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Ron Dame
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I just got RQB 3127 from Jon Myer. It's a nice car overall, but the brakes are awful, so will jump into those first. What should a 1980 have for front and rears so I can order parts?

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Oh and besides the Studebaker Avanti manual, are there any other manuals available? I'll be calling Dan Booth today and see what he can help me with too.

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That car should have the same front brakes as the Studebaker Avanti.  I believe by the early '70s there was a change in rear brakes.  The Studebaker Parts and Shop Manuals are about all that's available.  Avanti Motors never put out anything to replace them.  

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Dan's the correct call. The fronts are the usual suspects from the 63/64 cars unless they have been upgraded to Turner or other aftermarket units but the rear are a combination of parts from later model non-Avanti cars. They could be Chrysler drums and Chevy C-10/Caprice shoes as an example.

Also don't forget the master cylinder which could be the cause of most of your issues.

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