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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. Coupe V8 Ireland

    I've always been a fan of Costume Exhaust Piles myself.......
  2. Manta B HT Leads - what do you recommend?

    I have a set of Magnecor leads Ben, and they are superb quality. They are £75 a set mind so they should be. They still make them to order: http://www.sparkplugs.co.uk/magnecor-ht-ignition-lead-set-45355
  3. Ebay: 84B GTE Hatch for sale

    Once again.......food for thought for those that reckon Mantas don't fetch good money.
  4. Not a manta

    That is a serious bit of kit.
  5. 88E White GTE Coupe for sale

    Now moved.
  6. Opel Manta GTE Coupe Wanted

    The White GT/E Coupe for sale on Car and Classic site is lovely. Looks like only a bit of minor tidying required, so not a massive restoration to tackle. A serious time warp car with only 30k on the clock. There is something about white coupes! Check it out here http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C905736
  7. 88E White GTE Coupe for sale

    Thanks is one seriously lovely coupe. Wish I had space! More pics up now and that interior looks mint.
  8. Ebay: 84B GTE Hatch for sale

    Very nice job and a lovely colour too. Nice that the mods that have been made are all reversible, good thinking on the owners part there as it will appeal to more buyers that way. If it was a coupe, I could see that easily making £15k, be interesting to see what it sells for.
  9. Ebay: 87D GTE Auto Hatch in silver

    Danny is right - any sort of Manta is making good money now. Just look at the '85 GT/E Hatch on eBay at the moment. It has got to £10k already and not made its reserve. It is the other end of the spectrum to this one I know but goes to show what a properly sorted car is worth to the right person. I know if I had room, I would be putting in an offer for that one. Auto hatch less desirable but as Dan says, they all go in the end. Getting rare to find now and people will take on resto jobs that would have been turned down a few years back. Converting to manual is also a doddle and shouldn't be that hard to find all the second hand parts if you want to take it away from standard.
  10. Welcome to all Manta Enthusiasts! Whether you just have a passing interest in the Opel Manta or you want to know a little more about the cars or the club, or whether you are a committed Manta owner and have joined the forum to spend some time with like minded people, I hope you enjoy your stay on the Forum. I'm sure you will find it pretty easy to navigate around but if you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to drop us a note using the "Contact Us" section found in your menu bar at the top of the page. Enjoy your stay and come back soon! Warm Regards, Paul Brennecker, OMOC Chairman.
  11. We were staying in Chickerell, just down the road a while back. Even went to Abbotsbury to photograph the Swans! Just goes to show that their are a few out there still. A few years back (before marriage I hasten to add), I got quite freindly with a barmaid from our local pub. She lived with her grandparents on a farm and one day, when I was picking her up for work she dragged me off into one of the barns.....(I thought I was quids in)..... but it turned out to be an early Blue Berlinetta, which had been stored for many years. It had about 40k on the clock and was in lovely condition. Long since gone - I've checked but I always wonder about what happened to that one as she was a beauty..........and the Berlinetta was nice too. ;-)
  12. 2.4 Engine C24NE Wanted

    Risse Motorsport do a headgasket set that cures this I believe. I've still not had the time to sit down and work out the compressions ratios though, so if anyone has any thoughts on that - it woudl be handy.
  13. 2.4 Engine C24NE Wanted

    Well Im glad that my original comment about the rod ratio was correct. I was only repeating what I had been told from a very experienced engine builder and also one of my friends who has worked at the local Vauxhall dealership since the 1980's. I can see exactly what Lampchop is talking about on the bores of the 2.4 crankcase I have in the garage at the moment. Its not something that you can show in a photo really but in the flesh it is evident. Ive been oggling those Woosner pistons for a while and have started to look at the cost of the re-bore and piston set. At least they come with new rings and Gudgeon pins, so it almost seems like a bargain when compared to installing piston liners. Looks like I can take those orthopaedic shoes back then........
  14. Dr Manta

    Hi Eckhard - Thanks for posting. That is great news for us in the UK and thanks very much for providing us with this service. I know that Wolfgang doesnt support Paypal and sending international money orders can be quite a lot of hassle. Much Appreciated. Regards, Paul.
  15. I'm planning to pass at least one of my Mantas on to my Son......keep the dream alive!