Ownership Verified: Meet Karl - 1974 Opel Rekord

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Personally I'd go for the hubcaps as I do like the "Grandma car" appeal.

On the other hand it may also look smart with black steelies and hubcaps without the trims, although I may be biased...

 

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I'm in the "keep the hubcaps" camp, not a big fan of bare steelie look.

Either way, really looking forward to seeing Karl alongside Lucille at this year's Ringmeet :) The diversity in car choices is one thing I really enjoy in this community.
I agree. The more interesting cars, the better.
 

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Umluftsystem = EGR?

EDIT: no, must be the anti lag system! (ALS)


but why was this fitted to a daily driver???
 
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Nope, it's this:

The #48 part.

As far as I understand, Umluft (circumventing air) unlike Umgemisch (circumventing mixture) means that in order to set idle, you have a bypass valve that lets air past the throttle blade. Umgemisch has air-fuel-mixture bypassing.
 

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Personally I'd go for the hubcaps as I do like the "Grandma car" appeal.
We are definitely on the same page when it comes to the grandma look! ^^

An while we are at it: I googled the original grandma who bought the car in 1974. She had it for 27 long years and as of 2015 she was still alive celebrating her 60th anniversary as "Schützenkönigin" accoding to her local newspaper...
 

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Nope, it's this:

The #48 part.

As far as I understand, Umluft (circumventing air) unlike Umgemisch (circumventing mixture) means that in order to set idle, you have a bypass valve that lets air past the throttle blade. Umgemisch has air-fuel-mixture bypassing.
the idle screw!
it determines how much mixture can reach the engine while the throttle is closed (to keep it from stalling)

the other is the mixture screw, which determines how much fuel is mixed in the air
 

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Yes, but there is two different kinds of idle screws, depending on how the carb is constructed - with a Umluftsystem you regulate air supply, with an Umgemischsystem you are regulating mixture supply.

 
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Parts!


While tomorrow will be dedicated to Lucille, these will go onto Karl in a week's time.
 
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