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  1. Turbo System Safety Checks

    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 controlled by the by-pass control valve and maintains the amount of boost that the turbo...

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  2. How to edit your classified ad

    When you place an ad in the Classified Ads section, the site will email you an ad “Access Key“. An access key is like a password that is specific to a single ad.  You need the access key to edit a classified ad. Steps to Edit a Classified Ad If...

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  3. How to change your profile picture

    Your profile picture is also called your “Avatar”.  Here are the steps to add or change your profile picture: 1. Login to this website. 2. Click on your user name in the right hand column of the home page. That will take you to your profile page (see screen shot)....

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  4. Create a Login

    Not a member yet? Please register by clicking on Register link below the login boxes. That takes you to a page where you can create your account. During a new registration, this site validates your account by sending you an email message requesting you to click on a link back...

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  5. Internet Explorer 9 Issues

    Some people are having problems viewing the site using Internet Explorer version 9. IE9 is about 5 to 7 years old and doesn’t work with a lot of newer websites. If you have this problem, you are also likely using Windows Vista. If so, you might try installing the Google...

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  6. Engine Front Drive Pulleys

    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 P/S and AC, a third groove is needed. It is a second drive pulley hub...

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  7. 1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices

    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 prices for each model year.

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  8. Conversion to 4-Speed

    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 Jetfire and Cutlass. Buick Special and Pontiac Tempest also offered, but I don’t know how...

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  9. Differences Between ’62 and ’63 Jetfires

    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 reported with gasket style) ’62 larger “F-85″ emblem in grill center, 11 & 1/2” wide...

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  10. Drive Shaft Variations

    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. I do believe they all used the same 4 U-Joints.  GM confounded the issue even...

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