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  1. I guess that it really is "obscure".
  2. I will say Tom, because he is the one that took a later look at theAvanti design.
  3. Without looking into it, I will give the requested "thought". I seem to remember that one wasn't, so I will say false.
  4. I believe that the air filter was flash coated and the rocker arm covers were chrome plated.
  5. Hopefully, you do not have some moisture/water trapped in the system.
  6. I am going to say False. Without looking it up, ISTR that one was.
  7. Sorry, no I do not know the S/N. I just remember some odd details like the sun visors and that he had the dealer install new door rubber every year. The Avanti was delivered new at Sallico & DiNapoli, Beacon, NY (maybe DiNapoli & Sallico - Ben & Joe to me). The doctor had multiple cars. I bought his 1963 Dodge Custom 880 hardtop. The Avanti and a Jeepster were the only cars that he kept for a long time.
  8. Dr. Slocum, Beacon, NY had this front and side installation done on his new 1963 Avanti. It was still that way when the car was sold at auction a few years ago. I have lost track of it.
  9. Dwight - I believe that the incorrect tire size and profile exasperates the problem/appearance.
  10. My understanding is that the market that they were aiming for preferred the body to be level, so they made it that way. Besides unshimming, you need to reopen the wheel wells.
  11. studegary

    R3 Option!

    That answer does not cover it. At that time many/most Studebakers, including Avantis were built for stock, not ordered.
  12. Not from decades ago and thousands of other cars since.
  13. The final part of SL 161 covers this. "This engine...is not regarded as ideally suited for city driving under heavy traffic conditions. We offer no warranty on this engine because of the highly specialized conditions of its use."
  14. Not true according to Sales Letter 161. The 14" fan was one of the items included in the R3 package. On the other hand, a 4-speed or AT were required options.
  15. Please explain how you are disagreeing with Studebaker Sales Letter No. 161. "14" high output fan" is a direct quote from that Sales Letter of the items included with the R3 package.
  16. True, according to Sales Letter 161.
  17. Studebaker Service Letter F-1964-7 is for the relocation of inside rear view mirror and improved mounting stem (mirror placed higher for better rear view). The new mounting spot is 3.5 inches down from the weatherseal (for top of base).
  18. That probably marks the end of Avanti production in South Bend. On 9/30/87 there was symbolic roll out of a 1987 convertiblle in Youngstown. EDIT: I believe that the last Avanti produced in SouthBend was 9/18/87, but that is close enough.
  19. With 28 years of practice you do not need the luck except for what some other driver might do.
  20. I thought that I remember seeing pictures of Avantis being assembled near trucks.
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