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Another Happy Customer!

RockAuto is definitely the best place to buy parts!

Other internet companies should take a lesson from them. The orders are always correct. I always receive them in a timely manner. And the prices are cheaper than the local parts store for the exact same item!

Mike in Missouri

 

Carlisle Events
RockAuto is the Official Auto Parts Store of Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events

2011 Schedule of Events:

Corvettes at Carlisle
August 26-28

Fall Carlisle & Auction
Sept. 28-Oct. 2

 

Upcoming Events
If you would like your event featured here, email us with details.

19th Annual Un-Finished Nationals
8/26/2011
Everett, WA
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The Blue Ridge Runners Meet
8/26/2011
Bridgewater, UK
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Battle Mountain Burners Car Club Car Show
8/26/2011
Winnemucca, NV
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34th Annual LeMay Annual Car Show
8/27/2011
Spanway, WA
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Kisses For Kyle Foundation Car Show
8/27/2011
Ambler, PA
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Port Townsend Kiwanis Classic Car Show
8/27/2011
Port Townsend, WA
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Car Show/Flea Market
8/27/2011
Thurmont, MD
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Transwest Buick GMC Custom Car Truck Show
8/27/2011
Commerce City, CO
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Mid-Atlantic Ford Roundup
8/27/2011
Yorktown, VA
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Brown County Shrine Club
8/27/2011
Nashville, IN
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Electric City GTO's Car Show
8/27/2011
Schenectady, NY
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Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department Annual Car Show
8/27/2011
Dagsboro, DE
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4th Annual Iowa Lincoln Highway Assn Motor Tour
8/27/2011
Davenport, IA
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Springdale Car Show
8/27/2011
Middleton, WI
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5th Annual Car Show
8/27/2011
Paragould, AR
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3rd Annual Warriors for Charity Car & Bike Show
8/27/2011
Fountain, CO
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Lake County Customs & Classics Car Show
8/27/2011
Winfield, BC
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Potato Days
8/27/2011
Barnesville, MN
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2011 Seneca Cruise Night
8/27/2011
Seneca, IL
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Knuckle Busters Car Club Car Show
8/27/2011
Aledo, IL
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Exquisite Car & Truck Club
8/27/2011
Woodbridge, VA
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Air Cooled at the Orchard
8/27/2011
Hamden, CT
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Knights of Columbus 1st Annual Classic Car Show
8/28/2011
New Windsor, NY
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Old Fashioned Downtown Saturday Night
8/28/2011
Eaton, OH
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2nd Annual Team 207 Auto Club Car Show
8/28/2011
Lewiston, ME
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3rd Annual Car Truck & Bike Show
8/28/2011
Dartmouth, MA
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Bikers for Babies Classic Car Show
8/28/2011
Staten Island, NY
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Antique Fire Apparatus Car Show
8/28/2011
McGraw, NY
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Cascade Rambler Club Annual Car Show
8/30/2011
Seattle, WA
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4th Annual Cars for a Cause Classic Car Show
8/30/2011
Manchester, NH
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27th Annual Southwest Mopar Mini-Nationals
9/3/2011
Cedar Hill, TX
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5th Annual Cruz'n for Christ Motorcycle Ride & Bike Show
9/3/2011
Eminence, KY
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2nd Annual Cruisin for Horsepower
9/3/2011
Knightstown, IN
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Moravia Fall Festival Classic Car Show
9/3/2011
Moravia, IA
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Car Show in Deposit, NY
9/3/2011
Deposit, NY
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Cars 4 Kids Car & Truck Show
9/4/2011
Lincoln, IL
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Hoosier Old Wheels 39th Annual Car Show
9/4/2011
Plymouth, IN
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Amakuru VDub Show
9/4/2011
Warwick, UK
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Casey Popcorn Festival Car Show
9/4/2011
Rosedale, IN
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5th Annual Pinedorado Car Show
9/4/2011
Cambria, CA
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27th Annual Southwest Mopar Mini Nationals
9/4/2011
Dallas, TX
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7th Annual Labor Day Cars For Cancer
9/5/2011
Muskegon, MI
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Town & Country Days 2nd Annual Car/Bike Show
9/5/2011
Shell Lake, WI
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Kiwanis Car Show
9/8/2011
Coarsegold, CA
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PT Cruiser Car Show
9/8/2011
Hampton, VA
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Cruz 'N' Eureka
9/9/2011
McKinleyville, CA
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Hub City Classic Car Show
9/9/2011
Limon, CO
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41st Annual Eureka Springs Antique Auto Festival
9/9/2011
Eureka Springs, AR
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Immortalized-A Juried Custom Rod Art Show
9/9/2011
Escondido, CA
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NAMDRA Car Show
9/9/2011
Salem, WI
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Ridgewood NJ Chamber of Commerce Car Show
9/9/2011
Ridgewood, NJ
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Orange Airport Drag Strip Reunion
9/10/2011
Amherst, MA
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WVstreets.com Car Show
9/10/2011
Camden, WV
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Route 6t7 Community Fun Fest Classic Car Show
9/10/2011
Indianapolis, IN
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Dodge County Classics Swap Meet & Car Show
9/10/2011
Burnett, WI
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9th United Way Car & Motorcycle Show
9/10/2011
Alpharetta, GA
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Annual Car Show to benefit The Children's Miracle Network
9/10/2011
Williamstown, PA
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Cheshire Fall Festival & Car Show
9/10/2011
Cheshire, CT
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Cruisin for Logan Car Show
9/10/2011
Channahon, IL
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Christian Academy Fundraiser Car Show
9/10/2011
Georgetown, KY
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Northern California Kit Car Show
9/10/2011
Walnut Creek, CA
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8th Annual Classic Car Show Competition
9/10/2011
Scotland Neck, NC
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HTVFC Annual Hog Roast Car Show & Bike Ride
9/10/2011
Muncie, IN
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Lawrence County Cancer Patients Car Show Benefit
9/10/2011
Bedford, IN
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5th Annual Back to School Car Show
9/10/2011
Stevensville, MD
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Car Show for the Benefit of Operation Shoebox
9/10/2011
Lady Lake, FL
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Zachary Decker Mini Golf Outing & VW Cruise
9/10/2011
Hamburg, NJ
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Candlewood Valley Corvettes Presents "Our 30th Annual Benefit Corvette Show & Shine"
9/11/2011
Southbury, CT
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Barron Fall Fest Car Show
9/11/2011
Barron, WI
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Troop 54 Car Show
9/11/2011
Voorhees, NJ
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YYCC Car Show Swap Meet
9/11/2011
North Grosvenor Dale, CT
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Fairfax Car Show
9/11/2011
Fairfax, CA
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33rd Chico Concours d'Elegance
9/11/2011
Chico, CA
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Brewer's Troop 15 Boys Scouts 4th Annual Brewer Days Car Show
9/11/2011
Brewer, ME
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Leigh Valley Region AACA
9/11/2011
Easton, PA
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4th Annual Earl Thomas Memorial Car Show
9/15/2011
Farmersville, TX
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CarFest
9/24/2011
Covington, VA
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Knightcon
9/24/2011
Stonehouse, UK
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Mustang West Car Show
9/25/2011
Olympia, WA
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Galion Historical Society Car Show
9/25/2011
Galion, OH
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Poker Run 14 Car Show & Color Tour
9/25/2011
Gowen, MI
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3rd Annual NJCC Corvette & All GM Show
9/25/2011
Wayne, NJ
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FJ Cruisers Fall Gathering
9/30/2011
Dover, NH
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Car Show
9/30/2011
Richmond, VA
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Wings Wheels Festival
9/30/2011
East Wenatchee, WA
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Dubtoberfest
9/30/2011
Kennewick, WA
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Annual Fall Car Show
9/30/2011
Spring Lake Heights, NJ
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USA Standard Gear Drivetrain Parts

USA Standard Gear

Are you in need of any of the following parts: Axle Shaft, Differential, Differential Bearing & Seal Kit, Differential Pinion Bearing, Differential Ring & Pinion, Drop Out Case, Spider Gear or Stub Axle? USA Standard Gear offers a lower cost alternative to other manufacturers.

Ring & Pinions - USA Standard Gear uses the latest designs and manufacturing technologies to provide a strong gear that is easy to set up.

Axles - USA Standard Gear uses precision manufacturing technologies to provide top quality, competition tough axles. Find quality axles at value prices for the front and rear of your vehicle.

Kits - USA Standard Gear install kits offer a lower cost alternative when price must be kept low. Included are carrier bearings and races, pinion bearings and races, pinion seal, complete shim kit, ring gear bolts, pinion nut, crush sleeve (if applicable), oil baffles and slingers (if applicable), threading locking compound, marking compound with brush and gasket.

USA Standard Gear Parts

Check out the ‘Drivetrain’ category of the RockAuto.com catalog to see if there is a USA Standard Gear part available for your ride!

 

 

Forum of the Month

Offroadohio.com

Created in 2004, Offroadohio.com aims to help offroad enthusiasts of all levels become a part of the action. Members regularly plan rides both in and around the state of Ohio and welcome all members, both new and old, to join them. Offroadohio.com also sports a review section to post past trip experiences regarding any park in Ohio and many of the parks in neighboring states. The Forum also hosts a technical section with many active members who can help with technical aspects ranging from what size tire to run on a stock Jeep Liberty to tweaking a dedicated tube buggy to get the most articulation out of it. All off road enthusiasts are invited to join the site and attend future trips with it's members.

If you are the administrator or member of a forum and you would like to see your website featured in an upcoming newsletter and receive a discount code to share with your members, contact cynthia@rockauto.com.

 

 

Repair Mistakes & Blunders

Ouch!

Back in 1969, while in school, I bought a 1953 Chevy. It turned out to have a blown engine - main bearings shot. I spent a month of spare time rebuilding it, working in a gravel driveway. One of the final touches was to clean out the carburetor. (Carter YF - remember those?). As I was putting it together, there was a "boing" and the spring from the accelerator pump ricocheted off my forehead. I began searching through the gravel (yeah...right), then seeing if maybe a spring from a ball point pen would work. No luck. After maybe an hour, I was at my wits end, and I smacked my hand against my forehead.

And there was the spring. Lodged in my hair the whole time.

I put everything together and finished the job. Engine ran great. But I vowed to never have anything to do with a gravel driveway, and never work on a carburetor anywhere except on a workbench or a smooth cement floor.

Ken in Virginia

 

Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder or unconventional fix. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes or share off-the-wall solutions that worked (at least for awhile!). Please email your story to flamur@rockauto.com. Include your mailing address and shirt size (large or extra large) and we will mail you a RockAuto "Do it yourself?" t-shirt if we publish your story (see the t-shirts under Extras in the catalog). The story will be credited using only your first name and your vague geographic location (state, province, country, continent, etc.) so you can remain semi-anonymous!

 

 

Let’s See What Happens

RockAuto

Airtex/Wells Flex Fuel Sensor Part # 5S2061

E15, a mixture of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline, may eventually be sold in the United States. Currently E10 (10% ethanol) is a choice or the only choice at the gas pumps in many states. How could a switch to E15 potentially impact old cars?

I decided the place to start my research was the “Flex Fuel” vehicles that can run on E85, 85% ethanol. They have been on the road for more than a decade. About half of new GM vehicles can run on E85. How is a Flex Fuel vehicle different than my 1979 Chrysler or a newer, non-E85 capable vehicle?

The simple but perhaps best answer is that from the beginning Flex Fuel vehicles were designed to run on 85% ethanol. Ethanol critics point out that ethanol is more corrosive to some materials than gasoline. It has only about 67% of the energy density of gasoline but higher oxygen content. More oxygen, higher octane, means a leaner mixture and potentially hotter combustion and exhaust temperatures. Ethanol is more likely to absorb water, which might lead to problems like corrosion and a gummy varnish.

None of these characteristics of ethanol mean that it is good or bad compared to 100% gasoline. It is just a different fuel and engines need to be designed to run on it. And cars have been designed to run on ethanol for over 100 years. Some Model Ts were built for ethanol fuel. Modern racecars often run on 100% alcohol. Cars in Brazil have been running on various alcohol concentrations for 30+ years.

Since at least the 1990s, car manufacturers in North America have been thinking about ethanol when they designed engine fuel systems. If a part could possibly work on both Flex Fuel vehicles and non-Flex Fuel vehicles, then they would just use the one part rather than spending money to design two. Owners of late model vehicles usually do not have to worry that the fuel injector o-rings, fuel pumps, fuel tanks, etc. will be corroded by ethanol. Those parts are likely the same parts used on the Flex-Fuel, 85% ethanol vehicles. Much of what is unique about Flex Fuel vehicles is in the sensors and software. The engines need to be able to know if they are receiving 87 octane gasoline or 100+ octane alcohol and adjust the timing, idle speed, etc. accordingly.

Flex Fuel vehicles might have some unique parts (fuel filters, oxygen sensors, etc.) compared to non-flex fuel models built the same year. For example, early Flex Fuel Fords have a Flex Fuel Sensor that detects the amount of ethanol in the fuel mixture. That Flex Fuel Sensor by Airtex/Wells currently costs more than $600 at RockAuto. But unique, expensive sensors and other parts are likely to continue to fade away as Flex Fuel increasingly becomes the norm.

So E15 probably will not dissolve the fuel systems in late model cars and maybe their engine computers, knock sensors and other parts can recognize and correctly respond to higher octane E15, but what about my 1979 Chrysler? There the news is not good because there really is no clear news. I was excited when I saw a US government sponsored report on the impact of E15 on “legacy” vehicles. That is until I discovered that legacy only meant 10 years old! The study only indicated they were reasonably confident that E15 would not have a negative impact on 2001 and newer, legacy vehicles.

There have been studies of off road engines found in lawn mowers, marine engines, snowmobiles, etc. that could relate to old cars. Air-cooled weed whackers and old cars with carburetors do not have oxygen sensors that provide the engine with feedback on the correctness of the fuel mixture. There are concerns that ethanol could create too lean a mixture and too much heat. Ethanol might dissolve rubber components or the composite body of my Chrysler’s Carter four-barrel carburetor. There are just too many different old engines and engines not designed for ethanol for anyone to make any 100% guarantees about the impact of E15, E20 or higher ethanol concentrations.

Increasing ethanol concentrations in five percent increments appears to be nothing but a “let’s see what happens” gamble for truly old cars. With all the old cars and other engines not designed for ethanol out there, hopefully 100% gasoline or at least E10 will remain available. Now I better understand why E15 is such a political, environmental, technical and legal hot potato.

Tom Taylor,
RockAuto.com

 

 

Richard's 1964 Corvette

Richard's 1964 Corvette

Last year I did a complete body off restoration on my 1964 Corvette. It is a numbers matching 327 300hp 4 speed with only 48,000 actual miles. I purchased all the steering and suspension parts from RockAuto and found the service and price couldn't be beat.

Richard in Virginia


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Just send us an email with information about your show.

 

 

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