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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Jetfire took best of show

We didn't get to go to the show we had planed to last weekend because of weather but found one this weekend to go to. I have never won anything at any car show and don't even go to try to win. i don't even care if a crappy car beats me because it isn't anything to me. It sure surprised me to hear our name and car for Best Of Show today. We forgot out camera so i took one after we got home.

It sure is fun to watch the looks on peoples faces when they see under the hood.

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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Congratulations!

If any car deserves it, it's yours.

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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Congrat's great looking jetfire
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Congrats Eric! One of my all time favorite Oldsmobiles that I'd Love to still own.

BTW, that RH 442 fender I thought I had for you for trade turned out to be a LH. Sorry, back to the drawing board.

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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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i would still be interested in a trade for my LH if you need it. only thing is, my left is pretty good but not as nice as the right.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Congratulations. I was gonna ask if anyone even knew what it was.

It's fun to have a stunner like that. The local airport used to host an air show every June and there would be a car show along with it. A local car stereo shop would sponsor part of the car show, and it was well known that any vehicle that had a Mike's Performance Auto Audio sticker on it would win a trophy. Watching all that go on made me realise how important a trophy was to some of those kids.

Anyway- one of the MPAA boys had a turbo Buick and he had a custom sign with it declaring it to be the first production turbocharged American car.

Devil that I am, I made small talk about it and he assured me that yes sir, the Turbo Buick was the first production turbo car made in America. I told him he might want to go across the field and talk to the guy with the white 1962 Corvair. So he trots over there and comes back with this totally stunned look on his face. I said "And the Turbo Corvair was the second production American turbo car. Oldsmobile Jetfire was the first. Way back in 1962." He kept muttering about he'd never heard of a Corvair, much less one with a factory turbo.

Lordy, if they'd only had reliable fuel injection back then, there's no telling where the little GM Turbo twins might have gone. I still say none of the carmakers were ever as adventurous again as they were in the early 60s.
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Congratulations. I was gonna ask if anyone even knew what it was.

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not one person knew what it was. there were a couple that knew the body was the same as the F-85 but never heard of the Jetfire. the best one of the day goes to the guy that thought i was making it up that the Turbo rocket fluid was nothing more than alcohol and water. He said it had to be something other than water or it would crack the heads,lol. i told him that i mix it myself because GM quit selling turbo rocket fluid many years ago. he still didn't believe me.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Many congrats to you! That car should always be elgible for the "unusual" class!
I know exactly how your feeling was, as i got mine this evening - my first 1st place trophy!
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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Great job Eric!
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Old September 9th, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Well then- tell him to visit oldsjetfire.com and he'll find not only the original Olds formula, but how to make modern equivalent.

I guess it was around 1992 or 1993 I found a 4-gallon case of Turbo Rocket Fluid at a Carlisle show. The stuff was in glass gallon jugs and the box was the old yellow and black GM parts color scheme, so that told me it was made before 1964.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 08:37 AM
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realy best of show and thats the best you could do to on the pictures
congrats on the efforts How was the car when you got it did you restore it
or was it stock ?
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Old September 9th, 2012, 09:32 AM
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sorry, we forgot the camera when we went to the show. when we got home i didn't have much time and just snapped this one.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Congrats, maybe I'll get some trophys for next years event!
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Old September 9th, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Holy cow. Man thats awesome Eric. Jetfire is such a beautiful car. Everytime I am out there and see it I drool. I never really liked the body style until I got to see one in person and up close. Now I wish I owned one myself. Let me know if you plan on going to any other shows. Me and Jess would love to tag along and see some cool cars. BTW, let me know when a good time to swing by and get that heavy paper weight of mine in your garage HAHA
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How about a new thread on her or is there a old one to peek at ?
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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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here are a couple. i don't have any of the finished engine compartment yet.

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...e-jetfire.html

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...p-jetfire.html
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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Congratulations, I just saw this! One question, why would a Mazda club, give best of show to an Olds? Rotary, Mazda, get it?
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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:27 AM
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Old October 9th, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Looks like a nice old car I like the grand kids on the bridge shot just what it was made for >
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That is a certifiably Cool Story

You should have seen my face when I saw that pic of the turbo above.

Oh, yeah, THAT Jetfire - I was thinking JetStar when I first read the subject line.

Isn't that the AL V8 engine?
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it is the 215 aluminum engine. intake, heads, block and more are aluminum. i still have a couple bugs to work out with this car but it will likely be spring before i can get back to it.
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Old March 12th, 2019, 10:37 AM
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Annual Car Show at the Elks Lodge Burbank, CA.
2232 N Hollywood Way
Sunday March 17, 9am to 3pm

My Cutlass is still on jack stands. I will be there in my daily driver silver 2005 GTO.
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As it should be. Congratulations on the win. Get used to it Eric....
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Old March 12th, 2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Orlando 1 View Post
Annual Car Show at the Elks Lodge Burbank, CA.
2232 N Hollywood Way
Sunday March 17, 9am to 3pm

My Cutlass is still on jack stands. I will be there in my daily driver silver 2005 GTO.
I think you posted in the wrong place. This is a thread form 2012
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