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    So Much For Opel Rehab.

    Thanks Guys!

    I had my ten year chip, but NOOOOOO!

    Ya'll got together, whispering, and snickering.

    "Hey, we'll send him a ... That'll get him hooked again."

    Now I own Five Opel Gt's.

    It's all Your Fault!
    I'm just another Opel Rehab Failure.

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    James I was clean for almost 20 years...

    Then the Opel bug ,which layed dormant for years, smacked me yet again.

    I feel sorry for the more advanced infections....

    Is there any cures?...

    Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrench459 View Post
    James I was clean for almost 20 years...

    Then the Opel bug ,which layed dormant for years, smacked me yet again.

    I feel sorry for the more advanced infections....

    Is there any cures?...
    Man, I never stood a chance.

    First there was that Todd Guy, you know, the one who's always hanging around.

    "Hey, here's some shiny window cranks."

    Then that Rally Bob Guy sends me a headliner, so I have to buy new window rubber from Gil, the biggest Pusher of them all, and the next thing you know...

    I'm calling up my little sister, "hey Barb, lets see if our credit card numbers are the same."

    "Poly this, Poly That, Oh Yeah, Heavy Duty..."

    I'm stalking the Mailman.

    I'm walking out of Lowes, with a CC receipt, and three hundred bucks worth of oven cleaner, spray paint, sandpaper, and soap.

    I came home today for the first time since Friday.

    The Cat talked non stop for a half hour.

    I don't speak Cat, but I get the drift.

    Include me, or say goodbye.

    Which is a far better deal than the ex wife offered me.

    So next week when I go to Tom's my cat will get to free range his back acre.

    My name is James, I'm an OpelHaulic....
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    BW, what started all this was now I have 5 GT's and Tom has a shop with all the extra parts from the 6 GT's he parted out.

    So I guess I'm back in the Opel Biz.

    Here we go again....
    I'm just another Opel Rehab Failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowkey View Post
    BW, what started all this was now I have 5 GT's and Tom has a shop with all the extra parts from the 6 GT's he parted out.

    So I guess I'm back in the Opel Biz.

    Here we go again....
    Now don't you feel better since you got your Opel fix There is no cure, rehab only make you more nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by poor gt View Post
    Now don't you feel better since you got your Opel fix There is no cure, rehab only make you more nuts
    I'm still looking for a 2.2L GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeOpel View Post
    I'm still looking for a 2.2L GT
    Thanks George.

    The place needed a name, now it has one, "Opel Junk."

    Anyway, no we don't have a 2.2 GT, and we won't ever have one.

    What we will have is "Stock," parts, cleaned up, and painted shiny.

    Like a good used differential, out of a 73, that had an Automatic.

    So it was never abused.

    Or a stock wiring harness.

    Or a no rust, cut up body piece.

    Stuff like that.

    Or how about a complete GT Automatic conversion kit, including radiator, and everything to make a GT an Automatic, even the brake pedal.

    Nothing from Germany, nothing, new, nothing, wild, just good used Opel Junk.
    I'm just another Opel Rehab Failure.

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    A reliable source for good used Opel parts at reasonable prices is always a benefit to the hobby.

    (Enabling owners to inquire without being subject to someone's overt mis-information or without being charged to support someone's bloated overhead, is an added plus).

    Just so folks know where they can go, a good idea is to have fliers with contact information printed up and forwarded to the show organizers in time for distribution at places like Carlisle and Tacoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowkey View Post

    The place needed a name, now it has one, "Opel Junk".
    Glad you and your cat have came to terms. LOL.

    It was great meeting you and Tom, there's a helluva collection of parts and knowledge right there! I got the bolts, thanks again.

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    Dedicate a name and contact information for your business, then request becoming an addition to the "Part Suppliers" section of this board.

    Your posts have more narrative value and are much more enjoyable to read compared to the self-serving word-spew we're currently being subjected to by others here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Roy View Post
    Glad you and your cat have came to terms. LOL.

    It was great meeting you and Tom, there's a helluva collection of parts and knowledge right there! I got the bolts, thanks again.
    LOL Indeed, I'm stuck at Tom's with a blown engine, and a pissed off cat who is sleeping in my car because Toms cat is anti social to other felines.

    But at least I brought him along.

    BTW, told you you needed the bolts.

    Call us anytime.

    We answer the phone in the daytime, and early evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous D View Post
    Dedicate a name and contact information for your business, then request becoming an addition to the "Part Suppliers" section of this board.

    Your posts have more narrative value and are much more enjoyable to read compared to the self-serving word-spew we're currently being subjected to by others here.
    WOW, Thank You for the kind words.

    We are currently working on finding a niche in the Opel World.

    Like complete automatic conversion kits, or stripped bodies, delivered, ready to be restored, using the parts from the GT you already have. Even if you just need a GT body chunk.

    Texas has a large stock of Opel stuff, and we have some of it.

    We have no interest in importing stuff from the Fatherland, doing wild conversions, building extreme engines, or selling complete cars.

    Unless it's a really rare, barnfind, or something.

    Speaking of which, stay tuned, because we have something in mind for the time when.
    I'm just another Opel Rehab Failure.

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    Why, pray tell, do you have a blown engine?
    Opel GTs are not GM products
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    Quote Originally Posted by First opel 1981 View Post
    Why, pray tell, do you have a blown engine?
    I got stuck in traffic going to Toms, on a Friday afternoon.

    It's only 50 miles, but Friday afternoon. Traffic was a beeyotch.

    The first time, I stopped, it was pegged and smokin. (from the radiator).

    The second time, IT stopped, I got a chance to pull over I got water from a creek.

    The third time, the thermostat was stuck, the tailpipe was smoking, I pulled the thermostat.

    More creek water, I finally made it to Tom's.

    Saturday, 4 cylinders, idled fine.

    Sunday I headed home to see my cat.

    It was running fine, then....

    weird rattle at 3500 rpm.

    No Prob, keep driving.

    TBC
    I'm just another Opel Rehab Failure.

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    Northlake, Southlake, Los Colinas, all good.

    Except for that weird rattle, I think that crank wasn't turned right, IE end play.

    THEN!

    Dallas, traffic, my electric fan, wasn't doing it's job.

    Off ramp this, side streets that, well I made it home.

    Almost.

    Halfway down the alley it DIED like no start DEAD.

    No Problemo muy amigo, muy compredreyes pushed it to muy casa.

    I live in a Hispanic part of town.

    Su Casa, Mi Casa, Su Problemo, Mi Problemo, IE:

    Translation:

    Hey Man, you got a cool car, hey I know you, hey, didn't you help my cousin with his car, hey is your name James, hey, I'm your neighbor.

    your the guy who throws tootsie roll pops at the kids...

    I turn around and a pregnant woman is pushing my car.

    Seriously, I can't make this up.

    I go in the apartment, and the cat is into OMG Mode.

    I feel so LOVED.

    I fall asleep.

    I wake up I start my GT, and it sounds like a John Deer tractor.

    IE: a two cylinder motor.

    So Tom and a tow dolly drag me, and my GT, and my cat, 50 miles to his place.

    My cat has to sleep in my car, and A have to build another car by Sunday, if we want to go home. With a car that is.

    Or take take the bus.
    I'm just another Opel Rehab Failure.

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    i did it for a car, a very special car
    I'm just another Opel Rehab Failure.

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    Oh boy, I hope I am not responsible for any of this
    "Be Water, My Friend" Bruce Lee, December 9, 1971

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