Hello. I'm building a 1966 opel rekord b 2 door for my very first car. My father bought this car in the 90's and originally it had a 1700cc cih engine with a small solex carb. The car has been repainted at sometime but the original color was alaska grey. Nowdays it is in pretty bad condition but it has no rust. Still has the original engine and trans but the engine has been rebuilt and bored to 1900cc with a weber dgv carb. You might be thinking that I'm going to ruin it because I will be throwing the original drivetrain out but the thing is that the interior is all gone and many of the original parts are gone so it would be wayy too hard to restaur it to original condition.
So the plan is to make this car a good for the street. It will be getting a c24ne engine with some kind of street cam and stiffer valvesprings. The valves in the stock 2.4 head are big enough so the head will only get a mild porting. Crank, pistons and rods are all very low mileage. Pistons and rods are under 10 000km driven and the crank is about 80 000km. And to feed it all it will probably get a pare of dcoe 45mm's and a high flow exaust manifold. (Looking for around 160-180hp at the tires)
The other parts of the drivetrain will be something like a 240 getrag 5 speed and 75% lsd differential so it can handle the power. All tho the stock u joints might be a bit risky but hey we will see...
The car will get a red interior and a fresh coat of paint with a white/black rally color steem which was used in 1960's when these cars where used as rally cars. In sweden
I will also upgrade the brakes because when you have that kind of power you need some brakes to stop that power. And it will also get bigger wheels and grippyer tires to put that power to the ground. I will also throw in some homemade leafspring slapperbars to elinimate wheel hop while accelerating.
If you want to follow this project I will be mostly active on my instagram accout @fmk garage and I will probably post some bits and pieces here and in my youtube channel @FinnishMotorFreak
In the pictures you can see the c24ne parts and the car in 2009 when it was in driveable condition