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    Avanti Pieces!!

    No, sorry Paul, not 110
  2. Here's a question I'd like to toss out to the mechanically minded out there...its got me scratching my head! I use an '83 Avanti for everyday transportation...It's basically bone stock. The braking system on this Avanti is in good condition, and, I believe, well maintained. Here's the issue....It gets COLD here in the Boston area...and whenever the temp drops below, say 15' F., I COMPLETELY lose assist from the power brake unit..UNTIL..heat from the warming up engine migrates into the unit..which then works completely normally. (when warm the power brake booster operates just fine.) Bear in mind I do have brakes!...however with much greater pedal effort until the booster warms up....SOUNDS CRAZY HUH??......But unfortunately true. THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS ARE WELCOME!!.....Ed
  3. mfg

    Avanti Pieces!!

    PS...Thom...best of luck with your 'new' 1987 Avanti!!
  4. mfg

    Avanti Pieces!!

    Sorry, My info says 128 isn't correct Other thoughts?
  5. The Studebaker Avanti body is made up of .....?..... molded plastic parts. 1) 110.....2) 128......3) 130.....or....4) 136
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    Avanti 500!!

    All of the nine 'production' R3 powered Studebaker Avantis were equipped with Firestone '500' whitewall tires.....True?
  7. mfg

    R3 Sales!!

    I wouldn't doubt it, although the few R3 engines that sat unused in South Bend were mostly shipped back to Paxton in California,.....It was not unusual for the Granatellis to display a NOVI or two at STP's main office in Des Plaines......Why not an Avanti R3 engine for a time... before selling it off? (Dwight...would you tell us a little more about B69....is it presently installed in an Avanti/Studebaker?)
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    Tilted R3!!

    Exactly correct!
  9. mfg

    Avanti Gauge!

    As an aside....check out the unusual water temperature gauge in #9....You can see it in the photo of the dash Paul provided on the "AVANTI TACH' trivia thread!
  10. I would think the administrator of the SDC Forum would have explained to Stude forum members why he feels that thread needed to be deleted....however, he's not very considerate......and he's done this same thing several times in the past! (The info he deleted was important to the AOAI AND the SDC!)
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    R3 Number!!

    ANSWER....#2....SIXTEEN!
  12. mfg

    Avanti Tach!!

    Yes, DIXCO it is!.....I notice that the water temperature gauge isn't standard Studebaker Avanti issue....Wonder why the Granatellis would change that?...accuracy??
  13. mfg

    Tilted R3!!

    Interestingly, none of the nine 'production line' Studebaker Avanti R3's was equipped with the optional 'tilt' steering wheel.....True?
  14. mfg

    700r4 surprise

    Jred......Is the lockup torque converter functioning OK?
  15. mfg

    R3 Number!!

    All through here?
  16. mfg

    Avanti Tach!!

    Sorry, not Stewart Warner either!
  17. mfg

    Avanti Tach!!

    Sorry nope, not Sun!
  18. mfg

    R3 Sales!!

    Yes, EXACTLY!
  19. Interesting older thread!.......I believe if any of the five drive element balls in a Paxton supercharger shows wear or 'surface flaking', the two outer races and the output shaft 'race' surface will undoubtedly also have some damage.....At that point, a new set of drive balls will have, unfortunately, a very short life span.
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    R3 Sales!!

    Once an R3/4 engine was delivered to Studebaker in South Bend from Paxton Products, and if that engine wasn't installed in anything, it would be later sold aftermarket from South Bend......True?
  21. A .....?..... tachometer was/is mounted onto the steering column of the #9 'Bonneville' Studebaker Avanti. 1) Sun.....2) Stewart Warner.....3) Dixco....or.....4) Motorola
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    R3 Number!!

    15?....Not according to an article written several years ago by someone who looked the car over quite thoroughly. Any other thoughts on this one?
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    Avanti Gauge!

    WOW!!....this comment reminds me of the days when I was on the Studebaker Drivers Club Forum !!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. mfg

    R3 Number!!

    The Paxton "B" number stamped on the R3 engine installed into the #9 'Bonneville' Studebaker Avanti is......?....... 1) Seven......2) Sixteen.......3) Twenty Four......or.......4) Forty Seven
  25. Hello Avanti1963........Earlier today at work I read the text which you have now deleted....I found nothing wrong with it....I want to thank you for trying to explain a rather odd situation.
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