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Jred

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  1. 2 hours ago, Kodjo said:

    I just figured, our cars have the same interior! As in color and no headrest for example. Do you have the original carpet or is it replaced recently?

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    It’s original carpet in my car, in fawn, I believe it’s called. Kinda a speckled color

  2. New Edelbrock intake and had the quadrajet rebuilt. Valve cover gaskets as well. The power steering pump belt was rubbing on the upper pulley so I shimmed that as well to lessen the rub but it’s still tight. Need to figure something out about that. I’ll get more into that when I put the ac back in... if and when that happens. 
     

    Fuel pump failed as soon as it fired up after the intake so that got replaced as well. 
     

    Definitely has some more pep in its step. 
     

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  3. Getting closer to updating my suspension. Koni 8040-1018 shocks for the rear to along with some new leaf springs that are being made. Koni 8040-1017 shocks will go up front with some NOS Moog CC655's I found on ebay. A-arm bushings look a lil worn so I need to take a closer look at those. Rear sway bar frame mount came undone so Im going to take the car to fabricator to replate that section.

    Also removing the quadrajet to get rebuilt locally and might even put on a Edelbrock Performer intake manifold. The gaskets on the valve covers and intake manifold are leaking a noticeable amount.

  4. @Desert Driver Nice info and picts. Im about to take on this task myself. My Avanti II came with the fiberglass replacement pieces uninstalled.

    Was even thinking about putting in the sticky sound deadener. I may try covering the fiberglass in some fabric first. 

    Thought i mention, for anyone interested, that this company will reproduce leather almost exactly if some one was to send a sample to match for color and texture. https://relicate.com/

  5. On 6/23/2021 at 8:41 AM, R2W55 said:

    i have a bag of them but since my last offering to you on another item and you don't know how to write a check and then never replied back, I'll pass.

    Like I mentioned in our past communication, I have not used a check book in almost 8 years. Im more looking for an online vendor or some one able to take payment via the interweb. Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you will pass.

  6. Just keeping this thread up to date. I noticed a wheel bearing making a failing noise so I got into the rear end.

    That was a can of worms. The traction bar bushings needed replacing but I snapped a bolt off when I was trying to remove them.

    Ground off the original mount, drilled & tapped, added threads to a fresh grade 8 bolt and now waiting on a friend to come by to weld things in place.

    Also sanded and painted the traction bars. Fresh bushings from Avantiparts.biz

     

     

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  7. On 6/2/2021 at 7:48 PM, adamderosa said:

    It's very interesting that the factory had a modification to add an aux starter solenoid. This was something I had to do on my Avanti many years ago to cure a hot no-start problem. Jred, could you please scan and post the instructions that a partially shown in your picture?

    Here you go @adamderosa

     

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  8. Thanks @mfg. I ended up cutting the entire stud off. I was hoping the head could be punched out but its partially welded in.

    I found some grade 8 hardware to match at the hardware store, lobbed off the head and threaded the unthreaded side.

    Then I drilled and tapped the bracket to match. I'll need to take the car to a shop to weld things in place but it should hold up nice.

     

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