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  1. Are you looking for standard or over size?
  2. Throttle plate shaft in carb?
  3. Didn’t look that close before but it sure looks to be. Probably pretty tight fit clearance wise.
  4. That R4 appears to be a later installation not the one I’m trying to locate. The windshield wiper motor gives it away as later than 1963.
  5. I don’t know of any of the cars still in existence. I just know one of the engines still exist and is in storage at the museum.
  6. Brad. I don’t think so. I’m sure they were blue printed and probably lose but until someone opens one up it will be a mystery. However, one does exist, we know that.
  7. There were two six cylinder cars at Bonneville, #6 and #7. Their engines were assigned a B# just like the R3 and R4’s. Also, their B numbers just happened to fall where they may in the B production sequence.
  8. Nelson

    Paxton Metal!

    Brad is right. The magnesium impellers did not survive well. Stored in a damp spot they will corrode to nothing.
  9. Yes, #1 and 2 are both R3 car. Those two I own. There was also a R4 convertible. Serial number 1 convertible was a build mule for the 64 convertible and was actually built on a frame with no X member. I don’t think this car was ever intended to leave Studebaker and sold to the general public. However, in the total confusion at the end, Paxton ended up with the car and sold it. Paxton took advantage of no X member as the car was a little lighter than the sister car. It was equipped with a 3.31 gear as opposed to a 3.07 and was used for the standing start runs. The other car, #2, was used for long range runs and had the 3.07.
  10. That isn’t raised it’s stamped. Looks totally legit to me.
  11. I own two of the convertibles.
  12. I thought you meant howmany records still stand
  13. That is an interesting question. I doubt if many are still standing. Maybe none.
  14. False. Higher stall speed more fluid shear.
  15. Typically the wet front carpet on the Stude Avantis isn’t weatherstrip but rather from clogged or non functioning cowl drains. The water coming in through the cowl vent behind the hood drains down into the side of the cowl in front of the doors. It overflows out the lower hinge pocket down onto the threshold rubber and into the car. You can access this area for cleaning through the vents in the footwell. Try putting a hose through the cowl grill and see if the water runs out the bottom of the fender.or ends up running into the car. These drains were very often bondoed over when new.
  16. Nelson

    Avanti R4!

    I do to. Now, if I could just find the one I remember seeing years back.
  17. Nelson

    Avanti R4!

    George Krem sent this picture of an R4 in an Avanti that he found possibly in the archives. I mentioned I saw one years ago but this is not that one. This one is a photo of a photo so isn’t what I’d hoped for but still it shows one existed. If you look hard you can see the Avanti surge tank in the photo.
  18. Are any of the 63, 64 and a few years later Avanti weatherstrips available by the foot rather than by the single application length. I would think the door surround rubber, trunk and hood rubber and upper door skin to window wiper rubber would be simple extrusions and possibly be available on the after market. I doubt if Avanti was the sole user of these extrusions.
  19. Nelson


    Some of the factory R3 cars only had four breathers. So now what?
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