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Hi guys here is my first video of my 1969 Opel GT. I will upload other videos in the future of it.

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Pretty exciting there young man! Keep us all posted on this project!
 

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I look forward to being outdone and outperformed on both schedule and final result, by a child.

Get a cheap tripod, it makes filming a lot easier if you want to do lots of this.

And, maybe some positionable LED lights. Any old ugly bulb socket will do.
 

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I look forward to being outdone and outperformed on both schedule and final result, by a child.

Get a cheap tripod, it makes filming a lot easier if you want to do lots of this.

And, maybe some positionable LED lights. Any old ugly bulb socket will do.
We have a cheap tripoid I think my dad got it for free. We use that. I just wish we had better internet because it took 8 hours to upload that video!
 

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We have a cheap tripoid I think my dad got it for free. We use that. I just wish we had better internet because it took 8 hours to upload that video!
When you save the video after editing it you can use a program to compress the video. It will make it a much smaller file with only a little loss in quality. Just be sure you don’t go below 720P quality.

You can download free programs for this in the Microsoft or apple app stores.
 
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When you save the video after editing it you can use a program to compress the video. It will make it a much smaller file with only a little loss in quality. Just be sure you don’t go below 720P quality.

You can download free programs for this in the Microsoft or apple app stores.
Do you know what programs to use? Do use the programs on your Youtube videos?
 

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Here is part 2 of the Opel GT.
 

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Do you know what programs to use? Do use the programs on your Youtube videos?
Not the person you're asking, but I use an old version of Adobe Premier. Old licenses are practically valueless as professionals used to upgrade every year (until they stopped selling the software and only rent subscriptions to it now).

The big free one that everyone uses is DaVinci Resolve.

DaVinci Resolve 17 | Blackmagic Design

Here's a crash course:

DaVinci Resolve: THE Total Guide to the Best Free Video Editor
 

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Not the person you're asking, but I use an old version of Adobe Premier. Old licenses are practically valueless as professionals used to upgrade every year (until they stopped selling the software and only rent subscriptions to it now).

The big free one that everyone uses is DaVinci Resolve.

DaVinci Resolve 17 | Blackmagic Design

Here's a crash course:

DaVinci Resolve: THE Total Guide to the Best Free Video Editor
Our computer actually has a program on it already. The video uploaded a lot faster!
 

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Always nice to know the car starts and runs, although it will be tough on Grandpa if he has to run along side the car with a squirt-bottle while you are driving it.

Any number of people here have the same experience as I had with a car that has been sitting. The gasoline in the tank and in the carburetor turns to sludge Back in the day, they referred to it as "varnish". Once you have surveyed the body and you have reached a conclusion as to the salvageability of the car, the real fun begins and the costs escalate. One of the early tasks is to address the fuel system, starting with the tank. It has to come out and be emptied and, cleaned, and a good recommendation is to have it lined to prevent rust. My tank was so badly sludged that the shop doing the work cut a large window in it to clean it properly, before welding the piece back in. I had my work done at a reputable radiator shop near where I live and I dropped of the radiator at the same time for pressure-testing.

I also replaced the fuel line simply as a matter of course, along with the fuel pump -- neither was terribly expensive. The carburetor will have to come apart in order to clean the float bowl. If it is an original Solex, most people on this board will recommend swapping it out for a Webber. You have lots of time before you need to make that decision.
 

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Always nice to know the car starts and runs, although it will be tough on Grandpa if he has to run along side the car with a squirt-bottle while you are driving it.

Any number of people here have the same experience as I had with a car that has been sitting. The gasoline in the tank and in the carburetor turns to sludge Back in the day, they referred to it as "varnish". Once you have surveyed the body and you have reached a conclusion as to the salvageability of the car, the real fun begins and the costs escalate. One of the early tasks is to address the fuel system, starting with the tank. It has to come out and be emptied and, cleaned, and a good recommendation is to have it lined to prevent rust. My tank was so badly sludged that the shop doing the work cut a large window in it to clean it properly, before welding the piece back in. I had my work done at a reputable radiator shop near where I live and I dropped of the radiator at the same time for pressure-testing.

I also replaced the fuel line simply as a matter of course, along with the fuel pump -- neither was terribly expensive. The carburetor will have to come apart in order to clean the float bowl. If it is an original Solex, most people on this board will recommend swapping it out for a Webber. You have lots of time before you need to make that decision.
We got the carb working so a video of it driving will be coming soon!
 

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here is the first drive video of the GT!
 

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Keep using "Park" as a brake, and you will no longer be able to say that there are no issues with the transmission.
Yah I know that is why I am excited to actually have brakes!
 
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