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  1. Wow,Haven't updated this for awhile. Haven't done a single thing to her since she was put to sleep for the winter. She started first time of asking today as I need to get her out for an MOT.
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  2. Some members of the forum would only consider selling their vehicles to other fully paid members first, before selling to general public. I notice this on other forums so not just an OMOC thing. With demand for certain marques of vehicles these days sellers have the choice to be picky on who buys their cherished vehicles, doesn't always work but 95% chance of your old vehicle staying on the road. I will always look at giving deals on some spares I have to fully paid up members, as members had done for me. I also got the initial deals on Silicon Hoses by JS Performance done with discount for OMOC members I know I have benefited 100% by being a member for nearly 10 years and have meet some fantastic OMOC forum people with the same enthusiasm for these cars. Like the previous comments mention full membership opens new avenues and deals
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  3. I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to period ICE so I present the Pioneer KE4300 in all its glory. I have a bit of a collection of Sharp and Pioneer entertainment from around 1980 to 1985 so none of my cars will ever want for the correct stereo. Back in the day these units were in the 150 quid price range so we're very expensive bits of kit. Well built and the sound is excellent. You can also se a fader control has been fitted in the correct factory position (again, the dash was already drilled) and topped off with a rear wiper knob with the logo carefully removed to complete the "dealer fitted" look The door speakers are not correct but the cards had already been cut but the shelf speakers have been upgraded with a set of 3.5 Alpine custom fits and refitted in the correct position Finally, I have got a set of blasted arms from Chris T that now have two coats of satin black and are ready to take some new bushes which will get me closer to the MOT station
    2 points
  4. Now I've had my Sports Hatch for a couple of months I thought I should document some of the work that I've done tl it so far. Back in November last year I took a gamble and bid on a 29,000 mile from new Cavalier Sports Hatch that was listed on Ebay. The car was in Northern Ireland and I live in Hampshire, so it wasn't practical to view before buying. After talking to the owner and doing some further research to reassure myself that everything was above board, I paid the money and waited nervously for the car to arrive. It turned up early one morning on the back of a transporter but unfortunately it wouldn't start so we rolled it off the back of the transporter. When I had time to investigate further I put a gallon of fresh petrol in and, although it still didn't run I found that it would start if I poured some petrol directly into the carb. I took the top off the carb and freed off the needle valve and managed to get the car running. It has been dry stored for at least 10 years so I have had to do a few jobs to get the car running properly such as a recored heater matrix, new points and distributor cap and oil and filter change. The car passed the MOT with no problems in December and I have been doing short trips to be sure that it will be reliable. It has become apparent that it suffers from fuel starvation at higher speeds, which is caused by the filter on the fuel pump from getting clogged up. After cleaning this out it runs fine for a few miles before it cuts out again. I have now decided to remove and clean out the tank properly.
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  5. Top work as usual James.
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  6. Went to look at a genuine i200 approx 3 weeks ago, absolutely beautiful motor I did check the vin plate 188 on it and blitz interior but a deal could not be worked out, the seller was a top lad, but I did come away thinking I really want one, they don't make cars like that any more, full of character! Wow she was special!
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  7. Hi Mike, There was a couple of mantas in Inverurie 3 - 4 years ago, 1 chap sold up a really nice 400 project he had started and moved back to Fife, the other car was a monaco blue hatch, it had been advertised on Ebay some years ago maybe 6 , it was around for a while ,I haven't seen it in a good while now. Stonehaven had a couple of guys , again it is gone quite guy went by stark motorsport. There is a green coloured 400 replica up near Banff ,I think it might still be on the go, I think it was for sale at one point. There is a Red 1800 hatch in turriff area. There was Karen in Huntly ,I think she still got her car, coupe she bought down south a few years ago. There used to be a Courtney turbo hatch in a bodyshop along great western road opposite general george.........again haven't seen it for years. The guy that had it was planning on getting it back on the road.............it must be 10 years ago since I seen it. There is the Manta A across on Victoria road in Torry, never met the owner, but the car has been worked on over the past few years, I think its a polish chap that has it. I heard that there may be a hatch being restored in Kintore, but I haven't seen or heard anymore since last year. As you know , there is Mark Balmedie ,myself Newmachar and Jim Montrose Rod also. Guy in Peterhead Paul ,long time ago I met him , think he is still on here. Sharpwood spares had a coupe laying for a while, guy sold it to someone to restore it I believe. Used to be a yellow Cav hatch at Kwik fit Elgin ,a few years ago, its disappeared. more recently, jim sold a 16valve coupe to a guy in banchory, it was back on ebay a few weeks later, I don't think it sold so it might appear on the road this year. Its a bit of a hit and miss up this way to be honest, but you never know what might come out of the woodwork. Hope you get a motor in the future. I ave been working steady on my cars this past few months now that I am able again. Stripped and rebuilding a red top for my 400 R although I got a lot of bits to upgrade my CIH that's in my 400R , so I am keeping my options open at the moment, I fancy twin webbers on whichever engine I go with just for the noise. The v8 is ready fpr test now, so I will get it done soon, I had a steep learning curve with 4 barrel holley ,that I finally got it running , just hoping the emissions will be O.K . Jim s been busy with his coupe as well, might be going for paint soon , now that the welding is finished and the prep is done. Marks motor.............is a long way off just yet. That's about all I can say for up this neck of the woods ,over the past 20 years that I have had mantas . Rgds Gerry
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  8. could be the only factory crated engine in existence http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281926313421?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true
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  9. No way! is that truemind you they were massive money back then,maybe someone did a bulk buy and sold them on for a mint.
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  10. Not being a full Member of this club is like reading a mystery novel but the last page is missing!
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  11. Gearbox is now painted and hoping to get it back in over the weekend Gearbox back in today and pivot set
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  13. You're a Manta enthusiast, dont wait ....join up now! You deserve / have earned it!
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  14. Gearbox is now painted and hoping to get it back in over the weekend
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