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Does ordering Opel stuff count???

I've been treating myself... which means giving in to my addiction. I've been buying stuff. :cool:

eBay has been my place to shop lately for Opel stuff. Things I've bought recently....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Buick-Motor-Division-1969-Opel-Kadette-GT-SERVICE-MANUAL-Factory-Sealed-nos/382648834492?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1974-GM-Opel-1900-Model-54-Opel-Manta-Model-57-57L-57R-Owners-Manual/223220752479?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alu-Nockenwellendeckel-einstellbar-Opel-GT-Manta-Ascona-Kadett-Rekord-A-B-C-CIH/202515025918?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zündkabelhalter-Opel-CIH-Manta-Ascona-Kadett-GT-Rekord/173675417440?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649



I now have a bunch of Opel documentation. I own...

-1 copy of the Opel Kadett Dealers book
-A 1969 Opel Salesman's Pocket Directory
-1 copy of the 1974 Opel 1900 / Manta Owner's Manual
-1 copy of the 1971 Opel Model 31, 36, 39 Owner's Manual
-1 copy of the 1972 Opel 1900 Model 51, 53, 54, 57, 57R Owner's Manual
-1 copy of the 1970 Opel GT Owner's Manual
-2 copies of the 1972 Opel GT Owner's Manual
-An Opel 1971 Consumer Info booklet for Opel 1100 Model 31, 36, 39
-An Opel 1972 Consumer Info booklet for Opel 1900 Model 51, 53, 54, 57, 57R
-An Opel 1972 Consumer Info booklet for Opel GT
-An Opel 1974 Consumer Info booklet for Opel Manta Model 51, 53, 54, 57, 57R
-3 copies of the 1972 Emission Control Systems booklet (it just happened lol)
-A 1974 Opel maintenance schedule pamphlet
-A 1974 Opel Accessories pamphlet
-A 1974 Opel Emission Control Systems pamphlet
-A 1974 Opel new vehicle warranty pamphlet, blank!
-A 1971 Opel new vehicle warranty pamphlet, blank!
-A 1971 Opel new vehicle warranty pamphlet, has info and is rather beat up
-A Buick / Opel Welcome Letter packet, unused and in great condition

I'm always the first to admit that I have problems. I'm an autoholic and now I get to sink my entire illness into all things Opel.... :ugh:
 

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Can Opeler
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Is there a database full of this info? It would be cool to know more about my own GT. My VIN is OYO7NC 3129386. I know it was produced in January of '73 and has a body number of U 1070844.
Look inside the door! My cars birthday is January 1970:)
 
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I already have that info. But the exact day?
Back in the days,you can wrote a email with your papers (VIN) to Opel and you get a answer like this here!
And I know my GT have first registration in USA at March 04.1971.:veryhappy
I didn`t know the way to get the information today:ugh:
Maybe Alt Opel US can help?:confused:
 

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PSA is shutting down the R&D wing of Opel, which includes Opel's headquarters. I wonder if we could request any classic Opel records?
 

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It’s go time for winter projects!




 
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You've been driving it with that mouse crap in your heater box? :yuck:
 

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Did you remove instrument panel without removing AC console first? I found that impossible on my GT.
 

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This is close to what I am going to do to my heater.
 

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Now is a good time to get rid of that huge fan and replace it as shown in the picture. That will give you a lot of space for future DSDs or EFI and still preserve the heater, unless you feel pity to deny home to rats.
PJ - Do you have any idea of the CFM rating for the stock fan? And could you provide some details on what your replacement CFM is and its source? And, last question (for now), would the heater work better with the part outside the fan blocked off so only fan air passes through the core (higher velocity)? OK, I lied, one more question (as required on the forum), do you have any more pics: installed in car, etc?

Doug
 

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I have no idea regarding capacity of original fan. The replacement fan has 252 CFM which seems to be fine as I seldom use it. Actually, it should be possible to install two of these fans one beside other. I didn't as I could not wait for the second fan to arrive while my project was standing still.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Delta-TFC1212DE-120mm-12cm-PWM-252CFM-12038-DC-12V-cooling-fans-/181870525870

I have attached few pics showing more details of heater box modification. As my car was already painted, I used pop rivets rather than welding the box cover.
 

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PJ, I had no trouble getting the dash out with my AC console in place. I just loosened it a bit is all.

I got the heater back together and I’m letting my numerous repairs to the cluster cure overnight. I cleaned all of the contacts, replaced a burnt part of the lighting circuit, fixed the clock (my fourth successfully repaired clock out of 4), replaced all the lights, and put dielectric grease on contact points.

I hope I can put everything back together tomorrow. I get very very antsy when I can’t drive my car. 3 days without it being drivable is far too long.

 
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