Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

This makes more sense to me than whatever pseudoscience carburetors use.

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1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

heh...the neat thing about carbs is that the magic doesn't matter. Give them a supply of fuel, and they work.

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Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

They never seem to work that way for me.

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1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

Carbs are the best!!! May need a sacrifice to make them work or pray daily, depends on which one you got.

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Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

Everyone has their favorite type of magic.

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Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

This was my temporary air cleaner when I got the MPFI setup installed, just the bits I had laying around leftover from other projects. It's actually 3" stuff squished to fit the 70mm/2.75" throttle body.

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Amazon delivered with a cheap air cleaner, some silicone bends and an aluminum tube. With a little trimming, I was able route the intake through an existing opening. Filter had to be installed from the front, but it fits great!

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It's practically a Hellcat now.

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I didn't think the original turn signal would fit, but thankfully the back of the housing sits right inside the center filter element. Super stealth!

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1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

Front suspension is done. Poly bushings and new KYB gas shocks.

I don't think it's any more likely to kill me than it was before.

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Also, the battery is now securely bolted to the car. Allstar battery tray fits a sideways Optima. Had to go sideways to clear the cargo tray.

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1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

I also just installed a stereo. My car was not equipped with one originally and had a blank panel covering the mounts. I tried to find a suitable shaft style deck, but decided just to zip-tie a universal housing under the dash. I got a digital media deck, so it's short and lightweight.

I used the original stereo location to zip-tie my USB and 12v plugs.

August is getting close.

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1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

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Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

There are plenty of questionable shaft style stereos on ebay. If you shop well, you can get one that accepts 8 track tapes.

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Re: Opel Prep for West Coast 2017

This $32.99 Amazon Chinese seat beat can't be worse than the originals, right?

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The specs say this fan is only 2.11" thick, so it SHOULD fit. I'll have to pull the radiator to get it in place though. Also pictured is the external IAC block. Now the car starts and idles like a proper EFI car should.

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1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?