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bob caser

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  1. Rodgers Protofab does make a exceptional product, but it does not take the York compressor and allow conversion to a Sanden. The attached photo is the type of bracket that allows use of the existing Studebaker Avanti factory bracket and convert the York to a Sanden unit. This one is a Vintage Air unit . Bob Caser
  2. You might want to consider making a charcoal canister for the vent hose. I have had the same issue over the years with a variety of cars that vented into the open air and it resolved the issue. Bob Caser
  3. There are many suppliers that offer this bracket. Use the internet and type in " York to Sanden conversion.
  4. I do not believe that it was stated that the number was to short, California was seeking additional reference for its registration and title thus the " A" or "B" being added.
  5. I have two 64 Avantis one sold in New Jersey R 5051 and the other sold in California R 5487 B. I do know that by late 63 the California DMV was requiring the addition of a letter. If not stamped on the plate then it was added to the paper title. Bob Caser
  6. My Avanti which was bought new in New Jersey did not have the quiet exhaust, I moved to California in 1965 and proceeded to receive " exhaust too loud tickets " from the police. This is were Hot Rods were born, how could this be. Bob Caser
  7. I believe there was actually two reasons. Exhaust was to loud and then the DMV wanted an additional number or letter added to the VIN / Serial number. Bob Caser
  8. I am curious if anyone has knowledge regarding the statement made by Raymond Loewy's daughter in the attached article that was published several years ago. As claimed did Loewy carry documents in this briefcase from Palm Springs to South Bend regarding the development of the Avanti. Thanks, Bob Caser
  9. Thank you for your response, it is a different column than a 63-64. The adapter is different and will not work on a earlier car. I do use a Nardi wheel on my Avanti but have never been able to get the horn to function. I have a wood and leather Nardi and switch steering wheels off for a different look and feel . Your steering wheel modification is great. Thanks again , Bob
  10. I'm curious is the steering wheel adapter that you are using a Nardi piece or are you using a two piece adapter such as a Grant. The reason I ask is that I have never been able to use a Nardi wheel on a early Avanti steering column and also have a functioning horn. Thank you, Bob Caser
  11. That is very nice, was this a wood or leather Nardi wheel before you modified it. Is this on a early Avanti (63-64 ) or later model, I am curious because of the steering wheel adapter and functioning horn. Thanks Bob Caser
  12. I apologize for the quality of the attached photos , it is the best that I can do from my phone. Bob Caser
  13. The pictures that I posted are of a brand new kit, that is not for sale. But I am happy to take dimensions of the extrusion to see if something is available and will work. Bob Caser
  14. I purchased this kit from Jon Myer and I also believe the weatherstrip was used on a mid 1980s Monte Carlo I do not know what year. The metal rail that attaches on the roof is etched with part numbers that appear to have been done at Avanti Motors. It appears that the A pillar portion of the rubber needs to be shaped quite a bit from the stock Monte Carlo rubber. Bob Caser
  15. The kit that I posted photos of does work on a earlier Avanti. I have used it on a 1964. Bob Caser
  16. While I do believe Avanti Motors used a molded Monte Carlo weatherstrip , I think it was modified to fit. I purchased a kit years ago and it included a extrusion that fit were the original rain gutter went and the Monte Carlo Rubber slid into the extrusion and was also glued onto the A pillar. I have included some photos and it can be seen were the rubber was ground down to fit on the A pillar. Without the extrusion it could probably be made to work using screws and adhesives. Bob Caser
  17. Spectacular !You have an incredible passion to take your Avanti to this point. Cant wait to see it finished. Bob Caser
  18. Superformance builds many different cars including the Shelby CSX continuation Cobras series. The CSX cars are spot on to the feeling of a original Cobra and are capable of out performing a 1960s car because of today's new technology ( tires , shocks, engine development ) As much fun as it was to own an original Cobra there are so many cars available today that will run circles around it being built from a variety of makers. Happy New Year, Mike. Bob
  19. What is interesting is that Sherwood Egbert had no idea who Ian Fleming was. Miss Rich who was a personal secretary to Mr. Egbert wrote the note on the border of the letter advising him that he was a famous author. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Palm Springs many years ago at an Avanti meet. Bob Caser
  20. I was able to use the movie car that was depicted as the " Ken Miles " Cobra in the Ford versus Ferrari movie this weekend. I am in the automotive aftermarket so these opportunities are constant. In the attached photo, there is a Avanti keeping the" movie star" Cobra company last night in my garage. There has always been an Avanti in my garage since 1963, no matter what size garage I would have. I just have a weakness for the Avanti. Bob Caser
  21. Here is a copy of the note sent by Ian Fleming regarding his Avanti Bob Caser
  22. As a long term Avanti owner I always enjoy spotting one on the road or on film. I work in the automotive aftermarket and some friends of mine did construct all of the close up Cobras used in the movie. I was able to drive each of them at various publicity functions after the movie premiered. The attached photo is of me driving the "Dave Macdonald " Cobra from the movie. The photo was shot from the white " Ken Miles " Cobra that was also used in the filming while heading north on the San Diego freeway. Bob Caser
  23. Great looking car , love the color and the Halibrand's on it. Bob Caser
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