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    jensenracing77
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    I needed this like a hole in my head, lol. A couple of you know this car but most don’t, this car was just finished from a 5 year restoration. It was restored to be a driver but I would say it is better than driver condition but for sure not a concourse restoration either. The owner did not know how to work on it and the restoration place did the best they could with limited information. The body and paint and interior turned out very nice. The engine was built by D&D and Jim did the turbo system.

    The guy that had it restored decided to sell it only a couple months after the restoration was complete. I think he was frustrated with all the little details needing finished or needing some kind of attention and he was not able to do it. He called me up to see if I wanted it. We decided to buy it and just got it home last night from a 2 day trip to get it.

    Turns out that he was correct when he said it needed some details finished. It needs MANY little details, so many that they all add up to a major project. I will get everything dialed in over the winter months and be ready for Spring.

    We are not keeping this car long term. I will get it as nice as I can with all the little details working correct first. We are also going to take it and my wife’s 62 automatic car to the World of Wheels show in Indianapolis in February.

    It was a blue car with automatic. He had it converted to 4 speed and had it painted Garnet Mist instead of the blue.

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    #13227

    oaklyss
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    Congratulations Eric, nice car and it matches your others!

    #13228

    jensenracing77
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    Congratulations Eric, nice car and it matches your others!

    I was just not meant to have any other color it looks like. I know of 3 others in Indiana that are this color but one of them does not have a white top

    #13230

    jensenracing77
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    Looks like the boost gauge is not working for this car. I took it apart and I can not fix it. Does anyone have a good working used one they want to sell? I have two of them that don’t work and trying to weigh if it would be less to send them in and be restored or to get a good used working one.

    #13231

    jensenracing77
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    Another question, is there supposed to be a Jetfire emblem on the hood in 63? If so, does anyone have an extra they want to sell? Also, should the chrome on the back above the bumper have F-85 on it?

    #13232

    JimNoel
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    Hi Eric,
    Yes, the ’63 Jetfire does have a “Jetfire” emblem on the hood, just above the left side headlights. The emblem on the rear does say “.F-85”, yours just needs some red and black paint.
    Jim

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    #13235

    oaklyss
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    All vacuum and boost gauges work the same with a copper coil inside that expands and contracts, so it should be cheap to get fixed. I have an extra one but it does not work and I am trying to fix it.I think the coils get clogged.

    #13247

    johnsage
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    Hi Eric,
    I have a boost gauge that appears to work. The chrome piece is corroded, you would have to swap yours if it is in good shape.
    John

    #13253

    jensenracing77
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    That is my other problem. The only nice looking chrome ring I have has the little tabs broken off the bottom. Not sure how to fasten it to the case. Did you test it with vacuum and pressure? I thought mine would work because the needle moves free on them but neither one works.

    #13254

    johnsage
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    Actually I just blew on the tubing and it moved toward power, sucked on the tubing and it moved toward economy, pretty rough test. I don’t think I have a spare chrome ring. If you want I’ll send the unit to you and you can do what you want with it. I’ll never use it.

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