Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2020, 03:06 PM   #1
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 734
Default JC Whitney now carparts.com?

I just got an email from JC Whitney. If Iím reading this correctly, it looks like they sold out to carparts.com.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2020, 03:34 PM   #2
McMimmcs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Posts: 480
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

JC Whitney owns Carparts.com !
McMimmcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-17-2020, 05:34 PM   #3
Synchro909
Senior Member
 
Synchro909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 5,161
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

J C Whitney, carparts .com? Are they Model A parts suppliers? If so, what is their reputation on quality etc.
__________________
It is no burden to carry a little extra knowledge.
Synchro909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2020, 07:59 PM   #4
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 734
Default JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Synchro909 View Post
J C Whitney, carparts .com? Are they Model A parts suppliers? If so, what is their reputation on quality etc.

JC Whitney is a USA parts supplier that was very popular in the 1960ís and 1970ís. I donít think they are much of a Model A parts supplier anymore, but I think they do carry some old parts. Itís just a name that most folks my age would recognize in the USA.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Last edited by shew01; 07-18-2020 at 02:20 PM.
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2020, 08:25 PM   #5
Smitty
Senior Member
 
Smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Boston North Shore
Posts: 648
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

I remember, buy something from them and they are your friend forever. Constant catalogs like Uline:-)
Smitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2020, 08:53 PM   #6
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 734
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Yup. Thatís true. Lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2020, 09:05 PM   #7
Synchro909
Senior Member
 
Synchro909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 5,161
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

OK, I think I have it now, Thanks.
__________________
It is no burden to carry a little extra knowledge.
Synchro909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2020, 10:06 PM   #8
frank55a
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 725
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

J.C. Whitney was the retail business. The spelling is probably wrong, but Warshowski was the wholesale company. In the 60s and 70s they carried an extensive line of A & T parts. I have been to the store several times in the 70s. Very interesting place, I think it must have been their original store from may be the 20s, oil soaked creaky wood floor, it was an old dirty parts store, most of the staff as I recall looked like they were in a bar fight the night before. They had 2 addresses, the front door I believe was on the south side on State street and it had a sign over the door J.C. Whitney, the side door had a different address and the sign said Warshowski but it was the same place and parts counter. One time I had to go to their warehouse to pick up a large item it was on the north side near downtown Chicago, this building was modern, clean, highly waxed floors, the employees were very helpful, in uniforms, clean and professional. When I lived in Idaho in the early 60s I had purchased a lot of my A parts from Warshowski as I could buy them wholesale thru the Chevy dealership I worked for.
frank55a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 04:21 AM   #9
Wick
Senior Member
 
Wick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gwynn's Island Va
Posts: 1,227
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

I've got a bunch of parts still in the J.C Whitney packages. All model A. Floor mats,spring covers,brake parts etc. 1972 dates.
Wick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 09:26 AM   #10
JRHASZARD
Senior Member
 
JRHASZARD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ophelia,Va.
Posts: 211
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

IN 1963 I bought a clutch plate for my 1951 MG from J.C. Whitney. Then I installed it backwards.
JRHASZARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 09:59 AM   #11
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,192
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
I remember, buy something from them and they are your friend forever. Constant catalogs like Uline:-)
THAT was very true!

Us kids in Jr. High used to bring their catalogues to school and look at them during Study Hall, and dream about buying the tools and accessories and stuff.

I hate to admit but some of the stuff I bought in the early 70's for Model A wasn't really too bad.

Back then you could still get parts from Sears and Montgomery Ward for Model T's and A's. It was cool to walk in those stores and buy a Model A Ford muffler and a set of tires and tubes, and the tires and tubes from Wards (Riverside) were good quality
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 10:27 AM   #12
katy
Senior Member
 
katy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,689
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Living in Canada I never dealt w/JC Whitney, but I remember seeing their adverts in the back of Popular Mechanics and hot rod magazines back in the '50s.
__________________
Play it again Sam.
katy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM   #13
1931 flamingo
Senior Member
 
1931 flamingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: new britain,ct 06052
Posts: 8,653
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

I've still got a pair of inside chrome door handles for a 29 Roadster bought around 1958 in my tool box. Car long gone.
Paul in CT
1931 flamingo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 04:03 PM   #14
Jim M
Senior Member
 
Jim M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sebastian, FL
Posts: 376
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Wow - old memories. i had a used Renault in 1961 that I had to take the engine out to replace the clutch. Forgot to put the throw out bearing back in. Got about 2 days out of it and finally junked the car and bought a used VW Beetle. Boy do I wish I still had that car!
Jim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2020, 11:19 PM   #15
mhsprecher
Senior Member
 
mhsprecher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Posts: 2,318
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JC_Whitney
__________________
1924 Model T Coupe
1928 Model A Roadster
1930 Model A Town Sedan
1939 Deluxe Fordor
1945 pickup
mhsprecher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 12:21 PM   #16
amodel25
Senior Member
 
amodel25's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Crowley, TX
Posts: 317
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

My Slant Windshield Town Sedan has a Vacuum Wiper Motor that was ordered from J. C. Whitney in 1981. Still works.
amodel25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 01:09 PM   #17
Purdy Swoft
Senior Member
 
Purdy Swoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 7,963
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

I got most of my model A parts from JC Whitney and Warshawsky in the sixties . A lot of their parts were made in Argentina but of good quality . Shipping was usually slow . Though it probably wasn't their fault , I can't help but remember the time that a can of 600 W leaked all over everything in the box of parts that I had ordered . What a mess !!!
Purdy Swoft is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 07:13 PM   #18
CarlG
Senior Member
 
CarlG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 8,569
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

The Model As I had when I was in High School in the late 50s both had JC Whitney parts on them.
__________________
Alaskan A's
Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
Model A Ford Club of America
Model A Restorers Club
Antique Automobile Club of America
Mullins Owner's Club
CarlG is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 07:47 PM   #19
dbaldwi3
Member
 
dbaldwi3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Gulf coast of florida
Posts: 60
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Just went to their website. When you select the year of your vehicle it only goes back to 1950. Sorry to say NO model A parts.
dbaldwi3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2020, 08:22 PM   #20
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 734
Default Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbaldwi3 View Post
Just went to their website. When you select the year of your vehicle it only goes back to 1950. Sorry to say NO model A parts.

Yeah, I saw that. Lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 PM.