January 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm #10284
The long delay is almost over! Re-coat of the turbine housing and by-pass cover is done. Should have a complete 1962 induction system back to Greg soon. Another Jetfire turborocket back to life!February 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm #10323
Just found this. Maybe the guy would sell just the vent tube?February 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm #10324
Thanks Jensen, but I found a vent on Ebay and installed it. Just lucky I guess.
Got The Turbo from Jim today! I have most of it hooked up. Tomorrow I will finish the connections and the exhaust system, fill the fluids, and maybe start it up this weekend. I am using braided lines for the fuel and oil feed, just easier for now.February 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm #10334
The JetFire Lives! After breaking in the cam, I acually drove the car today. It really moves! I would like to thank everyone here who helped me with parts and information. And, of course, Jim Noel, who has saved these cars from extinction. Jim, I have had these hose clamp pliers for 40 years, and don’t know where I got them. I will keep updating as I find out more about tuning this car.February 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm #10344
I just installed the Noel exhaust tips. Looks great. The Waldron exhaust system fits real good. The only thing I don’t like is the flange for the turbo mount. I had to put longer studs in the turbo outlet for the flange to fit. Or I could of ground out the inside diameter of the flange, but it was too much work. Not the correct looking flange.February 17, 2014 at 9:20 am #10348
You have completed a great looking assembly job. Everything under the hood looks perfect! The exhaust tips add the final touch! Very nice work, glad to hear she is out and running.
The turbo exhaust flange is not like the original, but looks like it will work fine with longer studs. The flange must be put on the pipe before the two ends are flared, hard to change now.
Good Job Greg!
JimFebruary 18, 2014 at 12:44 am #10362
I’m guessing that the Jetfire fluid is no longer available commercially anywhere. Does anyone know the formula/proportions of distilled water/methanol/corrosion inhibitor that are used for the fluid?
Mike O’Handley, SeattleFebruary 18, 2014 at 7:03 am #10363
I have posted an article that covers this subject on this website. Jim Perkins has just added additional information on the make up of the Turbo Rocket Fluid for the shade tree mechanic/chemist. It is easy to make, cheap and works well. Follow this link to the article.
JimFebruary 18, 2014 at 8:29 am #10364
What I have found is that Methanol in windshield washer fluid is illegal in California. So far, I have just used Heet and Distilled water, with Prestone Anti-Rust. the Prestone gives the fluid the milky white look like the original Oldsmobile fluid.February 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm #10372
Congratulations! Looks like you do great work. Wishing you lots of fun with your running Jetfire.
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