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 Johann66 » Wed 27 Sep 2017, 19:39

barrydorr wrote:
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Always good to have spare, specially in die Vaal with all the potholes...
Vereeniging is unbelievable! You can break an Axle!

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Wed 27 Sep 2017, 19:47

Working on the Opel does not stop! It will always be a project! Here are the readings at 500 Rpm (Cold) and later at 1400Rpm (Warm)
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Wed 27 Sep 2017, 20:13

My next issue is the brakes of the Opel! Calipers are working well but the hydraulics are terrible! I suspect that some of the pipes are blocked as I cannot get the fluid to flow through! Can I put pressure on the pipes after disconnecting them from the cylinders?

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by bmwmaniac » Wed 27 Sep 2017, 21:01

if you are referring to the rubber hoses, rather have new hoses made up.
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Thu 28 Sep 2017, 13:37

bmwmaniac wrote:
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 21:01
if you are referring to the rubber hoses, rather have new hoses made up.
Sorry, these are the steel brake pipes from the Master Cylinder. The rubber hoses are OK, replaced one! Nearly misunderstood! No leaks.
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Thu 28 Sep 2017, 13:53

Driving Lights.
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Thu 28 Sep 2017, 21:25

Johann66 wrote:
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 13:37
bmwmaniac wrote:
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 21:01
if you are referring to the rubber hoses, rather have new hoses made up.
Sorry, these are the steel brake pipes from the Master Cylinder. The rubber hoses are OK, replaced one! Nearly misunderstood! No leaks.
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I have been recommended to a brake specialist by the Rimtek who fixed one of the Opel's rims. He will come to my house tomorrow! Fortunately he is very close and it is his trade!! Hope all comes right! I am dying to go driving!

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Thu 28 Sep 2017, 21:29

In the mean time I am covering the steering with vinyl to get that leather feel!
Nearly complete! vinyl taking to the shape!!
If you notice the Original Speedo, Got a working unit from Chevyworld and rebuilt the original and repaired the speedo cable. Dying to test it against the GPS!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by First V8 » Fri 29 Sep 2017, 08:18

:D Looking good Johann . You realy are paying a lot attention to fine detail to get the Opel looking like original .
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:16

First V8 wrote:
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 08:18
:D Looking good Johann . You realy are paying a lot attention to fine detail to get the Opel looking like original .
I've got to keep me occupied! So called brake specialist never pitched up!! It appears that the right rear caliper needs to be adjusted! Looks like that I will be doing it self! Save me some bucks!!

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