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  1. 36 minutes ago, silverstude said:

    ....regarding the rationale about appending either an "A" or a "B" to new car (Avanti) registrations in California, in 1962.   Does anyone recall this discussion?  Thx

    Only remember California requiring more numbers/letters than what's normally found in factory Studebaker Avanti serial number.

  2. 12 hours ago, Zedman said:

    Do Avanti II doors circa 1981 have any 'Anti Intrusion Bars' included in their construction?  It appears I will get away with deleting the Catalytic Converter (Yay!) and be able to install an earlier style dual exhaust, but Australian Design Rules for 1981 will require side intrusion bars within the doors. A lot of 1970 US built musclecars imported here have had to had Bars made up and installed.

    Looks like you'll need to do a custom job...The only metal inside an '81 Avanti door is the window regulator!

  3. On 6/17/2022 at 7:21 AM, Dwight FitzSimons said:

    Note that the original R3 & R4 water manifolds are cast iron, not aluminum.  Lionel Stone made some out of aluminum and sold them for a while.  The idea here was to save weight, although the cast iron ones aren't very heavy.  The original pulleys are cast iron also.  Aftermarket ones have been made out of aluminum.


    I run an aluminum water pump pulley on my R2...Happily there's a considerable weight difference between that and the factory cast iron pulley....

    I think the lighter aluminum pulley takes a bit of stress off the water pump bearings.

  4. On 6/12/2022 at 12:39 PM, GeoffC312 said:

    I could have sworn there were (200) 1984 and (100) 1985. At least the former avantisource.com site had those as their numbers. I spent a day in July 2013 screen saving a lot on that website. 1983 had an easy number to remember, (289) produced.

    You may be correct..just going with the info I had.

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