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

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

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

Drive Shaft Variations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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