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    Solo II is fun in a GT! okieopel's Avatar
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    Congrats on your recent class victory in Heritage ClassR (Triumph not a good name for the competition) and 2nd over all for points in Novice for 2019. Very impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by okieopel View Post
    Congrats on your recent class victory in Heritage ClassR (Triumph not a good name for the competition) and 2nd over all for points in Novice for 2019. Very impressive.
    Thanks Dan, and everyone else!
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    Congratulations!

    Way to go! Your car looks great.

    Bill Bertram
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    I think my year of auto crossing has come to a close. This year I went to all 13 events in my area and won trophies at every event (I did have competition too lol). There is one more event that Iím probably not going to so I will probably fall from 2nd to 3rd out of 60 in the novice class, but Iíll still be 1st in Heritage classic Race.

    The competition was tough this year and my Opel and I really had to fight to beat some very good drivers.

    My Opel spent at least 30 miles above 5000rpm and I accidentally hit my emergency rev limiter of 6700 (or more) several times.

    I only hit a handful of cones, and I only broke down twice. Both times for the throttle linkage popping off. One of those times I managed to fix the car in the track without DNFing and got the slowest clean time of the day.

    I have had to do almost zero maintenance on my car this year and nothing has truly broken (yet). Iím very proud of my GT and how well I seem to have built her.

    Thereís more speed in her, but itís going to be tough to get it out.

    For the future I really need a few things to make the car more drivable on course. I am severely limited by my redline and gearing. I constantly have to feather the throttle in high speed sections because Iím above 6000rpms in second and third is way too big of a jump down in rpms.

    - I really want a mild cam where I can actually make a bit more power above 6000rpms.
    I spend all my time on the track and highway above 4000rpm anyway. Low end power isnít as important to me.

    -I need to get the thicker OGTS rear sway bar (not the front one though. The addco one is sized better for me). I need to modify my upper control arms to get some negative camber. +1į isnít cutting it. I also need to drop the rear trailing arm mounts to adjust my anti-squat geometry.

    -I would like a lower rear end ratio to drop my rpms a bit (since I canít afford a close ratio gearbox to make 3rd nicer)

    -an LSD would shave off an incredible amount of time on the track. Iím constantly fighting one wheel spinning on turns.

    -Iíll probably drill out the vacuum advance port that my DCOE has a blank for, and go back to a vacuum advance distributor. I miss the 55į of advance at partial throttle. Plus the advance will help the transition from partial to full throttle.

    -eventually I will rebuild the engine with balanced components and tune it to 1999cc with Risse high compression pistons (itís currently 1980cc with OGTS 2.0 pistons) I really want a redline above 7,000rpm but I wonít do this unless this engine is toast in the future.

    These are all things that I probably wonít get to for a number of years. Iíll probably do the Quaife LSD first because my early rear end is a weak link in my setup right now.

    Regardless of what parts I need to make my car more competitive for its awful PAX modifier, I had a lot of fun this year. I probably wonít do any car shows anymore. These moving car shows are much less stuffy and more fun to me! No car show politics to deal with







    PS

    No change in compression after this year in autocross. The numbers are just as bad as before. Average 135psi dry and 150psi wet. Guess Iíll just keep enjoying it. I wonder if my stock 2.0L cam is a bit worn. #1 might have a little ring sealing trouble, but it hasnít changed pressures in the last 5 years so what the heck.
    Last edited by Knorm65; 10-14-2019 at 05:12 PM.
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    I really think you should pop some 2.2 /2.4 valves in that stock 2L head of yours, do some nice port work and upgrade to a combo cam, I'm sure that will yield you another 15 to 20+hp.

    According to Bob's measurements, the stock 2L heads only flow 92 cfm vs the stock 1.9 heads 88 cfm on the intake valves. On a 1.9 heads with larger Opel 45 mm intakes Bob's get simular flows to 1.72 Chevy valves witch is 110+ cfm. So their is much more potential power for you with these upgrades
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    Wow! This photo was taken by a fellow autocrosser named Taylor Dewitt.
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    Just to compare notes. After 2700miles, my fresh 2L with an Isky OR-66 hyd cam, dry test gave me 148-145 -142 -150 psi.


    P.S.Your car pictures look awesome!
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    Very nice Kyler, sounds like you had a great summer You are definitely taking the Opel to the extreme. Just goes to show what awesome cars we all get to drive whether its on the track or just pleasure driving
    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    Just to compare notes. After 2700miles, my fresh 2L with an Isky OR-66 hyd cam, dry test gave me 148-145 -142 -150 psi.


    P.S.Your car pictures look awesome!
    Thank you! I think your cam has an 8į overlap which isnít very much. Your numbers would be a bit higher with my cam but probably not much.
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    My Opel ended up getting first in its class and 2nd out of nearly 60 novice drivers this year. Canít wait to get out there again and beat some more miatas

    Put on some new wheels and tires the other day. 15x8 Rota TBTs ET0 with Toyo Proxes RR1 225-45-r15 tires front and rear. Looks great. Canít wait to try them on the track.



    I have some adjustable uniball rear trailing arms and a watts link coming in from Germany and Iím planning on dropping the rear trailing arm mounts 1Ē to correct to anti-squat geometry. I might also make some adjustable camber control arms and strengthen them up a bit!
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    Kyler, You only go around once! You are having fun, live it and love it. The years will go by so very quick.

    Paul in Mi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    My Opel ended up getting first in its class and 2nd out of nearly 60 novice drivers this year. Canít wait to get out there again and beat some more miatas

    Put on some new wheels and tires the other day. 15x8 Rota TBTs ET0 with Toyo Proxes RR1 225-45-r15 tires front and rear. Looks great. Canít wait to try them on the track.
    Sweet trophies! I like the tire/ wheel combo, they look sticky. If you are needing to try them out, we used to run Solo II's on the south east corner of lloyd noble.
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    Congratulations Kyler, nice representation for the Opel GT
    I like those wheels, very sharp. Paul's comments are right on, lots
    of wisdom in those words

    Keep having fun, but always be smart and safe

    Keep on Opeling rubber side down and shiny side up
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    Very impressive Kyler, nice work. I'll be following your mods to the rear suspension closely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by okieopel View Post
    Sweet trophies! I like the tire/ wheel combo, they look sticky. If you are needing to try them out, we used to run Solo II's on the south east corner of lloyd noble.
    Iíll probably go to the car meet there on Thursday unless we move it to the parking garage again.

    Thanks! I like the wheels/tires too. I wanted to try something different than the banana spokes that every modified GT has. I think these wheels look like a modern take on a retro 4-spoke.
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    Way to go Kyler that's getting it done
    Yes the rims/tire match up look great
    They actually look closer to the paint shceme I'm working on then My rims
    want to trade LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
    Kyler, You only go around once! You are having fun, live it and love it. The years will go by so very quick.

    Paul in Mi
    Especially once you have children
    Then not only do the years go fast but so does your opel money
    If you make it through an entire day and learned nothing you weren't paying attention

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