecting rods we have available. The bad news is that I can't seem to figure out what Make/Model a majority of the connecting rods that we have go to. They appear to be just 2 different size / types.
I listed 4 of the unidentified connecting rods (2 of each unknown rod) in another listing. I will send them, free of charge to. Any one who can help me ID these.
To obtain 4 free rods of unknown specification, follow the. With a message indicating what automobile you think they go to. Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me solve this mysterious connecting rod debacle. I'm sure a lot of watchers on these connecting rod listings have noticed a increase in our asking price.This is mainly due to the fact that we have far fewer of these connecting rods that are in marked boxes and once they're gone... We rated the Connecting Rod Boxes in this lot to range from. Grade'A' to grade'B' condition. What that means and how we graded boxes.
Lmost flawless boxes, in very good condition with possibly being slightly crushed or creased. Still in very good shape with a. Minor staining, possibly a torn/missing flap or slightly more creased.
C: Still resembles a box but has. Have several creases, is semi crushed, heavy staining, and/or torn flaps. D: Box has some extra ventilation due to the multiple holes, heavy staining, crushed and torn ends. F: Box is no longer a box but a mere mangled cardboard flap of its former self. Keep in mind, these were in a barn for over 50 years.
There was quite a bit of dirt & cobwebs on these when we moved them out. We are doing our best to clean these to the best of our ability, using compressed air and wiping down gently with shop towels but it's impossible to get them pristine. Basically don't be alarmed if you come across a dead spider or cobweb inside some of the boxes.
This is just a small possibility and want to be clear to manage expectations. Note, this is the condition of the box the rod is in only. Inside the boxes the rods them selves are in unknown. Condition; meaning I don't know if these were: factory rejects, over-sized, damaged, etc.
Some of the loose boxes (those not in 50ct boxes) had the rods removed and weren't necessarily put back in the same box they were taken out of over the course of 50+ years. This wan't the case for most of them, but I have no way of knowing for sure, so. Most boxes have writing on them indicating the type/size. Some of the loose boxes (those not in 50ct boxes) had the rods removed and weren't necessarily put back in the same box they were taken out of.
Keep this in mind when purchasing. Also, I don't know the exact amount of surface rust on each individual rod as we have hundreds of these rods. I don't want to open each box as t.He cardboard is from the 1930s to 1940s era. It's a little brittle and would rather not tear the cardboard and keep them in the condition they are currently in. The few we did open are anywhere from almost pristine to having a moderate amount of surface rust. I try to pick 2-4 out of each lot to open give an idea of what to expect. Think of it as a little surprise when you open each box. What I do know is that t. Hese were originally from Niagara Motors and w. Hen cleaning out the barn, we came across some. Some old papers, some of the material dates back to 1941. These rods are definitely a piece of history.
My friend is holding onto the original papers and documents. F requested, I can include copies of the pictured papers. Again, the original documents shown are not included. And are pictured because we couldn't find any other details on these other than they're Ford Connecting Rods for various models. If I find out any more info about these, I'll update the listing.If you happen to stumble across this listing and are knowledgeable of any specifics for these parts. We have over a thousand of these we will be listing in the coming days / weeks / month.
I have done my best to describe these connecting rods. If you notice something is labeled incorrect or some information is incorrect, please let me know and I will correct the description ASAP. Any errors or mistakes are not intentional.20 Ford Connecting Rods that appear to be for a Model T, in cardboard boxes in'A' -'B' grade condition and marked'HF. 010' Rods are in unknown condition & unverified specification. The item "Lot 20 Antique Ford Model T Connecting Rods H F HF. 010 Box Niagara Motors NOS" is in sale since Friday, May 7, 2021.
This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Vintage Car & Truck Parts\Other Parts". The seller is "trinixsoft" and is located in Fredonia, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.