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  • #16
    Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Question for the Avanti crowd.....

    I have seen R3 air bonnets in raw finish, polished finish, and a crinkled black finish.

    What is the 'correct' finish for an R3 bonnet, as it came from the factory?
    Jeff
    Natural finish(unpolished) . I polished B61's for a little extra bling.
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    • #17
      The "production" finish for the air box is raw cast aluminum. The Parts Catalog is the parts manual published by the corporation for use by the Parts & Accessories Div., Dealerships, owners etc. It's the black w gold book dated Dec. 1963 or the earlier version with the red white and blue cover. The 63R Parts List was prepared and used by Engineering - strictly an "in house" deal. The Parts List contains all the parts in the Parts Catalog. And lots of parts that don't. The Auxilliary pump fed the standard mechanical pump. Only the engines with the aux pump had the regulator (the Bonneville R3 cars).
      Last edited by R2Andrea; 11-06-2011, 12:04 PM.
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      • #18
        Yes, David you are correct on the parts for the upper inners and upper A-Arms, but I was referring to 2 of the Bonneville cars I've gotten to get some good time with and in addition to what made production, the upper inner pivots were depressed below the top of the frame. This never made it to production. Somewhere around here I have some docs describing some of the front suspension geometry travel problems they ran into with full suspension movement needed for "street" cars and thus the decision to not include all of the prototype design changes.

        I'd love to use actual Stude parts for my tank, even if C/CPS rules make me use a fuel cell. That would be a wonderful historic touch. I'd planned to fab up a duplicate setup with the tank vents in the wheelwells.

        I'd also like a gander at the spindle drawings. Do you think there is any way to safely modify existing units? Probably best to go billet, I'm guessing.

        Also, a public thanks for the other drawings and specs and welcome back from Korea. I assume you were safely able to avoid getting near the Northern border, lol.
        Jim
        Often in error, never in doubt
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        • #19
          Jim,
          I did not mean the use of the old A-Arms and inner pivots with the steel busingings. The modification parts to drop the A-Arm on the frame have part numbers.

          I would be interested in the "problems" that are documented. I drove the R3 Daytona convertable quite a few times that had the modified suspension and didn't notice any problems with it. I will give you a call tomorrow.
          David L

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          • #20
            I can't find the pics, but the LOWER outer trunion was also modified for the Bonneville cars. They had a taller offset.
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            • #21
              What you call a trunion is what I called a knuckle. I forgot to mention that the king pins were also different.
              David L

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