Well hi all and welcome all to my GT3 thread.
Now that my GT1 is back on the road and GT2 has stalled due to the amount of work and budget required this is on hiatus but the budget is being worked on and I will get back to it. I have started to have thoughts on my yellow 1970 GT.
Those thoughts have turned to building a mild track toy just for fun. Isn't that where it always starts? Leading on from those who said on another thread "do something with your Opel every day, no matter how small" Most of what I do to my Opel seems to be on this forum and now with this thread I will document my ideas and actions for my GT3.
With the engine being seized I thought about fitting a 2.0 turbo engine I have into it. The problem is not so much the engine installation but everything else that need to be done. It turns out it would be substantial and most likely never be completed. Amazingly common sense has kicked in and this idea has been shelved for now. Back to basics thinking lead me to the idea of a 1.6 ltr XE engine from the Opel family. It puts out about 110 European HP(there is a difference to US HP) An extra few HP can easily be got. It is a light car and stripping it will help. I can probably use the original gearbox and drive train. A small upgrade to the brakes and improve the suspension like adding anti roll bars and I should have a nice little racer for me to enjoy. By the way from research that 1.6 can be uprated to 220HP if the need arises and budget is available. Feel free to comment and I will have a few more pictures added in a couple of days.