I'm acquiring a 1974 Opel Manta A in a trade deal. I wanted the Opel more than I wanted my 1985 Scirocco.
A little about me:
I'm 37 years old, grew up in Minnesota. I work in research and development/engineering at a facility where I also play the acting role of lead weld engineer.
I specialize in stainless steel and aluminum TIG welding, CNC machining, fabrication, etc.
I've been into motors and things that go "VROOM!" since I was a kid.
I spend a lot of my free time on motorcycles (or building them), and aside from thinking this Manta is dead sexy, I have a thing for classic Volvos.
So, I *DO* have a few questions about this car....
Does anyone know what kind of hp/tq the stock rear end will hold up to? I'm going to build up a Volvo B230F+T 16V hooked to a Mustang T5 transmission. Wondering what the likelihood is that the rear end will handle it, or if I should plan on getting something else?
Also, where are you guys finding the front end spoiler? Is this still available new somewhere or are you trading out used parts?