Posts by wlkelley3

    It is interesting. They don't say how powerful the engine is though. Doesn't really take a lot of power to make a 700lb motorcycle fast. Takes a bit more to make a 2000lb car fast. Small flywheel makes transmission choices very slim. Would be great in a Exocet, Locost or Legends type chassis.
    Last week I had my 70 GT over at a friends shop where they are building a rally Manta race car. They noticed something on the data plate on my car I never paid attention to before. Now I'm curious on what it means. The data plate states OPEL GT A L. Would like to know what the A L means. I never thought my GT was any kind of special edition, still don't but curious on the meaning. I do know it is an early edition 1970 that has a couple carry-overs from the 1969 model. Doesn't have any options installed. No rear window defog and no dealer A/C. Original AM radio has Kadette on the face plate. 1.9/4-speed. Originally was white w/red interior. I redid the car and kept it white but did tone down the red interior with some black insets. Now to reiterate, I don't believe the car is a special edition of some sort, just would like decoding. If it means American version then fine. Base edition, again great.
    An all European car and bike show. Open to all European cars and motorcycles of any age and condition. [attach=275][/attach] [url='http://nabms.org/EuroBrit/EuroBritHome.htm ']EuroBrit 2016[/url] Usually my 70 Opel GT is the only Opel in the show. Have had a couple a few years ago come in from GA, TN and south-central AL. [align=center][url='http://classicopels.com/calendar/index.php/Event/20-EuroBrit-Auto-Bike-Expo-2016/']Show event[/url][/align]
    No Opel club here in North Alabama. I do know of a few others around here with Opels though. A guy across town has a never ending rally racing Manta project. Meet a guy last month from a couple towns away with another running GT. I am a member of the local Brit car club because they were active. Now getting more active in Brit stuff so backing of from there. Also a member of the local racing club but I don't race my stock GT. Any others around North Alabama? Huntsville area?
    FIXED........finally. Went through the whole system again, checking and rechecking all the connections. Found a loose connection at the fuse box. I know I checked that numerous times, don't know how I missed it. The fuel gauge now works. Reassembled the dash and tail lights and checked again. Still works. Even the dash lights work. Which started this whole fiasco in the first place. Now I can take advantage of the nice weather and get it out for some exercise. :thumbsup:
    The gauge saga continues. Have power to the gauge. Pulled a tail light to get access to the tank sender and it reads voltage, about what I think it should with the amount of gas in the tank. Reads about 2.5 volts and has about 1/4 tank of gas. Connect everything back up and tried to take a volt read straight off the gauge and it pops the car fuse. Has done this a couple times, every time I try to read straight from the gauge. Even pops the fuse trying to take a reading off the temp gauge. Does this mean the gauge is bad? I can get the needle to move when I disconnect the gauge and apply a small amount of external voltage. Now I will admit when it was working before it would sometimes stick and a tap on the gauge would unstick it. Is the gauge a goner? Now to find one.
    Checked all the grounds at the dash. Applied voltage from an external source straight to the gage and it works. Looks like next is the sender at the fuel tank. Got sidetracked during the week and haven't got on it yet and it miserably hot here now. Caught up with honey-do list today so in the late afternoon tomorrow I'll be back on it. Pulling taillights first to get to the fuel tank. Hopefully that works. Give me a chance to replace the bulbs in the rear sidemarker lights that are burnt out. Now wonder our wives put up with us and our old cars. They always know where we are. Working on them.
    Need some help. 70 GT. Haven't had dash lights in a while, pulled the instrument panel and went through everything. Fixed some wires and connectors, replaced a fuse and fixed a bad connection/ground and dash lights now work better than they ever had. Not the problem. Also replaced battery that wasn't holding a charge, several years old. Here's the problem. Now fuel/temp gage doesn't work. Did before this. All the other gages work, Well, except the clock and it hasn't worked s...ince I got the car years ago. Can see a minute movement on the fuel gage backwards. Didn't mess with those wires but checked them anyway and they are installed right. Reversing the wires does the same thing, minute movement backwards. Applied a couple volts direct to the gage and it works. Pulled and physically checked all the fuses, all good. Have voltage to the gage but still doesn't work. Everything seems to check out. What am I missing?
    OK, I'll be the first to post in this section. Need some help. 70 GT. Haven't had dash lights in a while, pulled the instrument panel and went through everything. Fixed some chafed wires and rerouted and bad connectors, replaced a fuse and fixed a bad connection/ground and dash lights now work better than they ever had. Not the problem, back story on what I've done. Also replaced battery that wasn't holding a charge, several years old. Here's the problem. Now fuel/temp gage doesn't work. Did before this. All the other gages work, Well, except the clock and it hasn't worked since I got the car years ago. Can see a minute movement on the fuel gage backwards, I think. Didn't mess with those wires but checked them anyway and they are installed right. Reversing the wires does the same thing, minute movement backwards. Applied a couple volts direct to the gage and it works. Pulled and physically checked all the fuses, all good. Have voltage to the gage but still doesn't work. Everything seems to check out. What am I missing? ?( Raining now but supposed to clear up later in the week and I want to drive the car. :thumbup:
    wlkelley3 added a new event: [url='http://classicopels.com/calendar/index.php/Event/6-EuroBrit-Car-Bike-Show/']EuroBrit Car & Bike Show[/url] [quote]EuroBrit Auto & Bike Expo 2015 An all European car & bike show. Starts the evening of June 5th with a scenic drive around the Huntsville, AL area ending with a dinner provided by North Alabama British Motoring Society. Saturday, June 6st show will be held at Dublin Park in Madison, AL under the trees providing shade and a scenic setting. Coffee, drinks and lunch will be available onsite. All proceeds from the car show and lunch will be donated to Autism Resource Foundation, a local charity involved in several other automotive events in the area. All European cars and motorcycles are invited to participate. See [url]http://nabms.org/EuroBrit/EuroBritHome.htm[/url] for more info.[/quote]
    wlkelley3 added a new event: [url='http://classicopels.com/calendar/index.php/Event/5-%E2%80%8BEuroBrit-Auto-Bike-Expo-2015/']EuroBrit Auto & Bike Expo 2015[/url] [quote]EuroBrit Auto & Bike Expo 2015 An all European car & bike show. Starts the evening of June 5th with a scenic drive around the Huntsville, AL area ending with a dinner provided by North Alabama British Motoring Society. Saturday, June 6st show will be held at Dublin Park in Madison, AL under the trees providing shade and a scenic setting. Coffee, drinks and lunch will be available onsite. All proceeds from the car show and lunch will be donated to Autism Resource Foundation, a local charity involved in several other automotive events in the area. All European cars and motorcycles are invited to participate. See [url]http://nabms.org/EuroBrit/EuroBritHome.htm[/url] for more info. I would like to see other Opels other than my GT in the show. [attach=4][/attach][/quote]