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  1. Anyone know this one, looks like a pretty memorable reg number (LPB333K)? https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/opel-manta-a/18738960
  2. will a Cih 1.6 bore out to 2.0?

    I seem to remember reading something that the 1.9 and the 1.6 were the same block, but the 2.0 was a different casting. You can certainly take a 1.9 out to 95mm bore, so if it is the same as the 1.6, it should work, but it seems like a lot of metal to remove! Bravery...
  3. A-series chrome trim

  4. A-series chrome trim

    Hi guys, I'm looking for the chrome trim that goes on the roof gutter of an A-series, both sides. Actual condition of the chrome is not that important, I'll be painting it black for a GTE look anyway. Anyone have any to hand? Thanks, Fin
  5. Hi, I've been following your thread with interest, fair play to you for taking the time to detail it all here. It's great to see the reality of a resto, as opposed to the '...and 7 years later it looked like this...' approach! Will be particularly interested to see how the welding goes, I have an A-series project that I will have to tackle some year, but apart from a beginners course, I haven't done any before, so it'll be a step into the unknown. Good luck with yours, keep the updates coming! Fin
  6. 1973 Manta A

  7. Manta A series rebuild

    Nice work! How many hours did that take?! (BTW, what did you do for engine mountings? 1.8 mounts + a rubber from some other car?)
  8. Early 1800 coupe restoration

    Ah, interesting to know, thanks. But both designed to do the same job, right?
  9. Early 1800 coupe restoration

    Never saw the Fertan product before. Is it similar to BH Hydrate 80? Just curious as to why your preference for Fertan on the door skin seams? Fin
  10. 2.4 block

    Simon, If you don't get any joy with a 2.4 block, IIRC, with minor grinding it's possible to modify a 2.0L block to accommodate the 2.4 crank/rods. Fin
  11. A-series front spoiler fitment

    Thanks for the advice guys. Sounds like the Lenk one is OK, certainly from the pictures on Dougs thread it looks spot on. I saw that one on ebay go for £270 alright, seems like crazy money if the Lenk one is any sort of reasonable fit at all!
  12. A-series front spoiler fitment

    Thanks Luke. Would be interested to see a few pics when you get it if you don't mind. Cheers, Fin
  13. Hi, Just wondering if anyone has fitted an A-series front spoiler from Lenk Tuning, and if so, how was the quality/fitment? Thanks, Fin
  14. Ah I'm in Monaghan, bit far for a meet up! There must have been a bit of a trend for having old Opels in showrooms. The A-series I have was in an Opel showroom in the west of Ireland, along with a GT and a Kadett, but when the owners son took over the dealership, he got rid of all of them! Best of luck with the new purchase.
  15. I was up with Robbie maybe 3 years ago buying some parts for my A series. At the time he was in the middle of building a Cobra replica if I remember right. He gave me a look around his 2 Mantas, and if the car you have bought is anything like the standard of the V8 A series he has, you have some car! Dead jealous...whereabouts in Ireland are you by the way?