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8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« on: May 03, 2013, 04:40:06 PM »
Hey guys!
Im from Norway, so sorry for my bad English :p
 have an Opel Omega A I'm doing and renovating. If building turbo on it, the engine C20NE I have left. The car looked not out in the moonlight when I got it, made ​​a lot of it already, but still some little things again, waiting for good weather so I can continue, but because of snow and rain so it has slowed down the last few weeks. But here are some pictures from when I got the car and until now, pictures speak more than 1,000 words :)


































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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 04:49:12 PM »
welcome to Total Carlton chap ill bet your English is a whole lot better than my Norwegian so dont worry about that!

I am glad to see you have removed the bmw badge from the rear and i like the new colour too keep up the good work and i hope the engine build goes well!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 04:56:21 PM »
Welcome to TC. Looks like you have got yourself a nice project there. Must say once you changed the front wings and bumper the two colours looked rather nice. Final colour does remove the rest of the tired paint and blemishes though. Well done  :).

btw Mr Mad you amaze me with your powers of observation  ;). I never spotted it.
1993 2.0 CD(X)i Auto Estate (Rioja Red very little tin worm & reasonable paint).
RIP - 1992 2.0 CDXi Manual Estate (Spectral Blue with far too much tin worm, now only parts).

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 05:10:14 PM »
Welcome - glad to see you made it here.
Keep the pictures coming!

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 05:12:51 PM »
Hehe yes bmw logo, I was very quick in and get removed when I had taken the car  :P

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 05:13:31 PM »
thanks Murph :) i will  ;D

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 04:29:38 PM »
Welcome buddy, the omega is looking real nice with its new paint job and wheels 8)

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 06:04:51 PM »
Hi and welcome to TC..... The car looks great! I like the colour....
Diane...

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 10:38:25 PM »
Today I have done some small things. switched to newer CLUB interior. Remaining 3 door trim and center console and dashboard, I'll change tomorrow. Exchanges of all seats and covers and such in the car today. But there is such hell and get the window cranks so bothered and just replace 1 door trim today. More updates coming tomorrow  ;D













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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 12:37:53 PM »
Good job.
The window mechanisms will need to be drilled out and the new ones fitted with new rivets.
It looks like a horrid job but it's not too bad.

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 01:00:05 PM »
've got it now, just a door trim and fit again now, hold on there now, terrific weather out there today now, so hold on for the full. But struggling and take off the wheel as it sits somewhat sick, so waiting for a friend to come and participate and take in as we get it off, so be it and switch to black dashboard and instrument panel with tachometer :D

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 01:31:20 PM »
Did the old panel not have a tachometer?
I have never seen one without!

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 02:18:02 PM »
Hehe had probably not. When they started with Carlton over there? Opel began at least in 1987, and so has the LS and GL so often had tachometer panel. Here is a picture of the panel are now  :P


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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 04:55:11 PM »
Even the base model 1987 Carlton had a tacho here.
That one looks like a Vectra A panel!

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 08:16:33 PM »
How strange!??
Diane...

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2013, 11:25:12 PM »
Hello again! tonight we tried us some turbo construction and such in Omega, brand difference, but the car will not go as it should. Going cracked at 1 and 2 but 3 and above it seems that the vehicle cheating in a way. But not running more than 0.4 bar now because of the original engine and original nozzles and so on. Tonight we just tried us little. But anyone have any tips as to why it will not go as it should? Will and be completely honest, I have not much clue about turbo construction, has sovidt been away in it, but not much.
Here comes a film which hopefully explain some of the problem.


http://s253.photobucket.com/user/djanrune/media/turboomega_zps8a1c0c3e.mp4.html?sort=3&o=0

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what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: 8vturbo's Opel Omega A 1990 LS project
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2013, 12:19:15 AM »
have a look here

http://totalcarlton.com/forums/index.php/topic,13843.msg115417.html#msg115417

Hehe yes is an acquaintance of mine this there talked with him now, you have figured out the problem :)