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  1. RQB 3263/81/305 ......I have been for several years now trying to acquire one of the fiberglass chin scoops seen on several Avanti ( two here in Fl).....having located the original manufacturer (George) in Tenn. and actually going there last Thursday to meet him and buy one.... all unsuccessfully..... so even with an extra 350 miles added to my trip I still am no closer to purchasing a scoop..... this by the way includes at very least a dozen phone calls..... SOOO...I am attaching 3 pics of the scoop I am looking for with hope an Avanti owner may have a spare I can purchase...... If you can help me .... BILL IN FLORIDA....386-466-6434.... THANKS
  2. RQB 3263/81/305 ......I have been for several years now trying to acquire one of the fiberglass chin scoops seen on several Avanti ( two here in Fl).....having located the original manufacturer (George) in Tenn. and actually going there last Thursday to meet him and buy one.... all unsuccessfully..... so even with an extra 350 miles added to my trip I still am no closer to purchasing a scoop..... this by the way includes at very least a dozen phone calls..... SOOO...I am attaching 3 pics of the scoop I am looking for with hope an Avanti owner may have a spare I can purchase...... If you can help me .... BILL IN FLORIDA....386-466-6434.... THANKS
  3. well I have been in touch with and visited the home of the original MFG in Tenn a couple days ago he cant find the parts or the mold... he has barns falling down full of stuff so im not surprised .....i will keep searching and post here you do the same....when I was at his house last thursday I was soooo close but no cigar....BILL in Fl 386-466-6434 cell
  4. RQB 3263/81/305 ......I have been for several years now trying to acquire one of the fiberglass chin scoops seen on several Avanti ( two here in Fl).....having located the original manufacturer (George) in Tenn. and actually going there last Thursday to meet him and buy one.... all unsuccessfully..... so even with an extra 350 miles added to my trip I still am no closer to purchasing a scoop..... this by the way includes at very least a dozen phone calls..... SOOO...I am attaching 3 pics of the scoop I am looking for with hope an Avanti owner may have a spare I can purchase...... If you can help me .... BILL IN FLORIDA....386-466-6434.... THANKS
  5. RQB 3263/81/305 ......I have been for several years now trying to acquire one of the fiberglass chin scoops seen on several Avanti ( two here in Fl).....having located the original manufacturer (George) in Tenn. and actually going there last Thursday to meet him and buy one.... all unsuccessfully..... so even with an extra 350 miles added to my trip I still am no closer to purchasing a scoop..... this by the way includes at very least a dozen phone calls..... SOOO...I am attaching 3 pics of the scoop I am looking for with hope an Avanti owner may have a spare I can purchase...... If you can help me .... BILL IN FLORIDA....386-466-6434.... THANKS
  6. RQB 3263/81/305 ......I have been for several years now trying to acquire one of the fiberglass chin scoops seen on several Avanti ( two here in Fl).....having located the original manufacturer (George) in Tenn. and actually going there last Thursday to meet him and buy one.... all unsuccessfully..... so even with an extra 350 miles added to my trip I still am no closer to purchasing a scoop..... this by the way includes at very least a dozen phone calls..... SOOO...I am attaching 3 pics of the scoop I am looking for with hope an Avanti owner may have a spare I can purchase...... If you can help me .... BILL IN FLORIDA....386-466-6434.... THANKS
  7. RQB 3263/81/305 ......I have been for several years now trying to acquire one of the fiberglass chin scoops seen on several Avanti ( two here in Fl).....having located the original manufacturer (George) in Tenn. and actually going there last Thursday to meet him and buy one.... all unsuccessfully..... so even with an extra 350 miles added to my trip I still am no closer to purchasing a scoop..... this by the way includes at very least a dozen phone calls..... SOOO...I am attaching 3 pics of the scoop I am looking for with hope an Avanti owner may have a spare I can purchase...... If you can help me .... BILL IN FLORIDA....386-466-6434.... THANKS
  8. RQB3263/81/305 ..... Well in my Sunday afternoon boredom I looked thru Ebay and this is what I found... it might be the solution to what we been discussing keep in touch .....BILL in Fl
  9. well I just looked at Tanda62 ebay post..........wow and I have visited to this shop.... awesome equipment and very clean .... and 30 miles from my home.... being a long time hot rodder/fabricator/builder I dont believe you could build that chassis to that level for anywhere close to that price ....It looks like all the Avanti 50s/60s vintage problems have been solved..... its just one big check instead of many many small ones and no labor ( or in my case injuries).....BILL RQB3263
  10. One of several aftermarket systems available for other vehicles could probably be adapted into Avanti....Mustang II comes to mind...however...the complete front susp from Ford Crown Vic has been used by hot rodders for a long time and they bolt in to the CV ...a friend here in N Florida used it in the retro truck.... you can call SKIP WALKER 352-372-8697 for details but please keep in mind he is a very busy guy...in fact im on his waiting list for work on RQB3263 next week i hope....that is the route i would take if i was down to the bare frame and 25 yrs younger.....you all keep up the good work
  11. BILL RQB3263.... AWESOME BIG PROJECT...The silver/gray color is beautiful I hope you retain it it is perfect....with the body off this is about your only opportunity to install a modern front suspension.... these opportunities are rare and you will love your Avanti even more....great keep the pics coming ... BILL
  12. RQB3263/81/305.......My experience with dryers is that you can "overhaul" them yourself for zero cost....what is inside is a bag of silica-gel,,... put it in the oven at 200 degrees overnight and reinstall it.... that will rejuvenate the sg and your good to go.....
  13. RQB3263/81/305 Pics as promised ..... will look better when painted same as car exterior !!!!
  14. RQB3263/81/30 ... I just completed installation of a repop 57 Caddy air cleaner cover on RQB3263 ... It will be painted to match the original body color soon I hope....pics later Due to hood clearance issues it was necessary to use a 2" X 14 element... AND ... to gain clearance on the HEI dist I had to cut the new cover for clearance a rather large area but not visible when installed ... THEN ...it req a 1/2" spacer (Amazon 11$) up still to clear the HEI....A 2 1/2 inch element would have fixed that but I guess they dont make them that size ... Well the 1/2" spacer is a fine piece of machined aluminum BUT needed an hours machine clearancing to fit my Q-jet and not interfere with the fwd choke actuator arm....it may fit other carbs with out modification....... all is well now, I have hood clearance and dist clearance....and most important it looks cool on RQB3263..... BILL in fl
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