No you can get rebuilt parts as well as replica parts and restore them to original. That is what I do. I prefer the 1940's or 1950's style as a lot more parts available. This is now 20% of my service work in N CA. I am 1 of 2 people that do this north of SF bay area. Amazing, I can rebuild a Wedgewood or O'Keefe & Merritt for under $1000.00 and it will be good for another 25-35 years.