Opelitas strikes again!!! Hope you don't have too much body cancer being from that part of the US! Spent some time there in Groton CT. Lots of snow, and more snow, did I mention snow... Welcome to the pack and get your cooling system up to snuff, winters coming!!!
The GT I bought had been in a state of restoration for 17 years according to the owner. It's a 73 with an automatic trans and the original solex. Body is pretty good except for the underside of the nose, battery rot I guess. Ton's of extra parts 2 motors, a spare auto tranny and a parts car, for $300. Timing is everything in life. EB Mark
Just thought to say mine is a 72 Auto and if your kickdown detent cable isn't adjusted right she will be gutless as all get out!!! I just put a Weber and 4 into one header and even though there was a noticeable improvement, it wasn't what I expected until I got the detent cable and all carb linkage tight and second gear now comes in under dropping the pedal!!! I found a 5/8 crows foot wrench works well in breaking the jam nuts to the cable (2 ea. top and bottom of the tang mount. The transmission is a good GM product that is used in the Isuzu and chevette, the filter and pan gasket kit sells for about $10.00. I belive it's a GM TH180 automatic.
I'm convinced that most of the people who complain about the poor performance of the Opel auto transmission, have the detent cable adjusted wrong. The shifting is so quick on the automatic that the manual transmission Opels have to work hard to keep up.
I'm new to rebuilding cars and i just got this 1973 Opel GT from my stepdad to work on and if i get it running its mine, I have to replace the spark plugs, drain the gas from the gas tank to the carburetor, do an oil change and then i can start on repairing other parts such as the...
I was fortunate enough today for the weather to be nice, so I drove my GT to work, which some months is a frequent event. I am always slightly above posted speed limits (typically 2 to 5 mph), and the route is generally very heavily patrolled. What is it with this car that draws people to...