Re: Identifying a jc higgins
first thing that i can come up with is that you need a new front wheel. and while you're at it, get a new back rim and some HD spokes, and have someone (assuming you can't do it yourself) drill and re-lace your old hub up so you can keep the skiptooth set up.
i dunno that much about JC Higgins timelines, but there's plenty out there. check the cabe as mentioned above, oldroads.com, nostalgic.net, or search JC higgins and see what shows up.