View Full Version : Avanti travails - Electrical

06-24-2014, 09:25 PM
I took my 1963 Avanti to Barry Holley's shop in Battle Creek, MI. today for some routine maintenance work and to express her displeasure at leaving the comfort of the garage the wipers, blinkers (stop lights still worked) and electric gauges stopped working, simultaneously before it even left the garage (last started a week earlier). She ran flawlessly all the way 25 miles in pouring rain (no wipers or defrost), leaked on my leg only three times AND I was able to add some more repair items for the mechanic's boat payment. Life is good :lol:

I'm guessing that a ground went awry somewhere under the dash (I didn't do it!) and Barry (who owns 2 Studes, including an R-2 Lark) is more than capable of figuring it out. Any opinions appreciated.

06-25-2014, 01:12 PM
Your lucky to have a shop close to you that has some understanding of Studebakers..
Good Luck...