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  1. @rsd9699 @junkyardjeff Thanks for your updates, unfortunately I have lost contact with the person requiring the information. If I find his phone number I will forward your messages Stefan
  2. Thanks again for this info, I am printing it out and sending to to Mr. Eller Stefan
  3. Thanks for the quick reply, I will share this with the friend Stefan
  4. I will pass this one, so since it is a 303 and probably has the generator on the driver side, should the generator belt be extended with an idler and a longer belt to drive the pump? Thnaks for the quick reply
  5. For a non-computer literate acquaintance, I have a question about adding power steering to a 1951 Oldsmobile 98. The gentleman had found a pump and a suitable steering box, but wants to know how best to install the pump and drive it. Should it be driven off the generator belt or off the waterpump belt. Does he need to add an idler, I presume to increase the amount of belt on the pulley. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
  6. For a non-computer literate acquaintance, I have a question about adding power steering to a 1951 Oldsmobile 98. The gentleman had found a pump and a suitable steering box, but wants to know how best to install the pump and drive it. Should it be driven off the generator belt or off the waterpump belt. Does he need to add an idler, I presume to increase the amount of belt on the pulley. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
  7. I was prompted to look on Ebay, originally for the parts books with pictures but then I thought try for the part. Well, I did find the same part for sale on Ebay and the company (RPM Motorsports) took a look and confirmed that there is a difference between the unrebuilt part and the part that I received back. I have asked for a picture to send to the rebuilder (but not received yet). Still, given that I am not buying the part, they have been very helpful, so if the non-customer service is this good, I expect their customer service is good too. The rebuilder specialist was already off for Indep
  8. Dan, Could you PM me or email me. The rebuilt steering gear box and shaft came back looking great, however the shop is having a problem re-installing it. I have called with your 800 # but the person to whom I spoke was not really able to help. Do you have an "expert" that could talk to the mechanic at the shop to help, please? Stefan
  9. I was hoping to be close to driving my baby again very soon, but ran into a major problem. There seems to be an issue with the rebuild or re-installation of my steering gear box and shaft. Can anyone help, PLEASE? Brief description below, more details in the Oldsmobile - Technical forum Thanks in advance Stefan
  10. Please, I need help from someone amongst the many knowledgeable people on this forum. I recently had my steering gear box (and the shaft) removed and sent away for rebuild. It was returned a week ago and my local shop started to try to re-install it. However, something does not seem to fit. The whole assembly seems to have 3 main parts, the gear box itself, a sleeve which connects to the steering column and the shaft which runs up the steering column and connects to the steering wheel. The sleeve (about 10"?) long connects somehow to the Hydramatic shift lever. According to the shop, it seem
  11. Finally, progress; last weekend I managed to complete the rewiring. In the end I actually connected, disconnected then reconnected the under-dash wiring more than once, due to not routing the overall harness correctly. My own fault too, as I had taken pictures of the old wiring, but forgot to look at them when placing the new harness. To simplify the job, I did cheat a little on the harness for the rear wiring. After ordering and receiving the rear wiring harness, I found that it runs underneath the headliner to the trunk area. What I could see at the dashboard and in the trunk seemed in prett
  12. Yes, at one point I wondered if I had bitten off more than I could chew, but as you will see below, I am close to being back on the road
  13. Thanks from the car for the compliment
  14. Thanks for the suggestion, but I hope with my new wiring, including a 00 gauge ground strap and a 0 gauge starter cable my intermittent starting problems are behind me. However, due to the restoration activities I have not had a chance to find out. As you can see below, I am close to being on the road again, so keep your fingers crossed for me, please.
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