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  1. Floors now in. Both fronts and one rear and 1/2 a rear on the other side. we had the rear floors in our parts stash and never seen them before. Never will now as they are welded in 🤣 A post on the drivers side fully welded in now. A post to inner wheel arches looked ok but I’ve ordered a pair of replacements made to order from Matt Belshaw. “ let’s have a look at the passenger A post and take off the outer “ said Andrew. oh boy. The inner on that side needs replacing too. scuttle panel needed a small repair so we chose to replace the entire thing and do a small repair on the replacement. Good job we cut the old one off as it was already two pieces and rusty. The passenger a post underneath the scuttle had been repaired by the previous owner with silicone and a pan scrubber 🤣 Some new items ordered too. A full set of poly bushes including the anti roll bar drop link and a coolex 70 mm core aluminium rad with fan and thermostatic switch. The frontera also arrived that’s donating its 40 thousand mile engine and the rest will be turned into bean cans 😃
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  2. New covers available from Greece opel parts.
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  3. no problem, Steve. The cam wheel is genuine, the chain made by Piper cross i think (as i think you will be lucky to genuine now) and i think you might find timing guide hard to get genuine ones as well. once you have you list post on here and we can all see what we have spare and see what genuine stuff people have lying around. a few part numbers here. i think i might have a couple of the seals spare. i will have a dig through my box of spares. http://www.theopelproject.com/?page_id=636 Andy
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  4. Be a little careful if you replace all the chain guides as i had a problem with an aftermarket make of the tensioner being longer than the original which stopped you getting the cam wheel on. Took me ages to work out the issue. I also have a new timing chain if you are looking for one? as bought two different ones to make sure the chain i had wasn't the wrong length and causing the issue. I also have a new cam gear if you are sticking with standard? as got a kit which it was included in and i dont need it as running adjustable on mine. Might have a few more parts like gaskets etc.. if you need them? Just let me know what parts you need and i can have a look and see what i have. Andy Doesn't look much different but enough to stop you getting the cam wheel on!!
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  5. Reluctantly, I have to agree too. I will post a wanted thread and see what comes up. The current housing I bought off of Carl but It didn't look like that when it was fitted and so, as suggested by cam.in.head, there must be some debris in the oil causing the problem. The housing was replaced last year, bought off Carl, vapour cleaned and fitted by my local garage but, as stated above, it didn't look bad at all when fitted. My original gears were re-used but I will now look to replace everything - housing, gears and chain guides. As for the engine running beforehand it all sounded ok. A little 'tappy' up top but, I felt, it lacked a little power. When I bought my first new Manta in 1985, an 1.8s Berlinetta Coupé it was capable of reaching the 120mph + that the dial suggested but my current car struggles to get to 100mph. My mechanic has found the compression is down on two pistons - 90psi instead of 140psi - and he's still looking for any more problems ( hopefully he won't find too many ). Curious - did you find new or use good second hand parts?
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  6. Some of the things he can do flies right over my head. The write up on turning the cam wheel around and redrilling the cam location peg hole to change the amount of degrees on cam timing is truly amazing.
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  7. Thats just the shape they are, cant imagine them being any other shape, seen them made from box section before. They rust because of the hole at the top! Look at the passangers side top plate, just below battery tray, all the water of the roof, windscreen, is directed to the battery tray, out the drain and down this hole, between the inner and outer skin. Both legs have these holes. I always use a grommet found in the door pin to block these holes.
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