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Hi all,

 

I've had my manta for a little while now, but between moving house, changing jobs, buying crappy old motorbikes that break all the time and catching COVID once or twice, I've recently got up to steam with it a little!

First, it came to the new house (on the back of a trailer) so I finally live in the same building as the Manta and can work on it a little more consistently. (Also visible is one of the aforementioned crappy old motorbikes)

 

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Then, a quick painting up of the fuel pump bracketry ready for all the exciting new bits

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Then came some real excitement! The engine started coming apart ready for a thorough cleaning up and some shiny new parts. Admittedly we could've probably got the car running as it was with some new lines, but I figure the whole time I've never actually driven it and it's off the road, I might as well do all the finicky bits that would be a pain to do later down the line, like cam chains, tensioners and valve seals

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Unfortunately the car is not entirely free of the usual manta rust, and somebody has done some shonky repairs on the swan necks in the past, but I'd sooner find out about that while there isn't a pesky 2.0 cih in the way of sorting it out! If anybody knows somebody with the means and skills to sort these swan necks at a reasonable price I'd be very grateful, as I'm far from a fantastic weldist.

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On 08/12/2021 at 19:48, Jessopia74 said:

You might want to think about saving up to get those swan knecks completely replaced. It will cost for sure, but worth getting done right. I would be talking to Andy Abbot tbh.

I agree to get them done properly and at least you know it’s done for good then. 
 

I very much doubt Andy would do them as he only does his own as he’s a very busy person with his business and our own cars.

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