1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by barrydorr » Sun 31 Dec 2017, 17:07

Johann66 wrote:
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 17:37
Got Mobile! Got a birthday present for the Opel! Spot and Fog lamps! Car needs serious wash & clean up!
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Looking good
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Mon 01 Jan 2018, 14:17

barrydorr wrote:
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 17:07
Johann66 wrote:
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 17:37
Got Mobile! Got a birthday present for the Opel! Spot and Fog lamps! Car needs serious wash & clean up!
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Looking good
Hullo Barry!
Just make sure you connect the relay correctly! 8O Draws the battery!! :oops:

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by kavesh » Mon 01 Jan 2018, 14:37

Glad its sorted and running again. Enjoy :D

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Mon 01 Jan 2018, 14:51

kavesh wrote:
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 14:37
Glad its sorted and running again. Enjoy :D
Hullo Kavesh! May you and the family have a prosperous new Year! The Opel started on the first turn of the engine this morning! Made my day! Also no more brake fluid leaks! Hope this is a better year!!

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by kavesh » Wed 03 Jan 2018, 14:06

All the very best to you and your family Johann.

I am slowly making progress with my el camino.
I have had to disconnect the pcv valve to stop the smoking. There is still a lot of pressure in the crankcase. Looking for tappet covers with breathers for both sides so release the pressure.

Plugs are nice and clean which is awesome although the valve seals are not right even though they are new. Going to find cup shape seals to help with sealing. I have researched that ford cup seals or Toyota 12R seals could be better for sealing.

I am determined to enjoy the el camino this year.

Glad you happy with the opel now.

Take care

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Wed 03 Jan 2018, 15:49

kavesh wrote:
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 14:06
All the very best to you and your family Johann.
I am slowly making progress with my el camino.
I have had to disconnect the pcv valve to stop the smoking. There is still a lot of pressure in the crankcase. Looking for tappet covers with breathers for both sides so release the pressure.
Plugs are nice and clean which is awesome although the valve seals are not right even though they are new. Going to find cup shape seals to help with sealing. I have researched that ford cup seals or Toyota 12R seals could be better for sealing.
I am determined to enjoy the el camino this year.
Glad you happy with the opel now.
Take care
Kavesh! It is a never ending Story!!

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by kavesh » Wed 03 Jan 2018, 18:22

Gets frustrating sometimes as well. But I guess that is part of the classic car game.

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Wed 03 Jan 2018, 19:47

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
kavesh wrote:
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 18:22
Gets frustrating sometimes as well. But I guess that is part of the classic car game.

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Fri 12 Jan 2018, 13:52

I hope this is end to my Opel's Starter problems!!! 8O Started clicking again!! Found the wire from the starter to the starter button was heating up!! 8O :? This means that the wiring can't handle the current! :idea: Replaced the wiring with thicker gauge to and from the starter and button! Harness stays cool and after several tests not a single click! Thus this was an electrical load problem and not mechanical! Hope this is the end! I wanna go driving!!! :cry: Sunday to Kirk!!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Sun 14 Jan 2018, 19:37

Donovan's Hub-nuts with the right sized centres! Matching the black cups! :D Water proof!! :mrgreen:
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White centres Home made!!
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