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Practical Classics Resto show 2022 NEC


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The OMOC has a stand at the NEC restoration show this weekend and we have some great cars to come and see. We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Manta 400 with one of the best known examples in Manta Rallying history, WIA 9855. 

Here are some photos from set up day today to tempt you.

tickets available at the following link.
 

https://www.necrestorationshow.com/

 

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3 hours ago, 611 said:

Nice, but where is the A series!!!!

Never mind the A series - where’s the engine in the white 400 !

Gutted I can’t make it, never seen a 400 in the flesh. 
 

Not to mention the pork pies there !!

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37 minutes ago, Kevin Abbott said:

10" ronals.......................................... oh my

The white one looks to be a late shell with an early vin plate? What's the story on that car?

Probably as many of the 400 shells, same VIN after the whole thing was wrote off. 

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I’ll put some videos up on the you tube channel when I get home. The Andrews car sounds awesome, (and smells just as good). I’ll try and get some of it when we pack up and break the stand down for your viewing pleasure!

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16 hours ago, Irmscher Man said:

I’ll put some videos up on the you tube channel when I get home. The Andrews car sounds awesome

Thanks Paul👍, stand is looking fantastic. A bit too far to visit from Belgium.

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7 hours ago, H-400 said:

Thanks Paul👍, stand is looking fantastic. A bit too far to visit from Belgium.

You would be welcome anytime Herman. I’m sure we could help out with accommodation if you ever fancy coming over and if you don’t want to drive, the NEC is literally next door to the airport and has excellent rail links too……although, yes it’s a bit far!

 

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On 21/03/2022 at 01:43, Irmscher Man said:

and if you don’t want to drive

Don't want to drive??? Paul it would be a honour to see my "400" on one of those club stands. 

By the way: Is the WIA9855 Andrews the one that blew his engine on Castle Combe 2017? I was over there with my "400" and remember the terrible sight of the swollen engine block 😥.

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3 hours ago, H-400 said:

Don't want to drive??? Paul it would be a honour to see my "400" on one of those club stands. 

By the way: Is the WIA9855 Andrews the one that blew his engine on Castle Combe 2017? I was over there with my "400" and remember the terrible sight of the swollen engine block 😥.

It would be a pleasure to have you and the car over with us Herman - we ought to have a chat about making that happen! 

WIA 9855 has participated on quite a few events over the last few years, including Castle Coombe. I think a certain Mr McRae also had a minor incident on the 2018 Bath Rally involving the removal of O/S/F wing. It was only supposed to be a demonstration rally but you cant take the racer out of these boys cant you!  It is fantastic to see these cars out doing what they should be doing though isn't it, and massive credit to the owner for keeping her going for us all to enjoy the sight, sound and smell of these machines.

You may enjoy this, if you haven't already seen it.

https://youtu.be/DIP_X7xc0XQ

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Nice video, love it people enjoying those old barrels. Cars are made to be driven, sometimes they say I'm mad to take that rare car on the road. 

About that chat: Will PM You.

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On 18/03/2022 at 20:22, Kevin Abbott said:

10" ronals.......................................... oh my

The white one looks to be a late shell with an early vin plate? What's the story on that car?

This car was rallied by the Crookboys, with a rally prep XE engine and frod gearbox. It took part in the Red Kite rallies of Mid Wales and the Cumbria border rally of the same type back then.

It got rolled in2014-15? and the new owner had a thread on here reference straightening out the shell.

 

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3 minutes ago, robah said:

This car was rallied by the Crookboys, with a rally prep XE engine and frod gearbox. It took part in the Red Kite rallies of Mid Wales and the Cumbria border rally of the same type back then.

It got rolled in2014-15? and the new owner had a thread on here reference straightening out the shell.

 

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 Details when they bought it.
      
Period 
Opel Manta 400 Rally car
 
This is a period Opel Manta 400 rally car , which was built with Gerry Johnstone Motorsport in the 80's which in recent years has been fully restored . Has had the engine / box /axle changed to run something more suitable for clubman rallying , but the car could easily put back to original (historic rally) spec at a later date if required.
 
 Very straight clean & tidy Manta 400 rally spec shell , 5 linked , cage through to the front chassis rails , full 400 lightweight body kit . Finished in Dealer Team Opel colours and works copy registration plate !
 
Car is currently fitted with a 2.0 XE 16v engine , with rally cams , vernier wheels , forged pistons , steel big end bolts running on Twin 48's and MBE ign. Twin plate paddle clutch and Ford Quaife s/c c/r gear box , Fully Floating Atlas axle with 4.6 LSD , (original Manta 400 phase two LSD axle available if required inc works AP 4 pot brakes) Bilstein dampers front and rear , anti roll bars , strengthend arms and comp bushes , original works AP 4 pot front brakes and AP 2 pot CP2383 rear brakes , Bias pedal box , hyd hand brake , aeroquip lines ,professionally fully rewired , elec power steering fitted , alloy rad , alloy fuel tank , twin pumps , sump guard , flocked dash etc , in date lightweight seats/belts , full MOT , MSA logbook Ronal wheels , stainless exhaust ...the list goes , please call full details and description . 
 
The condition of this car outstanding and makes this a superb clubman rally car and something different to all the Escorts out there . Needs to be seen to be appreciated !
 
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