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  1. Got it home yesterday. Missing carb and starter. I have an edelbrock I could use. I may have a spare starter. Dale said he would check the place it was stored as there are many parts of various cars left over. As I indicated in an earlier post, the valley cover is from an older engine with a road draft tube. Does anyone have the correct Avanti valley cover they can spare? It came with some new parts including most of the rubber as well as a new dash pad! I will also be in the market for some original wheels and covers. Let me know what you have. Thanks
  2. Went to the auction today, it was rescheduled from November 18th. Bought R5423 for $4520 including buyer premium and credit card fee. As near as I can tell, the hogs are intact (they have been sprayed with bedliner). I tested several areas with an ice pick. The 'A' pillars and window frame look great. The body is in very good condition with no evidence of wrecks. The frame is solid except for the brace under the spare tire well, an inexpensive fix. The paint is pretty bad and a non stock color, so will need a respray. Glass is good. Engine and transmission were supposedly rebuilt a while ago. Both will need disassembly and inspection before use. Quite a few of the missing parts are in boxes with the car. Will know more when I get a chance to do an inventory. So far, looks like a good buy. Thanks to Dale for bringing this to our attention.
  3. I have 63 round headlight Avanti R4551. It has the hood prop on the left side, the long battery, and no brace on the hood.
  4. The change after 4892 is likely relocating the support bracket from left to right.
  5. Often, the zerk is broken off when pivot is removed without removing the zerk first.
  6. True is correct. According to parts book: 3spd - 45 25/32" Auto - 46 9/32" 4spd - 51 29/32"
  7. Closer inspection indicates that you may have incorrect lifter cover. The one you are showing has a road draft tube. Not used on Avanti. If you like, I am willing to assess what you have. As I stated earlier, I live about an hour away, just south of Tampa.
  8. I have made many purchases. Bob is a great guy to do business with.
  9. Don't forget to remove the grease fitting first.
  10. One of my 63s, R4551, has the 813 BKV option according to the build sheet. It was slated for the Las Vegas drive away. The dash panels etc. are covered in woodgrain vinyl, I assume it is di-noc. The the steering wheel is woodgrain tenite. It also has round knobs. The interior is solid black vinyl with black carpet.
  11. The number on the housing is the casting number. For Studebakers, the part number is not necessarily the same as the casting number. For replacement, the best you can do is find a good used one for sale. Being a Avanti only part, they are quite rare. FWIW, the R1, R2, and R3 are the same part number.
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