1972 opel gt engine swap




1972 opel gt engine swap

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  • This Opel GT which is owned by Brandon Sutton was filmed at The film says the car runs a L LSx V8 which means it is probably.

    It's just about impossible to find a better looking seventies car than the Buick Opel GT; an elegantly streamlined sports GT that easily captured the imagination of.

    History of the logo. The company's logo has changed several times in the history. When the Nazis came to the government, the emblem looked like a dirigible flying through the letter "O". Since 1964, the famous lightning has been fixed as a logo.

    The GT was available with a liter straight-4 engine making 67bhp, owners have experimented with engine swaps, and the Opel GT was.

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    In the interesting cool facts department, we learned that the custom dash is made from a discarded Cadillac CTS deck lid. From a performance standpoint, the GT had lots of potential that wasn't exactly realized in stock form. Sharing many parts with the Opel Kadett B, the GT came with a choice of two transmissions, a 4-speed manual and a 3-speed automatic. Introduced in , the GT essentially broke new ground for Opel.

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    List of best engine swaps?

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. Registered Users do not see the above ads. Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 20 of Add Thread to del. List of best engine swaps? I want to get started restoring my 73 GT. I'm just not excited about the original engine. I want to do a engine swap but I'm just can't decide what to put in it. I have a T5-trans. I thought of a Quad 4 or a Ecotec. Is there information on these swaps or others? I think the V8 is way too heavy for the car.

    I'm a road racer and would like to be able to take the car out for some laps. I'll be updating the axles and brakes too.

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    I love the styling of the car just no its mechanics. Share Share this post on Digg Del. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. Putting one of those Grand National 6 bangers seems to be a popular swap that works and looks good. But for that kind of money you could jack up the stock-style of engine to hp and everything will fit and there'll be minimal slicing and dicing of the car. Don't forget, you've got the low 60hp engine in a Earlier ones had 90hp engine.

    Now start thinking about doubling your hp and having reliable fuel injection. I already kick the butt of most cars on the road at just or so hp. There's a great thread on going electric. Last edited by The Scifi Guy; at Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war". Originally Posted by wrench I've got 3 gt's two of them are 70s with a 1. How much horsepower could I get out of one of these without burning money.

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    I've got a vette that weighs lbs and has hp. Its very fun on the track with this power to weight ratio. I've never weighed the opels and don't know what they weighed stock? If I could get 1 horsepower for every ten lbs I would be happy. So, I guess the real question is, is it more economical to build the 1. I'm quessing stripped down the GT would be around lbs so hp would be awesome. What do you guys think? I'm barely knowlegable, hopefully others will fill in the blanks or you can search the numerous threads on 2.

    Stock GT's weigh about lbs. Pretty maxed out, an Opel 2. You'll have to upgrade the tranny and clutch to a Getrag 5 speed or use an automatic. I think there's an American manual tranny or two that you can adapt. The rear will have to be upgraded. There's a mod to use a cut down 6 cyl Opel FI manifold for more performance.

    One of our members, Opelspyder, installed a Weber FI system that I think they worked together a bit on. Side draft Webers for possibly more power. At this point my knowledge is sparse Originally Posted by lee33lyn. I would be thinking Saab 2ltr or 2. Hood clearance might an issue though and I would prefer not to have to put a bulge in. I love to read of all these wonderfull conversion ideas.

    1972 opel gt engine swap

    But does anyone know what kind of torque the chassis is designed for? The rearaxle is strechted to the limits with torque around the same. Thats the main reason for using a six-cylinder axle on the !

    The Getrag is laid out to a maximum of nm - hence the name! Originally Posted by blancojp. After installing many engines on GTs over the years, the absolute best I have found is a 3. Best of all is that it can be done in one weekend.

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