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robah last won the day on January 27

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About robah

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    Regular Manta Owner
  • Birthday 29/11/1968

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Lets see if I can explain and add pictures editing while I go along The Blue dipstick is the 1.8 setup the other is Redtop At a rough gestimate their is a 40mm difference (the 1.8 is deeper lower item) Tried to show if fitted to block Measurements on dipsticks, one next to the rule is 1.8 dipstick Difference in bung height when both the dipsticks are level from the picture above. Maybe a cut down on the extension tube of the redtop setup by 40mm (approx.) would keep the redtop dipstick in play and remark the upper and lower limits as per 1.8 setup. Only a suggestion and not gospel or correct science as I have to work this out myself in the future.
  8. I have both versions 1.8 & Redtop in my shed. I have roughly measured them and there is a slight difference. If memory serves me well, the dipstick tube on the 1.8 is smaller and so is the dipstick. The breather pipe length is also smaller and would need modifying. I will endeavour to take some pictures today of both setups together to show the difference. That is if I can remember as I have a lot of other work to do today and my short term memory is not the best
  9. Online Manta Parts Project

    The club sells the Microfishe on CD, for the Manta B and there is an online interactive Manta A parts diagrams, but can't remember which club does that?
  10. supposedly one of the best penetrating oil mixtures is Acetone and Automatic Transmission Fluid in a 50/50 mix, just look on YouTube. I have a bottle recently mixed and experimenting on a few items at the moment but none as bad as your dilemma at the present time.
  11. I had seen it on eBay probably about 1-2 months ago so must not have sold then. Does grow on me every time I see it, defo different and unique.
  12. Not sure if you are aware that you can buy weld through primers to help protect the metal especially the inside parts you can't get to especially after welding up. It does cause a little more splatter when welding and like all primers will attract a little moisture. I think without looking they contain Zinc (sacrificial material) or something similar. We all have to start somewhere and you have catalogued yours I have not got past the practise side without chickening out, even though I have qualifications in welding (30+ years ago) but mainly in Arc and Gas welding, and a lot thicker material. My car ended up with an experience welder as every time I welded a repair a bigger hole appeared next to it, and I set myself on fire a few times . My welder has been under my bench now for 10 years but will have to start using it soon, as I have a few projects that I wish to start. No best way to say this as the written word can be misread but you have given me positive vibes in me starting to weld again (in a positive manner if that helps to explain myself). Keep up the great work.
  13. Just did a quick search on the interweb and this came up from a model club, I don't have a clue what the codes are and not sure that it is just for model cars? Taken from http://www.diecastrallymodels.com/t587-andrews-heat-for-hire-paint-codes Andrews Heat for Hire PAINT CODES modelrallysport.com on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:40 pm THESE ARE THE CORRECT Heat for Hire Paint codes,i published these on the other forum a while ago then lost them however today i found them again so thought i would re-publish-------------hope they are of use to you all! BS. GOLDEN YELLOW-------356-381C RAL. 840 HR SIGNAL RED 3001 RAL. 841 GL ULTRAMARINE BLUE 5002
  14. Why can’t renew my membership

    I did my renewal at the beginning of this month and it sailed through, possible glitch on your behalf. Hope you get it sorted soon. In general life (Not OMOC) It's never usually an issue when someone wants your money, it's usually when refunding you the glitch happens.
  15. At least you can look back on it via this thread I wish I had the memory and patience to photograph everything and write about it as I am doing it. I start off with good intensions but forget after a few hours/days then give up. Great read keep it flowing, the light at the end of the tunnel must be very bright now.