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Here is my exclusive coupe. I've owned for just over a year now.

http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee126/bnredgate/(pictures from the original advert when i bought the car)

I'm hopefully going to get the Carlton 2.2 CIH with injection system fitted soon along with a SPAX suspension kit which i've bought in the last few months.

I'm still debating about the wheels? probably going to fit the original style ronal wheels & red decals on the body work.

Or maybe get some 17" wheels, something like a BK299 wheel, with the anthracite finish? http://www.bkracing.co.uk/aspbite/alloy-wh...-wheel.asp?ID=1& leave the decals off.

Any suggestions?

Cheers Ben, OMOC 6011.

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I think the wheels your looking at are quite smart and would suit the car better. Thats in my opinion.

Nice looking Exclusive [8D] I wish mine was like that[V]

Rob

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(Nr, Inverness)

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pretty sure those wheels are what Clive had on his V8. look good on a Manta

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Yes they are the same wheels Clive had on his V8. I sent him a e-mail about them a few months ago! I've just been working on the house & me poor Manta has been a bit neglected. She'll get the TLC she deserves soon.

I bought the manta of Mark Greening in Sept 06, i don't know who owened the car before him. Maybe mentioning Mark's name might jog someones memory.

Ben, OMOC 6011

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4UCKING WHAT, CHEEKY FECKING BAST, I SPENT THE BEST PART OF MY LIFE REBUILDING THAT CAR FROM A PIECE O' ROTTING ford sierraE NO-ONE ELSE HAS REAR ROUND REAR LIGHTS LIKE THAT, TOOK ME FECKING MONTHS TO MAKE ALL STEEL FULL WIDTH REAR PANEL AND 4 ROUND LED RINGS THAT SURROUND THE BRAKE LIGHTS.

FUME SEETH MORE FUMING AND LOADS MORE SEETHING

Then i fitted this

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errrr............. Clive, not sure he means your car lol!

read the post on up.

If what I say can be taken in 2 ways and one of those ways get you angry....I meant it the other way

e-mail : mark_gunning@yahoo.co.uk

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I think he's talking about my Manta Clive.

I'll have to look at the speakers, I don't recall them being much bigger than 17cm?

I sure it's got the twin piston caliper & solid disks off the earlier Manta B. I'll have to check & make sure.

Thinking back, Mark bought those wheels off another OMOC member. I remember him telling me the Manta they were originaly on, won car of the show! Don't know which show or which year though?

Cheers, Ben.

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quote:Originally posted by OB1

Here is my exclusive coupe. I've owned for just over a year now.

http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee126/bnredgate/(pictures from the original advert when i bought the car)

I'm hopefully going to get the Carlton 2.2 CIH with injection system fitted soon along with a SPAX suspension kit which i've bought in the last few months.

I'm still debating about the wheels? probably going to fit the original style ronal wheels & red decals on the body work.

Or maybe get some 17" wheels, something like a BK299 wheel, with the anthracite finish? http://www.bkracing.co.uk/aspbite/alloy-wh...-wheel.asp?ID=1& leave the decals off.

Any suggestions?

Cheers Ben, OMOC 6011.


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why not a 2.4 hmmm ? [:D] Keep the 2.2 though as well though. You'll want that too.

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I bought the 2.2 + the injection system out of the same carlton from Roy Fellingham. Which was runnig rather sweet!![:)]

My car does run with the original 2.0 but I've been suffering with oil pressure problems & i just want a quick fix to get it to run properly.

The intention is to rebuild the 2.0 bottom end to 2.4+ spec with a 2.4 Head + fast road cam, as i'm looking for a big hike in porformance[:D].

But at the moment i do not have the time (& the Money) or the knowlege of CIH engines to do this.

So for the moment i'm playing it safe[;)]!!

Cheers, Ben.

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paulmanta will tell you to use the 2.2 fuel rail on a 2.4 and with some other bits 'n' bobs you'll be looking at 170bhp (IIRC).

If I get another manta that's what I'd hope to do.

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Pete, thanks for the info. I have had some advise off Paul in the past. I'll have to drop him a e-mail about what is involved to get 170BHP. As thats the kind of power i would like to achive in the future.

Neil, It does have vented discs on the front! So i'm guessing it does have Carlton Discs/calipers. Or can vented discs be fitted with Manta B twin piston calipers?

As for the speakers they are 17cm.

I know Mark had my Manta resprayed about 5 years ago, I'll send him a e-mail to see if he remembers the name of the last owner.

Cheers, Ben.

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Not much progress since my first posting apart from fitting the new BK299 rims in anthracite.

When i got them & opened the packaging i really didn't like them, I thought they were very battle ship grey![:(]

But once i fitted them, i changed my mind, I think they look good.[:)]

When i finally fit the Spax kit, I think it will make a big difference to the look.[:D]

http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee126/b...e/new%20wheels/

Cheers, Ben.

OMOC 6011.

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Hi Ben,

Thats not Jason Merrys old car but the wheels were off his car, i know Mark well, he bought the wheels off a guy called Rob who owned Jasons old car.

Hope this clears up any confusion.

chrisb

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My Engine swap is finally under way. In the link http://forums.mantaclub.org/vie...=134148#p134148 is a bit of what has been going on the last few days with regard to my clutch problems.

Considering I'm doing the work by myself & I've never done a engine swap before . I don't think i'm doing to bad.

Well lets see when all is finished! Spax suspension kit next!

Cheers,

Ben.

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