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  1. Left him a message this AM. He hasn't responded yet.
  2. Anyone here familiar with the "Classic Preservation Coalition" and Hal the owner in Schenectedy NY. ? Got totally taken by Dana Briton at "SU carbs.com" on a rebuild of my 4 barrel Stromberg on a 53 Buick Skylark. Have had terrible luck with Carb rebuilders in the past. Any help is greatly appreciated. JR.
  3. Thanks mll1446, I'm looking for the contact that the part you show makes contact with inside the column. It's a brass sleave slipped over a rubber bushing around the steering shaft. Has a wire soldered to it that runs inside the shaft up to the horn button. I can get a pic if you think you might have one. Thanks either way! JR.
  4. Looking for the brass contact ring and wire that runs up the column to the steering wheel. I could probably get by with just the brass ring (Mine is split) and solder a new wire to it. The car is a 1953 Buick skylark. Not sure if it is the same part for other models. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also looking for the correct battery hold down for the same with a V8. Need the top and brackets that hold it to the inner fender. Thanks in advance. You can respond here or Call me at 518-677-5603. J.R.
  5. Can't find them anywhere. There are rubber boots that cover the sockets from the back on the front marker lights of this 1953 Buick Skylark model 76X. They seem very necessary as the socket is very exposed in the wheel well, and would be very hard to install after I install my new wiring. Any one have any, or tips on where I might look? Checked all the ussual parts suppliers as well as Steele rubber, and A&M, Bobs etc. Any help greatly ppreciated!
  6. Does anyone know anything about what might be going on with Edmund Pease at Narragansett wiring? He supposedly completed my very expensive and already paid for complete wiring harness for my customers 1953 Buick Skylark convertible. Spoke with him last on 5-8-19 he said it was boxed up and ready to ship. I have done business with him for years. Bought 3 other harnesses from him. His phone is now out of service...Doesn't take long for something to ship from RI. to NY. So I'm kind of freaking out... Any help or info. is greatly appreciated! JR. CTH Automotive Update: Got my harness! Then realized he must have built it for a Riv. My power window, seat harness should have power top wiring too....And mine doesn't Nor do I have wiring for power antenna....UGH...Does anyone need a body harness for a non convertible???
  7. I know it's a long shot, but I thought I'd put this here. Need a correct power antenna switch for a 1953 Buick skylark. Any help greatly appreciated. JR.
  8. I am sorry if this is going off topic.let me know if I'm not using good forum etiquette. Does anyone here know Edmund Pease, Narragansett productions? I've dealt with him for years. Bought 3 other harnesses from him. Last we talked, a week ago last Wednesday. He said my harness was boxed to ship. Been waiting for months. Haven't gotten it, and his phone is out of service.....I really like the guy and am worried. Also worried about my very expensive already paid for harness.. Any info, or other contact info I might try...is greatly appreciated..... JR.
  9. 2 PS's. Yes Al I do now have that extra 1/8 turn end play on both stops you referenced. Did not before. Also, just informed my customer of the fix, and told him I wouldn't be billing for the time. He said bill for ALL my time. I guess my rep. is intact...:)
  10. OK...Much as I didn't want to tackle this on a Monday, I did...Hauled it back out without scratching anything. Studied my manual. Took apart only what I had to to move the shaft a tooth. Or at least I hoped I did cause it's hard to see where it was. Re centered everything. Bolted it back together, 5.5 turns lock to lock! Got it back in roughly. Box needs to be centered on mounts etc. And boy does it need an alignment! But my back hurts now, and plenty of time for the details.. Thank you so much to everyone and especially Al!!!! Could not have done it without you sir!!! Now, if it ever gets here, on to the wiring harness!!! JR at CTH Automotive
  11. You definately nailed it Al. I am so grateful for your help! I know now what needs to be done and the guess work is behind me thanks to your help. It may cost some time and backwards progress, but it's still progress and the end product will be right for my customer. Always my goal! It will be next week sometime before I get back to it, but I will keep you posted as to what I find. JR.
  12. I respectfully disagree. By fixing it myself, I retain control over my project. Handing him back the box leaves me waiting and hoping he doesn't do any of the bad things you mentioned. I'll make it right, probably not charge for most of my time and be totally up front with my customer. THAT preserves my rep with him. He is hardly the first vender I've been disappointed in. Small claims or any other legal action is far too costly on all levels. Also really hinders forward progress. The matter with the caddy is a $10k engine job NOT counting labor. This box was $300. As was said here. It's not rocket science in this box. I'm sure I can get in and reset the gears. The biggest thing he is guilty of here is not bench testing it. I am convinced this box was off when he got it, and he put it back that way. Not an excuse, but not near as critical as making sure he makes good on this engine build, AND he's the one that can take it in and out so I don't have too! NOT an easy task. I really appreciate your input on this, but I have to think of the big picture. I'm stepping away for a couple days while I get this 56 Olds running and driving safely for a Marine vet. That may only have this summer left to drive his beloved classic. As soon as I'm back after the box I'll let you all know. THANKS AGAIN!!! JR.
  13. No clue. He bought it as a pro built motor. Made it 5k. This guy rebuilt. Made it 1k. I'm just the installer. And the owners friend so this kind of sucks...
  14. That's kind of the direction I was leaning....while I kick myself for not doing it in the first place. I probably need someone else to at least help me get it in and out again. I'm too old to horse that thing twice! I hear you Konga man. But he has to fix that caddy before I can risk pissing him off more..."people are funny" we say around here. Flat top, it's an .080 over 500 with a dual quad tunnel ram thru the hood. Lol, I know not everyone's taste, but it's pretty cool!
  15. Hi al, Pardon my French, but Oh S$#T! Sounds like you've nailed it...The fact that I have to remove the box again is one thing. Where I go with it is another...I have lost all faith in this rebuilder. He recently built a Cadilac engine for another Client/friend of mine. It is back there now with MAJOR issues....So I will not be bringing it back to him as he also is the type who takes great offense when faced with complaints. I have used Lares before with no issues, but another restorer I know who does much higher level work than I does not recommend them anymore. Shipping these things is a bear too...Plus I'm probably eating this one as my customer has already paid for a rebuild once... I'll let you know a plan as soon as I have one....Thanks oh so much for your time Al. I am so glad I came here for help! JR. PS. So if I'm understanding this correctly. If we center the teeth correctly, THEN when my wheel is centered, My wheels will likely be way off. Thats why I see the difference in my TR adjustment now....This thing was screwed up by the previous "Restorers" UGH.....