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Old 04-29-2015, 07:04 PM
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Ok, well let's say I want to give the guy the benifit of the doubt and let him rebuild it. What all do i need from this list? (obviously not the actual complete one for $800)

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...inder&_sacat=0

At this point I just want to get the brakes working so I can drive it to someone I can communicate with better. But it has no working brakes for me to get it there (they work for about 1 1/2 stops, then all bets are off). You replied just as I was calling him to tell him I was going to order what he needed, so now I am sort of committed to that course of action, yet I don't have the full picture of what I need to get for him. It's a younger guy, maybe mid-30's that you would think I could send links and emails with lots of info, but I have no direct way of emailing information so I initially wrote a letter, then also included one when I took the car over, I'm not sure he's fully paying attention to everything in the letters, and when we talk on the phone since I really don't know what I am talking about, its like 2/3's of a conversation and I usually end the conversation not quite sure of myself.

It's just a very odd situation I seem to have myself in here.

I did also emailed Karps with the information so maybe they will respond with something I can talk to the mechanic about.
He as the mechanic should be able to source the parts, as soon as you supply parts and something happens it is a catch 22 . I can see after something fails the words will be, well the customer supplied his own parts and there is no warranty etc etc. Do some research there has to be a shop in your area that can do the repairs. If you have to, have it transported back home until you find a shop that you are comfortable with doing the repairs.
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He as the mechanic should be able to source the parts, as soon as you supply parts and something happens it is a catch 22 . I can see after something fails the words will be, well the customer supplied his own parts and there is no warranty etc etc. Do some research there has to be a shop in your area that can do the repairs. If you have to, have it transported back home until you find a shop that you are comfortable with doing the repairs.
I agree completely. If the shop you are using cant or do not want to get the right parts, go somewhere else.
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Once you said that his is 30ish, that was all that I needed to hear. He most likely hasn't ever worked on a drum brake car, and everything on this car is totally foreign to him. You need to find a mechanic that is at least 50 years old, so he will at least know the principles of the system. Remember the tool that both Dan and I posted pictures of??? Who ever does this job will need to have that tool, and know how to use it. I would suggest that you contact Jeff Hammer from Penn Dutch Restoration, and possibly he can recommend someone in your area of PA that is competent to do the repair. Jeff is on this website, and is also listed in the PCS Members Directory.
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I like the '58 Combo in the google maps pic for his place... I guess he really is the guy I should talk to. Doesn't get much more spot on than that. I emailed him via their website. A 2 hour drive isn't too bad... once the brakes are working that is. i did ask about somewhere closer for this particular item.

Given the mid 30's thing , yeah that's not great and I know that. I am guessing though could be 40, I am getting older than I like to admit and its getting harder to judge. I am 42. I did talk to him yesterday after I ran home from work and things went a little better. He seems to at least sort of know something about these cars, he threw out the term "Commerical Chassis" and it needing special attention due to that, so he isn't totally in the dark. Also, he mentioned going to "the farm" to look for a new master cylinder (I think. Don't quote me, that was the subject we were on, but could have been something else), and my gut feeling is, any garage that has a "farm" to go looking for parts in, might not be totally bad for this.

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Hanchick & Lerch was formed by my father – Hanchick and a partner –Lerch in the early 1950’s and has been at its current location since the 60’s. I have been a part of this business since 1972.

We are a small family run used vehicle sales and service business. Most of vehicles are local trades from New Car franchises.

Our service garage performs Pennsylvania safety inspections on cars, light trucks, and motorcycle. We also service and repair cars and light trucks.

We are located at 3418 Freemansburg Ave in Bethlehem Township, PA. Please allow 24 business hours for any online communications.

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Also, he mentioned going to "the farm" to look for a new master cylinder (I think. Don't quote me, that was the subject we were on, but could have been something else), and my gut feeling is, any garage that has a "farm" to go looking for parts in, might not be totally bad for this.
If you start replacing parts with other ones rather than have the old ones rebuilt,make you sure you get all the original parts back no matter how trivial the part .
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lets see my advice still stands ask the question, does he have a puller for the tapper axle once the drums are off it's just a brake job.
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