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  1. I don't think your membership includes access to back issues; new issues are mailed to you. So depending on when you paid your membership, you may or may not get the "latest issue". Unfortunately, I was late renewing, so I don't have that issue, either.
  2. If I were you, I'd take a flyer on this kit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274665822843?hash=item3ff35bda7b:g:OEkAAOSwjR9gFZj- If that doesn't work you're not out much money. I also mentioned the "generic" antenna mast repair/replacement kits being sold on eBay; consider sending an eBay message to one or more of those sellers to see if they can tell you if they have a kit that works with your Harada antenna. Any number of new power antennas would work, the only issue being how to mount them. If you're willing to spend the money, any stereo installer can sell & install a new universal power antenna for you.
  3. The reason they are different is that Avanti II switched to a GM steering column with the ignition lock in the column, so it requires a GM-style ignition key; Avanti Motors continued using the original door handles/locks; the door lock cylinders are Studebaker (different than the column cylinder) hence different key types. Same issue with the glovebox lock; besides, in most modern cars the glovebox often requires a unique key so that a parking attendant (who needs the ignition key to park the car) does not have access to the glovebox (and by extension, the trunk, since the trunk button is inside the glovebox)
  4. From your photo it looks like your telescoping antenna is crimped, so rather than the new unit on eBay, if your motor runs perhaps you can find a cheaper HIA antenna being sold for parts that may have a good antenna.
  5. https://www.ebay.com/itm/353155441986?hash=item5239b46542:g:OGsAAOSwcOBfI4z~
  6. Can't answer your question directly (hopefully someone else may have wrestled with this issue), but I've replaced power antenna units on Jaguar XJS. Also I replaced just the mast (and the plastic cord insert inside it) on a 1993 Toyota (like this part on eBay: https://is.gd/Y4caI9 )... don't really remember much about that except it was easier than I thought it would be and the part came with instructions; you could contact the seller of these eBay replacement masts, giving them your antenna shaft diameter and extended length measurements to see if they have one that would work. Since you have the motor removed, are there any manufacturer markings (model name/number) on it, such as "Hirschmann"? If so, Google whatever info you find to see if you can source Hirschmann replacement parts. Also, there are universal replacement power antennas on eBay (quality unknown): one claims to fit '66-'90 Avanti. another for '72 Avanti, another that supposedly fits '66-'77 Avanti, etc. Last resort: try Avanti Motorcars: https://is.gd/MirTIh (their website is sketchy, you'll need to phone them).
  7. I'm not all that knowledgeable on sunroofs, just collected info in case I needed it. I think the ASC info may have come with the papers I got with the '80 I owned, so I assumed it referenced the sunroof on that car... don't know if they still carry parts for that sunroof model, or even if the company is still in existence, you'll have to research it. I misspoke about "email" (there's no way I could get your email address) ...check your profile to see if there is a message there for you.
  8. I don't think there's anything special about the gas cap, your Avanti should have a standard filler for unleaded gas, so any low-profile gas cap meant for unleaded fuel should be OK (it just needs to clear the filler door, and since the gas filler door locks, there's no need for a locking cap). I formerly owned an '80 Avanti with a sunroof and collected some info about them as I came across it; I emailed that info to you just now. You may be able to find seals here: https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/Mercury_Cougar_Sunroof.html Car cover: you did not say where you live... weather is a very important factor in car covers; one piece of advice: if you live in a dry sunny area, avoid Budge car covers, I've had several and they don't last anywhere near as long as they claim.
  9. http://www.chevy-camaro.com/chevy-camaro-chevy-engine-block-codes.php?group=6
  10. The photos I posted above are for a 1980 Avanti that belonged to me. That car was sold in early 2019 and the new owner ordered seat covers from Lseat; he sent the old covers to them to use as a pattern. It took them some months (I believe the covers are made in China) and he called Lseat numerous times, but he finally got them and said he was happy with them.
  11. Oops, meant C & E (not B & C) Try
  12. Studebaker International (catalog: last page, center column, items B & C) https://www.studebaker-intl.com/catalog_pdf/weatherseals_belts_pulleys.pdf
  13. Almost any parts dealer that carries Avanti parts can likely supply weatherstrip... here are 2 of the major sources: https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/store/c14/Weatherseals.html#/ https://www.studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/store/s/agora.cgi?page=rubberkits.html
  14. Dunno if this will provide any additional info, but I remember reading years ago that, early on, Avanti Motors bought base Corvette engines in batches. If that is true, early original Avanti II engine casting numbers/hp would likely be: 3782970 (327ci 250hp) 3858174 (327ci 300hp) 3892657 (327ci 300hp) 3914678 (327ci 300hp) 3932386 (350ci 300hp) 3970010 (350ci 300hp)
  15. I cannot answer your question directly, its been too long since I've done any wiring work, but perhaps I can give you info leading to the answer. There was an article about replacing the wiring harness in the Avanti Magazine (Fall/Winter 2011) that is copied on Bob's Studebaker website here: https://studebaker-info.org/Tech/Bhend/avantiwiringbhenddec2012.pdf The author does not include photos of the harness taken as as he was installing it in the car, but perhaps you could email him (wfhenderson@yahoo.com) to ask if he remembers the location of the plug or kept photos of the install. I expect the plug may be located behind the right-side kickpanel, but I am not at all certain of that; it may be closer to the transmission hump, possibly under the dash or in the console since the wiring to the rear of the car runs beneath the rug along the driver's side of the transmission hump. If you get the answer, it would be nice for you to update this thread with that information (and/or document your own work with how-to photos in a new thread).
  16. What was the "info" and is that what made you decide to go another way? Hate seeing these threads end up dangling, due to privately-sent info, since us "lurkers" never know the end of the story.
  17. The fella I sold my '80 Avanti to last year had new front & rear seat covers made by Lseat (Recaro fronts); he sent them the old covers as a pattern. He said it took months and he had to threaten the salesman in Texas to finally get them back (they are made in China), but he said they had turned out well and he was satisfied with them.
  18. I had a similar experience some years back. I started losing electrical while on the freeway, starting with an aftermarket cruise control that suddenly shut off. I then smelled wiring burning. I took an exit just as the engine quit, coasted to a stop, popped the hood, disconnected the battery, and surveyed the damage. The problem was that the engine electrical harness was shorted by rubbing against the right-side hood latch because a nearby harness guide had worked loose and I hadn't previously noticed it. Much of the passenger-side harness was burned (including up to about two or three inches of where the thick wiring bundle exits the firewall), luckily the damage was all on the engine side of the firewall. I walked to an auto supply store and bought some wire and electrical tape and a few tools. Took me a few hours to patch/replace enough wiring to get it running and drive 50 miles home to finish the job. I second Gunslinger's comment about the ignition module; buy a spare to carry in the car if you don't already have one (preferably one made by Delco).
  19. Door alignment is done with shims and/or by loosening the hinge bolts and shifting/moving the door in relation to the hinges and/or the hinges in relation to the body. The technique is the same as with most automobiles. Its more an art than a science, since shimming or moving one door hinge usually requires adjusting the other hinge, too, and it can require several people and/or some jacks and wood shims to support the door and move it around in relationship to the hinges or body opening. See the Body section at the back of the Studebaker Avanti workshop manual, page 9. If you don't already have a workshop manual you need to acquire one, and not only for this door adjustment; an Avanti parts manual is also useful. Google "Studebaker Avanti Workshop Manual" ...pricing is usually in the $25 to $50 range depending on condition; they show up often on eBay for around 30 bucks. Some Stude/Avanti vendors offer them, also, such as Studebaker International. Or, most collision shops deal with door alignment daily, so they may be able to do the job for you... at a price, of course.
  20. My understanding is that Avanti Motors would paint a car whatever color the customer wanted (same with interior fabrics/colors)... and there were some pretty bad choices, although I expect they had some "standard" color choices to show customers, and probably built at least a few cars that didn't have a customer order at build time.
  21. I think that information is available from Nostalgic Motorcars ... https://www.nostalgicmotorcars.net/born-reports.html#/
  22. In 2006 I bought a remanufactured Quadrajet for my '71 from Recarbco.com, and about 4 years ago I rebuilt the Quadrajet on my '80 myself. The remanufactured carb looked and operated like new, it was much nicer than I imagined and certainly far better than the one I rebuilt personally. But it was expensive at the time: $280. Here is a pic of the '71 carb when it arrived:
  23. Like studegary, I am past 80 years old and have owned '63, '66, '69, '71, '80, and '89 Avanti's over my lifetime, starting at about age 34. Only the '71 remains in my "fleet".
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