Well, they made as toys originally. There are Gorgi parts dealers that may sell replacement rivets but some other technique may work. Maybe replace them with screws…
Hi Pete, It runs great and is a super strong puller. No scratches would rate it as excellent condition.Nice one Bill. Looks like its great shape. Does the bell work?
Hi Pete, pulled the shell, looks like the previous owner was one of the folks that the continuous bell annoyed. Bell has been gutted, probably a good thing, I most likely would have done it also.The bell is mechanical, activated by a cam and a spring. It should ring continuously when running regardless of the power supply.
Many had the bell or mechanism removed as it could become annoying.
Mine has a worn cam which does not retract the hammer fully so its not very loud.
Recycled a 45 year-old quart of Wolf's head motor oil when I moved last year. Cleaning out the garage, it was sitting there from my brother's muscle car days.