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  1. mfg

    Avanti Call!

    Well Desert Driver, 'YOU HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD'!!!!..........WELL DONE!!
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    Steel Avanti?

    Nope!....neither one Any other thoughts here?
  3. Nope!..not "The Dormitory" either
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    Avanti Call!

    Makes sense...but that's not it..... HINT!!.......MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT BOXING GLOVES???
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    Steel Avanti?

    True, however Hardig did not say this!
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    Ray's Book!

    Yep!..The incredible edible egg!!
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    Egbert's Idea!

    You Gents are CORRECT!
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    Avanti Call!

    That's a good thought, however it's not the reason for the call!
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    Avanti Call!

    Before one of the first pre-production Studebaker Avantis arrived at the Studebaker Proving Ground for initial track testing, the truck hauling it halted, and a phone call was made back to Studebaker Corp in South Bend from a phone booth near Sturgis, Michigan....Why was this critical telephone call made?
  10. Original tooling (jigs, etc) for the Studebaker Avanti's fiberglass body were manufactured in .....?...... 1) South Bend, Indiana......2) Youngstown, Ohio.......3) Ashtabula, Ohio.......or......4) St. Louis, Missouri
  11. During consideration of whether to build the Studebaker Avanti's body out of steel of fiberglass, what person associated with the project looked at the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette and said...." My God, what's wrong with this"? 1) Sherwood Egbert.....2) Eugene Hardig.......3) D.J. Schultheis.....or.....4) Robert Andrews
  12. Sherwood Egbert's original 'concept ' drawing of a sports car, that would later become the Studebaker Avanti, was drawn on the back of a .....?..... 1) Auto Magazine.....2) Notebook....3) Passenger Safety Manual.....or.....4) Menu
  13. When Avantis were in production in Villa Rica, Georgia, the showroom where traded in Avantis were displayed for sale was referred to as ......?...... 1) The Repository......2) The Warehouse......3) The Dormitory....or......4) The Infield
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    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
  15. 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!
  18. Thirty eight is CORRECT!
  19. Well, it's been said that if you can insert your finger into the fill hole with no obstruction, it's a regular diff.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. These carb dashpots are also known as 'throttle kickers'.
  24. 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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