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Forum: Cars For Sale
February 21st, 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,253
Posted By Jetstarjim

Thanks, Jensenracing. Don't go out of your way,...

Thanks, Jensenracing. Don't go out of your way, but if you hear anything let me know. It's not a "must have", but I wouldn't mind trying to obtain it, if it is still mostly intact.
Forum: Cars For Sale
February 20th, 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,253
Posted By Jetstarjim

Not to dig up ancient history, but doe anyone...

Not to dig up ancient history, but doe anyone know the where abouts of the above mentioned JS1?
July 16th, 2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By Jetstarjim

65 Starfire/JS1 Console Inserts?

Does anyone know of a supplier for the brushed inserts on the 65 Starfire/JS1 console lids and top plate? Or, if there is a close application that can be trimmed to fit? I've looked at Fusick, etc,...
June 15th, 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,541
Posted By Jetstarjim

Looks like its going in the right direction! One...

Looks like its going in the right direction! One of these days I may do something with mine, but I really hate to take it apart until it blows up, or something flys off or it!, Lol!
February 6th, 2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Jetstarjim

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Thanks for all the kind words, I'm very grateful.


Here's a...
February 4th, 2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Jetstarjim

"When are you going to paint the Olds?"

I probably hear that question at least once or twice, anytime I take it to a local cruise or gathering. The truth is, I just haven't had time, and I hate to take it out of commission for months, when...
January 29th, 2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Jetstarjim

I'm sure there are better performance experts...

I'm sure there are better performance experts than myself here, but you're not getting much response, so I'll take a stab at it.


First, that 280 cam is pretty big, for all things stock. If...
January 22nd, 2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,593
Posted By Jetstarjim

I've got 15x7, 4 inch BS on the front, and 15x8,...

I've got 15x7, 4 inch BS on the front, and 15x8, 4.25 BS on the rear. The tires are all 215/70/15's. I wanted an OEM appearance, but the rear tires are essentially useless off the line. Needless to...
December 4th, 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Jetstarjim

Ah, the voices of reason, lol! I appreciate the...

Ah, the voices of reason, lol! I appreciate the input.


While I know not the easiest task, I probably wouldn't do restoration for a living, if I were only willing to take the easiest road. One of...
November 22nd, 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Jetstarjim

65 JS1 auto to 4 speed changover

Hi all,
I've been looking for a while for just the right 4 speed big car, and just haven't found the right car. Either way too pricey, way too common (Impala), or just plain junk.


At any...
Forum: The Clubhouse
November 13th, 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Jetstarjim

My JS1 still has the original 425 in it, however,...

My JS1 still has the original 425 in it, however, I'm in the process of doing an LS swap. Ha! Just kidding, lol!
Forum: Cars Wanted
April 3rd, 2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Jetstarjim

Ahh...I was wondering where all the out of state...

Ahh...I was wondering where all the out of state calls were coming from, lol! We had very high winds last night, and lost power and a lot of trees. Temps went from about 70 degrees to high 20's in...
Forum: The Clubhouse
September 24th, 2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By Jetstarjim

A 1970 SS-396 is a pretty hot commodity, and...

A 1970 SS-396 is a pretty hot commodity, and while about all muscle cars have taken a hit, they're still pretty strong. Documented L78 would put it close to it's high dollar relatives of LS5 and...
September 13th, 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Jetstarjim

I believe Acme tops are more of an economy line,...

I believe Acme tops are more of an economy line, which is fine if you are making a parachute for a coyote, maybe not so fine for a really nice car. A premium Robbins top is probably going to push you...
Forum: The Clubhouse
September 10th, 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Jetstarjim

Well, if the country is on a "winning streak"...

Well, if the country is on a "winning streak" right now, in terms of unity, pride, and respect, I sure wouldn't want to see what a downward trend looks like.
September 8th, 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Jetstarjim

Ya, that was the cheapest alternative to the...

Ya, that was the cheapest alternative to the wires and bolt on centers that were supposed to be on it, when the 80's called and wanted their truck wheels back, lol!


Before, it was a little...
September 6th, 2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Jetstarjim

Those were American Racing wheels. The funny...

Those were American Racing wheels. The funny thing is, I put them on craigslist cheap, and the phone rang off the hook. I should have destroyed them, but because I didn't, they will be killing the...
September 6th, 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Jetstarjim

Cobblers kid get's new shoes!

The bad thing about working in restoration, is it ruins a perfectly good hobby. I finally got around to painting and installing my steel wheels, to replace the hideous truck wheels that were on the...
Forum: Cars Wanted
August 30th, 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Jetstarjim

I'm trying to work a deal on another car, if it...

I'm trying to work a deal on another car, if it goes through I may consider selling mine. It has one very old repaint on it, but it's pretty much all there, and I drive it quite a bit.
August 30th, 2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jetstarjim

Wow, the body looks super solid on it. I seem to...

Wow, the body looks super solid on it. I seem to have this affliction in which I consistently buy cars similar to what you have there. The problem is, in my mind I only see the beautifully restored...
Forum: The Clubhouse
August 1st, 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,118
Posted By Jetstarjim

I live in Southern Ohio, I have no idea why. This...

I live in Southern Ohio, I have no idea why. This past winter seemed never ending. The spring and summer seems to be unusually wet, and all I think I have managed to do this year is mow the grass and...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
July 19th, 2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By Jetstarjim

I went to the little car show our town has, last...

I went to the little car show our town has, last night. A Camaro with a 632, or something, ended up next to the JS1. The guy had the gall to tell me my car was getting a lot of looks for a rust...
Forum: Parts Wanted
July 4th, 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Jetstarjim

PM sent, thanks.

PM sent, thanks.
Forum: Parts Wanted
July 3rd, 2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Jetstarjim

WTB-60's era dog dish cap set

Looking for a set of decent Olds poverty caps, driver quality, for 3 bump steel wheels.
July 3rd, 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,011
Posted By Jetstarjim

Like any other potential investment, know the...

Like any other potential investment, know the market. I've owned well over a hundred cars over the years. I have made some, and lost some, but the law of averages and market knowledge has put me in...
Forum: Paint
June 28th, 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Jetstarjim

The 2.0 tip, and reducing it, should help you...

The 2.0 tip, and reducing it, should help you quite a bit. I would start out at about 10% reduction, and go from there.


As far as bodywork, I've seen a lot of folks try to cheat a little by...
Forum: Paint
June 28th, 2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Jetstarjim

Could be your air cap, they tend to be a little...

Could be your air cap, they tend to be a little too universal on cheap guns. Definitely try a 2.0, or even 2.2. Some of those 4:1's are pretty heavy. Try narrowing your pattern as well, if you...
June 14th, 2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 102,969
Posted By Jetstarjim

I made a new wiring harness, and hooked up my...

I made a new wiring harness, and hooked up my variable pitch converter and passing gear solenoid on the 65. It feels like it added about 365 HP, lol!
May 31st, 2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Jetstarjim

If you are referring to the needle "bouncing" I...

If you are referring to the needle "bouncing" I would start by looking at the speedometer cable. The lubricant in the sleeve can dry out and cause the "spring" type cable to bind, and gives you an...
Forum: Body work
May 22nd, 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Jetstarjim

I honestly am not sure, often times I just make...

I honestly am not sure, often times I just make something. Give me your bumpers, and I'll make you one, lol! Seriously though, you can take a long straight piece, cut halfway thru where you need the...
Forum: Body work
May 22nd, 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Jetstarjim

My scanner must be a Ford, anyway I snapped a...

My scanner must be a Ford, anyway I snapped a couple pics from my manual. When I get back next from the holiday I can snap some of my car. (65 Jetstar1)
May 17th, 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Jetstarjim

Hmmnnn....good question Greg. If you are...

Hmmnnn....good question Greg. If you are traveling at the speed of light, and turn your headlights on, will they work?, lol! The bad thing about the front drive speedometer is when you are burning...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 17th, 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Jetstarjim

Thanks a million, Joe! All kinds of useful...

Thanks a million, Joe! All kinds of useful information there. When I get a chance I'm going to try to figure the cost of the car as optioned when new.
May 17th, 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Jetstarjim

The speedometer cable runs through the inside of...

The speedometer cable runs through the inside of the spindle, and is driven by the dust cap. You should be able to pop the dust cap off, and turn the cable enough to actuate the speedometer. Also...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 17th, 2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Jetstarjim

Thanks, Joe. I guess one of the things...

Thanks, Joe.


I guess one of the things I'm trying to figure out, is whether the Jetstar 1 came with only the Starfire engine, or if the 370 horse engine had to be ordered. Mine was pretty...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 16th, 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Jetstarjim

It's the bigger 4GC 4 barrel.

It's the bigger 4GC 4 barrel.
Forum: Big Blocks
May 16th, 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Jetstarjim

65 Jetstar1 425 engine numbers

Good afternoon all,
I'm trying to determine if my 65 Jetstar1 does in fact have the ultra high compression motor. Searching the forum I have found that the engine casting number in my car (386525A)...
May 10th, 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By Jetstarjim

I kind of like it a bit. I did a GTO in similar...

I kind of like it a bit. I did a GTO in similar fashion many moon's ago, and was black as well. Then, however, it wasn't so much to be different, it was because it's hard for a young guy to pay for...
Forum: The Clubhouse
May 3rd, 2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jetstarjim

Ha! I just went through a similar scenario at the...

Ha! I just went through a similar scenario at the one of the chains, trying to get a carb gasket.


"It says it's fuel injected"


"Uhmnn, I'm pretty sure it's carbureted."


"Do you have...
May 3rd, 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By Jetstarjim

I got to this string by search, and was wondering...

I got to this string by search, and was wondering how the set-up was working for you, Tiger69.


I've got a 4GC on the 65 425/370, and it's driving me insane. I went through it, an low and behold,...
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