Ben

Ben (@73opelgt)

Bio:Updates and pictures of the ongoing restoration of a 1973 Opel GT @mrbenkotrba

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Defeated by the car today. Was going to replace the control arm bushings, but couldn’t get the upper control arm bolt to break free. 5 hours of work and the only thing I accomplished was getting the old shock out. #opel #opelgt #carsofinstagram #projectcar #opelgt1900 #stupid #rust #opelclassics #1900 #opelclassic #opelmotorsport

Defeated by the car today. Was going to replace the control arm bushings, but couldn’t get the upper control arm bolt to break free. 5 hours of work and the only thing I accomplished was getting the old shock out.  #opel  #opelgt  #carsofinstagram  #projectcar  #opelgt1900  #stupid  #rust  #opelclassics  #1900  #opelclassic  #opelmotorsport

Working on the daily today. Going from ruined drilled rotors, to new oem ones. #carparts #carsofinstagram #mitsubishi

Working on the daily today. Going from ruined drilled rotors, to new oem ones.  #carparts  #carsofinstagram  #mitsubishi

Sorry I haven’t posted anything lately. I started a new job a couple weeks ago, and it hasn’t left me any time to work on the car. I am gathering parts for a big job though... #opel #opelgt #opelgt1900 #projectcar #carsofinstagram #carparts #1900  #opelclassics #opelmotorsport #opelgtsource

Sorry I haven’t posted anything lately. I started a new job a couple weeks ago, and it hasn’t left me any time to work on the car. I am gathering parts for a big job though...  #opel  #opelgt  #opelgt1900  #projectcar  #carsofinstagram  #carparts  #1900  #opelclassics  #opelmotorsport  #opelgtsource

Getting old crusty stuff off. Just gotta make a run to pick up fresh bearings, then I can start putting it back together. #opelgt #opel #projectcar #carsofinstagram #carparts #opelgt1900 #opelgtsource #opelclassics #1900 #vintagecars

Getting old crusty stuff off. Just gotta make a run to pick up fresh bearings, then I can start putting it back together.  #opelgt  #opel  #projectcar  #carsofinstagram  #carparts  #opelgt1900  #opelgtsource  #opelclassics  #1900  #vintagecars

New parts day! Gonna try to get the front brakes done tomorrow. Thanks to OGTS for the quick turnaround and help getting everything I need for the job. #opel #opelgt #newparts #carparts #opelgt1900 #projectcar #carsofinstagram #1970scar #opelclassics #opelgtsource

New parts day! Gonna try to get the front brakes done tomorrow. Thanks to OGTS for the quick turnaround and help getting everything I need for the job.  #opel  #opelgt  #newparts  #carparts  #opelgt1900  #projectcar  #carsofinstagram  #1970scar  #opelclassics  #opelgtsource

Working on @just_ah_hobo XR4Ti today. The pipe from the inter cooler to the throttle body is a little wonky. #xr4ti #merkurxr4ti #squishy #vintagecars #ford #sierra

Working on @just_ah_hobo XR4Ti today. The pipe from the inter cooler to the throttle body is a little wonky.  #xr4ti  #merkurxr4ti  #squishy  #vintagecars  #ford  #sierra

Update: new muffler is on. Decided to go with some universal hanger clamps from the store. Works out fine. In the future I may look for a more elegant solution, but this works for now. #opelgt #opel #projectcar #carsofinstagram #opelgt1900 #carparts #1970scars #vintagecars #opelclassics

Update: new muffler is on. Decided to go with some universal hanger clamps from the store. Works out fine. In the future I may look for a more elegant solution, but this works for now.  #opelgt  #opel  #projectcar  #carsofinstagram  #opelgt1900  #carparts  #1970scars  #vintagecars  #opelclassics

Further update: old clamp doesn’t fit new muffler. I’ll have to make up a new clamp this week to finish the job. #opelgt #opelgt1900 #1970scars #projectcar #opel #carparts #crap

Further update: old clamp doesn’t fit new muffler. I’ll have to make up a new clamp this week to finish the job.  #opelgt  #opelgt1900  #1970scars  #projectcar  #opel  #carparts  #crap

Update: old one is off. In many pieces. Now I’m cleaning up the clamps so I can give them a couple coats of paint to help prevent future rust. #opelgt #opelgt1900 #1970scars #carsofinstagram #oldcars #projectcar #opel #carparts

Update: old one is off. In many pieces. Now I’m cleaning up the clamps so I can give them a couple coats of paint to help prevent future rust.  #opelgt  #opelgt1900  #1970scars  #carsofinstagram  #oldcars  #projectcar  #opel  #carparts

Trying to replace this old thing today, but the slip joint has rusted solid after 35 years. Trying to break it free today, we’ll see if I’m successful. #opelgt #opelgt1900 #1970scars #oldcars #carsofinstagram #rusty #resonator #opel #carparts #projectcar #vintagecars #opelclassics

Trying to replace this old thing today, but the slip joint has rusted solid after 35 years. Trying to break it free today, we’ll see if I’m successful.  #opelgt  #opelgt1900  #1970scars  #oldcars  #carsofinstagram  #rusty  #resonator  #opel  #carparts  #projectcar  #vintagecars  #opelclassics

New resonator day! Welds aren’t the nicest looking, but it’s better than the huge holes in the current one. #oldcars #projectcar #vintagecars #opelgt #opelgt1900 #carparts #opel #gt #carsofinstagram #1970scars #muffler #resonator

New resonator day! Welds aren’t the nicest looking, but it’s better than the huge holes in the current one.  #oldcars  #projectcar  #vintagecars  #opelgt  #opelgt1900  #carparts  #opel  #gt  #carsofinstagram  #1970scars  #muffler  #resonator

The polar vortex claims another victim. My AWD pump did not survive. #mitsubishi #ralliart #cold #michigan #winter #broken #carsofinstagram

The polar vortex claims another victim. My AWD pump did not survive.  #mitsubishi  #ralliart  #cold  #michigan  #winter  #broken  #carsofinstagram

List of stuff to get done before spring. #opelgt1900 #opel #projectcar #oldcars #vintagecars #opelgt #1970scar #project #winterproject

List of stuff to get done before spring.  #opelgt1900  #opel  #projectcar  #oldcars  #vintagecars  #opelgt  #1970scar  #project  #winterproject

Another post not Opel related, but I thought it was too cool to not share. I got this page from @lyndonposkitt road book from @dakarrally in the mail yesterday. I think it’s a pretty cool piece of Motorsport memorabilia. #rallyraid #races2places #lyndonposkittracing #dakar #motorsport #opelgt #projectcar #oldcars #rallyracing

Another post not Opel related, but I thought it was too cool to not share. I got this page from @lyndonposkitt road book from @dakarrally in the mail yesterday. I think it’s a pretty cool piece of Motorsport memorabilia.  #rallyraid  #races2places  #lyndonposkittracing  #dakar  #motorsport  #opelgt  #projectcar  #oldcars  #rallyracing

Showing the daily driver some love today. Sorry I haven’t been able to post any Opel updates lately, I haven’t had a chance to work on it. But hopefully I’ll be able to get some more work done soon, with more updates. #dailydriver #mitsubishi #evolutionx #maintenance #projectcar #opelgt #1970scar #oldcars #opelgt1900 #instacar

Showing the daily driver some love today. Sorry I haven’t been able to post any Opel updates lately, I haven’t had a chance to work on it. But hopefully I’ll be able to get some more work done soon, with more updates.  #dailydriver  #mitsubishi  #evolutionx  #maintenance  #projectcar  #opelgt  #1970scar  #oldcars  #opelgt1900  #instacar

Had a feeling that this vacuum line might be leaky. So I ran new lines from the distributor to the carb/manifold. #opelgt #opelgt1900 #oldcars #projectcar #1970scar #opel #gt #germancars #carsofinstagram #vacuumlines #carburetor #carparts #carrestoration #project #winterproject #vintagecars #opelclassics #classiccars

Had a feeling that this vacuum line might be leaky. So I ran new lines from the distributor to the carb/manifold.  #opelgt  #opelgt1900  #oldcars  #projectcar  #1970scar  #opel  #gt  #germancars  #carsofinstagram  #vacuumlines  #carburetor  #carparts  #carrestoration  #project  #winterproject  #vintagecars  #opelclassics  #classiccars

Picked up a few parts for the next bit of work. #opelgt #opelgt1900 #oldcars #projectcar #opel #1970scar #brakes #carsofinstagram #project #autoparts

Picked up a few parts for the next bit of work.  #opelgt  #opelgt1900  #oldcars  #projectcar  #opel  #1970scar  #brakes  #carsofinstagram  #project  #autoparts

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