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  1. If he really has all the parts involved, I believe his $2000 valuation for them is about right.....In my humble opinion though, those parts should probably be offered to someone who owns a round light Avanti and has been in a frontal collision. It definitely is a major job to properly make that conversion, and if the square light front of this '72 Avanti is in good shape, I'd leave it the way it is and enjoy it.
  2. A friend of mine, who lives in Arundel, Maine, just purchased a very nice '63 Studebaker Avanti....Unusual in that it's one of the rare 'Avanti Black' Stude Avantis, with what appears to be the fawn & black interior.... (I've only seen photos of his car).....I've encouraged him to join the AOAI....and this forum!
  3. In 1957, all 289CI Studebaker V8s used the 'dished' pistons....and 'normal' 289s were advertised to have an 8.3-1 compression ratio......However, the supercharged Golden Hawks advertised compression ratio was 7.5-1...I believe (not 100% sure) that all the '57 289's used the thicker composite head gaskets from the factory, hence the compression change would have to be in the combustion chamber.
  4. If these are '57-'58 Studebaker Golden Hawk heads, they should be OK, as Golden Hawk's of that vintage had less compression than the other period Stude V8's....Since pistons were all the same, (dished), the compression change had to be in the heads....Suggest you use thick (composite) head gaskets with this setup.
  5. Very interesting!.... and Avanti Gray is a fairly rare factory color!
  6. mfg

    Tached Avanti!

    That's CORRECT Dwight!
  7. mfg

    Cold War Avanti!

    Close enough!....(actually.... Control of Electromagnetic Radiation)
  8. And answer #4 is CORRECT!
  9. mfg

    R3 Change!

    RIGHT!...Paxton added strapping to hold up headliner at speed!
  10. False is CORRECT!...and for the reason you state!
  11. mfg

    R3 Lark!

    And true would be CORRECT!
  12. mfg

    R3 Change!

    What change did Paxton engineering make to the headliner of the '64 Studebaker Daytona R3 road tested in the 1/64 edition of HOT ROD MAGAZINE?
  13. The difference between prototype and standard production Studebaker R3 tachometers is......?..... 1) Face colors......2) RPM reading.....3) Pointer.....or......4) No differences
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