Dropped a 1.9 crankshaft, a connecting rod, and rod bearings at a machine shop today. Getting a prototype stroker CIH engine process rollling along.
Awesome! Great to hear that another GT is back on the road.Got it on the road fro the first time since I acquired it three years ago, and first time in at least 20, as it had been sitting in a garage before I acquired it. Needs some adjustments: steering alignment (no surprise, as the entire suspension & steering came off in 2015); carburetor has a flat spot on acceleration; left-side turn signal not operative (Damn! thought I checked all those lights!); Heater motor not operating -- wire must have come off when I reinstalled the dash; and the pinion seal leak is picking up steam. Not a bad shakedown
Wait until something else break !
OK since I'm next. Threw 0.5 liter coolant in my slightly leaking radiator, (it is leaking just under the filler neck so I'm not worried for a major disaster,) and went for a nice drive in Tropic Denmark thinking if about how I managed to fxxx up my signal-horn on my MOMO steering wheel. I had the steering wheel and horn button off a couple a days ago, but at that time the horn button did function.
I have checked, and Horn button itself is OK. horn is also OK, which leaves me with a wire problem...- but what the heck, how often do you actually use the horn ?
If I had known, and was in town, I would have been parked beside you. My car still isn't pretty but it would sure make yours look amazing.Last night I ran across event notice for Germanpalooza (all German car show, track day, swap meet social German Palooza | BMW CCA Oregon Chapter) at Portland International Raceway- 53 miles away. This morning I crashed their party and found on arrival it was pretty much organized by area clubs representing the big 4, with no orphan/Opel category parking. I circled the field a couple times (getting looks like a swirling turd) and then the Audi guys waved me in. They had lots of extra room in their area and let me park in an away corner. That was nice of 'em!!
LOTS of great German cars there- unique to common, but no other Opels showed. I just parked it- expressed some "thanks" at the Audi booth, and walked away (occasionally checking in on it from a distance). UNBELIEVABLE to me what an attraction it became! In the 4 hours I wandered around, it probably didn't get 10 minutes alone without having to pose for photos or be the center of someones curious attention.
This might be good destination for some of us Opelers in the area to meet up at next year?