Jetfire Turbo Rocket Fluid

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In this chart is Jim Noel’s method of mixing the correct amount of alcohol and lubricant to replace what GM called ‘Turbo-Rocket Fluid’. Additional Comments: Windshield washer fluid is the cheapest source of methyl alcohol

Air Filters

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Two types of air filters were used in the same air cleaner housing.  There was a “pleated paper” element that was disposable and replaced about every 10,000 to 12,000 miles.  I have never seen one,

What F85 models were produced?

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The lowest price F-85 was named “F-85”. You could get it in a two door coupe (post), a 4 door sedan, a 2 door soft top (convertible) or station wagon, all were 2 bbl carbs

Jim Noel’s Bio

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My name is Jim Noel and I live in Bloomington, MN. I was born in 1941 in St. Paul, MN and my parents moved to South Minneapolis, MN that year. I have one brother two

Tech Articles from Noel

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Following is a list of technical articles from Jim. Some have already been written (click on the red lettering). Others will be written as time permits. If you are interested in a particular subject, please

Depressure Valve Modification

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Oldsmobile/GM found a problem with the depressure valve that is built into the throttle body of the intake system. They came out with a dealer alert in June of 1964 and an improved depressure valve

Professional Turbo Rebuilding

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Hi Jetfire people, I have been involved in Jetfires for almost 30 years. I have owned 11 1962 & 1963 F-85’s in various body styles, 4 have had turbocharged power plants. Two were made up

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