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 recently installed a 3 ohm resistor coil and pertronix ignition system and my 70 gt is running better that it ever has, however I have noticed after just 10 or 15 miles that both the coil and voltage regulator are much too hot to touch and worry this will eventually lead to something bad - I...
Went in June to Germany to get my Calibra ( one of two I now own.. ) and drove it from Poland to Bremerhaven and made a few stops along the way.
This is one of two Calibra I have, this one is a V6 with 5 speed. I plan on selling it in Mid-August then use the money to go get the Gold...
This is a popular thread in another car forum that I frequent, so I thought I would try it out here, and see if it catches on.
In that forum, it is a "sticky" so it stays near the top of the thread list and has about 180 pages of replies. :cool:
Basically, just a few words or whatever you want...