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  2. Trim clips urgently needed.

    Thanks Chris, car is ready at body shop after my wheel off incident, just need the clips to finish off the wing, need to try & get some sharpish if poss. But may well be needing yours if nowt turns up, thankyou.
  3. Very late GT/E hatch. Barn stored 18 years

    New fuel relay and coolant sensor and it's as good as new! I even fitted the decals!
  4. Rally Day 2017

    Thanks for the nice comments, I appreciate this! All started when I read Adam's post. And Simon looking for "400"s... There was not much interest from OMOC, then we had to choose: Cause for us we had to look for a hotel, booking the ferry and so on... Things you 'v got to book early , so we took the chance. And I wanted to see those ex-groupe B cars, the Missus was also enthousiast. Yet everything looks great! Some forum-members are also there so it will be nice to meet them. And as we think the Club was not interested: I have a very busy life. Sometimes I have even no time to visit my parents or family cause of my professional life. So even the "400" club thinks I am lost while I am in the midle east on the border Israel/Libanon... Tomorrow 'v got the day off, cleaning the "400" and preparing for a nice weekend! @ Simon: would be proud to be a part of your display!
  5. Trim clips urgently needed.

    should have some, but away until till the 30th.
  6. Trim clips urgently needed.

    Hi folks need 4 or 5 of these rascals, they hold the thin body mouldings to doors, wings etc on Cavalier / early Bs. Cheers, Sam.
  7. Manta 400R

    Cracking looking car! That's definitely one to drool over! Liking the all white paintwork.
  8. FS: NOS Hirschmann antenna

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  9. Manta 400R

    Well, I’ve done about 1000miles now and most of the snagging is now done. Plan for the winter is boost control, up the boost, a full days mapping and fitting traction control and air con. It’s getting quite a bit of use so had it 3 stage polished and ceramic coated to protect the paint.
  10. Very late GT/E hatch. Barn stored 18 years

    Yeh all thats fine. I am not really stuck, i am pretty sure its the fuel reg as it starts when the fuses are bridged and ticks over fine. When its warm it either cuts out or drives like a pig.
  11. Very late GT/E hatch. Barn stored 18 years

    Have you checked the thermotime switch is turning the fifth injector off? Or that the fifth injector isn't constantly leaking. I usually just clamp the popen off.
  12. Very late GT/E hatch. Barn stored 18 years

    When you turn the key to the second position does the fuel system pressurise? Do you hear the pump prime up and then cut out?
  13. Very late GT/E hatch. Barn stored 18 years

    It either doesn't run at all or splutters and coughs
  14. Ball and spring in oil filter

    Thanks mantadoc - will do!
  15. Rally Day 2017

    My fake one will be in the car park.........
  16. Rally Day 2017

    Yep i agree.
  17. Rally Day 2017

    Any room for an i200 there too? Any room for an i200 there too?
  18. Very late GT/E hatch. Barn stored 18 years

    Does the car turn over OK when hot or does it crank very slow or not crank at all?
  19. Rally Day 2017

    Sadly I think you're right I think what hermans doing is brilliant too! I'm building mine to a concours standard but when finished it will be used and shown as much as possible rain of shine they weren't built to be ornaments!!!
  20. Very late GT/E hatch. Barn stored 18 years

    So the car is all built up now and just requires a good wash! but of course there is as always with these cars a sting in the tail; it wont start without bridging fuses 5 & 6 It wont start at all once hot or if it does start, drives like a pile of poo! so i have ordered a new fuel reg and coolant sensor. Fingers crossed that cures it!
  21. Rally Day 2017

    Yeh I think Hermans car should be on a display given he is driving it over from Europe which is brilliant! I think it sums up the club and modern attitudes now the lack of interest in showing car. As area rep of the North West it turned into a complete arse of a job =, me and Kev got so fed up we don't organise anything anymore! Next year will be mainly drives out and track days i think etc as I get fed up of seeing them parked up in a field!
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  23. Rally Day 2017

    i did try to include the club with this event but there didnt seem much interest i have organised a feature display any way there should be 6 manta 400s and 4 ascona 400s all proper rally car i am going to see if i can sqeeeze in hermans car as well seeing as it a proper 400
  24. 1.8 Hatch

    Your going to encounter a really strange problem if you get this engine running correctly... It'll be too good !! I had a MK 2 Cavalier and i built a 1800cc block and big valve head matted to a 1600cc cam & carrier ( to get the mechanical fuel pump drive ), a replacement Weber carb ontop of a carb manifold, this bolted to the 1800 head and with a little opening of the manifold ports it matched up smoothly. The torque this engine had was unreal, i could drive the Cav by only using 1st, 3rd & 5th gears, i could drive down to 30mph in 5th for a speed limit and then just accelerate afterwards, no need to change down !!, The test reports gave the Miles-per-gallon of a 1600cc MK 2 Cav as 34mpg, mine always did 39-40mpg no matter how i drove it. The emissions were next to nothing at the MOT test and futher reduced by the great mpg, It give me trouble in a strange way, it tore its engine mounts apart, i had to wire lock all the bolts into the block and gearbox, weld on strengthening ribs around the mounting points where it had cracked the chassie rails and add a torque brace front the drivers side turret to the end of the top of the engine, which it broke once. The engine your are proposing to build has a even higher potential for torque by virtue of being very under square, long stroke, small bore, it'll test everything else it is bolted or connected to !!
  25. Hi, How are you.


    I'm writing about an old post of yours - you had some engelmann mirro rubber seals. I'm looking for a set now, any left?





  26. Rally Day 2017

    No idea then,i believe its a total arse of a job to do.
  27. Rally Day 2017

    My wife has got a Canon Eos reflexphotocamera. Such a big thing she always carry with her on such occasions, normally I upload the pics from her digital flash-card.
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