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#1 ChevyCoupe41

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:51 AM

Okay, here's my latest project Opel Rekord Turbo. It's Airtrax resin kit but it's missing some parts like most of it's interior and the whole chassis. Soon i will buy those parts so i can started to do suspension and interior modifications. But back to the subject, i will put turbo and fuel injection to that Opel's original engine and this will be my first turbo project so every kind of reference pics of four cylinder turbo engines are welcome. Also every kind of tips and tricks are welcome too. ;) Here's couple pics of starting point.

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And heres one very bad pic of the engine. By the way i found in my parts box that Chevy small block engine's valve cover and it fits very well to this engine. :D

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

Those are great looking resin bodies ! Should be a cool little car when it's finished .

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

Looks Good! I'll be following this one for sure. These Opel Rekords from the 60's are really cool looking cars and with your building skills this is going to be fantastic build! B)

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:17 PM

i think this is the first one of these i have ever seen.......very nice lookin car!

great start, keep it goin
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

This thing is way to cool looking where did you get this?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:42 PM

This is gonna be a killer

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:02 AM

Thank's guys!

Jeremiah: Thanks! It's Airtrax kit so if you want one of these kits you had to sen email to Airtrax. ;)

Maybe soon i will start to do intake- and exhaust manifolds so every kind of references are welcome. ;)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:03 AM

Airtrax makes some nice looking kits. Would love to have the Dodge Mirada. I can't wait to see what you do with this one. :)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:31 AM

Okay first update. I started to do intake manifiold to the engine. It's very badly in progress but it is taking shape.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

neato!

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:55 AM

Too bad those are so hard to find stateside. I wouldn't mind one of those myself.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

Well back in to the business with this one. Almost two months ago i got chassis,front and rear seats from Airtrax to this project. Also bought few weeks ago header with turbo and airfilter and intercooler. And what come with chassis, well Amt ZR1 Corvette will give some parts for it. Front suspension fits almost perfectly but rear suspension and rear end of chassis needs some modifications. And i got also one big problem. Body is too narrow so tires can't be very wide. :lol: But here some pics how this one looks now.

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Engine is also painted and I try to take some pics of it tomorrow with turbo system etc. ;)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

A wonderful car to see being built!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:04 AM

Nice to see progress on this one! I like where this is heading, and for the rear tires, if you're going to make it a Drag Racer, those narrow 9" Slicks do have enough traction if the chassis is built correctly, in 1:1 world, I guess. And if it's a Street Car, it could be in Linna Cruising's Burnout Contest with narrow tires and steelies. :lol: :lol:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

Thanks guys! Here pics of the engine and turbosystem. Not much to tell because it's very badly in progress.

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And small mock up with turbo and intake manifold. It's will be very tight in the engine room because i must get intercooler,radiator and those pipes to intercooler etc. on their places.
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Also found somekind of wheels to it. Those are too deep but maybe i found something same lookin in my partsbox. ;)
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

Where did you get the turbo set up? PM sent.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

I need to send Airtrax some money ! I lived in Germany from 1969-73 and those 60s Opels were everywhere.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I cant even seem to find a place to purchase this at any help?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Air-Trax doesn't have a website. Maybe the easiest way is to send Email to Tapani Rauramo: raurata(at)yahoo(dot)com.

http://www.modelcars...l=air-trax&st=0

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:05 AM

Was this project ever finished?