MrCarlos Posted January 21, 2006 Share Posted January 21, 2006 Hello All, New member here - Just got all the membership stuff through so I feel entitled to post now! My name is Carl, I live near to Wigan, and this is my car - B623 RWW The car is a 1984 GT/E Coupe in Anthracite, early model with no sunroof with a 20XE16v Astra GTE engine and a pile of other mods. I arrive here after 17 years of Manta (and variants!) ownership as a result of my New Years resolution - DO SOMETHING WITH THE MANTA. I built my current Manta in '96, and ran it until '98 when it went in the garage following an MOT fail - and there it stayed until last week, getting rustier and more scratched by bikes etc. Now the time has come to do something, get it running, get the rust sorted, get it on the road. First move was to join the club - I've been lurking on this forum for months, but this is my first post[8D] Anyway - here's the car as it emerged; Engine bay shots; She needs a whole lot of work - and I'm here for encouragement, inspiration, parts and advice! Mechanically the coil pack / ignition module seems to have packed in - does anyone have a spare lying around I could buy? With that and a new battery the car should run, so long as the engine's survived the long sleep. Body wise there is a lot more to do.........here's some pix; Near side skirt Offside rear arch Rear Valance And then there are some horrors underneath (why it came off the road in the first place) Offside chassis rail Nearside chassis rail Nearside chassis rail underside Nearside chassis rail - section I replaced 10 years ago Looking at things positively - the rest of the underside is solid, I did major repairs when I built the car - new inner/outer wings , new inner/outer sills, new floors, new front valance, repairs around and behind the lights. Pleasingly 10 years on this is all still perfect. The chassis rails forward of the rear engine bay area are solid too.I'm not shy with a welder/grinder - so all these repairs are quite within my ability. I want to do right by the car though, so I'd be very interested in some repair sections for the chassis rails - I think I read on here they would be available before long - one reason I pulled the car out of the garage! I've put so many pix on because there's been nothing I've enjoyed more than ogling other peoples Manta's on here! Here's a few more once I'd cleared the crap off it; So, looking forward to getting to know you all - and if anyone can help with that ignition module & coil I'd be eternally grateful - it'll be a huge boost to hear the thing running again..... Carl  1984 "B" Coupe Red Top 16v - B623RWW Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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