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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-23-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By trim code 76
Exclamation Last Squarebird Made For Sale

HELLO ALL,
SORRY I HAVE NOT STAYED IN TOUCH. LIFE HAS BEEN RATHER BUSY AND HAS TAKEN A TURN FOR THE UNEXPECTED AS I AM GETTING A DIVORCE FROM MY WIFE. THIS UNFORTUNATE SITUATION HAS CAUSED ME TO...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-03-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By trim code 76
Ken, Checked with Coker and the guy I talked to...

Ken,
Checked with Coker and the guy I talked to and somewhere there was a missunderstanding and you are correct: The tires I ordered are correct from the original molds with no special order needed....
Forum: Our Rides 08-03-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By trim code 76
Thank you everyone for the kind comments. I will...

Thank you everyone for the kind comments. I will have the car at the VTCI show next year at Portland Oregon. I will be having the car specially judged for the authenticity award and the orginality...
Forum: Our Rides 08-03-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By trim code 76
John, That is one beautiful Avanti!!! I have...

John,
That is one beautiful Avanti!!! I have just finished up negotiations with the car museum and have talked them into keeping the first Avanti off the line!! This is where it belngs in a museum...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-26-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By trim code 76
Ken, Interesting, I will have to check my contact...

Ken,
Interesting, I will have to check my contact information from when I placed the order and check on this. (Also make sure I was not mischarged) I am away right now and will post my findings when...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-24-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By trim code 76
These tires were supposed to be from the actual...

These tires were supposed to be from the actual molds of BF Goodrich from that era. The standard order tires are a little different and were reported to me to be from later molds. I do not know how...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-23-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By trim code 76
Alan, This is a rough estimate but was told this...

Alan,
This is a rough estimate but was told this by a few very knowledgable people. My car has the original Firestone spare tire, never on the ground.
Greg
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-22-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By trim code 76
Lucile at her first Concours show!!

Well everyone, just an update: Lucile was invited to the Forest Grove Concours d Legance car show last weekend. It is a very strick high end show with 100 point judging. There was no unrestored...
Forum: Anything Goes! 07-03-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Another last car off the line?!

Sorry this is not a squarebird story so please foregive me. Ray has posted my 1963 Avanti on the members rides section. I have just found THE LAST STUDEBAKER AVANTI OFF THE LINE. DOCUMENTED! It...
Forum: Our Rides 07-03-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Vin number: R2114 (#1114 off the line). They...

Vin number: R2114 (#1114 off the line). They only made about 3,500 in 1963 and 1964 so pretty rare car. This is no joke, I know where the very last Studebaker Avanti is!! It is about 1 hr from my...
Forum: Our Rides 07-03-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By trim code 76
Talking It is a R1. All original down to factory shocks,...

It is a R1. All original down to factory shocks, all glass original, original heater hoses, one original fan belt.only thing replaced in interior is the carpeting. 1 repaint in 1964 ish. Runs...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-02-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Ok, Just made a discovery: At my fuel pump...

Ok,
Just made a discovery: At my fuel pump (factory), there are the two metal tubes coming off the top for vacum. The inside one goes up and around the carb. The outside one is missing! How...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-01-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By trim code 76
Smile Wipers not a working! Lucille is back!

Hello everyone!!!! Please excuse my long absence from the form. I have been WAY TOO BUSY with life and my new car, a 1963 Studebaker Avanti! To get everyone caught up, Lucille was the feature car...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,478
Posted By trim code 76
Lightbulb addition to detent plate replacement

Ray,
I have another addition I would like you to make to the website. With regards to Alexanders directions on replacing the detent plate (by the way, they are very helpful). I replaced my plate...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,307
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Richard, YOU WERE SPOT ONE!!!! I slid the...

Richard,
YOU WERE SPOT ONE!!!! I slid the neutral safety swithc over to one side and I could not crank the car at all, even with the lever pulled up. Then I moved it in the other direction and low...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Hello, Been there, done that, as has most of...

Hello,
Been there, done that, as has most of everyone with a 352!! I twisted 3 off. I was told by NUMERIOUS very eperienced engine builders.....DO NOT USE ANY GASKETS! Just mill both sides and...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-02-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,307
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Thanks Richard! I will try it next week. Good...

Thanks Richard! I will try it next week. Good luck with Christine, Hope you get all the info!!!
Greg
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,484
Posted By trim code 76
Talking This is very interesting. I thought with todays...

This is very interesting. I thought with todays privacy laws, you could not find out the previous owners names. I am very interested in how you find out where the car was sold from. ...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-31-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,307
Posted By trim code 76
Question Detent plate question

Ok, I put the new detent plate in according to the direction on the website (very helpful!!). I put everything back together and ran the gear selector through the gears and it went smoothly into...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Thanks guys, I will check out the post from the...

Thanks guys, I will check out the post from the old master! I thought I would draw some interest from that post!
Greg
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By trim code 76
Question Loose nut please!

I need ideas on how to remove that thin retaining nut that is behind the horn button. I want to replace the detent plate but I can not get anything around this nut!! Not starting off well!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 07-29-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By trim code 76
Talking Latest on Lucile

Sorry I have been away for a while, for the last two months my life has been insain. Lucile is running perfectly! I just made a trip to Spokane for the NW regional Thunderbird show. On the way...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By trim code 76
Congrats Richard, did not know you were a fellow...

Congrats Richard, did not know you were a fellow "brother" in the service (see previous post). Mike, I hate to say this but if you are not a firefighter, you should remove the sticker. The previous...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-24-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By trim code 76
gaffney 1951, Looks good, also nice union...

gaffney 1951, Looks good, also nice union sticker! I belong to IAFF local 2781. Been a professional firefighter for 27 years (Lt on a truck). Be safe my brother!
Greg
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-12-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By trim code 76
Angry Now do I feel STUPID!!!!!!!!!!! I went in to my...

Now do I feel STUPID!!!!!!!!!!! I went in to my local hardware store and tried to combine trips and get some stuff for the house and the tail light bulbs for the bird. I found a package, bought...
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