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About brad

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  • Birthday 04/04/1960

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  • My Avanti
  1. I have rebuilt many a box. But you can do it yourself, or any good mechanic can. The replacement parts are usually just the shaft bushings, and end balls, and shaft seals. If the worm gear or pin bearings are bad, then it becomes harder to find those parts. SI sells the shaft bearings, but they are too long, so must be modified, and after pressing into place, the oil hole has to be bored through.
  2. Yes, I was trying to say the rear transmission drum. Sorry for the confusion.
  3. Sounds like the rear drum is locking up. Could be the one way clutch sprag is worn and over centered .
  4. I have a color chip book, Plus, I have a little paint left over from Tom Larners 89 red Avanti. Drop by the shop, and it's yours.
  5. The "L" brace on the wiper motor to the cowl into the rubber well nut?
  6. I did it a coupe of times and a few different ways. I like to use the smaller compressor as it is ......smaller(duh). I used a Nippondenso alternator under the supercharger on the latest project.
  7. I did the gold R1 that recently sold for 59,000 The white R2 currently offered is nicer, and had more done to it than just the cosmetic restoration I did. A complete nut and bolt restoration with every part taken back to as new condition, is well over the asking prices even high end brokers get for vehicles. It is worth having a professional broker your car, as they don't market to the walmart crowd. I always say if you want the market values to rise, then market to upscale buyers. it isn't elitist to know whom to market to, and how to get their attention.
  8. Correct, they fit in the lower scoop area where the brackets come through the body. Not the nose panel just behind the bumper.
  9. The arms get bent and that puts side pressure on the pins, that the clips can't hold. Also, the rear track has an inwards, and outwards adjustment at the bottom of the track inside the door.
  10. you can install it either direction, but only one way is correct. The long leg goes to the radiator.
  11. I have seen both tacks and screws. I believe screws are correct. Glue is better. use the regular strength, not the super stuff. even tacky glue from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Hancock Fabrics....etc. will work. Put the seat riser vinyl down first.
  12. 1950 was their highest production year. In terms of profits, I don't know.
  13. If you are just talking about the top , then there are 6 holes. One at each "dome" just outside the top airhorn gasket area, and one behind the rear most center screw tower. Don't forget the accelerator pump hole. So, #2
  14. R3 engines all use the Avanti water manifold, regardless of body type.
  15. .045 is what I drill 'em out to