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Manta A series rebuild - Phase 2 C20 LET

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Nice work! How many hours did that take?!

(BTW, what did you do for engine mountings? 1.8 mounts + a rubber from some other car?) 

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2 hours ago, Dan W said:

Nice work Paul! Good to see a local brew helping with the proceedings :thumbup

Cheers dan, yeah a nice drop it is too!

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But if a race going now to get car done for Coventry motor fest, doing my upmost to plough through what still feels like a mammoth list of jobs. 

Final bits of wiring to do, still haven’t started it up yet been dormant for some time now since deciding to require the thing!

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That Sir is a thing of beauty   :thumbup

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It’s back in the body shop,last minute for sorting some of my mishaps hopefully will come out ok.

had a real balance with brakes. Had a leaky cylinder on the front brakes, was an ass to change out. Then I really struggled t9 get all the air out the system. Got there eventually.

been it for a longer run in it. All seems ok. Forgot how annoying the carbs are after a while and when it gets hot they don’t run too great, could with some bonnet venting but I don’t want to ruin the look. 

The c20let is definitely going in over the winter for a quieter life and it is sat there.

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

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Well im heading to powderham castle with the south west lot next weekend! So ive got a busy week and a nervy shakedown 

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Not sure if you can see if properly from this pic (i can take a better one if your interested) I partitioned off the heater housing and put in a small fan from a server cabinet (link to fan) so it blows hot air out through the standard bonnet vents. I have it hooked up so it runs when the cooling fan runs or i can switch it on from the fog light switch. It works great when you are sat in traffic. I use to run twin carbs and that would run like a bag of shit when hot and sat in traffic. I hope the throttle bodies will cure that a bit but still keeping the fan. Let me know if you want some better pics of the setup as it saves messing about with bonnet vents

 

Andy

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Neat idea thank you. I will steal that as I’m not running a fan or heater but still have the housing in place. 

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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.

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If you have the housing then its easy to do and wont effect adding a heater later on as im still running the heater in mine. Some better pics for you. Needs a good clean :-) Those little fans push out a fair amount of air aw well.

 

Andy

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Also it might be worth looking at go kart fans very powerful for there size used on to run my heater before I got rid of it altogether 

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That's very neat Andy. Nice mod.

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How do yous get on with no heater, found it a nightmare! Hated it, so had to go for a second mod, it was on a manta b with a redtop, dissy! Adapted original heater box to accommodate dissy, had to fit internal manta vent hoses to get a direct feed to matrix, sorted, It wasnt for heat, it was to keep window from misting, 

New problem with a different manta b, too much heat going to floor, seriously its a flipflop job on hot summer days, good selling point to a lady, you will never get cold feet, maybe the matrix needs flushed, or the direction vent is astray, all i know its damn hot

Any way, no mater what i tried, i needed vented hottish air going to inside of windscreen, how do yous run a car without this, also hoe do stripped engine bays run without one? Must be a nightmare!

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On 01/07/2018 at 22:33, mantaray said:

That's very neat Andy. Nice mod.

Thanks. Made it so much nicer to drive when hot and in traffic :-)

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On 02/07/2018 at 23:06, 611 said:

Thanks. Made it so much nicer to drive when hot and in traffic :-)

I have copied your idea! 

Will be testing it out Friday on my outing down to Exeter.

can I ask where you got the new rubber seal from.

 

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Great, let me know how it goes.

I got it from ebay and i think it was from something like a MG metro. Something like this link

I just measured the old one and had a google round and found it on eBay. Or a rummage about at the old sxcrap yard (if you have pone near you that still lets you look at cars!) and you should find something.

 

Andy

 

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