Author: Thom Taylor

Check It Out! 2018 SEMA Show Gallery; Chevelles, GTOs & More

The 2018 SEMA Show was probably the largest in its history. We scoured the display buildings and outside to show you some of the great GM cars OPGI makes products for. Check out this gallery of some of the finest

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Watch: Project 1964 Corvair Spyder Convertible Top Mechanism Test

It works! The Corvair Spyder convertible top is a separate mechanical system like brakes, air conditioning, or the engine itself, that needs to work at the push of a button. Tom and Doug installed a new electric pump, ram, and

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Watch: Project 1964 Corvair Spyder Convertible First Engine Fire Up

A lot of progress has put the OPGI 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder within completion for its debut at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas the end of this month. With the engine all hooked up Doug and Tom fired

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Here’s One of the Best Tools For Your Project

If you’re building a project or just working on the one you’ve already built, what could be more indispensable than tools to work with? How about a personal guide that knows every square inch of your car and can show

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OPGI Cadillac Spring Summer Series Show–Last One for 2018!

Each one of our five Summer Series shows was unique and presented a few surprises. Our final show featured Cadillac, and while we expected a nice mix of Caddys, the sweet spot was late-1950s-1960s models—especially convertibles. Surprising because ‘verts rusted

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Progress! OPGI Project Corvair Monza Spyder Gets Its Engine

Another major milestone in the restoration of the Original Parts Group project 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder was hit when the heart of the convertible was installed.

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Project 1964 Corvair Spyder Convertible: Small Tasks, Big Progress

Have you ever done a BIG car project? There is that point where you’re working on it every day spending countless hours but it doesn’t look like anything is going on. You know, running brake lines, wiring, plumbing the gas

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OPGI’s 2018 Oldsmobile Spring-Summer Show

Dr. Oldsmobile was in the house! Yes, OPGI’s Spring-Summer Series continued with Olds taking center stage. We had around 40 Olds cars come to OPGI August 18, 2018, for the second-to-last installment of our successful Spring-Summer Series.

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What’s So Great About Corvair Spyder Engines?

Even to some Corvair experts the Spyder version of the Corvair is a mystery. And since the engine is what makes it different from everyday Corvairs, we can conclude it’s the engine that makes it a mystery. As Original Parts

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A 1967 Buick GS 400 Funny Car? Really?

Original Parts Group serves all restorers—even 1967 Buick Skylark Funny Car restorers. That’s right. John Lipori owns this crazy Buick-powered 1967 Skylark that his dad built in 1967. It’s the only 1967 GS 400 and only Buick-powered Funny Car ever

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