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#1 Turbone

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 11:03 AM

About 5yrs ago Corky and I went out to the Olympic Peninsula to check out a car that was on Ebay. We were interested in how they managed to get a 12cyl Allison engine into a 1970 Opel GT. We spent the afternoon with the owner and looked at the car and asked alot of questions. Dont know if the car ever sold, never got back to the guy, but it had a pretty low reserve ($3000 I think).
Anyway, since I figured out how to download my VHS onto Youtube you can enjoy what Corky and I witnessed that day. Unfortunatly he was unable to keep it running due to fuel delivery and low batteries, you get the idea. Btw, this car was actually street legal:eek:


I have a bunch of pics, just need to locate them.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 01:23 PM

a case of too much money and not enough ......


There was a jag v-12 put into the nose of a chevy corvair, very clean install, then again the guy wasnt poor either.

http://www.corvairco...om/V-12-01.html

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 01:44 PM

Both of which beg the question ... WHY? :rolleyes:

#4 Turbone

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 02:13 PM

The Opel was built by a guy in MN, who happened to be a engineer. The car was hit by a train in the rear and he wanted to do something different. The build is almost 20yrs old and back then a Allison engine was pretty cheap. He had vid of it at a local air strip, he never got out of 1st gear(stock tranny) and was doing 60mph.
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And to answer your question........why not?
Look at some of the mods we do to our Soobs:-p

#5 nipper

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 02:20 PM

er um, a stock tranny of WHAT!

i think an opel on its best day with a tail wind was 60hp and a squirrel made more torque.

hehehe

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#6 Turbone

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 02:36 PM

Obviously you dont know much about Opels. From 68 and up they came with a 1.9L engine with 102hp. With a few mods (Weber) it was a pretty quick car. I had several 68 to 73 wagons, long before I got into Soobs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_GT

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 02:36 PM

Holy hell...

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 03:10 PM

I used to have a 70 Opel GT and a 69 Kadette. The GT was a way cool car with a weber on it. The motor sat back a little ways compared to the kadette and that put the shifter in a really sweet spot. In fact the whole cabin of that car was laid out really well for the driver. Very fun car to drive, luckily I was never rear ended in it though! Mine was rusty to begin with and finally succumbed to MI rust heaven.....

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 03:12 PM

Obviously you dont know much about Opels. From 68 and up they came with a 1.9L engine with 102hp. With a few mods (Weber) it was a pretty quick car. I had several 68 to 73 wagons, long before I got into Soobs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_GT


i just did a quick search, so i didnt look hard. :-p
i dont trust wikepedia, i have caught to many errors on it when its come up on the engineering end.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 03:12 PM

oh yeah, forgot to mention that platform eventually was used for the chevette of all things.....

#11 Turbone

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:43 PM

i just did a quick search, so i didnt look hard. :-p
i dont trust wikepedia, i have caught to many errors on it when its come up on the engineering end.

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Wikapedia isnt where I got all my info from. Do a your own search if you dont believe me. A 68 Kadette could probably beat a EA82T:rolleyes:

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:47 PM

Wikapedia isnt where I got all my info from. Do a your own search if you dont believe me. A 68 Kadette could probably beat a EA82T:rolleyes:


hehehe lets thorw a VW beetle in there too just for fun :)

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:08 PM

hehehe lets thorw a VW beetle in there too just for fun :)

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That is the second reference to VW bugs. We hate on them?

Why not throw in a couple of my buddies "bugs" from highschool. One ran 11's and the other ran 10's. And before you ask, yes, they did have VW engines in them.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:12 PM

That is the second reference to VW bugs. We hate on them?

Why not throw in a couple of my buddies "bugs" from highschool. One ran 11's and the other ran 10's. And before you ask, yes, they did have VW engines in them.


I had a 73 super beetle, i love bugs, hate the new ones.

But then again i like cars with weird and unusual engines.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:13 PM

An Allison V12 was successfully transplanted into a BMW Isetta. Search Google, and you'll see it mentioned on a few other forums, but no pics.

Guy who built it said he will not drive it because he's scared of it. I don't blame him.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:16 PM

An Allison V12 was successfully transplanted into a BMW Isetta. Search Google, and you'll see it mentioned on a few other forums, but no pics.

Guy who built it said he will not drive it because he's scared of it. I don't blame him.


ROFLPIP

then why build it?

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:22 PM

http://forums.motort...spec/index.html

scroll down, a really poor picture of it

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:27 PM

http://i95.photobuck...mailcopy6ba.jpg

a better pic

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:04 PM

I've seen engine bays that were wall to wall motor, but the WHOLE CAR!!!!
Holy sheep s**t Batman!
I thought the guy wit a twin turbo 383stroker in a Pinto was nuckin futz!
http://www.fordpinto...tach=9630;image

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:07 PM

Both of which beg the question ... WHY? :rolleyes:

WHY NOT!!!!!! :banana: when someone asks you if it has a hemi in it you say, Nah, just a 1200 hp v-12.......

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:20 PM

That is the second reference to VW bugs. We hate on them?

Why not throw in a couple of my buddies "bugs" from highschool. One ran 11's and the other ran 10's. And before you ask, yes, they did have VW engines in them.

Speaking of bugs.... I got smoked in my SW by a very stock sounding(and driving) one... don't underestimate them... they are not that slow.:dead:
Course my 90HP wagon had 4 people and junk in it and the 29's on it.:lol:

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 12:15 AM

Yeah even 100hp in a bug is rediculously quick, There feather weights, imagine an ej257 transplant into one........... Holy balls quick

#23 Turbone

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 12:50 AM

Did somebody say Bug?
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:16 AM

Caught this one at a local autox a couple years back... the rear 14" wide Hoosiers are powered by a Cadillac 500ci V8 and the fronts are powered by a 2.2 Chrysler Turbo motor SIMULTANEOUSLY. I don't know exactly how he got them to sync up, but it was defianately a cool car:

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#25 Turbone

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:21 AM

Hahaha....the fastest Yugo in the world:headbang:
See, people do crazy things with cars;)
Dont ask why they did it, just wonder why you never thought of it first:burnout:




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