Howdy All You Opelers,
Just got back from a nice Saturday morning drive in my 71 GT. Planning to bring it (on trailer) to Springfield, Illinois for the Mother Road Festival car show. My one frustration (other than my difficulty getting in and out of my GT with a limited bend left knee) has been a amp gauge wanting to shoot way up in the positive range when revving the engine. During idle, the needle will drop back down toward zero (where it belongs); then go back up pegged in the positive range. While driving, the needle will stay pegged in positive for several miles, then drop back down to zero.
I'm hoping it is not the alternator (original style 35amp) or regulator (3 or 4 yrs old). Maybe a simple slipping of the fan belt? Oh well, I'll get it sorted out by the end of this month. I love driving my GT on a nice, cooler day. Also, always enjoy the looks from people in the neighborhood when they see a nice Red GT drive by. Will look forward to seeing my Opel friends in Springfield.