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    Hi Folks,

    After a long rest I'm getting my R2 Avanti, 63R-3287 back on the road. I've been out of the loop re parts vendors and available items for a while and would appreciate suggestions re locating the following:

    Rebuilder for the AFB carb and Carter fuel pump

    Turquoise front seat upholstery

    Turquoise/black "salt & pepper" complete carpet set

    "Paxton Supercharger" tag above the S/C pulley

    Thanks!

    John
    1996 Impala SS
    1967 Jag XKE FHC
    1963 Avanti R2
    1963 Avanti R1
    1956 Packard Patrician
    1948 Jag Mk IV DHC
    1909 Hupmobile Model 20

  • #2
    Originally posted by Packard8 View Post
    Hi Folks,

    After a long rest I'm getting my R2 Avanti, 63R-3287 back on the road. I've been out of the loop re parts vendors and available items for a while and would appreciate suggestions re locating the following:

    Rebuilder for the AFB carb and Carter fuel pump

    Turquoise front seat upholstery

    Turquoise/black "salt & pepper" complete carpet set

    "Paxton Supercharger" tag above the S/C pulley

    Thanks!

    John
    #1 and #4 no problem!....The middle two,.........Hmmmmmmm

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info SN. Please post or PM any sources you might recommend re # 1 & 4.

      Thanks!
      1996 Impala SS
      1967 Jag XKE FHC
      1963 Avanti R2
      1963 Avanti R1
      1956 Packard Patrician
      1948 Jag Mk IV DHC
      1909 Hupmobile Model 20

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      • #4
        It would help to know where you are. Or at least what part of the country (world?).
        By the way welcome to the forum.
        Rob
        Last edited by mapman; 06-27-2013, 04:51 PM. Reason: Welcome

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mapman View Post
          It would help to know where you are. Or at least what part of the country (world?).
          By the way welcome to the forum.
          Rob
          Thanks Rob, I live in Woodbridge, CA South of Sacramento. I haven't posted in quite a while and looks like my old posts & data were purged due to inactivity.

          I've owned a few Studes in the past. '53 Champ HT, '54 Commander HT (with a 265 Corvette engine), '55 Speedster, '56 Golden Hawk, '57 Packabaker Clipper, '58 Commander HT, '58 Packard Hawk '63 Champ 3/4 ton, '64 Wagonaire, '64 R1 Super Hawk and now I'm down to just the '63 R2 Avanti.

          Cheers,

          John
          Last edited by Packard8; 06-27-2013, 05:54 PM.
          1996 Impala SS
          1967 Jag XKE FHC
          1963 Avanti R2
          1963 Avanti R1
          1956 Packard Patrician
          1948 Jag Mk IV DHC
          1909 Hupmobile Model 20

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          • #6
            You can put the leftover mothballs in the gas tank to boost the octane rating of your fuel. I saw that on Mythbusters, they said it really worked....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 63 R2 Hawk View Post
              You can put the leftover mothballs in the gas tank to boost the octane rating of your fuel. I saw that on Mythbusters, they said it really worked....
              Might try that. As you know, the R2's don't care too much for 87 octane gasahol.
              1996 Impala SS
              1967 Jag XKE FHC
              1963 Avanti R2
              1963 Avanti R1
              1956 Packard Patrician
              1948 Jag Mk IV DHC
              1909 Hupmobile Model 20

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              • #8
                Actually, my dad and his buddies swore by mothballs to pep up their cars in the 30s and 40s. Dad was a chemist and he was pretty sure it worked. They have to be the old style naptha type, not the newer kind.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, but, those suckers are quick! and "they're so small.....and how do you tell which ones are male?
                  Bez Auto Alchemy
                  573-318-8948
                  http://bezautoalchemy.com


                  "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                  • #10
                    Have you ever smelled moth balls?
                    sigpic
                    Dave Lester

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Packard8 View Post
                      Thanks for the info SN. Please post or PM any sources you might recommend re # 1 & 4.

                      Thanks!
                      As far as the AFB carb and Carter fuel pump rebuild, many forum posters would probably agree with Me that Dave Thibeault would be a good choice. (Although there are other good rebuilders in the club)
                      Dave's tel # is 978-897-3158. Studebaker International would have the supercharger decal.

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                      • #12
                        SMS in Oregon will make the carpet sets for you. They also have the Turquoise material (vinyl). http://www.smsautofabrics.com/company.php
                        Bez Auto Alchemy
                        573-318-8948
                        http://bezautoalchemy.com


                        "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                          Have you ever smelled moth balls?
                          How did you hold his wings?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                            Have you ever smelled moth balls?
                            From another viewpoint, when I purchased my 74 Avanti, the PO had left a couple of boxes of mothballs inside for several years to keep the local vermin out.

                            I totally removed the interior and it still took a few months to get the body aired out and the stench gone. The seats are stored in an area next door and they still reek of that smell. Nothing is going back into it that came out of it. If it wasn't for the Hantavirus is vermin poop, I rather clean that out than the mothball infested stuff I ran into.

                            Bob

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DieselJim View Post
                              How did you hold his wings?
                              Or, how did you get your nose between his little legs?
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                              Dave Lester

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