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  1. Thanks Grant. Let us know how it goes. I have a set of bigger bars I’d like to tackle. Will you be able to drive your car to see the difference the bars make or do you have other work to do? Interesting to hear from anyone who has installed the bigger bars if they like the results. Mike
  2. Hey Grant, any luck on your bushing search? I acquired the larger set of bars for my 83 and was told the larger bushings were not available. Could they be forced on with silicone lube or maybe carefully hogged out with a Dremel? I was also told that replacing the front bar was a challenge. Mike
  3. So Jim, when you removed the cap over the bulb, does it still identify which gear you are in? And after the above comments I’m wondering if the heat is coming from the bulb or the transmission? Mike
  4. Has anyone replaced their shift indicator light with an LED bulb that reduces the heat output? I’m thinking another option would be to install some kind of cup holder over it to keep my coffee piping hot! Mike
  5. 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!
  6. Anyone see the result of yesterday’s BAT auction for this 63 R2 auto? $56k, wow!
  7. 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.
  8. https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/store/p57/Radio_Bezel%2C_Studebaker_Avanti%2C_Avanti_1963-1983.html#/
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Really suspicious that I would get an email from someone with that email address. Especially that it changed. Mike
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. These gizmos work good if you get the right size Mike https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0182-Cable-Luber/dp/B0012TYX9W
  17. 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!
  18. So did Tanda have issues with fit because of aftermarket bars or are the factory bars difficult to work with?
  19. A shoutout to Leo for the nice feature article in the latest Avanti Magazine. Beautiful car! Mike
  20. I leave my link for the forum on my favorites, go directly to it and bypass the AOAI home page.
  21. Were the heavier bars a factory option, and if so why wouldn’t they be an easy swap? I bought a set for my car but haven’t installed them yet. Thanks, Mike
  22. From Bob Johnstone’s site: https://studebaker-info.org/TW/tw0478/tw0478R3.html Mike
  23. Suppose there is a Pacer club somewhere? When was the last time you saw one at a car show? And there were 10 times more of them than Avantis? Mike
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