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As most of you know I'm considering buying a lovely GT.

What are the main things I should be doing to it, to make it run more smoothly?

Its already had an engine rebuild.

Basically I want it to look like this:

Is this a standard GT?

(sorry if I sound really dumb, but I am new to all this!)
 

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I'm putting together a GT now with rear and side skirts, front
and rear spoiler. I got the rear, side and front skirts from
Opel GT Source for around $1,000 and I'm doing the work
myself. It will cost more if you hire someone to do the work.
Look at some of my pictures in the Old gallery under
Stanley's 69 Restoration.

Stanley P
 

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In addition to the flares and body treatments, you will want to do a couple of things under the hood (if they haven't already been done). The three best things that you can do: replace the Solex carb with a weber (usually for a stock engine, a 32/36 - $300ish is what you want - it's a direct bolt-on replacement. If your rebulit engine has had any porting of the head, or been replaced with a bigger valved head, you may want to upgrade to a weber 38 $300-$400). The next thing that you want is a "Big Blue" Bosch ignition coil ($?). and then get yourself an electronic ignition ($120ish). Regular tune-up components never hurt either (plugs, wires, synthetic oil.....the usual stuff. I've heard (correct me if I'm wrong here guys) that the 2 litre fuel injection adds about 10 horse-power over the carb set up??????? I haven't tried it yet (the future projects have just about stacked up high enough to kill me when they fall over).
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Why bother?

Since you live where you do I would suggest not bothering to beef-up the current motor. Drive it like it is until you decide you want more then get an Opel or Vauxhaul 16 valve motor to replace it with. It will probably cost less then the rebuild on the origional motor did, possibly even less than the Weber carb, and bmost of the late 70's early 80's cars that had the motors also had a 5 speed transmission. We in the states generally pay more than $1000 to put a 5-speed into our GT's, and you could probably find a Manta B for less less than that.
 
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