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  1. Hello Roy!....Good to have you on board!.....Nice to bring one back that's been off the road for many years! There's a fellow on this forum (I believe his name is Bob Kline) who is parting out 3 or 4 Avantis should you need used parts....and I strongly recommend speaking with Dave Thibeault, an Avanti/Studebaker parts dealer here in Mass, for new parts and technical info......Tel# 978-897-3158...............Good luck!
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    Wheel Of Avanti!

    You see Paul, Bob weighed the wheel!!.....#2 CORRECT!!!!! HAPPY EASTER!!
  3. mfg

    Wheel Of Avanti!

    Aw Paul,.....You should've weighed the wheel!......#3 is not correct! HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!
  4. I remember a Richard Quinn historical photo (in black& white) of a row of '55 President engines on final assy at the factory....I'm pretty sure the timing covers were painted the block color....but I can't swear to it!
  5. I dare say the 'lesser' '63-'64 Studebaker V8's, (259 and standard 289), had timing gear covers painted black, same as the rest of the long block.
  6. On my present R2 Avanti, I always leave the blower belts installed...Also, I replaced that heavy cast iron water pump pulley with a lightweight aluminum one. However, I don't rack up anywhere near the mileage in this Avanti as I did in my first R2 job!
  7. The difference in diameter between Studebaker Avanti standard and high output supercharger pulleys is ......?...... inch. 1) 3/16.....2) 1/4.....3) 3/8.....or.....4) 1/2 1
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    Vented Avanti!

    This is true!
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    Avanti Name!

    In 1988, The Seattle, Washington area Avanti Club held a 'Name The Convertible" contest........to give a 'name' to the first 1988 Avanti Convertible delivered in that area....There were 100 entries,..............The winning name was......?...... 1) Sweetness.....2) Timeless.....3) Vanna....or.....4) Topless
  10. The answer is indeed FALSE.....However, I don't understand you're reasoning here!
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    Vented Avanti!

    CORRECT!...answer false!
  12. Concerning a 1987 model Avanti, a power window motor originally made for the right side door of a similar year Chrysler will interchange with a right side '87 Avanti window motor.....True?
  13. Original Studebaker Avanti steel wheels weigh approx......?...... lbs. 1) 12......2) 16......3) 21.....or....4) 25
  14. On the Dana '44' rear axle, as used in Studebaker Avantis and later Avantis through 1985, there is a small vent hole at the top of the right axle tube to release any built up internal pressure inside the axle assembly as it heats up......True?
  15. Interesting question!....I always thought the timing cover was painted black along with the rest of the long block....Even on the showy Avanti engines, it's difficult to think Studebaker would take the time to mask off the timing cover in production.....or install the timing cover after the rest of the engine was already painted black. I do know one thing for sure .... those aluminum covers do not like to 'hold' paint very long, especially after many heating and cooling cycles!
  16. Looks very well done......Sharp car!!
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    New Gaskets

    Wow....those valve cover gaskets look 'cushy'!!....Count me in for a set for my '63 and my Speedster.
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    Avanti Flywheel!

    Good guesstimate!.....#3 is CORRECT!
  19. That setup is about as custom as custom gets!!
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    Avanti Flywheel!

    Nope, not 25 lbs.
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    Last Avantis!

    Agree with your conclusion!.......A former owner of '42' says they were both completed on the 26th.....if he's indeed correct, the answer would be TRUE!
  22. I remember that same Eagle Ottawa leather tag between the front bucket seats of a gorgeous very low miles '89 Avanti a friend here in Mass. used to own....(Car in New York now)
  23. Years ago, when I owned my first Avanti, (Studebaker Avanti R3623), I used to drive it from Boston to Augusta, Maine frequently to visit friends....As that Avanti had an R2 engine, I would remove the blower belts before leaving, ( approx 500 mile round trip), to save wear and tear on the Paxton supercharger. That Avanti seemed to cruise very well at 60-70 mph, although no doubt the R2 carb pushed through more fuel than was necessary!! Back in the day, did any of you Avanti owners 'pop' the blower belts before heading out on an extended trip??
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