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(Serving the community since 1996 )

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sources, began in 1992. It is frequently updated and the source
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1949 - 1964 Pickup Body interchange
Skip Lackie - Nov 2014


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Index

INDEX

[ Avanti Art ]
Avanti Art   (Rick Moon)
http://richard-moon.co.uk
(Jan 2007)
       
R. Herron
       
Michael Doyle

The Drawing Room Gallery


Larger Image
  (31102017)

[ Avanti + Avanti II & later ] (Nov 2017)


        Index


Avanti II Misc

        Index

[ Electronics]
RADIOS


Radio Schematics

AC-3351, 3352, 3353, 3354, 3377

(28102017)

AVANTI II

INDEX

[ Startix ]

[ Brake Section ] (Jan 2007)

............................. ............................. Good Comment on Drum Brakes
March 2015


Convert your Champ Truck
to Chevy brake drums

Jerry Kaiser- SDC


UPDATE - Bob Ziff - Oct 2010




Rear Drum Brake
Rebuild (C/K)

          Note: These drums are on a Disk Brake Car


1935 - 1953 Brakes

Motors Manual - 1953

        Index



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Suspended Brake pedals
.............................

Retrofitting a 64 Lark Suspended Brake Pedal
A few perspectives ( SDC Forum Nov 2010)

  • GT HAWK, suspended brake pedalJan 2007

  • ............................. .............................

  • Replacement Avanti Rear Drums

    AOAI #87 (1994)
  • 10 inch Brake Drum Replacement
  • Brake Drum Replacement info cars & trucks
  • Carbon Fibre Brake pads/shoes
  • Disk Brake rotors..DLeVesque


  • Stude Disk Brake Rebuild
    (Apr 07)

            Index

  • Adjusting your Calipers HOW-TO
  • SILICONE Fluid Notes
  • DOT5 Brake Light Switch (apr 2009)
  • Dunlop(Hye-dra-cil)Brake Cylinders Aug 01
  • Brake fluid Information Page (no longer online)
  • Dunlop Brake Cylinders sleeve service..Aug 01
  • Hard pedal (disk brakes)
  • Bleeding

  • Brake Booster Section
    ............................. ............................. Bendix Hydrovac
    (Everything's a good read here!)


    Actuator Rods

            Index


    ............................. .............................
  • Avanti/ Lark Mechanical Brake Light Switch(3) (Oct 07)


    Manual Brake Light Switch
    ..Hawk/underfloor ( Paul Villforth)

    SL128 on a GT Hawk Apr 07


    Manual Brake Light Switch
    for swinging pedal Larks
    Sdc Forum Nov 2009

            Index


  • Master Cylinders

    WHICH circuit to what Port


    66 Commander Drum Brakes
    Single MC Lark/Avanti to dual MC
    SDC Forum - Aug 2011

    ....... ....... .......
  • Dual Master Cylinder on Stude Avanti (Chester Bealle) (Feb 2006)
  • Dual Master Cylinder on Stude Avanti (Stan Gundry) (Feb 2006)
  • Avanti Booster/MC Replacement(Camaro type)..Feb 02
  • (Note: Don't forget, the Stude Avanti thru the RQA series AND RQB's thru 1600 (mc#2) originally had a 4-BOLT MC and the later Avanti RQB's all have a 2 BOLT )


    Replacement Avanti II Masters
  • MC Replacement..Avanti / Avanti II
    (hood contact/part# )

  • [ CLEANING ]
    (Jan 2007)

    [ COOLING ] (Jan 2007)

          


    GT Hawk Aluminum Radiator

    Turning Wheels - June 2015         (15112017)


    C/K Replacement Radiator

    Stuuder - SDC Forum - Dec 2014

            Index



    GM Fan & Jaguar clutch

    SDC forum - June 2013

    Replacement Fan & more
    69 Olds - Nov 2012


    Overheating Stude Avanti
    SDC Forum - Aug 2011

    Overheating RQB Avanti?
    Check this out - AOAI Chat - Jan 2011

    The 1963 Avanti

    Console Cooling Kit

    AOAI #5 PP02


    Corvette fan Clutch

    Joe Hall - SDC Forum Aug 2011

    Good Retro - Fan
    SDC Forum - July 2010

    Corvette Fan Clutch install


    Make your fan shroud a two piece

    May 2009

            Index



    Nissan Thermo Fan

    (1.6Mb PDF)
    Allan Tyler, Victoria, AU (Apr 2009)
    (Word 2000 file)
    See all Allan's contributions here
    (popup window)


    Fan Clutch replacement

    ( Aug 2009)




    Fan Clutch operation

    (Hayden site - Aug 2009)


  • Replacement thermostatic fan clutch (Aug 2009)
  • Avanti Auxilliary Cooling Methods


  • Oldsmobile Fan clutch

    SDC Forum - April 2012
    ....... ....... .......

            Index



  • Avanti Airdam Install
    HOW-TO

  • Here's another

    Avanti Airdam Install
    HOW-TO
    SDC Forum June 1020

  • Avanti Water Pump Info(SDC Forum)
  • Surge Tank removal
  • Surge Tank removal(2)
  • Heater core interchange / replacement
  • Thermostatic Fan Clutch
  • Radiator caps
  • Water Jacket cleaning
  • Freeze Plugs

  • Hoses
    84 Avanti Lower radiator hose
    AOAI Forum - Oct 2014

    57 Commander Lower Hose
    replacement
    SDC Forum - Oct 2014

    Dayco Hose Reducer

    Hawk Lower hose
    SDC forum - March 2014


    Radiators

    C/K Replacement Radiator

    Stuuder - SDC Forum - Dec 2014

            Index



    259 Champ Replacement Radiator

    Merlin Klotz - SDC Forum Dec 2011

  • Aluminum Radiator
    Avanti
  • Aluminum Radiator for 53/54 C/K
  • Cleaning a radiator
  • Recore solutions
  • Repair a radiator
  • C/K radiator hose replacement
  • 53-54 C/K GM Radiator (Feb 2008)
  • 53 C/K radiator dimensions
  • 54 Coupe Radiator swap (Nov 2009
  • Service Bulletins regarding anti-freeze
    05-2
    97-2
    88-1R3
    (Filtercouncil.org) (Mar 2008)


  • Replace your FREEZE PLUGS HOW-TO



    Water Pump clearance issue

    (Apr 2007)

    Std vs Avanti Water Pump



    Make a spacer to install
    a GM Viscous Drive fan

    Ingvar Vik, Turning Wheels, January 1984



    Make a spacer to install
    a Flex fan

    Ingvar Vik, Turning Wheels, January 1984

    INDEX

  • [ CLIMATIZER ] (Jan 2007)

    [ GAUGES ] (Jan 2007)

    [ Harmonic Dampers ]

    [ HOG TROUGHS ] (Jan 2007)


    [ OHV 6 ] (Jan 2007)

    ............ ............ ............


    Bill Cathcart's site
    (Bill retired in 2010)

    Article from Hemmings Motor News
    January 2005


    Cathcart Mods

    Turning Wheels, May 1999


    Cathcart Ad from Turning Wheels

            Index



    OHV6 Headers

    SDC Forum Dec 2008

    INDEX


    [ ENGINE OIL (Feb 2007)]

    INDEX

    [ Oil Seals ] (Mar 2008)

    INDEX

    [ OilGalleryPlugs ] ()
    Vacuum Advance

    INDEX

    INDEX

    [ Oil Line ] (Nov 2017)
    ............................. .............................
    Partial Flow Install
    - Gary Ash - April 2012

    INDEX

    [ Penetrating Oil ]

    INDEX


    [ SAE Papers]

    INDEX

    [ Speedi Sleeves]

    INDEX


    [ Power Steering ]

    ....... ....... .......
    Avanti Power Steering Ram rebuild
    - How-to
    From SDC Forum



    Avanti Power Steering Control Valve rebuild
    - How-to
    From SDC Forum (#7602)



    Lark/Avanti Power Steering Control Valves

    May 2011 SDC Forum



    Avanti Power Steering Pump shaft leak
    - SDC Forum - Aug 2011

            Index

     


    Stude power Steering valve Rebuild

    (Bendix site)




    Montero Steering

    in a GT Ha wk



    Power Steering (C-Cab)
    (1)



    Power Steering (C-Cab)
    (2)

  • NAPA complete PS valve kit (Oct 2007)
  • PS Control valve (Aug 2008)


  • Avanti Ross topseal repair

    (SDC Forum - June 2013)

            Index

  • Avanti Ross box
    top cover seal Pic

    (not in manual) Avanti Ross Box Seal Replacement
    Adam De Rosa (Apr 2011)

  • Avanti Rag Joint repair

    (SDC Forum - June 2013)
  • Avanti Rag Joint (May 2008)
  • Power Steering Pump Replacement
  • Steering loosenessTroubleshoot
  • Power Steering Valve Reseal HOW-TO
  • Power Steering Ram Reseal HOW-TO
  • Steering pin bushings
  • Steering Pin Modification HOW-TO


  • Steering Center Pin Rebuild

    Ray Ficthorn (2007)
    Hose setup
    Saginaw Units Technical drawings

    Mechanical Power Steering

  • Install a Grant steering wheel

  • Grant steering wheel adapters(Summit)
    AVANTI
    Avanti Power Steering Hose routing


    [ Rack and Pinion data ] (Jan 2007)

    Avanti R&P ( Neon rack)
    - SDC Forum - Sept 2014

    Full page of applications

    Available steering racks

    Info regarding the Phantom
    Auto rack & pinion Kit
    (Jan 06)

    1953 Coupe (Texas)
    1956 Hawk
    1958 Golden Hawk
    1970 Avanti

    INDEX

    [ Rockerarms ](Feb 2007)

    [ Service Bulletins ]

    [ Steering, Standard ] (Dec 2017)
    ............................. .............................
    Ross TL to Saginaw in a C/K

    (Turning Wheels, Oct 1998)


    Ross Manual Steering

    INDEX


    [ Windows ( many topics) ]
    (Dec 2017)

    Power Windows

    After Market
    SDC Forum (02112017)


    Repair your Regulator
    Ref . 1
    Ref . 2
    (BBez - 28112017)



    Installing a GT Hawk Rear Window

    D. & E. King, Charleston, WV - Jan 2017

    '57 K Quarter Window channel

    DSDC Forum - (12012017)

            Index



    Avanti Manual Winders

    SDC Forum (02012017)
    Install and Adjust

    53-58 C/K Quarter Windows

    Adjusting GT Hawk Rear Windows
    SDC Forum - January 2016


    Replacing an Avanti PW motor ( April 2016)
    Avanti Power Window adjust
    Brad Bez - April 2015

    Hawk Power Windows

    SDC Forum - Jan 2014

    Hawk Power Windows

    Allan Tyler - Oct 2013
    (PDF File - takes a minute to load)

            Index



    1985 Avanti Power Window Motor fix

    James Espey - Oct 2013


    Window Rollers (53-64 K)

    SDC Forum - Oct 2012

    GT Hawk Rattles
    Front window adjust - (10122017)

    ....... ....... .......
    Installing a 63 Lark Windshield

    Dick Steinkemp - Apr 2012

     


  • Avanti Power window alignment

    Bill Cortesi - SDC Forum - May 2013

            Index



  • Avanti Power Window Repair

    Bill Henderson - March 2013
    (PDF File - takes a minute to load)

  • 1955 Power Windows
    (Service Data)(Feb 2007)


  • 195758pwmotornew.jpg
    1957-58 Power Window

  • Window Regulators (Jan 2007)
  • Cat Whiskers/window channel
  • Avanti Power Window Motor Repair HOW-TO (Avanti) (Jan 2007)

  • Window Motor Repair
    June 2008
    (Avanti)

            Index



    Avanti Power Window Assist Spring Repair
    Mar 2011
    (Avanti)

    Power Window Conversion

    Bob Streu, Bay City, Mi.
    SDC Forum May 2009

    Power windows from old regulators
    - (Aug 2009)
    Avanti
    1964

  • J-1964-9

    Transistor Ignition

  • J-1963-10 Avanti Power Window
    Circuit .. Feb 63
    Replacement motors
    (Avanti)
    Power Window Schematic SDC Forum - May 2010
  • Power window Regulator Repair (PDF) (Avanti)
  • Power window Regulator Repair Discussion (text) (Avanti)
  • Power Window Motor FAQ....Updated Jan 2002 (Avanti) /li>

            Index


  • ............................. .............................

    1951 Pass. Car Shop Manual - P34

    Rear Window Install (1)

    1951 Pass. Car Shop Manual - P35

    Rear Window Install (2)
    Photos, courtesy of Brad Johnson - SDC Forum)

  • Vent Window Gasket Apr 07
  • Avanti Windshield/Backlight Notes
  • Windshield Installation

  • Windshield Install diagram

  • Rear Window Notes

  • [ Vibration ] (Jan 2007)

    INDEX

    [ Emissions ] (Jan 2007)

    INDEX

    [ Power Sunroof/Moonroof ] (Dec 2017)
    Avanti II

    1968 ASC Sunroof ( Mercury Cougar)

    Adam De Rosa - Nov 2013
    Very Similar to Avanti II's to 1980

    1979 Avanti Sunroof Repair)(ASC)

    Ref .     (from 2014)


    1987 Skytop Repair

    Billy - AOAI Forum - 2004

    ............................. ............................. Sunroof/moonroof chat
    Nov 2013)

    Basic Skytop MoonRoof FAQ

    Older sunroof page Chuck Lampman's Moonroof Repair
    81-85 Avanti

    Skytop Parts Manual (PDF)

    1981 automatic Operation Manual(PDF)

    1981 Manual Operation / Maintenance Manual(PDF)

    Maintenance Site(Sep 01)

    If you need a part other than glass for a Skytop sunroof
    contact Tim at Auto Air Inc. at (314)-534-8080 for parts assistance.

    INDEX


    [ Dana Cruise Control ] (Jan 2007)

    INDEX

    [ Drive shafts ]


    [ Wipers ] (reorg - Dec 2017)
    ............................. .............................
  • Avanti (63-70) Wiper Motor chart

  • Wiper Motor Replacement (Subaru)

    SDCC Forum - Nov 2012

  • Wiper Blades 53-64 Hawk
    (25102015)

  • Wiper Blades (Oct 2010)
  • Chrysler Wiper Switch Wiring HOW-TO (PDF)
  • WS Wiper switch / arm part #'s
  • Wiper Foot Switch
  • 63 Lark wiper circuit(Jan 2008)
    Paul Simpson (Dillocrafter) - SDC Forum
  • Wiper Motors

    • AOAI Wiper Motor Service Bulletin
    • Page 1(PDF 400Kb)

    • Page 2(PDF 400Kb)

    Prestolite PM-4001 Wiper
    Motor Schematic

    Tom Noller/Nate Nagel (Feb 2008)
    (NOTE: Not for Avanti Motors)

    49 Champion Wiper Cable Replacement

    Doug Bowen - TW 1996 AVANTI
  • Avanti Trico Catalog(1970-1990)
  • Avanti Trico Wiper blades (Aug 2007)
  • INDEX


    [ Air Conditioning ] (Re-org - Dec 2017)

    Using a Vintage Air Kit
    on a Factory A/C installation
    A SOLUTION to the NLA Factory Crank Pulley (10012017)
    Est 1958-1964

    1958 Packard A/C Brackets

    (08032017)

    Idler Pulley
    For York Style Compressor
    (28072015)

    1962 - 64


    Servicing your Factory Air

    (15072015)

    1962

    Air Conditioning Circuit

    TW - Oct 1998

    1955

            Index


  • 1955 Service Data Page
    (Feb 2007)
  • Early Air Conditioners
  • BIG Page of early A/C photos/notes
  • History of Auto Air Conditioning
  • Rebuild a Stude Compressor(nov 07)
  • Retro fit your A/C ( Feb 09)
  • York Compressor replacement Jim Geary, TW March 1992

    Lehigh A/C
    Info

    You can repair your own A/C
    (Aug 10)
    Scott Isensee - AOAI Forum

    Recharge your Stude A/C
    ( Feb 09)

  • Recharge your Stude A/C #2 ( Feb 09)
  • ....... ....... .......

    1958


    1958 Golden Hawk


  • A/C in an Avanti R2
    HOW-TO ( Update Dec 2014)

  • AC in another Avanti R2

    Service Letters/Bulletins 1964

  • R-1964-4 Avanti A/C - Idle Kit ..June 2001

  • J-1964-9

    Transistor Ignition

            Index

    [ Service Letters ]


  • Avanti II A/C electrical circuit
  • Avanti II Electrical Circuits
  • Sanden Compressor Specs
    General
  • R-134A Notes...July 2001
  • Good A/C website ..June 2001
  • Freeze - 12
  • Air Conditioning Troubleshooting discussion


  • Vintage Air in a
    64 GT Hawk

    by Dan White - Sept 2008



    Retro A/C install
    - 1962 GT Hawk
    Allan Tyler - Victoria, AU - Nov 2009
    See all Allan's contributions here
    (popup window)


    Alternator and A/C in a C/K

    Wdills - SDC Forum - Sep 2011

    INDEX


    [ Carburetor Info ]


    [ Alternate Fuel ]

    ............................. .............................

  • Float adjustment
    With Ethanol fuels

    Ray-lin - Nov 2009

  • Early truck on Alky
  • INDEX


    [ AXLES ] (Nov 2017)

    INDEX


    [ ELECTRICAL ] ((Reorg - Dec 2017)
    [ TACHOMETER ]
    (Reorg - Dec 2017)
    .......

  • 63-64 Tach Wiring Article
    Turning Wheels, July 1992, pp40

    Note: If you're going to install a Pertronix HI-V COIL on a Hawk with a factory Tach, see below



  • 63-64 Tach Wiring WITH
    a Pertronix Hi Voltage Coil
    July 2008

  • Addendum to above

  • Tachometer senders (55-64) (Feb 2009)

  • Rebuild your own early sender

    Ray-Lin Restorations

            Index


    Get a rebuilt 55/56 sender

  • (2.3Mb JPG) D.I.Y kit
  • Bouncing Tach needle
  • Quick Tachometer




    Early Sun Tachometers

    From Hotrodders Web

    INDEX


  • [ ELECTRICAL ]

    INDEX


    [ Six Volt stuff ]

    .......


    [ Remedies ]

    Note MC2 - updated info in Aug 2011 indicates that RQB's thru serial number 1600 were delivered with 4 bolt Master Cylinders. The cutoff was not as thought, with the end of the RQA models / rj - aug 2011