Made in USA - Parts

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by Aceshigh, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. The Champ

    The Champ Veteran Member

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    FWIW - If you have a GM or a Ford product - the answer on a fuel pump is an ACDelco for GM or a MTC for Ford.

    Airtex is actually currently owned by Rank Group, a New Zealand-based private company. Prior to that it was owned by UCI. When UCI bought Airtex originally, Airtex owed more in fuel pump warranty claims than UCI paid for that division - that's how bad Airtex fuel pumps were.

    After UCI purchased Airtex, they completely reengineered the fuel pump line - and the quality has improved. It had to.

    This info was provided to me by my Airtex rep.

    As to other (mostly) American made products - Timken bearings.

    They did a $10,000,000.00 expansion to their truck hub bearing facility out in VA state a few years back and hired an additional 50 workers as a result.

    One real nice thing about Timken hub bearings - they use the OE blueprints to make them and actually use OE sensors. One of the major problems with Chinese hub bearings is the sensors.
     
  2. CogentZ28

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    It was installed in a 1998 Mazda Protege. If the next pump fails I'm going to take it to our local Mazda dealer and have an OEM one installed.
     
  3. green 1977

    green 1977 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just an update on Waupaca Foundry
    A Japanese Company is buying them
    http://www.jsonline.com/business/wa...als-for-13-billion-b99333571z1-271817721.html
     
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    You guys should buy Norwegian parts. :p
     
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    Z28PILOT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    +1:)
     
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    BMR Suspension products made in the USA
     
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    kstripes Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Most of the consumers want cheap prices. To lower prices and be competitive companies have to buy cheap parts and cut payroll. Reliability and service will also be lower as a result.
     
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    Painless Performance Products produces all of our products in Fort Worth, TX.

    Some of our switches and Relays, etc., have to be sourced from outside of the US by our US distributors. However, as much as we can, all products are sourced from and produced right here in the USA.
     
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