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  2. ®evo03

    How much paint

    Complete car and I mean complete! Every inch, 3 coats, about 4.5L 2k, primer was just under 2L,
  3. ®evo03

    What handbrake cable

    Why do astra caliper need to be mounted at 12? Who knew, i didnt 😬 I use astra mk4 calipers at 9, manta cable, extended rod, but forced bleed, furthest first.
  4. Today
  5. bris jas

    How much paint

    Ian, if your painting it in 2k your need around 2 1/2 litres. Normal mixing ratios are 2-1. ie 2 parts paint to 1 part hardener and depending on spray set up and temperature 10% thinners. This will give you around 3, 3/4 litres mixed. This allows for 3 good coats and a good flat and polish. If its cellulose i think the mixture is 50/50, best check with supplier.
  6. IanMc

    How much paint

    Hi Paul, it would be to just paint the outside and a solid paint. Thanks for your help.
  7. Paul Barrett

    How much paint

    Inside and out, underneath? Clear over base or solid?
  8. IanMc

    How much paint

    Hi Andy, It would be already primed.
  9. andyc

    How much paint

    from a bare shell or already primed?
  10. IanMc

    How much paint

    Dear all, I need your help - yet again! Does anyone know how much paint is required to paint a Coupe? Thanks in advance.
  11. mantasrme

    What handbrake cable

    For the astra mk4 cable you need to lengthen the threaded rod for the handbrake yoke and add 2 stops for the outer cable under the car. Like this Then the caliper mounts behind the axle and cable approaches from underneath. For the manta handbrake cable the caliper needs to be mounted on top of the axle (which puts the bleed nipple at the wrong angle, but undo the caliper to bleed and then fit). I got a nylon piece made for the bracket to help the cable through a slight curve (must get some more made up). This is how i run them on my car as i do not want the cable under the axle.
  12. Yesterday
  13. peter evans

    What handbrake cable

    Ok thanks for that just bought a Astra one also got a manta one in my lock up if I go that roure peter 👍
  14. clivecoupe

    Manta a axle 5:1 lsd

    This for sale topic may not yet available be for your usergroup
  15. ®evo03

    1981 Manta Coupe Project.

    You know this is available, right!
  16. ®evo03

    What handbrake cable

    You can use manta cable, you extend the treaded bar on the handbrake assembly, thats if calibers are sitting at 9 o clock. I cut the threaded bar, used a hexagon spacer threaded on the inside, used locking nuts both sides, at least when you need a new cable, you will need a manta one! 😯
  17. Mickfrad

    What handbrake cable

    Retro power mention in this post about the mk4 Astra conversion using the Astra cable. Hope this helps, it's the same conversion I will be doing so if you can post some pictures when your done it would be much appreciated.
  18. Paul Barrett

    Manta A Series V8 Supercharged

    Thank you. Get yourself onto rodsnsods, there some great sections on there for the legals etc.
  19. Nivlek2525

    1981 Manta Coupe Project.

    Hi, there's no engine in the car and I want to paint the subframe so I'll take it off anyway as it's no hardship as long as I can bolt straight in. I'm pretty sure the swan neck I'm working on can be built back up as the rust is localised. The driver's side isn't quite as good and repair panels may be needed. I've not managed to get at it today but should be able to later or tomorrow. I suppose if I can keep one mounting points in its original place it shouldn't matter if I have to cut the other out as I'll still have three points of reference for the frame. Again, many thanks all. K. The first two are the passenger side inside from inside the engine bay, the second two are the driver's side which is worse as the rot is around the mounting point.
  20. Monaco Blue

    1.8 GT Hatch for sale low miles

    They always did. To be honest I'm not sure why anyone would have bought one new apart from perhaps the price. The Berlinetta was a much better buy. There wasn't a huge difference in spec apart from the rear wash wipe (which this GT has), headlight wipers and alloys. Given what you say re the actual price paid after VAT etc. I think it will be for sale for a while, as they won't want to drop the price by much if at all. Metallic paint would help but not much!
  21. peter evans

    What handbrake cable

    What handbrake cable do I need for my manta b I’m using Astra mk4 calipers? do I use the Astra cable ? Anyone got pics showing any mods that need doing? Thanks guys peter
  22. cam.in.head

    1981 Manta Coupe Project.

    Hi. Cannot see your pictures anyway but if inner and outer is ok at bottom and inside faces and the internal tube is in place then theres no alignment to worry about .if you are just repairing the outer facing side metal then nothing will move at all. Subframe doesnt need removing unless you are wanting to br 100% sure .most cars have bad bottoms and inners by now but usually starts on the outer face first..repair as required and protect well
  23. H-400

    1981 Manta Coupe Project.

    Start with one side, so you can aligne the new mount with measuring the other (original) side. Maybe this can help:
  24. Nivlek2525

    1981 Manta Coupe Project.

    Yes, I did thanks. About 2 minutes after I posted mine. A great threat, and just what I was looking for. Thanks for the advice. I'll finish dropping the subframe this afternoon if I can sneak off into the garage unnoticed. Once it's off I'll have a good look at both sides and take some more photos for comment. My main concern is cutting too much out and not being able to get the subframe back in the correct place. At least if I leave those bottom mounts alone I can be pretty sure all will ok with alignment. I'll know better when the frame is off. Thanks again all.
  25. VipersCustomBodyshop

    Manta A Series V8 Supercharged

    Is that because of the TVR chassis/frame you chosen? Where can I find out about the requirements/spec of have to meet? basically using doing a Impreza Wrx engine and full running gear, make fresh chassis leg front to back. So all is new and put shell to it. Like how you did? Thanks for your help, your threads have been inspiration 👌
  26. Paul Barrett

    Manta A Series V8 Supercharged

    Hi, it will be road legal yes. And will need to through the 8 point system and not the full BIVA. Making life a lot easier in my mind.
  27. 12,300 was the hammer price there was a buyers premium and v.a.t. on top of that. Full price was well over 14k. Profit margin is coming down. Dont get me wrong the car was lovely in the flesh condition wise, underneath was mint no welding ever done but it just looked very plain, it didnt stand out if you know what i mean. If it had been one of the better metallic colours i think it would have stood out a lot more.
  28. bris jas

    1981 Manta Coupe Project.

    Looking at your chassis leg i would go about replacing the inner box section as well as the outer skin, if you can make this up yourself great if not as Hermans link above shows you can buy the section you need. I used the same chassis sections on my last build (Full restoration of D91 MOP), best out there i would say and once done you know its done! Last thing you want is to be revisiting this section in a couple of years if the inner starts to bleed through, i always just to mention use Hydrate 80 for rust treatment. Good Luck
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