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  1. mfg

    Ray's Book!

    On the cover of the latest reprint of Raymond Loewy's book "Never Leave Well Enough Alone" (first published 1951) there's a photo of an .......?..... 1) 1950 Studebaker.......2) Coca-Cola Bottle.....3) Greyhound Bus Logo....or.....4) Egg
  2. Great info!....I don't own an '87, but I'm keeping this information in case I ever purchase one!!
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    Blake's Avanti!

    1972 (according to the article) is CORRECT!...........Hat Trick for Pantera928!!!!
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    # 28 Avanti!

    Six weeks is CORRECT!
  5. Thirty eight is CORRECT!
  6. Well, it's been said that if you can insert your finger into the fill hole with no obstruction, it's a regular diff.
  7. I purchased one of these about three years ago from Dave Thibeault for my '63 R2....The original had a cracked diaphragm, and ceased to function......The replacement dashpot I purchased from Dave fit perfectly.... and works just fine!
  8. Yes, to be clear the a/c compensators step up the idle speed for as long as the a/c compressor is running..........The Stude/Avanti 'dashpots' or 'throttle kickers' only come into play momentarily, increasing idle speed when the unit senses a lost vacuum signal....occurring when the engine is running at a very low RPM, on the verge of stalling.
  9. Not really Leo.....Studebaker offered a kit which increased engine idle speed for air conditioned cars when the A/C was turned on......however, the throttle kicker (dashpot) functions differently...It is meant to 'kick' the idle speed up when the engine is about to stall (for various reasons, usually in real hot weather)...The sudden loss of vacuum in a stalling engine causes the dashpot plunger to extend, thereby pushing the throttle open a bit, and eliminating a possible engine stall. An R2 , 4 speed Avanti benefits from this device as much as an R1 automatic would!
  10. These carb dashpots are also known as 'throttle kickers'.
  11. If you purchase a reproduction dashpot from a Stude vendor, it comes mounted onto a factory style bracket......All you do is remove the left front carb hold down nut and install the dashpot..... It lines itself up...Then re-install the hold down nut. The Avanti shop manual explains how to adjust it. Also, it requires a vacuum source. (from intake manifold)
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    Cleared Avanti!

    7.5 sounds good!
  13. mfg

    Plugged Avanti!

    You Gents are CORRECT...1/2"
  14. mfg

    Cleared Avanti!

    In hindsight, the clearance would no doubt vary according to the rear tire diameter
  15. Seventy five is not correct............And through the process of elimination, Pantera928 has shown us that ONE HUNDRED is the correct answer!!
  16. Sorry no, it wasn't 150 either!
  17. Sorry, 125 is not correct.
  18. Sorry "Dunno" is incorrect!........However, after much deliberation I am awarding you an 'e' for effort!!!
  19. Between the model years 1965 thru 1982, approximately how many Avanti ll's equipped with four speed manual transmissions did Newman/Altman produce? 1) 75.....2) 100.....3) 125...or...4) 150
  20. Uh oh!...sounds like we touched a nerve here folks! Well, as explained in AVANTI MAGAZINE issue 179, in the spring of 2017 John Hull and a friend poured through approx 2,200 Avanti ll build sheets ('65-'82) to determine how many four speed equipped Avantis Newman/Altman had built....This is where this info came from..... I can list the last six Newman/Altman Avanti ll's built with four speeds.....RQB................2112......2123......2127......2136......2153......2175 Hope this information helps!
  21. Well Mr. Pantera928, you are..... CORRECT!!!! Highest serial numbered Newman/Altman Avanti ll to be equipped with a manual, four speed transmission (1974).
  22. And I also like the red rim accents!
  23. BIG, BIG HINT....... 1974 was the last year for......?...... in Avanti ll's. (Newman/Altman)
  24. Good info!.....and you may be correct about the last true duals...however there is something else that makes this particular Avanti ll quite special! Any other thoughts on this trivia question?
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