R1 Avanti Progress

Body has been stripped by soda blasting. I’ll use this fast and tidy method again! Chassis rebuild is nicely underway. Photo Credits – GBZ

Photo Highlights From SE Zone Meet

43nd Annual Southeast Zone MeetMarch 18-19, 2011 Tifton, Georgia 57 Commander Tom’s Business Coupe (with every possible option)50 Champion Studemino 63 Daytona   Supercharged Avanti II   64 Avanti Interior   Jeff Rice and his new Stude – 53 Racecarwaiting […]

R1 Tear Down

R1 restoration underway.  Prior to rebuild.I’m bumping the engine horse with a re-ground cam, hyperutectic pistons, gapless rings, R3 intake valves, ARP rod bolts and main studs, plus I’m porteing the heads for better flow. Adding a modified supercharger set-up for performance […]

R3 Engine Compartment

It’s coming together! How about this factory color cherry red underside?

R3 Color

 Custom mix pearlized Avanti turquoise

Raymond Loewy Avanti

Photo – Courtesy of Loewy Design This Avanti arrived at the shop yesterday, brought down by transport from the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Indiana.  It’s Raymond Loewy’s personal Avanti.  The car is in the care of the Loewy family and has […]

Checking Run-Out On R3 Avanti Engine

Every factory engine and transmission is aligned and dowel pinned at the factory.  The dowel pins were missing from the previous engine work – approximately 20+ years ago.  I checked the  alignment and used oversize pins to hold the center line of […]

Avanti R3 Engine – Dyno Report!!

Initial dyno engine readings = 377 HP  – with the wrong carb. Second dyno output = 394 hp on 93 octane pump gas with moded Edelbrock AVS. 404 hp with 122 octane racing fuel. Reading 7 lbs boost at manifold (after carb). Which […]

R3 Avanti in Paint

Pearly Aqua Girl(pearl enhanced Stude factory color)

Vacation Time and Car Finds!!

While tooling around the panhandle of Florida – enjoying the local scenery, our motorhead/car stuff radar went off.  Look at this ‘in progress’ novelty.  We found it sitting in the open doored garage of a gear-geek.   We were tickled to make a […]

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