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Jred

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  1. I called Nostalgic Motors and one of the guys in the shop said they use Vintage air. Even gave me some of the parts numbers but I cant seem to locate the notes at the moment. Might want to give Nostalgic Motors a ring for some advice.
  2. Found this link. Putting it here for future reference if this turns out to be my issue.
  3. I remember seeing a post a while back on how to repair the locking mechanism on the door. My works search isn’t pulling anything up. Any how to’s on what needs to be done?
  4. @Zedman thanks. I was considering that. the squeal is from the power steering pump actually. The accessory brackets all need sorting really.
  5. I have a set of floor mats I’d like to find a home for. Beige or tan in color. $150 obo I can assist with shipping but it would be on the buyers dime dm or email jayredwood@gmail.com i don’t seem to get notified when messages are sent on this site so bare with me
  6. I am 100% the last digits are 8BQ, I just took a rubbing off the stamp to confirm.
  7. Thanks for the pictures everyone. Gives me food for thought. Im now considering a major overhaul on the engine compartment. Front and rear main seals need replacing and I'd like to make the engine unleaded friendly while adding some horse purrs...
  8. So last time I was changing the belts on my 1970 Avanti II I noticed the power steering pulley was not lined up well. I made up some spacers to help the alignment but things are still not cop-esthetic. The belt rubs and squeals a tad when rpm’s drop. The alternator sits high and indents the hood insulation. My goal is to utilize the space a bit more efficiently and clean up engine bay with some new bracketry and mechanics(ps/alt). The original ac has been removed from the engine compartment and eventually I’d like to add that back in eventually. Went out the car to look up the engine casting numbers. The casting on the front is V03128BQ. From a past thread I see that the engine was built in Flint on March 12th, but I’m curious what the 8BQ signifies. Also, do this alternator bracket look “factory”. Strange the valve cover was milled down. I’ll gain access to the casting number on the back of the engine this weekend.
  9. I got the Flomaster Super HP-2’s installed and I love the sound compared to before. The video doesn’t do it justice but here it is anyways. https://youtu.be/W_NuXHUpGSY
  10. It will stop at around 65/70mph. I'll check those out when I install the fresh coils and shocks. Good call. Will do! thanks all!
  11. If I get the 1970 Avanti up to about 80mph and decelerate there’s a vibration that seems to be in the general area of the firewall. Original Sbc350 w/65k, 700r4 installed while under previous ownership. Fresh tires. Any suggestions on where to start?
  12. I think I’ll keep the size of the exhaust tubing and replace the mufflers. I’m looking at the Super HP-2 mufflers at the moment. What I’m seeing is they aren’t raspy or droney in the cabin. Before looking at the exhaust really I thought I’d have to have to the shop install the mufflers but the kit is all bolt-together so I’m thinking I can simply install these mufflers? Unless I’m missing something. Picture of the passenger side muffler and clearance of the 700r4. Rotating the tubing should help.
  13. Currently running what I believe is the 2” nostalgic motors kit my 1970, sbc350/700r4. The passenger side muffler is rattling around from a speed bump or drive way game of tag. My wife says riding in the car is making her nauseous so I’m looking into potential causes. The muffler being one, but it could also be a good time and excuse for an upgrade. Anyone upgrade to a 3” exhaust? I’d love to get a bit more sound out of the car with out being annoying. I’ll have to double check but I believe the mufflers are Magnaflow.
  14. Found mine on ebay. Turns out they came from SI as well
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