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Tim G

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  1. Update - The car found a new home on Bring a Trailer last week!
  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not picking up the detail you're referencing but there is not a repair / spot paint on that door.
  3. 1964 Studebaker Avanti R2 Supercharged. Automatic transmission, twin traction rear differential. Factory option tinted windshield band and AM/FM radio. Over the past 3 years much work has been done to make this a reliable and safe runner after being in storage for 20 plus years. Odometer shows just under 36,000 miles, 2,500 of which have been put on in the last 2.5 years. Studebaker factory build sheet included and engine, chassis and body numbers match (all original). The "hog troughs" are solid and not rusty. -New brake pads, soft lines, master cylinder and front Bendix disc calipers -New power steering hoses and rebuilt pump and ram -New aluminum radiator with supplemental electric pusher fan (original radiator included in sale) -New Silvertone stainless steel exhaust system -New suspension bushings front and rear including anti-sway bars, new shocks -New interior carpet -New hoses and belts, plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, alternator and battery -Fuel tank was removed, cleaned and etched -Auxiliary electric inline fuel pump (made a big difference on hot starts!) -Rebuilt carburetor, new valve stem seals -Rebuilt/updated tachometer sender -New Halibrand style wheels and Coker/Firestone bias-look radials The supercharger was rebuilt prior to my ownership and seems to work great. The original interior is very clean and the dash pad and headliner are perfect original carpet was just replaced as noted above. As with most Avantis the dash clock does not work (but it looks good!). There is some wear on the driver's side seatback piping and some cuts in the B pillar vinyl cover from someone entering/exiting probably with a ring on. Yardage of matching fawn interior vinyl is included in sale. Engine runs strong and pesky power steering leaks have been nearly eliminated with the new hoses and rebuilt parts. Rare factory AM/FM radio works just fine. The car was repainted in close to the original color 20-30 years ago and has some scratches ad imperfections but overall the car has a great patina and people love it whenever I take it to shows or drive it around town! Original radiator and many other original parts that were replaced (original Bendix calipers, etc.) are also included with the sale, including some original hubcaps (but not original steel wheels). Start, driving and walkaround videos available as well as a whole bunch of photos. Auction is live on Bring a Trailer! 4428_Hood.mp4
  4. Does anyone know if the right head also has a threaded port for a sending unit that I could use to add the temp sensor for the EFI?
  5. Brad - That's a nice clean place to put it, and accessible too. Thanks for the idea!
  6. I've been thinking for a while about adding EFI to my 64 R2 and I think I've found a good system from Fitech: The Go EFI 4 Power Adder. https://fitechefi.com/product/35206-go-efi-4-600-hp-power-adder-bright-aluminum-efi-system-with-force-fuel-delivery-master-kit/ One required part of the install is a coolant temp sensor that is 3/8" NPT. I haven't taken the bracketry for the ignition shielding off the engine to get to the coolant sender on the back of the driver's side head...Is it 3/8"? If not, any other ideas where I could install this sensor? Thanks, Tim
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