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Manta Coupe. Cosworth Engine. Eps, 265, Hartges. Update July 2015

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Thank's Louise.

Considering there are 352 members ( if full membership) = ( 352 x 25 = £8800 per year) I think it's about time the website got a revamp inline with the new mag.

The front page of the OMOC is appalling

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Would be nice to put all the common modification and problem pages in their own section with "how to guides" in another.

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I'd still like to be able to update my old posts.. Is it sorted?

Sooooooo, not much on the Manta done due to the compressor dying again.

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Had to tear the garage apart to get to it and I wasn't looking forward to it..AF192FC7-B7C3-4BE9-912F-6DBD854FCBAF_zps

It took 2 months to source the parts and have them delivered!

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New valve heads ordered from http://www.gfcompressors.co.uk/ at a cost of £30 and I had the head skimmed on both of the heads for £20. Built up and now it works again .

I have 3 cosworth looms now as you won't believe how hard it is to get a good one.

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At £100 a loom I may as well gone and got a bespoke one and I may yet

Breather, the high power cossies have to breathe from both sides of the block and not from the

cover.

£300 later at torques I might have the parts

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Another £100 on teflon braided lines and torques fittings for the fuel rail

Cut the end off the rail

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Smooth and add olive

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Add -AN6 fitting

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Then return fitting and teflon lined braided nylon pipe

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Kidney box deleted and a fitting inserted

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Then a AN10 fitting added

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On the other side the fitting looks wrong

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It all leads up to the bailey breather

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I'm using stainless braided pipe covered in a nylon braid for all the pipes

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Inlet needed a special tool to be made to release the fitting

I will have to have a AN-6 fitting brazed into here onto the inlet

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Header tank polished

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Swirl pot needs some work

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FPR polished but I may put the anodised one on

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PF09 in my hand now so it's an upgrade to a L8 closed loop next for 500bhp

Hartge wheels anyone?

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Big decision to be made........................................

I think I'm going to leave it narrow bodied!

Standard Exclusive trim and bonnet too..

I love cars like Dannys, Petes, Antonios, Gordons....

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I do not know why it has posted twice?

This forum software gets on my tits

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Love it, defiantly good decision to leave the body stock, the exclusive looks real cool. Gonna keep it in white?

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nice update Kev

seen that type of fitting to catch tank on another car thread on a forum and wondered how they did that, so you have just done me a good how too :D

got to say i agree leave it narrow bodied and you can't beat the Standard Exclusive trim

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Looks good if i could see it for the sh**te lying about, get it narrow bodied or whatever will look good with those harte wheels kev

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Last nights work in the garage. Henry the hoover who lives in the pit decided he didn't want to play anymore so he has stripped and rebuilt, now he can clean the pit again.

The computer screens, one got an upgrade and one a downgrade, the 42" plasma was swopped out for a 37" LCD and the 17" LCD swapped out for a 27" LCD. With the dual screen graphics card on pan it gives an effective ( if not slightly ineffective due to resolutions) 64" display and no Image retention worries as the plasma has gone :)

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Yea yea yea I hear, stop messing about with that s==t and do the car! Well to do the car I need to do it in a happy garage and now being able to have manta dvds on one screen and ebay or omoc on the other it makes for a nicer place to be.

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Are you sure thats all your watching late at night in a locked garage ;):D . Keep up the good work

Andy

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Are you sure thats all your watching late at night in a locked garage ;):D . Keep up the good work

Andy

Yes I am that sad!

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He has a fridge but no beer :-) lots off M T cans

Keep up the good work Kev I love coming over to your manta den,

I always come away with goodies Cliff

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Cracking garage / pit you have there mate,

(very jealous)

I'm really missing my old works garage

as i'm back working outside :/

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Little update

Temp boss and ford sender now welded into radiator

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Fuel rail inlet modified with a AN-6 male to male turned down and tigged into it to allow a proper AN -6 connector

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Intercooler may be getting a drain put into the bottom.

Reference pic left to right.... Calibra turbo.. 2WD cossie.... Frontera TD... RS500 cossie

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I STILL CAN'T EDIT MY OLD POSTS.......... HELP :o

Stuart, please can you do something about this, it's been going on far to long, ta

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