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  • #11343

    kid442
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    Working on the trunk. One more day and should be done.

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    Before

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    #11350

    kid442
    Participant

    Working on the interior. Dash pad, door panels installed. Carburetor due next week so moving to the engine next. Hopefully it should be running by the new year.

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    #11362

    kid442
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    Carburetor arrived last week! Installed the radiator, alternator, and turbo assembly. A lot of lines to hook up and hoses. Still have a few more days before I try to start it. Should be running after Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all,
    Ken

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    #11381

    macf85
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    Looking good Ken. Good luck on the fire up!

    #11415

    jensenracing77
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    I am sitting here on lunch at work looking through your build thread. I remember this thread on ClassicOldsmobile was what I found the night before I bought our Automatic car. I am drooling over looking at your pictures, it is making me want to start working on our 4 speed car real bad. I have to try to keep myself from starting this project till I get other things done. Maybe in the spring time I can start on it.

    You are doing great with it. Looking forward to seeing the completed car.

    #11416

    62cutlassconvert
    Participant

    Very nice. Beautiful compartment. The 62 Jetfire resto the shop is working on is coming back from paint in not too long and that engine provides incentive!

    #11428

    kid442
    Participant

    OK the re-start is complete. Drove it a mile or so. Moved, shifted and stopped. First time in 5 years. Lots of details and exhaust installed. See the video.

    [url url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhxlBzbsfGk”]jetfire startup #1 – YouTube[/url]

    #11429

    JimNoel
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    Nice work Ken! Looks good and works. Fun, happy turborocketing!!
    Glad to see the red valve covers on eBay, the new ones look much better!

    #12071

    kid442
    Participant

    Been working on a few projects but this is the current update.

    Turbo down pipe.
    Waldrons did a exhaust system for me. I was not happy with the flanges they made and I was able to get a correct flange from Jensen racing. Waldrons was able to install it on the pipe they made. Came out great and they are a pleasure to work with!!

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    Interior and rugs

    Installed the rugs, console and interior. More to go but starting to shape up. My son has been under the dash trying to get the lights, wiper and electrical systems working. A few photos below of progress.

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    kid442
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    Interior is in now for the exhaust. That should be a lot of fun!!

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