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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Very interesting!.... and Avanti Gray is a fairly rare factory color!
  4. mfg

    Tached Avanti!

    That's CORRECT Dwight!
  5. mfg

    Cold War Avanti!

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

    R3 Change!

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

    R3 Lark!

    And true would be CORRECT!
  10. 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?
  11. The difference between prototype and standard production Studebaker R3 tachometers is......?..... 1) Face colors......2) RPM reading.....3) Pointer.....or......4) No differences
  12. The alternators used on R2 & R3 Studebaker Avanti engines were the same......True?
  13. mfg

    R3 Lark!

    The Avanti R3 powered '64 Studebaker Daytona, which was road tested in the 1/64 HOT ROD MAGAZINE, was built on the very first full day of 1964 production.........True?
  14. The factory radio in 1963 Studebaker Avantis displays two "Conelrad"triangles on the dial....What is "Conelrad" an abbreviation for?
  15. mfg

    Avanti R3 Hawk!

    I've seen that valve cover trick more recently......the owner of a '32 Ford hotrod fitted early Olds V8 covers on what was actually a small block Chevy....and another guy with a rod put early Chrysler "Firepower" covers on a V8 Chevy engine.....neither my cup of tea!
  16. Right on the money!
  17. mfg

    P.O.'d Avanti!

    For 1964....You are CORRECT!
  18. In a subsequent race to the '64 Yankee 300, the "Duo-Fast Spl." #33 Avanti R3 powered GT Hawk had to be retired due to a broken.......?....... 1) Steering pitman arm.....2) Left rear axle shaft.....3) Split seam on fuel tank....or.....4) Lower control arm
  19. Some 1964 Studebaker passenger cars, including Avantis, had their factory production order left inside the car....these P.O.'s can sometimes be found......?...... 1 )Under springs of back seat cushion.....2) Under spare tire......3) Under passenger bucket seat....or....4) On top of glove box
  20. mfg

    Two Toned R3-4!

    And you are CORRECT!
  21. mfg

    Avanti R3 Hawk!

    You're probably correct Gary....although it's difficult to question posted statistics, it's even harder to question the guy who actually participated in that race, behind the wheel of that gorgeous GT Hawk!
  22. Leo,....I haven't ever seen a Paxton SN-60 supercharger with a drain plug at bottom of its case....Although, to me, a drain would be a good addition, I believe someone other than the factory made this modification.
  23. mfg

    Avanti R3 Hawk!

    Notwithstanding the posted results, Dick Passwater himself said he finished 10th in this '64 GT Hawk in an interview that was published in the July, 2019 'Turning Wheels'! Would this be a memory lapse or incorrect posted results?
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