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  • r1lark
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    Thanks Bob!!

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  • sweetolbob
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    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
    Bob, the brand and part number of what you have used would be really great. I agree wholeheartedly about using one with a metal body instead of a plastic one.
    Paul

    Standard Motor Parts SLS101 should be it, about $8 to $9 on Ebay from any number of suppliers. The picture I posted is from a Daihatsu Charade that also looks promising from Rock Auto about $9. They come with one nut as they are made to screw into a threaded bracket. I went to the local hardware and found a second nut so it would work in a hole without threads. It's metric but I can't recall the thread.

    Addendum - Hokey smoke, I just typed SLS101 into Rock Auto and found one listed for $3.04. FYI

    Bob
    Last edited by sweetolbob; 10-31-2017, 05:22 PM.

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  • r1lark
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    Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post
    I've used this style for both brake lights and clutch safety switches for years. I like the adjustability and ease of wiring but others may like different ones. This is off a Daihatsu but if you are interested I'll locate a spare and get you the brand and number. I like the all metal bodies as I've had a couple of the plastic one break apart.



    Bob
    Bob, the brand and part number of what you have used would be really great. I agree wholeheartedly about using one with a metal body instead of a plastic one.

    I'm getting ready to do this mod to my '64 Daytona so this is very timely.

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  • r1lark
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    Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post
    I've used this style for both brake lights and clutch safety switches for years. I like the adjustability and ease of wiring but others may like different ones. This is off a Daihatsu but if you are interested I'll locate a spare and get you the brand and number. I like the all metal bodies as I've had a couple of the plastic one break apart.



    Bob
    Bob, the brand and part number of what you have used would be really great. I agree wholeheartedly about using one with a metal body instead of a plastic one.

    I'm getting ready to do this mod to my '64 Daytona so this is very timely.

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  • sweetolbob
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    Bob, it looks like your Post #24 was HACKED!!
    Thanks Rich, Just picked that picture off the net, so now it's deleted. Not sure how that happened but I posted one from Rock Auto that should be good. Bob

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  • StudeRich
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    Bob, it looks like your Post #24 was HACKED!!

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  • Greenstude
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    Originally posted by KOOL R2 View Post
    If anybody has designs on repairing the Avanti, I have an NOS driver side rear quarter panel for sale
    This car is non-repairable due to severe frame damage. It is now owned by a Club member who will be salvaging everything that can be saved.

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  • spokejr
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    From those pics, there looks to be a good front bumper, padded dash, descent seats and possibly headliner.

    Somebody needs to scavenge these parts and others off before they deteriorate further!

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  • KOOL R2
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    If anybody has designs on repairing the Avanti, I have an NOS driver side rear quarter panel for sale

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  • fastjohnll
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    Go to ebay, type in-- low pressure brake light switch

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  • sweetolbob
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    I've used this style for both brake lights and clutch safety switches for years. I like the adjustability and ease of wiring but others may like different ones. This is off a Daihatsu but if you are interested I'll locate a spare and get you the brand and number. I like the all metal bodies as I've had a couple of the plastic one break apart.



    Bob
    Last edited by sweetolbob; 10-31-2017, 03:21 PM.

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  • STEWDI
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    l usually drive my Studes with headlites ON. But friends following me have told me that my brake lites do not always seem to work when stopping the car.

    The brake lites DO work, but the car is a manual 3-speed, and l drive it mostly moderately and use engine braking to begin my anticipated stops, so the brake lites only come on close to the end of my stopping point, and maybe not at all if my use of the brake is very light (a function of using the OEM-style pressure switch, l guess) .

    l'm in trouble!!

    Any tricks of the trade the anyone has out there besides re-wiring the brake lies to a GM-style lever switch? l would like to keep the car stock, but, upon reflection, l may have to modify this so it's safer?

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  • studegary
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    It looks like doubling up on the tail/stop lights did not save it.

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  • Greenstude
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    Originally posted by Greenstude View Post
    A very nice 1963 Avanti, R1630, was destroyed when rear-ended on Nova Scotia highway 101 in November 2016. (Body number 63R-Q773)

    The car was the grand prize in the Keystone Chapter's annual raffle at the SDC International Meet in South Bend in 2002. Graham Gagné of Cook's Brook, Nova Scotia was the winner. (Graham was a founding member of the Atlantic Canada Chapter SDC in 1996, and has served as our editor ever since.)

    Graham improved the car in many ways over the 12 years he and Katherine owned it. It was a very attractive beige colour. They drove it to many Chapter events.

    In 2014, Graham sold the car as he has two other Studebakers. The new owner had long dreamed of owning an Avanti. Although aware of SDC and our Chapter, he chose not to join, so I do not have his name. He was seriously injured, having teeth knocked out and a broken leg. He credited the seat belt and roll bar with saving his life.
    - - - - - - -

    The Avanti seemed to disappear into thin air, despite the efforts of some members of the Atlantic Canada Chapter SDC to find it.

    Fast forward to Oct.23.2017 -- a member of the Chapter in Moncton, New Brunswick, received a phone call from a friend who is a car dealer in Amherst, Nova Scotia. The friend said he had been at the Copar Auction premises in Moncton, and saw "an old Studebaker like yours". By Oct.30.2017, the car had been bought, and delivered to the home of our member. He owns the only other 1963 Studebaker Avanti in our Chapter, a car with 150,000+ miles on it, and with a very tired engine.

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  • SScopelli
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    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
    I've been driving my Studebakers with the headlights ON at all times, even during the daytime. Starting in 1990, vehicles sold new in Canada have required Daytime Running Lights by law, and now people are so accustomed to seeing vehicles with the lights on all the time, other drivers will take left turns immediately in front of you, either oncoming, or from a side street.

    Craig
    These LEDs are pretty nice for the parking lights..

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-High-Powe...FUsIdl&vxp=mtr

    Super bright and a bit annoying even in the daytime because of the light frequency, but you will be noticed without having your headlights on..

    They switch to amber when used in turn-signal mode..

    You can wire the parking lights wire to the Acc post of the ignition switch and this way the light come on when you drive..

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