Gunners Garage

Getting To The Points (And Other Old Car Parts)

Here’s a hot tip for those who like prewar cars and ’50s-’60s models. Bob Marx of Marx Parts LLC in Arpin, Wis., (bob@marxparts.com) recently purchased 59 skids of ignition and electrical parts from Egge Machine Co. Nels Egge, the founder of the California parts house, socked these parts away back in the ’70s. He loved obsolete parts and bought all he could.

Egge, one of the largest companies in the hobby, now focuses on engine rebuilding, engine parts, water pumps, fuel pumps and flathead Ford speed equipment. After finding the old electrical parts, the company decided it would cost too many man hours to sort and identify them. Selling them seemed best and Bob Marx came along at the right time.

This treasure trove of parts was buried so deep that Egge originally offered Bob 36 skids. This increased to 40 and then 19 additional skids were found inside semi trailers.

Most parts fit ’30s-’40s cars. Bob showed us some at the Fondy Swap Meet last weekend. Need a new Zephyr V-12 rotor? He has them – now!

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