NOS and NORS

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NOS and NORS

Postby 58limited » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:23 pm

These two terms are frequently mis-used, especially on eBay.

NOS

New Old Stock or New Original Stock - these are parts that were made by the auto manufacturer when the car was new. You bought these parts at the dealership. They will be UNUSED (hence "new") in an original box with a label from the vehicle's division (i.e.- Buick division of GM had a box that said "Engineer Approved Parts" and the Buick crest or "Buick" on it). These parts, even though unused, may not be perfect: scratches from being moved around over the years, corrosion, dry rot, etc.


NORS

New Old Replacement Stock

These parts were made by aftermarket sources around the time of the car's manufacture. You got these parts at the auto parts store and some manufacterers were: Federal Mogul, Moog, etc.


New Replacement stock

New parts that you can go buy at an auto parts store or online now.
1958 Buick Limited Riviera Coupe Model 755

Other cars:
1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
1957 Pontiac Transcontinental Safari
1968 Ford Galaxie 500 HT
1977 Lincoln Continental Convertible
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