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  1. Getting a new rag joint  to ensure safety of the steering mechanism on my 83 from Nostalgic motors - any idea if this will be a costly installation for a mechanic and will they even perform the work? I have the installation article from rhe recent Avanti mag and it looks a little complicated. 


    Thanks for any help.



  2. I took my83 for a ride and was playing a CD in the radio and I hear something like a snap noise and the radio spit out the CD.  Then a little while later the same thing happened and the car actually shut off.  I put the car in park and it started right up.  

    Does this sound like a short somewhere?  The battery is about 2 1/2 years old and the cranking amps are 300 instead of the full 330. Of that makes a difference. Also recently the fog lights stopped working.


    Appreciate any advice.  


    Hope everyone is safe and well out there.






  3. I do have the hatch access in the back thank you.  I will experiment with it in case the switch fails.  

    Regarding the trunk lid.  I am wondering for those with this problem, if neodymium magnets might help.  I have not looked at the trunk for an appropriate location, but if you install one or two of appropriate strength on the body and a thin piece of metal in the lid, it might hold the trunk down.  These magnets come in various strengths and can be very strong and you must be careful working with them.

    I recently had my interior vent covers covered and did not want to put screw holes through the vinyl and wanted them easily removable so I screwed  two magnets on each side - each 1 1/2 inch long by 1/2 inch by 3/8 inches deep.  I then used Gorilla super glue to attach two very thin sheets of metal on the inside part of the vent cover which happened to be overlapped with the vinyl.  The vinyl was glued strongly enough that when the metal was glued to it , it did not separate when pulling the vent from the magnets. 

    The vents held in place from the front mounted magnets alone with no need for any additional support on the top bottom or rear.  Plus they come on and off easily.  And they held exactly in place when I test drove it even at 55 mph.  No vibration or rattle.










  4. 1.  My 83 has an electronic trunk opener but I see no way to open the trunk if this fails .  Is there a way? 


    2.  Also my rear view mirror is placed on the windshield in the place normal for most cars.  Is this the original location for the 83 or more down near the dash like early modem Avanti.


    Thank you. 



  5. Thanks , I took it apart again and it looks like the boot is inverted sitting be!ow the the linkage and it looks like the boot site below the console mounting plate so I think I have one.  I would have thought there would still have been a small rubber piece right below the gear shift lever itself. 

    Thank you , now I know I have the boot.

    Regards A83

  6. Thanks for the picture.  I took mine apart but did not see any way to get the chrome base next to the boot off without taking the shift linkage apart.  Is there any easy way?  Plus it looks like the boot  is a dust cover for all of the linkage and transmission underneath. 


    I would have thought there would have been a thin piece of rubber like there is for the brake handle. 




  7. Update- I had a mechanic install the power window regulators and motors from NU- Relics.  They came out just fine and they have a lifetime warranty if you have the receipt.  Thanks for all your help.  The regulator was broken so I decided to go with the NU- Relics kit  for both doors. 

    Always appreciate your help and advice. 



  8. Maybe I am using the wrong terminology but am using the term shudder to describe the feeling of driving over railroad ties.  That feeling is gone now and I felt it pretty much under the seat/ transmission area.  But still do get a vibration when driving and more when decelarating.  So will l have the control arm checked out next.  Not sure of anything until this is all over so also made a list of all your recommendations for another hot rod shop I am taking it to this week and I thank you all for your help. 

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