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  1. I just finished installing a pair of 2.5" down port exhaust manifolds and the head pipes were made by Don Simmons.. Awesome quality and fit. pics are with steering at left lock, right lock, then bottom and top
  2. Just like the body... recoloring the Plastic/vinyl/whatever requires a primer before spraying the color. I used the seats from a 98" firebird GT ( with the blowup side supports and lumbar cushion). The plastic bellows & backing on the uprights and the lower seat trim all had to be changed to match the material for the upholstery.
  3. Did you disconnect the battery before removing the wiring? Of all things electrical under the dash, the tach sender is one of the most sensitive.
  4. The issue I had, regarding putting a blower on a GM powered Avanti ...was finding a mount for it. The one I used ( in 1997) was for an early 80's Chevy and used three 7mm drive belts. I ditched the "mm" belt system and fabricated a dual belt system like the 63. It may be a moot point now with S'chargers being in the mainstream, but you still have to do a lot of tweaking. Clearance below the hood will not be a problem on an Avanti II.
  5. Studebaker International has what you need. The 78 Avanti used the same steering parts as the 63 http://www.studebaker-intl.com/catalog_pdf/suspension.pdf Look up the number and give them a call
  6. Thanks. If they made it from scratch and they're OOB, then we're OOL (out of luck)..
  7. Brad said the supplier went out of business, but I'll suppose the company didn't really make the entire piece. More than likely, they took a production piece from another vehicle and trimmed it to fit the Avanti. The key here is to try getting in with someone in the business and see what crosses over. The auto glass industry has a pretty tight knit web and my recent foray into looking for a windshield for a 4 door was revealing. After I "found" one, it was quoted at over $1000.00 plus shipping, it turned out that the windshield is the same as any other Avanti. I see you have a nice 55 also.... They're great touring cars. What is the VIN of your Avanti? thx
  8. I was thinking near #6 or 8 due to the oil filter redesign
  9. http://www.studebaker-info.org/Avanti/Avtext3/89Avwindow.txt
  10. Cardone 5473105 / AMC (big block)Javelin w/ disk brakes, but Rockauto says out of stock / then this came up with no number reference https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/wearever-unloaded-vacuum-power-brake-booster-domestic-54-73105/18690235-p?c3ch=PLA&c3nid=18690235-P&adtype=pla_with_promotion&ds_rl=1269695&ds_rl=1269728&ds_rl=1274535&gclid=CjwKCAjw_MnmBRAoEiwAPRRWW1lxwCrfnELWr8D8g6sQjPbAr8YlNsQoL2jM6c76M9oP5gV2kkvjtRoCov4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Don't know if it's the same but look like it You have to use 1/2" spacers on the firewall mounts
  11. Dick Van Dykes car...
  12. If you can find one, an old home wall thermostat had a mercury switch that could be transplanted into the silver case of the trunk switch.
  13. Paul's Chrome in Mars, PA does quality work with a range of prices..
  14. Yep, that's when he realizes he listed it for too little $$$
  15. Currie 95302 wheels stud (1/2 X 20 X 3") I had the same issue after going with alloy rims and used these. They had to be shortened 1/4" to stay inside the lug nut but there are longer lug nuts available also. It does give a better sense of "wheel" security.
  16. Never had an experience with Bilstein, but have an original Koni shock set on my car. That along with the larger sway bars makes it handle like it's on rails. A totally different ride from stock.
  17. Subsequent to this, I searched around and got a reply from one of our Vendors ( Bob Ziff), who owns one ( 90 4-door).... He says they are the same glass as used in the Avanti II's. So, I just finished looking at a lot of pictures I have of the 90's and have to say there is a very good possibility they use the same glass. There is the same raised hood feature on the 90 as is on all the previous Avanti models and that translates into the cowl right under the windshield. Is there anyone close to you who owns another model Avanti that you could compare?
  18. Here's your answer. (Whew) .... And add $245 for freight...
  19. Anyone have a build sheet for a 79 Avanti II. If so, does it show the color it was painted? thx
  20. Anyone have his email address handy? thx
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