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    Several thoughts here: 1 - On the home page of...

    Several thoughts here:

    1 - On the home page of the SDC website there is a section called resources that has much saved info from the past.

    2- Bob Johnstone has generously provided a site with a...
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    Thanks Skip, the reason I'm curious is that a...

    Thanks Skip, the reason I'm curious is that a windless made with foamed plastic would be less expensive than one made from cord/"rope" core. If the 62 Chevy was cord, or just a more expensive...
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    Just a question for John and Skip - Is the old,...

    Just a question for John and Skip - Is the old, flexible windless a foam or cord core? I ask because I'm not sure how much foamed plastic existed in the late 40's and early 50's?

    Bob
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    Pretty sure it was Studebaker rubber , Subsidiary...

    Pretty sure it was Studebaker rubber , Subsidiary of William Fennessey Studebaker that his daughter sold to Studebaker parts according to the business card I got from Valerie.
  5. I'm with Gary, Most of the guys I knew drove used...

    I'm with Gary, Most of the guys I knew drove used cars in their late teen years but by the early 20's (I was 22 in 1965) a large number were buying new cars. Most of us had full time jobs by then and...
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    Cool/Heat: Don't forget the local hardware and big box...

    Don't forget the local hardware and big box stores. Ace and Menard's locally carry a ton of brass and iron fittings. Home Depot has some selection but not as good as the other's and usually higher...
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    For the love of Mike, 99% of the vox populi...

    For the love of Mike, 99% of the vox populi couldn't tell the difference with a scorecard and it keeps The Studebaker name alive. There must be more important things in the world than this minor...
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    It's a good thing that Ford is doing but even...

    It's a good thing that Ford is doing but even better is Dan Gilbert's efforts with many different projects that will provide upscale housing and business location back into the city. Thank Quicken...
  9. Cool/Heat: I'd go with the biggest evaporator that will fit....

    I'd go with the biggest evaporator that will fit. You can crack a window if the unit isn't cycling enough.;) Bob
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    Absolutely spot on!!! The dash only compliments...

    Absolutely spot on!!! The dash only compliments one of the best looking 30's sedans available. The faux patina looks pretty good but the good thing about that finish is if you don't like it, spray on...
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    Rear Axle: The Avanti uses a Lark Convertible frame so you...

    The Avanti uses a Lark Convertible frame so you should be able to use the axle. Check width compared to yours both backing plate to backing plate and complete width. Check the axle housing diameter...
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    Rear Axle: Look around for a Dana 44 out of a Lark, Hawk,...

    Look around for a Dana 44 out of a Lark, Hawk, Avanti. It will handle your combination and you should be able to find one in your area. Better minds than mine will know if there is a width difference...
  13. Thanks for the post, I was so intrigued that I...

    Thanks for the post, I was so intrigued that I googled the tractor and found an interesting read from Hemmings....
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    Indeed the lane change and other options can be...

    Indeed the lane change and other options can be disabled and they drive me nuts when I drive my wife's 2018 Corolla XLE but I leave them engaged as they do warn her when she's getting out of the lane...
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    Good deal, glad the new pipe worked out. ...

    Good deal, glad the new pipe worked out.

    Avanti, Bob
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    Bob's Zip Van leaving. 82128 Bob

    Bob's Zip Van leaving.

    82128

    Bob
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    Bob You only need a host if you are posting to...

    Bob

    You only need a host if you are posting to stove huggers. If the photos are on your computer then you can just use them directly from there. Otherwise, send them through my PM and I'll post...
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    JMO, I don't know who your pipe supplier is but...

    JMO, I don't know who your pipe supplier is but they either don't have a good pattern or don't care much about getting the first iteration correct. I'd talk to them but I'd be nervous about getting...
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    I guess if you live in an area and hang around...

    I guess if you live in an area and hang around with a few car guys, things like this don't seem as much of a problem. Off hand, I can name three shops that would have done the repair to the gasket...
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    Chipmunks are the problem here. They love to nest...

    Chipmunks are the problem here. They love to nest and chew the adjacent wiring in vehicles in my polebarn. Rat poison doesn't work as they just move it around without eating it. Tomcat rat traps with...
  21. Paint: I'm a amateur but my neighbor spent a fair amount...

    I'm a amateur but my neighbor spent a fair amount of time showing me the ropes. Take heed of what John C. said about practice in his remarks above. I like 70's for temperature but be sure to get the...
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    Electrical: Kurt's got it correct. That's the way I've wired...

    Kurt's got it correct. That's the way I've wired that era alternators for a long time. They start getting difficult when the 90's GM alternators show up as they have 3-4 wires in the harness as well...
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    This should get you started as I suspect you have...

    This should get you started as I suspect you have no title. Hopefully you have a bill of sale for the body. I suspect that you will end up with a title for an assembled vehicle so it will have a new...
  24. Bay City, Mi - Where I live has been putting on...

    Bay City, Mi - Where I live has been putting on one of the largest fireworks displays east of the Mississippi for over 50 years. They spread it over three nights with the final night consuming the...
  25. Nicely done as always. I've never been in a...

    Nicely done as always. I've never been in a Porsche, how much room does the 914 have inside compared to an Avanti. Bob
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