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    Well my father (davepink53) and I spent a good part of the weekend out in the garage working on removing the engine and gear box out of my 63 avanti. We decided to drop the gear box from under the car and remove the engine on its own. Although not a really difficult job, we have decided it will be easier to re-install it as one unit.
    Now the fun and expensive part, the engine and gear box are going off this week to be fixed up and while they are gone dad and I are going to do all the other jobs that need to be done. Next weekend we are going to repair the passenger side hog trough which has a little rust in it.

    We are doing all this work because I am planning to drive the Avanti and dad is also taking his 53 Champion across to Western Australia next year for the Australian Studebaker National Meet. The trip is going to be around a 8000 kilometer plus (5000 mile for you Americans) round trip.













    Michael Pink
    Victoria, Australia

    1955 Commander Coupe
    1961 Lark Cruiser
    1962 GT Hawk
    1963 Avanti R1



    Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
    http://www.studebakercarclub.net
    Michael Pink
    Victoria, Australia

    1955 Commander Coupe
    1961 Lark Cruiser
    1962 GT Hawk
    1963 Avanti R1



    Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
    http://www.studebakercarclub.net

  • #2
    Success! Glad to see it. What work are you having done on the engine/tranny? Keep us posted. Great job for you and your Dad.

    John

    1963 Avanti R2
    Marshall, VA
    John
    1963 Avanti R2
    Marshall, VA

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    • #3
      Nice job! Out safe and sound. Now tape up those intake head ports before an errant washer or nut falls in there. That would be my luck. [:0] By the way, is that a baby crib mattress? Good idea!

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      • #4
        As you pulled yours out, Mine went back in Friday evening! Ain't it fun???

        Jim
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        • #5
          and we all ask: is that a crankcase ventilator hose coming from the oil pan ? big hose..same as the heater hoses too.

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          • #6
            Perfect time to clean up those fire walls with Marine Clean. They will clean up very well. Best of luck.


            58 Packards
            62 & 63 Larks

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by jackb

              and we all ask: is that a crankcase ventilator hose coming from the oil pan ? big hose..same as the heater hoses too.
              The big hose goes to the air cleaner, a smaller one goes to the PCV valve.

              JDP Maryland
              JDP Maryland

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              • #8
                Tell us about those four cast-lattice-looking pieces in the background of the first picture. They appear to have the Studebaker wheel on them[?][?] Not familiar with them state-side.

                KURTRUK
                (read it backwards)




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                KURTRUK
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                • #9
                  Nice to see a father and son working together on this type of project! Man I thought I was doing something by getting a few cars ready to drive to So Bend in May which is around 80 miles and you guys are going thousands! that is dedication! Wish you all the best of luck. Ed

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                  • #10
                    [quote]Originally posted by kurtruk

                    Tell us about those four cast-lattice-looking pieces in the background of the first picture. They appear to have the Studebaker wheel on them[?][?] Not familiar with them state-side.

                    KURTRUK
                    (read it backwards)

                    Those are kick plates that fix to the front of the rear guards on Vintage and Veteran Studebakers, mostly just for decoration, I think.



                    Dave Pink
                    Victoria, Australia

                    1913 SA25 Town Car
                    1916 SF Roadster
                    1925 ER Tourer
                    1925 Panel Delivery
                    1953 Champion Sedan
                    1957 Golden Hawk


                    Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
                    http://www.studebakercarclub.net
                    Dave Pink
                    Victoria, Australia

                    1916 SF Roadster
                    1925 ER Tourer
                    1925 Panel Delivery
                    1953 Champion Sedan
                    1957 Golden Hawk
                    1971 Avanti II


                    Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
                    http://www.studebakercarclub.net

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by unimogjohn

                      Success! Glad to see it. What work are you having done on the engine/tranny? Keep us posted. Great job for you and your Dad.

                      John

                      1963 Avanti R2
                      Marshall, VA
                      Well the gear box needs some attention, it crunchers when I change gear and sometimes I have trouble shifting down gear. Hoping it only needs new syncros. The Engine needs new seals, the rear main leaks faster then I can fill it with oil and the water pump needs to be replaced. The engine does run well, but while it is out of the car its going to be pulled down and checked over

                      Michael Pink
                      Victoria, Australia

                      1955 Commander Coupe
                      1961 Lark Cruiser
                      1962 GT Hawk
                      1963 Avanti R1



                      Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
                      http://www.studebakercarclub.net
                      Michael Pink
                      Victoria, Australia

                      1955 Commander Coupe
                      1961 Lark Cruiser
                      1962 GT Hawk
                      1963 Avanti R1



                      Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
                      http://www.studebakercarclub.net

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                      • #12
                        Glad to see that someone got some work done on their old car this weekend.
                        Yard work season here[xx(]
                        Good Roads
                        Brian

                        Brian Woods
                        woodysrods@shaw.ca
                        1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
                        Brian Woods
                        woodysrods@shaw.ca
                        1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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                        • #13
                          Best of luck with the 'crunchy' transmission. By the by, what's that panel-wagon in the background? Looks like an interesting project.


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                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
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                          • #14
                            Stude Mick-

                            Be sure to inspect the shift linkage assembly when you have it out. They weren't the best setups to begin with, and after all these years of use they don't get any better. The shift rods can bind and bend, and then there's the notorious rattle from the shifter assembly. Either way I wouldn't trust an original setup after 40+ years of use. You might want to consider a new Hurst setup -especially if you're going to rebuild the tranny. The new Hurst units make a world of difference. The only catch it you might have to modify the stick if you want to retain a stock look. The new ones come with a flat bar, but I think one of our vendors might have a modified kit... can't remember who -maybe Dave T-Bow? You could also weld up your own using your old shifter.

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                            Well the gear box needs some attention, it crunchers when I change gear and sometimes I have trouble shifting down gear. Hoping it only needs new syncros. The Engine needs new seals, the rear main leaks faster then I can fill it with oil and the water pump needs to be replaced. The engine does run well, but while it is out of the car its going to be pulled down and checked over

                            Michael Pink
                            Victoria, Australia

                            1955 Commander Coupe
                            1961 Lark Cruiser
                            1962 GT Hawk
                            1963 Avanti R1



                            Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
                            http://www.studebakercarclub.net
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