Restoration of our 62 4 speed Jetfire

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    graytoad
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    Yes, no doubt ‘close enough’ was often the way. I say make it the way yours was as that was ‘correct’ for your car! However I would NOT make it crooked as that would drive just about anyone nuts – no need to be OCD for that!
    However having said all that, I have been ‘spending some quality time’ with my assembly manual and the moment I saw your photo I immediately thought ‘Well that is certainly not the correct spot’! Going back into my photos however mine was not exactly as the assembly manual stated either: they say the label should basically abut the edge of the lid, where mine is obviously around 1/2 inch away. I tend to do ‘as it was’ if I am fairly sure the car is unmolested as mine was – not as it should be by an assembly manual back in the 60’s. Maybe new Corvettes are ‘as assembly manuals’ but our 63 Jetfires certainly do not seem to follow that credo.

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    #16504
    JimNoel
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    Here is a pic of my air cleaner on my “original” ’62. I don’t think the factory assembly personnel payed too much attention to the label placement.

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    jensenracing77
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    Someone here has mentioned about this clip (or heater hose hook) before and not sure who it was? Maybe Jim? This is the first time I have ever found one of these hooks. It goes on the bottom of the heater core box and holds a heater hose. I had the parts car for almost two years and just now found it. This hook has been long lost on both of my Jetfire cars. I didn’t even now how it fit on the box till now either. It just pops in an oval hole and twists 90 degrees into place. No wonder they get lost. I almost think it would be better to cut the nub off and drill it for a pop rivet. I will keep it like original and just hope it don’t fall off at some point.

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    jensenracing77
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    I have long wondered why Oldsmobile put the seam for the front inlet on the top side of the air cleaner. Well, I just found one that was flipped. After noticing this one was flipped I looked through pictures of others I have had and the one on the 63 barn car I had was on the bottom. Now I need to decide what one I want to use on my car. I am thinking about using the one with the seam on the bottom.

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    #16539
    jensenracing77
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    First time I have EVER found one of these NOS. Paid entirely to much for it but such a cool rare part. I am not sure if I can bring myself to put it on my car. I suppose after I have the car dialed in really well I will likely use it.

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    #16543
    graytoad
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    I have been having a tough time finding the right orange. The GF-61 NOS filters are printed in red but these are and orange. Being I can not go to my local hobby store to try colors I will likely take a chance on the internet. We used to have a car painted Competition Orange that looked Red beside an Orange car and looked Orange beside a Red car. Testors has a Competition Orange but I am having a hard time finding where to buy it. The stencils Erin made me are awesome!

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    jensenracing77
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    I am not good at colors but they look red to me.

    #16575
    jensenracing77
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    One of my OCD’s is to not have a single bug of any kind after a restoration. I want to turn the key and go for a drive in a new car. Well, Electric switches are one of the things I have to rebuild because I don’t want a problem from old internal dried out grease. The old grease in them make them not turn or “click” into each notch like they did when they were new. Also, most of these old switches have gunk built up on the internal terminals that make them intermittent in their function. This is the wiper switch from a parts car that did not work and wanted to rebuild it first before I rebuilt mine since I have never done one of these. Well, this one turned out good so I am ready to rebuild the original one.

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    graytoad
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    its ok Eric: OCD makes for amazing restorations!

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    jensenracing77
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    Spent most of the day cleaning up the garage getting ready to bring the body home. Decided to take a brake and disassemble the generator. This is not the original generator but it is a 62 Jetfire generator. I don’t know what the difference is but the Jetfire generator is specific to the Jetfire. This one does not have the correct pulley on it but I suspect the pulley is the only thing different. All other cars, you got a new generator without the pulley and the Jetfire is the only one that came WITH a pulley. I will post the pictures of the correct pulley later. My original generator is really bad and not rebuildable

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