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  1. The original switches and wiring was something like 8 wires through the door. Later on there were only 2 wires on the motor and the switches were somewhat simplified. The early to mid 80s they used the more common and robust Chrysler motors . For switches and wiring I love the Nu-Relics Ford kits that are almost an exact match for the early Avanti ones. If you want the later look they also have that. They even have if you want them in the console or on the doors. https://www.nu-relics.com/category-s/545.htm https://www.nu-relics.com/product-p/217.htm
  2. I searched Oreilys auto parts for an 85 Jeep Cherokee....not $400 how does $65 sound? Don't settle for some lame price because they're an "expert" .
  3. You can check the tach head separately from the sending unit to find out which is not working. Connect a 9 volt transistor battery across the tach terminals. If the meter is good, it will deflect fully.
  4. brad

    Avanti 'Key'!

    I call B.S. it's Happy Holidays!
  5. brad

    Rammed Avanti!

    The kit Studebaker vendors supply consists of : 1 snap ring 2 retainer under the snap ring 3 rubber square scraper "O-ring" 4 plastic spacer under that 5 the main lip seal 6 an extra lip seal (unused) 7 a metal washer (also unused)
  6. brad

    Avanti 'Key'!

    There is no "pointed tip" There is a tapered end on one side only, and that should be INWARD TOWARDS THE AXLE. The slot for the key in the axle also curves at it's end, and the curve of the key should correspond to the axle keyway . NEVER EVER EVER PUT THE KEY WITH THE CURVE FACING UP. Also there is no reason to install the key on the axle until you have the drum in place. THEN tap the key into the keyway with the taper TOWARDS the axle, and only flush with the end of the hub. The reason is that you want the taper of the hub to seat on the taper if the axle shaft. If you install the key first, you risk it riding up the end curve of the key slot in the axle before the hub is fully seated.
  7. brad

    Rammed Avanti!

    false, they give extra parts
  8. Except for it will draw more current through the switch, which is already at it's limit. I would consider changing to LED bulbs to keep things from melting your switch or wires.
  9. Many times it rears its head when the mounts get all worn out. Make sure they are in good shape, and the transmission hasn't settled. Also make sure the spacer is under the drivers side mounting stud. If the trans has never been rebuilt previously use type F fluid. If it has been rebuilt then most likely it has the later replacement "paper" clutches, and requires Dexron.
  10. https://www.amazon.com/TCI-880023-Speedometer-Gear-Housing/dp/B012ZZZDTA/ref=pd_sbs_263_img_1/136-2767169-3670800?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B012ZZZDTA&pd_rd_r=003edb41-dd3d-4dd6-bb11-8e41da8bd843&pd_rd_w=hfgW9&pd_rd_wg=dve0C&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=TY3KCQH9QR922D8GHKBJ&psc=1&refRID=TY3KCQH9QR922D8GHKBJ https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-1957-CHEVY-SPEEDOMETER-CABLE-4-Speed-or-Turbohydromatic-/151139003955
  11. The reach rod is adjustable on the control valve to the belcrank. If that is off, or the Pittman arm (with the control valve assy.) Installed without the steering box centered on the 1/2 travel high spot, it will travel too far one direction. I think that is what happened. If you look very carefully, there is an alignment mark on both the Pittman arm, and the splined shaft of the steering box. Line up the marks with the box at the 1/2 travel and you should be good to go.
  12. brad

    Reworked VS-57!

    As an aside, the last versions of the ball-drive superchargers (sn-93 and up), used a larger volume oil pump. The plunger is a larger diameter, (as well as the pump body). And is a good upgrade for the SN-60 blowers. Also, the bronze ball driver is much better than the aluminum ones.
  13. brad

    Reworked VS-57!

    Uneven ball size. (of the drive unit for all you gutter thinking people)
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