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Old August 14th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #161  
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OK here is the latest update. Just installed a posi rear new shocks and 1/2" lowering springs. The rear is from a 1961 Buick Special and there were a bunch of changes made the Job much harder than needed. A little farmer engineering and its in. Going to get the car to the Hershey AACA car show this Oct.


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Old August 15th, 2017, 11:00 AM   #162  
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My favorite movie!! Also have a Mint Metallic Green Buick for sale.
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Old August 15th, 2017, 07:05 PM   #163  
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Also have a Mint Metallic Green Buick for sale.
Nice car. But it doesn't have Michelin model XGV, size 75r14 "tahrs" on it.

Also great to read the unfolding story of this car's restoration, and its significance to you. A couple years ago, I found my late Father's old motorcycle after a 25 year lapse, so I can really appreciate it.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 12:39 PM   #164  
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Thanks for the post! Making progress slow but sure. Got the boost up to 5 psi. Next for this winter is complete front end rebuild, new springs and shocks. Maybe 14" wheels and tires. Still more to do!
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Old August 26th, 2017, 11:45 AM   #165  
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Amazing car !!!! Please bring it to our Delaware Valley Oldsmobile Club show in Downingtown Pa on your way back from Hershey. Our show is Sunday October 8th. Were right off the PA turnpike.
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Old August 29th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #166  
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Will try and make the show.
Where is the show you may want to post it for others to see.
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Old October 10th, 2017, 05:08 PM   #167  
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Hershey update
Made the first Hershey with the Jetfire. It was a blast!! Had judges stopping all day thanking us for bringing the car. Few hundred people stopped also. Most had never seen one before. The car was a big hit! I will let you know how we made out with the judging. Takes a few weeks but the car is not done. Drove over 600 miles no problem! Had a few people stop that had been following the progress on the AACA website blog I have going.
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Very Cool! These cars are a blast to show. The look on the faces of unsuspecting passers by are great to watch. They just stand there confused
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Old October 11th, 2017, 04:56 PM   #169  
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Thanks for the post! We had a great time! Been working on the car for 8 years and still more to do and $$$ to spend. Nice to drive it instead of looking at it.
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Much to our surprise we got a second.
It was a great day!!

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Much to our surprise we got a second.
It was a great day!!
Very cool. Congrats!
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Old October 16th, 2017, 07:29 PM   #172  
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Well deserved for the journey you have taken with this car.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 04:31 AM   #173  
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Aliens and Joe thanks and it's been a lot of fun and memories!
Next on the list is complete front end rebuild.
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OK quick update. Updated to 14" tires and white wall.

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Next step in the restoration of the Jetfire. Complete front suspension rebuild. Lots of cleaning and wire brushes. More work but will be worth it.




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I like this thread. I did not see your comments on turbo performance on boost. Are you satisfied?
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Old March 15th, 2018, 05:46 AM   #177  
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The car is quick but not like a 442 with a 455. The engine is 215 cubes and only 350 pounds. It will squeeze you butt in the seat. You know you are on boost. It surprises you!
Remember its old school technology. The 215 is where Buick made the 3.8 GN motor. Just took 2 cylinders off. The front cover is almost the same. I think most people like the power of the GN motor. A lot of history.
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Next update. Made the Oldsmobile National meet in Gettysburg, PA Drove the car 4 hours both ways. Came away with a first place award. Very happy!! Still more details to add car is coming together.Caught up with a lot of old Olds friends.



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Congrats, Ken.
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