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  1. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.....
  2. I can only answer generically, b/c I'm not sure which motor the 1983 Avanti used... Nostalgic Motorcars could probably answer that question: 248-349-4884 Here is an article on the original P/W setup, which was still used in my 1971 model; I know it was changed at some point https://studebaker-info.org/Tech/Pwin/rkorb/rkrobpwinrep.html The original motors were used on the cars below and can sometimes be found on eBay, but they're usually pricey. 1960 Ford/Lincoln part # C0LF-14553-A, or Bosch # M 05810. Ford station wagon tailgate window motor C0LF-14553-B may also work. If the issue is a simple internal motor failure, a motor rebuilding service might be able to make repairs (many cities and large towns have electrical motor repair/rebuild shops) Here's one Avanti owner who innovated: https://studebaker-info.org/Avanti/Tech/PWIN/nollerpwinp0913.html I also sent you a private message. Good luck and please let us know what motor your car has (part numbers & pics, please, to add to our knowledge) and how you make out with repairs.
  3. Hi Wayne, 

    Happy new year!  I finally got to my fuel tank project and my tank appears to be in really good shape!  Appreciate the offer for a new tank but looks like I can use this one!  Re plumbed the vent and replacing the fuel sensor and insulating the rear panel before closing her back up!  Thanks for your input and  hope you have a great new year!

    Gary Johnson.  ..... in Georgia


    1. WayneC


      I'm not surprised. Since the tank is actually inside the car, it generally stays in decent shape.

      Happy New year to you, too.

  4. My only thought is that its not rocket science, the cable is apparently not fully seated/inserted at both ends (almost has to be the speedo end), or it is broken somewhere in between (unlikely since it worked before the cable was disconnected). It might be easiest to ask a shop to fit the cable from beneath, with the car on a lift, that is, remove the speedo cable at the tranny, push & turn the cable at that end until it seats into the speedometer, then re-insert/reconnect it at the transmission end.
  5. Yes, if the rear seals (O-rings) on the master cylinder piston leak, the fluid can be sucked into the booster and attack the bladder. If you are using silicone brake fluid, the booster bladder may not be damaged, but the master cylinder still needs to be repaired/replaced.
  6. I had posted this want ad for a friend that needed one. I thought he had already checked with the list of parts vendors I gave him, but it turns out he didn't, and he bought a reservoir at Nostalgic Motor Cars (the first place I had told him to contact).
  7. Did you try Nostalgic Motors? How about a want ad on this venue? I bought one from Nostalgic back in the mid 1980's. But it is not stainless steel. I think I paid in excess of $400 for it at the time, because they were rare even back then. It was meant for a later model (provisions for a filler pipe intended for unleaded fuel), the only type of tank available at the time, so it would probably require some filler-related alterations for use in an earlier Avanti. I haven't used it yet, and probably won't (I live in CA now), because I've long since sold the Avanti I thought might need it some day. Perhaps you'd like to make me an offer (offline). Or, there are "universal" fuel tanks available that could be researched for size and modified by a radiator repair shop to add/swap-in the external "plumbing" needed by the Avanti. For example: http://www.yogisinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=13671/category_id=2566/mode=prod/prd13671.htm
  8. Good information, thanks for posting. So, apparently you did not have to remove the headliner?
  9. Need the w/s wiper fluid reservoir that sits on the firewall shelf in front of the driver side of the dash
  10. I assume you mean the rubber inner A-arm bushings... http://avantiparts.biz/front-suspension/ https://www.studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/store/s/agora.cgi?product=suspension2&next=24&cart_id=406701558.33665
  11. Here's a reply I got from Ischuc last January when I had the same issue (but its a shame to lose content, since others may be searching old posts to answer their questions): "Try clicking on your user name at the top right corner of the web browser, and then select "My Attachments" from the drop down menu. You should then see the list of all the images you have attached, and should be able to click on the topic title at the right side of the list and delete the topic, or at least delete the images you attached inside the topic"
  12. I buy pads from Nostalgic in Michigan: 248-349-4884 (I had bad luck when I tried some from a local parts store) ...I expect they also carry front wheel cylinders and/or rebuild kits You can also buy parts here: http://avantiparts.biz/brakes/?sort=featured&page=1 ...or here: https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dyndetail.pta?catalog=0001003a&uKeY=AARCZ ...or here: https://xks.com/i-7084309-jaguar-front-wheel-cylinder-2-1-8-square-pads-8777.html Or even rebuilt calipers (core trade or outright): http://avantiparts.biz/brake-caliper-disk-brake-pair/ Here is some good info: http://www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/Brakes/calipers.html
  13. Just a rant, but I did a web search on this company to see if they have a website, and it seems they only use Facebook. I can't understand why businesses do that. I do not have a Facebook account, nor do I want to pay to open one just to access a business page, and I'm sure many other computer users feel the same way.
  14. I'm a little confused by the photo.... "the pump is located on the passenger side of the wiper motor" passenger side is the right side of the car (of course) but I assume the pump in this pic is the cylinder to the right... so should the picture be rotated 180 degrees? And what is the red portion across the top of the pic?
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