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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie1966 View Post
    Well this 2017 idea went down hill very quickly. The engine seems to be seized so the plan will be shelved maybe until SciFi Guys projects for 2018 thread.
    Is that the Calibra or the GT?
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    I'm back consulting, but full time now, so I have less time but more money to work on my bare-metal, nut & bolt rotisserie restoration of my '71 Opel GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    No, NO, NO! The name of this thread is NOT "Unfinished Opel Project 2017"! You still have 9 months to get that engine unseized. Okay, here's a more attainable Opel project for you: Wipe all the dust off that car and pull out the interior. You're going to have to do it eventually anyway. Go out every day and do one simple thing. Remove a screw. Wipe away some crud. Start the process of taking all the parts off the car. A screw here, a bolt there. Then you'll be able to patch that floor with beer cans and put the engine from your Astin Martin in it for track day.
    What he said in bold. It's important. REALLY important to me.

    We have a limited number of minutes/hours/days that we can do things with our lives. If you promise yourself, and keep the promise, that you will do SOMETHING, anything, in addition to the "job" you have to do, every day, then you can accomplish so much.

    It was a new year resolution of mine a long time ago. I might d something for my Opels, or play with my projects, or even go online and learn something new but every day I do SOMETHING that means my day wasn't wasted on "work". Of course sometimes I cheat a little and say to myself that "cleaning the kitchen" counts.

    Most days, however, have added value.

    So, get out there. Do something every day. At the end of the year you might have done 365 extra things that you wouldn't have done otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwilford View Post
    Is that the Calibra or the GT?
    Fortunately it's the yellow GT that has the seized engine but on the plus side I do have a spare Calibra 2.0 turbo engine sitting in the shed without a home, so maybe.

    Good idea on doing one thing every day to your Opel. I'll start next week!
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    "You can't fix stupid, but stupid eventually fixes itself." -Issac T.

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    Ha ha
    When look at this picture
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    I be curios if the new trigger disk inside the distributor work better as the old scratched one

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