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    1970 RQA0381

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  1. 15 X 7 inch rim is actually 8" wide / At 4 1/8" backspace you have a +3mm offset / The original Magnums on my 70 Avanti had a +15mm offset / Your tires will be pushed out a little bit, but be fine / That should also be fine with the Dunlop brakes.
  2. Hard to find now, but 1998 Pontiac GTS(?) had blow up lumbar & side wing supports, multi facet adjustable seat and thigh cushions.
  3. silverstude

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    I mentioned on FB, that chat occasionally with Owen and emailed him when this came up. He responded with a somewhat detailed response that I have yet to publish, as he asked that I withhold anything until he goes back to his sources and verifies what was said. Nothing as of today however, so let's just wait and see.
  4. Unfortunately, lost in the "Camp" fire in California - November 2018
  5. Here are the choices... https://studebaker-info.org/Tech/Brakes/Boosters/avantiboosters.html
  6. Look through these entries https://studebaker-info.org/avantiRQBx1.html#rqb1600 1971's started at RQB-1600 and ran through RQB-1776 All production Avantis are not listed however
  7. silverstude


    The scenario could have been .... They were going to 350's anyway, as the 327's were going away. Probably were using up the stocked 327's in normal production and made a 350 optional to the buyer at the time. The one thing that was a real change then, was that they were changing the exhaust from 2.25" down to 2" and getting away from the 2.5" dump Corvette manifold. Installing and securing a 2.25" exhaust through that frame must have been fairly time consuming and work intensive (IMO).
  8. Replace your Power Shift with a later (67-73) FMX? I'd think you'd have to use your Stude input shaft to match the converter and that would be about it. The current starter is fine. The dimensions are the same, so the Driveshaft should work ok. I believe the FMX was also used to develop the Ford AOD, so you might be able to go further with this.
  9. Your Power Shift is basically an FMX Fairborn or Myers have adapter plates for a Stude engine Exhaust has to be modified, as the 700/200 are wider Driveshaft length is around 54" Works well with a 3:54 rear 200 has better gear ratios than a 700
  10. Yes, RQB-3948 is very nice inside and out, but not a Touring Coupe.. Here are a few older sale events \ https://studebaker-info.org/avantiRQBx3.html#rqb3948
  11. Sorry for the large images.... Outside: Inside:
  12. After going to a 700, I would loudly recommend a 200...
  13. Not Mine... Sounds like a good deal https://studebaker-info.org/avantiRQBx3.html#rqb3660
  14. I gutted my Avanti interior to renovate it. If my memory is still accurate, removing the Evaporator went like this / Side console panels (underdash) where the A/C air intake is / remove front air distribution grille, switches, thermocouple, etc. / Remove radio / Remove A/C hoses from expansion valve / tie the hoses off to the right side / Remove heater-blower assembly behind glovebox / undo the obvious electrical connections then you can see enough to unbolt the large dual cage fan and evaporator. / It has to come out on the passenger side.
  15. My 70 was delivered with metallic lime green paint and an interior using avocado vinyl with black, white and yellow houndstooth seat inserts.... YahHhhhh! I bought it as a demo car and the interior only lasted a few months before I had the seats reupholstered in olive green suede.
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