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I've been wrong before, but what I believe you are witnessing there with the valve cover off, is a living breathing example of highly experimental roller lifters in a CIH head. RB may be able to confirm this. 300hp seems like awfully lofty numbers though.
Roller rockers, yes, but no roller lifters. If you look at the lifters they are normal style but with flat tops for the roller rockers. And the cam is a cast blank, not a steel billet.

That engine is about 185-190 hp, which is serious for a rules-restricted F-Production SCCA race engine. But nowhere near 300 hp.
 

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It’s really only suitable for racing. Compression is about 12:1 and requires race fuel, and the camshaft specs and low rotating inertia mean it needs a close ratio gearbox and a lot of revs just to take off from a standstill. Powerband is about 5500-8000 rpms.
Bob, what are those set screws in the head?
 

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Bob, what are those set screws in the head?
It looks like the head was machined for roller lifters, but not utilized. So those are there to prevent oil loss.

The roller lifters have a very distinct look.
 

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Bob, what are those set screws in the head?
To stop roller lifters from rotating. Pics from a head now in MantAscona's possession.
 

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Special Announcement Monday December 2, 2019

Special Announcement Monday December 2, 2019

This post is going to focus on the Race Car from Roger Wilson's Buy-Out. We are offering it and the transmission and engine for Sale.

We finally got the car off the trailer. We put it together and gave it a good washing. Such a great car with lots of work done. Lots of special features and custom work. Definitely a desirable nostalgic Race Car with a lot of time and effort in to it.

Here we are going to offer the car for sale along with a list of goodies that come with it. Some are giiidues from Riger's collection and stuff that should absolutely go with the car. Even two sets of rims and tires are included.

Other items were added by Opels Unlimited to make the car easier to put together quickly. (Like New Front and Rear J Style Window Rubber and Main Door to Body Rubber as well.)

ROGERS ENGINEERING RACE CAR FEATURES

Mounted Oil Cooler

Special Aluminum Filter

Installed Aluminum Radiator

Installed Electric Fan

Aluminum Shrouding and work in nose

Special Racing Pulley Set and Belt Kit

High Output Baby Alternator

Racing Standard electrical cut-off switch on Fender

Special Light Weight Pedal Set

Beautifully muraled nostalgic

All four fenders flaired out professionally done

Comes with Driver Racing Seat

Set of Keystone Classic Wheels in good condition

Set of American Racing Rims Two rear Widened for Racing Slicks

Original Metal Louvered Hood

Rear Sway Bar

Two full sets of rims 8 Total

Posi-traction Rear End set up for 1/4 mile and Drag Racing

Original Tail Strip still intact

Actually entire body in good shape. Rust free floors with pictures inside and out available. Underside is very clean.

Rear End has beginning of Watt Linkage.

Also comes with Special Racing Gas Tank wtih framework in to car.

Pictures of Under Carriage, Rear End, Sway Bar etc.

Entire Underbody is white.

There is also a factory motor and trans installed now. Looks good. More pictures and description available on that as well.

Custom Racing Gas Cap

Also comes with Drivers Door Window Racer Net.

Two Plexi glass Rear Quater Windows as well as two original glass windows included.

Also comes with a Nice Rear Window Glass.

Opels Unlimited is including a New Front and Rear Window, solid J Style Rubber as well as all New Main Door to Body Rubber and a set of Door Hinges so that beautiful Nostalgic paint job does not get chipped up.

As a package deal for everything we are asking $9,500. Whoever buys the car will get an option for the motor and trans. for an additional $9,500.

If you want to give yourself a rare Christmas Present, here you go on a silver platter. A lifetime of work and a lot of special Opel goodies here. Ofcourse everything would have to be sold AS IS. because it is all special or Racing.

There are bunches of pictures available for everything. Just Ask. Call 909-355-OPEL(6735) or text or email at [email protected]

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Take Care and Happy Opeling.
 

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Christmas Presents Sale Sunday December 8, 2019

Christmas Presents Sale Sunday December 8, 2019

This post is our Christmas Presents Sale. Just in time for your Opel Holidays. Here is a list of your currently available Christmas Gifts from Opels Unlimited. Everything we are talking about here is pictured, all ready for your approval and ready to ship on a first come first served basis.

We are going to have a really good Christmas Sale this year, even featuring some rare and uncommon items direct from the Opel Museum in Riverside.

This should be a stellar year as the Opels Unlimited Museum unloads some of it's special goodies.

1. A Great Model for the Serious Opel Model Collectors that have everything. How about an Opel Diesel Truck? It's a 1995 edition. Very customized model from back in the day. Beautiful condition in box. $300.

2. Opel GT Metal Model in Factory Opel box. Doors, hood and headlights open. Wheels move and roll. Shown in Right hand side of picture in glass showcase. $65.

3. In same picture Opel Patches bright yellow with blue edge and lettering. Great condition. Vintage patches. $15 each.

4. Same Picture. Yellow plastic GT Model with black front bumper. Known as Kinder Toys. Kids played in sand boxes with them in Germany back in the day. Also about 25 years + old. Available in Yellow as shown. Also in Orange, original Mustard/Dark Yellow, and even white. Although the white ones do show some age. Just $20.

5. Opel GT on Siler Disk with Pen Holder. Very nicely done. Like a piece of jewelry. $75.

6. Wall Mount or Desk Top Opel GT Clock Face. These puppies are big. Like aobut 9 inches by 4 inches high. Beautiful brushed metal finish. Easily adaptable to pictures and trophies, collages and Opel Nut Collections. Originally designed for a simple clock movement with a signle AA Battery like something available at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. These have been super popular at all the Car Shows and Opel Meets for over 20 years now. The Museum uncovered recently a good quantity of these avaiable in Red, Black, Green, Blue and a few other colors as well. These great bold metal GTs are available for just $20 while they last.

7. Opel GT AMT Model Kit. New Vintage Repro from about a dozen + years ago. It can be built two different wyas. You can build it all stock or you can build it V8 Muscle Car Style. Both 4 cylinder and V8 engines wheels and tires included within kit. Untouched all new all original just $40.

8. Also pictured Opel GT Solido Model. European Version. With beautiful case from yesterday. Also over 25 years old, new in box. Really nice display case clear with black floor base. Metal construction with opening doors, rolling wheels etc. Real clean Christmas Gift. $60.

9. Opel Key Chains. Many to choose from. Lots of varities. These are the old school leather fob type with metal ring on top. 6 different varities shown and others that are even more rare are available. Just $20 each.

10. Plaster and heavy clay models, Opel GT. Really big like a size 10 shoe. Beautiful detailing and paint. Really famous European maker. Numbered and labled like collector plates. About 30 years old each. These are real Theo Bellen Models. One available in Red the other a gorgeous Metallic Blue. These are mint glass case condition at $200 each. Also available 3 more of these models in not so mint conisition as well as a one off GT Convertible ash tray conversion. Same collector. Collector Plate status for sale at $150 each.

ANYTHING ELSE IN THE PICTURES ARE ALSO FOR SALE INCLUDING ALL WATCHES KEYCHAINS MODELS, EVEN AN RC/10 CAR WITH REMOTE CONTROL. ALL THE FUN TOYS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AVAILABLE AT OPELS UNLIMITED. ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY.SO ACT NOW IF YOU EVER WANTED TO HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL LIKE THIS. ONCE WE ARE SOLD OUT WE HAVE NO WAY TO GET ANYMORE. CALL 909-355-OPEL (6735) OR EMAIL AT [email protected]

11. Three different books available as a Christmas Special. Number one the hardback Chilton's Opel that all the Kadett owners love or anyone with the 1.1 engine series. 7 color Plastic Peel Away Insert. Just $20. Book number two Clymer Opel GT Kadett 1900 Manta 1966-1975 Shop Manual. $20. Book number three Manta Coupe 1970 thru 1974. All models 116 cu in(1.9 liter). Very popular Manta book. All Manta Owners love this book. Used to have a big fat stack but not anymore. $40. All rare books and great Christmas Presents.

That is it for your early speciality Christmas Sale this year. All items will be able to get immediate shipment so you can package and hide everything in time for your favorite Opel Nut this year!
 

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Christmas Presents Sale Sunday December 8, 2019

This post is our Christmas Presents Sale. Just in time for your Opel Holidays. Here is a list of your currently available Christmas Gifts from Opels Unlimited. Everything we are talking about here is pictured, all ready for your approval and ready to ship on a first come first served basis.

We are going to have a really good Christmas Sale this year, even featuring some rare and uncommon items direct from the Opel Museum in Riverside.

This should be a stellar year as the Opels Unlimited Museum unloads some of it's special goodies.

1. A Great Model for the Serious Opel Model Collectors that have everything. How about an Opel Diesel Truck? It's a 1995 edition. Very customized model from back in the day. Beautiful condition in box. $300.

2. Opel GT Metal Model in Factory Opel box. Doors, hood and headlights open. Wheels move and roll. Shown in Right hand side of picture in glass showcase. $65.

3. In same picture Opel Patches bright yellow with blue edge and lettering. Great condition. Vintage patches. $15 each.

4. Same Picture. Yellow plastic GT Model with black front bumper. Known as Kinder Toys. Kids played in sand boxes with them in Germany back in the day. Also about 25 years + old. Available in Yellow as shown. Also in Orange, original Mustard/Dark Yellow, and even white. Although the white ones do show some age. Just $20.

5. Opel GT on Siler Disk with Pen Holder. Very nicely done. Like a piece of jewelry. $75.

6. Wall Mount or Desk Top Opel GT Clock Face. These puppies are big. Like aobut 9 inches by 4 inches high. Beautiful brushed metal finish. Easily adaptable to pictures and trophies, collages and Opel Nut Collections. Originally designed for a simple clock movement with a signle AA Battery like something available at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. These have been super popular at all the Car Shows and Opel Meets for over 20 years now. The Museum uncovered recently a good quantity of these avaiable in Red, Black, Green, Blue and a few other colors as well. These great bold metal GTs are available for just $20 while they last.

7. Opel GT AMT Model Kit. New Vintage Repro from about a dozen + years ago. It can be built two different wyas. You can build it all stock or you can build it V8 Muscle Car Style. Both 4 cylinder and V8 engines wheels and tires included within kit. Untouched all new all original just $40.

8. Also pictured Opel GT Solido Model. European Version. With beautiful case from yesterday. Also over 25 years old, new in box. Really nice display case clear with black floor base. Metal construction with opening doors, rolling wheels etc. Real clean Christmas Gift. $60.

9. Opel Key Chains. Many to choose from. Lots of varities. These are the old school leather fob type with metal ring on top. 6 different varities shown and others that are even more rare are available. Just $20 each.

10. Plaster and heavy clay models, Opel GT. Really big like a size 10 shoe. Beautiful detailing and paint. Really famous European maker. Numbered and labled like collector plates. About 30 years old each. These are real Theo Bellen Models. One available in Red the other a gorgeous Metallic Blue. These are mint glass case condition at $200 each. Also available 3 more of these models in not so mint conisition as well as a one off GT Convertible ash tray conversion. Same collector. Collector Plate status for sale at $150 each.

ANYTHING ELSE IN THE PICTURES ARE ALSO FOR SALE INCLUDING ALL WATCHES KEYCHAINS MODELS, EVEN AN RC/10 CAR WITH REMOTE CONTROL. ALL THE FUN TOYS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AVAILABLE AT OPELS UNLIMITED. ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY.SO ACT NOW IF YOU EVER WANTED TO HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL LIKE THIS. ONCE WE ARE SOLD OUT WE HAVE NO WAY TO GET ANYMORE. CALL 909-355-OPEL (6735) OR EMAIL AT [email protected]

11. Three different books available as a Christmas Special. Number one the hardback Chilton's Opel that all the Kadett owners love or anyone with the 1.1 engine series. 7 color Plastic Peel Away Insert. Just $20. Book number two Clymer Opel GT Kadett 1900 Manta 1966-1975 Shop Manual. $20. Book number three Manta Coupe 1970 thru 1974. All models 116 cu in(1.9 liter). Very popular Manta book. All Manta Owners love this book. Used to have a big fat stack but not anymore. $40. All rare books and great Christmas Presents.

That is it for your early speciality Christmas Sale this year. All items will be able to get immediate shipment so you can package and hide everything in time for your favorite Opel Nut this year!
So just models and 2 books for sale? Go gettem Tiger.:D Come on Todd, we want some decent Parts. I want a diesel truck model for Christmas Santa, Right. Just saying. Was the head shown before sold? Just curious. Jarrell
 

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Merry Christmas Tuesday December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas Tuesday December 24, 2019

To accompany our Merry Christmas message this year we have a darling picture of one of our members, Joseph Tuhn's, son. Playing with Opel GT models in front of the Christmas tree in his Opel GT Onesie. Our heart just melted when we saw this picture so we asked permission to share iit with the Opel World. Thank You so much Joseph and family.

May Santa make his way to your homes this Season. We shipped out lots of Christmas presents across the country. Everything should be there in time for the Holidays. Alot of people thanked us for sharing alot of the Opel Museum's special treasures this year..

Keep tuned, we have lots of news and Sales coming up. In the meantime enjoy the much deserved time with your familiies, I know we are.

Take Care and Happy Opeling,
Todd, Debie and Tammy
 

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Weekend Wrap Up Sunday January 5, 1010

Weekend Wrap Up Sunday January 5, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! We hope you all enjoyed our Christmas Card this year with that precious picture of Joseph Tuhn's son. These kinds of moments are super hard to find. We wish we had the camera going when our Pit Bull Whoopi Puppy decided to jump up and help us move a Manta around the Shop. There was room to push because Tammy doesn't push cars anymore so Whoopi just jumped right up and helped out. She knew what needed to be done after seeing done so many times. It was hysterical.

Opels Unlimited received a stunning Christmas Gift this year. Ms. Pinky the famous brilliant pink Washington GT. She has been on the cover of the Tacoma Times and is featured in the book GT Love. She will be living at the Opel Museum in Riverside and will be attending the International Opel Festival and Picnic in 2020.

This year the Festival will be Saturday June 13th. Please RSVP 909-355-OPEL(6735) or email [email protected]

We have always loved Pinky and her beautiful Opel Story and what were the odds that she would be for Sale when we were just 15 minutes away wrapping up our 6 car deal in Washington. The Sale was posted on Opel Enthusiast Club, on Facebook, that's how we found it. That would make 7 cars Opels Unlimited purchased last year from Washington making a total of 113 cars.

We even asked for pictures of Pinky with her farmer owner Ashley. We will include pictures of Pinky with this post.

Todd has been quite ill over the Holidays and we will be getting back to work next week. With that brings getting back to all the Sales we promised like the Engine Sales from Roger's Engineering Buy Out. Starting with Engines, then Heads, then Camshafts and Rocker Kits, Rear Ends and other Misc. Opel Racing Equipment.We will all have fun with this together and get his collector pieces back into good homes.

Enjoy your week. Take Care and Happy Opeling.
 

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Weekend Wrap Up Sunday January 19, 2020

Weekend Wrap Up Sunday January 19, 2020

Well this Weekend was full of surprises and fun as we celebrated Christmas and New Years and Todd's birthday with his parents. He is finally not sick after being down for almost a month. All along working shipping has to be done and surprisingly we are pretty caught up right now. One thing good about being holed up indoors most of the time escpecially during the time it finally rained here in California, is that there was lots of time to play with all the Roller Rockers, Special Springs, Special Lifters, Heads and Cams

We are going to contact Isky Cams and see if they will give us more great information about these Cams and let them know we now have the Rogers Engineering Buy-Out..

We discovered a whole big box of the Poly Lock Nuts. Noticeable improvements, thinner and taller also with their own Hardened Set Screws to keep them in place.

Also discovered were a bunch of Screw-In Pipe Plug Sets for the Oil Galleys. Even hardware and Set Screws for actual Roller Lifters as well.

We have a resale line on the Performance Big Valves that people like, even Valve Guides and Special Spring Sets. Matching everything up and even putting together a complete Head. There is so many performance goodies here at Opels Unlimited now. We are recreating the availability for many different hugh performance options that have never been available as regular over the counter products before.

Our next Sale will be all the performance motors available from the Rogers Engineering Buy-Out. Soon followed by performance Cylinder Heads then Cams and even speciality Headers, Rear Emds amd more Speciality Race Parts. A really great selection so stay tuned for the next four weekend wrap ups with some really unique possibilities soon available for everyone to have.

Phone and text to 909-355-6735 and email [email protected]

Have a great week. Take Care and Happy Opeling.
 

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Mid-Week Special Announcement Wednesday January 29, 2020

We have been very busy this week with a new discovery in our very own neighborhood. A fantastic new Paint Shop. Completely loaded with old muscle cars. We decided to start out with a car we went and picked up in Los Angeles. Our first car with them is a freshly donated car from one of our twenty year old customers. He had been sanding and working on it for many years and had it ready for paint.

We were afraid it would get ruined too quickly if it was left outside. So we decided to put a couple of thousand into it. Since it has new tires, redone wheels, quality features like a near perfect dash, redone interior seats, carpet etc. with us a few years back. Everything looks pretty nice. The body is rust free and really quite damage free all over. It is getting a real rich red paint job. Yes Resale Red. Very much like the original Red which is so hard to find on these cars.

All the exterior paint sanded all the way down. We have got to get some pictures tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, we are going back to the paint shop and re-attaching a beautiful original rear strip with the real slide in gold German hardware all around.

We are also paying for separate painting in the headlight area as well as under hood, inner fender lips, and door jams inside and out. Rear quarter window rubber removed and front and back rubber completely cut back before paint. Also all the taillights and front and rear bumpers were removed. So some really great work on this one, just like you would do for yourself.

So to give everyone a heads up on our high end to medium priced Opel. One of those rare finds with a lot of work already done. We are looking for $7,500 to $8,500 depending on how this gets finished up.

Good title in hand along with owner history and receipts back to 1984 or so. This will most certainly save years and years of work not to mention getting through the hardest part, a decent all over paint process with a great color. For inquiries about the car on a first cash customer basis contact us at 909-355-6735. It will be ready to ship anywhere very soon. We can't wait to get this car back out there and on the road with a great owner ready to talk about the stories at every gas station and market.

Although we had to spend a bunch of money on this one, in the end it will be another great car saved by Opels Unlimited.

If everything goes as well as we think it will the next car to go to this Shop will be the famous Gullwing GT!!!

We stayed late the last couple of days at the Museum and gathered up 20 beautiful specialty and performance heads that are going to be added to our new big engine and performance parts Sale.

Look for Part One of the Big Engine Sale and then look for additional Sales for the next 4 weeks.
 

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Special Announcement Tuesday February 4, 2020

Welcome. Hey Folks, As promised we are starting with an eight item Sale based on the Roger's Engineering Buy-Out. We will be putting out 10 pictures at a time. We have finally had enough time to match up all the inventory from the Buy-Out and have a good idea of what we are selling now. We know you have all been waiting a long time but it was really necessary to inventory all the items and get them all matched before selling them.

We will be starting with some of the special Motors and include a variety of speciality goodies in each Sale. More detail and pictures can be had by calling 909-355-6735 or emailing [email protected]

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1. Red Engine.New Timing Chain and Tensioners. Flat top pistoms single eyebrow. Finned aluminum Oil Pan. Has been rebuilt. Has Run. Clean Condition. Oil Pan and Timing Cover blasted clean. Sale $1,000

2. 2.4 L Finned Aluminum pan complete. Short Block. Flywheel looks running. Also has front special harmonic balancer and special oil cover. Sale $2,800

3. Short Block. No Oil Pan. Nice bore. Flat Top Pistons. Low Miles.Check Pistons for oversize. Sale $500

4. Germany Motor. Just the block with main caps. It's a 2200cc. Sale $600

5. Germany Motor. Short Block 2400cc Block Crank with one piston and Rod. Sale $1,500

6. 1.9 S 73 Tiiming Cover. 9:1 Pistons. Flat Top Pistons. Sachs German Clutch. Electronic Header in one of freeze plugs. Standard Bore. Sale $600

7. Used Dirty Hydraulic Head and Block. 1971. 73 Timing Cover. High miles. Good for rebuild. Sale $350

8. Just Short Block. 1.9S no man caps. Would make nice Wine Rack, coffee table or boat anchor. Sale $50

Here is some information on the items in the pictures. SCCA Racing Rims New $150 each. Racing Cams from Roger's collection, many to choose from. All New. Ask for details. $150 each.

Header, new full tube Header for Manta Ascona. A series with 1900 engine. A rare find. $699.

Single side draft and dual side draft manifolds Starting at $300. A few different sets still to choose from. Call for details.

Enjoy the Sale. Take Care and Happy Opeling.

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Special Announcement Tuesday February 4, 2020

Welcome. Hey Folks, As promised we are starting with an eight item Sale based on the Roger's Engineering Buy-Out. We will be putting out 10 pictures at a time. We have finally had enough time to match up all the inventory from the Buy-Out and have a good idea of what we are selling now. We know you have all been waiting a long time but it was really necessary to inventory all the items and get them all matched before selling them.

We will be starting with some of the special Motors and include a variety of speciality goodies in each Sale. More detail and pictures can be had by calling 909-355-6735 or emailing [email protected]

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1. Red Engine.New Timing Chain and Tensioners. Flat top pistoms single eyebrow. Finned aluminum Oil Pan. Has been rebuilt. Has Run. Clean Condition. Oil Pan and Timing Cover blasted clean. Sale $1,000

2. 2.4 L Finned Aluminum pan complete. Short Block. Flywheel looks running. Also has front special harmonic balancer and special oil cover. Sale $2,800

3. Short Block. No Oil Pan. Nice bore. Flat Top Pistons. Low Miles.Check Pistons for oversize. Sale $500

4. Germany Motor. Just the block with main caps. It's a 2200cc. Sale $600

5. Germany Motor. Short Block 2400cc Block Crank with one piston and Rod. Sale $1,500

6. 1.9 S 73 Tiiming Cover. 9:1 Pistons. Flat Top Pistons. Sachs German Clutch. Electronic Header in one of freeze plugs. Standard Bore. Sale $600

7. Used Dirty Hydraulic Head and Block. 1971. 73 Timing Cover. High miles. Good for rebuild. Sale $350

8. Just Short Block. 1.9S no man caps. Would make nice Wine Rack, coffee table or boat anchor. Sale $50

Here is some information on the items in the pictures. SCCA Racing Rims New $150 each. Racing Cams from Roger's collection, many to choose from. All New. Ask for details. $150 each.

Header, new full tube Header for Manta Ascona. A series with 1900 engine. A rare find. $699.

Single side draft and dual side draft manifolds Starting at $300. A few different sets still to choose from. Call for details.

Enjoy the Sale. Take Care and Happy Opeling.

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What kind of transmission is that in the first photo? It looks like it might be ZF? RallyBob would know best in this group, but IIRC, ZF 5-speeds were close ratio, perhaps non-synchro (???) and highly desirable
 

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What kind of transmission is that in the first photo? It looks like it might be ZF? RallyBob would know best in this group, but IIRC, ZF 5-speeds were close ratio, perhaps non-synchro (???) and highly desirable
Roger did have a ZF with close ratio gear set.
2.30 first gear, 1:1 5th gear. Not ideal for road use, unless you run a steeper final drive. 1st gear would be good for 78 mph with 3.44 gears and 7500 rpms. So acceleration is lazy at best until about 50 mph.

Not to mention it uses a Volvo input shaft so you need a different clutch disc
 

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ZF gear ratios:
I found a third ratio in "So wird er schneller", a German Opel tuning book from 1971.
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But the ZF was used in many cars back in the day so there are probably countless variations.
 

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Special Announcement Friday February 14, 2020

We had a terrific day at Opels Unlimited today. We picked up the Ultimate Valentines Day Gift. A vibrant Resale Red Opel GT created from a saved Customer Car. We have a wonderful Paint Shop around the corner and they worked with us and the result is breathtaking. This was the first car they have done for us and we left them Todd's World Famous GullWing GT. We can't wait to see what they do with that one!

Back to the offer of the dayl We have known this customer for 25 years. He moved out of state and wanted the car to go to us so that it could continue it's life in the hands of an Opel Enthusiast.

This car features Brand new tires, nice matching original rims and chrome set, fully painted inside and out, beautiful Resale Red. Inner and Outer Door jams done. Originial sticker still on driver door. Underhood and front inner fender lips done. Headlight buckets painted separate. Front and rear window rubber cut back. New main Door to Body Rubber installed. Interior Seats and Carpet previously redone. Features Blaupunkt Stereo. Nice Dash and even an amazing Dash Pad. Even the original Rear Tail Srip was in excellent condition without any rust and was reinstalled with all new hardware from Germany.

Paint Job was nice work and body is very rust free and straight. Sanded all the way down. Over 50 pictures available.

Car has new title in hand. Ready to ship anywhere in the US. So much work done anlready on such a special car. It went directly into the Opels Unlimited Musuem in Riverside. So, no cat scratches, or bird poop or outdoor storage damage for this baby until it gets grabbed and shipped to your front door. Car comes complete with all of it's original bumpers and lights and nice door panels with arm rests and hardware.

We really hope that one of our avid Opel Enthusiasts that have been folllowing us all these years gets this car. So we know you will appreciate how far this car has come already. Hopefully somebody we have known a long time. This will definitely shave years off of someones timetable to get a good running driving road worthy car soon.

We are selling this AS IS right now Today for $6995 to the first person who can wire transfer the moeny into our bank account. All this effort and special buy will help us fund the International Opel Festival and Picnic Saturday June 13th.

As a special bonus we will make another special offer!!!!.... including brand new German Front Window Rubber, Rear Window Rubber, with or without new chrome. Included as well as .....new rear quarter Window Rubber fixed or pop-out type, your choice.....Two new Main Door to Body Rubber. As well as new Door Sill Rubber also included .....for a very special Valentines Price for $7499.00 complete package deal.

We have good shipping and transport companies available and it is very easy. Give us a call at 909-355-6735 or email at [email protected]

Happy Valentines until next time. Take Care and Happy Opeling.
 

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Weekend Wrap Up Sunday February 23, 2020

This week we are going to talk about all the Speciality Heads we have been hinting about for monthss. We hope you all enjoy the Wows from thiis incredible collection. More and more real Speciality Heads hard to find and nicely performance oriented, Great upgrades ready to ship UPS no problem. With these average shipping costs UPS Ground would be about $50-60 each.

IF THE PICTURES ARE CONFUSING JUST TELL US THE HEAD NUMBER AND WE WILL PROVIDE A COMPLETE PICTURE PACKAGE.

Head #1. Heavy Duty Springs. Cam Bearings replaced. Big Unleaded Valves. 2.0 Valves
Aluminum Titanium retainers.3 journal cam. #8930072. Gray. Has been surfaced. Almost New Condition . $600.

Head #2. Gray. 1971 4 journal hydraulic Cam. Broken Spring. Needs Cam Bearings. Rockers still attached. Underside nice and oil free. Was rebuilt once. #3456718. $300.

Head #3. 4 journal late model 12 bolt head. Double Springs. Aluminum/Titanium retainers. Big Unleaded Valves. 1.9 Head Has performance Cam with solid lifters with Rocers. Dark Gray. #08981692. $600.

Head #4. Green Head. 4 journal Hydraulic 71 looks to have been machined and resurfaced but is used. #03456716 $300.

Head #5. 2 200cc head. Bare with studs.#90209816 $400

Head #6. 2400cc Head. Big Valves. Low miles Head. Clean Cam Bearings. Looks good but very oily. Black. #90299176. $1,300.

Head #7. Yellow. 4 journal 70 Head . Hydraulic Cam and lifters. Indoor stored Good used contition and rebuilt. #3456716. $300

Head #8. 2200cc 84 rockers. Black. #90208816. $500.

Head #9. Here we have a nice original 1969 Head with Cam, lifters, rockers Low miles. All original. #8930072. $300.

Head #10. Double Springs with all 8 Valves with rotators. $300.

We hope you all got excited and enjoyed this long awaited Sale. Remember itis first come first served and alot of these Heads are a one shot deal or a special updated creation. Maybe this is even the first time Opels Unlimited has even had a Speciality Head Sale.

Hope you all loved the Red GT coming out of the Paint Shop. We look forward to saving many more cars like this in the future. The Buy it Now price for this GT with it's fresh paint job is $6500.

International Opel Festival and Picnic is on Saturday June 13th this year! Starts at noon in Perris California. Anyone interested call us at 909-355-OPEL(6735). There is a nice local Hotel, The Red Lion Inn, nearby. RB parking and trailers and non-Opels have their own entrance through the left gate and have a whole acre all to themselves. All Opel cars enter through the right gate and park around the Fountain.

What a beautiful event with great weather here in Southern California. We would love to have a great attendence and give back to the Opel Community. Lots of music and catered food. All free. Families with Kids welcome. It is actually held on a 5 acre estate which was built for the Mayor of Perris.
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Mid Week Special Announcement Wednesday Match 4, 2020

This past week was full of all kinds of different activity. Most notable is that we had German Buyers with us for two days and they kept us running full time, early morning for us. They came equipped with a Shopping List and bought over 100 items. We were thrilled and so were they. We all had a good time. A car sale is pending. It was a very productive visit.

This week also included the Pomona Antique Auto Swap Meet. A two day event with over 10, 000 people in attendance. We loaded up one of our more recent aquisitions, a blue GT that was donated to us, and headed out to the meet. Plastered with For Sale signs and business cards we left our little GT to participate in the Meet and we went ahead and toured the whole event.

Though we did not have any response that day, we have since had a phone call from someone interersted in a GT that was a little further along in it's restoration. We have decided we are going to take a car out each Swap Meet and see if we can raise awareness.

In addition to the Germans and the Swap Meet we have our own day to day business which includes prepping 4 palletts for shipping. Sheet metal, rear ends, ccrossmembers and more. It is quite a process.

Tammy gets us great shipping and we can send huge heavy pieces, engines, transmissions and more via pallett. About $250 a pallett. It is really easy to ship our Southern California parts all over the Country.

Hope you are all enjoying our last Sale. Seems the Number One Head created a lot of interest so Todd has decided to put together a kit so you can specialize your Head to match the specifications we listed. The kit will include special Springs and special Retainers. Also Screw In Pipe Plug Set for Oil Galleys. Also pre-finished Cam Bearings and Valve Stem Seal Sets.

We have enough parts from Rogers Opel Engineering to make about half a dozen sets. First come First Served. They will be available at $399.95. Pictures and specifications available upon request. Too much detail to include in this post. We also have some kits that will include a variety of different larger valves as well. Lots going on here at Opels Unlilmited.

Coming up next we will have over 30 new products available for the first time to our customers. We are putting together a New Parts Sale for our next Post. We have already received 4 big boxes from Germany with New Parts we have never offered before.

Featured Car for Sale this week is our Blue GT that we took to the Swap Meet. We ran this car by our paint shop and they qooted $800 to wrap it up in Primer, Sand it and make ready for new Paint. The next price point would be that the car would be painted, currently we are going with a nice Metallic Blue. So the current car is avaialable at $2,000 outright like we offered it to the people at the car show. After it has been Primered, Sanded and prepped for Paint will be $2,800. At the third price point after paaint it will be $4,500.

We have created a list of 10 Opel Cars for Sale. Contact us and we can get this to you. Call 909-355-OPEL(6735) or email [email protected]

Enjoy your week. Take Cate and Happy Opeling.
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Special Announcement Wednesday March 18, 2020

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year's International Opel Festival and Picnic. In the wake of all the discussion and warning of public gatherings with respect to the CoronaVirus, we felt it was best to cancel with enough notice for people to make appropriate changes to their plans.

The last thing we wanted to do was put people in a position to have to choose between something they really wanted to do and their health.

We love this Festival. It is our way to give back to the Opel Commuity and we did not make this decistion lightly. Please know we will miss each and every one of you this year.

We remain open for business and stand by the ready to take care of your needs in that manner. We have tons of new parts from Germany and we have lots of cars for sale.

Give us a week or so and we will put together a sale of our new Gerjany products. We have received 4 boxes in the past few weeks and have at least 20 new parts that we have never sold before.

We saved a car out in Glendale and next time we will show you all the pictures. It has good floors and fenders and should give us a good yield for our time and effort.
Until next time, stay well and Happy Opeling,

Todd, Debbie and TammySpecial Announcement Wednesday Match 18, 2020
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this years International Opel Festival and Picnic. In the wake of all the discussion and warning of public gatherings with respect to the CoronaVirus, we felt it was best to cancel with enough notice for people to make appropriate changes to their plans.

The last thing we wanted to do was put people in a position to have to choose between something they really wanted to do and their health.

We love this Festival. It is our way to give back to the Opel Commuity and we did not make this decistion lightly. Please know we will miss each and every one of you this year.
We remain open for business and stand by the ready to take care of your needs in that manner. We have tons of new parts from Germany and we have lots of cars for sale.

Give us a week or so and we will put together a sale of our new Germany products. We have received 4 boxes in the past few weeks and have at least 20 new parts that we have never sold before.

We saved a car out in Glendale and next time we will show you all the pictures. It has good floors and fenders and should give us a good yield for our time and effort.

Until next time, stay well and Happy Opeling,
Todd, Debbie and Tammy

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Special Announcement Part One Saturday March 21, 2020

On a great positive note during these times we can announce that we saved a great car body that was going to the crusher by driving some 5 or 6 hours with truck and trailer to pick up an ugly left behind GT Body.

This customer has always been cutting edge and exciting and has visited the International Opel Festival and Picnic several times and he has becaome one of the great icons here with his beyond perfect example of a Kadett C. Check out the Fesitval Pictures from the last four years and you will see this spectacular car at the Fesitval.

He gave ua a call when he decided to convert over to a standard Opel GT 1900 drivetrain. Just like everyone has in Germany.

So the story goes like this. A loose Opel GT Body with no wheels, no suspension, no rear end, no front end, no engine and trans. Stuck on a huge busy street in Los Angeles California.

Here we go, Opels Unlimited rescue time again. A ridiculously hard and sometimes painful event that happens time after time over the last 38 years with the Opels Unlimited and Opel Enthusiast Cast and Crew.

So this time we load up the truck and trailer with early morning reluctance with 4 rvolunteers, with coffee, Todd Martin is most reluctant and only possible driver on this excursion.

A totally beached car. Driving all the way through and past Los Angeles. Super busy four lane highway and at a shop that does not love Opels or us Opel Enthusiasts on our quest.

With abrupt quickness the entire body was shoved onto our trailer and we were told to leave before it was even tied up.

We are all so grateful that we currently live in the quiet resort community of Lake Perris nowadays. At our age, the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles is almost overwhelming.

So we headed home with our beached whale of a prize sitting on the trailer behind us. Almost everybody in the world would have completely ignored this and just another Opel GT junked out and crushed in the scrap mills of Los Angeles That's really sad but Opels Unlimited offers a serious stop to that kind of nonsense these days.

And now here we go. The biggest reason why we do this still. So four big hearts went out to save that car that day. Todd Martin, Debbie Bundy, Tammy June and our youngest muscle guy Zack. We got home so early and had so much energy that we decided to strip it before the rains came. So we got a good door,some good glass, even pop out windows, wiper motor booster, steering column and even front axle. But the biggest prize we will show you next week is a totally awesome floor and rocker set. Also some good fenders. Now is the time to get that really rare great sunny Southern California Sheet Metal. Whoever calls and buys it first 909-355-6735.

We are sad we will not be able to offer the International Opel Festival and Picnic this year. We will miss you all there but on a good note people are ordering alot and just because you ate stuck at home doesn't mean you cannot work on your Opel.

Stay tuned to Part Two soon,. Take Care and Happy Opeling.
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