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    1983 RQB 3771

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  1. John Not sure about the wheelchair but here is a walker I used a couple years ago after I had my knee replaced. I’m 6’4”, it’s extended, and it fits easy in my 83. Dwight has a good point, take your wife and see how she does getting in and out. Mike
  2. Goodin My car originally had a moonroof and a previous owner removed it. Turned out very nice Dan Booth of Nostalgic Motors has NOS roof skins advertised in the latest Avanti magazine. He also has a wealth of information. Good luck. Mike
  3. We used masking tape to hold things together when we installed rope in windshields. It held things together fine and tore when the rope got to it, and was easy to remove inside and out. Mike
  4. Try putting some type of rubber hose as a spacer and adjust the hood latches up. And let us know. Mike
  5. I guess a question I would have is at what point does the “make it special” factor get outweighed by the cost factor? My 305 certainly is no hot rod, but I wonder if the cost of an LS vs a crate 350, say 330 hp or so would make it that much more fun. Kind of limited by tires, suspension, and brakes at some point, but a LS would look good at show. I realize there is probably no right answer for this, but how about some of you with high hp conversions weighing in if you feel like you got a good bang for your buck. Thanks, Mike
  6. I went to the local Pull and Save and bought a quadrajet and Intake manifold off a 1976 Chev 4x4. $20. A local retired Napa guy rebuilt the carb for $100. The electric thing on my 83 hasn’t given me much trouble other than it seems to run rich. We’ll see how it turns out. Mike
  7. Give Dan Booth at Nostalgic a call. He likes the look and has done it to the later cars. 248-349-4884
  8. My 64 Daytona R1 4 spd had a tach and a 160 mph speedometer. Funny an R2 wouldn’t. Mike
  9. Welcome Glennon In Washington State one can license their older vehicle as a “collector’s vehicle” and only a rear plate is required, while the average vehicle must display front and rear. The collector vehicle classification does limit the use of the car-it can’t be used as a daily driver. Check your state regulations for how you intend to use your car Also, check this recent link. Mike http://aoai.org/forums/topic/15711-front-license-plate/
  10. In Washington State I have a collector vehicle plate, a one time purchase that goes on the back only. There are restrictions so it won’t work for a daily driver. Looks like Maryland has an “historic vehicle” category but your car has to be fifty years old. The Chevy dealership I worked at in college used dealer plates with springs and clips the hooked on the rear bumper, never tried it on the front but it could probably be done to withstand the wind. I agree the Avanti looks better without the front plate. Mike
  11. Looks like a good candidate as a museum piece.
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    Dash Pad

    That’s going to look nice. Mine are already cut, just need to bend the instrument panel and of course the gauge removal. Thanks.
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    R2W, I’m thinking of changing my yellowing and peeling brushed aluminum dash and console to the 83 black 20th anniversary style. Any tips you want to share? Did you have to bend the dash piece or was it already bent? Thanks, Mike
  14. Not only would a six not have fit the performance image of the Avanti, the length of the engine would probably been an issue. They might have had to mount the radiator on the front bumper! Mike
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