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  1. Both R5408, 4spd with A/C, and R5423, Auto with A/C, have the cooling kit that ducts air from the cowl vents to the transmission tunnel installed. Of course, both could have been modified after production.
  2. Do later Avantis have the Studebaker transmission cooling fix? In a service bulletin, Studebaker specified a kit that was installed where cool air from the cowl vents was ducted to the transmission.
  3. Studebaker Avantis are only 63 and 64 year models. One of the items are the door catches made by Mercedes. I discounted the disk brake pistons as they were made by Bendix under license from Dunlop. Maybe count the ball bearings in the super charger. I believe they were made in Germany.
  4. Working on R5423. I have removed the undercoating. In some spots, the fiberglass is very dry/porous and somewhat brittle. Any ideas on how to remedy? I have used penetrating expoxes, such as those from West systems, on plywood before. Should I do something similar? Leave it alone and coat with epoxy primer? I plan on reapplying the rubberized undercoat, 3M Dynatron Dyna-Pro, similar to the factory, to protect the fenders and other parts of the underbody from rocks etc. Any ideas welcome. thanks
  5. There have been suggestions on this forum that an 8" booster from a 60-70 mopar b body will work. There is also a post on this forum in the trivia section that indicates an 8 3/4" mopar hemi booster is the same. I asked on this forum, and did not get a definitive answer. https://aoai.org/forums/topic/43007-wanted-avanti-brake-booster-1963-1971/#comment-126070 In any case, I have dealt with Bob Ziff at Avanti Parts and Restorations and he is a stand up guy.
  6. picture of fitting, page 4, gasoline section, avanti workshop manual
  7. check to see if this tube runs alongside the fuel line. if so, likely the fuel return line. most 63s had a special "T" from the outlet side of the fuel pump that returned some of the fuel to the tank. later cars had a fuel filter with a glass bowl that provided the same function.
  8. J12YC has Copper core. I believe current plug is RJ12YC. if you use resistor plugs do not use resistance wires.
  9. workshop manual specifies J9Y, however, service letter updates this to J12Y with J10Y being one step colder as Dwight states.
  10. I purchased a 64 R1, with A/C and auto, last fall for $4500. This car spent its life in Florida so frame, hog troughs etc were in great condition. It was apart, but complete, with a claimed rebuilt engine and transmission. There were many new parts in boxes including parking lamp assemblies, body rubber gasket set and dash pad. Your hog troughs seem to be ok, but the frame sure looks crusty.
  11. I purchased them in Jan 2022 for $1332 including shipping to FL. The ones he is selling are one piece galvanized. Had to cut away more of the body than I would prefer, but they fit well.
  12. Do not have email address for him. However, phone is 865 908 6100 and address is: 1081 Rule Hollow Rd Sevierville TN 37876. I purchased some hog troughs from him a couple of years ago.
  13. Thanks, looks similar to the earlier ones. The improvements must be hidden.
  14. Service bulletin F-1963-17 specifies improved headlining. Since neither of my 64s have original headlining, does any one have pictures or description of the improved version?
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