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  1. Thank you Brad. I called Myers yesterday evening and was told it's an "actuator" and to try cleaning the contacts. Was told it either works or it doesn't. They have them in stock. I'm gonna try cleaning and see if it works any better, if not, new part time.
  2. Good day everyone. I'm looking for any information for the Trunk motor (Pics attached) The switch works great and is getting the correct voltage, but the motor isn't strong enough to open the lid. Any help will greatly appreciated.
  3. Good day Avanti83. Could you please provide the part numbers for the Moog Springs & KGB shocks? I sure would appreciate it.

  4. Thanks John. I'll look into that.
  5. Good day everyone. I'm seeking the rubber that's on the top and bottom of the Leaf Spring, if they're available. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  6. "I have a set of Delrin bushings in my 83, Hard to tell how much they help with the new Moog springs, KGB shocks and Polyurethane sway bay bushings but it the best handling and riding 80 model years I'v driven in a long time." Could you please provide the part numbers for the Moog Springs & KGB shocks? I sure would appreciate it.
  7. Gentlemen, I called and spoke to Dave about him, possibly, having Polyurethane control arm bushings and he does not have them, nor does he carry them. I have my 83 that needs a total front suspension rebuild, so I'll be utilizing his inventory asap.
  8. Good day. I'm wanting to get information on making my steering tighter on my 83. I've been driving it for a couple of weeks now and it just seems to be "loose". It steers kinda "Floaty" for lack of a better term. I like more of a solid drive feel. Also seems to have a bit of play in the steering also. I know I can tighten or loosen my steering in my 68 C10 cause it's an aftermarket steering box, but is there an adjustment for the ones were using? And which steering box is an 83 using? And, is there an after market box that anyone can recommend? Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  9. Thanks again for breaking it down Bob. So, with what you stated, should I or Can I go with the production of the 1983's as 187 or 212? I don't mean to nit-pik, but was just wanting to get as accurate as possible. Thank you.
  10. Good day folks. As promised, I would post pics of the manuals and all related that came with my 83 I just bought. I'm not exactly sure if these are highly desirable items or if they're some what normal. Please comment on what you think and if it's "rare" or not. Just for review, I'll leave a pic of RQB-3691. The brown leather pouch is in "like new" condition, but you can barely make out, in the close up, that it came with the "Avanti" logo.
  11. Thanks for your input Bob. Could you please explain further?
  12. Thanks for the info A83.
  13. Good day everyone. I just received my 83 this morning and I couldn't be more ecstatic!! I've been waiting a LONG time for this and I finally own one. I know, I know, I can hear everyone now "Careful what you wish for! (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)" But that's okay, I'm good with it. It's not perfect, but the Frame, Hog throughs and all underneath is solid as a rock and clean. The Body will need attention, but it's never been wrecked or any body type of damage. It will absolutely need a paint job and it will need little things to get it back. It runs fine and I'll have all the fluids changed and do the normal checking of cylinder pressure, plugs and tune up. The interior is in decent shape for a, soon to be, 40 year old car. it will need some TLC as well, but overall I think I bought well. I'm going to post another thread with all the Books and owners manuals and other Original paper work I got with the car too.
  14. Thanks for the welcome Ed. I appreciate it. Got a pic or 2 of your 83?
  15. It's been my experience that "por-15" isn't really that good of a product. I've read and seen too many complaints about it peeling off and/or not adhering to the metal. The BEST product on the market right now, and one I have had very successful experience with, is RUSTBULLET. This stuff make por-15 look like a porous band-aid. It will adhere to the metal and will not flake off or peel. You can brush it on or spray it on and you can also sand it down. Check it out: https://www.rustbullet.com/
  16. Good day Folks. I'll be taking delivery of my new (to me) 1983 Avanti on Friday. I'm very excited, to say the least. I'm going to have a "Show board" made and was wondering if anyone knew the exact number of 1983's produced? John Hull's book has it as 212 (187 + 25 = 212) and GEOFFC312 on another post on this forum said from his "Source" Avantisource.com, which is no longer a viable website, I believe, has it at 289. So, who's correct and why the discrepancy? Also, since John's book breaks it down even further stating; 1983 = 187 (RQB-3590 thru RQB-3776) and 1983 = 25 (RQB-3801 thru RQB-3825) and my VIN is RQB-3691, can I safely say that it's 1 of 187 produced or use the "total produced" number, which ever that is? Thanks for your help.
  17. Thanks Wayne. As I stated, I don't need nor want them re-done. My main purpose for this thread is/was to find info about Recaro seats used in our cars and to see if their was any Part# or style# or any identifier for these seats. Also, as stated, I have the source for the leather for this particular style, but I am looking for a "cover" for these to try to save these seats from future wear and tear. Thanks
  18. Thanks Gunslinger. These seats are in fantastic shape and I was just wanting info on them so I can get a proper fitting cover for them and maybe some extra Leather for any future re-do (if need be). I did find out that the company who makes this particular Leather is still in business, so that's a huge plus.
  19. No. That will be a last resort.
  20. Good day everyone. Newbee question: Does anyone have any info on the Recaro seats used in our cars? Style number or part number or any type of identifier? Also, the seats were made in "Eagle Ottawa #7307 Tan Leather" as is the entire interior.
  21. Good day everyone. I'd like get a verification, if possible. I'm looking at a 83 and was wondering if it came with a Overdrive transmission? Whether a 700R4 or the 200-4R? It doesn't say on the build sheet, but was wondering, without looking at the actual car, is there a way to know? Is it my understanding that all Avantis came with the Overdrive trans for this run? Thanks
  22. NEVER, EVER cut your springs, NEVER!! Do a search on this topic in the search field and read all you can. There will be other knowledgeable folks that'll chime in soon to advise. One thing I've always wondered is, has anyone every "Air Bagged" an Avanti?
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