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Member Ed Raber has located a Restoration/Repair facility that can "Do-it-All". Shortly after moving to Jacksonville, post retirement from the Navy, Ed brought his 1964 Cruiser, Marshall Pursuit home to rest. After an engine and transmission rebuild he thought all was okay but soon discovered other problems. The power steering pump failed and left him at home. Efforts to secure a rebuilt unit from Studebaker International were unsuccessful. Searching for a repair shop he happened upon "STREET ROD SHOP" of Orange Park. Ed visited their location and found they were prepared to do complete restoration, including forming sheet metal panels and just about any mechanical or electrical work he might need. They have an extensive source for original parts or can rebuild them if required. Original manufacturers specifications are on/hand for most cars. Naturally, he put them to task. Price and time were
acceptable so he gave them his precious pump. It wasn't long before he was back on the road with a completely rebuilt Power Steering Pump. Ed highly recommends this operation. They can be reached at:
Give them a call. I visited the location and was given a tour of the facility by the owner, we covered his automotive history and capabilities. I feel Ed has found a Studebaker man at heart and they will be a valuable source for repairs and parts.
For mechanical/electrical work at reasonable prices our Chapter recommends "JAMIES AUTOMOTIVE, Inc." JAMIE'S has relocated to 1718-1, St. Johns Bluff Rd. S. Shop hours 7 to 5, Monday thru Friday.
This new location is directly behind the car dealership at the corner of Atlantic Blvd. and St. Johns Bluff Rd. Look for the tower, Jamie's is at it's base. Follow his sign at the entrance on St. John's Bluff Rd. Jamie loves and respects cars of the 50's and 60's, he and his son enjoy working on them. This a "clean" shop, not cluttered with other cars. He has 2 lifts and there is plenty of room to maneuver your car avoiding dings and body damage. Give James
a call at
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Mr. Gaylord Hadley business owner,
is a Navy retired Hydraulic Equipment repairman. He and his partner rebuilt my '56 Hawk Power Steering pump over 8 years ago. He recently relocated and is now running the business himself. He is familiar with Studebaker pumps and most likely will be able to solve your problem. He also rebuilds Power Steering units, gear boxes and window motors.
Mr. Hadley is not computerized as yet but has purchased a laptop. We can make parts suppliers available to him if parts are needed that he cannot locate. His address and phone number is:
ACE AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, 584 Broward St. Jacksonville, Florida. Phone number: 904-353 7111
BE SURE TO MENTION "STUDEBAKER" SO HE WILL KNOW WE RECOMMENDED HIM.