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  • Avanti Vanishing Point

    Here you go. Real life in Avanti country.http://<object width="425" height="3...AcI&hl=en&fs=1

    Jim

    _________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing
    Jim
    Often in error, never in doubt
    http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

    ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    The car sounds great...when will you be able to drive legally again?

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    • #3
      If that's the preview, I want to see the full length feature.

      BEAUTIFUL!!

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      • #4
        WHEW! I'm relieved to see no bulldozers in this Vanishing Point![:0]

        Your car sounds absolutely beautiful. Great staging, allowing us to hear that supercharger whine before rolling on the thunder. You should send this to Bob Shaw for the "Drive your Studebaker Day" promo video. BRAVO!

        Andy
        62 GT
        Andy
        62 GT

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        • #5
          The deputy asked if that was me making all that noise. I told him I was afraid it was, but I came out to the middle of nowhere so I wouldn't bother anyone or have traffic. He was out on a call about someone shooting a horse. Ran me down to see the car. No ticket, no warning, just told me to have fun. Didn't realize I had the stop on tape 'til I got home and watched it.

          Jim

          _________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing
          Jim
          Often in error, never in doubt
          http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

          ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            What did the officer say?

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            • #7
              Great that he had a sense of humor!I remember getting stopped about every time I drove one of Dads Avantis in my teens and 20's,usually just so the officer could ask what that car was.I guess it kept me out of trouble because I never did anything illegal in one as I knew they were looking for a reason to stop me anyway(dad would NOT have been understanding if i had been in the wrong).Your car looks and sounds great.Thanks for sharing,Steve
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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

                What did the officer say?

                "I saw that, you som*****! You did that on purpose! You're going away till you're gray! I got the evidence!"



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                Tom - Mulberry, FL

                1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

                Tom - Bradenton, FL

                1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                • #9
                  quote:
                  quote:Originally posted by ChampTrucking

                  What did the officer say?




                  "I saw that, you som*****! You did that on purpose! You're going away till you're gray! I got the evidence!"
                  Highlights for the Blooper Reel..... [)]


                  [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left]
                  [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
                  [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
                  1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                  1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                  1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                  1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                  • #10
                    Jim,
                    That video was FABULOUS. I love the happy ending.

                    sals54
                    sals54

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                    • #11
                      <center>Jim, Is this your new avatar?



                      I really enjoyed your video.

                      Best regards. </center>


                      1963 Studebaker Avanti: C4 Corvette narrowed front/rear suspension, C5 13" calipers/rotors adapted to C4, Viper differential with Intrax 3.54 ratio (the snake has been charmed!), coil overs, stainless tubular frame, stainless chambered side exhaust.
                      Here are two links for some pictures and information.
                      Slide Show
                      Magazine Article
                      sigpic 1963 Studebaker Avanti: LS1 motor and T-56 transmission have been moved rearward, set up as a two seat coupe with independent rear suspension. Complex solutions for nonexistant problems.

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Andy R.

                        You should send this to Bob Shaw for the "Drive your Studebaker Day" promo video. BRAVO!
                        +1 I agree Edit out one pass (the first) and send to Mr. Shaw.

                        And to the kind officer, he'd get a kick out of it.[8D]

                        ChopStu
                        61 Lark

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                        • #13
                          You mean the Cop pulling you over, that wasn't staged!?

                          Love the video. [8D]

                          Matthew Burnette
                          Hazlehurst, GA

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                          • #14
                            Not staged. All I did was edit out the spaces where the car was turning around. The officer was investigating a dead horse complaint and drove across a pasture to get to the road I was on. Turns out, he lives in the house I was raised in. He told me about another stretch of road where the kids run their bikes. We agreed this place was better and he told me to have fun with the car.

                            Jim

                            _________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing
                            Jim
                            Often in error, never in doubt
                            http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

                            ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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                            • #15
                              Great Video!

                              I was stopped last week in my R2 Hawk after leaving a traffic light that enters a dark industrial area of town. I absolutely nailed the throttle when the light changed to green. I made it about 3/4 of a mile down the road before I noticed the blue and reds flashing behind me.

                              It was a beautiful night the roads were dry after a huge rain storm that had pasted earlier that evening and I decided to take my girlfriend out for a nighttime cruise.

                              The cop told me I was speeding and I quickly replied that I didn't think so. The industrial area had a road that was posted at 45 MPH. He replied "you left that mini van at the lights behind in the dust" I suggested that there was a difference between speeding and taking off fast. I took off FAST and did not burn out off the line (for a big change)and reiterated that I was not speeding. I wound the engine up to 4500 RPM in first slapped her into 2 (small chirp) and the wound her back up the 4500 RPM again and put her into drive and coasted back down to the speed limit. That was when I saw the lights!

                              The cop asked me for the usual DL/insurnance/registration. I had a hard time finding the insurance and He was pointing his flashlight at my wallet then moving it down the side of my Black Hawk checking it out. I told him the light was helpful and he said "oh ya" and pointed it back into the car. I found all my stuff and He left for 5 minutes, came back and was asking me about the car and what engine I had in the car.(the engine was still rumbling) I told him it was a stock factory supercharged 289, and he went on about his engine in his cop car. I mentioned I was just practicing my take off for the PSMCDR being held in a couple of weeks. We talked for a few more minutes and I asked him if we want to race? He said "he'd like to but he couldn't!"

                              He told me to have fun, take it easy and you were SPEEDING!







                              1964 GT Hawk R2 Clone
                              Oakville, Ontario.

                              Hamilton Chapter
                              See you at Niagara 2008 Crossroads Zone Meet July 18-20
                              1964 GT Hawk
                              PSMCDR 2014
                              Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
                              PSMCDR 2013
                              Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

                              Victoria, Canada

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