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  1. Go to one of the Studebaker/Avanti parts dealers. SI lists it in their catalog.
  2. I do not know how many convertibles, but there were 158 total 1989 model Avantis built. Your car is closer to the end of the run (than the beginning).
  3. He fairly recently relocated to South Carolina. Is that where you are trying to reach him?
  4. You are showing a cast in number. The engine Serial Number is stamped into the block (top, left, front). For the 1963 model year, engine numbers were unique to that particular engine. For the 1964 model year, all engines, of a type, that were made on the same day have the same Engine Number. Provide your stamped Engine Number and we can tell you more.
  5. Thank you for posting these. I do not know why they can't spell Gran Turismo correctly when it is right on the door and featured in one of their pictures. The engine appears to be the standard 289 (not some "326"). EDIT: I just realized that the "PH326" is the Engine Number" (a basic 289). EDIT II: That would be a 1964 model engine number, not 1963.
  6. It also adjusts for volume changes in the tank due to temperature change of the fuel and volume change when filling the tank.
  7. Welcome to the forum. It looks like a nice and interesting Avanti. It has what I consider to be the better seats, A/C, AT, PW. I am sorry, but I can not help you with history of the car.
  8. Why wouldn't the vapor be able to come out of the filler neck?
  9. You have to allow for expansion with an increase in temperature. The car does not have a closed system, like a modern car. Unless you do a complete conversion on your car, you should live with the small amount of vapors from the system. The vent should work in both directions.
  10. There is not a different cover. Perhaps you could try a new plug or grind a bit off the end of the existing plug. The TT is close. One way to check for TT is to put your finger in the plug hole. If your finger hits something right away, you have TT.
  11. I note that the Sumitomo pictured is labeled 2 1/8 (2.125), not 2 1/4 (2.25).
  12. I purchased a 1987 new. There were quality issues, but I do not remember anything that was anywhere near as bad as what you show. Has your car been hit or worked on in the past 34 years?
  13. The springs are listed in SI's catalog. However, I do not believe that you will gain anything in replacing them. As has been stated, your problem lies in the adjustment of the release/trunk lid/trunk seal.
  14. This is posted in the 2001 - 2007 section. Those bodies are totally different than the 1987 - 1989 bodies that you are discussing. Perhaps the moderator can move your post or you could delete it and post it in the proper section.
  15. I do not recommend steel tube type headers, unless you add good insulation to them, because of the added heat in the engine compartment, which an Avanti does not need.
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