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  1. On 3/7/2021 at 6:37 PM, 1inxs said:

    Jim,

    Did you pick up your 87 Avanti II before or after you collected all of your brochures and flyers? How does your 87 look and run today?

     

    All the brochures and flyers came with my Avanti when I purchased it from the previous owner.

    The Eagle Ottawa Leather  company is still in business.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

  2. JensenHealey;

    Sorry , I get in mechanic mode and don't explain what I'm looking at well.

    GM used fusible links to protect the main wires supplying multiple devices. Today everyone uses MAXI fuses. These type of fuse are slow to blow, unlike the fuses in the fuse block. Fusible links rarely blow, I've only replaced a handful in 45 years.

    Yours is blown, you can tell it was hot because the red end is pinkish in color. This can happen one of two ways. Corrosion got to the wires, broke enough wire strands and the fuse overheated. OR too much current melted the outer wire casing and corrosion set in.

    I install a fuse to test the system because these are a pain to replace.

    Use a amp meter to test the system as you power on all the devices powered by the wire.

    You can also wire it direct and follow the melted wiring to the problem, not a method I'm fond of 😫.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

    PS - Did you get your fuel pump running?

     

  3. I'm going to use it in my hobby room to cover a bi-fold door, that's why the two frames. The left side is the back of the flyer and the right side the front. There is still a noticeable crease down the center of the poster from where the flyer has been folder for 24 years. I may try to repair the scan in Photo Shop and remove the titles, that would make a great poster. But for now it serves my purposes.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

  4. Just received my poster in the mail. I send my scan of the Amoco Oil flyer in and the poster company enlarged it to 36x48 and printed it on canvas. Looks better then the original scan.

    Still has a crease down the middle, but that's OK as I am going to cut it down the center and mount it in two frames.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

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  5. My sticker shows a production date of FEB 1987, a full six months before production began in Youngstown, OH according to John Hull's book.

    I've been told by "people in the know at that time" that all uncompleted and completed unsold Avantis were moved to Youngstown, OH.

    We think that my Avanti was completed in South Bend, IN in FEB and then shipped to Youngstown, OH.

    My Warranty booklet shows a delivery date of March, 1988.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

     

     

     

  6. When you turn on the ignition, power is supplied by the fuel pump relay to the fuel pump for 2 seconds.

    If the fuel pump relay is working have someone turn the key on while you test for voltage for the 2 seconds.

    If the relay is bad or missing jump the relay and supply a constant voltage, but it may be hard to tell the pump from the gauge.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

  7. 9 minutes ago, studegary said:

    I hope that you realize that this sticker does not apply to the early 1987 Avantis.

    Sticky subject. I have seen 1987 Avanti's with later VIN's and body #'s then mine but with South Bend tags.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

  8. I would get a smell of gas in the car every time I filled up the tank.

    Found that the fittings were not soldered all the way around. The tank fill tube at the base was leaking and the vent fittings were leaking.

    These were not cracked, just poor soldering. Took it to my radiator shop and had it repaired.

    If you can get to the tank I would test it for bad joints.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

  9. The best thing about my 1987 Avanti having the Monte Carlo chassis is your getting an '80's suspension and steering instead of the '50's of the original Avanti.

    The ride and steering is way better.

    Much earlier to ad performance steering, suspension and braking.

    I was able to add drop spindles and bring back the original rake look also.

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

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