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I thought that double barrel air cleaner was used on the 1.1L engine. It sure doesn't have the regular snorkel used on a 1.9L engine. I've never even seen a 1.1L engine before. If anyone is seriously interested in this car it's about 20 minutes away from me in Lake Ronkonkoma, I may have a bit of time to look at it this weekend.
 

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GT VIN#931805890

The VIN number indicates that it's a late 1969 Bochum manufactured 1.1 GT. In 1969, all Bochum Opel models started with chassis # · · 1535504, while in 1970 all models started with chassis # · · 1891174, the first two numbers identifying the model.
 

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Damn damn damn, stupid of me, i didn't had a look at the motor!!
Just looked at the exterior differences like there are:

1) the chrome on the small 'backwindow'
2) the clock in the instrumental panel
3) the ampere and oilpressure clock

But indeed it has its OPEL GT emblem on both sides and as you all can see, it's an 1100 motor. The box before the radiator is also typical for the 1100 (like said before).

Can it be that the first part of the airfilter, not the 2 pipes going to the carbs, is from a 1900?

Sorry for the mistake!
 

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Air filter canister and rubber bellows

ALL GT air filter canisters and rubber bellows are the same regardless of year or engine used.

Interestingly, when trying to find an original GT air filter, the ONLY listing is for the GT 1.1, but now you know that the same filter is used for the 1.9 as well.
 

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Actually, my 1.1L has a different air filter canister in that there is a carb vacuum port (factory) attached to it. Don't know if this is 1.1-specific or an early-69 detail. Regardless, the air filter is the exact same, as Otto said.

Walter
 

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Re: Air filter canister and rubber bellows

tekenaar said:
ALL GT air filter canisters and rubber bellows are the same regardless of year or engine used.

Interestingly, when trying to find an original GT air filter, the ONLY listing is for the GT 1.1, but now you know that the same filter is used for the 1.9 as well.
The early '69's came with an oil bath air filter. I remember replacing mine with a paper filter set up from a junkyard (that's what the recyclers were called way back then) GT. Also picked up the rear console at the same time.
 

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1.1 L

Plus, the 1.1L GTs start with a vin # of 93, 1.9's were 94 and March 1971, 77 started for US and 79 for the rest of the world. The base-model 1100GT or Model 93 was withdrawn after 2 years and only 3,573 were sold. This info comes from the book Opel GT Gold Portfolio. There's a lot of neat info and pics there! I got mine from e-bay.

Hey tekenaar,my early 69 starts with 94 173, is that the code for one made there with a 1.9? Where did you get this info about vin #'s. There has been a lot of questions about vin#'s, can you tell exactly what year the car was made for all different years by the vin #? Also, when you refer to chasis number, I take it you don't mean the number stamped on the metal of the radiator support?
 

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Opel model VINs 68 - 75
 

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1.1 air filter canister

PROPEL said:
Actually, my 1.1L has a different air filter canister in that there is a carb vacuum port (factory) attached to it. Don't know if this is 1.1-specific or an early-69 detail. Regardless, the air filter is the exact same, as Otto said.

Walter
Forgot about that, since that "vent" tube, connected to the valve cover at the other end, is built into the carb snorkel on the 1.9 engined GTs.
 

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i beleive thats considered a 69'
 
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