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  1. V8 Manta

    Popped up on eBay again. Starting to look like a good buy at 11.5k https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263619074374
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  3. 2.0 gte air box

    Had a bit of time in the garage this evening and spotted an old air box on the shelf. Thinking about Hermans modified example so I decided to have a look, I have a few bits of drainpipe hanging about so I dug these out. Looking at the air box and deciding where to start cutting and how to fit the bits together looked like it could take a while.Instead I thought about heating the drainpipe with a plumbers torch and making it fit. It heats quite quick and becomes soft enough to manipulate, so a bit of heating and sliding onto the air box inlet cutting heating etc I ended up with this.
  4. Exclusive register

    Thank you Mick pm sent
  5. May not come up in searches unless your looking for an "open mantra" https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222859240089
  6. Exclusive register

    Sorry excuse my ignorance, but what is the exclusive register ? I'm assuming its in the name, but what does this entail ? Is there a current list of the registered cars and how up to date is it ? Mick

    1988 Monaco blue exclusive coupe

    1985 multi coloured 400 replica

  8. Another unusual project surfaces https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142733393196
  9. Exhaust Recommendations

    Sportex still available including downpipe, this is on eBay but could still be available elsewhere. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302416887583
  10. Looks like an Aladdin's cave of getting harder to find spares, and it says they will ship. Has anyone dealt with this company before ?
  11. The 86 gsi advert is interesting if you check the photos there's a couple showing panels and spares on racks. https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/auto-s/oldtimers/m1150840128-opel-manta-b-gsi-1986-zeer-gave-en-mooie-auto.html?c=c40de5ad629ab42516ec13768067e2e0&previousPage=lr opel manta b gsi 1986, see the photo; s very nice and cool manta, so you rarely see them, also the bottom is good to judge, because the car has no tectyl, even there everything is very nice, cool and not rusted, even the gasoline, brake lines etc look like new, drive and runs also super, tis an import car from a hot country, hence this beautiful gift condition, the pictures say fixed enough, for more info we are available by phone and mail, see the info at the bottom of this adverentie !!, also we have a manta gsi from 1988 and many parts and accessories of manta's and ascona's from 1970 to 1990, see also on the site for more info We also have various parts and accessories for this brand and various other brands. Our stock is huge! See also our other ads for a small selection from our stock! Call or email us for more information! Exchange, rental, installation and shipping is possible! We are only open and present by appointment from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. You can reach us by phone on tel: +31 (0) 516-471276 or by phone: +31 (0) 6-54272376 from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. (on sms / whats app is not responded) Also run and demolition cars or other vehicles and parts requested. With kind regards, Egbert de Boer www.egbertdeboer.nl https://www.marktplaats.nl/verkopers/116321.html
  12. Lucky uncle Alan

    Looks like scammers got a new picture https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232698020054
  13. If I didn't already have too many projects on the go. This would tempt me https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F122992886759 Hi, Your looking at my Opel Manta V8.. It started life as an 1.8 berlineta none sunroof version That was abit boring so had the folowing work done on it. Most of the tubbing out was done when i got the car 10 years ago and has been done to a very high standard. My orignal plan was to strip the car and sort out the 2 dents (one in the front wing and one in the front 4 slot pannel then respray it ) This car has had extensive work done on it mostley by my self over the last 10 years or so. Here is the list of work that has been done. Rear end has been tubbed Ford 9" rear axel (shortend) The ajustable rear shocks and ladder bars (see pictures ) Rover 3.9 v8 runing with orininal Injection Lt77 gearbox with short shift Short Propshaft Twin headlight conversion Fuel cell tank fitted 4 pot brake conversion with drilled disks NOS bottle and pipe will need pulsoids and fogger to finish Foot wide Rear imation lambo wheels and Imation fronts to match (see pics) Recaro Front seats No carpets in the car at all ( not sure if that a good or a bad point) Great new micky tompson rears (done about 200 miles tops and no burnouts) Engine mods ... Started out as a 3.9 v8 from an old range rover and had the folowing done. Rebore New low comp pistons New bigend shells ARP crank bolts ARP head bolts New Stumppuller cam and folowers Duplex chain and gears Heads Fully rebuild and skimed Rebuilt oil pump Rover p6 front timing cover New high tork starter So this car had an mot about 8 years ago and passed no problems (with the v8) on the way back from the MOT station the original old 3.5 v8 gave up in a spectacular fasion so decided to do the upgrade to a 3.9 since then it has not been used on the road due to lack of time and pending house move. This is not the normal manta rust pots that are out there being a none sunroof version has helped plus being kept garaged. I am sure it will need very little work to get it throug another MOT. so on to the list of things to be done ... Needs a bracket to hold AFM and an air filter Exhaust could do with a change around curentley side exit (both sides ) and only has a cherry bomb on each side so its loud ... It did pass an MOT like this but think it draws a bit to much atention The EFI unit needs to be mounted in the pasenger compartment Need the hydrolic clutch bleeding out . New slave and masters fitted but will need a good bleed Throtal cable needs to be modified as originaly this was running a 4 barrel Holy carb. The electric fan is noisy A bit of a tidy up with the wires would also help put actualy not that bad at all and i will supply some heavy dutey starter cable so you can rerout the main started feed So at the moment the car is a none runner and hasent been started for about 2 years. I will try and get it running this weekend and have new plugs and leads and cap to fit. This car will need to be picked up from lenham ME172HN i would suggest a trailer or flat bed truck rather than a tow enless very close Sure there is loads of stuff i have missed out but any questions please mesage me on here and i will try an answer This is an eBay add not my car so don't message me. 😁
  14. Thanks Jay, figured it out eventually. we'll allow a couple of fords sneaking in there the manta's more than make up for it. If anyone's offended I'm sure we can photoshop them out.