62 Jetfire engine, trans, & turbo rebuild

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  • #7339

    testguy
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    Doesnt the gasket for the fluid tank need to be alcohol resistant?

    #7340

    jensenracing77
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    i had a bottle of heet at work and put one of these rubber gaskets in a paint cap then filled it with heet. i did that yesterday at work. i will see what it looks like when i get there in the morning.

    i got some more parts cleaned and painted today. i painted the exhaust manifolds with POR-15 exhaust manifold gray. i am not sure it is the right color but they look good. the pipe to and from the turbo, i painted with a 1500 degree paint that i had to bake on. i don’t like the way they look. almost to much of an aluminum look. i am hoping it will darken a little after it is ran for a little while.

    painted parts

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    jensenracing77
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    now i have a question. how in the world do the front shocks come out? i degreased the front suspension and hit it with spray paint for now. i will do it right in a future suspension build. we will be driving this car alot for a while and the front end is all tight so i don’t want to take it all apart right now. i am going to put new shocks on it but the old ones will not come out. i tried to press the flange out of the top of the shock but it won’t come out. the flange is to wide to fit through the top of the spring tower. i can cut it but i don’t know how the new one will go in. i don’t have new ones yet so maybe they will be made differant. any ideas?

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    macf85
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    The shock comes out the bottom. You shouldn’t have to cut anything. It been a while since I changed mine but you may have to extend or compress it to get it out.

    #7346

    JimNoel
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    Eric’s turbo system is ready for homecoming! Happy Turborocketing!!

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    jensenracing77
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    LOOKS AWESOME JIM! we are so excited to drive this car after it is done. i am in over my head at work right now so i just hope to be able to have it done before summer. i haven’t even got the block and rotating assembly to the machine shop or the transmission to the shop yet.

    looking forward to getting the Turbo just to look at it:woohoo:

    #7348

    jensenracing77
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    i got the balancer back today. i sent it to Winslow Mfg. Co. i am very pleased with there service. they are in NC. here is the link to there web site.

    http://winslowmfg.net/index.html
    (919) 422-5001

    balancer

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    #7353

    jensenracing77
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    Does anyone have one of these or know where to get one? It is the rubber boot that goes from the turbo oil drain to the valve cover. This one is split and was leaking. I think would be able to seal it with some RTV but would rather get another one if i can find one.

    Also got the heads back from D&D. I will be taking the engine and rotating assembly to the machine shop this Friday. Going to be bored, balanced, new pistons installed on the rods, and crank serviced.

    oil return

    oil return 2

    62 heads

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    #7358

    62oldsf85
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    Eric,
    That little boot is a pain in the ass. Mine was split also. I gently turned it inside out and used gray permatex to seal it. It’s worked fine for about 3 years now. I have a spare (that’s also cracked), but I don’t really want to give it up. It’s very cool looking at the pics you’ve posted. Jim did my turbo and carb set up and it’s still functioning very well after about 2K miles. I built the bottom end of my engine and hooked it all up, so I am glad to offer tips if you’re interested.
    Scott

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    bcroe@juno.com
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    Looks like some spare parts on Ebay, couple intakes + turbo. Bruce Roe
    120888514793
    120888515919
    120888516972

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