The other day, I received an email from a person who had what he believed to be an American Austin radiator cap. We exchanged a few messages and the owner sent me a few photos. It’s always nice to chat with people regarding parts they have, helping them identify them, and ultimately helping them to find a good home for what ever they have. If you have any parts or cars that you are looking to identify and pass along to a new home, feel free to contact us.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of American Austin rooster cap reproductions, click here. The seller shared a photo with me of the bottom, indicating that it does not have any of the original Stant manufacturing information. The lack of lettering and the plethora of detail leads me to believe this is one of the caps made by Hal Thompson, which I believe could have also been sold by New Castle. This cap is likely not made from stainless, but is chrome plating over some other non-ferrous metal.
Having had a busy couple of days, I did not get a chance to get this identifying information to the seller before he listed it; but I did just get it to him.
With a starting bid of $50.00, this could end up being a tremendous bargain. I picked one of these up a year or so ago after a lot of hunting and am likely going to use it on my 33 Austin. At the price, why not cast a bid?
Click here to see the American Austin Radiator Cap