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06-17-2005, 07:45 AM
Good Morning Everyone. Just receieved a copy of the production orde of the Avanti I'm restoring & I have a question that someone could help me with.

On the sheet, under description, it says 14 923 TQV. Does anyone know what that is ? It also says the car came with twin traction. Is this the same as GM's posi traction ?

Thanks for the help.

06-17-2005, 10:21 AM
don't know about the code, but "Twin Traction" is Stude-speak for a limited slip differential. It was a clutch type limited slip, similar to a Positraction. I'm not sure if the limited slip unit was made by Dana (probably) or someone else...?


55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop

Dan White
06-17-2005, 12:43 PM
Studebaker used Dana rears for most, if not all, of their vehicles. The Avanti would have been a Dana 44 limited slip (Twin Traction) rear. Same idea as GM positraction.

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

06-17-2005, 12:44 PM
Dana made the whole rear.

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

06-17-2005, 04:33 PM
"14 923 TQV" is a turquoise, vinyl, interior.
Mine is black vinyl, and reads "14 813 BKV" on the build sheet.
Mike M.

big jim
06-18-2005, 12:21 AM
GM used a goofy governor set up in their posis in my opinion pretty crappy. the dana clutch pak is far superior and will outlast gm's 2 to 1 at least