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I would like to install a 600 hp 406 chevy into my 70 opel gt :) Are there any aftermarket parts out there to aid in this swap? Or what other motors would be easier to do? Any and all help would be appreciated:) :) I am a new opel owner but i think this could be a fun little toy. THANKS
 

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You will hear the same from others here. You have to chop up the car so bad it would be dangerous. And most people start this project and find that it's more work than they want to do.

The best advise I could give you is build a tube frame and buy a GT fiber glass body. This would be less work and alot stronger and alot more safe.
 

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Yes don't do it........Unless you are higly experienced and know what kind of work it invloves.
You must as said earlier build a tube frame and place the gt shell on top of it, but if you are going to build the frame you are better off using a fiberglass body anyway.....there is one on ebay right now!
The problem is the V8 is just far to heavy for the GT's frame, and withought a custom built frame with custom suspension it will drive like a brick.
For those that have been around opels for a while know all to well how many GT's have been hacked up because people wanted to put a V8 in them but didn't realize all the work involved and gave up. In fact for as many people I know that have tried I have only seen it compleated once.
But the good news is that there are other alternitives.
You can use the 3.4L out of the late model camaro with minor modifications, and someone correct me if I am wrong but it is actually lighter than the opel motor.
What I have always wanted to do was use a Rotary motor out of an RX7, they are much lighter, make almost twice the power(and can be easily modified) and are smaller so they fit nicely in the engine compartment.
Or you can buy a larger late model opel motor that would bolt in, a 2.2L or a 2.4L, or with a little fabrication a 2.0L 16V opel motor.

HTH

Chris Blust
 

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How do I post a classified ad on this site because it sounds so much easier to finish my toyota pickup instead of starting this one? I dont have any pictures yet but I might be able to get them if any one is interested. Im asking 1500.00 obo unless this sounds to out of line. Im new to the opel world but this one runs and drives nice. Any help would be appreciated. THANKS Chris
 

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runs1066na said:
How do I post a classified ad on this site?
To post an ad: From the main page, click on the "Classified Ads" link in the Main Menu located in the left column. Then click on the category where you want to place your ad. Then click on the "Submit Ad" link at the top of that page.

Gary
<patiently waiting for the updated classified ads module to be released>
 
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