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    64-R50501 R5487

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  1. Thank you for your response, it is a different column than a 63-64. The adapter is different and will not work on a earlier car. I do use a Nardi wheel on my Avanti but have never been able to get the horn to function. I have a wood and leather Nardi and switch steering wheels off for a different look and feel . Your steering wheel modification is great. Thanks again , Bob
  2. I'm curious is the steering wheel adapter that you are using a Nardi piece or are you using a two piece adapter such as a Grant. The reason I ask is that I have never been able to use a Nardi wheel on a early Avanti steering column and also have a functioning horn. Thank you, Bob Caser
  3. That is very nice, was this a wood or leather Nardi wheel before you modified it. Is this on a early Avanti (63-64 ) or later model, I am curious because of the steering wheel adapter and functioning horn. Thanks Bob Caser
  4. I apologize for the quality of the attached photos , it is the best that I can do from my phone. Bob Caser
  5. The pictures that I posted are of a brand new kit, that is not for sale. But I am happy to take dimensions of the extrusion to see if something is available and will work. Bob Caser
  6. I purchased this kit from Jon Myer and I also believe the weatherstrip was used on a mid 1980s Monte Carlo I do not know what year. The metal rail that attaches on the roof is etched with part numbers that appear to have been done at Avanti Motors. It appears that the A pillar portion of the rubber needs to be shaped quite a bit from the stock Monte Carlo rubber. Bob Caser
  7. The kit that I posted photos of does work on a earlier Avanti. I have used it on a 1964. Bob Caser
  8. While I do believe Avanti Motors used a molded Monte Carlo weatherstrip , I think it was modified to fit. I purchased a kit years ago and it included a extrusion that fit were the original rain gutter went and the Monte Carlo Rubber slid into the extrusion and was also glued onto the A pillar. I have included some photos and it can be seen were the rubber was ground down to fit on the A pillar. Without the extrusion it could probably be made to work using screws and adhesives. Bob Caser
  9. Spectacular !You have an incredible passion to take your Avanti to this point. Cant wait to see it finished. Bob Caser
  10. Superformance builds many different cars including the Shelby CSX continuation Cobras series. The CSX cars are spot on to the feeling of a original Cobra and are capable of out performing a 1960s car because of today's new technology ( tires , shocks, engine development ) As much fun as it was to own an original Cobra there are so many cars available today that will run circles around it being built from a variety of makers. Happy New Year, Mike. Bob
  11. What is interesting is that Sherwood Egbert had no idea who Ian Fleming was. Miss Rich who was a personal secretary to Mr. Egbert wrote the note on the border of the letter advising him that he was a famous author. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Palm Springs many years ago at an Avanti meet. Bob Caser
  12. I was able to use the movie car that was depicted as the " Ken Miles " Cobra in the Ford versus Ferrari movie this weekend. I am in the automotive aftermarket so these opportunities are constant. In the attached photo, there is a Avanti keeping the" movie star" Cobra company last night in my garage. There has always been an Avanti in my garage since 1963, no matter what size garage I would have. I just have a weakness for the Avanti. Bob Caser
  13. Here is a copy of the note sent by Ian Fleming regarding his Avanti Bob Caser
  14. As a long term Avanti owner I always enjoy spotting one on the road or on film. I work in the automotive aftermarket and some friends of mine did construct all of the close up Cobras used in the movie. I was able to drive each of them at various publicity functions after the movie premiered. The attached photo is of me driving the "Dave Macdonald " Cobra from the movie. The photo was shot from the white " Ken Miles " Cobra that was also used in the filming while heading north on the San Diego freeway. Bob Caser
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