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    Oliver's son - 79 Opel Kadett

    Last edited by Dr_Grip; January 14th, 2009, 7:12 PM.
    Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
    (Roger Ebert)

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    #2
    aww I like him
    Originally Posted by captain_70s

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    I am usually off on the tumblrs now (there is a separate blog for whining and that is not it)

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      #3
      Wow those restrictions suck and sure to hamper the car enthusiast. Good luck on the project, do you have electrical hookups in the garage you rented? If so I'm thinking space heater.

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        #4
        Originally posted by airmenair View Post
        Wow those restrictions suck and sure to hamper the car enthusiast. Good luck on the project, do you have electrical hookups in the garage you rented? If so I'm thinking space heater.
        Yep, i got electrical hookups, even 32A red which will come in handy for the welding equipment, but as the "garage" is actually an old factory building the only way to stay warm using a space heater would be to place it that close to you that it'll be in your way all the time...
        Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
        (Roger Ebert)

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          #5
          Oh yea, thats not going to be very effective. Goodluck nonetheless

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            #6
            Originally posted by airmenair View Post
            Oh yea, thats not going to be very effective. Goodluck nonetheless
            thx
            Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
            (Roger Ebert)

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              #7
              Nice car! Apart from the silly flames perhaps

              you may or may not already know opel-hecktriebler-forum.de, according to the Opel driving ring fanatics it seems to be the place to go for all RWD Opels...

              Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
              Does anyone know if the Recaro seats taken from a Opel Manta will get me in trouble getting a german H-Kennzeichen?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ford Prefect View Post
                Nice car! Apart from the silly flames perhaps
                I like
                you may or may not already know opel-hecktriebler-forum.de, according to the Opel driving ring fanatics it seems to be the place to go for all RWD Opels...
                It actually is

                Generally yes, unless you manage to prove somehow that there was some sort of special edition of the Kadett that had the same seats.
                Last edited by Dr_Grip; January 14th, 2009, 8:21 PM.
                Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
                (Roger Ebert)

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                  #9
                  So small and such a short wheelbase...give it twice the power and it would be phenomenally fun to flick it sideways.
                  LET | FOREVER | BE

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jayhawk View Post
                    So small and such a short wheelbase...give it twice the power and it would be phenomenally fun to flick it sideways.
                    The maddest thing i've heard from continental europe is fitting the Opel/Holden Calibra V6 into it, pushing it to 125 hp.
                    BUT the Vauxhall Chevette (UK, which was basically a Kadett with another grill) and the Chevy Chevette (US, which has a completely different bodywork, but shares the same platform) were known to be fitted with the Rover V8 and Chevy Small Block engines, respectively, giving you 300+ hp in a car smaller than a 2000's Golf and, even fitted with that engine, way below 1.5 tons of weight. Sadly, this kind of madness would never get a road legal certificate in germany. From what i read online even the conversions to the newer-generation Opel V6 is tough to get certified. The only thing i might do is fit a Weber carburettor to my motor, thus pushing it to maybe 65 or 70hp....
                    Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
                    (Roger Ebert)

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                      #11
                      You could get it certified, and then put on the turbo


                      The sky has been falling for decades.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Crazyjeeper View Post
                        You could get it certified, and then put on the turbo
                        I could, and first getting it certified as a classic (to save taxes and be exempt from environmental laws) and then put on the fancy paintjob and the Recaros in is definitely working in this direction.

                        BUT the tech certifications are a different kind of animal... of course i could make any modifications i want to the car and remove them every two years to get my roadworthiness certificate renewed, but if they catch me in the meantime:
                        -they will at least slap me with a hefty fine
                        -they may revoke my license, at least for a few months, if not forever
                        -they may even seize the car
                        -and in case of an accident, even if it's not my fault, the insurance won't pay.

                        Just too much at stake for a little extra power. ^^

                        This quite german biker cartoon shows what happens when you try to get your "sausage indicator" certified:
                        [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BxsNp6SbS8[/YOUTUBE]
                        Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
                        (Roger Ebert)

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                          #13
                          How does this make you feel?

                          http://www.nettiauto.com/viewVehicle.php?id_car=2104234

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                            #14
                            Cool ride! Is it a fun car to drive? Also, I'm curious to how much it weighs. Do you know?
                            Obsessed with Top Gear since 2003

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
                              BUT the tech certifications are a different kind of animal... of course i could make any modifications i want to the car and remove them every two years to get my roadworthiness certificate renewed, but if they catch me in the meantime:
                              -they will at least slap me with a hefty fine
                              -they may revoke my license, at least for a few months, if not forever
                              -they may even seize the car
                              -and in case of an accident, even if it's not my fault, the insurance won't pay.

                              Just too much at stake for a little extra power. ^^
                              Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
                              I could, and first getting it certified as a classic (to save taxes and be exempt from environmental laws) and then put on the fancy paintjob and the Recaros in is definitely working in this direction.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by public View Post
                                It's a bargain! Eventhough it's an automatic, which will eat up some of the power and the interieur design is crap, it has run almost no kilometers for it's age and has a MONSTER engine for its size... the paintjob looks suspiciously fresh, look carefully for rust (as the bodywork is completely different from the Kadett, i can't tell you any weak spots, ask google) but if it really is in as good shape as it looks, BUY BUY BUY!

                                Originally posted by AarheadC View Post
                                Cool ride! Is it a fun car to drive? Also, I'm curious to how much it weighs. Do you know?
                                Well, as a cruiser it's the most fun car imaginable, especially as you're seat position is unbelievably low with the sports seats - as a fast car it's hopeless with it's complete lack of any power... even at only 780kg (1700 pound) weight...
                                Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
                                (Roger Ebert)

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                                  #17
                                  The reading is probably 67 000 miles, or the body might have done 167 000... Anyway, it's probably been gone thoroughly through when constructed with that powerplant.

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                                    #18
                                    I must confess, being stripped of the license forever is a worst-case scenario... but being in a accident with the opposing side injured with a non-registered hopped-up car will get you into troubles i don't want to have, no matter whose fault it is... that's much more to worry about than simply insurance...

                                    Last edited by Dr_Grip; January 15th, 2009, 6:45 PM.
                                    Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
                                    (Roger Ebert)

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
                                      From what i read online even the conversions to the newer-generation Opel V6 is tough to get certified. The only thing i might do is fit a Weber carburettor to my motor, thus pushing it to maybe 65 or 70hp....
                                      I've seen a magazine article where they built a drag car out of a Chevy Chevette ... they cut out the firewall and put a 500cid (8.2l) Cadillac V8 in it. Utterly and completely terrifying car.

                                      Looks like a fun little car, I dig the flames. Shame about the stricter laws you guys have there.
                                      Last edited by tigger; January 15th, 2009, 6:38 PM.
                                      Saying smaller engines are better is like saying you don't want huge muscles because you wouldn't fit through the door. So what? You can bench 500. Fuck doors. - MadCat360

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by tigger View Post
                                        Shame about the stricter laws you guys have there.

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