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    David Howell

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    Often lowering them too much gets the front bump stops hitting the lower arms over bumps. You can shorten the bumpstop towers to move the rubber further away from the arm thus giving more travel before hitting. Or you can put standard height springs in. Personally i like standard height GT/e springs, preferable 400lbs up front with standard rears and a full set of Bilstein dampers. That makes a manta really handle
  2. Just popped up on eBay an early Manta B with plastic bumpers, started life as a hatch but was changed into a convertible in the 80's. Its the only Hatch convertible i have ever seen and has been done nicely. I've seen the car in the flesh and the paint is excellent, interiour is mint. Engine needs changing as after over 10 years of not running whilst trying to unseize it a piston ring was broken. The engine has been converted to a GT/e injection system. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292708476072
  3. Manta panel on e-bay

    Then why don't you buy it.
  4. Seat lowering

    Never tried lowering the basic manta seats, which I presume is what you have on your cav. But the recaro seats are lower than those to start with and can be lowered another 15mm or so with a little work.
  5. Donut problem

    I normally fit uprated rubber ones from http://www.edelschmiede.com and have never had an issue with them even on lowered cars. Sounds like the really hard one you got is not suitible for a really lowered car. Where did you get it from?
  6. Axle rebuild info

    Hmmm i always drop my axles off to be built at a local specialist, so i haven't taken those out myself. But i have never seen them listed anywhere which is why i didn't know they existed. Still learning things after all these years
  7. Axle rebuild info

    There aren't any pinion shims, its just the crush washer. Shims are only used for the diff bearings to align the diff for backlash/mesh etc
  8. Donut problem

    When you fitted the doughnut did you bend the 3 little retaining tabs back down to grip the rear of the flanges each end? If you don't get them nipped up the doughnut will pop out from the housing, as thats all that holds it in position in the grooves.
  9. In the top line that says The listing you’re looking for is no longer available. Check out this similar item we found for you. Click listing and you get the linked advert. Just another crappy update feature from eGay that is stupid and not thought out well.
  10. Stuff I need to get her running

    I presume this is for a GT/e CIH engine? If so i think i have pretty much all of that available, i will check today and let you know.
  11. Axle rebuild info

    Only way of deleting pictures i've found is to go to the trhead with the picture and edit the post itself and delete them from it there. Pain in the butt way of doing it, all we need is a delete button when viewing the Attachments page
  12. The one at the show you saw might have been Glyn's car as he popped down for the day from Yorkshire
  13. Cheap etch primer

    Nice spot, not sure what the quality of the paint will be. But at that price its worth a try
  14. You know its a basket case when the lower front suspension arm has rotted through and collapsed