Beaker Posted May 5, 2011 Share Posted May 5, 2011 I have had a back axle for an Opel Manta A series sitting in my back yard for quite a while. I was keeping it in reserve for a stillborn project and the time has come to move it on. Here is a quick run down: The Good Bits It is from a Manta A series 1900 Automatic, this means it will have the longer 3.44 : 1 gear ratios. The doner car had covered under 100,000 miles and the automatic transmission reduces the normal shock loading. Unlike the more common Opel Manta B series, the Opel Manta A series has a narrower track. This makes it much better for converting Opel Kadett C series and Vauxhall Chevettes without having to install huge wheel arches. I removed the half shafts and they have been stored in a dry room indoors. The Bad Bits There is a lot of rust in the spring cups and they will need to be replaced. The brake back plate is missing one one side, and there are no brake drums fitted. The unit has stood outside for some years, so a good blasting and repaint is definately overdue. You should probably replace as many bearings as possible before use. It is a very large item to send by courier, so I would recommend collection from London. If it will fit in my car I can deliver it to you for the cost of fuel. Bear in mind though that this will be around 15 pence per mile. Anywhere around the North of England will be a 500 mile round trip. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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