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Old 06-28-2011, 09:34 PM   #21
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Leave it stock and drive it through the countryside on sunny summer afternoons.

I miss my '69 Opel GT...
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:55 PM   #22
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Bought it today.

After two temporary fixes: attaching the exhaust and refitting the gear linkage, it drove of the trailer and into the garage by its own motor. But, with 46hp (well, in 1957, it had 46hp) and 2 flat tires, it wasn't so elegant.

All jokes aside, I will naturally keep it stock. No engine swap or other crazy stuff. The goal is to get it in to a reasonable shape and pass inspection this spring.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:30 AM   #23
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We are doing progress.

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Old 10-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #24
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In for pics of camera operator.






...but in all seriousness, looks great man! Glad to see you got it up and running, looks like you are doing better than I am with my summer project!
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Awesome! Is it faster than your tractor?
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:56 PM   #26
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That's great! Keep us updated with pics of progress.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:59 PM   #27
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Awesome! Is it faster than your tractor?
No, not really. It only has about 1m of exhaust. That is why it sounds so tractorish.

I also noticed that the small metal plate in the engine room says it is made 1956. So it is a -56, sold in Sweden -57 (papers says -57).

Pic of camera operator attach. Now don't come and say I don't deliver! With one racingmiata and one old opel filling up the dubbel garage, I must admit that she is a quite understanding operator too.

And just the other day, I hooked up the headlights. It did take some time to track down the right 6v bulbs. Check THIS out!
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #28
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Love it!
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #29
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I just added the last hose clamp on the engine of the Olympia today. There is plenty left to do on the car, but I am done with what hides under the hood. I was expecting at least some water leaks, since I made what feels like a million seals from scratch, but it actually seals just fine.

I had to cheat at 2 places: The pins that hold the valve cover has an odd thread and I couldn't find any new nuts for it. So I had to paint the old nuts instead. And the fixation for the battery is a mix of stock parts from a parts car I visited some time ago and new hardware (lack of stock parts).

The radiator curtain has found its home again and as you can see, the car is ready for a cage. ;-)
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:27 AM   #30
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So much fun. It really looks nice under the hood. You have done a lot of work.

More videos driving it soon please!
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So much fun. It really looks nice under the hood. You have done a lot of work.

More videos driving it soon please!
Thanks and yes, pleanty of time has been spent with the sandblaster cabinet and in the paint box. Luckily, I have a very generous workplace. I have found a lot of fun details as I have been stripping parts. There is an Opel-logo on e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g on this car. Down to the smallest part of the carb and the brake parts. They really "design a car" back then, not just assembled one from available sub systems made by subsuppliers. And I didn't even know the radiator was made out of brass until I stripped the paint of it.

Driving videos must wait until spring. There is a bit too much snow for classic cars right now.
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Cool project.
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My roommate in college drove an Opel Kadet that was beat to hell, and it just kept on running. Must have had over a quarter million miles on it, and even though it was 25 years old and rusted out, it rarely needed any maintenance, let alone actually fixing anything.

I am very jealous of your toy.
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Owned at least one (usually more) Opel GTs for over thirty years before switching to Miatas (need more of them).
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My roommate in college drove an Opel Kadet that was beat to hell, and it just kept on running. Must have had over a quarter million miles on it, and even though it was 25 years old and rusted out, it rarely needed any maintenance, let alone actually fixing anything.
We know. You wrote that a few posts back.
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See how impressed I am/was? That was 30 years ago, not even my car, and I still remember it.
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Test drive!

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man, that thing is older than some members on here and so clean

love it
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Older than 99% of the members here.

It is the 1%.
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