1963 Original Jetfire 4 speed

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  • #15905

    graytoad
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    What do you mean by a “!/2″ crows foot” ? Not a term I am privy to in Canada!

    #15906

    jensenracing77
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    These are what he is talking about. Come in handy now and then

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    #15916

    oaklyss
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    Greytoad, how was the transmission tunnel cut for your 4 speed tunnel unit? Was it torch or power shears, or if you don’t know, can you post a photo of the tunnel from underneath? Mine was cut with power shears and has sharp edges. Eric’s 62 was cut with a torch.

    #15917

    graytoad
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    Thanks Eric, I am not even sure what we call those…… but I am familiar with them.
    Oaklyss, Mine appears to be shears cut. Here are a few photos……..

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    #15921

    graytoad
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    BTW: I am on a number of car/truck forums as graytoad: however my name is Sandy. Oaklyss – what is your name?

    #15922

    oaklyss
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    Sandy my name is Greg. Thanks for posting those, that underside is incredible! Very clean. The cut out has lots of sharp edges like my car. Consider starting a new thread showing photos of your car. We are really starting to document these cars and how they were built. But instead of having thousands of examples to learn from, we only have a handful of cars.

    #15923

    graytoad
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    Yes I plan on starting a thread here Greg. I wish this forum was more user friendly and we could search topics etc

    We were very busy between working on the car, posting on the Oldsmobile Jetfire face book page, my face book page, winterizing our other old cars, winterizing our homes grounds, leaves and gardens, 4 grand kids etc. We just got to Florida for the winter so the car will have to wait for our return Ontario. I should be able to make some time here to start that thread: the only down side is if someone wants to see something in particular and I did not take that particular photo then we are snookered until spring.

    Anyway, likewise I appreciate your posts and any help you or the gang here can provide when needed. My hubby Steve & I have restored many cars over the years but this car certainly is very special and I am lucky to have found it and call it mine!

    Sandy G

    #15953

    oaklyss
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    I am ready to start the motor, but the starter pinion is getting stuck on the flywheel. Nothing has changed, same starter as before, only surfaced the flywheel. Very strange, took off the solenoid and tried sliding the Bendix in and out by hand. Very hard. I am replacing the Bendix drive.

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    #15955

    jensenracing77
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    Looks outstanding! I still need to restore my starter and generator also. Not even looked into them much yet.

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