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  1. Just this afternoon I communicated with a friend that bought a new, white P1800 and still has it.  She has only owned new Volvos  starting with a 1959 PV544 Sport.  The 1800 is the only previous one that she kept.  I have known her since the 1950s.

  2. 8 hours ago, mfg said:

    So what was Studebaker's 'secret' way of increasing engine temperature in Avantis operated exclusively in cold weather conditions ?

    (Not a higher temp thermostat!)

    Cover part of the radiator.

  3. 21 hours ago, mfg said:

    Anyone know what happened on 6/19/72 which had a definite effect on Studebaker parts availability?

    Avanti Parts Corp. purchased SASCO Parts Inventory - but I thought that it was 6/18/72.

  4. On 1/31/2022 at 1:06 PM, mfg said:

    The first chapter of the AOAI was located in .....?....

    1) Las Vegas.....2) South Bend.....3) Washington DC.....or.....4) Los Angeles

    Even though I do not believe that AOAI was founded there, the "first chapter" may have been in DC because there were a lot of early Avanti people there.

  5. 2 hours ago, mfg said:

    HOT ROD MAGAZINE followed Studebaker's performance efforts of the early sixties closely, including a multi page road test of an R3 Avanti......What pre WWll publication inspired the creation of HOT ROD MAGAZINE?

    1) Auto Digest.....2) Carbs & Chrome....3).Lakesters....or....4) Throttle

    I am thinking 1.

  6. 57 minutes ago, mfg said:

    The iconic rubber "boot" under the throttle pedal of '63-'85 Avantis (to keep hot air out of passenger compartment)...was first used by Studebaker on their vehicles in the year.....?.....

    1) 1936.......2) 1947.......3) 1951....or....4) 1953

    I will say 1) 1936, even though I believe 1939

  7. 27 minutes ago, mfg said:

    In 1972, Steven Blake purchased his first Avanti (a used one) after becoming frustrated with maintaining his.....?......

    1) Citroen.....2) Corvette......3) Maserati.....or....4) Jaguar

    My memory is weak on this.  I will say 3,

  8. 11 minutes ago, mfg said:

    A Studebaker Avanti with a complete set of trunk carpeting would have ....?..... separate pieces.

    1) Eight......2) Eleven.......3) Twelve.....or......4) Fourteen

     

     

     

     

     

    I believe that a complete set of carpeting is 14 pieces.  I think that is what you are looking for, but the question only refers to trunk carpeting (not all, including trunk carpeting).

  9. 2 minutes ago, mfg said:

    Which supplier to Studebaker had an ad which stated that a complete line of its products helps keep the new Studebaker dazzler (Avanti) living up to its name?

    1) Rinshed-Mason.....2) Carter......3) Valvoline....or....4) Prestolite

    I will guess 1.

  10. On 1/23/2022 at 6:53 PM, mfg said:

    The trunk release solenoid, as used in many Avanti ll's with electric trunk release, is capable of exerting......?..... lbs. of pulling force.

    1) 10.......2) 15.......3) 20......or....4) 30

    Sufficient to unlatch the latch, so I will say that 10 would do it.

  11. 7 hours ago, mfg said:

    Molded Fiberglass Company charged Studebaker ......?..... per Avanti body.

    1) $500......2) $600.....3) $800......or......4) $950

    Without looking it up, I am thinking either 600 or 800.  I will say $800.

  12. 2 hours ago, mfg said:

    Another good idea, however nine isn't the number:(

    I know that I have seen pictures of the shipments, but I can not recall them.  I will now say 12, assuming that they were stacked and horizontal. 

  13. 23 hours ago, mfg said:

    Studebaker used a code on their production order forms to describe the Avanti model......On Avantis serial numbered 2724 to 3916 the code was ......?.......

    1) 63RQ........2) 63RQ3270........3) 63RQ3370.....or.....4) RQ3370

    I do not remember where the "break" was, so I will say 63RQ3270.  

  14. 23 hours ago, mfg said:

    In the spring of 1963, MFG was shipping Avanti bodies to South Bend in lots of......?......

    1) Six......2) Eight.....3) Nine....or....4) Twelve

    They were probably stacked on end, so I will say nine.

  15. 2 hours ago, mfg said:

    Why is the vent window design Studebaker used on the 1964 Gran Turismo Hawk superior to the design of the same item on a 1964 Avanti?

    Because the Hawk has flat glass and the Avanti has curved glass.

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