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  1. door lock key

    Hi Julian, I got a spare ignition key cut earlier this year for my A-series. The original has 105 stamped on it, and I found out that the original blank was the same as this: https://www.charlesbirch.com/p-10814-silca-hu25r-orion-hf20l.aspx So I was able to get one cut. If I remember right there are different versions of the 105 though, not all 'opel 105' key blanks looked like mine, that same key number is used all the way up to a Vectra. If you do a web search for 'opel 105 key blank' or something similar, you might be able to compare a picture to your existing key. HTH. Fin
  2. Calibra turbo front calipers

    Long shot, but in the interests of maybe helping someone out.... I have a set of calipers that I was trying to ID...I thought they were calibra calipers...they are marked as 57/25....(which is a huge piston alright!) David Howell said about them "The 57/25 is the later calipers for the 288MM discs and are the same as the early Omega/vectra's had fitted. Too big for the manta conversions unfortunately." So they're probably no good to you...but just in case they are what you're looking for? Fin
  3. A-series bushes

    Folks, Just wondering, where's the best place to get A-series bushes? I'm not looking for rock-hard track bushes, just 'standard' type ones, if they can be got. Am I right in thinking that using Polyurethane bushes can make the whole thing feel a bit too hard for comfort on bad surfaces? Is it the usual trawl through the German parts sites? I see some of them list different bushes, but was wondering if anyone does a complete kit? What has anyone else used? Thanks, Fin
  4. Wanted. GTE gear box

    In the event that a second box comes out of the woodwork, I'm looking for one too...
  5. 20XE dizzy.

    Can't offer you any help with the Dizzy I'm afraid, but I can say 'wow', that's a nice looking engine! Nice bit of fabrication on the top dizzy mount...!
  6. Fuel tank

    Some good pictures here of what Oxalic acid can do: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/tech-using-oxalic-acid-to-remove-rust.248198/
  7. Manta A series rebuild

    Nice....Front end looks sharp! How was fitting the headlining in the end?
  8. Hi Eddie, I had a similar problem with my engine a few years ago. It would run fine for a while, then start to cough, splutter, and the engine would die. After a few minutes (maybe 10 or 15) it would restart, and be OK again, but the problem could happen again a short time later. It turned out that the wiring to the fuel pump was damaged, at the connector where it goes into the pump. It meant that instead of all the strands of wire carrying the current, there were only 2 or 3 still connected. So those pieces of wire were getting hot, resistance was increasing, and eventually the pump couldn't draw enough current, and the car would die. Once it stopped, and the wiring cooled down, it would be OK again for a while. Another thing that someone suggested to me at the time was to check the pick-up filter in the fuel tank. If it were sucking dirt, the filter could get clogged. Once the car stops, the dirt could tend to fall away from the filter and back into the tank. Then it could get enough fuel to restart, until again the filter became clogged. Also, check the ignition amplifier. It is mounted to a heatsink in the engine bay, and there is supposed to be some heatsink compound underneath it. Eventually the heatsink compound dries out, and the ignition amplifier can overheat. I guess maybe this could produce a similar failure to what is happening yours? Hope this helps...good luck! Fin
  9. Manta A series rebuild

    Blue no more!? Cool new colour though... You mentioned lower door skins are available, where from?
  10. Manta A series rebuild

    Nice work! The door looks like its pretty crusty, are you making any other repair sections, or are they available to buy somewhere?
  11. Manta A series rebuild

    Wow, 7 hours on one door alone! I haven't managed 7 hours in my garage I'd say the last 3 months put together! Nice work, keep the pics coming, gives someone like me with a 'some day' project a bit if inspiration...
  12. Manta A series rebuild

    Still looks like a tasty bit of work to me! I have an A-series that some year I'll build up, have a redtop engine for it...I might pick your brain a bit at some stage about yours if you don't mind?
  13. Manta A series rebuild

    ah nasty...tough lines on the paint! About the piece you made for the boot..as someone with next to no fabrication skills, I love how people like you who know what they're doing can just make pieces like this! How do you make the curved flange at the top, on the inside, did you slit it too? I know from your main build thread that you could probably do this sort of stuff with your eyes closed! I'm surprised to see your car needs what looks like a fair bit of work, when I saw you posting the photos first, it looked really sharp. Fin
  14. Which propshaft....?

    Thanks Andy. If you still have it out could you measure the full length too?
  15. R25 Cih Gearbox

    I thought the r25/r28 box was used to mate up to a 16v, not a CIH?