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jisaias0308
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posted 06-02-2013 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have on eBay for bidding with no reserve some original Apollo spare parts. Please take a look. Thanks.

jisaias0308
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posted 06-08-2013 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are interested, bidding for the Apollo parts ends in less than 24 hours. Thanks.

jisaias0308
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posted 06-09-2013 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In case you miss the first ones, I have a second lot of original Apollo spare parts for sale on eBay with no reserve. Please take a look. Thanks.

Tykeanaut
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posted 06-10-2013 03:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much did the first batch sell for?

jisaias0308
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posted 06-10-2013 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can check it on eBay.

The spacer was sold in $29.90. The seal ball valve in $32.10 and the valve in $81.00.

SpaceAholic
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posted 06-10-2013 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of these items are not actual AJ10-137 (SPS engine) artifacts but rather GSE components cleaned to specification to prevent contamination as they were intended to come in contact with the engine (or associated fluids/gases) during its fabrication and testing.

Have a whole bucket full of them on this end...

jisaias0308
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posted 06-11-2013 04:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a small amateur collector, I have to admit that receiving a post about your items for sale from someone with the expertise of Scott Schneeweis (who I admire) is always a little bit intimidating.

I am not an expert. I do not have access to the really interesting hardware components of the Apollo program and I do not have a deep technical knowledge.

Having said that, and with no intention to show any kind of disrespect for Scott's opinion, I do not want to leave my post to end here, without expressing my personal view about these parts.

I have always been interested in the actual hardware of the Apollo program, but I cannot afford it. During my small experience as a collector, I have acquired some small space related hardware, but provenance is always an issue. There are some affordable pieces and components out there, but in order to link them to the space program, you have to go through an exhaustive research of obscure serial numbers and references.

These Apollo spare parts are not complex components or flown hardware, and they are probably only related to the AJ10-137, but these parts were without any doubt part of the most important achievement on space history: The Apollo program.

The thing that I love the most about these parts is that they are clearly labelled "Apollo", properly dated, beautifully preserved, and they have a relatively close connection with the Apollo Service Module that can be easily established. Based on my personal experience, I believe that is hard to find something with this characteristics that is affordable and so suitable for display.

Personally I was so tired browsing all the time though the same boring space memorabilia (copied patches, forged signatures, obscure "space" stuff) that I felt really refreshed when I found this historical Apollo parts, and that is why I like them a lot. In any case I assume not everyone is going to share my opinion about what is an interesting space collectable and what is not.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 06-11-2013 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott is probably just referring to your misleading topic title.

These are cool items, though.

jisaias0308
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posted 06-11-2013 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Misleading title? One of the parts I am selling is a seal ball valve.

The ball valve was used on the gas generator for the F-1 engine, for the prevalves and fill and drain valves for the Saturn S-1C propellant tank and for engine main valves in the Apollo Service Module.

Please take a look at this document ("Liquid Rocket Valve Assemblies").Here in pages 6,26 34,96 and 97 you are going to find references to the ball valves used in the AJ10-137.

I believe that the seal ball valve pictured in the figure 30 on page 97 is one of the pieces I just sold.

I agree with the fact that the parts that I am selling are so generic that some could have probably been used on Ground Support Equipment pumps (GSE), that in any case were attached to the engine just before launch.

Because ball valves were also used on F-1 and S-1C, is true that ground pumps were used to supply pressurized fuel to their actuator unit engine start before launch.

Just bear in mind that my spare parts were made specifically under the AGC 46652 cleanliness requirement for the Apollo Service Module Engine, that is already mounted in the top of a Saturn V that is just about to take off.

In any case as I said in my previous post, I am not an expert. But I know these are original Apollo spare parts, and I believe that, not because they could have been used also by some support equipment, you can then argue that these parts were not designed for the Apollo Service Module.

jisaias0308
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posted 06-12-2013 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another of the items that I am selling is a Spring Helical part number 1133790-1.

Below are 3 snapshots of the Apollo 13 Investigation Team Final Report Panel 6 - "Command and Service Module."

This Spring part number is listed under the Apollo Service Module Propulsion System (SPS) Materials in page 180.

jisaias0308
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posted 06-15-2013 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jisaias0308   Click Here to Email jisaias0308     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are interested, bidding for the Apollo parts ends in less than 24 hours.

Thanks.

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