Reply To: Sandy's 63 Jetfire 4 spd manual

Home Page Forums Discussion Topics – Ask the Experts Sandy's 63 Jetfire 4 spd manual Reply To: Sandy's 63 Jetfire 4 spd manual

#17029
graytoad
Participant

I have been sending many hours working on all the exterior bright trim, but I am not quite done yet. I completely disassembled the front grill and headlight assemblies. All the bright trim has been re-polished by hand, the black background accents repainted, the OLDSMOBILE letters repainted as well in the grill. Everything was reassembled and reinstalled including the original T3 headlights and it looks amazing. I also removed the marker lights in the bumpers, cleaning and polishing the lenses and housings. The side trim as received lots of my love as well. In cleaning up the Turbo turbine logo portion I discovered that the turbine groves originally had red in the slots. A few other Jetfire owners with ‘original unrestored cars’ confirmed that their turbines have remnants of red in the turbines too. The red appeared to be a translucent/candy type of paint and I settled on Dupli-Color Perfect Match automotive paint #CBFM0188. (yes I know, FM stands for Ford Motor Co). I sprayed the paint into an empty lid and used a small brush to brush it into the slots…. all 75 of them! After the paint was mostly dry, I used a bevel cut popsicle stick to clean off the top sides of the ribs of the turbine blades – perfection!

Recent Articles

Turbo System Safety Checks

Turbo System Safety Checks

The safety components of the factory designed turbo system have some interactive groups of safety "c...(read article)

Engine Front Drive Pulleys

Engine Front Drive Pulleys

The standard drive pulley has one groove. It drives the water pump/fan and alternator or generator. ...(read article)

1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices

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...(read article)

Recently Active Members

Profile picture of johnsage
Profile picture of joe_padavano
Profile picture of oaklyss
Profile picture of jensenracing77
Profile picture of steveharclerode

OldsJetfire Forum