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  1. Both answers are correct. 1963 Indiana registration.
  2. This is the number when the Avanti was registered in Indiana to the Studebaker Corporation in 1963. In 1965 the Avanti was registered in California to Egbert with the number NGZ-589.
  3. The 289 production number is not the total for 1983 Avantis. It is the total production number for 1983 & 1984 Avantis built in calendar year 1983.
  4. That number is 1983 calendar year production, not 1983 model year production.
  5. 1964-1966 Studebaker Lark Hawk Avanti NEW Bendix Power Brake Check Valve | eBay
  6. Each mounting plate is made with two separate pieces.
  7. Based on the wording of the question the answer is 10.
  8. The holes were not open, they had a wick in them.
  9. In May of 1963 Studebaker offered a new all black Interior that included black carpet, trim # 813 BKV. The other available black interior for 1963 was Fawn & Black, with Fawn & Black, Turquoise & Black, or Red & Black carpet options.
  10. A 17 inch long positive cable will not reach the starter solenoid. You need to check the Endurance Built Product website for the correct length of the 2 positive cables available.
  11. The battery cables on my Avanti are the factory installed originals. The ground cable is 17 inches long. The reproduction ground cable from Endurance Built Products is 17 inches long. A 17 inch long cable will not reach the block off plate.
  12. The 17 inch ground cable is attached to the water manifold bolt below the bolt that holds the bracket for the reservoir tank.
  13. SFE 6 replaces the SAE 6.
  14. That is not a vacuum line. The line provides warm air to the choke from the exhaust cross-over passage in the intake manifold.
  15. The Ford rotors use the same wheel bearing as Studebaker. The Ford grease seal must be used, C8AZ-1190-A. Timken # 6815
  16. In Avanti Magazine Issue 195, page 8, John Hull included a letter from L.E.Minkel about the letter "A" used in the Avanti serial number. Bob Langer
  17. Sad news from Bob Andrews. Today, 10:44 AM A little late getting here with the update. Sadly, I have to report that Gary passed away last Sunday, June 19, 2022, at age 82. Gary had been in a battle with what started as bladder cancer several months ago. As sometimes happens, the cancer was stopped. In March, he went into renal failure. When they did surgery, they found that the cancer was back and had spread to his kidneys, and other areas. They were able to restore function to one kidney. At that point he was not very mobile. For the last two months or so, he has been bedridden but in a very nice rehab facility in Fishkill New York. Gary and I were working on a joint business venture at the time. We were in fairly frequent contact. Then I did not hear from him for a few weeks, and my messages and calls went unanswered. On April 2 he sent me an email and told me where he was and what had happened. At the time he decided it was best not to make a big deal out of it, but he did give me permission to speak on his behalf here on the forum. Over the last couple months, we talked on the phone frequently. While his physical health deteriorated, his mind stayed sharp . I think that a lot of people do not know not only how intelligent he was, but the amount of experience he had in the automotive world, including operating two different gas stations. We all know about his love for Studebakers. We had many good talks at length about the gas station business back in the day, and how the car business used to be. The last time I spoke with him was last week. He sounded tired, but seemed to be doing all right. He had just started on a new, expensive medication regimen that insurance would not approve and he was going to pay out of his pocket. I tried to call him a few times over the weekend, finally getting an answer from someone that was not Gary. Fearing the worst, and knowing where he had made his final arrangements, I checked the funeral parlor website and sure enough, his obituary was there. I’ll post that on the appropriate page. So, I guess that’s it. Gary’s wife had passed away last year, and he had no children, just (I believe) a couple of nieces and a nephew scattered about. His legacy will be his brilliance, and his dedication to the Automotive world. Not many know that Gary had helped people within this club, sometimes monetarily, with varying levels of appreciation from those individuals. That’s too bad. I always knew Gary as a serious person, kind of a stickler for details, soft-spoken and shy, but a good friend if you took the time to get to know him. I’m glad I did. Rest in peace, my friend. You will not be forgotten. And while our business venture was not meant to be, I will take with me your approval and belief in me. I know that now you are well, and back with Cathy and your folks, and I look forward to meeting up with you again when I get there. God bless. Last edited by Bob Andrews; Today, 12:35 PM. Reason: Fixed a couple of typos. Gary would have wanted that
  18. The first RQB Avanti would be 1501, not 1500.
  19. $50.00 Leather or Suede $25.00 Vinyl or Fabric
  20. An update from Bob Andrews. Today, 06:33 PM Update 6/4/22- Just got off the phone with Gary. There’s not a whole lot of change to report. At this point he is no longer able to get out of bed. His voice is a little weak, but his mind is still clear. We did talk some about his treatments and so forth. At this point he has so many doctors and specialists looking after him it’s hard for anybody to keep track of them all. As usual we spend our time talking about old cars, and old times. That is the bright side of the situation. Nothing much more to do at this point other than wait and see what effect the various treatments and medications have.
  21. Thanks for all the nice comments. Bob, The car was repainted in 1966. It had pin head size bubbles in the paint and an area on the roof that would not hold a gloss. If I remember correctly you have owned your Avanti longer than I have. Bob Langer
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