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  1. I note that your 1987 Avanti coupe was delivered new in New Jersey in 1988. I took delivery of my new 1987 Avanti coupe in New Jersey also (different dealer).
  2. Were the heads and block trued the last time it was apart? If not do it this time. Be sure to follow the correct sequence on torquing the heads when you install new gaskets.
  3. There were 158 1989 Avantis built. What makes you think that only 17 of those were convertibles? I do believe that there were 17 1991 convertibles. Perhaps that is what you were thinking of.
  4. Service Letter J-1063-3a says for one step cold to use J-10Y (formally J-9Y), so I will choose your answer 3.
  5. I do not remember if a repair kit was available, but it was so easy to change the pump that is what I did. I will answer the question as True, since that seems to be in the back of my memory.
  6. I only have a small picture/computer screen, but it appears to me that the radiator hose can be moved further onto the radiator nipple. This will alleviate or eliminate the problem. I think that the tank should be fastened to the bracket.
  7. I purchased a 1987 new from a dealer and did not receive that manual. Mine was the fourth 1987 sold to the public(--006). Perhaps they did not have the manual yet.
  8. Without digging mine out, I will go with 4) August, because that is when the Avanti Workshop Manual was issued.
  9. RQA in '69 and early '70 were 327s. RQB in '70 were 350s. Avanti purchased small lots of engines from GM and just used them, not necessarily in order.
  10. My guess is 1) not once.
  11. We always lifted through the window openings.
  12. It is not only a "model year box". It is clearly labeled as the box for year of manufacture and model year. Dwight sites a good example.
  13. That is year of manufacture and model year (manufactured in 1962 for the 1963 model year). For an early 1963 model Avanti this seems correct to me.
  14. Yes, we agree. Pressure at one end or vacuum at the other end gives the same result.
  15. Depending on the bottles and the shape of the tube/nozzle, I can understand siphoning once a flow is started. Expansion/evaporation would be necessary to start the flow (unless the bottles have an inverted U for an outlet/nozzle and that is already full). I agree - just keep them closed.
  16. IIRC, telegraph is the general system of sending information and Teletype was a particular apparatus.
  17. studegary

    New Year!

    I would like to wish a Healthy New Year to all.
  18. I do not remember - was this car in an accident? Perhaps the fuel pump safety switch was tripped and it needs to be reset (assuming electric pump). Also, do not run the car on old fuel (more than three months). Drain the fuel and put in fresh fuel.
  19. I agree with all of this except for the title being in Stevens' name. It is sort of like the other Stevens prototypes, built for Studebaker, that Stevens liberated (his term) from Studebaker and then the SNM paid to get them back into the Studebaker collection.
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