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  1. Contact Dan Booth @ 248-349-4884. He has all the "Build" info for your car. His web-site is https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/#/
  2. Good day all. I've been researching my 81 and was wondering about a few things. 1. What's the rear gear ratio for a Dana 44 in an 81 with the 305/350? 2. is it a posi or open? 3. I was told that I should service the rear with "Brass friendly gear oil"...Why? 4. Is there a way, without looking at the engine, to tell if I have a "LG3" 305 or a "LG4" 305? I have the "born sheet" from Dan, but it doesn't specify. it states "305 CU. IN. Engine - 1981" on the build sheet. Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  3. Good day. Thank you in advance for all your help. I'm not new to Antique/Classic cars and Trucks community. I own a 1968 Chevy C10 Short-widebed pickup and it's a Hot Rod. I am new to Avanti's, so please excuse my questions. I have one basic philosophy when receiving a new(to me) antique: Make it Start, Stop and move Forward and Backward RELIABLY. I also follow the K.I.S.S. method of hot rodding. Question 1: First step is to do an Oil change, flush and change tranny fluid and flush and change Coolant. Can someone please tell me the Part numbers, and source, to change the top and bottom Radiator hoses, if needed? Also, I read on here recently that the bottom hose must have a Spring inside of it to prevent collapse? Does the hose come with the spring or is that a separate part number? Question 2: Brakes: Can someone please provide the brand/Mfg of the front brakes and any Pad Part numbers and/or sources for these parts please? Question 3: Rear Brakes, Same as above. Question 4: Wheel bolt pattern dimension, i.e. 5x5, 5x4.5, etc. I also understand that a 7-inch wheel width is about as wide as you want to go. If true, fine. If there are options, fine too. Thank you.
  4. WHAT!? AZ!? Good for you. Which area? I knew Yuma rather well, cause my Aunt and cousins live out there. Well, she passed Years ago, but the cuzins still live out that way. Looks like AZ is going to be the "Florida" of the west coast too, which is fantastic, but I digress. I tried to PM you from this site, but it wouldn't let me. When possible, please hit me up offline, cause I have questions concerning out local area and other things. I'll post my main questions on another post.
  5. Thank you for replying Wildfeir and Pantera928, I appreciate it. I'm hoping Gunslinger and the other VA folks will chime in soon.
  6. Good day Everyone!!👋 My name is Gary from Northern Virginia and I will be a new owner of a 1981 Avanti. Its a pleasure being here and among the experts. I will have many questions, so I hope I don't sound like a pain if I ask for everyone's advice. Thanks in advance. 👍
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