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JavierB

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  1. Okay, in the absence of any photos, I am uploading some here: 1) The console on my 81 is held on by two screws on either side of the front of the panel, and one in the far back through a metal tab. The back one is easy to remove once you find it in the carpet. The two side ones require an offset ratcheting phillips screwdriver to undo, unless you want to remove both seats. The image shows the screws and the rear hole. Hope this helps somebody and adds to the piecemeal knowledge of the Altman cars. 2) Various shots of the mechanism.
  2. Hi folks. My parking brake seems to occasionally slip when moving the lever, resulting in incomplete engaging or disengaging of the brake. So I need to troubleshoot this, but cannot find any tech articles or info on accessing or adjusting this lever. So far all the tech stuff I've seen is about the earlier dash-mounted brake, but nothing on the Avanti II center console unit. I've never removed the center console, and so any advice, images, steps anyone might have about getting it off to work on the ratchet lever, and any steps on making adjustments or checking parts would be super helpful. (for example, is this lever shared by other cars with better documentation?) Thanks in advance to anyone with any pointers or links.
  3. Hi folks. Upcoming project is refitting the AC of the 81 to 134a. Before I start randomly tearing things apart, does anyone know of an existing guide or spec sheet or anything on the 79-81 Avanti AC components or what suitable replacement upgrades may be? Anyone on here post a thread on doing 134a conversions on the RQB's ? Obviously the compressor I can swap out easily. there are a number of aluminum new ones that just bolt on perfectly. I'm thinking this one or similar: 21-2201SH | Compressor | Pro6TEN | Super Heat Style | Single Groove But the other things, the expansion valve and evaporator and whatever else... what does anyone suggest and where is it all for access and removal? Is everything in the console? Finally, how does one access the condenser up front? does the radiator have to come out? or is there a better easier way? Thanks all.
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