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Ron Dame

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  • Birthday February 4

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    Asheville, NC
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    Studebakers, dogs, hiking

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  • My Avanti
    1963 R1092 R2

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  1. OK, thanks, I'll need to change the bulb then
  2. I thought that was the high beam indicator. I don't have a working one, and assumed I need to get in there and change the bulb, so I will be interested in finding out what it really is.
  3. The Blaupunkt that is in there has noisy volume and balance controls and I wanted bluetooth, so like Pantera, I bought a Retrosound unit. In the middle of the night, it occurred to me that removing the top speaker grille might work. I don't think there is actually a speaker there since I have 2 in the kick panels and 2 on the rear shelf. Thanks for the confirmation Bez!
  4. My first Studebaker was a '62 GT Hawk. I stopped for gas and the old greasy guy came out of the garage bay and asked " Iz that one of them Valvos?" Oh lort.....
  5. What I thought would be a simple radio change tossed me a curve. The panel below the radio that extends from the steering column to the right door panel is riveted in. Before I drill out a bunch of rivets, is there an easier way to gain access for the swap?
  6. Thanks everyone. I'm used to Studebaker engines, but in close to 50 years of cars, this is honestly the first Chevy engine I've every had, except for a Stovebolt 6 in a truck. I know lots love the SBC, but it doesn't seem to be the best designed engine as far as maintenance goes. At least not in an Avanti II. I just re-read this... 50 years of cars. Damn I feel old.
  7. How the heck do you change spark plugs on a 350? From underneath? And how do you find which spark lead is #1 for timing?
  8. These ujoint, while they don't feel sloppy, don't have a grease fitting and look dry and crusty. I have a pair coming my way, and we'll see if that fixes it. Thanks!
  9. On my '80, I found one hose of a molded two-hose connector to the purge valve rotted. I cut the rotted hose off, took a 3/4" long section of brake line, pushed into the connector fitting, and re[placed the line. A dad of liquid tape to assure a seal, and it's invisible unless you look close.
  10. OK, so as far as tune, I apparently am OK, so I won't look for problems. As I'd like an LSD, I might swap to a lower numerical ratio at the same time as I'm not a speed freak, but I'm not a granny either.
  11. Thanks, but that only works for each email. It doesn't prevent it from happening on the next notification.
  12. I'm using gmail, and all replies to my AOAI posts go straight to spam. I can't find a way on gmail to not filter these, so I am wondering if others have this issue and can help me? Thanks!
  13. I bought my '80 (350/TH400) not expecting it to be an economy car, but even after a full tune and a carb kit, I'm getting only 14 MPG mixed driving, though largely highway miles. I was hoping more around 18 in mixed, so I am wondering is it typical, or do I need to some more sleuthing? Thanks!
  14. OK thanks. I had not considered U joints or bearings, honestly I am thinking more a larger panel that was resonating. So I will chack all of this out and get back with everyone. Thanks!
  15. No ideas? It doesn't matter what gear I am in or not in, it seems to be a low resonance drumming or drone like a panel vinbrating if that helps.
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