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This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions.
How do I know if my engine is Commander or Champion ?
Where can I find the engine block number ?
Where do the fuel lines go on the Avanti ?
Here is a series of pictures to show you where the fuel and brake lines go on the Avanti.
What do I need to do to remove the body from chassis?
How to remove the body from the chassis
Remove the front and rear bumpers and brackets off of frame
Remove or disconnect gas tank hose above rear end.
Remove return hose left side inside rear tire front. Return line hose.
Remove master cylinder brake line
Disconnect steering column from steering box and loosen nuts under dash and pull steering column back.
Remove radiator and hoses
Disconnect emergency brake cable under car by left muffler.
Go in trunk, 1 bolt under spare tire
There is 1 bolt on each side at rear of frame thru trunk.
There are 5 on each side along hog troughs.
Go inside car in front at firewall and remove carpet pieces and find round metal plates
There is 1 on each side, remove plates and nuts off studs.
There are 2 bolts at front radiator saddle thru the frame.
Remove seatbelt eye-bolts inside off ‘X’ member behind front seats.
Now ready to lift body off.
What is the correct heads for the R-2 Avanti engines ?
What are the decals and their location on the Avanti?
Decals and placement on engine for Avanti
D3-001 United Dry Type, air cleaner, R-2 goes on body of air cleaner facing right fender so it can be read while standing next to the fender with hood open.
D1-091 STP Wrap-around goes around each oil breather cap with printing down.
D5-005 Anti-Freeze tag hangs on the overflow hose off of the Surge Tank.
D24-001 Supercharger goes over hole in the center housing by the dipstick. Covers and is centered on the hole and is read from the front of the car.
D3-007 Use Premium Gas goes on gas cap.
D10-001 Twin Traction Axle goes on rear end cover next to and left above the fill plug as viewed from the rear.
D9-001 Tire Warning goes on inside of glove box lid door centered on the flat part of the door below the depressed area where drinks can be set.
D6-009 Avanti Voltage Regulator goes on top of the voltage regulator indexed as indicated on decal.
D6-004 Battery Warning goes on fender inner panel next to battery up near hood edge centered between hold down brackets to be read from left side.
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