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  • R-1 engine

    I am sure this has been touched on before, but was there an offical H-P number given to the R-1 engine? What was the difference from the standard 289? Did all Avanti's come with at least an R-1.

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    245 HP, most of the increase from the wilder cam and 10.5-1 compression. It was the standard Avanti emgine.

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    • #3
      I don't recall the HP figure but, yes, all Avantis had an R1 or better. Higher compression in the R1 and a hotter cam - different from the standard 289.

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      • #4
        I think there were some other minor differences also...aluminum timing gear, oil pan, breather system, air cleaner, chromed valve covers, valley cover, air cleaner...what else?




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        • #5
          Lots of other differances, but very little to do with the HP increase. (You need to build a few Avanti powered clones to find out how many little parts are needed) i.e. left hand frame motor mount on a GT Hawk.

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          • #6
            Fuel pump is different (bigger) and lines are 3/8" not 5/16" should have a filter with a return fitting on it and a return line back to the fuel tank. Wouldn't be a bad retrofit to any Stude actually. Also dual point distributor and didn't most of the R-engined cars get a 40 amp alternator? Also clutch fan, harmonic balancer, the little oil baffle around the pump, and I'm probably forgetting some more stuff

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by N8N
              .... and I'm probably forgetting some more stuff
              Wasnt there a chingus next to the whatchamajjigger??[]

              Tom

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by N8N
                Also dual point distributor and didn't most of the R-engined cars get a 40 amp alternator? Also clutch fan, harmonic balancer, the little oil baffle around the pump, and I'm probably forgetting some more stuff
                nate
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                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

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