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  1. hopefully its in the pipeline for several panels to be remade
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  2. Thanks for highlighting this problem / links where to find more info. First time I've herd about, this oil tube falling out problem. Anyone else come across this before? My standard 1.8ltr Manta 5 speed gearbox , has not been fitted in the car yet, so my be worth me securing this tube in place. Looks like it is possible to drill, tap a small M4 thread and insert the securing bolt, without taking the gearbox apart?
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  3. Hi Wayne, I'm truly sorry to hear this. Family must always come first though, above absolutely everything. Fingers crossed, things work themselves out for you soon and you can find a way to keep the car you searched so long for. All the best matey
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  4. ok, got some pics for you. The pics that manta mal has (the German ones) are with the back end of the box with all internals removed as the pipe locates (looking into the box with the shifter on top) to the left and right into the casing. So you might have fun relocating the pipe with the box complete and just the front casing off. I have loaded a whole lot of pics on my blog as i have the back part of a box as a spare. Its quite hard to see from the pics as its hard to photograph, i used a torch so hopefully you get the idea. http://www.theopelproject.com/?p=1779 Its quite easy to strip the box down, had mine apart a few times and the only hard bit is when you locate the bell housing back on its a real fiddle to locate the 3 selector shafts (top right) back into the box locations and helps if there are 2 of you and you just take your time, dont force it and jiggle them back in. You can see the holes they locate in from this pic (top left on the view as you look in. if you need some more pics let me know as i might be able to remove the gears and get a better look at it from inside. Andy
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  5. From the same source as Chris Burt's silver Manta. This one needs a bit more TLC however: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1978-Opel-Ascona-B-2-0SR-Berlina-2-owner-project-with-V5/273898764137?hash=item3fc5a37769:g:BDgAAOSwtuFdDODr
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  6. Awesome find! Can they remake the pressings from these then?
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  7. ....and give the car a good wipe down with tack cloths before starting, then your good to go, looking forward to see the end result Ian.
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  8. Just to add to Iains advice above, before masking go around the whole car, every joint, seal etc and blow out with an air line. What i always do as well is blow the floor of the garage out after i've swepted it, make sure this is done the day before you paint, then wet it before you lay on the first coat (making sure not to splash any on the car)!
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  9. With the wet sanding of the primer coat just make sure the car is bone dry before top coat, if we have a really hot day leave it outside to bake in the sun for a few hours or if not thoroughly run over the car with a heat gun before progressing, the last thing you want after all your work is microblisters under the paint a few months after finishing.
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  10. In 1980, Vauxhall designers built a one-off prototype special Cavalier Sportshatch in metallic silver, hence the name "Silver Aero". The car made its public debut in October 1980 at the NEC Motor Show on the Vauxhall stand. The idea of the Silver Aero project was to offer existing Sportshatch owners / buyers the chance to upgrade their cars to Silver Aero spec in three phases. Phase 1 This was a sports interior. there were a pair of black leather Recaro seats with electrically controlled backrest cushions and lumbar supports. Grey carpeting with
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