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  1. 36 minutes ago, wdaly said:

    Well, we know it can't be the Govt. mandated 'fan on' whenever the car is running.

    And it certainly isn't - Cabin air Filtres.

    Let me think about this ..............🤔

    Cabin filters are the first thing that came to my mind too.

  2. 1 hour ago, Gunslinger said:

    The Delton paint debacle was more due to the new process body composition than the paint.  The new body required much more curing time than the fiberglass used previously.  When the Delton paint was put over it the body chemicals used kept coming to the surface and caused the paint to bubble and come off in sheets.  If Blake had done some testing with one or a limited number of cars the whole debacle could have been avoided or at least minimized.  Most likely...no one ever thought there might be a problem as Delton had a good reputation otherwise.  

    I figured it was something to do with curing. THat makes sense. Thanks

    So what year did he change the body process/composition?

  3. Although it is yesterday's technology, one of the things about my 1980 Avanti that I really like is that it is reliable transportation unlike my much newer Jaguar which I would gladly sell if my wife did not love it. Of course she just drives it and rides in it(the Raguar). I have to deal with its constant issues

  4. 8 hours ago, Gunslinger said:

    No...the Newman & Altman cars started with the fork-lift steering box sometime after 1977 and the original steering arms stayed in use.  As far as I know Blake kept using the fork-lift steering box but changed to the short steering arms to restore the steering to original specs.  

    That is kind of what I thought. I saw a 1984 car that looks like it still has the longer arms on it. Did Blake make this change immediately or later on?

  5. 20 hours ago, Dunkin said:

    Down the road I am looking at replacing the radio, any recommendations for these that will fit in the original openings 63/64? Thanks 

    I have a unit from retrosound. Fit right in. No CD but it has USB and bluetooth

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