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  2. The car seems to have sold and then been readvertised several times, Kevmantacoupe123, What has been the issues?
  3. Not a good ad and no price but what you can see looks good http://m.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C927521
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  5. I have considered that, but at the moment my thinking is just to get it running to see if any other problems become apparent. If all is well and the car does make it back to the road, then I can look at this again then. Thanks for the suggestion though Andy.
  6. Yay, I won your trim piece. 😀
  7. 88E White GTE Coupe for sale

    Ah yes i remember you now
  8. Might be worth getting the head converted for unleaded petrol while its off
  9. 88E White GTE Coupe for sale

    wow thanks for the interest on my car guys im afraid its 35000 genuine miles and after 15 years of owning the car i can safely say that it has retained its seats that it left the factory with all its owners were in the same family who bought it new from vauxhall
  10. Dunlop style Tracking gauges

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  11. manta A auto box

    That's great.Cheers
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  13. Opel Manta GTE parts

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  14. manta A auto box

    Got a box and may have some other parts, will need to have a look.
  15. manta A auto box

    Looking to convert our manta A to automatic. Need flex plate, convertor, box, prop, shifter, consol, pedal box, cables ect. Cheers Davie
  16. Valve spring compressor

    That’s all great information - thanks lads, much appreciated. I will let you know how I get on!
  17. Valve spring compressor

    Ford CVH engines use something like the photo above and works very well
  18. Valve spring compressor

    Got that profesionel tool as you showed above, but also something I made myself, looks like this: Takes no time to make it yourself, and easy to use.
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  20. Opel Manta GTE parts

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  21. Automatic Manta

    Wanted for a friend, He is after an automatic Manta in good condition
  22. Valve spring compressor

    Good morning. I found that using a big G clamp with a socket placed over the top of the valve spring does the job . As you can get leverage with the handle of the G clamp with a suitable bar slotted over the handle to make life easier when winding the clamp down. Once you have cracked all of the valves off. Just fit the valve compression tool in place and you should have no problem in compressing the valve spring to remove the two collets. I hope that this helps you out. Good luck😀
  23. Valve spring compressor

    I've found that the collets and valve cap stick to the valve stem, i give them all a good whack with a soft faced mallet before attempting to use a valve spring compressor, also my valve spring compressor, just like one above, has a tube welded to the handle to extend it, it would work with a normal length handle, just makes it very easy to compress the springs.
  24. Valve spring compressor

    Thanks Wayne, appreciated. I managed to get one free using that method, but the others didn’t budge. Think I need to use a bigger hammer or have a second pair of hands so that I can get a better whack with the one I have. Not sure that anyone that has seen me using a hammer would be prepared to hold the socket in place for me though. I was thinking to myself if it would be possible to make a long pivot lever that is held at one end by the rocker stud nut(s) and then bears on the spring cap as you push down on the lever. Of course it would need to have a hole to be able to retrieve the collets, but that’s only a suitable sized hole and a magnet really - just a thought...
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    That's years old that picture
  26. Valve spring compressor

    TAP the vavle back into the clylinder head.That will remove the tension from the spring You can place the clylinder head on a flat bit a wood used a socket a little bit bigger than vavle colitis place the socket over The vavle a hit the socket The colitis should pop away from the vavle Hope this makes sense
  27. Valve spring compressor

    What tool are you guys using to compress your valve springs? My old Draper one just isn't working, the springs seem to strong for it - it looks like this: Help and advice needed please. Thanks as always.
  28. Had this sent to me today from a friend on Facebook. Sorry no more details available.
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