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    Regular Manta Owner
  • Birthday 29/11/1968

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  1. Ally radiator

    JS Performance make and sell the conversion hoses in silicon, that Retropower sell. I know they fit as my car was the trialist car for the fitment. Is this just for Radiators? could be interested.
  2. Quad Headlight adjusters.

    Thanks for sharing, will be helpful to a lot of people.
  3. 1983 hatch for sale

    Would love to see that sell for that but at the moment I doubt it. I think it would be pushing it for half that price, might have to increase insurance valuation for my car
  4. AIR4 with Rekord C

    Love the style of the Rekord C Nice project A pity you don't have the Vauxhall/Opel V6 2.5 to 3.2 available as it would suit the car nicely. You will have to keep us updated on the progress.
  5. 1981 Manta Coupe Project.

    Pardon my ignorance what is an "SL "? I have used the Rustbuster 2 Pack 121 on my Vectra Subframe and it is very good, but recommend spraying it on rather than brush. I did the latter and the finish is not brilliant. I will be doing my spare Manta front subframe in the 121 coating at some point. I used Dinitrol for my Manta chassis bought via Rustbuster 7 years ago and still looks strong underneath. I sprayed that on. I used the creeping wax inside the chassis legs to protect the inside from the elements. Usual rust in usual places for a Manta, good luck with the project.

    Coupe fuel pumps on the standard cars are near the rear axle not dealt with modified systems. There should be an earth strap from motor/Gearbox to chassis, I know about this as I had a similar problem back in 1991 when I couldn't get a spark from my SR Berlinetta. Was the fuel pump near the battery a check system, rather than filling the tank just use a fuel container and run the engine over? I will be sure someone with more knowledge on this matter will be able to assist.
  7. manta gte hatch prices

    I think pictures will help, especially in the areas of known problems like swan neck area. It comes to supply and demand for prices as they do fluctuate during the year. Fully built GTE Hatches have sold between £3-5 thousand over the years and it is going to be the minimum you would like to sell it at as well. Some very knowledgeable Manta owners in your area, might be worth asking them to take a look as well. GLWTS
  8. Outside storage car cover

    I have the Auto Storm double cover version from these https://www.autopyjama.com/home-engl/ I have had it 5 years and still going strong even with cats clawing it . Not cheap but sometimes the expense is necessary. My covers have got extra bungies to hold the covers better as I get a sort of crosswind being a corner house. I mainly use the outer cover more for the winter as extra precaution.
  9. We as a club have been with this project in the up's and down's the present owner has been through, to get his labour of love road worthy and looking this good. GLWTS Shug and Brightest Future to your next instalments in life.
  10. Does look like a bargain and maybe the seller hasn't done research? It is somewhere near me and if I wasn't laid up after surgery I would have taken a look at the usual places of interest. Looks like someone is going to be a happy Manta owner soon.
  11. Cassette Holder

    Is it the cassette holders themselves or the surround you are after? I think I have some spare cassette holders if you need them?
  12. Colour change vote...

    I had read that somewhere, maybe on here? but I couldn't be sure and a quick look on a search engine not google and it came up with other manufactures Monaco Blue. When I get my bodykit sorted out it will have to match the Monaco Blue I have already got it painted in as the whole car is still in decent nick colour wise, nothing a good spit and polish can't sort out. Sorry for hijacking your thread Eamonn
  13. Colour change vote...

    Try and keep it Monaco Blue but make sure it's the correct Opel Monaco Blue as there are a few different shades from different manufactures. Like they say it's your car do what you like and which will make you happier. I have mine in Monaco Blue as you don't see many 400R's in Blue, but I am not sure it is the correct Monaco Blue? I left it with the body shop to do, a good few years back now.
  14. Maybe if the plug can be moved, move it up towards grip handle approx. 40mm, probably cheaper and easier to replace the dipstick? It is another one of those jobs to add to the "to do" list