August 10, 2012 at 7:06 am #7462
I’m new here. But I’m not new to the turbo 215 rocket, but I don’t have all the details yet or sources. Like, for example I’ve got both years service manuals. But I’ve also got both years setups. The 61 is the red enameled and painted housing, and the 62 was silver paint of the 60’s VHT variety. I dont know what the name was of the paint, and the guys at the paint shop don’t have chips that go back that far plus this is an engine paint (red on housing) so I’ll probably have to mix it with a hardener and spray it myself instead of the wonderful rattle can mix & fill they do for my daily drivers. (Wisconsin is rusty and under coats from OEM usually suck but now, with a can of Flex Seal white and Ziebart re-upping the coat with better stuff, I just spray my rockers with the rubber where rusty, then hit that up with the OE white rattle can. Can’t see it unless I point it out.
That was slightly off subject near the end. But does anyone know the name or number for the red paint on the 61?
I wish they had anodizing in 1961-62. The ceramic looks great.
Help me out guys. Thanks.August 20, 2012 at 12:08 am #7484JimNoelParticipant
Not quite sure just how to help you out? Jetfire, turbocharged cars, were offered in 1962 and 1963. 1961 Oldsmobile F-85’s did NOT offer a turbocharged car. As for your question, the red color applied to the (1962 only) compressor housing and by-pass controller was mixed to match the red porcelain finish applied to the turbine housing. I have never found a color number or spec for this red paint. It does NOT have to be a high temp engine paint. You will have to mix an spray, not an aerosol color that I have ever found.
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Pretty nice photo. Maybe with this 21st century technology at home depot for paint matching, maybe I can find a real PPG dealer to match up the chip. Then buy a quart and some hardener since it’s supposed to be sprayed on with a gun. If I didn’t know better I’d say my basement got robbed, I have 5 of these setups, 3 complete from air cleaner to downpipe. Even short red oil cap.August 20, 2012 at 6:17 am #7490jensenracing77Participant
would you want to sell a setup? i would like to find a red 62 setup.August 20, 2012 at 6:58 am #7492
Sorry, not yet, but I’ll put you on the list, I’ve been from souix falls to Cincinnati, Minnieapolis to St Louis hunting these down. Even got a block heads crank, caps & rods with 12 point fasteners from El Paso, Texas.
I’m the Only 34 year Old retiree you’re gonna meet. Have 3 jetfires, and everybody wants that red smooth one. If you’re into adventure I know a guy in Omaha if you send him your hot side he’ll coat it in 8 diffrent colors Of your choosing.Got 3 roto-hydo 5’s plus maxhined flywheel and pinned sprag clutches, 2 of the Buick 2 speed dual path twin turbine, and 2 tempest rope shaft transaxles with shafts. Ones a 63 from a 326 car, others from my 61 with the 194. Got the right flex plate and spacer and motor mounts and starter ( the ‘bellhousing’ is rather shallow) and donor panels to make te 63 transaxle work in the 61 by using a Z bar the 61 didn’t have and a slightly wider frame in 63. Red turbo goes on to the 4.6 Rover after rear end is modified, and the skylark’s pillarless coupe donor windows and metal panels make it the only hardtop coupe without a pillar and a turbo setup making 300 ft/lbs all day long with its 1.1 liter size advantage over the Buick 215 & lower compession by 2.6 points. I’ll be supprised if ite turbo will even keep up.
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