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General Information

Year
1972
Make
Opel
Model
Ascona wagon
Color
red
History
I got this car from the 2nd owner. It's been in storage for about 6 or 7 years.
1972 Opel Ascona wagon (red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
For now, a stock 2.2 shortblock with 1.9H head and 2.0 valves with modest porting, 10.47:1 compression. Small hydraulic camshaft (.447"/.438" lift, 222/218 degrees @ .050", 112 degree LSA), modified torquer intake, modified 32/36 Weber, Sprint manifold, Compufire ignition, custom 2" exhaust. Custom baffled oil pan. Upgraded tranny cooler, aluminum radiator, electric fan, 3000 rpm stall converter, 63 amp alternator, silicone radiator hoses. Will get twin 40mm Mikunis later on.
Interior
Stock, except upgraded fuse block.
Exterior
Custom made roof rack, adding Bosch chrome driving lights (new) and Carello chrome fog lights (restored), adding custom reverse lights and rear fog light.
Audio
None
Suspension
1" front swaybar, 3/4" rear swaybar. 200 lb front springs, Bilstein front shocks, Koni rear shocks, adjustable panhard bar. Fast ratio (2.6 turns) rack and pinion. Polyurethane rear bushings, front bushings stock for now.
Wheel and Tire
Multiple options: 13 x 6 MSW mesh with 205/60-13 Sumitomo. 13 x 8 steel with 215/50-13 Sumitomo. 13 x 8 and 13 x 9 stock 4-spoke (widened) with 235/50 and 245/50-13 Mickey Thompson. 13 x 8 Keizer with 215/50-13 Kumho V700.

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