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Rhys

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  1. My 84 was converted to 134a and now does not work anymore. It actually never worked well with the 134a anyway. I will have to change the Evap Valve now. It's located in the console and looks a bit involved. R-12 is still available, albeit expensive. But, it cools better and is what our systems are designed for. Are you really sure you want to change it out?
  2. Jim: Thanks for your help. When I isolate the problem, I will report back. If anyone else has any ideas, I am all ears.
  3. Having trouble with the lock assembly going into position to remove the key. Do these cars have a Park Lock Cable like in the diagram? It appears I should open the shifter console first ???
  4. Do these Avanti's use this type of set-up?
  5. Update: An 84' GM Steering Column had a Park Lock Cable to the Gear Shifter. It might look like this:
  6. Interesting problem - When I bought this Blake Avanti, I had trouble getting the key out of the Ignition. You had to play with the floor gear selector to get it to release the key. Now, I seldom get the key to release. If I can, it is after entering a pitched driveway. I tried adjusting the shift linkage with no improvement. I hate to tear into the steering column with no experience. Could this also be a broken rear motor mount? Anyone have any experiences with the GM Steering Columns? I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks!
  7. My 1984 Avanti #3872 has an engine compartment Body Color.
  8. I was changing the thermostat on my stock 1984 Avanti 305 (it was stuck open). Given the age of the plastics, I broke the Ported Vacuum Switch on the thermostat housing and found a replacement: Napa 2-29031 shown in the photo below. I hope this information may be saved to help someone down the line.
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