Let’s just say.. you find a NOS part, and well, you need to use it? Is that cool? Or stupid. Seems odd. But at some point in a NOS parts life, the box and the usefulness of it becomes more valuable that the use of the part?
I know, I know. But it’s only N.O.S. one! And in here is the conundrum of it all.
So there is a possible yes it’s okay to use scenario, and that is if your boat is 100% original. As in every part of it is original. Wood, chrome, interior. ALL OF IT. No, Nada, nix part is a reproduction or restored part. Then your NOS part become part of the gestalt of the boats life.
And to add to the conundrum, now what do you do with these parts? A Text Message Museum? Can you put an New Old Stock Piston in your living room?
And this of course brings up the emotion associated with that part. IT’S A PART? As in a part of something bigger. A family of parts that all sing together. And your little NOS part is all alone. An orphan part that most likely will never be with the family they were born with. A SIT part. Stuck In Time? For gods sake use the part and give it the purpose in life it was conceived for. It has one mission in life. To generate a little spark. And you, you..you.. have locked that poor part in a drawer all its life. You make me sick!
Okay, I am exhausted.. I have used “conundrum”, “scenario”, and “gestalt” got all emotional about your spark plugs.. All in one story.