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  1. From a long time member of the AOAI, a remembrance of the iconic Avanti and its influence on a young child and his dad on this Memorial Day weekend. The author's dad was one of the early members of the fledgling Avanti Owners Association in the mid-1960s, begun by the late John Hora and Warren Lolich. Raffi’s dad went on to become an officer of the club. John Hora died this past February 9 and Raffi wrote a glowing remembrance that accompanied Mr. Hora’s obituary in the just released issue of Avanti Magazine. Viva Avanti ! https://bringatrailer.com/2021/05/29/dreams-of-t
  2. It seems that Window Motor World must have changed, but another source for very good work for power window motors is New Relic. They only list new avanti front door power window motors and regulators, but if you call them, they might be able to either replace or repair your rear quarter window motors and regulators. https://www.nu-relics.com/category-s/545.htm
  3. A very good source for collector car valuation is Hagerty.com. https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1981-Avanti-Avanti_II Looking up a 1981 Avanti II on the site, we see: Current Values #1 Concours$25,200 Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The
  4. All three AVX's were together for the first time at the Avanti meet in Jacksonville, Florida in 2016, the only three made. AvantiFest pages.pdf Jacksonville 56.pdf
  5. Thanks... I added a "Maybe" to the questions.
  6. Avanti Magazine Issue 192 featured several futuristic designs, and there is talk about the possible build of an electric Avanti. For a future Avanti Magazine feature, we would like to get your opinion which of these designs for the future would be best. Please let us know and click to participate is this short, four question survey: Avanti Marketing Research Questionnaire
  7. Would you post the pictures here on the forum and send details to me for the spring/summer Avanti Magazine? The winter/spring issue goes in the mail the week, so too late for that issue.
  8. Keep track of the build and progress in pictures and when you finish this spring, send me some photos and a few paragraphs of what you did and how you did it, and maybe I can use it in Avanti Magazine.
  9. You might consider donating your newsletter and magazine collection to our AOAI memorabilia committee. I am one of 5 on the committee and we keep complete sets for the use of anyone in AOAI.
  10. What Brad says.... we have rebuilt several original R-series Carter fuel pumps using the kits from the link in the above post. It makes our original fuel pumps better than new, as this company uses pump diaphragms that are resistant to the alcohol in our modern day fuels.
  11. nice work on the Dodge!! Looking forward to your progress on your Avanti! From the few pictures you posted here, it looks like you have a good solid car to work with, especially if the frame and underbody torque boxes are solid. Are you a member / subscriber to Avanti Magazine? We have a number of Avanti parts vendors advertising in each issue, as well as many technical and. how-to articles that may be of assistance to you. If you don't currently received our 100-plus page full color quarterly magazine, private message me your mailing address and I will mail a copy of the lat
  12. Thanks!! and that December Avanti has a checkered past... it's second owner, in 1964, was nationally known musician and comedian Herb Shriner. Both Herb and his wife were killed when the brakes failed. It was said that he worked on the brakes himself, and could have been the cause of the failure.
  13. contact Dale Sexton for the hubcaps. He advertises them in Avanti Magazine.
  14. I downloaded your image from the links you provided and added them to your first post. You posted the image source URL, which will NOT show photos. We do this to prevent sites from posting unrelated images to our forum. In the future, when you want to add images to a post, after writing your posting, just choose and upload. your photos, or drag them to the bottom of your message window, as explained in the screenshot below.
  15. The original post was by Craig (forum member 8E45E) and referred to an item in AutoRetro at the end of the Avanti article that the magazine will next feature the Mercedes SLC in a future issue, similar to the treatment they gave to the Avanti.
  16. What a thrill!! I want your job, Bob! 🙄
  17. I received copies of the December 2020 French automobile magazine, AutoRetro, and it includes a very well photographed and written 12 page full color feature on Avantis from 1963 to 1982. Copies are for sale from the AutoRetro website at https://www.auto-retro.fr A number of AOAI members and their cars are featured in the article, including members in France and Switzerland, and one from the U.S.
  18. The number for his daughter who is selling the car is in Avanti Magazine. It Is well worth the asking price. It is the first official 1964 Avanti, was the car shown at the New York Auto Show for the '64 models, and was restored using all NOS original parts that Dick got when he still worked for Studebaker. It is worth every penny of the asking price.
  19. Send me a link to your post that you want deleted and I can delete it for you. I do need to look into seeing if I can change the preferences so forum users can also delete their own posts, instead of just editing them. Lew
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  21. AOAI Indiana Chapter member, Constance Erdelac, is offering for sale in an online AUCTION @ Rachael Davis Fine Arts, a Raymond Loewy art portfolio, from the estate of her father, Joe Erdelac, a former Studebaker dealer. Proceeds from this item being auctioned off will be donated by Constance to the AOAI Indiana Chapter College Scholarship program. THANKS Constance, for your generosity! Here is the link to the auction site and this particular Loewy item: https://www.racheldavisfinearts.com/lots/view/1-3HI6NY/raymond-loewy-portfolio And here is
  22. lschuc

    R3 (or bust!)

    Ed. the other thing you might try instead of adapting your "regular" control arms might be using more modern Delrin bushings in place of the rubber bushings. The manifold heat should not bother them and they are virtually as stiff as the solid steel bushings.
  23. I remember your Avanti... and loved the paint at the show. Your picture doesn't do it justice, even better in the sun! You should send it to me to place in Avanti Magazine.
  24. Thanks!! I noticed that the owner was a member of the AOAI in 2000 and for a few years later, but not recently. On my TheAvanti.com registry, it was posted in 2003: R2 4 speed with T/T. Orig. color Gold now white. Final production date Jan.7th 1963. First sold in Reno as per order on Dec 17. Records indicate car spent its life in So.Cal until Nov.97. Many time show winner. All stock and original. The car apparently was sold and went to the current owner in New York State at the end of 1997. So as Southern California car, I'm guessing that the frame and torque boxes are fairly
  25. It would be helpful if the car was running and driving, but be prepared to put what could amount to quite a bit of money in the car. Depending on how much fuel was in the gas tank when parked, much could be gone, or turned to sludge. You could drain the tank and find out how much or how little fuel remains by removing the rubber hose under the tank above the center of the rear axle. As for the brake, be prepared to at minimum, replace all the brake caliper and wheel cylinder seals, and at most, replace everything, all the disk brake calipers and rear wheel cylinders, consider how lo
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