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  1. Thanks guys! I told the owner that it will be at least two months before I can work him in, realistically longer than that. Rhode Island Wiring does not list anything for an 88, so looks like YNZ unless someone has another recommendation.
  2. Thanks! I'll check into that. I also am looking at YNZ .
  3. One of the next projects coming to the shop is a stock 1951 Olds 88. It has the original wiring, and it is falling apart. Does anyone have a recommendation as to where to purchase a replacement. Want the original looking fabric insulation. Thanks!! Ken
  4. No part number on the original. Got replacement from Fusick, tried to install today. Seem to be a little bit too big. Will try again tomorrow.
  5. We have a bearing supply store in town, but a pretty good bet they would not have any like these. They are not like a later model seal. If you go to Fusick, and look them up, there is a good picture of one. Got them out today, but they put up a good fight! Pretty sure they were the originals as the sealing part was more like felt.
  6. Guess I should add that the alternator is mounted on the drivers side. I will get some pictures tomorrow.
  7. Working on a 54 Olds 88 with stock engine with the exception of three two intake. Owner has converted to a alternator, but is not happy with the way it fits, alignment, adjustability. He had a custom bracket made for the intake, but the bracket that was made to adjust the alternator isn't really working well. What I am wondering is,has anyone come up with a good solution for mounting an alternator on the stock engine. I've searched the web for brackets, but haven't found anything that would work. Thanks!
  8. Thanks, kind of what I thought, but better to ask first. Will have to order the seals, parts store doesn't list them. Thanks !
  9. Working on a 54 Olds 88, and the rear axle seal is leaking. Wondering if there is anything special about pulling the axle and replacing the seal. Thanks!
  10. Thank you for the reply. I agree that there is something suspicion about the switch. Do you have someone you would recommend for repair? I have not been in contact with any Skylark group. Would you have a recommendation there? I did a quick search on the internet, but didn't find one that seemed to specialize in the older Skylark. Also did a search of the part number, but nothing there. Thanks again for your help! Ken
  11. Sorry for the confusion, there are no motors under the seat, only two hydraulic hydraulic cylinders. They work as you described. Sorry I can't provide a picture. The owner took the car home yesterday to beat the snow. I think the switch is the problem, I am a little hesitant to take it apart but since it doesn't work anyway, I may as well. I have been looking for a switch, but the only ones I find are the ones that would plug in to a plug that would match the wiring diagram. Thank you for all your help! I will probably take the switch apart and see if there is anything I can repair, and continue to search for a replacement. I am also trying to find the correct carpet. Will continue next spring when the owner returns from Florida. Thanks again! Ken
  12. Here is a pic. of the front of the switch. The cylinders under the seat will click. If I am testing the switch the way I think it should work, it is not working. I put 12V on the feed ( center pole ) and moved the knob one way, and have power, the other way, nothing. move to the up position and have power, move to the down position, have power also. I'm not convinced this is even the correct switch for the car. The solder on the bottom looks like someone was trying to make it work for this seat. The owner said the seat has never worked since he has owned the car. It was not plugged in when it came to me. He has owned the car about 6 years. Was supposed to have had a complete restoration when he bought it.
  13. Thanks John, just double checked, and they are all tight. The plug will fit either way, and one way only the motor will work for forward/ back, and the other way only the cylinders will click.
  14. Here are some more pics. Maybe they will help. I have no idea what the soldering is about!
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