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  2. The initial question was about manual steering, not power steering. I have owned '63, '64 and '87 Avantis, all with power steering and have driven many others. Yes, of course there is a difference with the 1987 and newer Avantis.
  3. mfg

    Avanti RQA-0042!

    Thanks for the info.....I'll check out Bob Johnstone's website!......Ed
  4. mfg

    Shifty Avanti!

    CORRECT!....and, I AGREE! Paul,.....I watched part of your You-Tube video on rebuilding a T-10 last night........NICELY DONE!!
  5. mfg

    'Burped' Avanti!

    Sorry, your answer is INCORRECT!
  6. Yesterday
  7. Li recently installed the quick steer arms on my 81 (RQB3263) and while it did speed up the geometry it made little difference especially after getting used to it for 10 minutes...ok it may be a little bit better but better than what...i think your steering stiffness is caused by lower pump press at idle and a 50’s vintage front suspension with a cobbed together power steer system....just like mine yes its not easy at low speeds and probably never will be...it also wanders at highway speed ...cant fix that also....solution....maybe buy an 87 or newer Avainti ! Bill Gregg
  8. It can't really be cleared of all air unless the system is converted to a closed system from the open system that Studebaker installed.
  9. arkus

    Avanti RQA-0042!

    the box was empty when i acquired the car! it was as you described it, but quite rough. i knew tommy in the '80s but he never drove this car to vermont that i'm aware of. any time he stopped at my store he was always in a studebaker avanti. sorry, but i have no pics. bob's website has a couple.
  10. r1lark

    Shifty Avanti!

    (2) Ansen. We only WISH they had been supplied by Hurst! 😊
  11. I've personally driven a Studebaker Avanti with the optional 'quick ratio' manual steering, and found that car to be a 'bear' to maneuver at low speeds. However, the Avanti I drove had many miles on it, and the front suspension was "tired'. My question is:....Did all Stude Avantis equipped with 'quick ratio' manual steering steer heavy at slow speeds, or was the difficult steering I encountered caused by a worn out front end?.....Opinions?
  12. A Studebaker Avantis cooling system can be 'cleared' of air by........?.......
  13. mfg

    Shifty Avanti!

    The factory Studebaker Avanti (standard shift) floor shifter mechanisms were supplied by........?........ 1) Hurst......2) Ansen......3) Foxcraft......or......4) It was manufactured 'in house'
  14. Not if a link is provided. Of course what Bob did made it even easier.
  15. Just wondering....are you having difficulty finding things on You-Tube Gary?
  16. mfg

    Avanti RQA-0042!

    You mean you didn't find the box of gold coins taped under the glovebox????.......................JUST KIDDING!!! Seriously, did this Avanti have dark green exterior paint and a green/black interior?.....If I did, I believe it was worked over by Tommy Tompkins in the '80's (I mentioned Mr. Tompkins in the "Merry Christmas to All" Avanti Trivia question.....he owned many nice Stude Avantis and early Avanti ll's.) It sounds like it was in rough shape by the time you acquired it, however, it had Blake style Touring Coupe suspension, quick steering, and flared fenders to clear wider than normal tires. If we are talking about the same car, it was quite nice when Tommy owned it! PS....Do you happen to have any photos of RQA0042?....Thanks!...Ed
  17. arkus

    Avanti RQA-0042!

    i owned this car for a period, 5 years ago, purchased from irv borookow from connecticut. he had two, just 4 or 5 numbers apart and had sold the other one by this time. i didn't notice anything "special" about it. it had mild body modifications, the paint was terrible and it needed much help. in my opinion, and i have owned to this date 15 avantis, a restoration would have put one totally underwater. did i totally blow it and sold this car instead of keeping it and restoring same? please tell me what you know and i missed, ed. thanks
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  19. Thanks, Bob. That is a very well restored vehicle. The two 1959 Scotsman pickups that I owned both had the Deluxe Package ($37.66) giving them the fiberglass grille plus.
  20. "My Car Story with Lou Costabile...1959 "Studebaker Scotsman"
  21. mfg

    Avanti RQA-0042!

    Interesting answer, but unfortunately not correct!
  22. What "You-Tube video"? I have owned two 1959 Studebaker pickups.
  23. It is likely that I know the Avanti, but not by S/N. I will make a WAG; it raced at Lime Rock.
  24. AOAI member Scott Vermillion, owner of Studebaker Avanti R4849 (which we discussed in the Avanti Trivia section) also owns another Studebaker featured on 'My Car Story with Lou Costabile'...."1959 Studebaker Scotsman" This Stude truck is really gorgeous....and, like his '64 Avanti, it's also painted Turquoise!!......Check this "You-Tube" video out!
  25. mfg

    Avanti RQA-0042!

    No other thoughts here? HINT!....Folks from the New England area would probably better remember/know this particular Avanti ll!
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