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  1. Rear Disc Conversion Q´s

    If you are looking at the sierra rear callipers i think i used the BMW 318 rear discs http://www.theopelproject.com/?p=105 Not sure if there is a BMW 5 bolt disc that will be the right setup to use with the sierra callipers. Made my own brackets so i could position the callipers in the right position to use the original cable and it all fits perfectly. Just thought i would add this as if its not right for you it might help someone. Andy
  2. No Problem. Probably best to strip it all off and start again. Looks like the alternator wiring is a bit of a bodge as well. I would give the engine a turn over by hand and see how she turns before trying a startup. Hope it goes well. Andy
  3. This is from an opel GT manual, but the same sort of setup. Might be of use to use. Around page 21 for the distributor bit. http://www.opelgt.com/photopost/data/3040/1J_-_Wiring_Diagrams.pdf Andy
  4. manta A mechanical fuel pump

    How old is the fuel in the tank? I had loads of problems starting mine and it turned out to be the fuel? http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&title=The-Life-of-Fuel&A=112237 Just a thought before you strip everything else down. Andy
  5. Engine bay tidy up

    JS Performance do them, Got some for my A series but they do them for the B as well. And dropping the whole front with engine and box is definitely the way to go, so much easier to get out. http://www.theopelproject.com/?p=583 Andy
  6. Manta B HT Leads - what do you recommend?

    Had a set made for my A series to the exact length i wanted, excellent quality.
  7. Dr Manta

    No problem Luke. All the links on my blog are places i have ordered stuff from and had no issues with. I gave up with Dr Manta due to the price and the hassle to get bits a long time ago. Don't forget to pop some pics of the A series on here as always good to see another A being restored :-) Andy
  8. Dr Manta

    Some repair panel on this site http://atz-online.com/pk/opel-manta-ascona-ab/karosserieteile-opel-manta-ascona-ab/ I have ordered parts and they are very helpful. Not sure on PayPal .Just thought it might be another option. A few other links for A series parts on my blog that might help. http://www.theopelproject.com/?page_id=219 Andy
  9. A-series bushes

    Hey Fin The poly ones do make the ride a fair bit harder but it also stiffens up the handling a bit. I suppose it depends on the spring and shock setup you are going to use as you might be able to compensate for it if the springs and shocks are not too hard. If you do want to go with the standard bushes there are quite a few places that do them, so i suppose it's just finding the place that does the most so you can save on delivery. These guys do quite a few of them. http://atz-online.com/pk/opel-manta-ascona-ab/hinterachse-opel-manta-ascona-ab/ Andy
  10. 2.4 thermostat

    Sounds like you getting far more done than me :-) Plumbing has taken over my life at the moment! but i hope to get back on with the car in the next couple of weeks. Just let me know when you are ready for the clutch and if you need any help when you get to the engine just give me a shout. Andy
  11. 2.4 thermostat

    Sorry mate, been completely snowed with work. Just did a quick quote as managed to borrow some scales to weigh the whole lot and its about £10. It might go up a little once i add extra insurance as most only cover £25 as standard and i think its worth putting that up. I can do you a proper quote before i send it. I was surprised as it feels bloody heavy but it was only 19kg! Let me know when you are ready for it. I have the thermostat cut off, welded up and then the local wheel place powder coated it for me, looks nice on the car :-) Sorry Nick, that one is already on mine. Do you need the one with the pickup locator on it? as i have a spare but i dont think its got the pickup bit on it. I can double check. Andy
  12. 2.4 thermostat

    Lots of places to get the adaptor but as Nick says they can be expensive. The inlet on the 2.4 is smaller than the 2.0L. I just cut the bottom off the 2.4 and had it ally welded up, i hope it works ok :-) see these places as well http://www.splendidparts.de/ http://www.krause-rennsporttechnik.de/shop/Motorenbereich/CIH/Wasserkreislauf/Thermostatgehaeuse-2%2C2-%2B-2%2C4-CIH?source=2&refertype=1&referid=81 http://www.risse-motorsport.de/product_info.php/info/p2406_Thermostat-casing-2-2-2-4-CIH.html http://enem.se/ib.asp Shout if you need a gasket as i had to buy a pack of 10 as they didn't do them on their own :-) Any other 2.4 questions just ask, like rings, bearings etc.. Have you checked the engine? as the pistons wear quite bad in the 2.4 on high mileage and the skirts can crack! Andy
  13. This is a close as mine has got to the road in the last 12 years!! :-) Maybe one day she will be out and about in Dorset!!
  14. Anybody Recommend A Courier

    go with a pallet. Chuck, it on and wrap it in plastic and all good to go.#These guys came up on a google search. http://palletisedshipping.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp9r8xOyJ1QIVpJPtCh0I0Q41EAAYAiAAEgJVDvD_BwE
  15. New to the Opel world

    Hey Max Good choice of Manta :-) Lots of help as Nick says on the Opel gt site for engine mods etc.. Lots of parts available in Germany for them, when looking at bushing, bearings etc.. and for performance loads of options from standard CIH engine to the Vauxhall 16v, v6, v8 or other options. I suppose it depends on what you can do over there emissions wise etc.. I would find a 2.0L CIH and take it to the local engine shop and get bored out with some nice pistons, race cam, twin carbs. Lots of fun to drive, easy to modify, and quite cheap. Just my thoughts and i have a few links on my blog for parts etc.. and if you need any more help just post as im sure you will get lots of options as the bet way to go :-) http://www.theopelproject.com/ a couple not on my site yet. http://www.risse-motorsport.de/ http://enem.se/ib.asp Andy Oh and rust. Spare wheel, battery tray, sils, back quarters, jacking point and floor area, front wing right up inside the pointed end, light surrounds, rear seatbelt mounts. Probably the same places as the BMW's if you were looking at the older ones. Most stuff easy to fix and some repair panels, but out in the US you should be able to pick up one reasonably rust free one. You will struggle on chrome trim and interior for them as not much of that re-made. Andy