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Randy Atkin

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  1. Here we are some 60 years after the debut of the Avanti and brake pads, pistons, cylinders, etc are still available. How long will we be able to buy Cobalt pads - 5 years, 10 years? They could go out of business tomorrow. Then what? Something to consider.
  2. Either the holes are oversized or wrong bushings. It takes a LOT of torque to thread the bushings into an NOS control arm when everything is sized correctly. With a new control arm the bushings form their own threads as they are tightened down.
  3. You have to remove the entire headlight bucket assemblies from the backside if you want to replace the lens and reflector. Access is easier if you first remove the front wheels and inner front fender liners. There are three thin metal straps that hold each bucket in place. Removing the three nuts and bending the straps out of way releases the bucket. While you are under there make sure the straps are still firmly glued to the fiberglass front panel as this is a very weak spot in the design. Once you have the buckets out of the car it will be obvious how to switch the lens/reflector.
  4. Early Avanti II's came with an engine mounted surge tank. I am not sure when they stopped using them, but possibly yours is original. I know my '71 had one. Maybe others can comment on this. The two piece hose with metal tee and cap was offered as a conversion to replace tanks that had gone bad.
  5. Thank you for complimenting my car. It's hibernating right now.
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