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New Toy for Jim

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  • #7633

    johnsage
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    Jim restored one for me, and I have to admit, I DID have it in my living room for quite a while. It was a big hit.

    #7646

    JimNoel
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    The customer turbo unit rebuild is now complete. I will start again on “my new toy” soon.

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    JimNoel
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    Well gang, it has been a while since I posted about my new toy. Once I got her running I learned that she is a real oil burner! On hard acceleration it is just like the car in “James Bond”, will smoke out any one following me! Pulled the plugs and ran a compression test. A low of 156 and a high of 240 psig. It will have to be rebuilt! At least, bad cam and oil rings, but do it all while it is out. Will have auto trans rebuilt too.
    Have pulled interior and I am waiting for a NOS gray Jetfire carpet set. Need to do air intake/ kick panels and lower door cards too, all carpeted areas.
    Both front window lower sash brackets are rusted out, replacing with repro’s from Steele. Also replacing the beltline window inside fuzz and outside rubber wiper as well as both wing vent mounting seals.
    Lots to do!!

    #10865

    JimNoel
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    Well, it is time for a few updates. My new toy project has been going somewhat slow but should start picking up speed. I now have all components ready for reassembly. The front frame/engine cradle is refurbished.

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    JimNoel
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    Here the engine is attached through the motor mounts and all except the power steering pump connected.

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    JimNoel
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    The body is painted, back home and ready to detail with all the unique Jetfire trim!

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    62turbojet
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    Looks great as always. What do you do to restore the cast aluminum heads, block and intake? do you do some type of walnut blasting to get that luster or paint them?

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    macf85
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    Looks great Jim. Can’t wait to see the rest of the build.

    #10883

    jensenracing77
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    Looks great!

    #10884

    JimNoel
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    Engine clean up/restoration for this car was a water based chemical wash in a commercial parts washer. The heads and block cleaned up without any stain marks or discoloration. I was surprised on how good they came out of the wash cycle too. The intake manifold was painted after clean up.

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