Rick-Manta Posted September 30, 2006 Share Posted September 30, 2006 Rick's V8 Mantaid="red">id="size5"> 1988 Opel Manta Exclusive GTE Coupe Powered by a rolling road tuned 180BHP SD1 3.6litre V8 with jetted twin SU carburettors, twin K&N induction cones and cold air feed pipes, gas flowed heads (i think?!), unrestricted exhaust and manifolds with a balance pipe and loads more engine features which I'm yet to discover! 3-speed SD1 automatic gearbox with GTE propshaft and differential (not a LSD so a bit scary as are the standardish brakes!) Suspension unknown but it's too low for most speedramps and my drive. Parked out on the road tonight, it's just been resprayed so I'm staying awake all night to make sure nobody fu#ks with it! All the exclusive kit plus a fibreglass 400 bonnet, spoiler maybe 400 style, not sure as this is my first coupe! The noise of the engine and fancy exhaust is superb, sounds like a Dodge Charger! Dispite tax and test and the low and proven 59,000 miles there are still plenty of jobs to do, which as they're done, I'll post up here. I'm desparately seeking a garage for the winter as this will strictly be a show car for Billing and any local ones. Very regretfully I am selling my 1.8S Hatchback. Any interested parties please check it out in the 'cars for sale' topic area. Proceeds from the sale will go to the V8 as I'm in a bit of debt having bought it! Photos of the engine bay soon once I've done some cosmetic improvements. Many thanks for reading. id="size3">id="blue"> Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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