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  1. Centaur Resto

    Mines still "fixed" in as much as it's all intact and tight bar the wooden strip the rear part is stapled to. Are you ok for badges, if not I'll see about getting some repros made up as my stock of them are all spoken for.
  2. Centaur Resto

    Have you still got all the hood mechanism out ? I'd like some pics of the back shelf and void between that an the tank as I've got to fabricate something to fit rear seat belts as the law here states I can't carry a passenger under 16 in the rear without them, not a fan of lap belts so was going to use MGF belts as the sit horizontally.
  3. Centaur Resto

    Not sure if you're still around @fluxmech but you wouldn't happen to be able to scan or take a picture of that letter ? I've built up a database of all the Centaurs and have around the number you say Magraw quoted in the the letter, would be nice to see it confirmed in writing.
  4. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Got that on the list but no commission number sadly
  5. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    That's number 61, it's certainly doing the rounds of the shows, that's the second set of pictures I've received of it in the past couple of days, the others din't show it had been defiled with a manta interior though
  6. Online Manta Parts Project

    This site has a list of part numbers and descriptions that you can scrape http://www.vauxhallgreenparts.co.uk/Manta.html for Manta http://www.vauxhallgreenparts.co.uk/Cavalier_MK1.html for MK1 Cavalier
  7. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Surely getting rid of one of the A's would be better
  8. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Aha! That's car number 33 I've marked that as lost as it was neither taxed or on a SORN I'll put a tick in my "still exists" box
  9. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    TOT89T GUF135V JMV933V These are the white ones I have that were Cavalier based and now on SORN if that's any help
  10. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Hi Steve Can you remember the reg number ? This is all the white ones I have on the list LIJ9716 TOT89T BFG65T NOS572T DGX124T NFS382T GUF135V (Manta Base) JMV933V JYJ222W YYV750T JHO546X Out of that list these ones are still on the road or under SORN TOT89T DGX124T GUF135V JMV933V
  11. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    It's still alive, currently on SORN, mot expired in July, it's always passed an MOT apart from the need to have a fog light fitted in 2008 and a blocked washer jet on 2006, I wish some of my cars had that sort of pass history
  12. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I've already got that exact picture Ian, I snaffled from a Google image search Do you know if the owners do the internet ?, if so could you pass my details on ?
  13. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I thought it was Fiat's "sporting" yellow I've not got a commission number for yours, I'm hoping once I can find a way to decode the chassis numbers I'll be able to write a little script that fills in the blanks as going by registration date the commission numbers aren't sequential. I've set up a closed group on Facebook if you want join it, all the info I'm compiling is going on there so I don't have to keep posting to a bazillion different forums other than this, I'll still update on here, but anything that could be deemed to sensitive for an open forum I'll stick on there (chassis and engine numbers etc) It took me quite a while to find my old log in for the FiatForum Are you planning on putting it back to a 2.0 4 speed?, mine has had a 5 speed box fitted at some point but I've managed to get hold of a good 4 cog box and center console to change it back, I'll be swapping it back when I finally get the albatross of a Scimitar back together.
  14. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    2 unknowns have cropped up in the load of pictures sent by Crayfords, TPL456 and one that's a side shot so no red, but distinctive decals added. https://i.imgur.com/SRLJPTW.jpg https://i.imgur.com/N8TeXdn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9CeL9p7.jpg Links posted as something shonky was going on with the board and wouldn't allow me to embed them
  15. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    I'm certainly learning a lot as well, little snippets of info from here and there (loads from KAA), certainly the being send a part of the dashboard sticker has meant me having to brush up on my photoshop skills as the fonts used are not around in a usable form, and other things like the numbering system and how that kinda questions the 100+ made, something I'm still yet to find anyone who can verify it. I know very little about the original design, why the Cavalier Coupe was chosen over any other car, mostly because Crayfords did mostly Ford based conversions. Now I've got what looks like a definitive list I'll start on the history side, the KJ side of it is going to be easy enough as I'm still in contact with some involved, the Crayford side and the Mumford side are going to be more difficult, thankfully there's still some around from Crayfords, Mumfords on the other hand may never be known.