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are there secret ways to find a hard-to-find car part?

We need a center link for our 1994 G20 van. Our mechanic called around and couldn't find one, but said we might find one on the internet. No luck so far. Are there any secret places or techniques to find a part like this?
posted by lgyre on Jul 3, 2014 - 7 answers

USA seller of "twin screened audio cable" or "two core screened cable?"

I need basically this. I'd rather order it from closer to home. My searches for this type of cable in the US haven't turned up anything, and I don't know enough about electronics to figure out what other names it might go by. I think it's a common type of cable so there must be something I'm missing. Thanks!
posted by univac on May 17, 2014 - 5 answers

What should I keep in my truck's toolbox?

So I have an old truck. I'd like to hear your suggestions for tools, spare parts, fluids, etc that I should keep on hand in the truck either in case something goes wrong or in case I find myself having to do something tool-related while I'm out of the house. Hit me with your best suggestions! [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 5, 2013 - 20 answers

Seeking to re-squeak dog's favorite toys

My small dog loves squeaky tennis balls and will chase them incessantly, morning and night. However, he is also quite adept at de-squeaking these toys, sometimes within minutes. While he does continue to play with the balls after they have lost their sound, these are far less alluring. As neither my budget nor my house has room for the infinite supply of fresh squeaky balls he desires, I seek to re-squeak these balls with fresh squeakers and some super glue. [more inside]
posted by zachxman on Sep 13, 2013 - 12 answers

new soldering iron tip, or new iron

I have a Weller SP23 (23W) soldering iron which I've used for a couple of small through-hole kit projects. It's got a chisel tip which seems to have a ~4mm wide edge. I think I want a smaller chisel tip (maybe 2 mm) or maybe a new, versatile soldering iron. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 14, 2013 - 5 answers

The best book on college grammar?

I have just finished a college course in business English. I did well, but I want to be able to look at parts of speech in a sentence and understand enough to know for sure why I am using who or whom or when to choose subjective or objective pronouns. (Example: Do you think it was THEY who left the door unlocked overnight?) My textbook spent more time telling you to substitute he or him for who or whom, but I wanted to be able to understand what part of speech was responsible for the choice. What is the best college level or above textbook to teach me this? Thank you in advance.
posted by Leah on May 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Pandemic: On The Brink - petri dish dimensions?

What are the dimensions of the plastic petri dishes used to store disease cubes that ship with the Pandemic expansion, On The Brink?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Apr 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for a 2003 Cadillac CTS backup light lens cover

The rear backup light panel around my license plate fell off on my 10 year old Cadillac. I have been checking junk yards and looking online and am unable to locate one affordably. Apparently, it's a common problem on this older model of car as the adhesive wears, and they tend to fall off. It was my grandmothers car before she passed away, and I love taking care of her baby. It's $600 at the dealership for the entire assembly and has to be painted. My vehicle is silver/gray but I might take any color. Any suggestions would be helpful. I believe it looks something like this (though the following one is in black) http://tinyurl.com/c28n4cz
posted by LLF246 on Apr 23, 2013 - 2 answers

Best place to sell laptop or laptop parts NYC mac

My girlfriend is looking to sell an Intel Mac for parts or whole. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Apr 20, 2013 - 10 answers

Spare parts for an ex-Japan Toyota Hilux Surf?

How (in the hell) do I find spare parts for my '02 Toyota Hilux Surf? Difficulty factor: car in Kenya, originally made for Japanese market, wife in US and could bring parts back. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 18, 2012 - 7 answers

A Symphony, Divided?

Is there anywhere to listen to the component parts of a piece of classical music? [more inside]
posted by ilana on May 1, 2012 - 6 answers

This sucks because it no longer sucks.

Where can I get little parts for Miele vacuums? [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Feb 27, 2012 - 1 answer

Help a skateboarder understand skateboards

Please explain skateboards to me. Decks, bearings, trucks, bushings, wheels. Hardness, softness, size, other attributes, etc. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jan 15, 2012 - 7 answers

3/8" to 1/2" Berkel (MB) Bread slicer change in NYC?

I may be purchasing a used Berkel bread slicer — the model is MB (it may be MBSS, since the whole model is stainless steel). It currently has a 3/8" slice size. I need it changed to a 1/2" slice size. Do you have a recommendation for a service center in or around NYC that could do the job well without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Oct 16, 2011 - 1 answer

How to quickly find unwanted pinball parts in Toronto?

Where in Toronto / GTA can I find old or broken, unvalued pinball playfield components for use in an art project / architectural model? [more inside]
posted by waterunderground on Sep 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Half-grown ear, recommendations on how to make it "normal" appreciated.

I have an half-grown right ear. Any recommendations on how to "fix" it? [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Aug 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Single Elderly Centrifuge seeks well-preserved hanging-bucket rotor

Hi, it's your friendly neighborhood biotech lab-equipment-monkey again. In a continuation of the centrifuge saga, now that we've confirmed the unit will probably work with a proper rotor installed, I am on a quest to track down and acquire said rotor. Nobody seems to be selling it new anymore, and the ones I've found used are all missing crucial parts! Do I need better search-fu, or is it time to call the glue factory for this big old spinny beast? Halp! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Where to buy Traeger grill parts?

Anyone know where I can get a hopper/burner assembly for a Traeger grill (I have the Texas Grill, but any of their line may work)? So far internet searches have been unsuccessful. I have not yet contacted the manufacturer to see if they will sell spares, but all I can find from 3rd parties are spare internals (motors, controllers, etc)...
posted by masher on Jul 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Name that shower part

What would you call this particular part of a shower? [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Burner Burn Out

Do electric burners ever wear out? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Can I replace an entire car door on the cheap?

Can I replace an entire car door & fender on the cheap with junkyard parts and parts ordered online? [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S. on May 14, 2011 - 8 answers

How do car engines work?

Are there resources on the internet where I can find information about what's under the hood of my car? I just feel that being a man and all I should have a good idea of what I'm looking at when I pop the hood of my car. I just want to learn the basics and maybe get a better idea of how stuff works under there. I have a Honda and a Toyota, and I know things are built differently under there, but if there's anything specific to those two then that would be preferable.
posted by fiestapais on Apr 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Supply seeking demand

Where to sell lots of SATA cables and stuff? [more inside]
posted by hypersloth on Apr 8, 2011 - 8 answers

How to stay up to date on PC parts after a hiatus?

How does MeFi stay up to date with PC Tech? [more inside]
posted by BurN_ on Mar 23, 2011 - 13 answers

I can just ignore this, right?

How important is the big piece of plastic that goes across the bottom of the front of my car, under the engine? Because mine fell off.
posted by smackfu on Feb 14, 2011 - 22 answers

How much for parts?

Help - quick! Someone has offered to buy our 1991 Volvo 240 wagon for parts but we are being required to set an asking price instead of him making an offer. Anyone have any advice? The mechanic kind of scoffed at $500.
posted by krikany on Feb 11, 2011 - 14 answers

ThinkPad Mystery Parts ID

My ThinkPad was repaired, and I got some mystery parts back along with it. Picture inside! [more inside]
posted by themel on Jan 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Nikon spare parts

Repair spare parts for a Nikon SB800 speedlight [more inside]
posted by cameronfromedinburgh on Nov 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking for Oakley c-wire replacement parts.

The spring hinge on my Oakley c-wire sunglasses has broken and I can't find a replacement anywhere. Looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by cosmac on Nov 25, 2010 - 6 answers

New bowl for a KitchenAid food processor

New bowl for a KitchenAid food processor in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Nov 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store specializing in laptop parts in San Francisco

Hey folks. Long time reader, first time 'asker.' Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store in San Francisco - I'm particularly looking for Dell laptop parts. Just inherited a Dell D810 Latitude laptop - needs some love - almost free love, that's my budget... Any chance in getting a line on a used dell charger (type pa-10) or a used battery for a Latitiude d810 (type Y4367)? Anyone know of a recycle-ry that I can hit up for cheap? I've scouted ebay, put a call out on freecycle (Marin, SF), and scoured craigslist. Suggests?
posted by firestorm888 on Oct 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Mystery part

What is this thing? See picture. [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on Oct 25, 2010 - 17 answers

I spent $2500 on car repairs and all I got was a giant's paperweight

Is there any way I can turn a broken flywheel and clutch into some pocket money? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Sep 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Parts of Ships

There are lots of "how stuff works" style diagrams of the anatomy of submarines and other military seacraft on the web. Are there any books or websites with more detailed information? The nerd in me wants to know about the backup power generators and what type of cabling runs through the bulkheads.
posted by parallax7d on Jul 23, 2010 - 11 answers

Turning cat6 into 16 carats

I have just come into possession of a lot of cat6 cable (in bulk). What's the best way to turn it into money? [more inside]
posted by Geppp on Jul 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Can I sell my nearly new macbook for parts?

Soup attacked my Macbook and now it is on its way to fried-land. Lots of things still work fine, and it's less than 1 year old. Is there a way to get money from the parts? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 14, 2010 - 10 answers

I need a special buckle

Anyone know where I can find a five-point harness type buckle? the kind you find on a high chair or such? [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on May 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Need French Assistance for my Old Moulinex Juicer

Vintage Moulinex Juicer - Can it be salvaged? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on May 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Japanese auto parts into America?

Is it possible for a US American to buy a part from a Japanese junk yard? How? [more inside]
posted by Marky on May 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me find bike parts and accessories.

Anyone have any experience with Bicycle Parts and Accessories distributors? I'm thinking of starting a online store specializing in a segment of the cycling world that I feel is under-served. Any advice from inside the industry would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Mar 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Eject the core!

I'm looking to buy a silicon steel lamination core from a transformer. I frequently give presentations that discuss the design of these transformers and I'd like to have a sample to show the audience. Where can I buy this online? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Feb 25, 2010 - 7 answers

What is a dead car worth?

I own a 1997 VW Golf that threw a rod in 2004 and has been sitting (inside a garage) ever since. Donating it to charity has no tax benefit for me. It needs to go. Does it have any cash value at all? If so, how much? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Correct parts for a Bernette/Bernina 812 sewing machine?

Correct parts for a Bernette/Bernina 812 sewing machine? [more inside]
posted by Perplexer on Nov 6, 2009 - 4 answers

This is why I can't have nice things!

Did I get scammed on eBay? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Oct 22, 2009 - 25 answers

The time machine in back to the future was just a DeLorean covered in ______. What's the word for _____?

Prompted by the success of a previous post, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers

How to make Quick Parts more intelligent in MS Word?

I want to automate a Word document for some sales drones. I'd love it if I could check for when a Quick Part field ends with an "s", and if so insert just an apostrophe as opposed to apostrophe then "s". But how? [more inside]
posted by Ridge on Sep 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Advice on constructing a sellable leash please!

Had an idea for a new design of dog leash and want to make and hopefully sell it. I've had a heck of a time finding a source for all the little locking/clasping components found on your typical leash. How do I find them? [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on Jul 26, 2009 - 6 answers

What screw do I use, and where do I get it?

While changing the lightbulb in the front turn signal on my car (a 2003 BMW 330i), I managed to lose the screw that connects the turn signal assembly to the car. What kind of screw can I get to replace it? [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Jul 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Can you identify these window parts and suggest a source for them?

Can you identify these window parts and suggest where I could purchase equivalents? May be specific to the UK. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Bike parts from India

It is so tantalizing to be able to see the produce of the the large manufacturers of bicycles in India via their web pages, yet not have any access in quantities less than a fully loaded container. Does anyone know of a local bike shop in India, at least connected to email, who will ship small amounts of bike parts by mail out of the country? It seems to me a local shop would have access through the normal distribution channels to parts from the big companies in small quantities. This stuff is vital to repairing old British bikes, there being virtually no domestic manufacture there anymore. I know that there exists lots out there from bikes that have been parted out, but finding who has it when you need it is difficult.
posted by ackptui on Apr 25, 2009 - 2 answers

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