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wildfelr

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  1. RQB3263......USAF 63 THRU 66 ALL S.E. ASIA WITH F-100s.....DANANG, BEN HOA ETC..... EXCITING TIMES ALMOST FORGOTTEN....WRG
  2. RQB3263 GOOD MORNING STUDE ANS AVANTI FOLKS...ATTACHED ID A PIC FROM ME GROWING UP IN RICHMOND, INDIANA APPROX 1960...THAT BOAT NEVER MADE IT TO THE WATER AND WAS SOLD/GIVEN TO MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR AND MAY STILL BE IN HIS BASEMENT.....MY CONSTRUCTION WAS INTERRUPTED BY EVENTS IN S.E. ASIA....AND HE WAS KILLED THERE SEVERAL YEARS LATER...... IN MEMORY OF JOHN WYSONG.....
  3. PICS AS PROMISED ...ITS THE BEST I can do this earlt.....good luck.....BILL RQB3263
  4. Good morning Steve and all Avanti folks...... HEADERS.... Installed a set of OEM factory GM headers on my hot rod a few years back.... they were tubular stainless steel !! from 75 to early 80s chevy trucks and of course a factory perfect fit.......I found them in a local salvage yard for $50...yes stainless steel for $50 bucks......salvage guys and hot rodders know about them..... might be tough to find but i feel worth the effort....I will post a pic if I can find it.... Bill RQB3263.....
  5. RQB3263 81/305....Two better pics....no cutting required...
  6. RQB3263 81/305...... i removed the cow catchers (and all bumpers) years ago and installed 2" round led amber park lights in the remaining cylinders... I also fabed fog light brackets that attach to the side of the cylinder..better pic available on req
  7. RQB3263 81/305....... YES not uncommon....nothing mechanical or supplies available in Gainesville, Fl..... its either Ocala or Jax...... well i have 2 pieces of 2' OD stainless tube left over...... I have cut and preped one piece and the other is about 6' long and will req a bit of massaging but is usable for our project...... Its free to whoever will pay the shipping ....If you want to go this route give me a call 386-466-6434 cell
  8. RQB3263..... reassembly with good help 45 min....done ....HAPPY BILL
  9. RQB3263 81/305 welding mod finished except for re assembly tomorrow I hope.....pic attached.....total cost inc. gas and damned good lunch for two in Ocala approx $85.....everything is 2" now and I dont ever expect to have to mess with it again (life time guarantee) .....BILL
  10. I like the cut and weld idea....someone will thank me for this mod 40 yrs from now ... but ill wait for stephen cade call today.....if he has the correct part ill go that route.....later BILL RQB3263
  11. RQB3263 81/305 ......Others are aware of the differences in the tube size..... and as usual i am the last to figure it out....Stephen Cade is checking his stock here in Gainesville Fl.....maybe ill get lucky.....BILL
  12. RQB3263 81/305....i jumped into it this evening ...removal took about 40 min with help... seat bottom came right out....seat back has 2, 1/4 in bolts with nuts so req 2 people to remove...... back panel had 15 screws and came out easy and provided good access to connector hose..... as was described here mine was severely cracked and leaking..... remove the clamps.... remove 3 screws from filler spout next to the gas cap and pull it all out together........the rubber connector had to be split with razor knife to get it off........ and thats where i am now.....almost..... maybe someone could ex
  13. Thanks ....theirs my project for this weekend ....BILL RQB 3263
  14. That sounds like a better deal to me.... BILL NOW HOW DO I GET THE SEAT BACK out ....?
  15. RQB-3263 81/305....Ive got the same problem .....thanks for the info ..... BILL
  16. One more pic..... reminder...The new mount plate is now bolted underneath the X member instead of sitting on top of it ....RQB3263
  17. The pics show the fabed mount (simple 1/4 in plate steel with part of the original mount bolted to it)sitting on top of the X member....it was later moved to under the X member to gain clearance for the speedo cable .... that also lowered the tail shaft about 1/2 inch etc to no effect....BILL RQB3263
  18. RQB3263 81/305 Whats left to be said.... I did this swap 4 yrs ago and was just one day of hard work with a strong friend.....my 700 has worked perfect ever since....i did re-tube the drive shaft but cant remember if I leightened it or shortened it ....(CRS)...the shift letters dont align up but I can count to 3 so its OK....the rear mount req mod ...pic attached ...a new speedo cable from Calif 6 inch longer perfect and no speedo error...im tacing 1700 at 65 MPH... no mods to the tunnel....BILL RQB3263
  19. RQB3263 81/305 AVANTI II.... I installed the quick arms about 2 yrs ago....2 hr job ....i used an air hammer (actually an aircraft rivet gun) to knock them loose. installed the new ones with anti-seze...yes they do make steering quicker....thats just geometry....but you will get used to it and not even feel the difference after a mile ....worth while.....have fun.....BILL IN FLORIDA
  20. RQB3263 81/305 First check the module out put....easy ....use a plastic handle screwdriver and check for spark at two or more spark plugs.... no spark its probably the module.....remove the old one and match it up......i did it many times a couple on roadside until i bought an OEM module and carry spares now.... see previous pic.....good luck.....BILL
  21. MY point exactly...... thanks....bill
  22. BILL...RQB3263....A COUPLE EXAMPLES of difficult (1) install an evinrude outboard motor in an airplane and fly it....difficult.......install a V12 engine in an s-10 chevy truck ...difficult.....putting on my sox in the morning...impossible you all have a good day.....i gotta get to work on these sox .... they take a little longer... BILL
  23. GREAT some replys...... Probably wont do it but....i was once told THAT THE DIFFICULT WILL TAKE A WHILE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE LONGER........ i would like more input for me dream and hear fron our NZ member.....keepem coming...thanks ....BILL RQB3263...
  24. ON A RAINY AFTERNOON IN FLORIDA im cruising the forum..........so my question is..... Has anyone ever put an earlier (RQB3263/81/305) Avanti II body on an 87/88 frame ??..... this sounds like an interesting and very beneficial adaption/modification..... a lot to gain and not much to loose..... you alls thoughts please...At my age I just may have time for one more project....but it will have to be one that lights my fire..... get back with me here or call me 386-466-6434...direct..... Am I crazy or what??..... BILL
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