in 1965-83 Avanti
Posted January 23, 2019
Thanks, wasn’t sure about thead pitch
Posted January 22, 2019
I need to replace the chrome lug nuts on my 81’. Does any one have a source for these? Magnum 500’s
in Avanti Trivia
Just a guess 22.
Posted January 20, 2019
In-house assembly of body’s?
Posted January 18, 2019
I will say 1. Due to the fact of the amount of time and resources it took to build a car. I can’t see them needing more than 5 cars to promote the company.
in Avanti Pub
Posted January 14, 2019
Posted January 13, 2019
What is your secret to keeping the rust at bay? I hear fluid film works good.
Posted January 11, 2019
I was looking at CL in NH under all for sale and a 82’ popped up. It is for sale in MA. Looks pretty nice, asking 10,500.00.
Posted January 9, 2019
My 81’ was painted at some time from new to when I got it. I have the same issue more bubbles than anything. It’s dark blue but looks pretty good from 10 feet away. I’m toying with painting it at some point. It’s the mechanics I care more about at this time. I’m mostly happy to have the car as it’s been over 30 years since I owned my last one.
Posted January 5, 2019
I’m going to say zero, they marketed the car with square head lights and offering the round option would not be consistent with what was in their advertising.
Posted December 30, 2018
Don’t forget Edlebrock carbs, got one on my 81 and my 66 Impala both work great.
Posted December 29, 2018
If you google RQB-3276 it comes up as last being offered for sale in 2010 out of Connecticut.
As I said I looked at this car online but did not care for the rubber bumper treatment. If you are seriously considering purchasing this car make sure you have someone who knows Avanti’s look at it first.
The price isn’t bad in my opinion, but if you are thinking you can convert it back to chrome I wouldn’t buy it. If you want a chrome bumpered car hold off and get one that has not been messed with, in the long run you will save time, money and aggravation.
Posted December 28, 2018
I third that lol. Just returning from sunny Fla. Us Northeast guys will be driving our cars before you know it.?
No. All 81’s came from the factory with chrome bumpers. Some owners sent their cars back to the factory to be updated to the molded bumpers. It’s whats known as the “Blake updating”. The car you are looking at is one of those I’m sure. I looked at this car as it has been on the market for quite some time. I don’t particularly care for the late 83’s and later Avanti ll’s myself. I owned an 81 30 years ago and loved the car. I prefer the Recaro interior cars for there comfort. I have a crate Goodwrench in my car and it runs great. If you look up RQB- 3352 on Google you will see pic. if it ( dark blue exterior, red and white interior).
I am familiar with all of these cars. They have been on the market since I bought my 81’ in Aug. I realize these the west coast cars are easier to get to see and transport but my advice is utilize this forum and keep looking for the car you really want. No Avanti is going to be perfect and they all have there strong points. In my opinion you want a car with “solid Hog Troughs” and frame. Mine was from Nevada and has no rust, that being said I need to repair my moon roof, air conditioning and cruise control. Keep in mind parts for theses cars are elusive and can be very expensive.
Pick the brains of the people on this forum and don’t purchase a car on impulse.
Good hunting on your quest.
Posted December 23, 2018
Mine is different it’s in/on the drivers side cylinder head, but mine had a replacement 350 ci. Installed to replace the 305 ci. That being said it looks like a sender to me.
Merry Christmas to all.
Posted December 13, 2018
Posted December 10, 2018
Does anyone know the dates for this event? I want to plan now, so I can get the time off from work.
Posted December 9, 2018
I think so. My 81 is set up the same way, as most mine is not working lol.
Posted December 8, 2018
Just my 2 cents worth. I drive a 66’ Impala with a 327/275 hp power glide that sat in a barn for 25 plus years, rebuilt the carb re-gasketed the motor and trans and have been running it going on four years. I agree with the guys, put the minimum into it and run it, all you have to lose is a couple of hundred if it goes south.
I have a replacement goodwrench 350 in my 81 RQB-3352 plenty of power runs great.
Posted December 7, 2018
Just a guess but may be emergency brake light.
Posted December 5, 2018