April 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm #7187
I was wondering if anyone have converted over to a 5 lug setup, making wheel choice greater.
Also I talked with jim noel who informed me that the jetfire 4 speed shifter ball was similar to a 56-62 corvette, was wondering if the original ball was ivory or off white like I have found with the vettes? Any help is greatlly app! Thanks fellow olds fans. Sean McCarty 63 JetfireApril 22, 2011 at 4:15 am #7188BruceMParticipant
The shifter balls I’ve seen are white. You can get quality reproduction ones from Corvette parts suppliers. They do not have a shift pattern on the ball if the car has a console. Hope this helps.April 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm #7189JimNoelParticipant
Here is the shifter ball/knob you need. http://www.ecklers.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?search_year=ALL&q=shift+knob&x=0&y=0&cat=951&cm_guid=1-_-100000000000000024896-_-5472748283&cm_mmc=google-_-Corvette_Categories-interior+accessories%2Fcorvette+knob+shift-_-Broad-_-corvette+knob+shift
It is part # A1420
JimApril 24, 2011 at 9:45 am #7191
Thanks for the replies, I ordered a shifter ball for my wifes jetfire today. If anyone can shed some light on the five lug conversion that would be great. Oldz442April 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm #7192kid442Participant
63 Olds Cutlass 4-lug to 5-lug change.
OK! I am not an expert in this change over. Anyone who can help just email me and I will correct the information.
The info I have is you need late model Chevy Corvair front hubs and drums. I think this is 67/68/69 Corvair. They used 5-lug bolt pattern. 5 on 4.5” the same as all the 64 thru 72 Olds Cutlass. They are exact fit to the existing front spindles. Just remove the existing hub and replace the with the Corvair set. Now the rear you need to remove the axles and have them welded and redrilled to 5-hole pattern. I have no info on rear drums.
Another good source of information is the Buick Yahoo group. They are very active and have a lot of tips. This is there web address. (http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=skylark616263)
firstname.lastname@example.orgApril 26, 2011 at 12:28 am #7193
Thanks again for the info kid442! I’ve also heard that early nova spindles will bolt on to give you a disc brake setup, but I cant comfirm this. It looks like the oldsjetfire member with the bronze car has a five lug setup with disc brakes. If anyone knows this member I would love to talk.April 26, 2011 at 1:06 am #7194kid442Participant
The owner of the car is “yourmomnm 1962 1a”. Send him a privite message.
KenApril 26, 2011 at 2:58 am #7195yourmomnmParticipant
I changed the front and rear end on my 62 Cutlass…It was back in 2006 and I had someone else to the work with the math involved w/a rack and pinion conversion etc..
I think the front end hubs are from a 60’s Camaro and the spindles had to be modified for disc brakes…
The rear end is just a modified Monte Carlo…
I spent $$ on mine and did more of a modification than most people want to do..
Hope that helps,
JimMay 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm #7209jetfireguyModerator
You can contact any member by noting their “User Name”, going to “Membership”, and sending them an email message.
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