I'm currently trying to get my 71GT running smoothly. Got some of it torn apart right now and need some advice on some parts before putting it back together.
History: I bought the car about 2 years ago in Longview, Wa. It was running fine then. I put it in storage for awhile; about a year. It stayed there while I moved from Atlanta to Portland. Then it sat covered on the street for awhile as well. I drove it every once in awhile around the block. I think the previous owner(s) put an Isky cam in it. Not sure though. It currently has a Weber DCOE40 and a Pace Setter intake. I'm not sure what the exhaust manifold is(Sprint?). I just bought a Compu-Fire kit and plan on putting that on in substitute of a Mallory coil & points on the Bosch. The fuel pump has been replaced with an electric pump by the previous owner(not sure what brand).
The Weber has a Ramflo air filter and air tubing. I think the tubing was custom made. I'm think of getting rid of that part. It seems like it would hinder performance of the carb. If you look at pictures of it (link below), you'll see what I mean. I believe the heater wall in the car was modified/cut at some time. It feels like there is plastic panel and some bondo in there. Even with that mod done it is really tight with the Ramflo. I'm thinking of just mounting it on the carb without the pipes or switching to a regular weber air filter. I might have to do some more cutting. So some advice on that would be nice.
Also, what does everyone think of the Pacesetter intake? Does it flow well? It looks a little rough inside. I was thinking of polishing or smoothing it out in there. Good idea? You can see from the pics that the previous installer had to ground out part of the intake to make the bolt fit. It's still a good bit of work to install/remove bolts (flexbit helps). I have the vibration-proof plastic w/O-ring spacers as well.
I am thinking of getting the new exhaust manifold from OGTS. Has anyone got info on it? They said it is "in production", so I don't know if there is a wait or if anyone has used one yet. I'm not sure what my exhaust is, I guess a Sprint manifold. It's getting pretty rusty and has a weird weld at the bottom(see pic). I think it would be best to replace. Thoughts?...
I posted pics of my distributor as well. If anyone sees anything like abnormal wear or anything else noticeable, please chime in.
So right now, I'm doing the dist., ignition, cleaning carb and replacing parts, replacing lines/hoses, assessing intake and assessing replacement of exhaust.
Let me know your thoughts.
Pics are in a gallery format at 71OpelGT
( if the link doesn't work - 71OpelGT)