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Nelson

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  1. Granatelli was going to be my next guess.🤔
  2. White Castle hamburgers
  3. Nelson

    Avanti Frame!

    I guess that leaves 1002. Fill us in.
  4. Nelson

    Avanti Tech!

    I was going to say Nick but he’s not on the list.
  5. I have a friend in Arizona that just cut a set out of an Avanti II. I imagine he would sell them at a reasonable price. They’re in totally rust free shape. Maybe light surface rust. I helped him cut them out.
  6. You could just get another Stude Dana 44 and get the flanged axle conversion kit fromFairborn Studebaker. It would be an improved original.
  7. Nelson

    Stu-v R3

    Do you know if your engine was once owned by Lionel Stone?
  8. Nelson

    Cadillac/Avanti!

    Too bad. Both you guys seem knowledgeable about Studes and Avantis. A lot in common.
  9. Not possible. Are you sure it’s a 27 not a 44?
  10. Nelson

    Cadillac/Avanti!

    I think it was built for him. I have some photos of the car at Paxton with less than 1000 miles on it. The car at that time was wearing Egbert’s personalized license plate, Halibrands, R3, 8 k tach, exhaust gas analyzer, chrome all over the engine compartment etc. I guess those photos could have been after the plant closed but the odometer was well under 1000 miles which makes me think it was prior to closing.
  11. Nelson

    Cadillac/Avanti!

    I can sure tell you two are old buds from way back. 😂
  12. Nelson

    Cadillac/Avanti!

    I think the 99 John Hull was referring to was on the punch card. I think it meant that it went to a Studebaker subsidiary like CTL or Paxton. I don’t think the J was necessarily for Joe Granatelli as that J appears on about all the punch cards I’ve seen?
  13. Nelson

    Cadillac/Avanti!

    Was 4130 Egbert’s car?
  14. Nelson

    Stu-v R3

    That is an awfully high B number. Maybe built after the initial and secondary builds. Or it could be built to R3 specs by the builder. If you pull a cylinder head you will know for sure. The bore entrance of an R3 will be chamfered for large valves which can be done on a standard block, but a more positive ID is the water jacket hole between cylinders is smaller diameter on original R3 blocks. That check is for the purist. Nothing else is magic about the block.
  15. Nelson

    Stu-v R3

    I remember dropping into Stu V around 1971 or 72. On each side of the garage door was a stack of Allstate Bonneville tires. I have six or seven of those in my garage now. They weigh very little but they are hard as a rock after sixty years.
  16. Nelson

    Stu-v R3

    Well I hope you get it going soon. I guess it’s going into the Avanti? Are you located n Southern California? Now that you mention machining the head for the valve spring, I remember that being done also. The fellow that I got the heads from was actually an employee of Studebaker in South Bend.
  17. Nelson

    Tagless Avanti?

    I don’t know for certain. It looks like he went to a lot of work running hoses and wiring under the fender apron etc. Look at the battery cable and ac hoses. I would guess that body tag didn’t look too good screwed to the fender apron so away it went. Also notice the battery box and extra cowl grill. Looks like the hood prop has been moved during restoration.
  18. Nelson

    Stu-v R3

    I have an R2 which was modified with Chevy valves back in the 60’s. I probably won’t be able to help much as it’s been so long since I even looked at it. I remember the builder told me it had Chevy valves that needed to be modified for the Stude retainers and possibly shortened do to rocker stand height. I think the valve seals used were the Chevy o rings only. I remember the valves being close to two inch diameter. They did fit down a standard bore with the heads on. I wonder if you might be better off going with R3 valves which are readily available these days. I like the vintage photos. Do you know the guy’s name in the photo? Was it Eastburn? Is there a B or A number stamped on the block around the distributor mounting surface or on the machined surface at the front of the block? Any interesting history with the engine?
  19. Nelson

    Paxton R4!

    John. I sent you a PM.
  20. Nelson

    Paxton R4!

    John. I’ll bet those are the ones I saw yeas ago. Is one or more an overhead shot of the engine bay?
  21. Nelson

    Cadillac/Avanti!

    Thanks, John. I kind of figured there was too much taken for granted by readers. We may never know for sure but if I remember right there are more than a few copies of each production order so it should show Up someday? How were you able to translate the code at the top of the punch card?
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