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Leo B

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  1. I add: Regarding the discussion I think that the best compression will be 7.5 - 8.5 with modern fuels. Thats what I will have. How about having shallow / half dished pistons? With half or deep dished pistons the heat is better distributed to the head and to the piston. Flat top piston causes more heat to the head. This might be one reason why many R2 heads where broken.πŸ€” If somebody has better knowledge I will be glad to read and learn.
  2. Hi billsr2. You find discussion about this issue here: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum/your-studebaker-forum/tech-talk/1923351-avanti-r2-1963-engine-head-535976-and-dished-pistons Hope this helps you. The post by StudeRich: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum/your-studebaker-forum/tech-talk/1923351-avanti-r2-1963-engine-head-535976-and-dished-pistons?p=1923562#post1923562
  3. Hi Billsr2. I will check 976 Head CR with flat top piston and with dished piston. Please wait.
  4. Leo B

    Soda Blasting

    Like Studegary wrote. Read more here https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3-general/2215289-soda-blasting-fiberglass.html
  5. Hi, If you need new adjusting screw and If authenticity is not a must, this modern one should work. Still Im very sure the screw can be done by machine in France. Dont think about adding metal or something like that. Please check. This one has a spring and keeps correct "contact". Read more. https://siminoffjeeparts.com/products/tightsteer-model-200-x
  6. Hi Daniel! Am I right you need a cone / steering cam lever shaft studs which works with cam? IMG_2978.jpg https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dyndetail.pta?catalog=0001003a&uKeY=AARLF In image IMG_2973 you see adjusting screw. A new one is easy to do with lathe machine by professional. Adjusting screw is about 30mm long and should not screwed tight, just gentle tightening against the axle without space and so that steering turn easily. If used correctly it will last a very long time. Too tight makes steering hard to turn and spoils steering cam and the cone stud. You find an new seal from Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/144193190140 Like in Silverstudes comment: https://studebaker-info.org/Tech/Steer/rosstopseal/rosstopseal.html I used 3/4 socket when I removed the seal. BR Leo
  7. Hi Kodjo. As you see from the photo. The Steering Cam behaves like pump and press the oil up or down depending on which direction you turn. Turn to right and oil goes up. This is not the meaning but happens because of "screwcam"
  8. Hi Vaaraz. Im restoring my 63 Avanti just now and opened the steering wheel last week. Taking the flange apart. If you need measurements, I'll be happy to help.
  9. Hi John C, Thanks!πŸ‘ I didnt think clearly. Im restorig my R2 and now it is without driveshaft. Ofcourse easy to check Axel Ratio. http://www.how-to-build-hotrods.com/gear-ratio.html
  10. Hi, I need to buy new Speedometer Pinion. I had 19 teeth but not sure is it correct. How to know what is my R2 Axel Ratio? I dont have plate which shows that. SI dont have 19 teeth, only 18 and 21. 19 teeth is for 3.73
  11. Hi again. Sorry... found from Parts Catalogue. 526830 3/16" (w/air cond.)
  12. Im curious... Are coil spring spacers only for -64 A/C version? I dont see those from -63 Parts Catalogue.
  13. Owner's guide says that Camber is set at factory 1/2 degrees greater on the drivers side than the other side. Reason? Driver + heavy battery + steering? Or...?
  14. πŸ‘Thank you Mox. I will check what I have now.
  15. Thank you. This is clear πŸ‘
  16. Firewall Liner 63-64. Did original have that? I dont find from Authenticity guide. I assume it is ment to be used in engine side.
  17. Thanks. I think you are right - not nice in a speed. Back roof is even higer than windshield. Vinyl suits fine if user likes luxury. Myself I like more aggressive and sporty style.
  18. One-off Targa Roof. Raymond Loewy designs that were never put into production. Was this from Loewy's pen? True or false? I dont have answer but maybe you have.
  19. Hi. I found Moog variable springs for 1963 from Avantiparts. I understand that "variable" is same as progressive spring and works soft > tight. I dont know the height. https://avantiparts.biz/coil-springs-h-d-front-avanti-63-to-85-526134/ Standard Avanti -63 springs are 526135 and the free height is 14 5/8 (by SI). My old ones are 526135*MC and maybe old which makes them about 1/2" shorter. Do you have experience how Moog ones work? Do they change stance/rake comparing standard ones?
  20. Hard to belive that these where working and looked nice... but inside.πŸ™„ Result after 58 years. Time to rebuilt these. Great thing is that Bob has relesed a help. https://studebaker-info.org/Tech/brakes/dunlop/dunlopreb/diskbrakes07.html
  21. Hi! If the Turquoise which you see in my previous first post is standard stance/rake, then the other which is in the Trade Unique Cars -article ( which has been lowered), my conclusion is the article ones front is 2" lowered I think. My choise will be standard back and 1" lower front. Images are edited by me. Not for commercial use.
  22. Race and speed vehicles drivers and riders dont look back. Everythig is ahead 🀣
  23. No, no. Not a silly. I prefer oginal vehicles as they where. If I want something better I buy new one. I think its very important to respect history and vehicle culture including all discomfort it had.πŸ‘ Nom de plume "save vehicle culture"
  24. Yes. Much better and looks same design as outside rear mirror.
  25. Hi, I just bought this magazine Motor Trend July 1962. Avanti 1963 Road Test. Was this inside rear view mirror prototype?
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