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  1. Back on the manta, lost interest in it for a bit ,was even thinking of selling it but the wife said not a chance,so done some cleaning and painting Its very clean underside of the rear ,lubricant the brake shoes ( brake shoes to back plate) adjusted the the shoes probably A few more goodies to get fitted over time ( if l don’t lose interest) The rear road springs are slightly bigger which may clearer the top of the driveway and not catch the exhaust. Not much room to work on the rear sides of it Photos of the N/S before, photos of the O/S clean and painted
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  2. The springs that come of are progressive springs, and the manta is seating very low. Hopefully it will not be to high as l do need to de higher as the exhaust nearly gets ripped of when getting of the driveway (not that is got of the driveway as yet) Did not start it for 6/7 weeks,turned over slowly and started and run 100%
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  3. Many thanks, contact made, switch purchased. πŸ€“
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  4. I can't find the adrema plate, there is nothing behind the headlamp. I have found another type plate, but I dont know if you mean that one, because there is no LY3 on it. Here are some pictures 😁
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  5. Those rear springs look wrong for GTE. Bet they jack the rear up past original height, rem GTE is lower than std from factory. Seen way too many cars had spring replaced lately looking like a highlux πŸ˜‚
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  6. As above already mentioned; 20E was available from '77. So David, it can also be possible you'v got a Manta E. Is a normal Manta (Berlinetta/luxus...) with the 110 hp engine. Was available in those models and didn't need to be a G/TE. Check your adrema-plate, thats the ID plate you will find on the drivers side behind the headlamp under the hood, same colour as the car. You must find the code LY3 somewhere , means 2.0E engine. The 1345kg is the max weight of the car with load. If you take a picture of the adrema plate I can figure out what original was, lot of info on it.
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  7. Well it's been over a year since I started the repair on the spoiler fins problem 1 the replacement frames tho exactly same dimensions as old ones will not fit back in the spoiler so will have to remove more foam thus losing the alignment will have to fit the frames while fitted to the car using the rear spoiler to line up. Problem 2 boot will never sit where it should due to the badly damaged n/s hinge but thanks to Vince have got a replacement in fantastic condition. Problem 3 main rear spoiler bulging badly at fixing points so will stop the boot closing or push the fins out creating a horrible gap this one I'm really not looking forward to doing have been wire brushing and spraying with aerokroil so far three of the nuts are moving so if I can get away not shearing any of these off and the fixings are not too rotten will just dig out enough foam to get the bulges out treat the rust,paint and refill with tiger seal....well that's the plan. Will update before next December ...maybe .
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  8. Hi I’m after the two speed fan switch from a Manta B. My fan only works on the high speed.
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  9. Are you on FB? Try Ally Mac as I am sure he was selling BNIB. Great guy to deal with btw. https://www.facebook.com/alymac2610
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  11. Okay thanks, all the indications seem to tell that mine is an original GTE 😁 But arent there injection engines in standard (not GTE) models? Or do only GTE’s have injection? Because im sure that mine is original 2.0E, is has 110 hp on the German registration. I can post some pictures later on the day. The manta will get fully sandblasted at the beginning of next week, im really looking forward. I thought from july/August 1977 (so model year 1978) can also have 2.0E
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  12. The blue and whites growing on me buddy too 🀣 away till Feb so work will start again Feb,willwoods front and rear disc conversion to do with a few snagging jobs on the kit and finishing off then off to the bodyshop. Now thinking forward to engine conversions πŸ™„ o and a decent lsd
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  13. Hi David, welcome over here. I am from the Flemish side of Belgium, near Antwerp. Am also a member of the Dutch Manta Club. So as Vince wrote above the air filter brackets are an indication, but when you look under the car behind the rear axle a G/TE you will find the fuel pump: This fuel pump with filter etc. is bolted with rubber silencers on a triangel plate, welded on the chassis rail. Remember my first Manta was a carburator one and it didn't had that. Also those older G/TE's had no Recaro's. The loom (Bedrading) of the injection goes into the interieur on the right side of the car just above the right chassis rail through the bulkhead, so this hole is about 4-5cm dia. and clean stamped. I made this hole myself on my first Manta so it was not so clean. Can be an indication... The fuel lines are made of metal but under the chassis (where the pass. seat is bolted) is a flexible part. Those metal fuel lines enter the engine bay also on the right side and from there they are also rubber lines. A 1977 model has got grey injectors, the later B2's got yellow ones. But most important: We all like pictures so show us your car!
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