399Road Posted May 29, 2011 Share Posted May 29, 2011 Hello, Well it looks like there's another three Mantas on the road in our area since last month's meet. An orange A series and a couple of orange B coupes, one original and one heavily modified. I used to have the phone numbers for a couple of these Manta owners but have tried to ring them and the numbers no longer work. Hopefully they might see details of our meet on here. This last month I've been doing a few bits and pieces to the Ascona again and have ironed out a couple more of the jobs that needed doing. I've had it rolling roaded and everything was good,164 Bhp and 195 Ft/Lbs of torque without adjusting anything! Not bad for an Ecotec/ Poor mans Red top eh? I've modified a spare torque tube crossmember to straighten my propshaft out and I've got a quick rack kit on order from Quaife. This should help me get a better angle with a bit more practice as I can't keep up with about four turns lock to lock and keep ending up on the wrong side of the road ! Darren's Starlet is now Zetec'd with R1 Bike carbs and we're fetching him a spare engine today from Birmingham. You can't have enough spares eh? The car drives loads better now and you can actually set off, out of junctions, in the rain without having to rev it to get it on cam and wheelspin away. it would be interesting to see what the power to weight ratio is like on that car. See you on the 2nd of June maybe? Luke. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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