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Irmscher Man

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About Irmscher Man

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    Northants, United Kingdom
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    Opel / VX / HSV cars, Good Ale and proper music.
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    Paul Brennecker

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  1. Large drum backplates

    I used plenty of penetrating oil on them, front and back and kept applying for about a week. Some gentle persuasion with an FBH and they were spinning round like a good un.
  2. 2019 Club Calendar

    I will kick things off on here with a Photo I took of the Billing 2013 Car of the Show, owned by Ben Williamson.
  3. 2019 Club Calendar

    I am thinking about getting some more calendars made up for 2019, as they sold quite well last year. I will be taking orders for these, so please keep an eye open for the thread on this one, which will be coming soon. In order to get some nice content for the Calendar, If you would like to have your car featured in the 2019 OMOC Calendar, please post a decent resolution picture of your car. Please could you ensure that pictures are at least 300dpi resolution. They will be printed at roughly A4 size on the finished Calendar, so need to be of decent quality. I try to make the Calendar as attractive as possible and I know there are quite a few decent photographers out there so please post up your fave pics.
  4. Totally agree and I love the colour. It really suits the Manta Coupe shape and is a bit of a rarity now. I also own a totally original 1979 2.0SRB. I bought it with the intention of doing something similar to the Silver B (pictured) with Twin lights and Big Wheels - and also fit a 16v Redtop on carbs. I went as far as getting all the relevant parts. When I got it home and realised just how original it was, I couldnt bring myself to mess about with it. I took off the hideous Window Louvres from the rear and side and have kept it totally standard for the last 14 years! Totally agree and I love the colour. It really suits the Manta Coupe shape and is a bit of a rarity now. I also own a totally original 1979 2.0SRB. I bought it with the intention of doing something similar to the B with Twin lights and Big Wheels - and also fit a 16v Redtop on carbs When I got it home and realised just how original it was, I couldnt bring myself to mess about with it. I took off the hideous Window Louvres from the rear and side and have kept it totally standard for the last 14 years!
  5. These don't come up for sale very often - used but rare. The Momo Ones probably arent quite a rare as the RAID ones, which are really lovely if you can find one. Strong money though. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IRMSCHER-MOMO-Leather-steering-wheel-OPEL-Manta-Ascona-Kadett/222884099938?hash=item33e4ed7762:g:DKUAAOSwmOdaqqaK
  6. Sad a series

    Ended with no bids.....wonder why. It probably rained over night and washed the rest of the car away.
  7. I was chatting to Anne a few weeks ago about the various times that the car has come up for sale and not sold and she did seem to have warmed to the idea. I think it may be fate trying to tell her something!
  8. Lovely photos Herman. I would have loved to have been at that meeting!
  9. Looks like it sold for £3200. Cheap for what it was, it looked like a decent solid car. Someone got a bargain! Is it the Gold thing that puts folk off I wonder? I have always quite liked them ever since I saw one of the first 16v conversions featured in Fast car back in the late 80’s.
  10. Manta convertible from a hatch

    What an unusual conversion. Looks like an interesting project for someone with unusual taste! Each to their own.
  11. I have let Anne Norris know. I know she has always regretted selling it. Would be lovely to see them reunited again, she took it all over Europe every year with her father on holiday and has many happy memories with that car!
  12. Orange no more...

    Fascinating post Nick. I always enjoy reading about what you have been tinkering with and this latest project does not disappoint! Hope you get to enjoy driving the car a little now. I feel your pain about moving as we have just done the same. I ended up having to take out a new unit to clear out my garage whilst we moved and low and behold, once bad back and 4 months later and all my stuff is still in storage. Slowly getting the garage to where I need it to be but lots still to do before the weather turns. I can Ill afford 2 storage units so time to get posterior into forward drive!
  13. GTE northampton

    Awesome. Concrete Manta!
  14. Useful Part Numbers

    I believe that it is a GL4 spec oil. I have some 1 Litre bottles available at the moment priced £14. I have tidied the contents of this thread up and moved it into the Members Only area, under Parts and Suppliers. I have locked this thread for commenting and will delete in a while. New Thread is here (for members only) -
  15. Useful Part Numbers

    I knew I had seen this before. Great find from 10 years ago! I’ll do some editing when I’m at my desktop and join this info up. Cheers Gary. I will also move it into the right section now it has got going.
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