I don’t have the answer to that question for sure. The one I looked at was mounted in what I was told was a 61 F85 hood. I know it was very similar to the 62 hood and I remember a similar latch assembly. The price on it was $65. and at the time it was more than I could afford to spend and I wasn’t 100%sure it would fit my 62. It looked like it could have been something that might have been put on a few cars to promote the new engine, just a guess. It didn’t look like a cob job. Maybe the Shaudys would have more info. It makes more sense if it were on a 62 Jetfire to show the turbocharger.
I saw that car at the Nationals in Columbus in 2003. The Shaudys had just finished restoring it I believe. They needed a good bottle of the turbo fluid for the holder under the hood and I remember sending them a new one still in the box. I actually had a chance to buy a see through hood which supposedly, if I remember right,came off a 1961 F85. That was before I saw this car and foolishly i didn’t buy it.
I can’t say for sure the automatic flywheel is out of a Jetfire but all my cars have been Jetfires, so I assume it is. I do have a known automatic Jetfire flywheel but it’s somewhere in my garage which is full of winter stored equipment.
I have 2 flywheels. One is an automatic and weighs 19 3/4 lbs. The other is a manual and weighs just over 32 lbs. It is drilled for my 10 inch clutch. I think it came out of a 63 4 speed Jetfire that I parted out. If I remember right I got it back from a friend I sold it to originally. I think I’ll check, it seems pretty heavy.
The 1963 parts catalog lists two different numbers for the Jetfire crossover pipe depending on automatic or standard transmission. I believe there is a small difference in how they are bent. I assume you are looking for the 4 speed version.
I believe I know of at least 2 other factory 4 speed 62 Jetfires. I’ll check into it for sure. I had one at one time which went through a couple more owners and then burned up in a forest fire in Montana. There is a picture of it in the cars without known owners section. It is red with a black vinyl top sitting on a car trailer.
Sorry to hear about your father Rick. This is a great website that he started, enjoyed by many. Probably most of us didn’t realize, or never thought about it, that there are expenses involved with maintaining such a website. If you don’t mind, please PM me concerning those expenses.