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About mantaray

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    Chris Collier
  1. Complete hatchback non sunroof roof

    This for sale topic may not yet available be for your usergroup
  2. OK I'll start this off with a few photos taken from the OMOC FaceBook page. The stand is marked out and members have started to arrive. Let the show begin. Hope to see some of you there.
  3. I started out just like you. Could not afford to pay a garage, so bought a welder and learnt as I went along. As you progress through the car you will only get better. the old saying " Practise makes Perfect " is so true in welding.
  4. Just build it up in sections, and you will be fine. You're doing a great job so far.
  5. Manta A series rebuild

    That's very neat Andy. Nice mod.
  6. Manta A series rebuild

    If you're not running a heater, could you just remove the heater matrix and allow it to vent through the heater box? Just a thought, may not be workable.
  7. Manta A series rebuild

    Well done mate, only 2 weeks to go. But at least it will be close to home if you do have any problems.
  8. Clutch Cable for 2.0 GTE

    Can you post a pic of both ends, think I may have a spare.
  9. Manta b coupe roof

    £200+ IMHO. But if someone needs one who knows.
  10. Modified Nationals this Saturday

    Great day out at the Modified Nationals, with Simon Peckham. Yes, the Fast & Furious / Max Power cars certainly stamped there mark, but there were a good variety of other cars too. Not too many Old School, but thous that were there stood out from the crowd. Both Mantas drew a lot of attention and compliments. I overheard one chap say to his mate " Wow Look at that" as they approached the car, then after looking around it, as they were leaving, the same chap said to his mate "I f***ing love that!"😁 Definitely think it would be a good show to do next year, either camping or for the day.
  11. Modified Nationals this Saturday

    Change of plan ! We are now meeting at 9 am,.
  12. Modified Nationals this Saturday

    Don't know it's at Peterbourgh this weekend.
  13. Modified Nationals this Saturday. Simon Peckham and I are going to head up to this show on Saturday to have a gander. We are just going for the day and will be meeting up at Peterborough services ( A605/A1) at 10am. If anyone would like to join us, please let me know, so we can all meet at the services and travel to the show in convoy so that we will hopefully be able to park up together.
  14. Work starts on the mk 2 , V6 A series.

    Well the shakedown saga continues, seems that every time I take the Manta out something new happens. Sorted the water leak, but noticed the aux. belt was about to say goodbuy, so that has been changed as well, and then took her out to a small meet up in Banbury. Once again ran great until I was nearly home and then as I went to change gear the selector was like a bowl of soup, flopping all over the place. Got her home to find that the stick support bracket bolts had come loose, so this time they have been put in with thread loc. Then last night I took her down to the club pub meet and dropped in to see a friend on the way home, left to come home about 1 am and all was going well until I pulled off the Warwick bypass, as I approached the T junction at the top of the slip road, I hit the brakes hard to test them and she pulled to the left and locked up a wheel, no real problem but was intrigued as to which wheel was locking up. So when I got to the next straight bit of road I took her up to about 40 and hit the brakes hard again, Once again she pulled hard to the left and locked up the F/Ns wheel, however this time there was also a bang and the feeling of locked brakes. Luckily there was field entry just by me so I got the car off the road and got out to see what was going on only to find that the NS track rod had snapped. OH SHIT!! So I'm stuck on the side of the road at 1.30 am, with no one to phone, wondering how I'm going to get the car home. After a bit of head scratching I had an idea, Could I tie rap it together, I know the tracking would be completely messed up but as I was only about 3 miles from home it might just work. So with the track rod and the wheel hub tie raped together, I generally managed to drive her home. It was the drop spacer that had snapped, so I need to rethink them and come up with something stronger.
  15. 1986 Manta Coupe Restomod

    Lierdinger tuning are good for panels, only charge 20€ postage/ package.