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  1. I did talk to Myers whosaid he has the motors for about $400 and Also advised many times it is the sacrifice gear and not the motor itself.   Also I found a company called Nu-Relics who makes the complete track , motor and regulator assembly which is supposedly stronger and more powerful.  They make the complete assembly with wiring and switch options at a cost of under $500 for both doors not each door.  Plus this product is guaranteed for life if you keep the receipt.  They have included specific Avanti years 1963-1991. Some options may increase the cost so check the website to check my accuracy.  Worth considering.

  2. Thank you everyone.  Ed I called Dave T and he remembered you.  He said he sold all of his to Myers .  He also said it is a Jeep Cherokee motor (Chrysler) 1984-86.  I called Myers and he said it is normally the sacrifice gear that breaks and not the motor.  Motor is 400 dollars and sacrifice gear is 70 dollars.  Myers said the way to check it is out an amp meter on it - if it goes crazy it's the motor - if it only moves a little it's the sacrifice gear which is designed to break under stress as a safety feature. 

  3. I noticed my car brakes are not responding right.  Especially at slower speeds it seems to surge forward a little or at least not brake right away when I apply the brakes.  I tried to get the car to skid and it won't do that either.   I noticed a little white disk attached to the brake pedal arm with two wires coming out of it and a white tip coming off to the left that looks like a boss should be connected to it.  There is a black hose hanging down but the plastic part at the end of that hose does not fit over the plastic disk tip unless there is a connector of some sort missing.

    Can anyone help as I am clueless here and don't want to get into an accident.

    Thanks 

    Kevin A83

  4. I ordered the interior fiberglass vent side covers for my 83 which were misssing. I got them from Nostalgic.  I had an interior place out carpet on them but they said when they installed the driver side one that they took it back off as they said it was a safety hazard.  They said when they moved the car the workers foot  / leg got caught behind the panel and they almost hit something before they could get the.foot unlodged to apply the brake.  I installed the driver side panel and did not have a problem unless I forced my leg behind the panel.I

    Does anyone else have a problem with this or a comment?  The carpet is not thick at all in fact it's kind of thin and I want a thicker carpet on it. 

     

  5. Thank you all.  Avanti Parts and Restorations is issuing a refund.  They said the cap fits model years 1963-72.  Very apologetic and nice to deal with thus far and promptly responsive to emails.  I ordered a set of front floor mats with the Avanti name embroidered on them also. Being shipped today.

     

    Regards 

    Kevin

  6. I have had a small oil leak from the oil pan that would leave a nickel sized drop over a period of months.  I was told the engine on my 83 would have to be pulled ( as the previous owner put a new engine and front end in the car - so don't know why it should  even be leaking) in order to fix the problem.  The estimated cost was $1500 to pull the engine.  I came across Blue Devil Oil Stop Leak at an Auto Zone.  I spoke to one of the workers and he said it should work and it is guaranteed.  Well I tried it and it did work.  You empty the bottle (about $20) in to the oil tube and run the car for one to two hours.  I took a 2 hour ride.  I checked a week later and the oil drip was gone.  The product works on all seals it comes into contact with.  

    If you look at their website you can ask questions and view the various products.  Apparently you do not have to run the car for 1 or 2 hours all at once ( but once the hours are driven it should work) and can also use the oil stop leak in your transmission also or buy their transmission additive.  

    Thought I would share for what its worth.

    A83

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