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  1. Spectacular photo, thank you for posting it. I like the turquoise hue  on the wall and support. As you know I have something turquoise from your family Studebaker dealership that I have kept almost a long as this photograph has been around.

    Bob Caser

  2. I have a set of the Cobra replica wheels left over from a past project. I tried the 7.5 wheels and the is an issue on the front of an Avanti. The width will not clear the outer tie rod end. I even have shorter steering arms on this car. My solution for the future is to narrow the front wheel to 6 inch in width. In the past, I have taken this style wheel and have  had it widened for customers  to a 13 inch wide wheel for GT 40 replicas.

    Bob Caser

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    Cobra wheel 4 Avanti back.jpg

    Cobra wheel 4 Avanti.jpg

  3. 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

     

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  4. 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

     

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

     

    Avanti window kit.jpg

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  10. 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

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