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Nelson

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  1. Nelson

    R3 Gears!

    Brad. I know it’s not a 276 cam and it sounds too radical even for the 288. I know Paxton was having the early experimental cams and the final ones designed at the same shop that was doing there Novi work. Normally I’d remember the name of the shop but my brain isn’t what is used to be. I’ll probably remember it as soon as I post this…or probably not.
  2. Nelson

    R3 Gears!

    After several years, I finally noticed this discussion of my R3 Lark. I was also wondering how in the world Studebaker could sell a car that acted as bad as this one does when it’s cold? It would, however, smooth out when the engine warmed up. I was relieved to find out that this engine would not have acted this way in 1964 as the proper fuel was available at that time. Shortly after this video and with an empty gas tank , I put five gallons of 100 octane aviation fuel in the tank. The difference on the engines attitude was unbelievable. It will now start easily when dead cold or even after a lengthy winter storage. It idles smooth and acts like a regular car.
  3. Not sure if I understand the question exactly but the 64 Lark type was sorta silver blue or gun blueing color not the mat black.
  4. The paint problem was the use of modern paint over the sealer coat. There was a time limitation not to be exceeded prior to application of finish paint. I think anything that was sealed without being finish coated within 48 hours had to be scuffed or lightly sanded before application of the finish color. My wife bought a new 85 Mustang and after driving it for two or three days we brought it to the car wash. The paint literally blew off the car in sheets. The problem was universal with the product used. A simple mistake caused the company, Avanti Motors, to go belly up.
  5. My contact for uph above is Five1 three. Two 072 three eight one.
  6. I’m looking for turquoise vinyl or seat skins. Also, I bought a late 63 that came with the orange/tangerine interior. The problem being the prior owner dyed the entire interior black. I would consider good used door panels and seat skins for it. Maybe even for the turquoise car. Let me know what you have. I may need a 63 white steering wheel also. Is carpet in orange or turquoise with the black speckles available in reproduction?
  7. I’m looking for turquoise vinyl or seat skins. Also, I bought a late 63 that came with the orange/tangerine interior. The problem being the prior owner dyed the entire interior black. I would consider good used door panels and seat skins for it. Maybe even for the turquoise car. Let me know what you have. I may need a 63 white steering wheel also. Is orange or turquoise with the black speckles available in reproduction?
  8. Also added heavier front and rear sway bars. I think that was his idea?
  9. I’m sure you are correct. This photo was taken in California but probably before the plant closure.
  10. Not much for hints but this photo should work as the answer.
  11. Someone made them out of brass once.
  12. What was Egbert’s license plate number?
  13. Probably all three would qualify but looks and sake of change were probably the main drivers.
  14. Easier to adapt to the throttle?
  15. The plastic bushing down by the rag joint.
  16. Nelson

    Aerodynamics

    Don’t know how you can make this judgement call when we don’t have the drag coefficient numbers for the 53 Studebaker or the Avanti? No offense and you maybe correct but this statement is your assumption not based on comparing facts.😊
  17. Nelson

    Leno Avanti?

    I think he also mentioned wanting a Super Lark when he toured the Studebaker National Museum.
  18. If you contact the Studebaker museum they may have the computer punch card available. That will have the original name and address of the original owner and sale date.
  19. Nelson

    Leno Avanti?

    I think Leno did say he would like to have a Super Lark.
  20. I solved my frame corrosion problems……..I don’t drive them in the winter and avoid rain in the summer. Easy and cheap solution!
  21. For what it’s worth I always had problems using old F style fluid. On trips to South Bend from Cincinnati I would check the blower fluid after the first 150 miles. When using type F fluid I was not able to pull the dipstick out of the blower without the use of a multiple layer rag….it was just way too hot. I changed to Mobile synthetic trans fluid and could check the fluid at any time with my bare fingers pulling out the dip stick. I’ve had pretty close to no problems for the last twenty years.
  22. I think the wick is correct. If I remember right the wick let the water out but not in. The headlights would fog up in the morning when water vapor got on the backside. Needed to turn headlights on to heat the fogged area and clear the lenses.
  23. Nelson

    Trivea

    Correct. The small holes around the bottom of the breathers were silver soldered shut. Sort of odd when it could still vent around the clearance between the breather tube and the breather.
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