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  1. 1983 Avanti II trunk was hesitant to open but after three tries with the glove box switch it opened. But now it will not latch back.  The rotating mechanism appears to be stuck to the passenger side of the trunk. I tried Kroil to loosen it up but that did not work. I think the metal latch needs to rotate back to the driver side but I do not want to force it. I



  2. I recently acquired an Avanti workshop manual but need clarification of the instructions in the fuel tank section.


    I would prefer to not have to drop the gas tank for access to the gas gauge sending unit. At the back of the trunk is mounted a tool pouch with a “louvered” panel in the lower right section but I do not know what is used for.


    In the manual:


    1.       How do you remove the rear seat cushion and seat back cushion?  It was not obvious to me.

    2.       What is the rear seat back inner panel?


    Figure 1 in the shop manual shows it pretty tight in there. Is the sending unit removable for repair or replacement?  The instructions as I interpret them leads one to believe the tank has to be removed before access. Hope that is not the case.



  3. OK, with the Gates Numbers provided by Lou, these are all available at O'Reilly's by the Gates Number. I looked up an interchange number for NAPA and here they are (I confirmed width and length).

    Gates 7370 equates to NAPA NBH 257370

    Gates 7445 equates to NAPA NBH 257445

    Gates 7335 equates to NAPA NBH 257335

    Gates 7545 equates to NAPA NBH 257545.

    So NAPA just adds the NBH 25 to the basic part number.

  4. Two of the belts do have numbers but they must be old Avanti #s and at least online for NAPA, AA, etc. I could find no matches and by googling the two numbers (B120 and B137) (Gates and Dayton came up), the belts that came up were 123"' and 140" long. In fact one of the belts has it clearly stamped Avanti II (must be a very old belt). But I'm just now getting into this and eventually will find alternatives. I just figured this information would be readily available.

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