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    Gray 4-speed. R2 1963 #R4543. Las Vegas Avanti Driveaway.

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  1. Good to know if somebody changes the Vin Number Plate and make a fake. There is a correct hidden one.😁
  2. If you didnt know. You find hidden vin number between the shocks upper mounts holes in rear cross member. Thanks to article by Jon Myer which I found from studebaker-info.org. Here is mine R4543. Same as in front frame plate.
  3. Hope this helps https://www.studebaker-info.org/AOAI/AOAI82/aoai82p36.html and https://www.studebaker-info.org/Avanti/Tech/Dash/awsbodyp20.html
  4. Watch out! This is what a 60 year old fuel hose looks like when I took it off.
  5. Return spring is situated correctly like in this photo. + Throttle Spring to Manifold Valve Cover Bracket 536596
  6. Hi, I have leaner that about 18 would be nice. If more... good. More: https://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/05/08/quick-tech-how-to-read-a-vacuum-gauge-to-pinpoint-engine-problems/
  7. When I bought new water pump, cam shaft timing gear, I bought also new fan shroud, belts and this fan clutch and result is normal "noise/music". https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dyndetail.pta?catalog=0001003a&uKeY=AAECZ Edit. If you have stethoscope check also sound from timing gear.
  8. How about this? MAG-1 Type F https://mag1.com/products/transmission-fluids/passenger-car-automatic-transmission-fluid/mag-1-type-f-automatic-transmission-fluid/
  9. Hi, Please tell... Which T-5 Speed Borg-Warner/Tremec model is an alternative to the original 4-speed gearbox?
  10. How long? Time and distance are not important. Drive with warm/hot engine using avarage driving speed and normal engine load. Stop and turn off the engine (less idle the better). Light tan or brown is nice. Some plugs will be lighter and some darker. This is normal. About crankcase ventilation... Please read Workshop Manual / Engine page 5 and 6. Dont do any changes. Please check this article https://www.championautoparts.com/Parts-Matter/automotive-repair-and-maintenance/how-to-read-spark-plugs.html
  11. In older engines and racing engines, the breath is not directed back from oilpan or valve cover to the combustion chamber/carburetor. The crankcases and covers breathe directly out through their own filters. Racing cars want as clean and oxygen-rich air as possible into the combustion chamber. But in our standard cars, the different is not so urgent. So keep it like it is. Works like 64studeavanti wrote. You can only read rough values from the plug regardless of whether the mixture is too rich or too lean. Today's fuel no longer gives coffee brown color. Test plugs are available with which the richness of the fuel can be adjusted reasonably well. Search on google: Gunson Colortune Spark Plug Tester. But this way the problem will be youll find that one cylinder is richer or leaner than the other and endless tuning with eights plugs. Good tool in one or two cylinder engine (motorcycle). You need best total solution. The best way to find the correct adjustment (do it yourself) is https://actron.com/content/engine-performance-testing-vacuum-gauge These are the things I have learned. If anyone can add or correct, please let me know.
  12. Hi again. I just remember one thing which makes loud sound - Bad Timing Gear. Also note that Stude Avanti 289 uses aluminium gear which is not the quietest. I had classic Volvo and tested three different timing gears; Fiber, aluminium and steel. Huge differences. Fiber had very soft sound and steel like airplane turbo sound. I think that fiber do not stand 289 power. Aluminium is used also in classic sport Volvos. Steel in race Volvos. Bad and dry timing gear will make very loud sound. I use Mechanic's Stethoscope to find where the sound comes.
  13. Does it spin freely when you turn it by hand but not roll? Have you installed the fan correctly way (5 blade: the top of the blade turns forward)? BTW... do you have 5 blade or 6 blade? It has been said that 6 blade makes more noise?
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