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 » Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:18

Johann66 wrote:
Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:16
First V8 wrote:
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: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 left rear caliper needs to be adjusted! Looks like that I will be doing it self! Save me some bucks!! I have a tool to do the adjustment!

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:20

I don't often post in this thread but I certainly do read it. Its amazing how this car has been transformed since you bought it.
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:39

ZA Perana wrote:
Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:20
I don't often post in this thread but I certainly do read it. Its amazing how this car has been transformed since you bought it.
:D :D

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Tue 03 Oct 2017, 14:38

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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?
So-called expert never pitched! Stripped everything and started to re-build! 8O Then I remembered the golden rule of Hydraulics!! :mrgreen: Always prime the master cylinder before bleeding! I have brakes!! :D This perhaps the most common cause brakes wont bleed!! 8O

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by kavesh » Tue 03 Oct 2017, 20:04

Hi Johann

The Opel is really looking good. You are very creative with all that you have done to her.

I think all our classics are lifetime projects, mine is anyway :roll:

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Tue 03 Oct 2017, 22:05

kavesh wrote:
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 20:04
Hi Johann
The Opel is really looking good. You are very creative with all that you have done to her.
I think all our classics are lifetime projects, mine is anyway :roll:
I Agree!!! :D

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Sun 08 Oct 2017, 18:16

Johann66 wrote:
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 14:38
Johann66 wrote:
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?
So-called expert never pitched! Stripped everything and started to re-build! 8O Then I remembered the golden rule of Hydraulics!! :mrgreen: Always prime the master cylinder before bleeding! I have brakes!! :D This perhaps the most common cause brakes wont bleed!! 8O
I have managed to get half the brakes operational! There is something wrong with the rear brakes! Closed the rear brake line at the master cylinder. Regained brake pressure and the front brakes are deadly!! I will have to check the rear brake lines to find why there is not enough pressure! Fortunately the front brakes are working very well and stops immediately.
Any thoughts on the rear brake lines? :?: 8O :roll:

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Sun 08 Oct 2017, 18:18

Johann66 wrote:
Sun 08 Oct 2017, 18:16
Johann66 wrote:
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 14:38
Johann66 wrote:
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?
So-called expert never pitched! Stripped everything and started to re-build! 8O Then I remembered the golden rule of Hydraulics!! :mrgreen: Always prime the master cylinder before bleeding! I have brakes!! :D This perhaps the most common cause brakes wont bleed!! 8O
I have managed to get half the brakes operational! There is something wrong with the rear brakes! Closed the rear brake line at the master cylinder. Regained brake pressure and the front brakes are deadly!! I will have to check the rear brake lines to find why there is not enough pressure! Fortunately the front brakes are working very well and stops immediately. Handbrake is operational!
Any thoughts on the rear brake lines? :?: 8O :roll:

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Mon 09 Oct 2017, 14:30

Johann66 wrote:
Sun 08 Oct 2017, 18:18
Johann66 wrote:
Sun 08 Oct 2017, 18:16
Johann66 wrote:
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 14:38
Johann66 wrote:
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?
So-called expert never pitched! Stripped everything and started to re-build! 8O Then I remembered the golden rule of Hydraulics!! :mrgreen: Always prime the master cylinder before bleeding! I have brakes!! :D This perhaps the most common cause brakes wont bleed!! 8O
I have managed to get half the brakes operational! There is something wrong with the rear brakes! Closed the rear brake line at the master cylinder. Regained brake pressure and the front brakes are deadly!! I will have to check the rear brake lines to find why there is not enough pressure! Fortunately the front brakes are working very well and stops immediately. Handbrake is operational!
Any thoughts on the rear brake lines? :?: 8O :roll:
Left rear brake line has a kink preventing pressure build up! Will replace the line tomorrow! See Pic! Front suspension now ok with C65 filled ball joint.
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by kavesh » Mon 09 Oct 2017, 19:28

Did it get bumped when working close to the line? If I recall correctly you were very happy with the brakes in the past. Hope it restores the brakes to your satisfaction.

Did you fill polyurethane in the ballpoints?

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