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  1. I want to replace my original shifter with a Hurst (seems to a common practice). Since I'm new to the Avanti world, what should I be looking for? Is there a particular Hurst model that I need? My plan is to replace the shifter rod with the original Avanti rod so that it looks original. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. I'm restoring a 63 R1 that had some very old radial tires that I what to replace with the original bias 6.70 x15 ( I know, I'm giving up performance but I want original). Of the five wheels I have, they are 4 different sizes. Does anyone have a set of original wheels for sale. What are the correct specs, wheel width, backspace (offset).


  3. Just starting to get my 63 R1 ready for a new paint job. Is the formula for 'Avanti White" available. This is a complete color change so I don't have any white to match for a formula. Also what color should the engine be? I've been told that the wheels are "Wimbleton White. Is that correct or is there a specific paint code for the wheels.

    I have not yet decided if I want to go with radials or stay with bias ply tires. At St. Louis this past August there seem to be a big discussion regarding the correct bias tire. What tire is closest to correct?

  4. OK, I know these are hard to come by but I need to find a replacement dash pad for my 63 Avanti. I checked with Just Dashes , but pretty pricey for my purposes. Mine is cracked very badly and not repairable. I would like to find just a good used pad. Any help or leads would be appreciated.

  5. What is the correct wheel color for a 63 R1 painted the Avanti Red with red interior? I just acquired this car and it has 3 black wheels and 1 white wheel. I may change the color to turquoise. Would that make a difference in the wheel color?

  6. Thanks to all for all the great info! Still negotiating on the deal. Just wanting to get a better idea of what I'm getting into. The car seems to be a good "driver" as is, a RI 4speed, 70,000 miles. Good hog troughs. For show quality it would need paint, upholstery and chrome.

  7. How difficult is it to replace the dash pad on a 1963 Avanti? Does the whole dash need to be removed or can the pad be replaced with the dash in place? I am new to the Avanti world. but I'm looking to purchase one which needs the pad replaced.

  8. This thread did get off subject a bit , which is just fine because I'm learning a lot about Avanti's, and I now have a much better idea of some of the trim differences of the 2 years. My ultimate goal would be to find an R2, 4 speed, turquoise exterior and turquois interior, round headlights. If anybody has any leads feel free to let me know about it.

  9. I just recently became interested in acquiring a 1963 or 1964 Avanti and have noticed comments about transition features from 1963 to 1964. What should I be looking for to distinguish between the 2 years, ie. early 1963 vs late 1963 and 1964?

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