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    63 R1 Avanti 1250 & 63 R2 Avanti 1122

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  1. Check with Dave Thiebeault. He apparently makes the shifters to use with a T-10 transmission but still have the original look.
  2. From a long time member of the AOAI, a remembrance of the iconic Avanti and its influence on a young child and his dad on this Memorial Day weekend. The author's dad was one of the early members of the fledgling Avanti Owners Association in the mid-1960s, begun by the late John Hora and Warren Lolich. Raffi’s dad went on to become an officer of the club. John Hora died this past February 9 and Raffi wrote a glowing remembrance that accompanied Mr. Hora’s obituary in the just released issue of Avanti Magazine. Viva Avanti ! https://bringatrailer.com/2021/05/29/dreams-of-the-future-behind-the-wheel-of-an-avanti/
  3. It seems that Window Motor World must have changed, but another source for very good work for power window motors is New Relic. They only list new avanti front door power window motors and regulators, but if you call them, they might be able to either replace or repair your rear quarter window motors and regulators. https://www.nu-relics.com/category-s/545.htm
  4. A very good source for collector car valuation is Hagerty.com. https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1981-Avanti-Avanti_II Looking up a 1981 Avanti II on the site, we see: Current Values #1 Concours$25,200 Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours." #2 Excellent$16,700 #2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is "excellent." #3 Good$10,800 #3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. "Good" is the one word description of a #3 vehicle. #4 Fair$6,800 #4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. "Fair" is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
  5. All three AVX's were together for the first time at the Avanti meet in Jacksonville, Florida in 2016, the only three made. AvantiFest pages.pdf Jacksonville 56.pdf
  6. Thanks... I added a "Maybe" to the questions.
  7. Avanti Magazine Issue 192 featured several futuristic designs, and there is talk about the possible build of an electric Avanti. For a future Avanti Magazine feature, we would like to get your opinion which of these designs for the future would be best. Please let us know and click to participate is this short, four question survey: Avanti Marketing Research Questionnaire
  8. Would you post the pictures here on the forum and send details to me for the spring/summer Avanti Magazine? The winter/spring issue goes in the mail the week, so too late for that issue.
  9. Keep track of the build and progress in pictures and when you finish this spring, send me some photos and a few paragraphs of what you did and how you did it, and maybe I can use it in Avanti Magazine.
  10. You might consider donating your newsletter and magazine collection to our AOAI memorabilia committee. I am one of 5 on the committee and we keep complete sets for the use of anyone in AOAI.
  11. What Brad says.... we have rebuilt several original R-series Carter fuel pumps using the kits from the link in the above post. It makes our original fuel pumps better than new, as this company uses pump diaphragms that are resistant to the alcohol in our modern day fuels.
  12. nice work on the Dodge!! Looking forward to your progress on your Avanti! From the few pictures you posted here, it looks like you have a good solid car to work with, especially if the frame and underbody torque boxes are solid. Are you a member / subscriber to Avanti Magazine? We have a number of Avanti parts vendors advertising in each issue, as well as many technical and. how-to articles that may be of assistance to you. If you don't currently received our 100-plus page full color quarterly magazine, private message me your mailing address and I will mail a copy of the latest magazine to you. Lew
  13. Thanks!! and that December Avanti has a checkered past... it's second owner, in 1964, was nationally known musician and comedian Herb Shriner. Both Herb and his wife were killed when the brakes failed. It was said that he worked on the brakes himself, and could have been the cause of the failure.
  14. contact Dale Sexton for the hubcaps. He advertises them in Avanti Magazine.
  15. I downloaded your image from the links you provided and added them to your first post. You posted the image source URL, which will NOT show photos. We do this to prevent sites from posting unrelated images to our forum. In the future, when you want to add images to a post, after writing your posting, just choose and upload. your photos, or drag them to the bottom of your message window, as explained in the screenshot below.
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