Thanks a lot! Matter of fact, one navigation over eBay got me looking at an auction for another turntable. In the photo, in the background, there was one AR XA shell! I wrote to the fellow, and am purchasing for $50 plus shipping. Wow.
You guys have probably seen the Rek-O-Kut tracking pressure gauge which is being marketed. It looks like a clone of the original AR gauge!
So, if the gauge can be cloned, can't the AR headshell be cloned? All it takes is manufacturing it! Other after-market parts being built right now include new clone Dynaco chassis for several models, parts for antique Ford cars, Chevrolet cars, Corvettes, military Jeeps, sheep, what does it take to manufacture the AR headshell clones? Heck, they even are manufacturing brand-new McIntosh MC 275!