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    Opel GT in Distress...Calling all part hoarders- Reward offered!

    I am in the middle of replacing the water pump(painted it Old GM Blue) and decided to pull crankshaft pulley so I can index it for doing the timing legit.

    This pulley was from hell! seriously 2 hours of prying and pounding back in to pry again, tap tap tap...finally got some leverage with a hammer and broke the wood handle off. Then I grabbed the long bar for bead breaking on tires and finally popped off.

    It looks like the woodruff key was not in the slot, hence hard time taking off.

    Anywho, i bent the pulley to all hell, its never going back to true again. So much for driving it this weekend.

    While getting acquainted with the pulley, I noticed what seems to be hairline cracks in the timing cover/oil pump cover. Engine is pretty oily down there, not sure if it needs a new crank seal(pulley sleeve has a minor 360 degree gouge) or if it is indeed these cracks. I noticed before busting out the pry bars etc.

    Long story short.... I need a pulley! and maybe a timing cover someday. Any of you fine young cannibals have an extra pully around? I have paypal and can pay immediately. Im not some cheap bastard either. Expedited shipment would pay you for your troubles.

    I have all kinds of extra parts for possible or partial trade. Alternators, exhaust hangers, handles, points, condensers, Weber manual chokes needing a rebuild etc etc. Let me know what you might need in return.
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    crankshaft pulley needed

    to clarify, you are in need of crankshaft pully for a 1.9. I have plenty of engines in the garage that i think I could pull one off of. I have a few things to do tonight, but will pull one off when I get back.
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    yes sir

    Being in milwaukee this is perfect. Let me know how much you would like, if you can get in mail tomorrow, I might just cry a lil.
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    You sound as though we subscribe to the same approach to auto repair, "To hell with the proper tool; I need a bigger hammer".
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    I'm guessing a gear puller was not in the toolbox.
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    pulley needed

    Jimmy, PM me and we can discuss cost and addresses. the one I took off came rather easy, though I have had some that have been a bear.
    Gerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmelchiori View Post
    I'm guessing a gear puller was not in the toolbox.
    Thanks for stating the obvious, you must be a Bear fan... Jk

    Actually I do have a gear puller, but my garage is a cluster mess from moving. It would of taken me 2 hours to find it. I searched for tricks or techniques, and everyone says it should just pop off with some gentleman persuasion... Oh well at least I got to work on my guns.
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    Your right, I'm a Bears fan. And sometimes a smartass . I'm sure that someone here can help you out.
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    This case is closed... until next time

    Thanks to Opelmn70 my ills are cured. Thanks everyone.
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    Have you checked the keyway on the crank to see if it will hold a new key in place? Nothing like going through all of the motions to have the same mess you started with. You may be searching for a crankshaft as well. Those marks that look like cracks in the aluminum cover - appear to be casting marks from pouring the aluminum, probably nothing to worry about. A gouge that you can feel with your fingernail on the crank pulley is deep enough to sling oil all over the front of the engine.
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    Actually the key is still in the crank. it looks like the pulley was not on crank correctly and lined up with the key. so key is not in slot and causing resistance. I am familiar with casting marks etc, and these do not appear to be such. Definitely has characteristics of cracks, luckily this area is not under oil pressure. I plan on building a 2.0 this winter so ill keep an eye on it.
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    Need seatbeltlight hazard switch cluster now....

    Gentleman,

    Next up I need The lowest switch cluster in the dash, i think it has a fasten seat belt light and brake light check or something. Mine is in many pieces...springs, contacts etc

    I just got done scrubbing the dash and cleaning all the moldy crusty wires. good as new now. You would not believe how nasty it is behind your dash! I also sound deadened the firewall and working on scraping all the old sound deadening off the floors and trans tunnel.
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    Red faceswitches

    Again, it seems that I have what you need. I have about 5 dash assemblies, namely the bezel and speed, tach and gauges. I will look for a 72/73, though I am sure I have several. I will get back to you later tonight.
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    need at least 4 hydraulic lifter retaining collars- or a full set of new lifters

    I am afraid I keep incorrectly adjusting valves without the collar intact. previous owner either beat on this motor or they were set too tight before.

    4 collars are broken making the lifter expand, making adjusting valve clearance difficult. they expand making it seem zero lash sooner. I am either leaving them loose or tightening too tight- or maybe they are fine. whatever the case, I would like to replace missing collars, to be more official.

    I am buying a 2.0 head for myself for christmas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya421 View Post
    I am afraid I keep incorrectly adjusting valves without the collar intact....
    ????
    Collapse the lifters then try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrench459 View Post
    ????
    Collapse the lifters then try again.
    The spring inside lifter does not collapse, it keeps lifter elongated, making me think i'm at zero lash sooner. Retaining collar puts lifter at true position. But for how inexpensive it might be to get some second hand lifter collars, Im gonna try it.

    I think, I did them right, but only way to make sure is new lifters, or at least collars on all 8.
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    a junk set of old hydraulics would be cool too. but just need the collars...

    pretty please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya421 View Post
    a junk set of old hydraulics would be cool too. but just need the collars...

    pretty please?
    Just 4 lifters? Or would you like a few more...just in case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BQS4 View Post
    Just 4 lifters? Or would you like a few more...just in case?
    A few more would be fine but 4 is enough.

    Im buying a 2.0 head from OGTS for a winter project I think, so no definite need for spares.

    Thanks man, just PM me you $ request and paypal address. Or I can send you check money order in mail.
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    looking forward to finishing exterior restoration and need some bits and pieces...

    also on ad board but here we go...

    perfect lenses and mounting bezels

    rear chrome strip, Gary and M610 did you part with yours already?

    light gaskets, window scrapers

    windshield gasket

    rear windshield gasket

    carpet kit

    tell me what you got! I have moolah...
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