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Paul Barrett

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  1. Still got a cih sat here in the way
  2. I want he roll cage but he won't split
  3. Paul Barrett

    Opel Manta A Drivers Side Window Wanted

    I’ll have one
  4. picked this up today to replace PYC, has been a project for a year but needs finishing, has had a cheap paint job but presentable. Has MOT etc. needs inetrior tidyupfor sure and variuos other bits, new rollbar (i have a spare) as has been cut and welded!
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    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    It just be the clutch hydraulic line then as that’s the only possible earth I could see, can’t believe I missed it! Only human I guess
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    1.8 Engine

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    1.8 Engine

  8. Paul Barrett

    A series track rod end locking nut (SOLVED)

    They are slim nut.
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    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    Attended the Sunday scramble at Bicester heritage centre on Sunday, nearly didn’t make it! Why I thought I would just get in the car after laying it up in the summer and it would just go..... charged battery in and it wouldn’t start, ok starter motor I thought, so fitted the nice new starter I have for the turbo lump and nothing, turns out no earth from block to body, the odd thing is it has never had one since I rebuilt it lol, so god knows how it’s been earthing itself lol anyway it had a few more snaps over social media... Also, been asked to attend the NEC in March with the OMOC!
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    A Series Halo Headlights

  11. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254054646997
  12. Paul Barrett

    Back again

    Have a hatch for sale
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    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    Went up the farm and did some stuff. Got the hatch running and now up sale. As I’m losing my space up there. So it has to go. also extracted the TKO600 from the V8 build to see where it’s at for putting into this build. got t home and went to mate it up to the bell housing I kept hold of from the black turbi a I sold a while ago. Well it doesn’t line up as I thought the would. It’s for Borg Warner boxes type 9 etc which I thought was the same as the top being top loader bolt pattern. It is a shame as it was perfectly spaced for the input shaft. So I need to come up with a plan for an adapter etc. MORE WORK! Or I just stick with an r28 and see how long it lasts 🤔 few pics One bonus is the shifter just needs switching round to be even better placement than the one in the car currently, I can move the tunnel back to where it should be and use a stock centre consol again. Pretty apauling but that TKO is actually brand new!! Ashamed of myself for letting it get that bad. Itl clean up. I’ve checked inside and it’s all good.
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    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    Sourced a new crank pulley bolt, nicely machined and super fast delivery but boy was it expensive (QED) and external wastegate has landed, lobbed on to look at it and think it’s such a shame to get it dirt lol.
  15. Paul Barrett

    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    Thanks Chris, just hope it’s works lol
  16. Paul Barrett

    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    Manage to sneak in the shop this afternoon Welded up the injector bosses in the inlet finally. Then got on with matching the fuel rail blank. Marked up and 6mm holes drilled then counterbored to 13mm for a nice fit. Then drilled and threaded the ends 14x1.5 for the AN6 couplers. Just need to come up with a nice couple of brackets to hold the rail down. My tigging has got worse lol, not had much practice lately to keep my technique up. It’ll do.
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    Front spoiler corner/end mount fix

    Run a bolt through it few times first Actually scrap that, go with your Idea, it’s safer lol
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    Front spoiler corner/end mount fix

    Good effort, saves filling the front.just use a nylock nut?
  19. Have a 1800 hatch with a C20xe fitted. Needs work but a good solid car. Im after a very good Vauxhall Carlton, shell needs to be excellent .
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    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    Nah VIZ tea too hot!
  21. Paul Barrett

    Swap manta hatch for Carlton

    Got any pics you can send me carl Just realised 84’ too early for what I need
  22. Paul Barrett

    Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

    Got to fit this lump of ally in somewhere. Was as going to go down the charge cooler route for packaging but really can’t do with the extra cost and pipework, keep it simple lol