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  1. Gary, I'm quite sure '83 and '85 Avantis share the same type/make steering box.......so my comparison concerning shorter steering arms would be valid!
  2. Instead of purchasing the quick steering arms, I think money would be better spent buying the thicker diameter front and rear sway bars from one of our club vendors.....To me, the thicker bars really do make a big difference in handling.
  3. mfg

    Pushing Avanti!

    That "old timer" I referred to's name was Carl Hayden...Carl was the lead mechanic at Boston Cadillac on Comm Ave for several years, and even made contributions to various years GM Cadillac service manuals....His pushrod trick worked well on the early Cadillac OHV V8's, and he showed me how it worked equally well on the Studebaker.
  4. mfg

    Pushing Avanti!

    ANSWER.....Kind of hard to explain....but here goes!....Using one hand, you take the cylinder's two pushrods between your fingers and squeeze them towards each other as close as possible....Then simply lift up and withdraw both pushrods together....The slight angle which your hand motion puts on the pushrods binds the lifters in their respective bores, and keeps them there!.....An old timer showed me this when I was a kid, and it always seems to work!
  5. mfg

    Pushing Avanti!

    That's interesting!!
  6. My '85 came equipped with the quick steering arms from the factory...These arms are indeed shorter, as they are more 'curved' than the rather straight standard arms...To me, although the steering seems a bit 'quicker' on my '85 than my '83, (with standard arms)....it's not really a very noticeable difference.
  7. 57Wayne.....welcome to the AOAI forum!
  8. Just received the latest issue of AVANTI MAGAZINE (issue 193)...I notice that although one of the other auto related magazines I subscribe to has gotten 'thinner', due of course to much less activity in calendar year 2020 because of the covid virus, AVANTI MAGAZINE seems to somehow have gotten 'thicker'!...Well done editor! I would like to mention the Studebaker Drivers Club position statement found on pg 38....Dennis Foust, President of SDC, is adamant that the 57th International SDC Meet, which will be held in Indianapolis, will be a closed event....and that's simply one more reason tha
  9. You were fortunate to find NOS housings!
  10. Great price...and the non heated ones are hard to come by....however, shipping may be a nightmare!
  11. mfg

    King Pins

    As far as domestic cars go...I'd guess it would be the 1985 Avanti.
  12. mfg

    Avanti Fitting!

  13. You 'nailed' it!
  14. mfg

    Filtered Avanti!

    Another good guess though!
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