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  1. I’m sure we can all look back at a car we once had and kick ourselves for selling because of what they are worth today. I wasn’t really thinking of an investment when I bought mine, I had just always wanted one. They are a unique car with an interesting history. The video shows one chapter, part of the Blake era. Too bad we don’t have one for the Studebaker era, Newman/Altman, Cafaro and Kelly to go with it. Good find Desert Driver!
  2. Anyone see the result of yesterday’s BAT auction for this 63 R2 auto? $56k, wow!
  3. I visited his shop once. Dan has an amazing inventory of parts and is very knowledgeable (yeah, and opinionated). I’d love to attend his seminar at AOAI 24 get together, but not in the cards for this year.
  4. https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/store/p57/Radio_Bezel%2C_Studebaker_Avanti%2C_Avanti_1963-1983.html#/
  5. When I worked in the body shop back in the 70’s (I was still flexible) my boss would lock me up in the trunk with a good flashlight and run the hose over the car. That worked most of the time to narrow down where the leak was. You might have to make yourself mighty little to fit in your Avanti’s trunk! Mike
  6. I guess if we have our emails in the registry book and some hairball gets his hands on one they could cause all kinds of shenanigans. Guess I could contact Don and let him know somebody hijacked him. Mike
  7. Looks like the real Mr. Haney lives in my neck of the woods, maybe I’ll see him at a show sometime. Thanks guys. Mike
  8. Really suspicious that I would get an email from someone with that email address. Especially that it changed. Mike
  9. I need to get an Apple iTunes Gift Card for a friend of mine who is diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma cancer, it's her birthday but I can't do this now because I’m currently traveling for a business meeting and I'm unavailable over the phone, I am only here with my iPad. I tried purchasing it online but unfortunately, I got no luck on that. Wondering if you could help me take care of this by getting the gift cards at the store. and I'll reimburse you once I get back home. Please let me know so I can provide you the amount needed. Thanks. Don Haney
  10. My starter was getting sluggish on my 83. Took a razor blade and made a little slice and saw just a tiny bit of green on the long cable to the starter. Replaced it and it made all the difference in the world. Mike
  11. My 83 did not have a slide out vanity. Did they start fazing them out then? Didn’t look like it ever had one, no holes in the glovebox. I got one from Nostalgic, my wife thinks it’s handy! Any other location for a paint code?
  12. These gizmos work good if you get the right size Mike https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0182-Cable-Luber/dp/B0012TYX9W
  13. I had a black 75 Monte Carlo that I repainted, wet sanded, clear coated, and polished. It was a nice car but I rubbed it down with Mequire’s Mirror Glaze every weekend and kept it clean. Black is beautiful if done right but it takes a lot of upkeep to stay that way. Don’t have the energy for that anymore!
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