Jet Thrust News R3 and R4 Engine Roster 10-3-02 Data Accurate until ~2009
 
Part A - B Engines and Factory Serial Numbers & R3 Prototypes
Engine Engine Factory Car that Date of    Last Original Convsn Location State JTN Remarks
B or type serial # engine was last known owner engine in a code ver.  
EX # if any in as of date> report   factory car code
A1 R3 ? 63 Avanti 2002 (S)Bove ? na York PA 3 block discarded
A10 R3 ? ? 2001 Myer ? na Duncan Falls OH 3
B1 R3 none ? 1963 Paxton na na na na 1 dismantled
B2 R3 none ? 1963 Paxton na na na na 1 dismantled
B3 R3 none ? 1963 Paxton na na na na 1 dismantled
B4 R3 none ? 2002 Grady na na Sadler TX 5 (Dane)
B5 R3 none R1722 2000 Bruffet no o Valrico FL 5 (Jackson, Curteman)
  B6 R3 none R5386 2001 Bennett no ? Irwin PA 5 (South Bend tech school)
? R3 R3S1148 R1346 2001 Pazdziesz no ? Havasu City AZ 3  
B8 R4 none none 2000 Rinck ? ? Millstadt IL 5 (Anglin, Hiller, Bove), parted
B10 R3 R3SH320 R5089 2000 Kapteyn this car na Joliet IL 5 (Pepper, Shanahan)
B13 R3 none none, in crate 2000 Steffen ? ? Battleground WA 5 (Giannini)
B14 R3 none none 2002 Bove ? ? Cincinnati OH 1 (Von Esser) B'ville #2
B15 R3 none R1007 2002 Hora no p Granada Hills CA 5 B'ville #9
B16 R3 none R2790 2000 Williams no o Lynchburg VA 5 2nd owner crate engine
B17 R3 R3SH324 R5237 2002 Bove this car na Cincinnati OH 5 (G. Johnson) delivered to Seattle/Alaska
? R3 R3SH323 64 Lark 1973 Banke no ? Tualatin OR 1  
B20 R3 none none 2000 Firce no na Levittown PA 5 was in 64V1078 (Walker)
B22 R4 none R5481 2000 Kamphefner no o Brea CA 5 has A/C (Vierra,Burke), Bonneville
B23 R3 none EX2942 2001 Bennett no o Irwin PA 5 came from Due Cento EX2942
B26 see notes below 2000 Stude Museum South Bend IN 5 Skybolt 6
B27 R3 ? ? 1996 Thibeault ? ? Maynard MA 3 JTN #2 note (Mills)
B28 R4 none none 2002 Hora no na Granada Hills CA 5 B'ville #4 (Paul) blown
B32 R3 none R5205 2002 Hora no o Granada Hills CA 5 (Cash)
B35 R3 ? R3602 2000 McClure ? ? Tehachapi CA 3  
B37 R4 none ? 2001 Bennett no ? Irwin PA 5 (Cash. Thibeault) blown
B39 R3 R3SK309 R5546 1999 Ladd this car na Doraville GA 5 South Bend 97, del. to Ft. Wayne (Krem ,Walter) Jun06-Solanki, Atlanta
? R3 R3SK318 64 Conv 1990 unknown R5593 o Knoxville TN 3 upgraded Canadian built non-JT car (E. Reynolds, Heckers)
B42 R3 ? 64 Lark 1984 Miller ? ? Phoenix AZ 1
B43 R3 R3SM306 R5643 1998 Crawford this car na Cleveland OH 3 Delivered to Jackson, MS (Erdelac)
B44 R3 R3SK315 64V18615 2001 Krem no o South Bend IN 5 MCR May 99
B44 R4 ? 64 Avanti 2002 Murray no o Durham NC 5 orig block lost
B46 R3 R3SM306 R5642 2002 Marty this car na Toronto Can 5 delivered to Moline, IL (Krem)
B47 R3 R3SN320 64V19588 2001 Bove this car na     5 del. to Albany, NY, (A. Hall,Benson,Merkle,Lydem)
B49 R3 na none 2002 Hora no na Granada Hills CA 5
B50 R3 ? late 63 Av 2002 Lovell ? ? Zanesville OH 4 (Kramer)
B52 R3 ? Hawk 1998 Brace ? ? Crossfield Alta 4
B53 R3 ? R5456 1997 Duma ? ? Glenville NY 1  
B54 R3 ? R3060 2002 Honafous ? ? Severna Park MD 3  
B54 R3 none R5375 2000 Arbrew ? ? Boronia Austr 3
B55 na ? 63 Avanti 2001 Handshoe ? ? Leavenworth KS 3 299 block R2806
B57 R4 na 63 Custom 2002 Hoosac no o Jeannette PA 5 (Erb)
B61 R3 ? R5590 1984 Stelzenuller ? ? Columbus GA 1
B62 R3 na R1014 1998 Givarz ? o Princess Anne MD 3 (Hess,Hora,Murphy)
B62 na 61 Wagon 2002 Villforth Nederland TX Skybolt 6
B63 ? na 63 Lark 1984 Erb ? ? Carson City NV 1
B66 R3 na R2003 1998 J. Dwyer no o Racine WI 5 orig. R4 (Dunn, Hess)
B67 R3 na none 2002 Morrisson no na Rapid City SD 5  
B69 R3 na R5407 1998 FitzSimons ? ? Dyke VA 5 (Gebhart)
B75 R3 na R1610 1984 Sunnenberg no ? Cincinnati OH 1
B76 R4 na 52 Starlight 2000 Mikulic na na Fremont CA 5 converted to R3 (Graham,Dennis)
B77 R4 na 64 Lark 1975 Smeltz no ? Langhorne PA 1 (Harman, Fitzsimons)
B78 R4 na none 2002 P. Johnson no na Harper's Ferry WV 5 in Stude museum, NOS (Sadler), blue
B78 R3 none 59 Lark 1998 H. Johnson no o Upland CA 3 Studependous(Salamunovich)
B79 R4 na R2328 1997 Bell no d Western Austr 3  
B81 R4 na R4761 2000 Witmer no d Ephrata PA 5 (Knauth)
B82 R3 na none 2002 Krem no o Iowa City IA 5 block (Walter,Rice,R.Hall)
B83 R3 na 63 Avanti 1998 Myer no ? Duncan Falls OH 3
B85 R3 na 62 Hawk 1997 known no o known - 4 engine was in 64V15405 from 66 to 72 (Ellerbe)
B86 R3 na 64 Av 1973 Smeltz no ? Langhorne PA 1 (FitzSimons)
B87 R3 na none 1998 Myer no ? Duncan Falls OH 3
B89 R3 na ~1980 ? no ? Detriot MI 1 dismantled
B91 R3 ? none 1998 Erb ? na Carson City NV 2 loose, had 63 R3 Avanti for sale in 1996
B92 R3 na none 1999 P. Johnson no na Harper's Ferry WV 5 in Stude museum, NOS (Sadler) Sold 2007 to Chuck Sydoryk, San Marcos, CA for Factory R3 Clone project/ See AVDB/
B93 R3 na ? 1996 Witmer no ? Ephrata PA 3  
B94 R3 ? R5319 1997 R. Schwartz no ? White Bird ID 2  
B95 R3 ? Avanti 1996 G. Johnson no o Tacoma WA 3 (Hinshaw)
B98 R3 na R4041 2001 Thomas no ? Anaheim CA 5 (Fletcher) Collectible Autos 2/98
B99 R3 na R2344 1997 Slusser no ? Woodinville WA 1  
B100 R3 na R1321 2000 Pogue no p Hammond LA 5  
B101 R3 na R5453 1997 Bove no p Cincinnati OH 5  
B102 R3 na R2367 1973 Wilson no ? Cambria CA 1  
B103 R3 na R3493 1997 Fierro no o Seaside Hgts. NJ 4 engine frozen
B104 R3 na none 1999 Myer no ? Duncan Falls OH 5
B108 R3 na R3590 2000 Ladd no d Doraville GA 5 (Bergener)
B109 R3 na R3371 2000 Stewart no ? Crete IL 4 (Krem) R5 dished pistons June 2007 Ed George, Illinois
B110 na na none 2001 D .Crall/Pepper no ? Florissant MO 5 short block
B112 na na none 2001 Kabchef no na Visalia CA 5 short block on RS1735 (Stone)
B113 R3 na R4276 2000 Rinck no o Millstadt IL 5  
B114 R4 na none 2001 Bove no na Cincinnati OH 3 310
B115 R3 na R3016 2000 Scruggs no o Missoula MT 5 R2 heads
B117 R3 na R2604 1996 Lowry no ? Ft. Worth TX 3 R2 heads
B153 R3 JTR3SN305 63V8546 Conv 1999 Parker no ? Belvidere IL 5 R2 heads
EX2124 R3 na loose 2000 Petrass no na South Bend IN 3 R2 heads
EX2132 R3 na R5650 EX2947 1975 Bainbridge no p Vancouver BC 1
P83516 R3 na R2651 1998 Pfaff no p DeWitt MI 5 299 unnumbered prototype (Vince G.)
na R3 RS1021 R1025 1998 R .Crall Lyman ME 4 Paxton R3 prototype on R2 (Egbert, G. Crall)
B299 R3 na loose 1998 Myer Duncan Falls OH 3  
B300 R3 na R5482 2002 Null no o Long Beach CA 5 299 (Ventris,Bergener)
Part B  - Cars Reported with R3/R4 but No Engine Identification
  Engine Car that Date of    Last Convsn Location State JTN Remarks
  type engine was last known owner code ver.  
  in as of date> report   code
  R3 R2071 1997 Stroud ? Williamsburg VA 2  
  R3 R2678 1975 Schlicting ? Janesville WI 3 (Flowers), unmarked Paxton block
  R3 R2704 1997 Galyean ? Canby OR 2  
  R3 R3584 1980 Simpson ? Mechanicsburg PA 1  
  R3 R4041 1973 Fenick ? La Jolla CA 1  
  R3 R4442 1973 Castor ? Wichita KS 1  
  R3 R4552 1971 ? ? Carson CA 1 for sale in 1971, Gold
  R3 R4606 1997 Cooke ? Baltimore MD 2  
  R3 R4637 1999 J. Hanson ? Cambridge MA 2  
  R3 63 Avanti 1999 L. Hanson ? Vancouver WA 2
  R4 R4866 2000 E. DeSilva ? Ft. Lauderdale FL 2 Dual blowers
  R3 63 Av 1996 Dye ? Carlisle PA 2
  R3 63 Daytona HT 2000 Firce ? Levittown PA 3 (J. DeSilva,B. Dwyer)
  R4 63 Av 2000 Sunnenberg ? Cincinnati OH 2 blue, B40,41,45, or 48
  R3 none 1999 ? ? Vancouver BC 3 Muffler shop owner, NOS
  R3 63 Avanti very old Anxolabehere o Oakland CA 1 (Rice) red/blk car with A/C
  R3 63 Avanti very old Rios ? San Jose CA 1 gray car
  R3 63 Avanti 1999 Godbey ? Sarasota FL 3 auction
  R3 unknown 1970 Banke na Tualatin OR 1  
  R4 parted early Paxton na na na 3 B'ville engine, bad wrist pin
  R3 63 Avanti 2000 unknown ? ? WA 1 Mike Dotson restored
  R3 R4130 early Norris p McKinney TX 1 original block lost, low B #
  R3   R5532 1998 Lange   d Uniondale NY 3  
R4 63 Regal 2 dr 1966 Marriner d South Africa 1 TW 8/00 Kruger
R4 none  60's Peterson Engine Swap book na CA 1
R3 55 coupe 1965 Freeman   o Jackson MS 1 went to Amherst, OH
R4 ? 1965 Clark Jackson MS 1
R3 63 Cruiser 1966 ? o South Bend IN 1 black 4 spd engine lost
R4 63 Avanti 2001 Molnar South Bend IN 3 SDC 2000
R3 63 Avanti 2001 J. Schwartz Elkhart IN 3 SDC 2000
R3 Avanti 2001 ? VA 3 reported by R. Yeats
R3 R1144 2001 Wood Johnstown NY 3
R3 R3842 2001 Randle Indianapolis IN 3
R3 RQ3923 2001 Toering Netherlands 3
R3 ? 2001 Folder UK 3 reported by Mischa Lemaire
R4 42 coupe 1964 Greenhalgh   NY 1 open wheel track racer
Part C - Cars Known to have Owner Built Engines with R3/R4 Components
Engine Engine Factory Car that Date of    Last Location State JTN Remarks
B # type serial # engine was last known owner ver.  
  if any in as of date> report   code
na R4 RS1850 R4832 2000 Sparks Modesto CA 5 Dual blowers, 2 AFB's, R4 intake
na R3 PK307 Avanti #1963 2001 Stude Museum South Bend IN 5 Ron Hall's Bonneville car
na R3 na 64V5866 DayHT 2000 Sunnenberg Loveland OH 4 Original R1, upgraded (Ron Hall, Krem)
  na R3 JTSK304 64V11471 1999 Maynard Crete IL 5 Original JTSK304 R2 w/ R3 heads (Bennett,Slusser)
  na R3 RS? R4553 1985 Richter ? CA 0 Original R2, upgraded, (J. Reynolds, Ellerbe)
na R4 na 40 Ford 1968 Brooks Napa CA 1 Rod and custom magazine 1/68
na R3 na 53 Coupe 2000 Best Harrsion ID 5 R3 heads
na R3 na 64V1001 Cnv 2000 Wolff Evergreen CO 5 Bonneville #1, R3 heads
na R3 na R5394 1998 known known - 5 engine built from R3SJ330 (McLeod)
na R4 na 60 Hawk 1998 Garner? Chula Vista? CA 3 Black car seen at '98 La Palma, full R4 intake
na R3 na R5625 1998 Nostalgia Motors Wixom MI 4  
na R4 R3874 64 Cmdr 1999 Bell Western Austr 5  
na R3 na R2372 1998 D. Jones Bethlehem PA 5 R3 heads (DeSilva)
na R3 ? R5523 1998 Firce Levittown PA 3 (DeSilva)
na R3 na 64V1078 Day 2000 Bove Cincinnati OH 5 built on B20, stroked (Walker)
na R3 na 53 Cmdr 1973 Nelson Castro Valley CA 3 San Luis Obispo meets
na R3 na 55 Speedster 2001 Nordstrom New Braunfels TX 5 Aluminum R3 heads
na R3 na R1018 1975 Spring Schenectady NY 1 RS-1024
na R3 ? 63 Lark 1998 Childers Brooklyn Park MN 1 R3 upper on R2 (Williams)
na R3 na R4130 1999 Hess Jupiter FL 5 stamped B98 (Norris,Christie)
na R4 na none 1999 Songer Long Beach CA 5 R4 intake, Al heads only
na R4 ? loose 2000 Firce Levittown PA 5 (Johanssen)
na R3 ? 63 Avanti 2000 Mike Myer Duncan Falls OH 3 built on RS block
Part D - Factory Installed Engines Known to have been removed
Engine Engine Factory Car that   Last     Location State JTN Remarks
B  # type serial # engine was   known owner     ver.  
  of engine installed in   of car   code
? R3 R3SK318 R5593   Bove     Cincinnati OH 4 car,eng separated
? R4 R4K325 64V15405 known   MD 5 engine believed lost circa 1966
? R3 R3SJ330 R5394 known       NY 5 block replaced (McLeod)
? R3 R3S1496 R5625 Booth     Wixom MI 5 block replaced (Velick)
? R3 R3SK301 R5532 Lange     Uniondale NY 5 engine replaced in 1964
Part A contains all the Paxton built engines that have been identified by many researchers and owners over 30 years.
Part B contains cars that have been indicated as R3/R4 powered but not by engine serial number.
           All the data we have of these engines is shown here.
Part C identifies engines/cars that were owner built from various authentic R3/R4 components.
B Engine Statistics: 71 actual (A) identified, 11 estimated (E) to be authentic, 9 lost (L) by number, 15 too old (O) to count as identified
Part D is a summary of the fate of factory R3/R4 engines that are no longer intact in their original cars.
B47 is highest B # for a factory serialized engine that we know about.
There were R3 engines that went to the factory, got R3S #'s and were not factory installed in anything. 3 of those are shown above.
R3S1496 and R3S1148 appear to be 63 style engine serial #. Others are 64 style #.
Conversion code: p=Paxton, o=owner, d=dealer, na=factory equipped.
We don't know if any R4's had a factory # or went to South Bend other than the R4K325.
R5643, the last Stude Avanti,  is in the Crawford Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
Names in parentheses under remarks are the former owners of the engine.
Bonneville #5 R3 Hawk was raced by Dick Passwater with R2 as #33.
B26 is believed to be the 170 cid 6 cylinder engine run at Bonneville in a Commander #7
The engine B98 in R4130 is a replacement for an early B engine
B32 was once in Bonneville Avanti #8
There was a Burbank Avanti modification shop that scrapped some number of entire R3 and R4's
JTN verification codes
5= very current news    4= recent news    3= recent status but incomplete data   2= club roster entry    1=old data    0=no data
This coding is intended to indicate the quality of the data shown
B67 has a Winfield 69 cam.
As this roster is improved, new entries such as the R3 variations and other R3 accessories might be added if sufficient data allows
  cam, HO pulleys, double valve springs, tranny, axle type and ratio, suspension pieces, A/C, etc

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1963 R-3371