How do I get this engine to fit into the passenger seat? Just checking to see if you’re awake…… Engine cleaned up/painted with addition of new oil pan gaskets and rear main seal. Re-chromed valve covers and polished stainless ignition […]
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So it begins….wiring the R4. This is all new wiring via a Haywire kit with modifications. Due to the many customized changes on this car, it made sense to start with fresh wiring, rather than using the old harness, which […]
You can always find at least one car hanging two in the air in our shop. I’m rebuilding the steering gear box for the white Avanti and doing some AC repair on it. …and getting back on the […]
Drilling down on the final details. Boy do I sleep well (as in fall on the bed in a five second crash) after a day of running the buffer. Buffing is worth the extra effort, but it’s a kill-eh to […]
Rebuilt this Stromberg for a 64 GT Hawk. I re-bushed the throttle shaft, planed the bottom plate flat (the aluminum was warped), completely dis-assembled the carb. Removed all jets and idle bleeds, cleaned them. The fuel inlet valve was […]
Steady progress is being made on the GT. Hanging and fit adjusting the body parts – replacing the original factory markings – attaching those good-looking Hawk emblems. The gold hawk flies well on this paint color. Notice the glow of […]
What did Santa leave under your Studebaker Christmas Tree? This is our gift to the Bez car shop…a big old bad boy compressor. One of the old guys with solid metal works – no plastic crap!! Nothing worse than being […]
….and now for the rest of the story. I was doing the final sand down, prepping this Hawk for primer, rehanging the earlier primer sprayed doors. This is where the easy sailing down to the paint finish line derailed. No […]
Snow Day Test Drive Another Stude that’s been kept in the family. Richard inherited this Avanti which belonged to his Dad and brought it to me to fix the usual oil leak problems. We discovered the engine needed more than […]
Repair, cleaning, painting and polishing is just about finished! One of the aluminum spinner fins was damaged – had broken off the spinner body and was in need of repair. The fin was attached, in-filled, built up with aluminum weld […]
Brad has the necessary knowledge to do every part of a frame-off restoration. He is meticulous! He was easy to work with through the process of restoring my R1 Avanti (rebuilt out to a supercharged R2) and my R3. He also did a great job of freshening up my R2 Avanti.