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    ... for all the help educating me on all things studebaker. i've been lurking here on just about a daily basis since january of this year, looking for guidance on attempting to "refresh" a '63 avanti r-1. unfortunately i bought the avanti in april '09 without knowing what to look for - i know, stoopid me!!! the avanti mainly sat until i finished up a couple of corvettes i was working on.

    well, anyway, when i run into a problem it seems i can always find the answer in the forum's search feature. i've joined the sdc and the north carolina club, and also have both the parts catalog and the service manual.

    i know i'll have some questions and request some opinions on various topics - just wanted to "break the ice" and say "hi" first...
    Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

    '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

    '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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    Welcome Aboard!

    Glad to hear you have joined in.
    Mark Hayden
    '66 Commander
    Zone Coordinator
    Pacific Can-Am Zone

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    • #3
      Welcome to the Forum glad you finally said Hi. I sure do love the name CORVANTI Thats great.
      Last edited by Anne F. Goodman; 09-17-2010, 04:52 PM. Reason: spelling Geez
      Mabel 1949 Champion
      Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
      Gus 1958 Transtar
      The Prez 1955 President State
      Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
      Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
      Fresno,Ca

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Anne F. Goodman View Post
        Weclome to the Forum glad you finally said Hi. I sure do love the name CORVANTI Thats great.
        thanks. the name works on a couple of levels - one is the avanti has a corvette engine and trans (which i knew before i bought it on ebay) and rear end (which i didn't know). oh, well... least of its problems...
        Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

        '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

        '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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        • #5
          Glad to have you in SDC and in the NCSDC,look foward to meeting you some day.

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          • #6
            Welcome, Kerry!
            Have you heard of the Corvette with the Studebaker engine? It's real; I swear; just can't find the link to the old post.
            I think it was a Champion 170 L-head six.
            Last edited by rockne10; 09-17-2010, 06:06 PM. Reason: engine identification
            Brad Johnson,
            SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
            '56 Sky Hawk in process

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
              Welcome, Kerry!
              Have you heard of the Corvette with the Studebaker engine? It's real; I swear; just can't find the link to the old post.
              that would be pretty cool, especially with a R-2!!!
              Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

              '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

              '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 55champion View Post
                Glad to have you in SDC and in the NCSDC,look foward to meeting you some day.
                thanks. used to live in asheboro for awhile in the early 90's - need to get to lex to get some good bbq!
                Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Corvanti View Post
                  thanks. the name works on a couple of levels - one is the avanti has a corvette engine and trans (which i knew before i bought it on ebay) and rear end (which i didn't know). oh, well... least of its problems...
                  While I did enjoy my '63 R1 Avanti for many years, I think that a Corvette motor works very nicely in an Avanti.
                  Jim Bradley
                  Lake Monticello, VA
                  '78 Avanti II
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Corvanti View Post
                    ... for all the help educating me on all things studebaker. i've been lurking here on just about a daily basis since january of this year, looking for guidance on attempting to "refresh" a '63 avanti r-1. unfortunately i bought the avanti in april '09 without knowing what to look for - i know, stoopid me!!! the avanti mainly sat until i finished up a couple of corvettes i was working on.

                    well, anyway, when i run into a problem it seems i can always find the answer in the forum's search feature. i've joined the sdc and the north carolina club, and also have both the parts catalog and the service manual.

                    i know i'll have some questions and request some opinions on various topics - just wanted to "break the ice" and say "hi" first...
                    Feel free to contact me if you should have any specific questions. My 63 R1 Avanti is currently getting a Resto-Mod at Myer Studebaker where is being converted to an R-2+ with 5 speed and AC. Click on the slideshow link below my signature for pictures.
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                    John
                    63R-2386
                    Resto-Mod by Michael Myer

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                      Welcome, Kerry!
                      Have you heard of the Corvette with the Studebaker engine? It's real; I swear; just can't find the link to the old post.
                      I think it was a Champion 170 L-head six.
                      Here it is.
                      http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...light=Corvette
                      Brad Johnson,
                      SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
                      '56 Sky Hawk in process

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                        amazing...
                        Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                        '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                        '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                        • #13
                          Welcome aboard. Class act. We need you just as much as you need us. Thanks for joining up.

                          - K

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by okc63avanti View Post
                            Feel free to contact me if you should have any specific questions. My 63 R1 Avanti is currently getting a Resto-Mod at Myer Studebaker where is being converted to an R-2+ with 5 speed and AC. Click on the slideshow link below my signature for pictures.
                            very nice!!! wish i had the means (aka: $$$) ; ) to do the same with mine...
                            Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                            '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                            '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                            • #15
                              Well, Kerry, welcome to both you and your CorVanti. Personally, I don't like hybirds. However, if yours works, why fix it? After the '63 model year the Avanti wasn't any longer really part of Studebaker and after '66 they branched off into their own direction completely. One might say that Avanti became it's own marque. So, what the heck? The '65s have chevy engines, why shouldn't yours? Sounds to me like yours could be a really nice car. The Corvette engine is a nice one and the parts are readily available. So, instead of spending a mint returning the car to original, why reinvent-invent the wheel when what you have might work very well by itself (did I just say that)?
                              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                              Ron Smith
                              Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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