In This Case – The Wicked Did Get Rest….sort of!

Yes!! Insert arm pump here….we finally did get some down time. Our first real vacation in four years. Headed up to the north country to spend time with dah fam for much needed catching up.  Oh boy did we enjoy […]

On The Fly Avanti Repairs

This ’67 Avanti II owned by Peter Crisitello made a pit stop at our shop today on the way home from the Colorado SDI Meet. The brake booster had stopped working with braking power greatly diminished.  I replaced the defunct […]

1962 GT Hawk In the Shop

We brought another car into the shop this week, a GT Hawk (arrived with an extra Hawk parts car).   Photo Credits – GBZ I’ve already upgraded the front end steering. Now removing all SS trim pieces, grills and bumpers […]

Avanti R4 Engine Installed In The Frame

Big Engine!Dropped the 304.5 and the tranny into the Avanti Frame this week.How do you like this red engine?  This is the original color for the R4 engine. Photo Credits – GBZ  When I checked the bell housing alignment, it […]

1960 Lark Regal – Safety Upgrades, Brakes and Carb Work

Photo Credit – GBZ  Car engine in this cute little convertible was overheating. Remedied this by flushing block, replacing core plugs, installing new head gasket and new thermostat. Installed new fuel gauge sending unit and return line to tank. Rebuilt […]

Avanti R4 Clone Transmission Rebuild

Transmission rebuild is done – ready to handle the dual carburetor engine power! Upgraded the trans bands with kevlar linings, put in new bronze clutches, raisedthe stall speed on the torque converter and replaced the thrust washers. Photo Credits – […]

South Bend IN Studebaker Swap Meet

Gathered all my parts swag – heading out to the Studebaker swap meet in South Bend IN.  Stop by and see me – indoors at the St. Joseph county 4H Fairground. Two tables of Stude stuff for sale! 

Avanti R4 – Restoration

Resto moving along on the Avanti R4 clone.  Photo Credit – GBZ

More Work on the Avanti R4

R4 axle and transmission rebuild.  Photo Credit – GBZ  

1964 Studebaker Wagonaire – Daytona

 Photo Credits – GBZ Ed Meyers just purchased this Stude Wagon and brought it into the shop for some upgrades and repairs.  With the AC upgrade, I replaced hoses and modified the mounting bracket for the new compressor. I rewired the […]

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