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  1. r1lark

    Shifty Avanti!

    (2) Ansen. We only WISH they had been supplied by Hurst! 😊
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    Eighth R3!

    Are you talking about R5642 which supposedly had some sort of rear axle upgrade?
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    Last "A"!

  4. Was it the 'prototype' R4130?
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    Avanti AFB!

    .........the airflow (and thus the fuel flow) in the secondary side of the carb to come in later (ie, at a higher engine rpm).
  6. Seems like he arrived a month after the December board meeting, so I'll say January.
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    Meek Avanti!

    Wish I could say it's sitting in my basement 😲........but unfortunately, no idea.
  8. r1lark

    Meek Avanti!

    I couldn't remember if they were the ones that swapped the R4 for the big Olds V8 or not. Unfortunately I don't have a copy of that Peterson engine swap book. In my avatar, that is a crop of one of the photos from the Peterson engine swap book, showing the R4 sitting next to the Avanti.
  9. r1lark

    Meek Avanti!

    Didn't they do engine swaps into Avantis.........putting higher horsepower non-Studebaker engines into them?
  10. Cool video Ed! For others to view, here is the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbv2FlMc7eU So.........is this YOUR Avanti now?? 😛
  11. Merry Christmas to all the Avanti Trivia participants!! Anyone get a 'new-to-them' Avanti for Christmas?
  12. False, the hot idle compensator opens when the engine is hot. On a cold engine, it should be closed.
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    Cored Avanti!

    I'm going to say that for the 400s in the era you specify, #2 is correct -- 3 core plugs per side for a total of six. The disclaimer is that I am not a Chevy engine expert, but did help friends with their Chevys 'back in the day'.
  14. r1lark

    Duntov Avanti!

    The steering wheel had Duntov's signature on it. (Honestly, I have never figured out WHY his signature was put on these steering wheels, unless it had some correlation to the engine used in these cars.......❓
  15. r1lark

    Avanti RQB-1582!

    I know this car.......I fact, I've ridden in this car. The owner is a very active member of our NC Chapter SDC.
  16. r1lark

    Squared Avanti!

    I always figured they were somehow used to locate/support the block during the machining process.
  17. r1lark

    Stude Club!

    Memory says this was a group of designers at Ford's Continental division that owned '53/'54 C/K cars and drove them to work, parked together in the Ford/Continental parking lot, etc. Think Fred Fox wrote about his in Turning Wheels years ago.
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    Avanti Display!

    The twentieth anniversary of the forming of what was to become Molded Fiber Glass company?
  19. Well, this one sent me to google. Here is a link to some info on the sale: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-07-01-fi-750-story.html I guess based on this, I'll say your answer #3 comes the closest.
  20. r1lark

    Reworked VS-57!

    Well I thought it was the drive element set too. So, I'll hazard a guess and say the oiling system. I base this on the fact that they brought out the direct oiling version, dipstick oil coolers, etc to try to improve the oiling system.
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    Avanti 63R1457!

    Ed, after Regnalbob posted his original answer that I quoted, it looks like he dug into some other sources (see his response less than an hour ago quoted above) and found some additional interesting information.
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