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Old February 23rd, 2019, 08:32 AM
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A story about our Jetfire adventures

Jim Volgarino done a story about us and our Jetfire adventures.

https://journal.classiccars.com/2019...obile-jetfire/
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 02:27 PM
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Good stuff, dude.
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 02:58 PM
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Nice article!
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Excellent article... It really helps promote the Oldsmobile heritage...
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Old February 25th, 2019, 06:26 AM
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Eric, I saw a post on FB that had lots of debate about 1/4 mile times. A couple of people wondered what the Jetfire's numbers would've been. Has your research ever come across any data from '62-'63 period?
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I have that information somewhere but will have to find it. They are not all that impressive compared to the late 60's muscle car era but for 62 they are not bad. I will see if I can find it and post it
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Good job Eric.
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Old February 25th, 2019, 06:57 AM
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Here is what I found. Oldsmobile never marketed these to be fast race cars and in some cases even discouraged it. I believe the words they used were "in traffic street performers"

With Hydra-Matic 30 mph in 3.9 seconds, 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, and took 32.8 seconds to hit 100. Dashing through the standing quarter-mile required 17.5 seconds

I believe the magazine articles from that time showed the 4 speed to be around 16.7 in the quarter.
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Old February 25th, 2019, 07:01 AM
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Nice article, thank you for sharing Eric!
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Old February 25th, 2019, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jensenracing77 View Post
Here is what I found. Oldsmobile never marketed these to be fast race cars and in some cases even discouraged it. I believe the words they used were "in traffic street performers"

With Hydra-Matic 30 mph in 3.9 seconds, 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, and took 32.8 seconds to hit 100. Dashing through the standing quarter-mile required 17.5 seconds

I believe the magazine articles from that time showed the 4 speed to be around 16.7 in the quarter.

Wow! And that was the hi-perf model! Too bad they stopped producing these, eventually they would have perfected it. Just a little too far ahead of its time.

Really cool, thanks for sharing.
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Wow! And that was the hi-perf model! Too bad they stopped producing these, eventually they would have perfected it. Just a little too far ahead of its time.

Really cool, thanks for sharing.
You also have to consider, it is only 215 cubic inch. 215 HP and 301 torque
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All things considered, I would call it fairly peppy and I presume nimble. It would keep up with most non-performance A-body’s. My 72 Cutlass Supreme 350 factory 2 barrel, which I swapped to a 4 brl intake and a carter AFB (it was what was available at the time.) would run mid 16’s on Goodyear Eagles back in the day.
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Roger Huntington did an article in Motor Trend Magazine on a 1963 Jetfire with a four speed and after a few modifications the car went from a stock 1/4 mile time of [email protected] to [email protected] .
I think that's fast for an engine of only 215 ci. from 55 years ago.
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Roger Huntington did an article in Motor Trend Magazine on a 1963 Jetfire with a four speed and after a few modifications the car went from a stock 1/4 mile time of 17.[email protected] to [email protected] .
I think that's fast for an engine of only 215 ci. from 55 years ago.
That was the article I was trying to find the other day but could not remember what it was in, thanks. I need to look it up again and read it.
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That was a great article Eric!
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Roger Huntington did an article in Motor Trend Magazine on a 1963 Jetfire with a four speed and after a few modifications the car went from a stock 1/4 mile time of [email protected] to [email protected] .
I think that's fast for an engine of only 215 ci. from 55 years ago.

In the article they raised the net HP from 155 to 230 with simple mods but with open exhaust. With exhaust set up for the street, the car made 200hp and ran 15.6 at 89 which is close to a 64 442 (15.5 at 90).
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