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  1. Is this one of the Allstate cars? The S/N looks to be about in that time frame plus the black interior). I owned R 5176 that was one of the Allstate cars.
  2. Welcome to the AOAI Forum. I prefer blackwalls with any wheels of this sort. Not related to your question, but I note that your Avanti's Serial Number is a combination of the displacements of the two main Studebaker V8s - 259 and 289. Decades ago, a friend had a Studebaker repair and restoration business. The last four digits of his home telephone number were 2589. He never made the connection until I pointed it out to him.
  3. To me, it sounds like you have two separate problems. The no start is probably due to a misadjusted or defective neutral safety switch. Is the odometer still working? If it is, the problem is in the speedometer. If it isn't, the problem is likely in the cable or the gears at the transmission.
  4. I believe that all or more than all of that difference lies in what is standard equipment on the two cars, for example the weight of the sun roof assembly.
  5. Perhaps I was not clear enough. I was referring to deleting my entry from a post started by someone else. I believe that what you show is for the originator of the post/topic. If I go to the three dots at an entry that I have made on someone else's post it just shows "report, share, edit". I was trying to delete an entry/posting made to someone else's post. If I use "edit" it still shows me as posting something (blank) to the topic.
  6. I am going to say; 2) Ian Fleming
  7. In this area, and many others, only gasoline with alcohol can be dispensed for on road vehicles.
  8. Thanks for posting the conclusion. You may be able to adjust the shaft or shim it to make the old distributor usable again. Or there may be a worn bushing that needs to be replaced.
  9. 1963-1985 are on Studebaker chassis. 1987-2004 are on Chevrolet or Pontiac chassis. 2005-2007 are on Ford chassis. This as factory built. Of course, many have been modified.
  10. I will bear with you. I am in the next decade after you in age (80s, not 70s). I have owned three new and used Avantis and worked on many others. Good luck on your Avanti quest.
  11. I had no way to previously know your abilities or experience. I was not trying to be an armchair quarterback. I just wanted to put a general caution on something to check out there for all. Someone else can provide the numbers for you. EDIT: The front track/tread width on a 1963 - 1985 Avanti is 57.1 inches (based on '58 dimensions that I have handy - same suspension) and on a 1984 Corvette it is 59.6 inches. This is a difference of 2.5 inches, closer to my "about...three inches" than your "less than an inch". EDIT II: I understand that some of the difference may be in different
  12. Not an answer to ride height, but I caution you on the use of the Corvette front end. I believe that the Corvette has about a three inch wider track than the Avanti. You will either have to narrow the Corvette front end or use weird wheels to get the tires in the correct place to make the Avanti look correct. Edit in wrong place -moved
  13. The picture is not like an '05-'07 Avanti taillight. Perhaps it is just a generic picture.
  14. Just today, I figured out that by going to the three dots I could reach "edit".
  15. Now, I do not see how to completely delete a post.
  16. Is it safe to assume that you checked the interior of the cap that you removed to see if there had been any interference/rubbing? Is there shaft play/bearing wear?
  17. I do not know if Studebaker gave recommended shift points for R2 cars (I doubt it). There were only five Avantis with 4 sped and R3 from the factory, so I assume there was nothing specified for them. As a general rule of thumb, use 110% of the peak of the horsepower curve.
  18. Thanks for posting this, Lew. I used to visit Joe and his Avantis. He owned low mileage, rare Avantis such as R5643 (last Avanti and R3) and a Sears cross country Avanti [for those that do not know about him and his Avantis].
  19. Studebaker Service Letter F-1964-6, 12/5/63, three pages, covers the Console Cooling Kit. It lists the 23 parts and gives the installation directions. Yes, there should be "tubes"/hoses.
  20. Granatelli Signature Series
  21. Be sure that the windshield is exactly aligned left to right (over the "hump").
  22. I like your 1963 Daytona wagon. Is that the one that Matthew is buying? EDIT: Disregard the second sentence. I just remembered that he is buying a 1964 Wagonaire. I do like the great improvement in bumpers on your Avanti.
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