Just wanted everyone to know that another Opel GT is back on the street again after being stored away for over a decade. Its a 70 GT with a 72 rear end. A 2.2 engine. DGAS carb. Many of the suspension pieces have been replaced. Etc.
I grew up with at least one (but as many as four) Opels in the drive. Our family was addicted to them. When I was 15 or so my brother bought an Opel GT. A local tech school did the body work and they claimed that they removed all the rust. Well, not true. My brother found rusted area all over the car that had just been touched up. He took the whole car down to metal, sent the engine off to be upgraded to a 2.2 and then spent several years trying to put it back together.
After 5 years or so he gave the nearly completed car to my father as a gift. My father took a little bit of time and got the car back in running order, and then started to update it. Well, my father is getting a little too old to fiddle with cars (like there is such an age), so he sold the car to me.
On Friday I took it out into the hills and pounded on the car pretty hard. Man, is it a fun little car. And on Sunday we towed it 4 hours to my place in Columbus, Ohio. (if there are any other Columbus Opel owners, give me a yell). Well, today I took the car to get registered and noticed that I had to step on the brakes several times to build up pressure. It turns out that there is a problem with the rear left brake. I found brake fluid all over the inside of the tire, and it ended up emptying brake fluid reservoir. Well, I never made it to get the car registered, but I did have several people come over to my car when I was inspecting the breaks to give me complements about the car (even though it has several new rust spots from sitting so long).