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  3. I started mine in 2005 and still not finished yet. I did have it on the road for 6 months, but with braking issues, small niggly jobs and health/wealth issues it has been very slow progress the last 6 years. At least you are going in the right direction and looking very good at this stage. GLWT Build, and that lottery win. 😉
  4. Something for the club to purchase? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1974-76-GENUINE-PAINT-SWATCHES-OPEL-OPEL-MANTA-KADETT-MANTA-MK1-SR/293361697928?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df3bb9c8c9c5e469e932aa04f0a56d08f%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D153180860032%26itm%3D293361697928%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Af96dd4be-1dd7-11ea-8be9-74dbd18004f3%7Cparentrq%3A008f82a516f0a9cce02c3ac7ffb8bfda%7Ciid%3A1
  5. Hi david the main reason for the ramp is for car storage 😀 so i can lift one and stick another under it 😂 can't do that with a scissor lift. I've actually been looking into a single post 2.5t so should lift a manta with ease and saves me some space. My roof height is 9ft so shouldn't be to bad, and I could always adjust the roof slightly above where the ramp is going if I find it difficult to work under, as there's plenty of space up in the attic area 😊
  6. Yeah I know exactly what you mean!
  7. 👍🏻It’s gonna be slow progress tho 😆unless the lotto comes up
  8. certainly looking forward to the progression of this project
  9. Looking great, gonna be a stunning car!
  10. Have added a contact link as I can't add to a PM.
  11. Nice and solid looking for the money!!
  12. So in English that's a "scissor lift" I'v got. I'm pleased with it. As David wrote you can move it on retracteble small wheels and yet the lift is standing against a wall cause I putted an engine in a car. I lifted that "scissor lift" with an electrical hoist that runs with a trolley on a metal beam. Maybe an idea for your garage Andy, now your garage is still empty. The trolley gives you the possibility to move the engine left/right and when I lower the engine (with gearbox sometimes) I push the car on its place.
  13. Not a coupe but this is up for grabs on Facebook.
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  15. Andy, garage looks the part, yeh i know the want to just get it finished.I was two months every evening breaking 200 blocks by sledge, and moving two 8 wheeler tripper loads of wacking stone in place, i could walk on my arms by the end of it. Good examp!e of a lift too, and could be wall hung when not needed.
  16. Hi after 3.89 cwp and 4.22 cwp wanted
  17. I've got one of these scissor lifts in my workshop. It can be moved around when not in use and is very handy for doing nearly anything on a car. Only issue is it blocks the floor under the middle so no access for gearbox or exhaust. But i made 4 tall wheel stands so i can drop it onto those to be sat on its suspension up in the air so i can get bellow it. Its great for access to the sills/ or inside while still in the air Might be another option as i would think a 2 post ramp in a small(ish) grage would get in the way a lot around the car and it doesn't look like you'd be able to use its full lift height with the roof. You can also pull the ramp outside and use it there if the floor is fairly level.
  18. I saw LHD and my excitement level quickly elevated then I saw the price and rapidly lost interest. It is a cracking looking car, it would turn a lot of heads here in Calgary.
  19. Looks very smart! https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1184105
  20. It looks so much smaller now that I've painted it all and panel out the roof. 🤔 I have a couple of other units too Herman, and 2x 45ft HGV trailer and the back half of my office too. There never seems to be enough room, no matter how much storage you have 😂 I really could have done with the concrete being grind down to a smooth finish, but the damn thing has taken sooooo long and been stressful so just want it finished now.
  21. Forgot this: The bearing of the second gear-shaft is also something that can fall of, when you lower the gears into the house fit first this bearing in the house so the conical shaft will easy slide into the bearing.
  22. just be patient when putting it back together as those three main shafts can be a little bit of a fiddle to locate back into the casing. It should just drop back on once all located, no need to force it. If you can get a spare pair of hands when putting it back together it will be a great help, but did mine on my own!
  23. inferior rubber most likely i would say. most of the original rubber parts that gm used is very high quality and seems to last . pretty much everything except anti roll bar post rubbers,side window ledge seals and underbonnet insulation. id say,put a std but genuine gm rubber housing on ,maybee reinforce it if you want it a little firmer and your good to go. another gearbox rear seal whilst its off. propshaft should already be balanced unless its bent ,lost its balancing weight,or un equaly painted !.and like you say check joints for wear (unusual) and just make sure its postioned cleanly and squarely into the flange recess ( ie the wire bridging strips between cups are straight and not trapped behind one cup .this can definately induce a small but noticeable vibration.
  24. http://chomikuj.pl/baranek110/bmw/rozne/SAABBMW_adapter_1,5660802389.pdf I think the bmw box option is a good choice, but I don’t know dimensions. However I won’t be tweaking the power on this coupe, but I will build a big output b234 fir the black coupe. Seems 350bhp is very easy to achieve. Stock pistons, rods and crank are all forged 👍 b235 is only good fir around 300 as the internals are a bit different (same crank though) I currently have a b234 with t25 turbo (Trionic 5 management, out of 9000) and B235 with T25 turbo. (Have T7 , But it’s a bit of a pain to use stand aloneness)
  25. mine neither. but then they are used all year round mostly anyway. pretty much never been garaged in 40 years and sometimes this is better anyway as you get a good airflow around them. in spring they get a full pressure wash underneath and any bits attended to as and if needed
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