Picked up a 4 speed jetfire

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    jensenracing77
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    After long negotiations I brought this 62 4 speed jetfire home today. It looks better in the pictures than it is but still has alot to work with. Wy wife loves the fact that we can have a his and hers cars. Mine will be the 4 speed with her driving the automatic. The 4 speed car will not be on the road any time soon. It needs a major restoration. I will eventualy try to get it to run and drive but the paint and body will not be done for years. It will be a major job just to get it running and driving.

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    jensenracing77
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    More pictures

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    donroberto
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    Did you pay the 12 grands he was asking for it?

    #11156

    jensenracing77
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    No. It is not the original paint and has some rust issues. If you like these cars I would very much sugest getting one. They are the funest cars I ever had. Just be sure to look close and ask many questions before getting one. It is easy to overpay for one.

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    kid442
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    Eric,
    Best of luck with the car. Looks very nice!
    Ken

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    JimNoel
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    Hi Eric,
    Congratulations! VERY rare car! This is only the third original 4 speed ’62 Jetfire that I have in my car records! Will be a great/rare car when running. Are the wheels 15″?
    Have fun, Jim

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    jensenracing77
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    They are the 15 inch option. Just glad all the trim rings are still there. I could use a cap for a 15. One of the caps has a couple dents. I still need to look but I am hoping to find a posi rear end under it. Not that I need it but would be a cool option. It also has a clock and AM radio. Not sure about what glass it has in it yet.

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    62cutlassconvert
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    Congratulations on a special car, very nice.

    #11173

    macf85
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    Very Cool! Exterior colors look like they match your automatic car. And it looks very complete and unmolested too. And it has the original shifter.

    Congratulations!

    #11178

    jensenracing77
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    I have been working on a 1935 Huber tractor for a little over a week. It had a stuck cylinder and I got it free. I took a brake from it for about a half hour tonight and changed the battery on this jetfire. The lights, 2 speed wipers, heater fan, turn signials, and even the AM radio work perfect. The gas gauge went from empty to 3/4 tank so I hope it is working correct. I bumped the starter for a very split second to see if it would engauge and it did. I don’t want to crank it till I pull the distributor, change oil and filter, and prime the oil pump. I would like to circulate oil with a drill for a long time before I crank it. I am nervous about the valves sticking and bending pushrods. With this sitting since 1974 I wonder if I should just pull the valve covers and check them?

    I will put more time into this at a later time. I need to finish the Huber first.

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