I think at this point, oldopelguy needs to make a decision about what he WANTS to offer. I think there's enough feedback about what we all want for him to make a decision and then he can layout exactly what the package will include.
Personally, I'd like all the harnesses (I think he mentioned that as a possibility), but he'll need to decide what his "standard package" will be and if he wants to accept custom modifications of that standard.
Once the package is determined, I wonder how difficult it would be to come up with an online order form that would email the order with all the specs/options to oldopelguy...or am I overdoing it a bit
i would definatly buy a front wiring harness.... i want to rewire the front end this winter.... how good will the quality be?? when will they be available?? will they start at the fuse box or forward of the firewall??
Those interested in purchasing the wiring harness may want to read through the thread "Electrical Wiring". We've been discussing the various permutations this deal might have...but I can assure you, none of us was considering a chop job like running wires over the radiator!!
Well oldopelguy, it looks as though there are enough takers for the harness. Let us know how your GT goes. Maybe you could layout the packages, final pricing and a timetable for those interested. We'll also need to get you the money, so let us know where to send it. Thanks for your help!
I'm fairly confident we can get enough people together to make this a done deal. I also recently aquired some actual rubber insulated 12ga wire for anyone who really wanted the origional type of configuration, along with some white and yellow 12ga teflon insulated wire.
I have begun the dissassembly process on the GT I am restifying. I've been taking pictures along the way, but I don't expect to have all the work done until sometime after the holidays. (Sorry all!) Just too many other things going on.
I'll plan on supplying just the wires for the headlights at first, then as they are paid for I should be able to get the wire for and offer all the lights and then, eventually, all of the front of the car. That way we can get some of them going sooner as the wire comes in, and those that want more "options" can get theirs in later. I may have also found a supplier for new fuse boxes, and both grey tubing (as origional on my Kadett) and nice heavy wall black heat shrink to make the whole works look as good as it works.
I have a harness that I could send you to use as a model if you need one.
One harness making method I saw when I worked for a defense contractor was to lay it out on a sheet of plywood and put nails at the terminations and where the harness bends. Then you run the wires point to point, wrapping the ends around the nail. Tie wrap or tape the bundle, cut the wrapped end, and you are done.
For the wire that extends into the headlights, you can use MTW wire. It's very flexible and is oil resistant.
Now THAT! is a big problem. I've talked to alot of local shops and always came up with a big "Neg-a-tive". Someone who lives near a plant, like Bendon Wire, would basicly have to go over there and ask where. It may be a special to auto mfg's. We have (my job) a couple of boards like Gary discribed which shows color, terminus connectors and such. Very handy when making kits.
In need of any Harness's I can get. Finally ready to put mine back in place so I can also put the engine back in, and I never realized how bad it was. I've got frayed wires throughout the whole thing, and it is completly covered in grease. I'm afraid if i even pick it up wrong, it will fall apart. lol Im being serious, I dont know what to do here! Any suggestions?
On the way home from Carlisle I thought that it would be fun to see when people had bought their first Opel and what model it was. For me it was 1959 and the car was a 1954 Rekord with three hubcaps and four bald tires for $200. Bill
Vote for the highest speed, in mph, your speedo said or the cops caught you doing or some other device measured your speed at. Tell us about it!
GeorgeOpel's nice little thread about top stock GT speed inspired this thread. Post in that thread if you want...
I’m getting ready to break up the 47 year marriage between my stock exhaust manifold and my intake manifold. I don’t know how to set up the checklist type poll, so let me give it a try here. If your Opel still has the CIH engine, what are you running around town with in your Opel today?