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    Not a Studebaker

    Once again I have seen an Avanti II advertised as a Studebaker. This particular car was on the Hemmings website and I filed a complaint stating that anything after 1964 is not a Studebaker. I'm sure...
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    Hood latch security

    I've seen frequent mentions of hood latches which give way at speed. I have a Sky Hawk and want to know if I should either replace mine or use an additional device such as a locking cable to secure...
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    Cars shows: same old Chevro-Fords?

    I attended a show with my Sky Hawk at a winery on the north fork here on LI, and it must have been 90% Chevvies, Fords, Corvettes, and seemingly endless late model and even brand new Mustangs. The...
  4. I have one and these are extremely rare cars are...

    I have one and these are extremely rare cars are well worth restoring if you have the wherewithal both financial and otherwise to do it.
  5. I wonder if it's possible to be happy without...

    I wonder if it's possible to be happy without being a "camper?"
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    Harmonic balancer

    I've been reading about the signs of a bad harmonic balancer and it sounds like that's the trouble with my Sky Hawk. There's this rythmic kind of a shudder or thrumming sound above about 55, and also...
  7. Thread: Tires

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    I decided on the Cooper Trendsetter SEs, from...

    I decided on the Cooper Trendsetter SEs, from Tire America because they were the only ones who had the narrow stripe, would drop ship and also got very good reviews plus the price was nearly $100...
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    The Coopers look like a good buy. I tend to be...

    The Coopers look like a good buy. I tend to be somewhat suspicious about anything that's substantially lower priced than the rest of the dealer's offerings. The American Classic from Coker is nearly...
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    Thanks, but I really need the medium-narrow...

    Thanks, but I really need the medium-narrow whitewalls for my car. I'm trying to keep it as period correct as possible within my budget. At this juncture it looks like I'm going to get the Coker.
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    Tires

    One tire got a big bolt in it and they put two plugs in but it won't hold air so I need a new tire. At the same time the existing tires are about 18 years old and are cracked. They are 215/75x15. ...
  11. I remember seeing the phrase "Serious offers...

    I remember seeing the phrase "Serious offers only" in car ads to head off the jokers and tire-kickers.
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    I had a similar situation with JC Taylor, who...

    I had a similar situation with JC Taylor, who upped my premium as well, though not as drastically as yours. I shopped around and decided on Grundy, who may wind up doing the same thing next or...
  13. Weather permitting, I use it daily to go on my...

    Weather permitting, I use it daily to go on my hikes in local parks and preserves and then sometimes to the local library and then put it away, and never use it solely for grocery or other runs. I...
  14. i recently switched insurance companies to Grundy...

    i recently switched insurance companies to Grundy and they expressly state that the car is not to be used for everyday errands. i don't remember if my previous carrier, JC Taylor had that restriction.
  15. Thread: Gas stains

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    Gas stains

    I have a gas stain on the fender below the filler tube. I've tried cleaning it but don't want to use anything which will damage the paint. What's the best way?
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    Drive Shaft: I can feel the rhythmic vibration at highway...

    I can feel the rhythmic vibration at highway speeds in the steering wheel and the seat of my pants and it stops when decelerating.
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    Au contraire, mon ami! While the Pontiac is the...

    Au contraire, mon ami! While the Pontiac is the icon of the so-called "Muscle Car," it is by no means the first. The Studebakers with either the Packard or supercharged 289's met the qualifications...
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    Fuel System: I've been informed by a carb specialist that a...

    I've been informed by a carb specialist that a rebuild @ $315 is called for. Unfortunately, it's not in the budget right now and also it was adjusted, but not rebuit. when the engine was redone. it...
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    Can anyone tell me if there were any Sky Hawks?

    Can anyone tell me if there were any Sky Hawks?
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    I "Ran when Parked" too, when I was younger. Now...

    I "Ran when Parked" too, when I was younger. Now I'm happy just to be able to walk.
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    I actually fixed some things!

    I had a bad but small rust spot on the bottom of a front fender which I tried to disguise with touch-up paint, but you could still se the rust as the paint was broken underneath. I was all set to...
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    Amen, brother! the only space left for anything...

    Amen, brother! the only space left for anything in my car den is the ceiling.
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    Drive Shaft: I have the car in the shop now and it's been...

    I have the car in the shop now and it's been identified as a bad axle bearing. We'll see, I guess..
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    Fuel System: Fuel pump was replaced. I notice stains on the...

    Fuel pump was replaced. I notice stains on the driver's side of the carb and paint is stained or melted away on the manifold. I tightened the screws and wiped it clean to see if those stains...
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    Drive Shaft: (Not good) vibrations

    I can feel the driveshaft vibrations at speed and also there's a kind of hum at exactly 40mph which then disappears. Can these driveshafts be straightened?
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