Looking forward to it.
It might be a PSA decision.
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My GT and Senator are tucked away for the winter.
Right now I am doing a motor swap in a VW Vanagon for a friend. Once that is finished, I will be bringing my '51 Olympia out of its 4 year hibernation and replace the fuel pump to get her back to running condition. The interior will get some work after that with new carpets, headliner and new gauges on the list so far. If all goes smoothly with that, the 24v wagon will be back in the shop for more tweaking.
Glad that I have heat in the garage.
Lining up that oil hole in the front bearing is critical.
After that failure, did you clean the oil passages and then replace the plugs with threaded pipe plugs?
It is very odd that only the exhausts were affected.
So... 800 miles after a rebuild, all 4 exhaust lifters are damaged and the exhaust cam lobes are worn. But the intakes are fine. It sounds like the exhausts were set too tight. zero lash plus 3/4 to 1 turn (after they are pumped up) is the setting. If it was just one lifter, I'd say it was defective or the oil galley was blocked and starved the lifter. But all 4?
One other thought. Was it a new or used cam?
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Gary started a new event:50 GT Road Trip Fri, Apr 27th 2018, 8:00 pm - Sun, May 6th 2018, 2:00 pm 1 Main St, Jean, NV 89019, USA EventQuote
The Great American Road Trip: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Opel GT!
Sponsored by: Opel GT Source
Friday April 27: Meet and greet at the Gold Strike Hotel Jean NV.
Arrive at the Gold Strike and check in.
Parking your Opel in a secure area.
The Gold Strike has an area in the NE Parking Lot for our Opel’s to park
Meeting area on Friday will be in the Opel parking area and inside the
Hotel around the Movie Car Collection.
Distribution of road trip map booklets and T-Shirt, Hat sales
Saturday April 28: Opel Nationals
10am to 4pm Opel parking lot.
Peoples choice judging
Special award selection
Distribution of road trip booklets and T-Shirt, hat sales
4:30pm Awards and Pre-Road Trip planning meeting.(DO NOT MISS!)
7:00 or after meeting, head into Las Vegas for dinner. TBD
Sunday April 29th: Day 1 Road Trip
Check out. Be ready to leave The Gold Strike between 10 am to 11 am
Short drive to Hoover Dam
Photo shoot as well as video
Optional Hoover Dam tour Cost:
Optional, do not do Hoover Dam tour and head to Kingman and the
Route 66 museum.
Check in to motel/hotel
Dinner in Kingman. Cracker Barrel and Golden Coral both walking distance
from the La Quinta and Hampton Inn. 5
Monday April 30th. Day 2 Road Trip
Be ready to head to Historic Route 66 between 9:00 am and 10:00 am
Drive Historic Route 66 into Seligman.
Take HWY 40 East into Historic Williams for lunch and shopping.
Head North towards the Grand Canyon South Rim visitor center.
Options: stop at the Planes of Fame Museum and or the Bedrock Gift shop
in Route to the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon (Entrance Fee required)
After viewing the Grand Canyon from the South Rim, head east to the parking
area/ vista point around mile marker 6 for breathtaking group photo. Be
there between 3:30 to 4:00 to set up shot
Enjoy the desert view vista point before exiting the park.
Continue on to Tuba City
Check in to Hotel / Motel
Dinner at the Hogan Restaurant in front of the Quality Inn from 6:00 to
10:00. If the Hogan is too full, Denny’s next to the Moenkopi Legacy Inn
Tuesday May 1st. Day 3 Road Trip
Be ready to head to four corners between 9:00 am and 10:00 am
Head towards Kayenta. There are gas stations as well as Native American
roadside markets to enjoy.
Continue to Four Corners ($3 admission)
Continue to Mesa Verde Colorado, ($10 to $15 fee)
Continue to Durango.
Check into Hotel / Motel
Wednesday May 2nd. Day 4 Road Trip
Options: Take the narrow gauge train to Silverton or take a day off to rest,
or shop or both. Or drive the million dollar highway way up high in the
Southern Rocky Mountains.
If you take the train to Silverton, you may want to take the bus from Silverton
to Durango to save some time.
Thursday May 3rd. Day 5 Road Trip
Meet at 10:00 am to head out towards Monument Valley, or make your
own departure schedule to head towards Monument Valley.
Group Photo preparation at 4:00 pm. Group Photo will be taken at Sunset.
Do NOT miss this Photo Shoot! There will be enough time as the sun sets
to get GREAT pictures.
Drive to Kayenta.
Check in to Hotel / Motel
Friday May 4th. Day 6 Road Trip
Be ready to head out towards Zion National Park between 9:00am and
Page is a good place to stop to food, shopping etc.. before arriving in to
Glen Canyon. Optional: visit Glen Canyon, walk the bridge, visit the visitors
Lunch in Kanab, fill up gas tank.
Continue into Zion east entrance (fee required).
Dinner at Cracker Barrel near La Quinta in St. Georges. 7
Saturday May 5th. Day 7 Road Trip
Return to Zion to take the bus tour and explore Zion National Park Saturday
morning until early afternoon.
Leave enough time to get back to the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas by dinner
time at 6:00 pm
Travel time from St. Georges to Las Vegas is approximately 2 hours.
Dinner at the Buffet at the Orleans Hotel. Recap of trip. Picture show.
Story sharing time.
Sunday May 6th. Farewell and safe journeys home.
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From a post by Cat Cams on opelgt.com:
CIH competition rocker arms
I'd like to share some information about our OPEL CIH competition rocker arms.
We have totally redesigned the CIH rocker arm system, with following highlights (indicated per intake / exhaust pair, in order of fitment):
- 2 threaded studs which replace the original studs
- 2 aluminum 7075-T6 rocker arms with steel pushrod insert
- 1 rocker arm shaft which is fitted on the threaded studs
- 2 custom nuts which lock down the complete system
- 2 valve adjusting screws (Mahle)
- 2 solid cam followers with dedicated coating
- 2 long pushrods (Manton)
-> the rocker arms will strictly rock, no side forces on the valve stems for aligning the rocker arm
-> the valve clearance is set by setting screws, not by a floating rocker arm shaft
-> long pushrods for reduced angular movement
-> lubrification through rocker arm shaft > rocker arm > pushrod > cam follower
-> no machining required: direct replacement of OE parts in the car by just removing the valve cover
-> currently tested to 8.500rpm
-> produced 100% in Germany
Price per pair (1 intake + 1 exhaust): €370 / $370
-> you need 4 pairs for a 4 cylinder engine
-> you need 6 pairs for a 6 cylinder engine
-> volume discounts available
We are fully aware that this is a lot of money. These parts have been designed, produced and validated in Belgium / Germany with the greatest possible care, and we have chosen to make a setup without compromises to obtain the best possible performance.
These parts are intended for competition use only and may not be street legal in your region.
You can browse our homepage "http://www.catcams.com" for camshafts, adjustable cam wheels and more valvetrain parts. Please feel free to share your thoughts.