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wildfelr

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    RQB3263/81/305

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  1. wildfelr

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    RQB3263/81 .... GOT IT .... Now I just need to know which ones to order ..... THANKS .... BILL
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    RQB3263/81 THANKS GUNSLINGER......I have done that and there are many many to choose from and cheap .....just need the oem bulb p/n so I can order ....THANKS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS .... BILL in Fl
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    RQB3263/81/305 Is ready for new LED dash instrument panel bulbs...... What size and where do I purchase ?? THANK YOU ALL AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS ...BILL IN FL
  4. RQB3263 .... Right and im not sure.... other than the picture shows backing plate gaskets with 5 bolt holes ....3263 has 5 backing plate bolts .... so I believe this is correct but looking for conformation ...
  5. RQB3263/81/305 .... YOU are absolutely correct ...my opinion also .... the all cast iron 305 SBC will take you home when all the others are sittin on the side of the road smoking ....... bill in Fl
  6. RQB3263/81/305 .... I am contemplating converting 3263 to rear disc brakes... Jegs sells a kit that appears to be correct.... pictured here ... If you have successfully completed this mod please educate me ...looks like a good winter project..... THANKS .... BILL in Fl
  7. RQB3263 .... I WILL go back to my original reply..... you may make it better but the problem is inherent in the 1950s original design....for sure rebuild both the PS components.... mike myers in Duncan Falls Ohio did mine ...tighten everything up and adjust alignment to Studebaker specs...and cruise with a smile cuz thats about as good as it gets ... see ya on the Boulevard ....BILL in Fl
  8. RQB3263/81/305 well beautiful job...it looks great .... I have aged out of projects this size .... well 25 yrs ago for sure .and i am glad there are folks still carrying on the hot rod tradition ... you have done a great job ...thanks for sharing ....BILL in Fl
  9. RQB3263/81/305 YES great job... I love the hood scoop ...would solve many clearance problems .... Do you believe (is it possible) the Mustang front suspension could be installed with the body on the frame ?? THANKS ....BILL in Fl
  10. RQB3263/81/305 ...I replaced my orig 65 amp with an 85 amp and then 2 yrs later with this 140 AMP alternator pict here .... direct bolt in .... only needed to up size the large red primary wire to the positive on battery ...... It makes enough electrical power all electrical system upgrades I have made and will make in the future.... I believe it was $167 delivered.... ... BILL in Fl
  11. RQB3263/81 .... This is the orig. tag on my 81 ...it reads 2.72 ... I hope this does not add to the confusion .. BILL
  12. RQB3263/81 ..ive been looking at JEGS online and yes they have many rear disc brake conversion kits .... I believe my 81 is standard with Dana 60 based on the 5 bolt backing plate gaskets in there catalog picture ...there are many .... has any one completed this with one of JEGS kits ?? If so please educate me and others here on which kit and the process and results.....thanks ....BILL
  13. RQB3263/81 ....I have done all this and more as have many other king pin Avanti owners ...while it may be "tighter" (what ever that is) it still has the float and wander.... I too have installed the quick steer arms (easy job 10 min each side) do they help? yes geometrically they have to ...but because of the float and wander in the antique design I still have to drive it every second..... it will be interesting to hear stories from other king pin Avanti drivers...i will be watching maybe some one will have a solution (affordable) otherwise i will just keep on having fun as is... see you all on the boulevard.... BILL in Florida
  14. RQB3263/81/305 Welcome to the club.....yours and mine both have Stud Lark ring pin front suspensions.... this is 1950s technology.....mine floats and wanders constantly also .... it must be driven 100% of the time ....there will be no texting and driving in these cars ....I have tightened mine up and also had it tightened by Mike Myers in Ohio ....highly recommended but didnt fix it and I understand from others it is just inherent in the 70 year old design, they all do it and we must live with it.....there are high dollar IRS systems available but big bucks and req frame off and probably eng out to install etc.... every little bit helps, adj. steer box, replace rag joint, and tighten bolts on A arms and lotsa grease... keep your hands on the wheel ,,, and ... good luck ...see ya on the boulevard.... BILL
  15. I spoke with Turner in Indy last year.....and his kit will not fit my 81.... something about the number of bolts holding the backing plate etc ....4 may work.... 5 will not ...i got 5... so for right now i am SOL with Turner....... SO KEEP IN Touch..... and Ill see you all on the boulevard....
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