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Alan Blalock

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  1. Does anyone have knowledge or experience in removing a stock radio from an Avanti. My car is a 64 R1, and I need to remove it and have it repaired. Experience is always important, and I have heard some stories about being able to take out the unit through the speaker on the top of the dash, but I obviously don"t want to damage anything or get stuck in a situation I cannot get out of.Thanks for any TRUE LIFE EXPERIENCES.
  2. I am hopelessly looking for a new set of ring & pinion gears for my 64 R1. The ratio I am looking for is 3.08 to 1. Some people have offered to sell the entire rear end assembly,but all are too far from me to make it feasible. Does anyone know of a source? None of the Studebaker vendors have them, so I am looking for the possibility that someone has a new set at home looking for a new owner. I have disregarded sets of used gears for the simple fact they are used. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.
  3. I recently saw a post that stated that the brake rotors for a 1964 Avanti were the same ones used on a jaguar XKE. Does anyone know this to be correct.
  4. Today,s stupid question is " which direction do I turn my distributor to retard the timing?" Sorry 289 Avanti R1
  5. I am looking for a complete axle to axle differential unit with 3:31 true trac. I presently have a 3:73 unit. I am looking for a unit that would be somewhere west of the Rockies, or near there. I have found one in North Carolina,but shipping costs are prohibitive at the moment. I would also be approving of a trade of sorts if somebody was interested in my unit. If you or any friends have what I am looking for please contact me. I am open to suggestions, as long as it fits a 64 Avanti, and is in good operating condition. Thank you Alan Blalock
  6. Thank you, and especially to Dwight for the pictures. They clear up the mystery, and have solved the problem. I am continually thankful for this forum and the information I have received from it. Thank you to all for the help.
  7. I have a 1964 Avanti R1, and it came without a dashpot. I am presently trying to figure out how to install this on the car. I purchased it after I was having stall problems on deceleration(sp) I looked in my repair and maintenance manual and online but cannot find an image or satisfactory explanation of how and where to install it. Dows anyone know where I may find help? Thank you in advance. Alan Blalock
  8. Thanks Jeff. I feel somewhat stupid not knowing the differential was part of a complete unit. I thank you for that information. I just got several quotes a for shipping, and it is cost prohibitive. $1000.00 is a fair price. I am going to think hard about how I may be able to find a way to get this all the way across the country. If you would be so kind,can you forward me your e-mail address so that I may get in touch with you if I find a way to pull this off? Regards, Alan Blalock
  9. Thanks Jeff. Is this a true trac or what is commonly called a positraction rearend? Would you be interested in selling only the differential unit(The pumpkin)? I am in Washington State. If we can agree on a sale price on differential unit alone, I have an option on shipping it. I formerly owned a crating and shipping company(Craters&Freighters) in Seattle. There is a Craters&Freighters in Greensboro, and I could have them handle the shipping. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks Jeff. If you care to call, my number is 831-331-1993
  10. Greetings, I am looking for a vendor for a complete differential change. My 64' Avanti has a 3:73 ratio, and I am hoping I may find a complete unit that has a 3:31 or A 3:07 ratio, along with it being a twin-track unit. Does anyone know of a source that supplies these units as say a rebuilt unit,rather than a remove and rebuild situation. Thanks in advance for any help. Alan Blalock
  11. Thanks to all for the information. It looks to me that the way to go is replacing with new Avanti rotors. It makes more sense to me to keep the car stock, than to start mixing and matching parts. Thanks for the opinions and information. It is so wonderful to have a site like this where owners love to help each other,and keep the Avanti dream alive. After 3 decades of restoring and repairing cars of all types, this forum is the BEST by far. Regards Alan Blalock
  12. Good day. I am asking the "Gods of Knowledge" for a favor,and advise. I am replacing the front brakes on my 1964 Avanti R1,and am looking for new brake rotors. Since NOS stock price is $160.00 each, I am seeking other options. Somewhere down the line,and maybe even on this forum I thought I heard of an OEM replacement that would be a direct fit(Mustang?). If a aftermarket replacement could be a direct fit including the Hub Assembly that would be a bonus. Of course clearance would be an important component. Has anyone experienced an interchangeable part, that is suitable? If so would you be so kind as to advise me of the Manufacturer, and the part number? A one piece rotor with hub assembly would be the ideal situation, as the NOS Avanti is a rotor without the hub assembly. I can press out the hub, but don't really want to go through that process if I can find an alternative. Thanks for any assistance you may provide. Alan Blalock 831-331-1993 Gig Harbor, Washington
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