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  1. Agree with 64Larklover....you never get over that...

    Agree with 64Larklover....you never get over that first love. I still have a warm fuzzy for a 1948 Nash Ambassador that I tried to buy when I was a kid, but the old man wouldn't sell & it finally...
  2. That first photo is such a powerful...

    That first photo is such a powerful image.....those crumpled parts can remember when it was 1963 and somewhere in America people were watching a strong ego'd confident person tooling around town in...
  3. It's a shame the tire shop didn't have the moxy...

    It's a shame the tire shop didn't have the moxy to look it up either....Studebaker wasn't the only brand that used left hand threads. I would point that out to them when you go back. Might save the...
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    Sad state of repair shops these days

    A couple weeks ago we were out in the Avanti II & when putting it back in the garage I could hear an exhaust leak. Next day I confirmed that the "donut" at the manifold on the drivers side had blown...
  5. Thread: Ranco valves

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    Cool/Heat: If the rubber seal on the inside is shot, it will...

    If the rubber seal on the inside is shot, it will let the water continue to flow past it.
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    I wish these were more available....along with...

    I wish these were more available....along with aluminum water manifolds.....I'd love to get some weight off the front springs.
    MikeSal
  7. Thread: D-Day

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    One of my hobbies is ww2 reenacting. This has...

    One of my hobbies is ww2 reenacting. This has allowed me to meet and talk with dozens & dozens of vets, both american and german and hear their stories. Some stories will curl your toes. I've had...
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    Engine: I spent most of my career as a water pump...

    I spent most of my career as a water pump engineer & know the different styles. My company never made "short leg" aluminum pumps so i didn't have any experience with them. I think I'll order one to...
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    Engine: Aluminum water pumps for chevybakers

    The bearing in the water pump of my Avanti II is going bad. Anyone have experience with those aluminum water pumps? I'm swapping on an aluminum intake manifold & maybe an aluminum pump to get some...
  10. Electrical: Look a little further forward on the drivers side...

    Look a little further forward on the drivers side just below the inner fender skirt. The switch is screwed into a brass block which is bolted to the frame rail. There should be 2 wires heading down...
  11. One of my hobbies is ww2 reenacting. I have had...

    One of my hobbies is ww2 reenacting. I have had the pleasure to interact with many vets over the years and can tell you the guys who served in the pacific still have a deep hatred for the japenese. ...
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    I think the climatizer was a "delete option"...

    I think the climatizer was a "delete option" meaning you were charged for it unless you specifically ordered the car without one (and the production order would have reflected that). Since this car...
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    A few years ago we were on a conference call with...

    A few years ago we were on a conference call with our engineering group in regard to a problem with an internally threaded hole on a part. The data the young, fresh out of college with a masters...
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    I agree with Bob....a cheap coat of primer just...

    I agree with Bob....a cheap coat of primer just adds work & expense to the next owner. A "good" prep & primer would be a different story. I sometimes disagree with Bob's opinions, but I think he is...
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    Your just 19. Even if he wants to hire you just...

    Your just 19. Even if he wants to hire you just as a odd job assistant, you may have some fun & new experiences that you won't be able recreate when you get older. If he offers a fair wage that...
  16. Your car was built the first week of February,...

    Your car was built the first week of February, 1966. Go to the home page & look at the 1966 registry (under "resources" & registries) to see where your's falls into the list.

    Send me your info &...
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    A few years ago at the Springfield, Mo national,...

    A few years ago at the Springfield, Mo national, there was a guy there who offered a service of "fake chrome" which was much lower cost than trying to save our pitted center sections (for those of us...
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    who has that much free space on a wall??? Mine...

    who has that much free space on a wall??? Mine is covered in shelving, stuff full of "treasures".
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    BTW, those chrome strips on the door panels are...

    BTW, those chrome strips on the door panels are heat bonded to the panel covering. The chrome coating eventually comes loose. I bought some NOS panels for my 66 sedan & one of them has the chrome...
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    2R5, what kind of 66 stuff have you got? Mike...

    2R5, what kind of 66 stuff have you got?
    Mike Sal
    66 Commander
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    If this were an automatic I would have already...

    If this were an automatic I would have already gone & looked at it (Sonya won't drive a stick).
    Mike Sal
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    I made my first ever internet sale on the FB...

    I made my first ever internet sale on the FB market place last week....a 1926 McCormick deering motor, then a small portable generator.....
    Mike Sal
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    Did Studebaker use up all the bodies on hand in...

    Did Studebaker use up all the bodies on hand in South Bend before closing the line down?
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    Avanti II bodies

    I assume when Studebaker shut the Avanti down, there were X amount of bodies left over and X amount in various stages of construction. Does anyone know when Avanti Motors ran out of bodies...
  25. I always loved the metro, but never got serious...

    I always loved the metro, but never got serious about getting one. There just were not many orphan brand cars around here. I'm about to pull the trigger on a Crosley though....
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