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Well folks, I have place my 71' GT into the hands of MVP German Auto Specialists in Tucker Georgia. They will do anything you want them to, from frame up restoratio to just fixing a few things.

They are basically going to make a list of things that are to be done, and then I get to pick and choose as my finances will allow. I have the engine in there, and I think that this is probably the way it will go...

New front mounted intercooler and radiator.

Electical system and gagues (like speedometer and tach etc..)

Shore up and get the suspension firmed up, and probably lower the car.

Exterior

Interior.

I am still a long way away, but now at least I am working with a restoration place that after meeting them gives me alot of confidence. They will be looking at the car this week (and not charging for the list and look which will more than likely take some time), and then once I hear back from them and start on the process I will keep everyone informed as to how it is going.

I will say that the considerable information that I have already garnered from this site is great. Things like the wiring diagram will save much time and money in the long run.

But as I said, I will be keeping this updated so that I can get suggetions and any tricks that will help to again keep that cost down.

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Paulie;
I work in Tucker, GA. Just off Mtn. Industrial, on North Royal Atlanta Dr. Where is this place in Tucker?
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The address...

OK, this is the way I know how to get there....up 78 N, and then take the Mtn Industial Rd exit. Go Left on to Mtn Industial, and at Hugh Howell Rd make a Right. There is a BP station at this intersection.

Then they are about 50 yards down on the Right. It houses 2 places that both work out of the same bldg....Atlanta Corvette Center and MVP German Auto Specialist.

The manager is Mike May, and he is a really nice guy that from our conversation is very smart. A salesman of course, but I really think he knows his stuff. The phone number is 770-496-0980.

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When you get the quote let us know how much. I have some work that needs done and would like to farm out some of it. (A/C install, body work, painting, etc)

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Just the thing we do, here in our multitude of shops. Currently getting under way with a 67 Kadett LS, owner wants rust removal, treatment, patch and or replace. Body and Paint, sound deadening added to the interior, Front suspension rebuilt and then see where it goes from there. Also working on a few personal Projects, my 1970 Killer Texas GT, 73 Manta Rallye restoration, 75 Ascona mild custom, with Recarros & rear disc brakes. And a 72 GT with a 1900 Flat Top FI, Automatic, 318 gears, 4 wheel disc, and a redesigned custom interior with the GT's Thyme based on "OPEL & COKE IT'S THE REAL THING". Colors are RED and WHITE. And we sell used parts along with a few NOS parts.
 

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Paulie;
If you stay straight on Mtn Industrial (instead of turning right on Hugh Howell) go to the second stop light, about 1 1/2 miles, that's N. Royal Atlanta Dr., turn right, go to the 4th building on the right, and that's where I work.
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Rodney,

Didn't know that you'd gone into the Opel business. I thought all those cars around there were drawn in by a giant magnetic field just outside Leonard!

;-)

I'm headed up to Otto's with some parts on Saturday morning and will be up your way to pick up that white Manta. I'm going to swap it out for the Rallye in Greenville and bring that one over to FW.

Sounds like business is good.

I need a pickup tube for an aluminum pan GT engine. Got one?

See you Saturday.
 

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Killer Texas GT said:
Just the thing we do, here in our multitude of shops. Currently getting under way with a 67 Kadett LS, owner wants rust removal, treatment, patch and or replace. Body and Paint, sound deadening added to the interior, Front suspension rebuilt and then see where it goes from there. Also working on a few personal Projects, my 1970 Killer Texas GT, 73 Manta Rallye restoration, 75 Ascona mild custom, with Recarros & rear disc brakes. And a 72 GT with a 1900 Flat Top FI, Automatic, 3.18 gears, 4 wheel disc, and a redesigned custom interior with the GT's theme based on "OPEL & COKE IT'S THE REAL THING". Colors are RED and WHITE. And we sell used parts along with a few NOS parts.
Have any NOS 1.9 WPs? :confused:
 

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1.9 NOS Water Pumps

Yes we have water pumps both for the 1.9 and 1.1 all NOS, more 1.1 than the 1.9. David, just moved you White Gawjaw Manta to the over flow shop it's getting a little tight with 7 cars in the shop so with yours out there, there are 7 in it now with eight still in the yard lined up, If that MAGNET gets any stronger I will end up having to live out here (Tyressa will boot me out of the house if another Opel comes to graze) which ain't that bad, do you know where I can get a cot? I have everything else out here except one of those. And a spare speedo cable for Otto's Kadett, the one I had broke.
David another thing my neighbor painted his Silos, I ain't to happy if you get my drift about 20 to 30 mph that day out of the North, one acres worth of a free paint job. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Rodney,

It's an ill wind that blows no good, or something like that. What didn't the paint get on? Sorry about that.

What are the recent additions? The last time I was out there there was the $25 Manta. I'll be by on Saturday to pick up the white Manta. Hope that makes room for another addition. ;-)

Scout for an oil pickup tube for an aluminum pan if you have a minute.

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The meeting

I have not actually heard back from the MVP folks just yet. They asked if they could keep the car for a week...this way they could look at it on down time and hence the no charge for the inspection.

So I don't know anything for sure just yet, but trust me when I say that I will be posting a thread as soon as I do know anything. The main guy, Mike May, sounded like he was very knowedgeable, and not a guy just blowing smoke up your rear. But we will have to wait and see...I would be going over there this Sat but I will be in Chicago...so it will likely be Monday or Tuesday before I am able to get the info.

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Paulie,
Have fun in the windy town, sorry I will not see you at the car show near Gene's place in Snellville.
 

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Thanks man

I would have loved to be at Gene's....but family calls. Hopefully by the time the next gathering happens my car will be more towards the "beauty" end instead of the "beast."

Have a great time and make sure someone is taking pictures!

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David McCollam said:
Rodney,

It's an ill wind that blows no good, or something like that. What didn't the paint get on? Sorry about that.

What are the recent additions? The last time I was out there there was the $25 Manta. I'll be by on Saturday to pick up the white Manta. Hope that makes room for another addition. ;-)

Scout for an oil pickup tube for an aluminum pan if you have a minute.

Thanks,
Got a tube no problem there. I guess the only thing it didn't get on was my Pick-up and the Tyressa's Focus, they weren't home but every thing else got it. That Purple Manta sure looks good in (asphalt) silver metal flake. And Blondi did not fair to well. See you Saturday, you may have to run a speedometer to Otto for his Kadett, I found that I do have one, if its the one he wants.
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Paulie,
Any word yet??
I am trying to keep the thread from jumping to another thread.

I saw on that you are getting the suppension worked on, what are the other items that the company said and how much?
 
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