H-400

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  1. Hi Rob, still live in Belgium, between Antwerp and Sint-Niklaas. Found this (great) forum while I was surfing the www... Grts, Herman.
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  3. Hi Rob, nice I'm not the only one from Belgium. Where were you from? Grts, Herman.
  4. Hi Guy, send you a message, still interested in the cam. grts, Herman.
  5. The text under the picture says "die abbildung ist nicht fahrzeugspezifisch" means the picture is an example, not specific Manta-B and yes, not cheap.
  6. @RGBS:Thanks for sharing this info about Ferguson, never looked for it and it never passed my eyes but very interesting. About the Kadett 400: It was a project of Tony Fall (Opel Sportsdirector) and he left Opel with slamming doors after his project died. The reason why is (I think) the cost of building those cars (Kadett D with Manta chassis), the Kadett E was comming up and Opel had already Manta-400 factory rallye cars in 1981! (have copies of the papers, can't show them cause of privacy rules) I have taken some pictures myself of the Q625 PDS , years ago if someone wants I'll upload and show them. Yet the engine-compartiment is more disappointing... @Danny:Minor detail: I know someone (also a member of the Opel400Club) with an original Manta-400 with original sunroof! And the car is original Black!
  7. Yeah, lot of pics are the same, and I thought we had some nice material... About your info: as I mentioned it is very possible there were 2 (or several) Manta-400 4X4 made by them. The only car used in the press was the wide one, the Rothmans with 240ps. If Opel ordered 2 cars or the other one is made for theirself is an interesting search. Gonna check in our club if they know something more... About the turbocharged engine, a part of an article in a German magazine: Gonna transelate it (was stationed 8 years in Germany, still work with them): "How this competition-version, that at the earliest in 1984 can appear in the World Rallye Championship, will look, about that the Opel Sport manufactors are sure: With a turbo-engine will there be more than 350Hp available, and the weight of Opels all-wheel driven car will stay under 1000kg" "Opels archrival in Rallye, the firm Audi from Ingolstadt, has this year a similar Rallye-Beast ready: The Quattro model 1983 weighs a bit more than 1000kg and is 360Hp strong" Offcourse this was wishfull thinking, building another 200 cars (regulations) was too expensive. I think the prototypes Astra-S4 had priority
  8. I 'm sure there will be some more Manta 4X4's. Only one build build for Opel. The Ferguson firm did this rebuild so it is sure possible there are more clones. It is something as the Kadett 400. Only 3 build by Opel, and also some copies made of this rare car. And checked some info: It was indeed KG motorsport that had this ex 4X4 400 for sale! So you are right!
  9. Opel delivered a Manta-400 to the firm Ferguson UK to rebuild it to 4X4. Ferguson did this rebuild already some years for several cars, also the Opel Senator: After the rebuild the Manta400 4X4 had a Getrag gearbox with the extra shaft to the front and a visco-clutch between front & rear traktion. 64% to the rear and 36% to the front: Some more pages of 80's autosport reviews: (some pics are the same as above, maybe bigger...) During the tests the car was better and easyer to drive than the Audi's and the Chief of this project (Koch)tolled the press that a turbo 400 engine delivered more than 350Ps and the car still stayed under 1000kg weight; a lot lighter than the Audi's. This project died and the car was rebuild to a normal rally-400: Not so long ago for sale in the UK. Another nice pic:
  10. I'll keep my eyes open, on this side they are easyer to find I guess
  11. Thanks for your help and support. I really appreciate it. 

    Cheers stuart. 

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