Hello everyone! Sorry to disappoint by writing in English but I will try to switch to German - eventually.
My name is Andris, I am 25, I work as an assembly process engineer in company which manufacture sweeper vehicles and I spent quite a lot of my teenage years with... Kadett D
The story starts in 2009, I was 13 at that moment and my car-addiction had woken up because my mother had (has, actually) Kadett D 1981, Berlina, with 13N engine, in Bernsteingold 403 color.
I learned a lot from my grandfather and he was overseeing and mentoring everything I was doing along the way. Long story short - something like 5 years later it had became black and I threw C20NE in it.
Along my (our) journey I installed brake kit from Astra F GSI, together with 22mm Delco master cylinder, the brakes were really great, also during track use.
Then in January, 2018 my clutch bearing decided to die and that made my Kadett to spend some time in garage, untouched. I knew that I would like to take a quick peek in engine after 50k driven kms, I installed all the piston rings, bearings, gaskets etc. new, again... I rebuilt my F16 gearbox to create C3.94 box and then I started the welding which kinda got stuck there. I knew that I have got cracks in the usual Kadett spots (outside the front suspention turrets), the lower wishbone rear mountings had also gone and the Kadett itself is still here, looking like this:
That would sum up the end of Part1. Sorry for that much pictures, it's not easy to pick these out even in random order like I did here...
I will try to write in german eventually, did learn the language for 7 years in school, has just forgotten it...
If you have any questions, I will be happy to participate in the discussions, feel free to write in german if it is easier for you, I will manage
P.S. I also own 2 Vectra 2000's - one 16v FWD, the other 16v 4x4
To be continued...