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    It wouldn't have had one fitted from new Julian. My Manta is 1978 & doesn't have one. You probably have an air filter enclosure like mine Later carb Manta's e.g. 1980 onwards have this type of air filter enclosure & a plastic fitment that the other end of the pipe clips into.
  2. Philips 752 radio

    I got charged £25 to recode a 752 last year. Took it to a guy in Bristol who advertised recoding of radios etc when i googled. He was an older guy who hadn't recoded a radio/cassette of that age for years but he did it ok. Here is his web page https://www.aksecurity.co.uk/contact-us
  3. Agree with whats been said about this Cavalier & its Advert. I noticed that the nose is missing its Vauxhall badge & the slot behind the number plate is painted red instead of Anthracite. Also the chrome strip is missing on the front & around the nearside rear wheel arch. So some paintwork/ rectification has been carried out. A reasonably priced way into classic car ownership with the bonus of a known history of the car. It ought to fetch close to the asking price but the market will dictate the final price.
  4. 2.0 GTE Battery

    Battery type 065 is recommended for a Manta 2.0 litre. Although i have seen 075 type fitted. The 075 has a higher ampere hour rating. If a battery is not used for long periods then any battery will deteriorate even an expensive one.
  5. I am not surprised, A hatch could fetch that assuming its in good nick MOT history check throws up no nasties.
  6. Seems cheap for a coupe, is there a catch ?
  7. Opel chrome centre caps

    I think Paul means Chrome hubcaps like this
  8. Up for auction with an estimate of £10,000, low miles 13,900. https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/opel/manta/271214
  9. 73 Manta 1.6GT up for auction

    That's a fair price for a RH drive import in good nick. I suspect its been bought by a dealer, wouldn't be surprised to see it up for sale again soon.
  10. My old car surfaces again Its a good car that was Ziebart rustproofed from new so is in generally solid condition. The bonnet pins were there when i bought it & it had been debadged. Here's a pic when i took it to Billing in 2010
  11. Hi I have a spare weekend pass including camping if required for this show if anyone would like to join us & put their Manta/Mk1 Cav/Ascona B on our club stand. Camping area available from Friday 6th July, show is Saturday 7th till Sunday 8th July. Show details here https://historic-vehicle-gathering.info/
  12. Colour change vote...

    I like the colour Monaco Blue & if you keep it the original colour it will be worth more when you sell it.
  13. 73 Manta 1.6GT up for auction

    Nice example RHD & no reserve auction, be interesting to see what it makes.
  14. Interesting that its a Berlinetta but without the SR trim so no 6 clock dash & no SR steering wheel. I thought that by 1978 in the UK Opel had combined the model range to SR Berlinetta or Manta S.
  15. Full Restoration D91 MOP

    Its like you've just picked it up as new from Dan Harford Now its time to let us Bristle boys see it.