Saturday, October 20, 2012

A childhood collection acts as a parts source: Tire valve caps

Recently we learned that Mercedes tire stem caps are near identical replacements for those originally fitted to the Dino. For those interested there is more information here:

Returning to our project, the discussion of tire caps sent Paul and I on a trip down memory lane some 30 years ago when we were very young and used to collect tire caps. The caps were kept in a green soap container and we used to choose the very best ones to put on our bicycles. To us this was our connection to the car industry and our first taste of car parts ownership.

Sure enough a quick visit to my parents house revealed the soap container exactly where we remembered leaving it still with its stash of 30+ year old tire caps. Inside we found 5 matching caps which we dutifully set aside for use on the Dino.

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