I acquired a 1972 Opel GT for $200, with 1.9L engine with a 4 speed trans. The previous owner ran the engine low on oil. The engine had a rod knock, so I pulled the oil pan and checked the crankshaft out. Found the crank was worn bad.
I have access to a new remanufactured crank at a local machine shop. If Im going to pull the engine and replace the crank. I might as well rebuild the entire engine.
Is there a complete rebuild kit that I can purchase? Or do I need to buy each part piece by piece?
Also, what is the best way to remove the engine from the car? Can it be removed from the bottom? Or thru the hood? Do you need to pull the transmission out? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!