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Well, I am trying to get the Opel on the road now that I have fixed the Camaro. I need to know if I can get some of these parts locally or if I have to call Gil. I would like to get them locally if possible to increase the chances of taking the GT to a meet this weekend.. I'm wondering if there is any chance at all on any of these parts, and know you can't tell me for sure they are available locally =). I have a 1970 Opel GT and I need the following:

Master Cylinder (MC) reservoir
Seals between MC and reservoir
Braided brake hose
And this set of wires that plug into my alternator (wires go into plastic plug which then plugs into alternator)

Is the Braided brake hose a part a general auto parts store would carry (this is the part I'm most curious about)? I found the MC at Napa and saw on a post on this site that someone else has used this part successfully - so that should be okay. Also found (online at least) the Caliper rebuild kits at both AutoZone and Advance Auto, but we will see if they have them in stock.

Now I get the fun and joy of removing and replacing the MC... in 90 degree plus weather! Serves me right for not doing it this winter (when it was to cold =) ).

Thank you all in advance!
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Heather V. Havel
Michigan, USA
1970 Opel GT
1967 Camaro
 

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braided brare hose

I have found this hose at an imported car parts store.It was hydrallic fluid hose and sold by the foot.I was told you can use gas line hose and hose clamps.
 

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When you say 'braided brake hose' are you referring to the little hose connecting the mc reservoir to the mc, the big vacuum line from booster to manifold, or the flex lines at the front wheels and rear end? I'm guessing the reservoir to mc line, which can be just fuel line, although, if you ask for fuel injection line (high pressure line) or go to a VW shop, you might be able to get the hose with the braided exterior and keep the original look.
OGTS can send everything you need (or whatever you can't get locally) in a little box by Priority Mail or even next day air for a 'reasonable' amount. Sometimes it's quicker than mailing something across town.
 

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I got all but a couple of the parts locally! The poor guys didn't know what to think of my little happy dance ;). OGTS is sending the rest and I should get it by Friday. Course the more work I do on this car the more I find that needs to be done. <sigh> The braided hose I was asking about is the big vacuumn hose - but I didn't know that at the time and OGTS set me straight and they are sending me one.

Thank you all for your time and help!

Heather V. Havel
Michigan, USA
1970 Opel GT
1967 Camaro
 
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