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Many of my trading partners want just that....

....to keep it on a shelf. I have been dealing with collectors in Japan, and more recently, South Korea, for over 30 years. There are car collectors that do exactly the same thing. Though, just guessing, it is probably hard to find gas and oil from 1953, LOL, and you really wouldn't want to turn the engine over with that junk in it.

I have access to vintage can caps, and many can be reformed and are functional, but functional and performing to near original specs are miles apart, which is why restuffing can be a very attractive way to keep the original look while still providing a modicum of reliability.

Collecting is just a different part of the hobby. Many on this board deride it, but folks can spend their money any way they want as far as I am concerned. It's fine to appreciate the historical value, aesthetic and provenance of gear without actually wanting to play it. I don't imagine that many people are running down to the 7-11 for a pack of cigarettes in their Locomobiles at this stage of the game.



Edits: 05/25/20 05/25/20

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