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  1. Jetfire Turbo Rocket Fluid

    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 (methanol or MeOH). Windshield washer fluid is a ratio, depending on the freezing point suppression...

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  2. Air Filters

    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, new or used.  The most common type is a breathable (as in “open cell”) foam...

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  3. What F85 models were produced?

    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 at 155hp. For the 4 door sedan and station wagon they also offered a De...

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  4. 1962 – Belongs to History

    Where it started for me: Back in 1962 just out of the Navy I bought a brand new Lemans conv and in 2006 with a few extra bucks to spend began looking for another Lemans conv. No luck but this F85 ‘look alike’ showed up on ebay Sep of 07...

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  5. 1962 F85 Cutlass Convertible

    Hello, Olds Folks! My wife and I purchased the “Blue 62” in April of 2008, joined N.A.O.C, the O.C.A. and the Atlanta based Dixie Olds Chapter of O.C.A. In a very short time, we have met many great “Olds Folks”, attend many local car shows, and attended the 2009 O.C.A....

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  6. My First Jetfire – II

    Recently, I talked to the current owner of my original car (see my first article).  You should have seen the smiles throughout our discussion.  He bought the car for his daughters to drive to high school.  But first he replaced the fuel pump and a couple of vacuum hoses.  Then...

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  7. Jim Noel’s Bio

    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 years older than me. I lived in that house until I moved out when I...

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  8. 1962 JETFIRE CONVERTIBLE (conversion….)

    My Jetfire engine is a ’63.  I purchased it in 2001 in Tucson, AZ when I got my 1962 Olds F85 Sports Convertible.  Seems the previous owner had bought the complete engine “as is” from D&D with hopes of installing it someday in the car he sold me.  The car...

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  9. Tech Articles from Noel

    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 email JetfireGuy@gmail.com with your request and we’ll give it a higher priority. Complete Intake Systems...

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