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  1. Would the show be next to this place ? - Camping 't Karrewiel - Campsite Peschweg 8 5864 CZ Meerlo Netherlands
  2. Great selection of Opels, I wish i could have been there. In the background of the second picture of your 400 it appears that the large barn is being dismantled, is this correct ?
  3. Rocker cover for 2.0S engine required

    I made a cover for the cam chain to do my hydraulic tappets, just an arch with two semi circles welded up out of sheet steel, not totally successful because there is some splashing from the rockers/tappets.
  4. With the tank full of just petrol vapor it's in the most dangerous state, I've heard a story about a Jag with a drained fuel tank exploding when being welded. Take the tank out and you know you'll be safe, plus you can inspect all the pipework, which unless it is very obviously new replace. you could even clean and paint the tank, how about this for a left field idea, paint it Polar White to match the rest of the car ? wouldn't need a cover for it to look smart when you opened the boot.
  5. Wanted LSD for Manta B

    If your very lucky someone will have an original ZF for sale, failing that Gripper Diffs make a Manta LSD, A friend did some CAD design work for them and rates them - https://gripperlsd.com/product-category/opel/ That's a rare colour on a coupe, are those early B series trim strip on the side ?
  6. OB's are sought after in the coach world, they are smaller than later coaches so are easier to store, if someone was brave a ground up restoration would not be impossible as these vehicles were largely hand built, recreating it using craftsman's skills is not beyond an enthusiast, plus they when restored they are valuable, like this one - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-coach/263864599913?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52945%26meid%3D5f5da5c0064d40809dd180021ddb95e1%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D163198954858%26itm%3D263864599913&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  7. Manta B Hatch project - Rear Valance needed

    The clue is in the thread title, Terry..... !!!!! If you could find it again H4WBE would appreciate a link.
  8. £900 is strong money for a Manta that's a project car, it all depends on what it's like underneath. Noticed it was in Luton, that's right under my nose, so to speak, Didn't know about this one, they're still out there waiting to be discovered. wonder where it is going to ?
  9. That is the back end of a Monza ( damn that van parked there ! ) It is quite possible that the two cars concerned are Monzas, easily confused by the general car enthusiast, both Opel sports coupes of the same era with similar sounding names.
  10. Today i visited the Stansted Raceway, a grand title for a dirt oval track down the back lanes of west Essex, another one tick off on my list of race tracks visited, talking to one of the competitors he asked if I'd got any interesting cars, i said i had a terminal Opel Manta addiction to which he replied " i know where there is two of them, at a cars sales garage in Stotfold, you can't see them, one is restored and kept locked up, the other is round the back " Right i thought, who can't see them ? Google Earth !! What do you think, is that a Grey Manta Hatch ? it's the closest in appearance to a Manta of the cars 'round the back', the Google Earth image is dated 5/7/2018
  11. This is always a great boost when tackling any car, having it come back to life, even if there is more work to be done, is a wonderful moral booster.
  12. Ooh nice, one of my favourites! Another biscuit I am partial to is a Lemon Puff - remember those?! I'd enjoy both of these, but you can't beat two Chocolate Digestives arranged chocolate faces together, then dunked into coffee so as the chocolate melts together, expert 'dunkers' never have any biscuit fall into their coffee....
  13. Manta A series rebuild

    Ask them to email copies of the pictures they took, the cameras they use are excellent, a professional photographer took pictures of my Manta in the Netherlands and the quality was far beyond anything my camera would mange.
  14. Richard Watt of the Cavalier and Chevette club knows of this Centaur but doesn't know who the owners are. Ah yes, I've seen pictures of them on Centaurs, possible they started to corrode so they were painted, the white didn't suit a bronze car.
  15. Wonder if it's one of these 'off the radar' cars, never goes to shows, owners don't belong to a club, They possible bought it new, now it's about done 60k with full service history.