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  1. The hose looks like it’s for the windshield washers if equipped…it was an option if I remember. The mesh screen I don’t know.
  2. I had Edelbrock EFI installed on the '70 I owned. The fuel pump went just below the gas tank attached and insulated in the right side frame rail.
  3. My own recommendations...not necessarily the best...is that while the Quadrajet is an outstanding carburetor...there are no new ones being built. All are very old by now and rebuilt who knows how many times by now...or abused and in disrepair if not having been rebuilt. It takes a good rebuilder who understands the Q-jet to rebuild one and set it up properly...talents in short supply these days. Do not...I repeat...do not buy an assembly line rebuilt carburetor. They will only cause trouble as they're not set up for any car in particular...plus they're just as likely provided only a cleaning and some new gaskets, floats and bushings replaced. I would suggest (as already stated) to get a new Edelbrock Performer (1403) or Performer (9903)...along with a Performer or Performer EPS intake manifold. The standard Performer intake can take either a spread-bore (Quadrajet and some Holleys) or a square-bore carb (Edelbrock). The Performer EPS is optimized strictly for the Edelbrock square-bore carbs and posts somewhat better horsepower and torque numbers....but it sits slightly higher so clearance may be an issue. There are good oe-type or performance distributors on the market. Most any should work admirably. I also agree with getting a true dual exhaust...but first check and make sure the frame has the openings on both sides of the X-member for pipes to pass through. After a certain point some Avantis were only given one clearance hole for the exhaust. If you can run duals...or even only one...get the biggest diameter pipes that will fit without hitting the frame. Let that engine breathe! I know this might run more than you might want to spend. I'm just saying give it some thought about what you want out of the car and then assemble the parts that will accomplish that. You can always call the tech line at Summit Racing...they will ask you questions and give you solid advice regardless of brands. You can call Edelbrock for their advice and get probably the same answers but they'll recommend their products of course. Edelbrock makes great products but they're not the only good name out there.
  4. Gunslinger

    Bob Palma

    RIP Bob. He was an awesome guy…not just when it came to Studebaker but the car hobby in general…plus life.
  5. There's the possibility the car was re-framed with a non-X member frame.
  6. A '73 would use the strap with no indent in the armrests. Avanti Motors began the strap at RQB1574 in 1970.
  7. Contact Jon Myer at Myer’s Studebaker. Last I was there he had a number of Avanti parts cars.
  8. I can’t speak to #9…but the #8 car has been completely rebuilt. It’s history is pretty convoluted…multiple owners…less than fine care…several engine changes…a fire. It’s a wonder the car survived long enough to be rebuilt properly. I have a number of photos I took of it when it languished in a shop a few miles from where I used to live.
  9. I have several Avanti key fobs to let go of...all are very high quality and never used. $55 and I'll pay the shipping.
  10. I believe Egbert was born in Washington State.
  11. You can contact Just Dashes Just Dashes. They have a great reputation but they’re probably just as expensive if not more so.
  12. What’s old is new again…K&N air filters are essentially modern oil bath filters but many refuse to use them as they can supposedly allow debris flow through.
  13. A lot depends on the camshaft specs where the engine has its power and torque curve applied. The 400…which can be turned into a real torque monster…was basically a station wagon engine. Due to its intended use Chevy engineers gave it a more torquey camshaft design.
  14. A good local radiator shop should be able to rebuild your current radiator. They order cores by size and flow design. You can specify more cooing fins per inch and increase cooling capability without increasing dimensional size.
  15. I believe that’s the #8 Bonneville car.
  16. 1977...beginning with RQ-B2500.
  17. It wouldn't be the blower as that takes engine horsepower to create positive pressure. The only thing I can think of would be the transistor ignition as it creates a stronger, more consistent spark...particularly at higher rpm's.
  18. Five...one on each oil breather cap...two on each valve cover and one on the crankcase vent breather.
  19. Tilted the engine slightly…or so I’ve been told.
  20. The cowl vents…a vent was added to direct cooling air to the transmission so the shifter wouldn’t be so hot.
  21. Cars with power windows also received a protective cover over the wiring bundle leading from the body to the door. Originally it was just taped wires exposed to damage.
  22. Studebaker sent a directive to dealers that any unsold new ‘63 Avantis were to be titled as 1964 models when sold. That might be one reason the “63” prefix of the serial number was dropped. That’s why there are many Avantis titled as a 1964 when they’re actually a ‘63. Avanti Motors supposedly occasionally did the same…if an unsold Avanti II wasn’t sold until later they titled it as the later model year. Things like that led to the federal government mandating the 17-digit VIN beginning with the 1981 model year with a model year code in it along with other information.
  23. 1968 was the year all new car production was mandated to have side marker lights. Avanti Motors had an exemption as a small maker for some safety items which could be delayed but I believe they did start side markers for 1968. But for Jeep markers I’ll bow to pantera.
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