P.J. Romano's Garage :: My Time Machine
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    P.J. Romano is offline 3000 Post Club Site Supporter
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    General Information
    My Time Machine

    Bought the car in San Diego back in 1989 in running condition, no rust at all. I am the second owner.
    Ground-up restoration done through the 2007-8. Still all original sheet metal.
    - 2010: Carlisle, The best in Show
    - 2010: Carlisle, People’s Choice.
    - 2011: Carlisle, First place Custom class
    - 2012: Carlisle, First place Custom class
    - 2012: Hot Import Dayz Webster NY, Top 30
    - 2013: Carlisle, People's Choice
    - 2014: Kingsville ON, The Best Modified
    - 2015: Carlisle, 3rd place
    - 2015: Springfield, Best GT
    - 2017: Guelph ON, Best in class
    - 2017: Springfield, The best Opel
    - 2017: Springfield, The best GT
    - 2017: Springfield, The longest driven Opel
    - 2018: Carlisle: The Best in Show
    - 2018: Carlisle, Elite Award
    - 2018: Charlotte, The Longest Driven Opel
    - 2019: Deutsche Classic, The best Opel
    - 2019: Berlin Klassik, The class winner


    Steinmetz flares.
    Engelmann mirrors.
    LED H4 headlights.
    LED fog lights.
    Fiberglass engine hood with Aerocatch locks.

    MOMO steering wheel with quick release
    Power locks and windows
    Power quarter windows.
    Reclinable Recaro sport seats with 4 points seatbelts.
    Self-dimming mirror.
    Custom air conditioner.

    Kenwood bluetooth radio, 4x Pioneer speakers, 600W amplified subwoofer.

    2.4 engine bored to 2.5, 181HP.
    Wiseco 96 mm racing pistons, 2.2 Mantzel cylinder head. ENEM X1 cam and valve springs with Kent adjustable sprocket and titanium valve spring retainers.
    DSD Webers 45 DCOE with Dbilas air box
    4 in 1 Headman exhaust header and 2.5" exhaust pipe, Magnaflow mufflers.
    Compufire ignition.
    Aluminum flywheel.
    14" Eelectrical fan with thermo switch.
    Electrical fuel pump and inertia cut-off switch.
    3-core aluminum radiator.
    Oil cooler.
    70A Denso alternator, 2.4 starter.
    S10 clutch, Getrag 240 5-speed transmission. Quaife LSD.
    Unisteer electrical power steering.

    Lowered 2", intermediate front spring with Chrysler long ball joints, progressive rear springs, gas shocks.
    Aluminum skid plate.
    Reinforced front oscillating arms.
    Adjustable aluminum trailing arms.
    Adjustable aluminum panhard bar.
    Front and rear anti-sway bars.
    Poly bushings all around.

    10x15 Minilite rims.
    285/40-15 Yokohama AVS Intermediate tires.
    Irmscher vented front disc brakes.
    Rear disc brakes.
    22 mm master brake cylinder.
    9" brake booster.
    Wilwood proportioning valve.

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