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  1. Wear goggles if you’re going to be on your back wiping on metal etch! Anyone have any experience with Rust Doctor? Kind of a similar product to Por 15. https://rustdoctor.com
  2. Any opinions or experience on running an Avanti through a car wash with high pressure undercarriage spray? Wondering if it would help to keep the frame and hog troughs clean and shiny or if water will pool up and dissolve the undercarriage like a fizzie. Seems like it might help clean up some of the oil drips. Mike
  3. I can’t speak for the Avanti shifter but I replaced the stock shifter in my 64 Daytona R1 with a Hurst and it was a big improvement. That was back in 1973. If one of you could come up with a time machine we could go back and load up on a lot of fabulous cars and parts that we can only read about now. Let us know how the progress is going. Mike
  4. I always thought that the white corvette that Bill Bixby drove in the 1973 tv series “The Magician” looked good, and I like it on my Avanti.
  5. MFG, my first car was also a 56 Sky Hawk. Red and black, 289 4 barrel. I liked the early Hawks without the fins. Mike
  6. https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/store/p55/1963_Studebaker_Avanti_Serving_Tray%2C_Fiberglass%2C_NEW.html#/
  7. Seems like they were putting 300 hp 327’s in Corvettes then. What were the R1’s?
  8. At 6’ 5” I sit tall in most cars unless I can power the seat to a low position. For me, most rear view mirrors obscure my view of the road. The mirror in the low position only blocks out my view of the hood, not the road. Not sure what the original intent of the low mounted mirror was, but it did work for some of us! Mike
  9. Dan Booth’s background as an Avanti dealer and a factory authorized warranty provider make him one of most knowledgeable sources of information in the Avanti world. That plus his acquisition of the factory part inventory make him a go to guy. Dan’s relationships with former factory owners and employees are the basis of behind the scene stories that would make a great book. As a one man show selling parts and writing how-to articles in Avanti Magazine it doesn’t seem likely we will ever see a book. Too bad, but as enthusiasts we should be thankful we have Dan and all the other knowledgeable vendors and repair folks out there Mike
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    Avanti Jobs!

    Did they all come off the Studebaker Avanti assembly line? Mike
  11. Nostalgic Motors advertises gauges in the Avanti Magazine. https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/store/c63/Speedometer_%26_Drive_Parts.html#/
  12. Dunkin The AOAI magazine has advertising from several parts vendors, has cars for sale, and has many articles on repairs and car shows. It also lists various Avanti Clubs around the country. You should do a little research before you dive into the car hobby, and definitely Avanti! Good luck, Mike
  13. Nostalgic advertises a “rag joint bolt” in the latest Avanti Magazine. Not sure if that is the one you are looking for.
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