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Leo B

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  1. On 4/30/2022 at 6:07 PM, mfg said:

    I'd say the best way to replace this bearing is with another complete assembly, but perhaps a machine shop could remove your old bearing from the sliding collar and then press on the new Sl bearing?:huh:

    Thanks mfg. This was very easy to do myself. All I needed was the right size socket and hammer. Heated new bearing in the oven and installed in the assembly.

  2. Thank you mfg. Now I understand more: There is a partno 1548810 which is a Clutch Release Bearing Assembly and then there is a Bearing which is National Bearings 1752.
    The part I ordered from SI was Clutch Release Bearing Assembly (including Bearing) but I got only National Bearings 1752.

    mfg: I'd say the best way to replace this bearing is with another complete assembly, but perhaps a machine shop could remove your old bearing from the sliding collar and then press on the new Sl bearing?

    I need to check this.



  3. I have Clutch Release Bearing partno 1548810. You can see it from Parts Catalog and in my photo. The parts has "flange" and spring.

    I ordered same part 1548810 from SI and got National Bearings 1752. The bearing is just sealed bearing like you see in photo. I think that the Clutch Release Bearing I got is wrong. Still if I try to find Release Bearing for Studebaker Avanti 1963 from Ebay or web, they offer same as National Bearing 1752. I think that the part I need is one assembly part.
    Is it possible change just bearing from original assembly part?




  4. When I saw the photo in Mike Foat's blog, I know where the problem is. In my shifter there is wrong spring + missing some parts. There have to be correct spring + housing + adjusting nut which does not allow the shaft to go thru all levers to the end reverse lever easy.
    The spring has to work like "progressive" spring which allows shaft to move smoothly between 1-2 and 3-4 and stronger resistance to the end R.
    Easy to see the whats missing if you look my previous photo and of course Parts Catalogue (pg 80).

  5. Hi! Im not good with T-10 Gearbox and need help. I think I have original 4-speed Gearbox which has letters T10-7B and T10B-1. The gearbox itself seems to work ok, but shifter not. Shifter goes reverse too easy and even possible to put 1 and R same time. Also the shifter seems to be very loose. The spring does not look original to me (even two ones and very loose) I see also that the retainer has been treated badly with screwdriver or something like that.
    Where to get new shifter parts?
    Is it even better to buy Hurst Shifter Kit or ...?





  6. 10 hours ago, 64studeavanti said:

    You need to get the finalย  production order from the Stude museum. The born report may not be the final configuration. For example, the final production order for R5408 added TT and rear seat belts. R4551 also has the annotation "99 Tag Las Vegas Driveaway". The authenticity manual has a photo of the event on page L-307.

    Thank you 64studeavanti. Yes. I have authenticity manual and the AOI-magazine where Las Vegas Driveaway Avantis are listed including my #R4543

  7. When both wheels are rotating freely. Both do not turn in the same direction. The other wheel feels lazy or even turns in the opposite direction. Does this mean that the TT differential clutch friction plates are worn and need to be replaced?

  8. 41 minutes ago, mfg said:

    Well, it's been said that if you can insert your finger into the fill hole with no obstruction, it's a regular diff.

    ย I understand this is Twin Track.

  9. Hi,
    I have a plate which has a text "Twin Traction Axle..." also a plate with T-letter.
    But there is nothing about TT in my R2 Born report. Reason might be that my car is 99 Tag Las Vegas Driveaway Avanti. Dont know is that the reason.
    World is fulloff fakes. I like to be sure. In the photo you see without Filling Plug. Wheels dont turn same direction like I tought. Might be that Discs are not in good shape.

    Is this Twin Traction?


  10. 28 minutes ago, mfg said:

    Not really Leo.....Studebaker offered a kit which increased engine idle speed for air conditioned cars when the A/C was turned on......however, the throttle kicker (dashpot) functions differently...It is meant to 'kick' the idle speed up when the engine is about to stall (for various reasons, usually in real hot weather)...The sudden loss of vacuum in a stalling engine causes the dashpot plunger to extend, thereby pushing the throttle open a bit, and eliminating a possible engine stall.

    An R2 , 4 speed Avanti benefits from this device as much as an R1 automatic would!:)

    Thanks for clarifying ๐Ÿ‘

  11. If the car has air conditioning and / or an automatic transmission, then the automatic and AC loads the engine variably. The Dashpot/Kicker ensures that the engine idle speed changes taking into account the load variation. ( the effect is in automatic, for example, when you come to traffic lights and the revs fall quickly). Thus, the R2 4 Speed without Air Condition does not need a kicker.
    Are my toughts correct?๐Ÿค”
    I found this from blog.ย ://www.carburetor-blog.com/carburetor-dashpot/


  12. 58 minutes ago, James R-3890 said:

    Thats very interesting. I did get a PPG code that I was told may need some small adjustments.ย  Do you have any info to narrow down the complete mix or number?

    Thank you for the info!

    I'm sorry, but I don't have a color recipe. I bought this car last year. The car was painted more than ten years ago. It is easy to find areas where the original paint is visible and it is 99% the same. I also have an original color scheme that is very similar.
    You find it here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174327964936?hash=item2896c1a508:g:XgwAAOSwzvde88Tt

  13. 12 hours ago, pantera928 said:

    Well, that means he thinks yours looks just as nice๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank you Mfg and Pantera928. The Avanti Gray is very special because it has Blue and Lavender shade. Depend of the light and angle how you look the paint.

  14. I have 1963-64 Studebaker Avanti Colors Rinshed-Mason Automotive Colors Codes and Samples sheet.
    Including also color P-6327 Seabeach Sand 1963 (Spring Color only) + P-6326 Seaspray Green 1963 (Spring only).
    Could one of these be special? The are not irid.

  15. Research by George Krem:

    1963 Exterior Color: 1 Special is R2/4speed.

    1963 Interior Color: 2 Specials are R2, one auto and one 4speed.

    Might be that this Special Exterior color one had also special color interior.
    + there was also one R2/Auto with special interior color.


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