Stromberg Carburetor Rebuild

  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 […]
GT Hawk – Paint and Body Parts

GT Hawk – Paint and Body Parts

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 […]
Paint! Fresh Hawk Paint!

Paint! Fresh Hawk Paint!

It’s always a good day when you arrive at this point of the restoration process – paint day. When the flow is with you and the gun is shooting straight – it’s satisfying! I laid this paint down over the […]

A Very Merry C-mas to You!!

 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 […]

GT Hawk Progress

….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 […]

Richard Clark Avanti Engine Rebuild…and More

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 […]

Halibrands Refurbishment Update

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 […]

R4 Avanti in Starfire White

Show quality body work done and paint is on the car. It’s a lengthy process to produce perfectly smooth bodywork. The base repair work of the body has to be smooth with zero ripples and body line accurate. Then it’s […]
Car Stuff

Car Stuff

Two more carburetors rebuilt this week – ready for the client. An Avanti R2 carb and a 289 non-R series carb. These are the heart of your car – make sure they’re clean, set up with the correct parts and […]

Starfire Pearl White Paint

…..and we have sparkle, shimmer and glow! Whoa…..was was that? The Moon riding low with a full on glow? Yeah, right here on this Studebaker Avanti! This paint color is OK!! From one light direction it shimmers silver, from head […]

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