Autoscum101 Posted March 26, 2009 Share Posted March 26, 2009 Hello ladies and gents, due to one thing and another (mainly money issues and university) the Manta had to take a back seat for a while. I gave up on it rather abruptly last summer after my newly rebuilt engine was ruined by a broken timing chain tensioner. For those of you who remember, by last year this car had driven me completely insane and i'd completely had enough. Four years of difficult restoration and nothing to show for it. But i'm going to begin work again soon after a long break - I feel fresh and ready. This time there is no messing around. I'm rebuilding the top end of the engine and getting it running, then i'll attempt a few ideas I have to sort out this long standing problem with the fuel injection. The only parts possibly left to replace are the inlet plenum casting and the wiring loom, of which I have both spare. If it doesn't work after that i'll be going to plan B, a 2.5 V6 engine from an Omega (which was always my long term plan anyway). The freshly tuned CIH lump will go in my Firenza, which has benefited from my attention in the last 6 months in place of the Manta. Sorry for being such a mushy git last time I was here, the car just really got to me ya know! I probably came across as a bit of a nutcase to some people Cheers you lot, hopefully some of you remember me! Hope everyone is doing well, and your Mantas are in good order! Tom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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