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Re: Let's Hope NAPA Stays Around



I'm lucky to have a Hust Brothers store near me. A small local chain. They have been in business for 100 years. They have a drive line shop, brake shop, machine shop and welding shop. They have a monster warehouse and never throw anything out. I recently purchased a set of rebuilt poly heads from them. The machinist said he rebuilt them 20 years ago. The owner never came back to pick them up. They keep all the old parts manuals and will spend the time to cross reference anything. Pulling parts that may fit so you can look at them. 

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On Apr 12, 2017, at 11:17, Bob Faunce <bobsbelvedere@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

NAPA has always been a great place to visit in person but their website sucks.  Hardest one to use.  I don’t bother anymore.  Maybe they are so focused on their bricks and mortar stores that they have neglected their web presence.  No reason they both can’t work well. 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Kinsley
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:06 PM
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Subject: Re: Let's Hope NAPA Stays Around

 

I agree too but not all Napa stores are equal. My local store is computer only and the old guy retired. The young guys can't find squat on the computer past 2000. The main branch though has that same catalog set and can fix me up as needed.

On Apr 12, 2017 11:37 AM, <glpavlovich@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Ditto.  A hold-in-your-hand catalog never goes “down” with the internet or a power failure.  Always good to have a non-glitch resource available.

Gary P.

 

Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:06 AM

Subject: Re: Let's Hope NAPA Stays Around

 

Agree 100%

Here in Canada they do not have the inventory u have BUT the staff have good attitudes about ordering stuff or letting u poke around in the back

 



Gerry Peters 

 


On Apr 12, 2017, at 5:34 AM, ddavids <ddavids@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

It's widely accepted that the internet saved the old car hobby. I, for one, vividly recall the days of pouring through classifieds in Hemming's and either calling or writing letters in search of parts for my Mopars. I often spent money for printed inventory lists of NOS parts. The internet and eBay changed all that and I truly believe that because of it there are many more old cars on the road today than there were 20 years ago.

 

The big weak link that has developed in the supply chain is the inability of the popular auto parts stores to meet our needs. Their mentality is if it ain't in the computer, it doesn't exist. I do believe that NAPA stores, however, are the last bastion of hope parts-store-wise. I have a couple of stores near me with workers behind the counter who are deft at cross-referencing parts numbers and, at the very least, point me in the right direction to locate what I need. A major tool in their arsenal remains their library of paper catalogs. Many times I've been able to delve deep into those pages and find a suitable bushing, spring, stud, bearing or whatever that is simply not retrievable going at it using a computer system programmed with the year/make/model/engine search method.

 

Here's a photo of the paper catalogs behind the counter of a NAPA I recently visited in Sacramento, CA. Let's all hope NAPA stays in business.

 

Dan in Seattle

 

 

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