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  1. A small block Mopar fuel pump will fit with a bit of bending of the arm. I believe Dave Thibeault (one of our vendors) carries them ready to go.
  2. Avanti Motors purchased all Avanti materials from Studebaker...if such documents existed they should have been part of the purchase package and delivered to Avanti Motors. Now if they existed and if they were transferred to Avanti Motors is the question. An alternative is to make a request of the Studebaker National Museum as they should have any records Avanti Motors didn't receive.
  3. Nearly all RQA Avantis received the Corvette 327/300hp engine. In the 1970 model year beginning with RQA0315 and subsequent RQB cars in 1970 received the Corvette 350/300hp engines. CE means it's a "counter sold" or "crate engine". The best I can decode the engine shown is it was from the Flint, MI foundry and was cast on August 30 but can't say what year. Obtaining a copy of the production order from Nostalgic Motors will give you the engine number installed by Avanti Motors. That will confirm whether the engine is original to the car. Avanti Motors would purchase roughly a six mont
  4. If you don't replace the 3-speed quadrant with the 4-speed quadrant you'll find to have it in Drive the stick will not line up exactly with the shifter indicator. You'll have to learn where Drive is and get used to it. No big deal but you have to be aware of it.
  5. I've seen two versions of the story...one was that when it was red it was originally built for Bob Morrison of Molded Fiberglass and I also have a magazine with a white car saying it was built for high speed runs at Bonneville. It was apparently the same car but not definitively so. It had a very ugly bump in the hood to make space for the blower...guess it was easier to do some fiberglass work than to make some changes to install the blower where an R2 would have had it. The photos I've seen of it showed its installation precluded installed a dual master cylinder. The car was advertis
  6. It's arguable...it was probably just one but there were reports of two...a red one and a white one. There's circumstantial evidence it was the same car having been repainted. I'll say just one.
  7. Different years used different modules. One thing to remember is Avanti Motors usually bought engines in something like six month quantities for a discount...that doesn't mean they were pulled from inventory in the order they were received. So any particular Avanti could actually have an engine from the previous model year. It sounds like you're gonna have to pull the module from your distributor to obtain the correct replacement.
  8. I second the remark about not buying aftermarket ignition modules...they will work...for a while. The aftermarket modules come with a lot of hype about how they make for more voltage...more power, etc. They simply are not as good as genuine GM Delco and will not last nearly as long. All they do is lighten your wallet and maybe come with a nice decal to put on your car to tell people what you have.
  9. Check connections and grounds...the bane of a fiberglass car. Check all battery and ground connections under the hood...make sure they're clean and tight. Check the distributor connections as well. What you've described can be related to the ignition module...at least in my experience. I had a '78 Corvette that experienced similar symptoms.
  10. The best penetrating oil I've used is called Kroil. It's really great stuff...don't know if hardware or auto supply stores carry it...check a gun store. Gunsmiths swear by it as it loosens rusted screws without harming the firearm itself.
  11. It doesn't seem to be a Studebaker part number...it may be an Avanti II part.
  12. If it was a side terminal battery it's a Group 74. If it's a top post terminal it's a Group 24. As far as brand...no idea other than "Low Bid". A lot of items like that Avanti Motors was probably using local vendors and that could have changed annually or more often.
  13. They're very rare side front quarter panel emblems for Lark-type cars and Hawks that would have been equipped with the "Super" package for 1964. Most will say R-1 or R-2...the R-3 and R-4 are exceedingly rare and desirable...unless they're reproduction of which some were made...probably more repops than genuine emblems like those exist.
  14. Depending on the year the high beam indicator is between and above the speedometer and tach and in some years the light is in the speedometer and the above and between light is the electric choke indicator.
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