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  3. I could f**king kick myself if my legs were long enough. new housing came yesterday. Got my engineering mate lined up to drill and tap it to m14 x 1.5. Great. I’m going to need a new thermostat too, pretty sure I’ve seen one somewhere. So I go routing through the box of spare parts…. Nothing. Through the glovebox and back seats…. Nothing. Look in an old bag in the boot and what jumps out at me? 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 52 quid lighter for ordering one of these off eBay!!!! @mantasrme if you need any more give me a shout first, I’ll sell you one a bit cheaper 🤯🤣🤣
  4. Prob a bounce back loan situation 💁🤦‍♂️😬😮😂😂
  5. ......Thankfully by a stroke of luck they were working on an Alfa twin cam head and it turned out the bronze guides for this were perfect to use in the Frontera head .... Interesting info David, do you know which model Alfa, may be part number? Did they re use your valves, caps and collets? OMEX info https://www.facebook.com/pg/omextechnology/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0 Check out the 640 BHP 2.0 Corsa!!! https://www.facebook.com/pg/omextechnology/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
  6. Didn't realise they had to be honest. The problem is a lot of these small companies must find it hard to exist with the rising cost of everything. I had the Webcon Alpha before and then they closed the engine management side of things, with zero help! and not many dealers that could help out as they kept it all controlled by them. I would hope that there would be some sort of help still available and maybe some dealers that can still help. You just have to choose what is best at the time and hope these days. Andy
  7. yes mate well im assuming its sold he put a deposit in the bank but it that way dannys car should sell easily mate
  8. Thats great news adrian both for you and me in my selling dannys car capacity lol
  9. Hi carl yes it sold last night for the asking price a guy from norfolk rang me up wanting to know more about it told him everything i could sent loads of pics and he said he would have it he was always wanting a exclusive coupe just would of him rather come to look but i dont think he will be disapointed as its a lovely car
  10. Are you happy, since Omex ceased trading, the new people provide the same support as before?
  11. Omex is the way to go. Great support and Its also good that you don't have to use their "Specific" sensors and stuff as i used some of the stuff i already had from the Webcon setup which saved me few quid and Troy at Northampton motorsport knows the system well and set mine up and even dialled in remotely when i first got it running to check and adjust a few settings. It might be a little bit more expensive than some systems but as you say, save yourself the pain 🙂 Mine is so much better on throttle bodies than it ever would be on the twin carbs. Andy
  12. Ems

    Manta clutch

    I've sent the flywheel, bolts and all the clutch components to him. The cover plate must have been wrong as well as they said the fork had been hitting it.
  13. I’ve had a master with seals built up wrong before, worth checking
  14. rutts

    Manta clutch

    16v flat flywheel cover. I just had a 230mm plate made by c+g to fit a getrag 240. With a small 215mm Gte size hub with six load springs . £120 think the turbo plate is 228mm. Talk to mick he will sort you out great service every time I have used them.
  15. Even though I have a MS2 setup on the bench, for my 2,4 (CIH16) build I am going with Omex. They are well supported and the feedback from all the FB groups I am in do rave about the excellent remote support they offer,so we’ll worth the investment. ‘Would be wise to forgo the headaches of that Motronic and go Omex. You could even use std Manifold without the AFM if you wish as intermediate stage, otherwise Jenvey . I will be going with the Webber Look bodies, so it looks like carbs but get all the benefits of the full map.
  16. Sorry i cant see you imaged as i didn't renew my membership as spent it on the insurance valuation as the club don't offer one!! Here is a different sump option as i didn't want to drill the block, works great. https://www.theopelproject.com/dipstick-alternative-option/ Im running Webcon throttle bodies (a bit expensive but i had them already) and the Omex 600 ECU i can highly recommend the Omex as easy to install as you can buy the bar loom quite cheap and the support is excellent, and i have a 2,4 map i could share!! I have a blog with loads of info on it www.theopelproject.com which might help with a few ideas. And can get any part numbers for things i have ordered if you let me know what it is. i have tried to add them to the blog but sometime i forget! Andy
  17. Cheers Roger, Good luck with your project too! I've heard about using Jenvey's before but know nothing about the details. What do you use for engine management with that set up? Re the sump options, yeah I considered using an OE tin sump too. It's certainly a lot lighter than the Frontera one I modified previously. Of course you'd have to drill out the block for the dipstick tube if it's like my 2.4 block. I like the idea of an ali sump though and hopefully will get some useful extra capacity with the customer made bowl, plus the rubber gasket setup seals better than cork. I'm also planning to fit a Fumoto drain valve - been using them for years on my SAAB's.
  18. Just done mine, epoxy resin and let it settle for a few days. Used these seals https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175011314848?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=n6e0DsRfTO2&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=1oAQMJSaQsq&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY These replacement hinge pins and fixings https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352318273346?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=PpEWDwv3QHG&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=1oAQMJSaQsq&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Edelschiede hinges but seem to be out of stock? https://www.edelschmiede.com/shop/navi.php?a=1528&lang=eng
  19. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202280716874?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=PpEWDwv3QHG&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=EzFkRTiTQ2G&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Reprotec do new replacement rear quarter glass hinges and new rubber’s, these usually come in at roughly £28 - £30 don’t know what’s happening to the price in the add though? I have bought and fitted a set about 3 years ago and they work well.
  20. Superglue will last a while, you will just need to keep redoing it. Tiger seal woukd not gave worked. Getting it out and about already, awesome 👍😎
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  22. Interested in following this, as have C24NE to rebuild myself. WRT the sump I was going to use the sump from my 2.0cih, and re-instate the dipstick tube in the block as per the 2.0. For injection I’m planning on using Jenvey throttle bodies. They do a DCOE replacement that is only 90mm long vs 118mm of a DCOE. This combined with a “short” twin DCOE manifold should give enough clearance on the master cylinder, but I will need to relocate the reservoir Good Luck
  23. Thanks for the input Andy. Would deffo be interested in any part numbers you have. I have plenty to share too. I shall be using the original 2.4 rocker cover with rubber gasket and the Frontera sump, which also has a rubber gasket. The original sump bowl will be removed and a custom bowl made up and fitted, a bit like on this sump...... Shame I haven't got the rest of that engine 😆😍 What injection/engine management are you running btw?
  24. Did a 2.4 rebuild for mine but my route was a fair bit different from yours so not sure if i can offer much advice, but one thing i would say is use the rubber sump (not sure if its the same when using the Frontera sump?) and rocker gasket rather than the cork as the rubber ones seal great. Depending on what rocker cover you are using it might need a small mod, im using the GT cover. Will see if i can look out part numbers if your interested. Andy
  25. Evening folks, It’s sure been a while since I posted on here but I've finally managed to starting the rebuild of the C24NE lump in readiness for dropping into the Coupe. I originally put it in the GTE hatch in the 1990’s but never got it running right. I'm hoping to complete this by next spring/summer, maybe in time for the VBOA rally, so will be posting updates on here, as and when I make decent progress. Of course it would be great to hear from others who've done the same or a similar conversion (I know of one or two who have 😉 ) First point....... starting a project like this last year during a pandemic was not great timing on my part! The order of work is roughly: 1. Strip down engine, check for wear and fix any issues. 2. Clean up exterior and repaint head and block. 3. Rebuild engine. 4. Modify Frontera alloy sump with custom sump bowl. 5. Clean up ancills. 6. Fit engine. 7. Fit stainless exhaust originally from hatch, after centre box mods. 8. Temporarily install original Frontera inlet manifold (can’t close bonnet with this in place). 9. Install Omega Motronic M1,5 ECU, AFM and loom. 10. Fit new fuel pump. The intention is to use a pump that will connect using banjo fittings. 11. Replace perishable rubber hose in the system with nylon fuel line. 12. Get engine running. 13. Modify straight 6 inlet manifold by cutting down to fit 2.4 head and fitting 2.6 dual ram throttle body, ensuring it fits under bonnet correctly. (I had clearance issues with the first attempt at both the sump and manifold in the hatch!) 14. Tune engine / remap ECU So far it’s taken months to get to the point of just refurbing the cylinder head which needed new valve guides. The machine shop I used planned to fit phosphor bronze inserts and ream them out, but couldn’t track down the right size reamer. Thankfully by a stroke of luck they were working on an Alfa twin cam head and it turned out the bronze guides for this were perfect to use in the Frontera head …… problem solved. The next task was to sort out the block. Unfortunately I left the engine sat around for 6 years with the old anti freeze and oil in it, so there was some corrosion staining in the bores and the waterways were all gunged up with rust. Thanks to Paul Newport for suggesting using citric acid to clean out the waterways. It looks a fair bit better now after a good derust inside and out. I’ve also following GoinManta’s advice on Youtube and replaced the small core plugs at the end of the main oil gallery with a screw in plug (M16x1.5). The block has now been taken back to the local machine shop. They previously checked it for wear etc, the upshot being that the bores just need a re-hone, so new piston rings, and the top of the block needs a reface. They’ve assured me that the tiny amount they remove from the block for the reface, 2 to 4 thou. won’t cause any clearance issues. They’re also going to polish the crank bearings in readiness for new bearing shells. Meanwhile I’ll be looking for gaskets etc ready for the engine rebuild. One thing I’m not sure on is engine core plugs. Stainless steel sounds a good idea in theory but maybe sticking with OE plated mild steel would be advisable. Anyone have experience with stainless plugs? Once the engine is fully rebuilt, it’ll be on to the other things on the list before getting it running…….. Then at some point I’ll have to tackle the Motronic remap ….eeeek! I’m looking at going down the Tuner Pro route. Again if anyone has experience of this, I’d be pleased to hear from them. Cheers for now David
  26. I am having trouble with clips/hinges for the rear windows on my coupe,they are supposed to be glued to the glass,any alternatives or which glue is best ? it would help if the clips actually held the glass in place but as they are single sided they are useless.I also have a problem with the alternator I fitted as it is about a quarter of an inch too far forward,is there any adjustment on the engine mounted bracket at all ? I got some Tiger seal from a friend and it had not been opoened,it was off,rock hard so I had bought some Gorilla superglue last week which has two tubes,stuck straight away so I had both windows on a workbench for a couple of hours then put them on the back seat as I had to put the Manta in the garage,this morning I checked and all seemed ok so I fitted the windows,Seem ok so far. My alternator belt is not running true on the new alternator so I removed it plus the alloy bracket which I put in the vice and using a round file I elongated the holes to enable the bracket to be moved back a bit,seems a lot better.I had to fit a battery on Saturday as I was driving to Otterburn for a big stage rally where I was servicing for a friend with a Mini.I covered nearly 80 miles and the car went really well,I popped down to a local fabricator this morning who made me some spotlamp brackets while I waited.Been busy.
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