2016 edition 1970-77 Monte Carlo Restoration Parts Catalog

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The much anticipated Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI), 2016 edition of the 1970-77 Monte Carlo restoration parts catalog is now available. This 320-page free catalog contains everything you’ll need to restore your classic Chevy. From interior and body parts to engine parts, sheet metal, bright trim and everything in between, it’s all in this catalog. Remember that all OPGI restoration parts catalogs are comprehensive automotive resources. Each one is packed full of valuable information, helpful tips and insights, making it a valuable restoration tool on its own.

Enthusiasts who already have an earlier Monte Carlo catalog will still need the latest edition to keep up with all of the new parts and accessories added within the last year. Order your new 2016 catalog today and don’t forget there are also many more great catalogs to choose from! OPGI also offers free restoration parts catalogs for the following classic GM cars:

1954-76 Cadillac

1964-77 Chevelle & El Camino

1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo & Malibu

1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS & GSX

1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest & LeMans

1961-77 Cutlass, F-85 & 4-4-2

1963-76 Rivera

1962-77 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1959-76 Bonneville/Catalina

All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com.

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Fresh 1972 El Camino and Olds 442 Convertible Restorations from OPGI at SEMA 2015

Check out this video from V8TV depicting two expertly restored GM “A” bodies that OPGI brought to the 2015 SEMA show. Learn all about the 1972 El Camino and 1970 Olds 4-4-2 convertible, as well as the OPGI parts that make these cars better than new.

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2016 edition 1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS & GSX Restoration Parts Catalog

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The Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI), 2016 edition of the 1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS & GSX restoration parts catalog is now available. This 312-page free catalog contains needed everything to restore your classic Buick. From interior and body parts to engine parts, sheet metal, bright trim and everything else in between, everything you’ll need is in this catalog. All OPGI Restoration Parts Catalogs are comprehensive automotive resources, and are packed full of valuable information, helpful tips and insights, making each one a valuable restoration tool on its own.

Enthusiasts with an earlier Skylark, Special, GS and GSX catalog will still need the latest edition to keep up with all of the new parts and accessories added within the last year. Order your new 2016 catalog today and don’t forget there are also many more great catalogs to choose from! OPGI also offers free restoration parts catalogs for the following classic GM cars:

1954-76 Cadillac

1964-77 Chevelle & El Camino

1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo & Malibu

1970-77 Monte Carlo

1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest & LeMans

1961-77 Cutlass, F-85 & 4-4-2

1963-76 Rivera

1962-77 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1959-76 Bonneville/Catalina

All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com.

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2016 edition 1961-77 Cutlass, F-85 & 4-4-2 Restoration Parts Catalog

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The Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI), 2016 edition of the 1961-77 Cutlass, F-85 & 4-4-2 restoration parts catalog is now available. This 368-page free catalog contains needed everything to restore your classic Oldsmobile. From interior and body parts to engine parts, sheet metal, bright trim and everything else in between, everything you’ll need is in this catalog. All OPGI Restoration Parts Catalogs are comprehensive automotive resources, and are packed full of valuable information, helpful tips and insights, making each one a valuable restoration tool on its own.

Enthusiasts with an earlier Cutlass/F-85/ 4-4-2 catalog will still need the latest edition to keep up with all of the new parts and accessories added within the last year. Order your new 2016 catalog today and don’t forget there are also many more great catalogs to choose from! OPGI also offers free restoration parts catalogs for the following classic GM cars:

1954-76 Cadillac

1964-77 Chevelle & El Camino

1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo & Malibu

1970-77 Monte Carlo

1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest & LeMans

1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS/GSX

1963-76 Rivera

1962-77 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1959-76 Bonneville/Catalina

All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com.

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Add Some Class to Your Buick or Cadillac

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Original Parts Group, Inc. (OPGI) has just added four new custom license plate frames for Buicks and Cadillacs to its gigantic inventory of classic GM restoration parts and accessories. The new Buick frames come in Riviera and Skylark models. The latest Caddy frames are for Eldorados and Devilles. Add some class to your ride with these die-cast, triple chrome-plated frames that feature a baked-on enamel blue background with raised lettering. Sold in pairs for $15.99, the Eldorado frames are part number CE15562, CE15563 is for the Deville, Riviera is #BRO6140 and Skylark is #CRS0029. For more information on these new frames (along with many other styles) visit OPGI.com or call toll free: 1-800-243-8355.

 

 

 

 

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2016 edition 1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest & LeMans Restoration Parts Catalog

2016-GTO

The Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI), 2016 edition of the 1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest & LeMans restoration parts catalog is now available. The fifth in the series of new restoration parts catalogs for 2016, this new 400-page free catalog contains everything needed to restore your GM classic from interior and body parts to engine parts, sheet metal, bright trim and everything else in between. All OPGI Restoration Parts Catalogs are very useful comprehensive automotive resources, and are packed full of valuable information, helpful tips and insights, making each one a valuable restoration tool on its own.

Even if you already have an earlier 2015 OPGI GTO/Tempest/Le Mans catalog, you will still need the latest 2016 edition to keep up with all of the new parts and accessories that have been added within the last year. Order your new 2016 catalog today!

Don’t forget there are also many more great catalogs to choose from! OPGI also offers free restoration parts catalogs for the following classic GM cars:

1954-76 Cadillac

1964-77 Chevelle & El Camino

1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo & Malibu

1970-77 Monte Carlo

1961-77 Cutlass, F-85/4-4-2

1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS/GSX

1963-76 Rivera

1962-77 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1959-76 Bonneville/Catalina

All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com.

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The Buick Nailhead

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Buick’s legendary V-8 engine from the mid-fifties to the mid-sixties is often called the “nailhead” motor due to its long, thin-stemmed valves with small diameter heads that resemble vertical rows of nails. The first Buick nailhead engines (debuting in 1953) had a 1.75″ intake and a 1.25″ exhaust valve, and even the later Wildcat 401 nailhead V-8s from the mid-sixties had valves that were much smaller than those used in Chevrolet engines at the time. However, the new Buick V-8 was light and compact overall and built with high quality forgings. Those qualities naturally attracted the attention of the hot rod crowd several years before the Chevy small block became available.

Buick’s nailhead V-8’s employed small-diameter intake runners to produce high torque since the small valves meant equally small and restrictive intake- and exhaust-port diameters. The nailheads also utilized camshafts with greater amounts of lift and duration than most powerplants of the day. The combination worked well enough though, and allowed the Buick engines to deliver more than one ft. lb. of torque per cubic inch of displacement. This is why Buick labeled and advertised their nailhead engines on their torque output, not the horsepower. The numbers resulted in some confusion though. For example, the Buick Wildcat 445 in the 1966 Skylark GS was actually a 401 cubic inch mill that developed 325 hp and a whopping 445 lb. ft. of torque. Buick’s focus on torque over maximum breathing at high rpm showed that the nailheads were designed to provide smooth, powerful acceleration to move big, heavy cars. High-rpm horsepower was obviously not the goal.

Although the nailhead’s valve orientation and head design allowed fairly decent-flowing intake ports, an extra bend in the exhaust ports made them quite restrictive, and Buick had to use very aggressive camshafts to make adequate power. The early nailheads boasted some of the most radical factory camshafts available at the time, and while the radical camshaft profiles did help air flow through the restrictive heads, they also delivered a somewhat lumpy idle compared to most other engines of the day.

That lumpy idle appealed to the hot rod crowd though, and for a few years before the Chevy small blocks and Chrysler hemi engines became widely available, the early nailhead Buicks powered many street rods, drag cars, road-race machines, and even Bonneville top-speed racers during the late ’50s. In 1967 a whole new generation of Buick V-8s with more conventional head designs appeared, and the nailhead was retired. Today, most nailheads are utilized on street rods or stock restorations due to the lasting appeal of their unique appearance and extreme low-end torque. Although it was eclipsed by later more free-flowing designs with more and larger valves, the venerable Buick nailhead has undeniably earned a well-deserved spot in GM powerplant history.

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2016 edition 1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo & Malibu Restoration Parts Catalog

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The Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI), 2016 edition of the 1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo and Malibu restoration parts catalog is now available. If you own a later model classic Chevelle/El Camino/Malibu, you’ll appreciate and enjoy this new 264-page free catalog containing everything from interior and body parts to engine parts, sheet metal, bright trim and everything else in between.  You’ll also find it very useful and informative as every OPGI Restoration Parts Catalog is a comprehensive automotive resource packed full of valuable information, helpful tips and insights, making it a valuable restoration tool on its own.

Even if you already have a 2015 OPGI Chevelle/El Camino/Malibu catalog, you will still need the new 2016 edition to keep up with all of the new parts and accessories that have been added within the last year. Order your 2016 catalog today!

Don’t forget there are also many more great catalogs to choose from! OPGI also offers free restoration parts catalogs for the following classic GM cars:

1954-76 Cadillac

1964-77 Chevelle & El Camino

1970-77 Monte Carlo

1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest/LeMans

1961-77 Cutlass, F-85/4-4-2

1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS/GSX

1963-76 Rivera

1962-77 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1959-76 Bonneville/Catalina

All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com

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2016 edition 1964-77 Chevelle & El Camino Restoration Parts Catalog

2016-Chevelle

The Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI), 2016 edition of the 1964-77 Chevelle & El Camino Restoration Parts Catalog is now available. The early Chevelle/El Camino catalog has always been one of the most popular OPGI catalogs and the 2016 edition now includes over 500 pages containing everything from interior and body parts to engine parts, sheet metal, bright trim and everything else in between.

Even if you already have an older OPGI Chevelle and El Camino catalog, you will still need the new 2016 edition to keep up with all of the new parts and accessories that have been added within the last year. Each OPGI Restoration Parts Catalog is a comprehensive automotive resource packed full of valuable information, helpful tips and insights, making it a valuable restoration tool on its own. Order your free 2016 catalog today!

Don’t forget there are also many more great catalogs to choose from! OPGI also offers free restoration parts catalogs for the following classic GM cars:

1954-76 Cadillac

1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo/Malibu

1970-77 Monte Carlo

1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest/LeMans

1961-77 Cutlass, F-85/4-4-2

1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS/GSX

1963-76 Rivera

1962-77 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1959-76 Bonneville/Catalina

All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com.

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2016 Edition 1954-76 Cadillac Restoration Parts Catalog

2016-Cadillac

The Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI) 2016 edition of the 1954-76 Cadillac restoration parts catalog is now available. If you’ve got a classic Cadillac, you need this catalog. The new 2016 catalog includes everything from interior and body parts to engine parts, sheet metal, bright trim and everything in between.

Even if you already have an older OPGI Cadillac catalog, you will still need the latest edition to keep up with all of the new parts and accessories that have been added within the last year. Each OPGI Restoration Parts Catalog is a comprehensive automotive resource packed with valuable information, helpful tips and insights, making it a valuable restoration tool on its own.

Order your free 2016 catalog today to experience more than 200 full-color pages filled with essential parts and accessories for your 1954-76 Cadillac restoration.

Don’t forget, OPGI also offers free restoration parts catalogs for the following classic GM cars:

1964-77 Chevelle, El Camino/Malibu

1978-88 El Camino, Monte Carlo/Malibu

1970-77 Monte Carlo

1964-73 GTO, 1961-73 Tempest/LeMans

1961-77 Cutlass, F-85/4-4-2

1961-72 Skylark, Special, GS/GSX

1963-76 Rivera

1962-77 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1959-76 Bonneville/Catalina

All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com.

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