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  1. On the way home from last week's Milwaukee 60th anniversary meeting, we grabbed a a few photos after exiting I-55, and promptly had to wait for a the very long freight train of coal cars. We got off Interstate 55 and headed to historic route 66 into Carlinville, Illinois for the last leg of the trip to get some scenic photographs. This first two shots are while waiting for a train to pass heading into Carlinville, Illinois. The next two shots are in Staunton, Illinois by a old shop. There is an old 1962 Lark along the building. The final two shots in Staunton show the car along Illinois Route 4 in front of the Historic Route 66 signs at the corner of Pearl and Hackman streets. Last photo is getting gas for the last time in Glen Carbon, Illinois, off of Interstate 270, about 35 miles from home. Before leaving the gas station, a younger guy took a photo of the car with his phone and asked about it, and an older guy asked about the car and I handed him one of the informational cards about AVX 1!
  2. I don't think Dave Thibeault will be at the meet.
  3. DONT MISS OUT -- June 14-17, 2022
  4. You can also rebuild your original R2 (or R1) fuel pump with a rebuild kit from https://www.deadnutson.com/carter-high-performance-x-fuel-pump-rebuild-kit/ They are same kits that Ford and AMC use and work great. I've rebuilt several original Carter fuel pumps for Avanti, and the diaphragms and internal valves are good to use with modern fuel that contain ethanol.
  5. lschuc

    Avanti TT!

    And the very first production R3 came from the factory with a 4:55 TT rear axle ratio. Within a couple of months after it was sold, the first owner replaced the high numerical ratio with something less, I believe it was 3:73
  6. The were just mailed this past week, February 18 or 21, so you should be receiving your magazine soon, probably within the week.
  7. I must agree!! 🤗 🤗 🤗 😎
  8. #2: 1970 to 1973, He was also a longtime Avanti Magazine editor, responsible for stepping up the quality from a newsletter to a full fledged magazine.
  9. I say Nancy Egbert
  10. But also to compensate for the weight of the driver, and probably a heavy battery on the left-hand side of the vehicle.
  11. False. The last Avanti, R5643 was displayed on the National Mall, but is not on the National Historic VEHICLE Register. There are 30 cars listed on the National Historic Vehicle Register, administered by Hagerty, but not the Avanti. Hagerty National Historic Vehicle Register Historic Vehicle Association
  12. There is a very good, step-by-step 7 page article on Avanti dash pad replacement in Avanti Magazine Issue 189, winter/spring 2020, replacing the dash pad that is made by Nostalgic Motorcars using original molds and tooling. Here is the first page of the article:
  13. There were sketches by Sherwood Egbert and Raymond Loewy of a targa-type roof for the Avanti, but none such car was produced. The first owner of this car above, 63R-2833 in Pasadena, California had his Avanti modified with a targa style roof. It was auctioned in March 2019 at the RM/Southeby's Fort Lauderdale, Florida auction for $104,500, including buyer's fees. We had two articles on the car in Avanti Magazine Issue 186, spring/summer 2019.
  14. That story is pretty good with a few of the. usual errors at the end, but actually was published on the site almost 2 year ago, April 2020.
  15. I can't make out the serial number on your production order, but it begins with R-45xx so what is the full serial number? Your production order says that your Avanti was tagged 99 Las Vegas Driveaway. So it should be listed among all the driveaway cars on pages 20 and 21 of Avanti Magazine Issue 195 last fall. Because it is a 1963 model, it would have had speckled carpet, black and some other color, probably black and red speckled carpet. Over 60 years of use and several owners, it very well could have had the carpets replaced with all black carpets. What color is the carpet on the. bottom of your door panels? Since you're in Finland, email Dan Booth at avantisrus@gmail.com and you can ask about his Born reports and see if anything mentions carpets.
  16. Often the selling dealer applied the undercoating as an extra cost way for the dealer to earn more.
  17. Can you post an image of the production order? The best way to contact Dan at Nostalgic Motorcars is by phone.
  18. Both would have been painted black.
  19. For all 1963 Avantis, the headlight bucket behind the glass cover were all painted body color.
  20. To be certain of how your Avanti was originally equipped, you should purchase the factory production order from the Studebaker National Museum, or from Nostalgic Motorcars. This production order will show how your car was equipped when it left the factory.
  21. Both of my early 1963 Avantis (#'s 1122 and #1250) were bare fiberglass under the car. I think most were like this
  22. It has been sold some time ago.
  23. lschuc

    Avanti R4935!

    Paul, you are correct!! The car is on this month's December monthly cover of the 2021 Avanti Calendar. You can read all about this car's history on the calendar page. If you don't have a 2021 Avanti calendar, some are still available online at https://aoai.org/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=60 And the Avanti 2022 calendar can be ordered at: https://aoai.org/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=61
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