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February 9, 2018 at 12:15 pm #13459
I might be able to help you out there. The 62 Jetfire parts car has both windows. I’ve also got the complete power window setup for that car. I’ll check the condition of the metal parts over the weekend.February 9, 2018 at 7:18 am #13457
Yes, the Skylarks are hardtops and yes the glass is the same. Olds restricted the hardtop to the Jetfires, but Buick used it on all Skylark coupes. Of course, it’s just flat glass so any auto glass shop can cut new glass to fit. I got brand new vent window glass for my 62 wagon.December 28, 2017 at 10:21 am #13389
The 61-62 full size mirror is not the same as the F-85 mirror. The base is different. The mirror for the full size cars sits on the fender peak and thus has a “V” notch in the base. The F-85 mirror has a flat base. The round mirror heads are the same, it’s the base that is different. I bought a 62 full size mirror at Carlisle with the intention of extracting the head and pivot ball from the base and swapping it onto my old F-85 base.December 2, 2017 at 9:47 am #13340“I know they are stronger, that’s why I said Without going with rover block. I’m just weird, it has to be an olds block”
Understand, but I got over that. I’m building a 4.6 Rover block with 300 Buick crank (gets me about 298 cu in) and adapting the Olds heads so it looks “correct”. Hollow pushrods fix the oiling differences to the valvetrain. Looking at using Harlan Sharp Buick V6 roller rockers. Also trying to score a set of the Merlin F-85 heads from England. Big bucks but improved flow and they have the right valve cover rail shape to look like an Olds 215 instead of a Buick or Rover.December 1, 2017 at 9:13 am #13336“Just looking for a stronger block without going rover block”
The later Rover blocks with cross bolted mains and improved casting technology are stronger.November 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm #13328
Here’s a bit of info. According to that April 62 parts book, Olds did not list a bare block, only a block assembly that included the fitted pistons, rings, and cam and main bearings. The 2bl, 4bbl, and Jetfire block assemblies all had different part numbers, primarily due to the different pistons. There is no indication of any differences in the bare block casting.
You must be logged in to access attached files.November 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm #13311
Unfortunately, the page numbers in the browser URL aren’t sequential and don’t correspond to anything. I have no idea why they did this, but it is just stupid. The Search function is the easiest way to navigate.November 17, 2017 at 10:29 am #13286
Unfortunately the site isn’t that user friendly, so you do have to go page-by-page. You can also jump to the next section using the hyperlinks in the upper RH and LH corners of the page. Also, there is a search function that lets you search terms or group numbers.October 28, 2017 at 8:36 am #13221
Apparently I need to be more explicit.
The 61-63 axle and the 7.5″ axle in the S-10 are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
NOTHING interchanges, swaps, or “bolts in”.
Does that answer both halves?October 24, 2017 at 9:08 am #13218
Well, an S10 uses leaf springs and the F85 uses coil springs.
I’m going to go with “no”…