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Ron Dame

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About Ron Dame

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  • Birthday February 4

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    Asheville, NC
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    Studebakers, dogs, hiking

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  • My Avanti
    1963 R1092 R2
  1. Cars and Coffee

    Is that Steve Dorschlag's (sp) Coupe Express?
  2. Wiring issue

    I am having a wiring issue on R1092 around the voltage regulator: After some work all around the engine bay, I had a no-start condition: the ammeter pegged negative and the starter did nothing. I checked around, and long story short, I removed the yellow with black tracer (22E on the diagram) , ignition switch to regulator from the regulator and it's all solved except the car does not charge. I find no shorts in the wiring (yet) so is it regulator or alternator? Second, there is another wire to the same terminal on the regulator that does not show on the wiring diagram. It is heavier gauge, either a yellowed white or a pale yellow and looks original. What is it? I left it connected and had no issues.
  3. New worst job

    I've rodded out the block on a Lark and a Hawk. Sucks. I can see how an Avanti is worse. I hope mine are fine, there is evidence that the plugs have been changed at least. I hope PS hoses hold (what makes it worse than any other Studie?)
  4. New worst job

    As I keep plugging away at getting the R2 roadworthy, I found my newest most hated job: Lower radiator hose. Between the trans cooler lines at the lower end and the lack of access from the supercharger and brackets, plus idiotically located hose clamp screws (thanks PO) and sticking old hose, it was a 1 1/2 hour job, and my arms are bruised to hell. I'm tired as hell
  5. Avanti Gray?

    If you do, would you send me a sample card please?
  6. Block colr

    Did Studebaker paint the blocks and heads separately on Avantis? Seems odd, or maybe early on some were assembled as R3's but then production said, no, make it an R2?
  7. Block colr

    Thanks. This is not Glyptol, it is red paint. Lark55, what color are the heads and intake on yours? MFG, mine is a PowerShift. It was a nice car when the son inherited it, but then it sat outside for 15 years and is pretty rough. It should be ready to tag and drive by tomorrow, but is still awfully ugly. Thankfully, the frame and hog troughs survived it's terrible storage.
  8. Block colr

    I think I brought this up before, but RS 1092 is an R2 in R1092. The heads and intake are black, but the block is defintitely red. I thought that was for R3s, not R2s. Though I don't have full service records, I see nothing to suggest a rebuild, and the car only has 62,000 original miles. Under the red, I see no black, and given the dirt, I again don't think this engine has been out, much less rebuilt Could early R2's have red blocks? Or did Studebaker paint the engine after heads were installed?
  9. Avanti Gray?

    Black is tough to prep for and hard to keep clean, plus it would look like Halloween. White is boring. I'm not a big fan of silver, but think it is my best choice.
  10. 1963 Avanti Brakes Rebuild How Much

    Here is the breakdown on my R2: Booster $190. Master cylinder and Turner Brake kit (Got a deal from someone here on a n installed but not used kit and new master $500; Hoses and lines... maybe $125? Rear cylinders $85 each.. The car had brand new rear shoes and hardware, but sat for years. So for $1000, I have all new brakes.
  11. Avanti Gray?

    Thanks everyone, I'm afraid Avanti Gray will clash with the orange interior, what do you all think? I'm leaning to something close: 2016 Mazda Solar Silver
  12. 1976 dash in a '63?

  13. 1976 dash in a '63?

    By how much? This is much cheaper than Just Dashes, but if it looks bad, then I don't want it.
  14. 1976 dash in a '63?

    Thanks, I'm buying it only for the vinyl dash pad.
  15. 1976 dash in a '63?

    Before I get too deep into a purchase, other than gauges and color, is there any difference between a 1976 dash and a 1963 dash?