he came over and towed it to his house this is not a shop
Definitely need more information - Is this a reputable shop or just a friend working from his own garage? Do you have a written work order? What did he agree to do and what did you agree to pay? What were the terms of the agreement? Generally, if it's been a year and the work has not been completed, then I would take the car and parts to another shop and have them complete the work. Then, you may have a claim against the "guy" for the difference between the cost to complete the work and what was agreed to originally.
Arthur D. Leritz
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