Turbo System Safety Checks

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The safety components of the factory designed turbo system have some interactive groups of safety “checks”. They are as follows: 1. The exhaust gas by-pass valve works independent of all other safety systems. It is

Engine Front Drive Pulleys

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The standard drive pulley has one groove. It drives the water pump/fan and alternator or generator. A two groove pulley is used for power steering where the second groove drives the power steering pump. For

1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices

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Attached to this article is PDF file containing an extensive list of car and option pricing for 1961-1963 F85’s.  This list includes the price and quantity produced for each model year.  It also includes option

Conversion to 4-Speed

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The 4-speed manual transmission wasn’t offered in the GM compacts until April of ’62, probably about 100 sold in 62 Olds (Jetfire and Cutlass). Less than 500 and maybe less than 200 in ’63 Olds

62 vs 63 Whats The Difference

Differences Between ’62 and ’63 Jetfires

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Following is an extensive table showing the unique attributes of the 1962 and 1963 Jetfires. body 2 door, true pillar-less hardtop side window sills, stainless steel windshield “glue/caulk in style”, no rubber gasket (1-1962 Jetfire

Drive Shaft Variations

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Here is some information for anyone looking for 1962/63 Olds Cutlass/Jetfire drive shaft parts or information! There were 5 different drive shafts, 2 different styles of center bearings and 2 styles of center bearing hangers.

Engine ID Codes

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Attached are engine ID codes for the ’63 F-85 215 cid engines. The ’61 and ’62 engines used the same suffix and prefix codes as in the ’63 Service Manual page in the attached picture

Jetfire Clutches Q&A

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I have a question I hope you can help me with.  I just learned last night that the clutch in my ’62 Jetfire 4 speed restoration project is a 10 inch clutch, as compared to

Paint Colors

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Attached are color codes from ’62 and ’63 for your use.  The letter and number codes from the ’62 sheet are the same for ’63.  The color code for Provincial White (C) exterior with the

Muffler Tips

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Over the years I have had requests to supply or help find the unique exhaust tips that were supplied on all Jetfire cars. At one point I had several NOS tips that I had found

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