kid442

1963 Olds Jetfire Re-restoration- Turbo charged/Fluid injection

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These are a set of photos from 1985 just before I sold it!!!!

I am going to need parts!!!

Wanted: 1962/63 Olds Jetfire 215 Alum V8 parts:

Turbo, carb, intake & exhaust manifolds, Air cleaner, Turbo fluid tank, 4 speed parts: bell housing, flywheel, pedals, T-10 trans, mint or NOS Die cast trim for sale email me back..

 

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Found!? (2009)

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OK the deal is done. I have seen and purchased my old Jetfire back!! Should have it in the driveway next Sunday. The car is much worse than I thought. The garage roof had a 12" hole over the windshield. All the die cast trim needs to be replaced. Interior better than expected. All Jetfire parts under the hood in place. Engine turned over by hand. No keys or brakes!! I will attach a few photos.

Ken

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1963 Jetfire

The windshield frame is installed & inner fender well repaired. I will keep you update on progress. Car starts and drives. Should get the winshield installed in the next few weeks.

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Not made too much progress but still finding parts. WTony patched the floor and welded the 4-speed hump in. Dad and I converted the car from auto and bolted the hump in 1982. WTony also installed a new rocker panel. Still more to go but we are closer. Back to working on the W30. I also found a photo of my dad guiding the 215 with the 4 speed trans attached.

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Been working on the 69 W30 project this summer. Just a little late was going to put the 63 Jetfire in the garage when Sandy came along. We are way better off than some but this is a real bummer. Dent in the roof at the windshield. Not sure how bad but bent the frame. I will post more tonight.

Ken

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We are still in much better shape than some. 8 days and no power! We still have our house and and everyone is safe! Many people have nothing left and worse!

Thanks,

Ken

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OK! Sandy is gone!!!

My Insurance Co totaled the car. I was able to keep the car by buying it back. I was happy with the settlement from Hagerty and they were very nice to work with! WTony had some time so the car is in the body shop. The roof is repaired and stripped, and primed. I have a few photos to post more to come.

Ken

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Steve - per Oldsmobile V8 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Turbo Jetfire In 1962 and 1963 Oldsmobile built a turbocharged version of the 215. The small-diameter Garrett T5 turbocharger with integral wastegate was manufactured by Garrett AiResearch and produced a maximum of 5 psi (34 kPa) boost at 2200 rpm. The engine had 10.25:1 compression and a single-barrel carburetor. It was rated at 215 hp (160 kW) at 4600 rpm and 300 lb·ft (410 N·m) at 3200 rpm. In development, the high compression ratio created a serious problem with spark knock on hard throttle applications, which led Olds to use a novel water-injection system that sprayed metered amounts of distilled water and methyl alcohol (dubbed "Turbo-Rocket Fluid") into the intake manifold air-stream to cool the intake charge. If the fluid reservoir was empty, a complex double-float and valve assembly in the Turbo-Rocket Fluid path would set a second butterfly (positioned between the throttle butterfly and the turbocharger) into the closed position, limiting the amount of boost pressure. Unfortunately, many customers did not keep the reservoir filled, or had mechanical problems with the turbocharger system which resulted in many of the turbo-charger installations being removed and a conventional 4 barrel carburetor and manifold installed in its place.

I was curious too!

Chuck

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Steve,

I guess Chuck beat me to the answer!

Thanks!

Larry,

Water will work fine. Windshield fluid also. The original was water & alcohol. The alcohol is to keep it from freezing.

Thanks for all the replys!

Ken

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Just got the car back from WTony. I will get more photos when I have time over the weekend. Now it is really starting to take shape. Will be working on the doors next.

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Larry,

Water will work fine. Windshield fluid also. The original was water & alcohol. The alcohol is to keep it from freezing.

Thanks for all the replys!

Ken

That makes sense. I didn't know that was all the ingredients. I wonder what the cost of it was, being a dealer item? I'm sure windshield washer fluid would be more cost-effective!

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I'm enjoying this thread. I hope you find what you need and complete the resto soon. I love Jetfires and Starfires. Keep the updates coming. :)

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A quick update. Just got the doors and trunk back from the body shop. Took a lot longer than expected. Had to scrap the doors on the car. They are primed and the jams painted the color of the car. Replaced the lower glass channel and the vent window rubber. Everything is installed and ready for the car. Will try and get the other door assembled and ready for the car. By then it should be done snowing!! See the photo below.

Ken

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Ken,

Hope things are going well for you. I meant to tell you months ago that I met a guy during Jan. (auction month in AZ) at our local hangout who had a completely original Jetfire. It was beige with matching interior. It was the first one I had seen in person, and I was smitten. It looked like a well kept 10 year old car. Of course, he didn't want to sell it. He lives out here in the Phoenix metro area, but the car came from NY. I did ask him about spare parts for you, but no luck, he had bought the car in its present condition.

Best wishes,

Jeff

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