BIG STU

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BIG STU last won the day on November 3 2016

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About BIG STU

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    wigan
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    Quality time with my lad ,Football,golf,stella.
    NOT FORGETTING.MY 77 OPEL MANTA SR COUPE.
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    Stuart Kelly

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  1. Hi ya Danny. I hope that you are keeping well. I will join the club one day. I only haven't joined before as I am lazy. Plus I seem to get any what I need from the forum is ok now. That ranges from me asking for any parts and advice ,through to me helping other members with help and advice. As well as helping other members with parts that I have available. The only downside is when members advertise items and block people like me from viewing them. BIT CHILDISH REALLY. AS ITS DIFFERENT IF I AM HELPIING THEM OUT. But heh ho. Rules are rules. I hope that front wing was ok for you. Take care and good to hear from you. Cheers stuart and jack.
  2. HELLO EVERYONE. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME OUT. . I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF A BACK AXLE LEVEL PLUG WITH A GOOD ALAN KEY CENTRE FOR MY MANTA B THE ORIGIONAL ONE IS FINALLY GOOSED.. IT HAS ROUNDED OFF IN THE CENTRE DUE TO THE WRONG SIZE ALAN KEY BEING USED OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS. ANY HELP AND SUPPORT WOULD BE REALLY APPRECIATED Many thanks. Stuart and jack.
  3. Hi kev. I hope that you are ok. Please can you let me know what shows manta members will possibly attending in the north west. Then I will apply as a non member and go as an individual. TTake care and hopefully see you soon. Cheers stuart and jack.
  4. Hi eveyone. I was just wondering if anyone out there was planning on attending any of the following car shows this summer. These are all in the North west. 1 . Mawdesley car show. End of may. 2 . Southport classic car show 3 . Ormskirk classic car show. Aug bank holiday weekend. Me and my lad jack are going to be at these and we were wondering if any other manta owners would be attending with their cars. If anyone is planning on going to any of these shows and would like to meet up then give me a shout. As it would be really good to meet you and your cars. If there's any other good classic car shows in the north west area that you think would be a good day out for me and my lad, please can you let me know when and where they are. Cheers stuart and jack.
  5. I wouldn't bother. Too expensive for what they are. I have just put 4× uniroyal rain sport 3 on my sr coupe. They look awesome and not too modern and are A rated . Plus for the price of the PIRELLI tyres you can buy 2 uniroyals. DONT BE CONNED........
  6. Uniroyal rain sport 3 . Fantastic A rated tyres. Top tyre top price. Well recommended.
  7. Hi eveyone. Thanks for all your help and support. It looks like we are all pissed off in different ways regarding the dvla. All I can say is. JUST GET THOSE MANTAS OUT ON THE ROADS AND GET YOUR VALUE FOR MONEY BY CHURNING MORE TARMAC UP BY DOING SOME RALLYING AND DOUGHNUTS ETC... CHEERS STUART.
  8. Hi kev. hows it going. It looks like I will have to wait until April the first next year before I can join the club....... Take care and hopefully see you soon. cheers stu.
  9. Yeah thats right thanks for reminding me.I forgot its mad isnt it. Theres always a snag to prevent freebies... Bloody dvla...
  10. Hi everyone. I just wanted everyoneyou all know that if you have a manta or any other classic vehicle that has just turned 40 years old.or is about to turn 40 this year that free car tax isn't as easy as it sounds. I have just applied for road tax for my Opel manta sr coupe, that turned 40 on the 18.3.17.I was expecting free tax... How wrong I was. It turns out that my car was first registered on 18th march 1977 and the date of manufacture on the dvla data base only said 31 December. So becsuse the year 1976 was missing off the date of manufacture information the dvla told me that my car automatically defaults to 31.12.77 for manufacture. So this means that my car wont get free tax until 31.December 2017. The lady I spoke to at the dvla did offer some re assuring advice. SHE TOLD ME THAT IF I CAN GET A LETTER FROM THE DEALERSHIP THAT PROVES THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE. THEN I CAN HAVE FREE TAX NOW.... What are the chances of me getting that information. There is more chance of me winning the lottery, or having the queen come round for tea dressed in a cat suit and flip flops...... Plus what's the chaces of the dealership still been there 40 years later. Especially when there is probably a super market or mosc on the spot where my car began its life..... Good luck with your cars and enjoy happy motoring this year.. HoHopefully see some of you at some north west shows.. Cheers stuart.
  11. Thanks for your help and support. I really appreciate it. 

    Cheers stuart. 

  12. Hello my fellow manta lovers... I was wondering if anyone out there could help me out. I am in need of a steel under tray for my 1977 sr coupe. I am sure that you are all aware that its the moulded steel panel that fits underneath the engine that I require If anyone can help me out I would really appreciate it. Many thanks stuart and jack.
  13. Good morning Tom. Your very welcome for any help and advice. Good luck and take care. Cheers stuart
  14. They keep the engine movement down to a minimum. You wont be disappointed. Enjoy.
  15. Hi ya Tom. I am glad you got your calipers sorted. Regarding the engine mounts. The big round bobbin ones off ebay are great. They are eeasy to fit and do the job really well. I have had a set on my sr for the last few years. They are as good as the first day I fitted them. I really recommend them. Good luck. Cheers stuart.