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  2. We were staying in Chickerell, just down the road a while back. Even went to Abbotsbury to photograph the Swans! Just goes to show that their are a few out there still. A few years back (before marriage I hasten to add), I got quite freindly with a barmaid from our local pub. She lived with her grandparents on a farm and one day, when I was picking her up for work she dragged me off into one of the barns.....(I thought I was quids in)..... but it turned out to be an early Blue Berlinetta, which had been stored for many years. It had about 40k on the clock and was in lovely condition. Long since gone - I've checked but I always wonder about what happened to that one as she was a beauty..........and the Berlinetta was nice too. ;-)
  3. Crash damaged 16v manta!

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  4. It was registered in March 2007. The 'EL' suffix was Bournemouth, so a local car. It could be one of the original Exclusives, but suspect Dan is right. Who'd fit the bump strips to an Exclusive! I've tracked it down on Google maps: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.6597059,-2.5965817,3a,75y,243.23h,80.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1qJE5CVA1w1Ycs2UncIgpg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 It was uncovered when this was taken (July 2016).
  5. Looks like a converted GT/E or something as it has bronze glass and rubbing strips on the side. That well needs saving. Shame nobody can find out what the story on it is. I would of been in and on it if it was local.
  6. Manta b front uprated shocks

    Looking for a pair of billies /ago FRONT shocks anyone got a spare set tucked away thanks guys peter
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  8. 2.4 Engine C24NE Wanted

    Personally I'd go with the mod to the combustion chamber, it really isn't a lot to take off. I have been told that the risse headgaskets aren't really up to scratch and can fail after a few thousand miles. Elrington, paten or an MLS gasket are best. Also if you are increasing the gasket thickness you will be changing the cam timing. If your going to go the thicker gasket route go with MLS or better still copper headgasket.
  9. Dr Manta

    No problem Luke. All the links on my blog are places i have ordered stuff from and had no issues with. I gave up with Dr Manta due to the price and the hassle to get bits a long time ago. Don't forget to pop some pics of the A series on here as always good to see another A being restored :-) Andy
  10. Dr Manta

  11. they do exist still, love a good find! well done!
  12. Crash damaged 16v manta!

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  14. I walked by while on the coast walk back to Abbotsbury and photographed it so know no more than the location
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  17. Hi there I'm not a usual poster but saw the manta in the picture laid up in a farmyard in Abbotsbury Dorset, its in a farmyard between two barns on New Barn Lane just a bit past the Abbotsbury Swannery, I've nothing to do with the car other than spotting it so please make your own enquiries, the car looks in pretty good nick all in all https://www.flickr.com/photos/11145709@N07/35799106384/sizes/l
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  19. Hello everyone

    Thank you hit, yup, it was a beauty and hopefully it will be one again! Sourcing parts is a nightmare though
  20. 2.4 Engine C24NE Wanted

    Risse Motorsport do a headgasket set that cures this I believe. I've still not had the time to sit down and work out the compressions ratios though, so if anyone has any thoughts on that - it woudl be handy.
  21. Manta Exclusive

    👳‍♀️👳👌 Yet Kevin going back up on eBay got my head hurting somebody with a eye for cutting and stripping properly will benifit from wot is left , roof can be repaired , you never see late model coupe roofs come up for grabs nacket or bad any thing can be repaired I've seen worse roofs open to offers on eBay .
  22. Hello everyone

    Hello, welcome! Shame you have been in accident, it's a lovely car not many of them you can see out there. I was actually very close to obtaining one few years ago, but then I went for a lease at DSRLeasing and just recently got back to Mantas as well.
  23. Yeah, the silver one is not manta, pretty sure of that as a friend of mine from DSRLeasing had one. Lovely car nonetheless.
  24. 2.4 Engine C24NE Wanted

    It might, but 20 mins and a die grinder to smooth the edge of the combustion chambers works a treat!!!
  25. Crash damaged 16v manta!

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