xecoupe Posted August 16, 2010 Share Posted August 16, 2010 Hi all, I have had a manta berlinetta coupe for a couple of years now and have had a lot of work done like welding, electrics, body work and recently the engine but have had the wrong people looking at it and carrying out the work........ until now! I drove 180 miles to ( Suffolk county mantas) to meet up with Simon Peckham on sunday morning, for those you who know him will know he is a really nice down to earth guy and the quality of his work is amazing. I just wish I had more money to put into the project . I nearly made it all the way to him, I think I was a few miles short when oil started spraying out followed by smoke and panic. Am glad I left home at 5.30 in the morning now to beat the traffic, but we got to his workshop in the end and this is where the real work will be carried out. I am getting some serious brakes, shocks and my 2.0 xe engine given a new life with throttle bodies. He also lent me his car for a few weeks while I sort something out which to me is a really great gesture ( thank you again mate) And as I was leaving Bury st Edmunds I went to fill up, putting £20 in the tank I was told I had an old note and could not use it, luckily I scraped the money together and drove the whole way home keeping it under 70 mph just to make it back. so it was a crazy day but so very much worth it. will write again soon when there is more progress and also post some photos along with it. take care all Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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