View Full Version : My Avanti Plans for the Immediate Future

07-19-2006, 08:49 AM
One of the first things I will do is to put a new set of tires on it after I blast clean a paint the wheels. I need to get a wheel for the spare but I will directly call 1-800-JP and see what he has. Next will be a replacement oil pan gasket. Any recommendations for this part? Any out of the ordinary issues I need to be aware of before I start wrenching? I will also be ordering the Avanti shop manual,which should keep my stupid question asking to a minimum.That being said, I have some bent and broken lug bolts on the rear end. I am assuming [yeah yeah I know] that these are attached to the drums and are they difficult to replace? Thanks Richard

07-19-2006, 09:03 AM
IMMIC don't you also have some AMC Matadors??. If so, you will need the same hub/drum puller to remove the Stude rear drums as the AMC. You are indeed correct:)...first stop is a shop manual AND a parts manual. These are invalueable to working on one, Sometimes the shop manual might not give a good enough picture of something you're working on, where as the illustrations in the parts book (exploded view) are very helpfull...not to mention the part #s for buying the parts you will need Hope this helps.
Dan Miller

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07-19-2006, 09:08 AM
I'll give you a spare wheel. Had I have known that the car was going to be brought back to life, I'd have done the pan gasket while the engine was out. It is a pain to do in the car.

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