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    I checked the guts of Carter fuel pump

    I was always curious to find out how Carter fuel pumps work. So, I cut opened old broken pump. The cylinder is almost entirely occupied by quite powerful electric motor while the pump is relatively small gear type pump. I might be wrong but it appears that the gas is actually flowing through the electrical motor. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.J. Romano View Post
    I was always curious to find out how Carter fuel pumps work. So, I cut opened old broken pump. The cylinder is almost entirely occupied by quite powerful electric motor while the pump is relatively small gear type pump. I might be wrong but it appears that the gas is actually flowing through the electrical motor. Wow.
    Gas needs a lot of oxyge to ignite.
    There's nothing wrong with running gas through an electrical device until there's oxygen too. Then, boom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    You will be far ahead of me with your 2.2 project. You will probably have 2 speeding tickets before my Wagon leaves my driveway.

    Gordon
    The boys are far ahead.I be to sick at time!I realy hope to drive my dream when the results at February 15 will be better!But I think the boys will do the best to build my dream GT.

    Next days I will swap the front bumper at the GTX model again.Bent and grind and polish a new one by hand.The chromie one I made out of the yellow one was not my taste.
    It is all to heavy for me since two weeks now.Most time I must lay in bed or couch
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    My house is becoming an Opel shrine again.

    For better or worse there is no longer a woman here to make the design choices lol.
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    Cool use of car parts. Sorry things didn't work out, 'tis is life sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbertone.gt371 View Post
    It is all to heavy for me since two weeks now.Most time I must lay in bed or couch
    Get well Norbert, old buddy! We are cheering for you.
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    Get Well Old Rabbit

    Hope you Feel better soon my Rabbit friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbertone.gt371 View Post
    Gordon
    The boys are far ahead.I be to sick at time!I realy hope to drive my dream when the results at February 15 will be better!But I think the boys will do the best to build my dream GT.

    Next days I will swap the front bumper at the GTX model again.Bent and grind and polish a new one by hand.The chromie one I made out of the yellow one was not my taste.
    It is all to heavy for me since two weeks now.Most time I must lay in bed or couch

    NEIN! It is not "Schlafen! Schlafen! Schlafen on the couch mitt bier und pretzels!"

    The yellow bumper is good, there is no need to change it.

    We all hope you will feel better soon!


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    Norbert,
    Take care and get well real soon. We can't have the toymaker (little car creator) not feeling his best and laying on the couch..
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    Norbert, I haven't had the good fortune to meet you in person but do wish you the best in healing and health. Take care of yourself.
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    After caving in and giving up on getting a Solex to work, I swapped in a Weber DGAV late last year. After adjusting the carburetor and getting the car to idle, I took it for a ride and then filled the fuel tank for the first time in at least two decades. When I got back in the garage, I noticed gas leaking from the floorboard at the location of the fuel line connection to the tank. I checked and the connection was tight. I also noticed that it did not leak when the car was running in stationery mode, as in when I was adjusting the carburetor. It only leaked when I drove the car down the road.

    I guessed that one of the tank vent lines had come adrift or perhaps the line to the filler pipe had not been properly attached when the body work was done and completed almost a year ago. Holidays and all the other stuff, plus cold weather, got in the way and the car sat until this week's warm spell when I was able to get in and tear out the spare tire compartment and have a look. I did not find anything seriously amiss, but I did not like the way I had routed the lines when I first replaced them, and went ahead and re-did that job. Then I test drove the car, before reinstalling all of the spare tire compartment stuff, and when I got back I found raw gas pooled on top of the tank at the sending unit. Apparently, with the tank full and gas sloshing around, it has found an alternate path out. All of the fasteners holding the sending unit are tight, so my guess is that the gasket is not doing its job. We'll see once Gil gets me the gasket that I ordered. Mildly annoyed...

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    All I did was take a picture of them.



    3AM, still snowing
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    Wow, you might actually get plowed in by the snow plows and have to dig them out.

    Wow, it's been 30 years since I've had to get the snow shovel out to liberate my daily driver GT from the white stuff.

    Oh boy! You'll be able to relive the good old days!


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    When look at the picture,I think my brain is also sick
    The blue GT looks much greater as the black GT.
    Oh oh,now I go old
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post

    The yellow bumper is good, there is no need to change it.
    Good is when I say it will be exelence,not one minute earlier

    Haha
    Today my green 1971 Opel Service Manual in great shape arrived.Come from Connecticut.
    Never see this book so cheap before.Only 38,00 Euro inclusive shipment

    Those guy who sell it must have good heart for poor Opelers! Give me a extra Book as
    gratification! A real self coloring book from the "Partridge Family"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbertone.gt371 View Post
    When look at the picture,I think my brain is also sick
    The blue GT looks much greater as the black GT.
    Oh oh,now I go old
    Make room on the rocking chair for me Norbert, that was my first impression too!

    Doug

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    See? I told you all my pet peeve was the Opels shrunk over the years. The black one is older than the blue one.



    Gordo. What are these things you call "snow plows"?

    Our city doesn't have much use for such things. If you don't live one one of about 7 streets on my side of town, you won't get any assistance with snow. Your best bet is to wait til the $WD guys flatten it all out.
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    Back in the 90's we got 30" of snow one day(Well, actually, it was a 3-day, non-stop, snowfall). My yellow GT was the only car in my apartment complex that could drive through the snow. Well, actually, it was able to get around because it was so light it could drive on TOP of the snow. I saved all my fellow tenants from starvation by driving the 5 blocks to the supermarket for provisions. I see that all your neighbors with big SUV's and trucks are snowed in and helpless. You could become the neighborhood hero, instead of the A-hole who clogs up the street with crappy old cars, if you drove one of your GT's to the store and bought them beer and Pop Tarts to get them through the blizzard!


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Back in the 90's we got 30" of snow one day(Well, actually, it was a 3-day, non-stop, snowfall). My yellow GT was the only car in my apartment complex that could drive through the snow. Well, actually, it was able to get around because it was so light it could drive on TOP of the snow. I saved all my fellow tenants from starvation by driving the 5 blocks to the supermarket for provisions. I see that all your neighbors with big SUV's and trucks are snowed in and helpless. You could become the neighborhood hero, instead of the A-hole who clogs up the street with crappy old cars, if you drove one of your GT's to the store and bought them beer and Pop Tarts to get them through the blizzard!

    I'm not particularly fond of my neighbors. The only reason I'd buy them beer is if the snowpocalypse were severe enough that I would run out of food, and then I'd just want the backup food source to be marinated.
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    Hooray! I fixed it! I didn't think it was possible! I did it! Yay!

    The stainless steel radiator cover that Don Harold made for me has been just great and is the envy of many an Opeler and car dude at car shows. But it had one BIG problem: The hood would hit it when you closed it, causing the front passenger side corner of the hood to lift up above the surrounding fender about 1/4"-3/8". I was told by Don that you can't close the hood with it on and I assumed that meant that a stock hood would have trouble with it. But I have a fiberglass hood without the metal supports underneath that an oem hood has. It still hit "something". I made my own hood strengthening supports out of flat bar metal that I pounded and bent to conform somewhat to the inner curvature of my Lenk hood. It turns out that what was hitting the hood and causing it to lift up when closed and stress and fracture the fiberglass was my support bar on the passenger side. The bar was hitting the front edge of the radiator cover. Could I remove my support bar and pound and bend it to conform to the hood better and not hit the cover? Yes, probably, but that would nuke the chrome I had on the bar and I would have to send it out to get rechromed.

    My hood support bars are mounted under the hinges where the hinges bolt to the hood. Because of the engine tilt to the right and the off-center-to-the-right mounting of the radiator, the right side support bar had to pass over the radiator, whereas the left side support bar doesn't come anywhere close to the radiator:

    Left side, plenty of clearance:

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    Right side support has to pass over the radiator:

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    My support bars also pass over the 2 oval vent screens at the front of the hood and you can see them from outside the car when you look through the vents. It's hard to see, but you can just make out the shadow of the support bar and the bar hitting the radiator cover in these pics:

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    And another pic with the hood almost closed showing how tight the clearance is:

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    Don and his shop are pretty high tech, he made one of the devices on the Mars Rover, and the radiator cover is a marvel of clean craftsmanship and close tolerances. Surely, knowing that you can't close the hood with the cover on, he had made the cover as low as possible.

    But let's double check. There's a lip or ledge around the bottom of the top tank on a GT radiator and the cover pressed on and sat flush on that ledge. I measured the height from that ledge to the top surface of the radiator: 2". Then I measured the height of the cover: 2 5/16"!!! Son of a gun! The darn thing is a good 1/4" taller than it needs to be and my hood is getting lifted up by about that same 1/4"! Schitt, man, I don't want to mess up my nice cover trying to saw 1/4" off of the whole perimeter of the bottom, so I tried doing it with my bench top belt sander with metal grade paper. I ground down just the front right side of the cover to see if it would make a difference. It took freakin' forever. I test fit it and the lift of the hood was diminished! It might work!

    That was last week and it was terrible cold, so it was no fun to work on the car, this weekend was nicer, so this morning I decided to try to cut 5/16" off of the whole bottom of the cover with an angle grinder and cut off wheel. I managed to do it without screwing up, then had to spend a huge amount of time sanding, grinding, and filing the huge burr that stainless steel throws when you work it with power tools. Finally all nice and tidy I went out and slipped it on then closed the hood.......

    Hooray! It worked! The support bar doesn't hit the hood anymore and the hood no longer get's lifted up by the cover when you close it!

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    This was a good weekend!


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