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  1. I like the new AOAI Forum format, however, I must admit it took me awhile to figure out how to edit my text....Got it now!
  2. mfg

    Paxton 'GSS'!

    It's too bad the planetary gear setup in the original case did not work out....would sure have been a nice update to replace the very sensitive ball drive element we deal with.
  3. mfg

    Avanti HELP needed!

    Gary, Bob..thanks for your input...yes, something has to be up with the HEI distributor, as the noise (checked again) is definitely originating from it. (quite loud, I can hear it inside the car!) Actually, I installed a new distributor when I purchased the Goodwrench 305 replacement engine.....but that was ten years and MANY miles ago. I will purchase a new distributor....either locally (Advance Auto has them in stock) or perhaps through Summit.....I have a used one from another engine I could install to see what happens, but as Bob says why tear into things twice!....thanks again..
  4. Okay Avanti comrades...mfg needs some help here!........An engine noise has developed in my '83 Avanti, (stock 305 V8), over the last few weeks that has me 'stumped'! To cut to the chase....the noise sounds EXACTLY like the clicking sound a hydraulic valve lifter makes if it's defective or simply needs adjustment. (yes, I know 305's are notorious for soft camshafts!) HOWEVER, after isolating that sound with a length of hose held to my ear, moving the hose around a running engine, I find the noise is coming from inside the stock GM HEI DISTRIBUTOR! As I had a good used cap and ro
  5. Hello Ed, Bob (Avanti 83) has done a great job on his '83, and has tackled the project we're discussing here ...His mention of forming the subtle curve in your Avanti's roof panel with wood supports (thin) is a very sensible one! When I did this job, I remember I cut the new fiberglass sheet with my jigsaw so it was a perfect fit in the existing factory moonroof opening......I pretty much had to 'squeeze' it in place,.. and that slight pressure on the new panel automatically conformed it to the desired subtle Avanti roof curve. Before I press fit the new panel in, I ground around the
  6. I really like your Avanti's 'stance'.....the accentuated forward rake makes your car look 'VERY MEAN!! Nice job on the rear bumper!.........This car will look outstanding when painted!..... (Have you chosen a color yet?) Also, I like the look of the wheels!......Ed
  7. After trying to seal the moonroof in my '83 Avanti 'everyday driver' for awhile, I too decided it was time for it to go! I removed the glass panel, but left the moonroof framework intact to give a bit more support to the 1/8" virgin fiberglass sheet I cut to fit. Of course there was quite a lot of body work/filling to be done..but as this Avanti was/is my primary source of transportation year round, I didn't have much time to waste. So starting in on this project after work on a Friday evening, I had the job completed Sunday afternoon and was on the road, back to work, Monday mo
  8. What a thoughtful and generous thing to do!
  9. Regulators are just now on their way to New Zealand!
  10. mfg

    Paxton 'GSS'!

    And you are CORRECT!
  11. mfg

    63R 1036 Change!

    ANSWER!....The stainless moulding around the rear window changed to four sections (from three)
  12. mfg

    Paxton 'GSS'!

    Nice article!....Never seen it before.....however no, the names you mention are not what 'GSS' stood/stands for. Anyone else want to take a shot at this one?
  13. mfg

    Paxton 'GSS'!

    Noooo,...however, you're on the right track! Any other thoughts here?
  14. One of the last variations of the ball driven Paxton Supercharger was called the 'GSS' series.....What did the letters 'GSS' stand for?
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