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  1. The photos I posted above are for a 1980 Avanti that belonged to me. That car was sold in early 2019 and the new owner ordered seat covers from Lseat; he sent the old covers to them to use as a pattern. It took them some months (I believe the covers are made in China) and he called Lseat numerous times, but he finally got them and said he was happy with them.
  2. Oops, meant C & E (not B & C) Try
  3. Studebaker International (catalog: last page, center column, items B & C) https://www.studebaker-intl.com/catalog_pdf/weatherseals_belts_pulleys.pdf
  4. Almost any parts dealer that carries Avanti parts can likely supply weatherstrip... here are 2 of the major sources: https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/store/c14/Weatherseals.html#/ https://www.studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/store/s/agora.cgi?page=rubberkits.html
  5. Dunno if this will provide any additional info, but I remember reading years ago that, early on, Avanti Motors bought base Corvette engines in batches. If that is true, early original Avanti II engine casting numbers/hp would likely be: 3782970 (327ci 250hp) 3858174 (327ci 300hp) 3892657 (327ci 300hp) 3914678 (327ci 300hp) 3932386 (350ci 300hp) 3970010 (350ci 300hp)
  6. I cannot answer your question directly, its been too long since I've done any wiring work, but perhaps I can give you info leading to the answer. There was an article about replacing the wiring harness in the Avanti Magazine (Fall/Winter 2011) that is copied on Bob's Studebaker website here: https://studebaker-info.org/Tech/Bhend/avantiwiringbhenddec2012.pdf The author does not include photos of the harness taken as as he was installing it in the car, but perhaps you could email him (wfhenderson@yahoo.com) to ask if he remembers the location of the plug or kept photos of the i
  7. What was the "info" and is that what made you decide to go another way? Hate seeing these threads end up dangling, due to privately-sent info, since us "lurkers" never know the end of the story.
  8. The fella I sold my '80 Avanti to last year had new front & rear seat covers made by Lseat (Recaro fronts); he sent them the old covers as a pattern. He said it took months and he had to threaten the salesman in Texas to finally get them back (they are made in China), but he said they had turned out well and he was satisfied with them.
  9. I had a similar experience some years back. I started losing electrical while on the freeway, starting with an aftermarket cruise control that suddenly shut off. I then smelled wiring burning. I took an exit just as the engine quit, coasted to a stop, popped the hood, disconnected the battery, and surveyed the damage. The problem was that the engine electrical harness was shorted by rubbing against the right-side hood latch because a nearby harness guide had worked loose and I hadn't previously noticed it. Much of the passenger-side harness was burned (including up to about two or three i
  10. Door alignment is done with shims and/or by loosening the hinge bolts and shifting/moving the door in relation to the hinges and/or the hinges in relation to the body. The technique is the same as with most automobiles. Its more an art than a science, since shimming or moving one door hinge usually requires adjusting the other hinge, too, and it can require several people and/or some jacks and wood shims to support the door and move it around in relationship to the hinges or body opening. See the Body section at the back of the Studebaker Avanti workshop manual, page 9. If you d
  11. My understanding is that Avanti Motors would paint a car whatever color the customer wanted (same with interior fabrics/colors)... and there were some pretty bad choices, although I expect they had some "standard" color choices to show customers, and probably built at least a few cars that didn't have a customer order at build time.
  12. I think that information is available from Nostalgic Motorcars ... https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/born-reports.html#/
  13. In 2006 I bought a remanufactured Quadrajet for my '71 from Recarbco.com, and about 4 years ago I rebuilt the Quadrajet on my '80 myself. The remanufactured carb looked and operated like new, it was much nicer than I imagined and certainly far better than the one I rebuilt personally. But it was expensive at the time: $280. Here is a pic of the '71 carb when it arrived:
  14. Like studegary, I am past 80 years old and have owned '63, '66, '69, '71, '80, and '89 Avanti's over my lifetime, starting at about age 34. Only the '71 remains in my "fleet".
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