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  1. This is a close as mine has got to the road in the last 12 years!! :-) Maybe one day she will be out and about in Dorset!!
  2. go with a pallet. Chuck, it on and wrap it in plastic and all good to go.#These guys came up on a google search. http://palletisedshipping.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp9r8xOyJ1QIVpJPtCh0I0Q41EAAYAiAAEgJVDvD_BwE
  3. Hey Max Good choice of Manta :-) Lots of help as Nick says on the Opel gt site for engine mods etc.. Lots of parts available in Germany for them, when looking at bushing, bearings etc.. and for performance loads of options from standard CIH engine to the Vauxhall 16v, v6, v8 or other options. I suppose it depends on what you can do over there emissions wise etc.. I would find a 2.0L CIH and take it to the local engine shop and get bored out with some nice pistons, race cam, twin carbs. Lots of fun to drive, easy to modify, and quite cheap. Just my thoughts and i have a few links on my blog for parts etc.. and if you need any more help just post as im sure you will get lots of options as the bet way to go :-) http://www.theopelproject.com/ a couple not on my site yet. http://www.risse-motorsport.de/ http://enem.se/ib.asp Andy Oh and rust. Spare wheel, battery tray, sils, back quarters, jacking point and floor area, front wing right up inside the pointed end, light surrounds, rear seatbelt mounts. Probably the same places as the BMW's if you were looking at the older ones. Most stuff easy to fix and some repair panels, but out in the US you should be able to pick up one reasonably rust free one. You will struggle on chrome trim and interior for them as not much of that re-made. Andy
  4. Good plan, i thought about doing that with mine, there is enough room to get an extra pipe in.
  5. Hey Gary I have seen people use the B series tank and pop it in the boot behind the back seat (a bit like it is in the B but im not sure how you sort out the filler) The last few A series in Germany ran the injection and here is the difference between the standard tank and how they did the injection one, so you could find another A tank and have it modified? http://www.theopelproject.com/shop-manual/opel-manta-a-series-injection-fuel-tank.pdf Andy
  6. This is probably the one, but email Thomas to check first and he will make sure you get the right one. tn@edelschmiede.com https://www.edelschmiede.com/shop/Shaft-seal-ring-differential-rear-axel-drive-input-large-cih-rear-axel Andy If you need a part number i can probably get one as i usually keep spares so i can find out in the next day or two if you need me to. Andy
  7. Why don't you fit the reverse mount pedals? there should be enough room to fit them in.
  8. Hey Gary I have not seen the r25 so not sure on the setup of those. Im running full throttle bodies and use to hate the way the clutch cable went across them so im doing the pull master cylinder. I have still got the clutch and flywheel as not heard from Dave. Its sat in the conservatory in the dry which annoys the missus, so if your interested make me an offer as it would be good for it to go to a good project as i now have the S10 all fitted up on mine. let me know. Andy
  9. Just about to fit the pull type master cylinder to my A series. Had a mounting bracket made, but waiting for it to come back from the powder coating place. some info on one here. http://www.opelgt.com/forums/7a-clutch/76121-hydraulic-clutch-ideas.html my bracket and will have some more pics soon of the setup. http://www.theopelproject.com/?p=1148 http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=4080 I did think about the push type in the bell housing but as the box is such a bugger to get out of the A i decided it could be a pain in the ass to setup and if you had issues. What you running on the 2.4 spec wise? injection or carbs? (just interested, nothing to do with the clutch :-) Andy
  10. How long has the fuel been in the tank for? Couldn't get mine started and tried everything and then read a thread about fuel going off after 6 months +, drained the fuel and added new and it started first time. Mine is an A series running fuel injection. Worth a try? Andy
  11. Lee, that all sounds like a bit of a nightmare and im surprised Thomas wasn't more helpful, he usually is. It's a shame to hear he didn't get back to you. Still good to see you have it all sorted (which is more than i can say for mine!!) did you take any pics of the master cylinder setup? would be interesting to see and maybe helpful for others. Still glad its all up and running now :-) Andy
  12. Hey Fin Here you go. Andy
  13. Hey Chris There are a lot of discussions on the + and - side of the 2.4 on here already if you do a search. Some links on my blog for bearings and rings etc.. http://www.theopelproject.com/?page_id=219 and these guys are good for engine parts. http://www.krause-rennsporttechnik.de/shop/Motorenbereich/CIH/Kolben http://www.tsr-performance.com/webshop/wossner-forged-pistons/opel-vauxhall-forged-pistons/manta-asconda-frontera-omega-cih-2-4-8v-high-compression-wossner-forged-pistons/ http://forged-pistons.co.uk/webshop/wossner-automotive-forged-pistons/opel-vauxhall-forged-pistons/manta-asconda-frontera-omega-cih-2-4-8v-high-compression-wossner-forged-pistons-9006/ I think you will find the pistons are going to be expensive as they are quite hard to get for the 2.4 and any high milage 2.4 will need the pistons changing as they scuff the skirts. To run carbs you will need a different manifold for the 2.4 as the 2.0L won't fit as the inlets are higher, you will also need an adaptor for the thermostat housing as the are different on the 2.4 http://www.risse-motorsport.de/ have them. All the bits are quite easy to find but its not going to be a cheap build!! You will also probably need the monza flywheel and uprated clutch. I think the 2.0L would be the cheaper option, even if you did have it bored out and the head flowed as you can easily get bits for those. I hope some of this helps and im sure some others will jump on this thread with some advice as well. Andy
  14. I will take a pic tomorrow with the measure against it so you can see where everything is measurement wise. Just bought an engine stand so i can get this clutch fitted easier and give the engine a check over before it goes back in. :-) Andy
  15. Hey Lee Thomas is really helpful so im sure he will sort it out quickly, but if it does take a while you are welcome to have mine and then send me the right ones when you get them, as mine's not going far for a while :-) Andy