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A83

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  1. I do have the hatch access in the back thank you. I will experiment with it in case the switch fails. Regarding the trunk lid. I am wondering for those with this problem, if neodymium magnets might help. I have not looked at the trunk for an appropriate location, but if you install one or two of appropriate strength on the body and a thin piece of metal in the lid, it might hold the trunk down. These magnets come in various strengths and can be very strong and you must be careful working with them. I recently had my interior vent covers covered and did not want to put screw hol
  2. 1. My 83 has an electronic trunk opener but I see no way to open the trunk if this fails . Is there a way? 2. Also my rear view mirror is placed on the windshield in the place normal for most cars. Is this the original location for the 83 or more down near the dash like early modem Avanti. Thank you. A83
  3. Thanks , I took it apart again and it looks like the boot is inverted sitting be!ow the the linkage and it looks like the boot site below the console mounting plate so I think I have one. I would have thought there would still have been a small rubber piece right below the gear shift lever itself. Thank you , now I know I have the boot. Regards A83
  4. Ok great thanks. Does that boot screw right under the chrome bezel and collapse readily?
  5. Thanks for the picture. I took mine apart but did not see any way to get the chrome base next to the boot off without taking the shift linkage apart. Is there any easy way? Plus it looks like the boot is a dust cover for all of the linkage and transmission underneath. I would have thought there would have been a thin piece of rubber like there is for the brake handle. A83
  6. Is there supposed to be a rubber piece at the base of the automatic shifter to act as a dust cover similar to the piece surrounding the base of the hand brake? Thanks A83
  7. Sorry there were two other posts 1. Electric window improvements 2. Passenger side power window motor
  8. Update fromA83 - had the Nu-Relics installed in both doors and they seem to be working fine. Lifetime warranty with receipt. Thanks A83
  9. Update I had the NU Relics installed in both doors and they seem to work fine. Lifetime warranty with receipt. Thank you all. A83
  10. Update- I had a mechanic install the power window regulators and motors from NU- Relics. They came out just fine and they have a lifetime warranty if you have the receipt. Thanks for all your help. The regulator was broken so I decided to go with the NU- Relics kit for both doors. Always appreciate your help and advice. A83
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    Avant shudder.

    Update - control arm bushings replaced and the U joints on the drive shaft replaced by a mechanic - car running nice - thank you to everyone for your help and advice. Always appreciated. A83
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    Brake Booster.

    Bill, received the info you sent. Thank you very much. Kevin
  13. Good advice and good bank you.
  14. Do you mind telling me the cost of the paint job I may be needing one soon. I am getting estimates of $15000.I Thank you.
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    Brake Booster.

    Stupid me sorry and thanks
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    Brake Booster.

    Sorry but what's a PM?
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    Avant shudder.

    Maybe I am using the wrong terminology but am using the term shudder to describe the feeling of driving over railroad ties. That feeling is gone now and I felt it pretty much under the seat/ transmission area. But still do get a vibration when driving and more when decelarating. So will l have the control arm checked out next. Not sure of anything until this is all over so also made a list of all your recommendations for another hot rod shop I am taking it to this week and I thank you all for your help.
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    Avant shudder.

    Looks like the shudder problem was a combination of bad plugs and a worn control arm bushing. Engine runs fine but detect a shimmy in the front end when driving which gets worse when I decelerate especially in the low gears (auto trans). Does this week plausible?
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    Brake Booster.

    Update - aopparently it was the vacuum for the cruise control and the brake booster seems fine. After all that trouble. Now where can I find a cruise control switch - Nostalgic?
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    Brake Booster.

    A mechanic told me that the hissing sound is not the brake booster but a vacuum hose connected with the cruise control switch - anyone ever heard of this? And are cruise control switch available for the 83.
  21. I took the car to an Autobody shop who fixed the fiberglass cracks on both sides of the hood where the hinges were. and repainted. Came out really nice. Not cheap, but came out nice. Cost about 1500. Thank you to everyone. A83
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    Avant shudder.

    I found some loose lug nuts and tightened them up. Took for a test drive and the railroad tie feeling diminished but not gone. When I came back from the test drive, one lug on rear driver side wheel was loose and retightened. Now it seems to vibrate at around 20 miles an hour when I accelerate but shudders noticeably when the car starts to decelerate at around 20 miles an hour. Did not highway test it yet. Any more thoughts? Appreciate any help. A83
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    Avant shudder.

    Thanks will check that out A83
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    Avant shudder.

    Thank you both - near as I can tell when I put it in neutral and rev the engine while driving the car, it does not happen. Seems to be when I have it in gear (automatic transmission) starts at about 15 mph. Not sensing anything from the suspension. Wondering if drive shaft might also be a possibility in addition to the torque converter. I have been having problems going through several new brake boosters and each one keeps hissing as the current one is / also new brake lines out in recently. Could the brakes be engaging due to the brake booster?
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