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Ed M

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About Ed M

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  • Birthday 02/10/1949

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  • Location
    Chestertown, Eastern Shore, Maryland
  • Interests
    Old tools, making acoustic guitars, sailing

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  • My Avanti
    1981 RQB 3318

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  1. Avanti history seems to be a moving target. He says the Avanti II was first produced in 1982, but my 1981 has a II on the front.
  2. Ted You mentioned that the color was a special order. I visited the factory a number of times in 68-69-70 while going to school in South Bend. They offered any color paint and any interior, and that was carried to extremes on a car I saw - maybe 70? - that was school bus yellow with a black and white zebra striped interior
  3. Ed M

    Avanti Employees!

    I went to school in South Bend '66-70 and visited the plant a few times (took me 50 years to get one just last year) and didnl't think there were more then maybe 30 or so that you could see
  4. Thanks all I might just go with the 2 cable ties and cut them each time I show the car Ed
  5. New to Avanti - have 3318, a 1981. Maryland I where live requires a front plate, but the car did not come with a bracket. I bought one of those rubberized magnets and stuck it to the bottom of the bumper, but it comes off at 10 MPH. What does everyone do about this? I was thinking of a couple of cable ties around the bumper, then cut them off when I am at a car show, then cable tie it back on for the trip home Thanks Ed
  6. Here is a '77 with 5 days left to go on BaT. Frame is suspect. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-avanti-avanti/
  7. I have an '81 (3318) in need of door seals. Has anyone tried this on a pre'83 since September?? Thanks Ed
  8. My car was in the shop - just got it back and I am completing my profile. RQB 3318 is the serial number. Bob Johnstone's site lists a couple of options for the bushings - thanks. Short story: I went to school in South Bend from 66-70. In 68 I found the Avanti factory and would go down and watch from a viewing station as they hand assembled a few cars at a time. There was one that was school bus yellow with a zebra striped black and white interior. By the time I left I wanted on of these cars. Every 10 years or so I would look at what was available, but never pulled the trigger. Well I recently looked again and found this one that had a new engine, new paint and new interior at a very reasonable price. My lovely wife said "you've wanted one of these for 50 years, you better buy it" - so I did. Having a great time on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Ed Minch
  9. I am new to Avanti's - got an '81 6 weeks ago. I have a great mechanic who has gone over the car, replaced and repaired a couple of minor items, and pronounced it ready for a cross-country trip if I decide to do that. One thing it needs are control arm bushings - he can't find them anywhere. Where can I get 4 control arm bushings for an '81 Avanti II Ed M
  10. Just joined today and this is the first thread I am looking at - hope this interchange is not representative. I have an '81 but it is the shop so I can't go look
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