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  1. Here's another vote for Waldron's. Beautifully made, fit perfectly on my Skylark.
  2. I'm sure that many of us remember Amoco gasoline back in the day. It was lead-free decades before lead in fuel became an issue. I don't recall any of their competitors warning about how Amoco gasoline would destroy engines because of the lack of lead with its valve "lubricating" or "cushioning" properties. Countless Nail Heads ran on the stuff.
  3. It indeed appears to be that, but the shadow it casts on FDR's shoulder seems to indicate that the object may be something else, or at least not being worn as a collar by another person. Note that there appears to be something like a cord attached to it leading to the center of the windshield frame. Perhaps the military in WW2 hung rank insignia from their rear view mirrors, inspiring the post war fuzzy dice craze.
  4. I started up the Skylark, and as soon as I backed it out of the garage it started running rough. Popped the hood expecting to find the choke stuck and instead I saw the carburetor vomiting fuel out the bowl vent. Float needle not seating properly or a float full of gas. So, does driving the car out of the garage and right back in count?
  5. Guys, thanx for all your suggestions. I've considered each one of them and have decided to go with a modern aftermarket radio. My reasoning: Conversion of my AM radio: Goofy operation (no FM display, method of selecting AM-FM, etc.) Requires the destruction of a perfectly good AM radio Very pricey compared to other options Modifying the dash: Not a reversible modification unless I buy a second overlay and destroy it (I hate to destroy original parts). Relocating the FM converter: Puts it out of reach for tuning around. Yeah, I'm fussy. I've already removed the FM converter and installed a gauge set in its place. I'm going to have only AM radio until I pick up a new radio. I'll most likely do the installation in the Spring. Driving season is coming to an end this year, so no point in rushing to get it done right now. That'll give me time to decide on make, model, and speaker options.
  6. I'll bet you're right about the radio size. I'm confident that the AM-FM chassis would fit in the available space behind the dash, but there's no way I could bring myself to cut the dash. It's become obvious that there's no single option that will get me everything I want, so I've decided that the best compromise is a modern aftermarket radio that will fit into the dash opening without modification.
  7. This forum is still active: https://www.opelgt.com/forums/forum.php. Despite the name, they deal with all Opel models. If you can provide specific information on the car such as its location and owner contact information, I can post it to the forum since I'm a registered member.
  8. Apart from the color, this is exactly what mine looked like. Boy, what a fun car it was!
  9. Thank you for asking, but I'm not interested. If the car was closer and I was younger I'd probably look into it, but not now. It's a shame, really. A few years ago I tried to find one and eventually gave up. I have no room for another project, nor am I interested in taking one on at this stage of my life. Anything else I buy from now on has to be something that I can drive home, and that needs little more than an oil change and a tune-up. I do hope that someone rescues it. There are a couple of organizations like the Opel Motorsports Club and the Opel Association of North America that would likely have people interested in it.
  10. So sad to see. Manta Rallye models are scarce as hens' teeth. I had a '73 back in college. It was a really fun car to drive.
  11. Good idea, but then station selection becomes an issue. I often travel outside my local area and have to change stations along the way.