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Pete

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  1. Hey Gunslinger,

    Thanks for your reply and value estimates. I managed most of the large Gun Clubs in New England and the Greater Houston GC. When I ran the Hartford GC most of Colt and Smith's top gunsmiths were members. The Pres. of Colt approached me about using our range for Middle Eastern government gun sales.(these guy's were Lee Iacoca's men from Chrysler who bought Colt) Got to shoot the M-4 prototype before it was in the military's hands. I'm a smooth bore guy but this was a very forgiving gun for a trigger slapper. If you hear of a non-yellow colored 2001-07 Avanti worth buying please let me know!

    Kind regards,

    Pete

  2. There's no real way of telling what an AVX might be worth since none have been on the market to set a value. There were only three (or six) made, depending on the source. Most believe only three were built...one coupe, one convertible and one T-Top. As far as build quality, it will take someone who has actually inspected one to give you an idea. They were built on converted mid-'90s Firebird chassis...most likely with LT1 engines. Besides the obvious differences (coupe, convertible, T-Top), there appears to be various detail differences between them.

    It would be easier to find a 2001-2007 Avanti built on either the TransAm or Mustang platforms...somewhat under a hundred were assembled. Even there there's detail differences...my '02 doesn't have additional tail lights in the trunk lid...earlier '02s did. Mine has chrome "Avanti" emblems...some had blacked out script. All were more or less prototypes it seems, with various things being tried out.

    Hey Gunslinger,

    I guess being the Avanti greenhorn that I am, I really meant 2001-2007 new body style out of Villa Rica,GA or Cancun,MX. What would you pay for one of those Avanti's? Buy the way, what sort of Guns do you fancy? I've been a lifelong Skeet shooter. Thanks for your reply GS

    Pete

  3. Pete,

    OK I did some checking and ran the math through my spreadsheet here's a table of results for a Stude PowerShift and a GM Turbo700 4 speed automatic. These calculations are for P215/70R15 Tires with a diameter of 26.85" I hope this helps smile.gif

    PowerShift – final ratio = 1.0

    RPM @60 MPH @ 70 MPH

    3:31

    2486 / 2901

    3:54 2659 / 3102

    3:73 2802 / 3269

    GM T700 – final ratio = 0.70

    RPM @60 MPH @70 MPH

    3:31 1740 / 2030

    3:54 1861 / 2172

    3:73 1961 / 2288

    Hi John,

    I knew there was a smart guy out there! Thanks for your detailed calculations and effort that answers my question rather completely!

    Pete

  4. Pete,

    OK I did some checking and ran the math through my spreadsheet here's a table of results for a Stude PowerShift and a GM Turbo700 4 speed automatic. These calculations are for P215/70R15 Tires with a diameter of 26.85" I hope this helps smile.gif

    PowerShift – final ratio = 1.0

    RPM @60 MPH @ 70 MPH

    3:31

    2486 / 2901

    3:54 2659 / 3102

    3:73 2802 / 3269

    GM T700 – final ratio = 0.70

    RPM @60 MPH @70 MPH

    3:31 1740 / 2030

    3:54 1861 / 2172

    3:73 1961 / 2288

  5. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how a 3:73 gear ratio rear end with an original Studebaker 289 cu. in. R2, auto trans., will preform? What can you expect for reasonable speed/rpm in each gear ? What kind of Fuel economy say at 70 mph? Is it geared to low to be a touring car? thanks for you help again.

    Pete

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