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  1. If you mean steering box... not that hard.. get a helper,hard to be under hood and in car at same time... raise wheels off ground. secure.... need to be able to feel changes !!... as long as you go in order as manual shows.. 3 steps... about 30 minutes you should be seeing a big improvement... no need to disconnect pitman arm if wheels are off the ground..
  2. From SE PA..... Merry Christmas to all around the world.... looking forward to a better 2021....... hope to meet some of you since the 53 Pontiac will finally be on the road... John
  3. Old cars get repaired.... so do old people.... me included... grill damage.. NORS.... no chrome..!!
  4. York PA... 12 in. maybe.. forecast was for 6-10.... or 16-24.. depends on station you rely on... Auburnseeker... like you, I was plagued with the snow gremlins. Prepped before the storm, wheelhorse and blower was filled and ready. Pickup and plow facing the road. 4x4 tractor ready to work. Then it happened........ snow..!!.... well, pickup battery went dead with plow hooked up, wouldn't start... got shovel to dig around barn door, broke handle..... wheel horse started,but wouldn't move in snow... icy base.. had to put chains on...my bad... then belt kept coming off.. worked long enough to open
  5. Good choice of snow equipment.. same in PA... Hope to not use it.....
  6. I think your layout is correct.... I had purchased a new stainless exhaust for my 53 pontiac and had to have 2 bends increased slightly by a local muffler shop to make them fit proper. Another member purchased from same supplier, same issue... You might need to have same done to eliminate "off" tolerance issues.
  7. Glad to help... Just happened to be at that point in reassembly..... Lots of help here on the forum, just ask.. John
  8. Red shows common screw to both plates... Green shows bolt position.
  9. Hi Bob... This is a 3 speed... Automatic should be similar... Smaller of the two plates gets mounted first to firewall/floor... There is a felt seal that goes around each pedal with a small retainer ring around each felt.... Also a felt seal on steering column.. These get sandwiched between that plate and the larger of the two plates.... there is only one screw that holds both plates together.... Each plate is bolted to the floor with 1/4-20 bolts. Hope this makes sense....
  10. Stuff I had in the barn... Seriously... I was gonna take a picture of things I used.. but worked late tonight... But, a few things are..... PVC pipe.. scrap pieces laying around... 4" 2" 1"..... Used these to recurve some side moldings... Lay pipe on table, roll trim over top with light pressure, twisting as needed.. works on edges also to take out twists... Hardwood dowel.... Phone book... Small cobbler hammer... Paint can opener from Lowes... Put this in vise to reshape lip of trim pieces.... Get creative in your tools... Whatever works... Hardwood dowel on phonebook for bigger dents.. use
  11. Try a piece yourself... You may be surprized how talented you are.!!! I did all my trim on 53 pontiac 4 door... Very rewarding also when you can say " I did that "
  12. Did not make it to Gettysburg show. But.. got somewhat closer to being road ready... Pulled plugs again.. #8 not firing consistantly.... Did compression check... 100+ on all cylinders after 4 strokes.. changed distributor cap with a spare..... Seems to be much better... Old cap but better than the first one.... I think I have the main electrical gremlins removed finally.. Going to pull the harness again and rewrap it proper.... Door handles are back on.. all external chrome and trim back on.
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