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by 993 Kadett
Fri 01 Apr 2011, 09:11
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13097

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

Thanks Johann, its really between a 70's era chevelle or a '55 stovebolt six. Had a look at a '55 down in Knysna last year and nearly bought it. Reason I did not is that the car needed too much work on the body and ancilliaries and I really do want something in good condition so that just the mechan...
by 993 Kadett
Thu 31 Mar 2011, 10:53
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13097

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

:oops: Sorry Guys, been away again and finding it difficult to keep coms over the last week or so. Johann, that Chevelle is great and really nice that it sounds that you have kept it original. The powerglide tranny is still an amazing piece of engineering for its time, who would ever have thought th...
by 993 Kadett
Mon 21 Mar 2011, 08:22
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13097

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

That is a cool looking package, like the colour and sure that Ben wpuld approve. It is great to see that you have done what so many of us aspire to do in our older years and that is actually build a road car to fire up the soul, well done. It may interest you to know that GM imported a good number o...
by 993 Kadett
Sun 20 Mar 2011, 12:49
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13097

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

Hey Johann, was she also good looking or only your seats ? The Opel GT's were fantastic, I remember we had three in the company around 1969. One a manual 1900 (if I remember rightly a red one), an A/T 1900 and the best of all (apart from the colour) a metallic green 1100SR engined manual. I tried to...
by 993 Kadett
Sat 19 Mar 2011, 16:50
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13097

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

Back.....A bit about the Ranger Sprint car; The attached pic may give you some idea as to why the Ford guys had the chuckles at scrutineering that Friday night. It did not look too much like a racing or sprint car did it?….. A few pointers….. what you see is not always what is going on under the ski...
by 993 Kadett
Wed 16 Mar 2011, 19:46
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: 1965 Opel Kadett Racer
Replies: 46
Views: 18723

Re: 1965 Opel Kadett Racer

Getting together to chat about the times would be great and we should do it sometime. Talking about unfinished business, the reason I am communicating this stuff now is just that I feel the same way you do VMX, even today the Ford guys seem to have more of their history well documented. Unfortunatel...
by 993 Kadett
Wed 16 Mar 2011, 12:10
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13097

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

L4 Power Asking what power can be extracted from an L4 Chevy is much like asking how long is a piece of string. Power outputs on this basic engine can run as high as 420 bhp with engine capacities of up to 3.5 Litres….. The engine is a sister powerplant to the Pontiac Iron Duke which ran in the stat...
by 993 Kadett
Mon 14 Mar 2011, 11:56
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: CHEV 3800 GT
Replies: 54
Views: 19723

Re: CHEV 3800 GT

From memory the two cars both ran model 75 borg warners and the LSD is likely to be the same. The long 1st is something of a problem in that one had to be careful not to light the tyres too early, because that would result in a big cloud of smoke and not too much forward movement!. Best method to la...
by 993 Kadett
Sun 13 Mar 2011, 15:42
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: CHEV 3800 GT
Replies: 54
Views: 19723

Re: CHEV 3800 GT

Jacques. in fact parts availability was very good , and with most of the parts being either Firenza based for the body & trim or Chevy small block for the associated mechanicals 95 % of the Can Ams bits were normal stock parts anyway. At the time, the parts dept kept stock of all unique stuff and su...
by 993 Kadett
Sun 13 Mar 2011, 10:53
Forum: Chevrolet/Holden/Opel/Pontiac/Vauxhall/Ranger
Topic: The Four Cylinder Chevy
Replies: 22
Views: 13097

Re: The Four Cylinder Chevy

My apologies to you Jacques, I must pay more attention. A little more info on the Slant four. As you will remember Lotus used the engine in their cars with the Lotus 4V head. Something that is significant is that when casting the alloy version of the block, changes to the basic design had more to do...