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  1. Hi folks, Need a few bits and bobs so before I go to Ebay just checking to see if anyone has some spares to get rid of. I'm after a set of pads & shoes, front brake hoses x2, rear brake hose & a tie rod end. Anyone with some or all let me know, Cheers Paul
  2. Solid looking Ascona for reasonable price Shirley? Throw side skirts, wheels and back bumper in a skip & a coat of white paint, Bob's your uncle http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1979-OPEL-ASCONA-2-0-5-speed-not-manta-escort-E30-/292104160839?hash=item4402c3c647:g:0p0AAOSwrhBZCMyv Wouldn't let me add photo to OP.
  3. Winning bid: £5,900.00 Looks like the sale went through guys, fair price for non runner without test but it did look like a decent example.
  4. Ian, the auction ended 10 days ago, did the sale go ahead? Hope so.
  5. Could be a bargain , non runner atm. https://www.gumtree.com/p/vauxhall/classic-mk1-vauxhall-carlton/1213560550
  6. Some bidders tend to put in artificial high bids to find out what an opposing bidder's maximum bid is, so while he withdrew his bid chances are he may well bid again as auction nears end. That's one reason I never bid myself on Ebay items, preferring to use a snipe program that bids my maximum amount seconds before auction ends. If my bid is successful I have my item at a price I am happy to pay, otherwise it was too much. Also prevents getting into 'bidding wars'.
  7. 2.0 CDI Manual Carlton. Nice car, at £1k at present. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192082581641?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  8. Nice car, and not normally one to pick faults but was in my own Manta today and one of my window winders is missing the round rubber part and was thinking of replacing them with a black pair (it has a burnt orange interior) and thought they'd look wrong, I notice this car has black, would they be the correct ones?
  9. 1973, same era as his f**king camera by the looks of things.
  10. So far we have three different types of surrounds, are any of those pictured the type that used the metal backplates? I have a pair of those too but they're in poor condition.
  11. Thanks Mantadoc, those are the Cibie nests I have. Do you think it'd be easy enough to use them on my blue surrounds in the OP, just by drilling new holes? Still haven't managed to seperate mine yet
  12. Thanks Gary, tried to add photo of what I believe is one of the plastic adjuster you mentioned to my OP, but can't see option. This is one I think... Kevin, do you have a link to your thread please?
  13. There have been quite a few threads on fitting quad lights and sourcing parts for them, but most seem to have faded out with little or no conclusion, with few decent photos. I'm in the process of trying to assemble a set, and have gathered up some odds and sods from various different sets. As far as I can gather, there has been at least three different setups fitted to the Manta , the original type fitted to early cars including the i200 had a two piece setup that included a large mounting bracket setup that bolted to the rear of the surround, the later Irmscher type that used plastic bolts with rubber trim around the headlights and a Bosch Irmscher setup that used a two piece nest to hold the lights and three bolts came from the 'nest' were used to adjust the beam. There was also another setup that used Optilux lights that are very hard to source now? I'm open to correction on these points, and ideally will update OP with proper information as I garner it. Anyway to my own predicament. I have a nice set of surrounds in blue, that are nice and straight and in good condition. They have holes around the inside for the adjusting bolts to go through. I also have a set of the two piece nests fitted to old Cibie lights, that I'm hoping to use. However the bolts protruding from them don't line up with the holes in my surrounds. I also have a couple of Hella lights that again have three (in this case plastic) bolts, but again they won't line up with surrounds, they seem to have the same pattern as the Cibie nests. I think I should be able to drill new holes in the surrounds to enable me to use the Cibie nests, can anyone confirm this either way? I have taken some photos of the various bits I have, and have numbered them so that even if they are surplus to my needs, hopefully they will help others understand various components needed rather than trying to describe the part. Sorry for the long thread, but hopefully it will be helpful in the long run to others. Sorry, seems to only allow one photo per post? Anyway, these are the Cibie nests. Ah, seems to be Ok now The surrounds...