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  1. The base engine installed in 2001 Avantis was rated at ......?...... horsepower. 1) 250......2) 275......3) 325.....or....4) 380
  2. mfg

    Mapped Avanti!

    Very thoughtful of her!
  3. mfg

    Sparked Avanti!

    CORRECT!.....and I must confess that I don't!
  4. mfg

    Avanti Check-Up!

    Yes, at every stop....Answer FALSE!
  5. mfg

    Avanti Check-Up!

    Sorry, the answer here is FALSE!
  6. mfg

    Oily Avanti!

    True is CORRECT!
  7. I just last month overhauled a non-electronic GM QuadraJet carb for a friend who owns a Buick....Hadn't done one in awhile, and it was a pleasure to work on! I tried a suggestion which I had heard about........I left the tiny clip off that connects the fuel needle to the float arm....Doing this keeps gasoline in fuel bowl if car sits for a few weeks, as the slowly descending float can't pull the needle off the brass seat...............so far, SO GOOD!
  8. The factory accessory license plate frame kit for a 1963 Studebaker Avanti is 'AC' # 3284......True?
  9. A 1963 Studebaker Avanti's 3EE battery is considered fully charged when its specific gravity is .....?..... 1) 1.250.....2) 1.260......3) 1.275....or...4) 1.325
  10. In certain situations, Studebaker recommended operating the Avanti engine with spark plugs loosened one full turn....True?
  11. In 1963, Studebaker recommended checking engine oil level at every other fuel stop.....True?
  12. mfg

    Oily Avanti!

    In 1963, Studebaker recommended single viscosity oil, based on the lowest anticipated temperature, for Avanti engines.....True?
  13. Interesting question!....since period Fords and Mercs used that same Eaton pump, perhaps that info can be found on the Ford website?
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    Mapped Avanti!

    No thoughts on this one? HINT!....AVANTI MAGAZINE issue 192, 2020
  15. I'd guess the 'down' bracket may be bent...it's a bolt on.
  16. Beware when purchasing that fuel inlet hose for your '82 Avanti....Although Studebaker Avantis and early Avanti ll's utilized a fuel inlet hose with the same inside diameter on both ends, by 1982 the hose was changed to accommodate an inlet flange with a smaller outside diameter....this was because of the change to unleaded gas and smaller fuel nozzles at service stations around the country. The hose you probably need has a different I.D. on each end....I learned this when I changed the fuel inlet hose on my '83....I ended up purchasing the correct hose from Nostalgic Motors! (the Avanti guy)
  17. mfg

    Ringing Avanti!

    Another CORRECT answer!
  18. And Brad is CORRECT!
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    Avanti Change!

    No problem Gary...and nieces & nephews are certainly a blessing. (at least they are when they're small!) ANSWER....An important Stude Avanti production change occurred at this serial number....A new cable was added between the starter solenoid & ignition coil to give a full 12 volts to the coil while engine is cranked, improving starting! (Studebaker part # 1560412)
  20. Frankly Skip, it seems he relegates the day to day Stude forum duties to his subordinates, who are indeed unpaid,and rakes in a pretty penny while doing just that!
  21. Biggest cause for consternation I've seen regarding '70's-'80's Avanti moonroofs is the entire assembly breaking away from underside of fiberglass roof panel as factory bonding agent weakens and releases over the years, due to sun's heat and road vibrations.......Moonroof assy drops causing all sorts of bad issues!
  22. Thanks......yes, it definitely looks 'Heavy Duty'!!
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