#
It is currently Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:11 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 3 of 6   [ 112 posts ]
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:40 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:45 am
Posts: 106
Location: australia
the black one goes to the small bolt on side of the distributor.
if you scroll down you can see a shot of where it goes here.
http://www.ozgemini.com/forums/non-tech ... p?p=368372


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:37 am 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
I'm going to go take the back window out now, to see about the rust there... wish me luck.

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:22 pm 
JNC Enthusiast
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:46 pm
Posts: 692
Location: Magna, UT
Good luck, and hope you have this thing going for meets next year.

_________________
Money Pits:
- 1980 Corolla Hatchback - Power project
- 1988 Celica Alltrac - Snow fun project


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:34 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
thanks for the good words, and I hope to have this thing going before thanksgiving, but at this rate...

man, I feel like I've been working on it for a hundred years, and I'm only getting farther behind. so I got into the rust repair on the rear window this weekend, and as of monday evening, I still don't have it ready to put the window back in yet. so here's how I started:
Image

pulled out the window, even kept it in one piece! but again I say, rubber shouldn't shatter. that stuff was so baked!
Image

the hole was a bit more than the inch I thought it was
Image

other side not too bad, but it did have a bit of a hole.
Image

so I pulled out the material from the shelf area, and the plastics. man, these poor things were sun-baked! they crumble at the slightest touch.
Image

took the wire wheel around the bad spots
Image
Image

cut out the hole
Image

cut out a patch from the door I grabbed.
Image

welded it in
Image

tried some of this for any rust I may have missed
Image
it was pretty useless.

so I wire-wheeled everything again
Image

I also welded up the hole on the other side, but no pic.

put some bondo on, but a little too heavy. (it's been a while)
Image

sanded it down
Image
and that's pretty much where it sits right now

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:58 pm 
JNC Enthusiast
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:46 pm
Posts: 692
Location: Magna, UT
Nice. I imagine the trunk will be the not so fun part of rust.

_________________
Money Pits:
- 1980 Corolla Hatchback - Power project
- 1988 Celica Alltrac - Snow fun project


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:26 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:45 am
Posts: 106
Location: australia
glad my pf60 doesn't have that musch rust..the black wire goes the the bolt that holds the points in place


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:34 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
cdtpf60 wrote:
glad my pf60 doesn't have that musch rust..the black wire goes the the bolt that holds the points in place

thanks, I'll have to hook that up before I forget.

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:38 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
what do you guys think about the factory gap between the body panels just below the repair? fill it in, or leave it?

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:27 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8523
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
opelboy76 wrote:
factory gap between the body panels just below the repair? fill it in, or leave it?


I always fill it. I know it's not "original", but it looks sooooo much better. :tu: :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:44 pm 

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:39 am
Posts: 310
Location: Melbourne, Australia
You finallllllly got one! Congrats dude.

Interesting to see the differences between markets etc - suprised that it has a small port pollution head on it, but if it was originally from Cali that shouldnt be that suprising :oops: More of a suprise is the dished pistons. Aussie models had no dish [slight step down] and 8.7:1

Image

That is awesome! Ours only got some of mdf-like particle board covered in vinyl. Although admittedly, the vinyl did hold up better in the Aussie sun then the plastic so who knows. I assume you got this from ctmandu? If you need to find bits for suspension, engine etc jump on ozgemini or ebay [aussie one].

_________________
[F3ARED] 76 Isuzu Gemini Coupe - forged G180z, EFI, 525hp Turbo, 6years and still building...

Daily 78 Isuzu Gemini Sedan, stock G161z, Rodeo EFI, 500hp roller, 157rwkw. Fun :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:08 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
F3ared wrote:
You finallllllly got one! Congrats dude.

Interesting to see the differences between markets etc - suprised that it has a small port pollution head on it, but if it was originally from Cali that shouldnt be that suprising :oops: More of a suprise is the dished pistons. Aussie models had no dish [slight step down] and 8.7:1

Image

That is awesome! Ours only got some of mdf-like particle board covered in vinyl. Although admittedly, the vinyl did hold up better in the Aussie sun then the plastic so who knows. I assume you got this from ctmandu? If you need to find bits for suspension, engine etc jump on ozgemini or ebay [aussie one].


so we got less compression than you did, huh? interesting.
and actually, no, I didn't get it from ctmandu. it actually came from a member by the name of trooper geek.

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:56 pm 
Administrator

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:45 pm
Posts: 2582
perhaps the 2 most loathed words amongst jnc'rs... "smog head"

:lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:58 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
sounds like a nickname...

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:33 am 
Administrator

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:45 pm
Posts: 2582
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:04 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
nothing new to report... I haven't been real motivated to work on it lately, considering the cold temps outside. updates will resume later.

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:27 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
well, I have a little bit of an update, but it's not huge. I had decided earlier that my starter was bad, so I ordered one from Rock auto. well, it came, so I decided to put it in. actually kinda hard to reach the nut on top, but I got it all installed, hit the key, and -click-. still no cranking. I had load tested the battery earlier, so I knew it was good, so just to see what would happen I hooked the jumper cables up from the wife's car. let it charge for 5 or 10 minutes, and still nothing. so then I had a thought. could I possibly have a bad cable? so I hooked up the load tester right at the starter positive terminal, and the ground went to the block. 13.2v until I hit the load switch, then it dropped to nothing. so I put the ground back on the battery, and hit the load switch again. this time it was good. bad ground cable. so just to double check, I hooked up one end of the black jumper cable to the battery, and the other to the block. just let the red ends dangle. reached inside, hit the key, and....





it cranks over! it's that much closer to running now! it doesn't have spark plugs in it, or fuel lines hooked up, or even all the belts on, but it does spin over with the starter. I'll make a new cable at work tomorrow. I wonder if that was the problem I had earlier, when one of the wires to the voltage regulator burned up, and someone said it could be a ground issue. how about the main ground for THE WHOLE DAMN CAR!!? I bet the new cable fixes a lot. anyway, that's the update for now.

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:02 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
well, today I got a package from the seller. I opened it up, and look what was inside!

Image

needless to say, I was excited about this! now, to start figuring things out...

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 10:34 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
ok, so I ordered a few more things from rockauto.
Image

new denso u-groove plugs. definitely wasn't going to put them in without some anti-seize, not in a brand-new head...
Image

new denso wire set
Image

got a couple new belts and an element for the air cleaner, too.

here's a picture with the air cleaner housing and radiator in place:
Image

the hoses aren't hooked up to the radiator yet, and I pulled the lid back off the air cleaner. why, you ask? to put gas in the carb. yep, that's right. I decided to give it a try. and you know what? IT FIRED UP!!! IT ACTUALLY RUNS!!! not very well, and not for very long, but there you have it. I think I'm going to rebuild that carb after all, because it doesn't idle, it emptys the bowl in about 10 seconds, and you have to hold it at least halfway to the floor to get it to go. so, anyway, that's the latest progress. I'll try to get a video up in the next day or two.

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:27 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8523
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
opelboy76 wrote:
you know what? IT FIRED UP!!! IT ACTUALLY RUNS!!!


Woohoo! :tu: :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 7:03 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
there is a video, but I wanted to let the seller see it first...

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 3 of 6   [ 112 posts ]
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net