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  1. In order to do a conversion, you would need to fabricate the steel frame for both the seat bottoms and top. The horseshoe shaped filler panels are made out of a material similar to Styrofoam. You could likely achieve the same result with upholstery foam. As far as upholstery goes, the seat backs are 3 piece instead of the single piece. When I get home in couple of weeks, I will post pictures of the later seat back upholstery.
  2. Seems typical of British sports cars. In the 70s, my daily driver was a 58 MGA. Had to work on it all weekend to get to work the rest of the week. My roommate had a GT6. Similar deal. Later, My 1st wife bought a 74 Spitfire. When we got rid of it 15 years later, it only had 40,000 miles on it. Every time it broke, I let it sit until I got around to fixing it. All were fun to drive when running however.
  3. The R1 non-supercharged engine was rated at 240 h.p. with standard 10.25:1 heads. The R2 supercharged engine was rated at 289 h.p.
  4. Check under the rear seat. Studebaker Avanti's had a hole in the floor. Later ones may have one as well. Don't know why, so I just seal it with some hvac tape.
  5. Could be. I was looking at a picture of the tag which says AS2-10. In any case, it is the "small ford" case.
  6. IIRC, it is a Borg Warner type 10. Very similar to Ford O Matic and auto trans used in AMC cars.
  7. If you have the stock air cleaner, the engine gets air via the gap between the base plate and cover. That air goes through the filter into the carb. The air hose from the oil pan is the part of the PCV system that scavenges crankcase gasses. This is very similar to PCV systems on other makes and years. The other part of the PCV system is a much smaller hose that connects to a valve at the base of the carb. All very well engineered. Adding additional fresh air to the system does no harm as the engine will only use as much as it needs.
  8. The "breathing from the oil pan" is part of the PCV system.
  9. I would change out the 6 blade fan. I tried one on my 64 and the noise was unbearable. Went back to stock 5 blade. Problem solved.
  10. FWIW, the standard fan, with or without A/C, is 5 blades.
  11. Ok, keep me posted. Plan on being in the Atlanta area this Saturday in the afternoon.
  12. IIRC, the inner fenders were undercoated.
  13. Let me know how much and where we can meet. I will be in the Atlanta area this Wednesday, September 7th in the morning. I will also pass by on Saturday September 10th in the afternoon. If you can find the calipers ...
  14. I am still interested and will be in Atlanta September 10th. Would like to know the thickness to determine if they are serviceable.
  15. I had a similar issue once when I purchased a new clutch disk and pressure plate. I had the old disk relined and the pressure plate rebuilt. That took care of the problem. I believe the facing material was too thick and/or the pressure on the plate was too high. If you look in the parts manual, you can see which pressure plate assemblies match up with which disks. There was also a service bulletin about a replacement rod that did not flex as bad.
  16. The air comes in from the vent(s) at the top of the cowl. At each side vent, there is a door that is controlled by the cable. Check to be sure the doors are opening and closing correctly.
  17. Amy idea how thick the rotors are?
  18. The context of this thread is distributor rotation.
  19. Mopar use chains and also have CCW rotation.
  20. Rotor turns CCW, so turning the distributor CCW should retard.
  21. I believe that 80 Avanti rotors are the same as earlier.
  22. The specified minimum thickness for Avanti rotors is .330". Hopefully, these are better than that.
  23. FWIW, the rotors are swaged to the hubs, not bolted. Studebaker International, Nostalgic, and others likely have rotors with hubs attached.
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