Good Morning Guys; I was concentrating on my project & never noticed the paper, how appropriate. The steering wheel in the bag was for for orientation, so myself & viewers would know witch way the shaft was positioned in the car. It's the OE wheel, removed in August of 1979 and loaned out for the last 12 years to my good buddy. The deal was he had to lace a tan leather cover on it. So last year when I thought that the Brown Brick would sell I called it back, because the one thing that I would like to keep is my JPS Mono steering wheel. I'm kinda attached to it after 34+ years of great steer'in. So good buddy had to find himself a wheel, we should of looked on this site but didn't grasp the enormity of this forum or others. Anyway he found a black one (same spokes) and we have made a trade. He has to lace on a new black cover & then he can have my tan wheel. So the new owner will get a black leather covered wheel to better match my arm rests, dash cluster, seat belts & shifter ball. The ball (NASCAR 50th anniversary) is another part that I will not be parting ways with as it is on loan to me. The Hurst ball is black & very similar.
Lee manufacturing called late Monday, they had already received my box & pump. It seems that most of the wear is in the recirculating ball path area $265 ++. So now after spending $198 on joints, $300 (+est) on box and $100+ on AN fittings & SS hose I will add these costs to the bottom line. At .50 cents on the dollar these parts will be a steal. Please note my Parker high pressure hose, about 4 yrs & 8000 miles old, it is for sale. Real soon I will post my Buick axle, OE drive shaft, OE tan arm rests, near new rear brake drums (5500 mi), spare AC compressor (large axial) and maybe my dual horn OE air cleaner with a chrome lid & duct work back to the radiator support. I just can NOT de-content this automobile, pulling off the stickers was as far as I got (& that was NOT very far). The lower OE front "A" arms are next on the chopping block, and with those replaced that would conclude the complete upgrade of the steering & front suspension! Thanks for look'in Bob Jr.