The Scifi Guy's Garage :: The Red Baron(Rest in pieces, in other guy's cars)
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    The Red Baron(Rest in pieces, in other guy's cars)
    1970
    Opel
    GT
    Red
    Lenk wing/hood, splitter, ground effects, louvers

    I started with a GT electric HO race car at age 10 then a subscription to Corvette Corner magazine at age 12(1971). Got my first rust bucket GT at age 19 for a $100. I drove it for a year until it wouldn't go anymore and left it on the side of the road. Then I got my second rust bucket GT at age 20 for another $100. I drove it for a year until it wouldn't go anymore and left it on the side of the road.
    Both were the metallic green color.
    Then I got a good one at age 25(1985). Ole Yeller. I popped a 2.0 in it and put the Mirage body kit on it. I may be the only guy in the U.S. who ever bought and installed that kit. I put about 200K miles on it and stupidly sold it about 12 years ago because the floor boards had started to go. I sold it for $900! What a ****in' idiot. It now resides just two miles from my house in the murder capital of the U.S. and I haven't seen it in all that time.
    Then I bought the Red Baron in 2007. My newest car, still in the making, will have the Racer X theme.

    Modifications

    Lenk hood, wing, and ground effects
    MORE/Opel air splitter/dam
    Blue halogen headlights
    Era non-oem fog lights with yellow bulbs
    '82-'85 Toyota Supra rear side marker lights
    Cheap aero side view mirrors
    Maaco “presidential” paint job and crappy bodywork(some my own, most PO)
    New Opel GT/Pontiac Solstice badging
    Aluminum rear window louvers(gasket mount type)
    Louvered mud flaps
    Vinyl Opel blitz hood decal, Maltese cross door and other area decals, and “Red Baron” wording by Steve Goines
    Assorted Red Baron themed junk that I put on the car for car shows(Snoopy, cap and goggles, etc.)

    White with green/red speckles shag house carpeting
    Black with red trim floor carpets with blitz and wording
    Opel logo head rest and seat belt pads on after market belts
    2000se Mazda Miata/MX5 cream leather seats with scuff guards and matching armrest center console
    Reman real wood oem steering wheel
    White Opel rear view mirror
    Red accents comprising red armrests, vertical door handle, and visors
    VDO vacuum gauge in place of clock
    Opel pocket watch hanging from mirror replaces clock
    Auxillary/extended fuse box
    Electronic flasher relay
    Starter relay mod
    Ignition switch relay mod
    Fog light relay on oem switch
    Headlight micro switch bypass mod
    Rebuilt ignition switch
    Ignition lockout deleted
    Wiper/washer switch and bulb deleted
    WW2 era Opel staff car shifter knob with insignia used as lighter knob

    Basic after market cassette deck, amp, NR, electric interior antenna, and speakers

    2.0L(factory) engine
    Medium lift split profile cam
    RallyBob flowed and ported intake manifold with flow divider
    Weber 38 DGEV carburator with power valve spring mod
    K+N air cleaner on expanded/extended cold air intake
    Posi-Flow electric fuel pump
    Custom aluminum full size copy gas tank
    Sprint exhaust manifold
    Stainless Opel Olympia free flow muffler
    Custom split pipe exhaust with large tips – no resonator
    140amp, internally regulated, 1-wire alternator
    Reduced mechanical advance distributor with no vac advance
    Accu-Fire electronic ignition trigger
    MSD 6AL ignition system and wiring with Blaster 2 coil and tach adapter
    Rebuilt Opel/Chevy TH180 auto tranny(car was converted from stick to auto)
    High stall torque converter
    Auto tranny cooler
    Honda 3-row radiator
    Weapon-R coolant reservoir
    Red 1550 cfm electric fan on adjustable relay supplementing 7 blade engine fan
    Chromed valve, Weber intake adapter, cowl grill, and wiper motor covers
    Chromed thermostat housing and brake reservoir cap
    Opel gas cap used for valve cover oil cap modified to line up straight
    All external engine bolts and every other bolt on car replaced with stainless steel allen head where applicable or available

    Front Addco and rear stock anti-sway bars
    1” lowering single leaf front transverse spring
    1” lowering progressive rear springs
    All the red urethane bushings and assorted rubber doohickeys, mounts, booties, and supports
    Rebuilt rack and pinion with new bushings
    22mm master cylinder with 9” brake booster
    ’77 BMW vented disc rotors and ATE calipers with hub and spacer disc mod
    ¾” rear drum brake cylinders
    Titanium coated brake lines with braided hoses
    KYB heavy duty shocks
    3:18 ratio rear axle

    15” x 7” El Diablo 4 x 100mm rims
    Nitto 450 P195/50 tires

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