I from Mpls area of MN and there's a few very nice GT's around here most are garage queens. I've Autocrossed my GT since 1987 starting out in street prepared and now I'm in perpared with a 2.4 motor that's been warmed a bit. The first event is 4/6 but due to issues with the new cam I'm installing. I'll be driving a non Opel for the first time in many years. So Civin you just haven't looked hard enough. I'm not into shows I prefer to drive instead.
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Thanks Rick in Atlanta
those pictures are in the gallery are from a few different events. Since I put in the 2.4 motor in I haven't lost but traction is my hardest issue as before with the 1.9 I always had it floored but with the 2.4 I can't and hit cones. The cam issue is that the regrinder gave me a price that would be more if he had to weldup the lobes but he said he didn't have to, When I got the cam the base circles where the same diameter as the camshaft so I can't adjust the clearances. When I put washers to give me enough threads to get the clearances I have .005 clearance between the rocker arm and spring retainer (not good!). I called him and he told me he doesn't weld lobes anymore so the cam company is trying to find me a blank camshaft. If you worked at Valleyfair then you know where Cantabury Downs is, we used to use their large overflow lot for events. If anybody wants me to look at the 72 GT in Brooklyn Park I will but from the guys discription it's pretty rusty.
Hello fellow Opelers. Another one in Georgia, I'm Sharon in Cartersville (thanks for the plug Gene, and who's the other one in Cartersville?). I have a '73 Luxus with sunroof, 3 GTs in various stages of projectdom in the garage, and one at the boyfriend's house that's going to make it's debut in Carlisle, then will probably be for sale.
Somebody mentioned the blue GT in Marietta, I know that car. The guy used to work at a framing store close to work, he's since disappeared. I went in and talked to him one day, it was his father's car originally and he had no desire to part with it.
Hope to see some of you in Carlisle, and it's looking like we have enough Georgia Opelers for a meet of our own!
I was able to track the down the Blue Opel in Marietta, he still works at the "House of Frams". I was able to talk to him and tell him about Opelgt.com. He is currently still working on the Opel and he is in the process of installing an A/C unit. I have his phone number and name so if us folks in the Meto Atlanta area want to get together sometime, he will try to make it.
Since, I made the posting earler, I have found two more Opel GT's for sale. One in Marietta, near Roswell Street Bap. Church, and one in Buford. I saw the one in Marietta, he wanted $3,000, it was worth about half that. The one in Buford was in the AJC last week. I call the number and the person says it is in good shape but I will have to go and see it. He wants $2,000. Because of personell stuff I will not be able to see it until 2 weekends from now.
Hay drop me a line. I do not live that far from you. I might be able to help you on some of your Opels.
A big hello from Onward, Indiana ( near kokomo)
i have a 71 gt that i bought late last year that i am currently working on. as far as any other opels around here there arent any that i have found yet. will be good to get to know yall
I am in Remus, Michigan - which is between Mt. Pleasant (neither a mountain nor all that pleasant... ) and Big Rapids. Most of the GTs in Michigan are farther south towards Detroit and Grand Rapids - though unconfirmed rumors of one in Saginaw.
looks like i am the only one that i have seen so far from PA.
i live in the Poconoes in the summertime and go to school in Selinsgrove, about an hour due east of State College (in Selinsgrove....maybe some of you have heard of the Selinsgrove Raceway?) if you have'nt, i can hear it for you every saterday night - from anywhere in town.
was curious if there are any others near this Area of PA that might be on here. have only seen 2 around the state, both were for sale and nothing more than parts car or major restoration jobs.
@gene: yes, susselbeek is quite near, but I don't made good experiences with this company. They needed over 3 month to send me new parts! But i have over three dealer in my environment, so I have no problems to get parts.
Anyway the most parts I get by buying GT's that are in a badly shape, because it's much cheaper!
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?