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  1. They also make many other great products for our Avantis. Weather seals, engine gaskets, seat hinge covers (new product) in all colors, Floor mats, and more in the works.
  2. Usually, the rear track gets overlooked when replacing rollers. The clue is the crooked glass. Ther rear horizontal track that adjusts the "tilt" also has a nylon roller but is captured by the track holding nuts from easily replacing that roller. You generally have to remove the track and grind one of the nuts for clearance to slide the old roller out. Note that the track hold-down bolt holes are slotted for the tilt adjustment of the window. You can try adjusting the tilt by loosening the bolts, and lift the track and retighten the bolts. Up on the track lifts the rear of the glass and down on the track, lowers the back .
  3. It looks like it has the smaller fan to me.
  4. Did you use THIS bulb? don't use any other ones as they are not going to be bright enough. BA9s LED Bulb - 5 SMD LED Tower - BA9s Bulb | Super Bright LEDs
  5. brad

    Sleepy Avanti!

    The 2nd guest house has..the Kellogg room, and others. It is the guest house that is next door to the museum, not across the street from it.
  6. PM me f you need other parts. I have extra sets of fins....etc. I'm not going to be able to get to mine and am selling it. and most parts for it.
  7. brad

    Sleepy Avanti!

    True, but there are two guest houses.
  8. Are you sure it's a 56 engine? There were many upgrades to the 56 over the 55 engines. (valve keepers, oil deflectors, cam retaining plate, combustion chamber design) etc.
  9. brad

    Avanti 'Shim'!

    1/2" on manual transmission cars. The single spacer on the drivers side mount on automatic cars is 3/8"
  10. #5 . From what I remember.
  11. That, plus the link is through a middle man for the supplies that you can get 96 or 48" lengths direct from Steele Rubber.
  12. When you said you went through the holes, I was assuming you ran it all the way up into the 1/4 panel like was original. When they built the car, they ran the vent up into the 1/4 panel, and looped it over a clip to about 4" from the TOP OF THE ROOF ! Then they glued the outside skin on.
  13. South of St. Louis Missouri
  14. Any excuse to purchase good tools is a good excuse!
  15. Stock was 1 1/16" but as you go smaller, the line pressure increases, and the stroke increases also. A larger bore gets quicker pedal action, a smaller bore applies more force for less effort. I had a 15/16" on mine with a stock booster, and a Mopar 4 to 2 mounting adapter. It worked extremely well.
  16. The Schrock brothers no longer do steering wheels, they retired from that, and sold the molds.
  17. I'm glad you have faith, in him. I have faith in what works for me and my own experiences. I have never seen his work. Only HEARD about it. I HAVE had to fix many "dry" rear glass installs for leaks.
  18. You really do not want to install the rubber on the glass dry, and try to seal it up later. It just doesn't work well at all. Thee is a reason the factory recommended non hardening sealer when putting the rubber on the glass AND also when installing the assembly into the body opening. Follow shop manual procedures and you won't get bit.
  19. There are adjustments for fore and aft, and inwards tilt. The shop manual covers it somewhat. There are 9/16" nuts with slotted studs they go over. loosen the nuts, and unscrew the stud and check adjustment then tighten the nuts to hold adjustment.
  20. yes, that is the fill location. power steering fluid is fine for the system.
  21. Generally most of the slop is in the lower pivot from the gas pedal. There is a pivot block that passes through a hole, and it wears. The hole also wears egg shaped too.
  22. The vent originally connected to a hard line, then the rubber line went up into the 1/4 panel, and was secured by a riveted on clip. then it went back down to the hole in the floor. That way it's up high enough that no amount of fuel sloshing would cause the vent line to fill up with fuel. Also, check the fill tube large hose, they can hide cracks behind that are not visible unless you take it out. If you do, pay attention to the clocking of the fuel cap, so when tight the ear doesn't hit the filler door when it's closed. Also check the solder joints on both the return line and the vent line on the top of the tank. A poor trunk gasket, and also exhaust deflectors that have slots in the clamp end can all contribute to fumes.
  23. I purchased it this way. I don't like the green and white, as I already had that combination on a 56J back in high school. I want something different. I'm seriously thinking about painting it Congo ivory, and Pimlico grey. I know they are speedster colors, but they are some of the best Stude offered. It has a supposedly rebuilt Ultramatic. If it acts up, I'll make an adapter, and put in a GM 700R4.
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