SS069 Posted March 7, 2009 Share Posted March 7, 2009 How do folks, this is my newest project, a 1984 Manta GTE V8i with an LT77 5 speed box. The car was initially bought for the running gear for an olf (dare I say it on here) Ford Cortina, but as you do on further inspection I have decided that the car is far too good to destroy........so it's now classed as my latest project. Currently not running - needs fuel pump & air flow meter to get it running - can't wait... The car has been stood/neglected since 1995, the spec of the car is as follows: ENGINE - RV8 Vitesse (stronger block) - 215 BHP @ flywheel - hoping for 200 @ the wheels - rebuilt (not yet run in) engine with a +.20 re-bore making it 3625cc (or there abouts) - new pistons - reground crank - mains shells - new cam shaft & lifters (unknown specification) - how can I find out? - new timing set - new uprated oil pump kit - new rocker shafts - porting & polishing of head - diping & cleaning of all engine components - head/block/plenum/etc.. - new engine gaskets - McCord head gasket - new injection seals - new plugs - new oil (running in) - new heat conttrol switch - Braided Stainless Steel hoses & engine bay pipework GEARBOX - LT77 5 speed manual (refurbished) - hydraulic clutch (light as a feather) - complete new clutch kit BRAKES - twin remote servos off BMW 5 series - Standard Manta GTE master cylinder - Volve 4 post callipers - front - Carlton vented disks - front - remore brake proportining valve - rear brakes std (I think) BODY/GENRAL - standard wheels - tyres - 185/60 x 14 Front & 205/60 x 14 Rear - twin 2.5" stainless exhaust system - spare wheel well had been modified to accept the exhaust - twin headlamp conversion - Manta 400 3 peice rear spoiler - tow bar (it should be a good tow bus with my track XE Viva on the back) Here are a few piccies of the car when I bought it......... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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