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  1. I would take a wire brush to that stamping surface and get the paint and rust off. Maybe it's just my eyes but I think I can see a hint of a "zero" number. I believe you'll find the serial number under all that paint and rust.
  2. https://delta.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/104B9A7C-1824-4FE5-8465-954437410052 Here is a similar unit in blue.
  3. I had a Volvo P1800 that did the very same thing. A Volvo mechanic told me to remove the gas tank and thoroughly clean it, and especially clean the pickup inside the tank, I thought, "Nah, it couldn't be anything that simple". But after several more weeks of frustration I pulled the tank and cleaned it out and cleaned the pickup filter. Started and ran fine after that for the rest of the time I owned it, several years. There was a bunch of grit and rust in the tank that, after a few minutes of driving would collect around the pickup filter and cut off the fuel supply. Not sure if the Studebake
  4. Great car, and looking better every day! Great job!
  5. I had a friend who did body work and in a situation like this he would cut out the bad metal using straight even lines, but leaving any good metal. He would then either fabricate new pieces using the old as patterns, or better yet, find a salvage yard and cut the needed pieces out. After trimming and matching up the new pieces he would braze them in, grind the areas smooth, and use a little filler. Trying to weld that metal is just going to destroy it and cause endless frustration.
  6. Still sounds like the carb is too rich and gas in the oil points to that too. Read the shop manual on the proper way to adjust the mixture at the carb, or find an old timer mechanic who remembers what a carburetor is and how to adjust one. Good luck with that!
  7. Looks like it's running rich from that black soot on the plugs. An oil change is always appreciated by the car! What kind of oil are you using? What brand and weight? You say the engine has been rebuilt - what was done on the rebuild?
  8. So it's been a little over a year since I checked in. I still have the Avanti, and have even moved it closer to where I now live. So it's 5 minutes away instead of 20 or 30. I have been driving it periodically - not as much as I used to but life and work keep me too occupied the last year or so. I had the old rocket ship out a couple of weeks ago and I hadn't been out but 5 minutes when I gunned it coming off a green light. She came on up the road like the champ she is, I had my right hand resting on the passenger seat when I felt like it was raining inside the car. A quick look showed at the
  9. Good to hear all is well with you Greg and the Fesers too. Surprise, surprise - look at the black beauty coming back to life. Great to see it - it looks beautiful!
  10. I love the old Caddies. Is that one missing the windshield?
  11. Wow, I'm surprised it wasn't making all kinds of screeching noises. Looks like that crankshaft journal has actually been worn down compared to the area next to it. Harsh.
  12. This thread just keeps getting better and better! Keep up the great work!
  13. I just logged on this minute to say if you are having a power source problem start with the power source, the battery. Get a new one, even new ones or almost new ones can be defective and have plates shorting out. Glad to hear you it sounds like you are on the way to solving this and aliens haven't taken over your Studebaker!
  14. Is this car positive or negative ground? Polarity reversed? https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/6-volt-positive-negative-ground.99255/
  15. I had a 4 cylinder Volvo that I replaced a head gasket on and started driving it around. I noticed some water vapor coming out of the exhaust a few days after the head gasket replacement and I thought, "Gee, I forgot to re-torque the head bolts". I drove it home and torqued the head bolts and no more steam in the exhaust.
  16. Nice job, you sure work fast. Now, about those door panels.....
  17. Cool car and cool video. 8 cylinders always sounds good. Enjoy it!
  18. Thanks, I was scratching my head about that steering wheel. Great work you do!
  19. I have to ask, what's up with that steering wheel? Is that a stock option?
  20. Very cool! That car will get lots of attention for sure. 👍
  21. Monster truck. Street legal apparently. Yikes.
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