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  1. Amp Gauge too High

    1A - Starting and Charging System
    I have had a problem with the charging system on my GT after taking out of storage and driving it to a car show. It worked fine all day but the next morning the battery was dead. I found no shorts or anything on. I had the charging system tested at Oreilly's and they said the battery was good...
  2. Opel 3.0 - A New Beginning...

    Member Projects
    Ok so I decided to end working on my 1969 Opel GT that some have followed in the Opel 2.0 Thread. There were several reasons which I will let you read about in my closing post on that thread. This thread is to follow the work on my new 1970 Opel GT which I picked up in Greeley, CO. This car...
  3. 1.9 head and all thats required with larger valves and porting.

    Opel Engine Performance Modifications
    hey all I have my motor(10 bolt high compression 1.9) apart and the valves are not sealing well so it looks like I will be having larger valves put in. While it is at the machine shop I'm looking at doing the rallyBob port. My question is with those things done what else will I need to do...
  4. Opel Oil Relief Valve (Why it's Important)

    6A - Engine Mechanical
    Opel observed that early versions of its 1.9L engines were prone to a loss of oil pressure which could result in damage to main and or connecting rod bearings (a very bad situation!) caused by sticking of the early-design relief valve ball. Opel soon issued a repair kit to retrofit these...
  5. BMW M42 engine swap into Manta?

    Engine Swap Forum
    Has anyone looked into using a bmw M42 4 cylinder engine? I am buying a parts car for body and interior panels for my 91 318is and it has a working, complete, m42 with getrag 240/5sp transmission. I know that the opel getrag will bolt in using parts from OGTS. i was wondering how different...
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