OK, so it's not a COMPLETE Duesenberg, but
it's more than I ever expected to have!
I was searching through
"Duesenberg" in January 2006 when I came across two items I
could not resist. One was a pair of Lynite connecting rods from a J, the
other was a water jacket access plate. Both items were offered by
a seller who (I found out after I bought them) was in the business of
restoring engines! They were offered on eBay since they were no
The connecting rods are part J-309. One
(marked J-309-BA) has what I believe
to be a date stamp -- 10 25 32 -- which is quite consistent with
Duesenberg history. It is the one shown here, and belonged in cylinder 7. The seller did not know the J number of the engine
from which they had been removed. Both connecting rods had seen a lot of
use. The crankshaft journal on one was very badly scored and the
other has damage to the oil channels. I don't care! They came from a
Duesenberg and they are mine! One sits in my office at work, the other in
my office at home.
water jacket access plate has also seen a lot of use and showed signs
of having been involved in an ongoing water leak. The inside is rust
stained and somewhat corroded, the outside also shows rust and corrosion
damage. It's not the sort of thing that you would put on the engine of
your $500K+ Duesenberg engine, but eventually it will look GREAT on my
wall! Although it will never look like new, I will try to polish it up and
mount it in a Duesenberg Green shadowbox.
Click the thumbnails, above, for a closer
It's nice when dreams come true!