Five lug conversion and 4speed shifter ball

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  • #7187
    oldz442
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    I was wondering if anyone have converted over to a 5 lug setup, making wheel choice greater.
    Also I talked with jim noel who informed me that the jetfire 4 speed shifter ball was similar to a 56-62 corvette, was wondering if the original ball was ivory or off white like I have found with the vettes? Any help is greatlly app! Thanks fellow olds fans. Sean McCarty 63 Jetfire

    #7188
    BruceM
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    The shifter balls I’ve seen are white. You can get quality reproduction ones from Corvette parts suppliers. They do not have a shift pattern on the ball if the car has a console. Hope this helps.

    #7189
    JimNoel
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    #7191
    oldz442
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    Thanks for the replies, I ordered a shifter ball for my wifes jetfire today. If anyone can shed some light on the five lug conversion that would be great. Oldz442

    #7192
    kid442
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    63 Olds Cutlass 4-lug to 5-lug change.

    OK! I am not an expert in this change over. Anyone who can help just email me and I will correct the information.

    The info I have is you need late model Chevy Corvair front hubs and drums. I think this is 67/68/69 Corvair. They used 5-lug bolt pattern. 5 on 4.5” the same as all the 64 thru 72 Olds Cutlass. They are exact fit to the existing front spindles. Just remove the existing hub and replace the with the Corvair set. Now the rear you need to remove the axles and have them welded and redrilled to 5-hole pattern. I have no info on rear drums.

    Another good source of information is the Buick Yahoo group. They are very active and have a lot of tips. This is there web address. (http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=skylark616263)

    Good luck,
    Ken
    732-870-6964
    kid442w30@yahoo.com

    #7193
    oldz442
    Participant

    Thanks again for the info kid442! I’ve also heard that early nova spindles will bolt on to give you a disc brake setup, but I cant comfirm this. It looks like the oldsjetfire member with the bronze car has a five lug setup with disc brakes. If anyone knows this member I would love to talk.

    #7194
    kid442
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    Sean,
    The owner of the car is “yourmomnm 1962 1a”. Send him a privite message.
    Ken

    #7195
    yourmomnm
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    I changed the front and rear end on my 62 Cutlass…It was back in 2006 and I had someone else to the work with the math involved w/a rack and pinion conversion etc..

    I think the front end hubs are from a 60’s Camaro and the spindles had to be modified for disc brakes…

    The rear end is just a modified Monte Carlo…

    I spent $$ on mine and did more of a modification than most people want to do..

    Hope that helps,

    Jim

    #7209
    jetfireguy
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    You can contact any member by noting their “User Name”, going to “Membership”, and sending them an email message.

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