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  1. manta decals on ebay

    The OMOC club shop sells them.
  2. Manta B Twin light MOUNTING BRACKET

    They do look smart, I’m sure they will look even better all mounted and wired up on the quads
  3. Hi IanMc, i had exactly the same problem with my manifold when I removed it a while back but luckily enough for me I only had one bolt shear. My solution was to soak in wd40 for about a week, morning and evening then this is the important part, start with a small sharp drill 3mm is fine, make shure you start exactly in the MIDDLE of the bolt and drill the stud, then start working up drill sizes until you are nearing the threads on the manifold and then select a suitable sized easy out, spray on shock and unlock, wind easy out in and the remaining “shell” of the bolt should come out easily enough leaving the threads on the manifold intact. This worked for me, as always no warranty applied or given only advice, hope this helps, good luck
  4. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123066794539 Must be a rare breed now.
  5. Manta B Twin light MOUNTING BRACKET

    No problem at all, Here is the photos again. I have ordered and received four of these sealed beam units with sidelight and they seem spot on, arrived promptly and no breakages, definitely happy with them. Remember they will be slightly dearer as the catalog has 2015 prices.
  6. WANTED: Gear Lever Gaiter

    Still available new from Vauxhall, just bought one as mine too was perished and split. It’s a 2 part gaiter and I only got the outside part and I will use the existing inside collar. £34.00 if my memory serves me right. bellows GM 90170720 7 38 393 GR.6.170
  7. Mike's Manta.

    The gte side skirts and rear arch sections trial fitted before spraying. The rear arch sections are the original Opel ones but the straight skirt sections are from Smith and Deakin, they did require a small amount of work to fit perfectly but we got there in the end.
  8. Mike's Manta.

    I told the bodyshop guys that there was two holes each side of the four slot grill making four holes and one hole on each irmscher bezel making six holes in total. Working with the car and bezels at different times I just observed this, I hope I haven’t put 2 and 2 together and came up with 5. It’s the metal framed quad lights with the irschmer bezels and they have a rectangular shaped tab on the underside I presumed to hold a self tapper, could be wrong though.
  9. Mike's Manta.

    I took in all gutter, door and rear quarter aluminium trim pieces today and they are going to paint them all in satin black along with the under light trim and inner boot at the same time. Try and keep to original spec as much as possible. I like the contrast between the black trims and polar white paint.
  10. Mike's Manta.

    It was the bodyshop that use the red lead and they have done loads of restorations, I’m guided by them. That’s right there is still guide coats to fill and sand then high build primer on top. I’m delighted with the job they have done so far. I bought the under light trim from MrCarlos a few weeks ago, i think it looks better with this on rather than the original gap, again it fits spot on.
  11. Mike's Manta.

    All panel gaps fitted and aligned, first round of filler applied and sanded. She is really taking shape, actually resembles a manta now. Side skirts and rear arch sections away to be trial fitted next week then hopefully into the spray booth.
  12. Manta B Twin light MOUNTING BRACKET

    I have the quad lights with the metal casing and I have looked at replacing my sealed beam units, I have phoned these lads, very helpful, this is my choice I have not ordered them yet but I will. I was going to buy four 170110 with sidelights, for uk roads, I was going to wire them all up so as to have all four lights on with dip. I will delete my pictures in a day or two just to preserve my picture quota. Hope this helps.
  13. GT/E Radiator Hoses

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142725563933 Worth a look, are these any use?
  14. Manta B Twin light MOUNTING BRACKET

    The adjustment screws and glass holders are missing. It might be easier looking to buy a new set, they do come up for sale periodically in the for sale section or e bay, styles vary from plastic to metal.
  15. Front coil spring removal

    Another take on the above idea, I used D clamps when the springs were compressed just to safeguard against any unforeseen problems when removing the springs. Belt and braces job.