R4 – The Paint is Going On!

Down to the last prime, block and final sanding…..the R4 is going into the paint booth this weekend. It’s smooth as glass, evenly peaked on the rising body lines and rounded where it’s curves sweep away. There’s nothing like the curves […]

Love This Old Stuff

Busy summer days! Another carburetor rebuilt and ready to ship back to the owner. On the way back from attending the SDC Dover Delaware meet, Lew Shucart picked up a nice looking Avanti body, which he’s brought to the shop yard. […]

Bez Resto in Atomic Ranch Magazine

Fun to report that an Avanti restored by us, is the featured ad image placed by AOAI in this month’s Atomic Ranch Magazine.  Great idea and ad placement to rev up interest in this automotive icon of the 1960s. Avanti style […]

Raymond Loewy Carburetor from France

    Can you guess what this is? It’s the original carburetor tag from the first Avanti (R2) that Raymond Loewy owned. Lew Shucart, recently in France visiting and touring with Daniel Chouin (present owner/caretaker of Loewy’s 63 Avanti) brought this […]

Studebaker Drivers Club Gateway Chapter May Meeting

The MO/IL Gateway Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club held their May 2014 meeting at our shop. Brad demonstrated a how to for a braking upgrade from the original Stude brakes to a new Turner Brakes set-up.  Good weather day […]

A Few Extras

I’ve been working on a Spirit of Esctasy radiator cap that goes on a 1934 Rolls Royce. After a lengthy search to find the mascot (sans cap), then another search to find the correct radiator cap, which was sourced from […]

Today in the Shop

Cleaned and now rebuilding a powerhouse dual carb set-up for a client. These may go up for sale – I’ll keep you posted.
R4 Avanti Tribute Closer To Rocking and Rolling

R4 Avanti Tribute Closer To Rocking and Rolling

The pulleys and belts installed – Yeah!!! All parts and pieces placed and this engine is several steps closer to cranking. Custom milled face plates, brackets, lightweight pulleys and the belts all strung.  This includes a Novi blower, power steering […]

Repairs on 63 Avanti

Worked over John Graham’s 63 Avanti. Rebuilt the carb – secondaries were stuck – not opening (at all) – floats now adjusted properly – put in the correct metering rods, jets and calibrated springs for engine size. Straightened the bent fan […]

R4 Engine Progress

I know how you love pictures of sexy…….so here’s some more of that R4 tribute engine!            

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