Report RQB 2897 in 1965-83 Avanti Posted October 31, 2013 Welcome to our community. My 78 Avanti RQB2772. The steering is a common issue. If it's way loose you Will have over a qtr play of no response. I pulled mine And had Nostalgic rebuild the entire column. Lot better Now. My engine is the GM 305 with auto. Changed In the early 90s from the 350. Good Luck with your II.