Helping Dad restore his 62 Jetfire

Home Page Forums Discussion Topics – Ask the Experts Helping Dad restore his 62 Jetfire

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #11388
    alex1289
    Participant

    Hello,

    Back in 1967 my grandfather gave my father a 1962 Jetfire. Unfortunately, that car caught on fire and ever since he’s wanted to own another. Last year my Dad was able to track down and purchase a 62 Jetfire, but it needs some work. I don’t have any background in car restoration, and I was wondering if someone would be able to point me in the right direction. My Dad would want to do the restoration himself, but if there are books, original design specs, etc. that would be helpful with this particular restoration I’d like to get that for him. Any information provided would be appreciated. Thank you

    #11389
    62cutlassconvert
    Participant

    Hi, Lots of people here that can give you good advice. Books-start with factory service manual for the F85 1961, get the 1962 supplement which includes the F85 and other Olds models, and get the 1962 Jetfire supplement. All are available on line from various sources at reasonable prices-shop around. I got an original 1961 factory service manual, I believe the originals are better than the repros on pics and diagrams.

    Have fun.

    #11390
    jensenracing77
    Participant

    Can you tell us more about the car and maybe post pictures? Does it still have the turbo setup or was it converted to a 4bbl?

    #11393
    alex1289
    Participant

    Thanks for responding so quickly. I don’t have a lot of details on the car, but I have some pictures. I’ll try to get more specifics

    Attachments:
    #11410
    62cutlassconvert
    Participant

    Forgot to mention, as I was reminded in another post, get a “Revised” edition of the 1961 service manual. It has some early updates at the back.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Recent Articles

Turbo System Safety Checks

Turbo System Safety Checks

The safety components of the factory designed turbo system have some interactive groups of safety "c...(read article)

Engine Front Drive Pulleys

Engine Front Drive Pulleys

The standard drive pulley has one groove. It drives the water pump/fan and alternator or generator. ...(read article)

1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices

1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices

Attached to this article is PDF file containing an extensive list of car and option pricing for 1961...(read article)

Recently Active Members

Profile picture of rusty63
Profile picture of 62cutlassconvert
Profile picture of joe_padavano
Profile picture of JimNoel
Profile picture of steveharclerode

OldsJetfire Forum