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Weekend in the Belgian Ardennes with the GSI


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Last weekend me and my wife visited the Belgian Ardennes, the weather looked fine so we did this with the Manta.  The car had a rebuild but cause of Corona the overhauled engine had no possibility to make miles. Some pics:

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Next morning checking the engine, looking for leaks etc.:

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This pic shows why I need to fit those mudflaps again, so Ian you know why:

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We had a nice "Morantic" walk in the neighbourhood the same morning but in the afternoon we took the Manta out, some pics:

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The Ardennes have a second world war past: A turret of a Sherman Firefly tank:

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When we arrived at our location we took some time for an apéritif, what do you need more?

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Sunday we took the Manta for another tour, we drove also to the village "La Gleize" where we visited the museum and ofcourse the "KingTiger":

Look at the difference of size between the "Tiger" and the Manta:

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The tank commander said "Ich solte meine Königstiger neben die schöne Manta parken" The "KingTiger" weights the same as 65 Manta's.

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When we arrived at home the Manta has got 1200km, so I need to torque the head again. The car did fine, noticed when I had the official speed of 120 km/h the tacho gave almost 140 km/h so I need to check the plastic drive wheel in the gearbox...

Stay safe & healthy,

Herman

 

 

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Thanks Ian, we 'v got to do this more. When the pandemic is passed we can again visit our neighbour-countries.

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I’ve visited that museum with the King tiger outside before. Probably about 15/16 years ago. Lovely view and town is nice too. Manta looking great too! 

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