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  1. Bit more done today. Rear end bult up, some sound deadening put down and a quick clean up in the engine bay
    9 points
  2. Usually every year but this was after more than 2 years ago cause of corona. The days before it was raining but on the meeting last Sunday we had a nice sunny day. Not a lot of Manta's, enjoy the pictures: This meeting is always at an official Opel dealer, well organised with breakfast, goody bag and lunchbox while we take the cars out for a tour with roadbook. Rare Bitter 3.9 Grts, Herman
    7 points
  3. Some might have seen the car for sale on FB, or perhaps know some of history. But as I was home from work, so it came up at the right time. And in my mind I purchased it for the right money since these are another very undervalued Opel. I have always liked the Monza GSE but never had the pleasure of owning one, so it adds to my collection of Mantas/Ascona . It’s got some issues and needs some work as they all do. I have already sent the car straight to Adrian Thomas for a shake down and he will be doing all the jobs on this one for me due to time & total lack of experience on this model. Will add pics as I go on, but I don’t intend to do much of a change to it, apart from the wheels 😉
    5 points
  4. Hi I'm Bod (Simon). Bought myself a Manta A a few weeks ago. It got a bit of an identity crisis ad its had some changes in its nearly 50 years of life, Deuxe/S/SR you can take your pick. At this stage I don't know what it's going to end up as either. Anyway. Met a few lovely people at Vauxfest today,so I thought I'd get on here, pay my membership and say hello! Hope to meet some more of you too in the coming months and years. Going to need plenty of advice and parts no doubt. Speak soon, Bod
    5 points
  5. Not sure if anyone gets the weekly email from Haggerty classic car insurance. Theirs a great feature on the Manta, well worth a read. Some interesting comments too.
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  6. Yep, saw the article, worth a read despite some inaccuracies but hey, they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. https://www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/car-profiles/peroxide-blondes-and-mullets-40-years-of-the-opel-manta-b2/ The associated valuations link is too generic as the market would put a late exclusive coupe way higher in value than say a ‘78 1600 GL hatch so it seems this is a rough average for anything with a Manta badge. https://www.hagerty.co.uk/valuation/tool/ but again, it’s a start.
    3 points
  7. hi jess. yes excellent cars and mechanically (engine wise and injection) virtually identical to our 4 cylinder versions. i have a few spares left from my senator days so will have a root around. main issue with these cars is water leaks into the ecu down the side of the footwell due to corrosion( or poor repair to corrosion) of the strut top/ inner wing area. many a car was scrapped due to this. the inner wing is double skinned onto the heavier guage strut top mount area and was a moisture trap. the rusted area was then frequently just welded up as a single layer thinner guage repair with no structural strength.the under area has a heavy guage 'triangular' reinforcement that hold all the weight and gives rigidity, without this the inner wing opened up and rolled the outer wings over creating big gap between bonnet and wing and untimately collapsed. rest of the car has the usual issues to sills and rear inner wing fronts.chassis areas usually ok .can rust on rear chassis by rear spring top mount and lower rear arms corrode by spring seats. nothing a seasoned manta owner will be frightened by thou ! just check repair quality in these areas if its had any .
    2 points
  8. Ice wheels, Ac ones. But will look even better on a set of my custom rims I think 😁😎
    2 points
  9. Agree with the points @Trooker has made. More lineage indeed and bringing the Manta into some more positive focus. 😎
    2 points
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  11. I’d be tempted to use a better material instead of the original. The original material was an obvious poor choice as we all need to replace it! Lol
    2 points
  12. This one is little cheaper https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265855317725?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D241915%26meid%3Dcad9d3c504f646b2a2f6c0e5df0e72ff%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D265548859540%26itm%3D265855317725%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv11WebTrimmedV3MskuWithRevOptLambda90KnnRecallV1&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum%3A265855317725cad9d3c504f646b2a2f6c0e5df0e72ff|enc%3AAQAHAAABEPZqctS1aW2Gn1fMafrLrPa7%2BqLD2Pgo5GTgCDTJgIpBMBHaBHcFvdVGNBWeIytK8U7x8RargP9Bv5VZgW5ZIFMaRdholldZtqVJVTSsmUn3O6AWjiexEfTCOAbjZ4RaNhpSxdGObLp6nXaAqDrf%2FdFzOHKlz17vM%2BZ%2F0V19FwULC8%2BF3noi9vqt28cb9BqhlRQ86ZDpQuE1J5kZ%2FNKbgccboq7z7F5YSXFGV7qiwABD9RypLe%2Fkc%2B%2Fpfo15Wj8lcbzgBbagCNeHeKfM6BAKskDYMHvSW3XqCSGsM4g6CGm8dm6fT28fertbVTYyPBWvL4aTd4rl55r%2FkPMkTGKzIucE21jUh0B0gvG%2FmtmC9OOi|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2047675 Bought a front end, I still have today, as a spare for £40 from local Reading Vauxhall dealer in the 90's, as it was taking up valuable space! also found a n/s Manta rear quarter and boot lid in a skip (left behind 4 or 5 front ends for Chevettes), outside Vauxhall Dealer in Northam, North Devon.
    2 points
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  14. I have gone down the twin 40's route with a pair of Dells. I used a GTE exhaust manifold and a pair of short Opel GT inlet manifolds, so I didnt have to move the servo or master cylinder. The inlets came from OpelGTsourse in the states. I struggled with the throttle linkage on the dells as it was touching the exhaust manifold at full throttle. Although Ive fixed that, Im still not happy with the set up. Even though the short manifolds saves moving the servo I still cant fit filters, so it gets noisy on acceleration lol As you can tell, its still a work in progress.... Sorry they are upside down.....its an iphone thing!😡
    2 points
  15. Easiest path for ignition is go with distributor and amp from a GTE, it’s a standalone Bosch setup and is pretty reliable. Depending what you want to achieve, but if your going for mostly drivability then a pair of Dellorto twin 40s (36mm choke) is very sweet. The Dellorto are a better carb than the Webber for road use, but it’s marginal. The bigger you go with carbs has a drawback, does increase BHP, but it will shift the torque curve upper rev range and not always the best thing for a daily car. Best option possible with ignition would be add TPS (sensor) to Carbs spindle, crank sensor/wheel to front pulley and go with No-Diz setup (fully mapped ignition curves). Also forgot to message you. Sadly Both the 2.4 manifolds I have are cracked underneath, so scrap. Apparently very common on the 2,4 one. 2.0GTE is a good upgrade and larger than the carb version, sorry I don’t have one of those mate.
    2 points
  16. Just done a test on plastic,come out okay,was thinking of using them as a centre cap if l use the 16 inch steel rims
    2 points
  17. Typical, the only person showing interest in one of my old posts is a damn scammer! 😆
    2 points
  18. I see she is soundproof less ! At present. After pricing sound deading, I am trying yoga mats, 8mm thick. Soft foam, water resistant, and chip prices 🍟
    2 points
  19. Maybe worth getting these re made ? I am sure a few on here will take it up
    2 points
  20. That’s great, thanks and exactly why I joined the Club, for advice like this.
    2 points
  21. yes ive used the method many times. idea is if you lift the lid with washers the tilted hinge will then go down further as you close it. sometimes the coupe hinges (being quite long ) were not always perfect even when new.
    2 points
  22. another way to overcome adjustment issues without replacing or bending the hinge is to fit spacers under the hinge bolts (.washers.)but only one one bolt. this will raise or lower the hinge as req and pull it closer when shut. yes it may not look as good but tapered spacers would work and look best if you could make some. the adjustment already provided only moves the lid in or out / makes square.
    2 points
  23. Having the grill section up over the headlights would be a nice panel to be remade...
    1 point
  24. Nice purchase Jess. Always loved the monza. Maybe I’ll have one, one day
    1 point
  25. Nice motor......manual too. Health to Enjoy.
    1 point
  26. Sure, I bet the moulds are long gone sadly. Superglue, mastic and maybe a trip to A&E it is then.
    1 point
  27. Ignoring the price below, I do not recall ever seeing brand new covers for sale on UK ebay, yet they were fitted to numerous CIH engined 4 and 6, cylinder engines including later 2.4 Fronteras..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265772680387?hash=item3de14944c3:g:xU8AAOSwYF5iyR6R&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA8IyyKSL7mxjcGsR9%2BArpECuyB9lAyAnu8Y1qfhrX8Mc9yT34YyPwCePuVEcbn7%2BD%2FWGyacSEArWNYf1INGhZQZMMIi9wXX1jw%2FEYwc%2FLcW8%2B2hGuCN1cGoVEs9Gs3ETsCpmWOdZfjTyI5E52S64sjXBCswvZUvgOCBaqTVAmmqb9i6UiCXLy8kZbrrjLa11yT8aS08lcpLEyVwDdGH%2Bz97Xzpn9ERQQL9qz1mmUi%2FnEj8imbHWXiHBj2otKkvLa1XGOBYbJsM4x6mIplCQZiioND%2BxfZDRRGpQkTV4iYfUSrQU1cj2vdQ%2BuOV2DxIYCARA%3D%3D|tkp%3ABFBMotf---9g
    1 point
  28. I missed it the first time round so hadn’t seen it had already been at £15K I contacted via eBay messenger, he sent me pics no problem. It’s not shiny under there and the strut tops have some waxoyl around them but the inner wings looked fine, the battery tray looked ok as did the chassis legs from above. As far as the pics go it seemed genuine enough.
    1 point
  29. All their stuff is expensive and always has been. Im not sure if they ever sell anything!
    1 point
  30. Yes I’ve seen but could be stuck with that for 20 years lol
    1 point
  31. The club has been in contact with a known screen supplier and we have managed to negotiate a bulk buy of screens. To secure orders we need a minimum of 5 per same tint type and minimum order of 10 screens. To kick things off for a first order we are proposing- Bronze Tint with dark bronze sunstrip Green tint with blue sunstrip The price to club members Bronze tint £240.00 Green tint £228.00 Clear also available with bronze or blue sunstrip, depending on numbers, as this may be an option people want but as said a minimum of 5 for a production run. To put into perspective, Pilkington Glass are charging £400+vat for a screen, with a 12 week window from order at the moment. That always changes depending upon order numbers and batch runs etc. We are also hoping to hold a small stock of screens to purchase as part of the growing OMOC parts catalogue. The screens when made will primarily be available for pickup from Northampton, or we can arrange with other committee members and area reps to hold for collection from them if possible. Essentially the less handling and transportation the better for such a fragile item and to keep the cost down for members with shipping from the supplier which as you can imagine would be expensive with the nature of the item. The supplier has asked for the first order to be placed quite quickly. For manufacture, we need orders and 50% deposits or full payment in the next 10 days other wise it will be near Christmas for the next order to commence. For interested parties put your name down with what you would like and how many. I can forward the club banking details for payment.
    1 point
  32. No problem m8 I keep searching around thanks for tips on the cards most appreciated
    1 point
  33. Hi all hope your all well winter is coming time up grades quick question wots the best twin webers to get for 20s 40s or 45s .when can I obtain electric ignition from .thanks
    1 point
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  35. Welcome 👍 No doubt the path you decide to go with it will sway a little when you get started, but a really a great base to start from indeed.
    1 point
  36. Was looking at your car today at Vauxfest, looks very tidy. I was in the in the burt orange A. Where are you based? We have a monthly meet up in Leamington Spa if your not too far away.
    1 point
  37. Did not clean it properly or prepare,just a 2 minute spray to check if any good.Will be better prepared ect
    1 point
  38. Welcome to the club and good to see another A series. Looks nice and has the SR gauges 🙂 I have a few parts links and workshop manual sections on my blog which might help you out and as Wayne says, you are in the right place if you need help with anything. https://www.theopelproject.com/ Andy
    1 point
  39. Welcome to the club.Very nice car is the much to do
    1 point
  40. It's usually the passangers side, as the spare wheel not placed correctly and forces hinge up. Or bigger wheel. Remember they where originally produced for 13 inch rims. Great fix with spacer between hinge and boot lid, but as above this will lower the hinge and bring it ever closer to spare wheel.
    1 point
  41. Thanks both. Did make me think that I may have the cut pipe into two when fitting a Malpassi fuel filter, but if one length is installed near the tank that makes sense. I’ll take a look at the fit-up the weekend
    1 point
  42. Warm it up and it become much more pliable, it needs softening too before you go trying to reshape it back to its desired form. I use the sun to warm it or a hairdryer, to soften the rubber i use standard beige waxoyl, it seems to feed it and if you wipe the excess off with a cloth it brings the colour up to almost as new. Been using waxoyl on my rubbers on my coupe for 20+ years and its not rotted them. in fact, they are all still in good nick. Contact adhesive sprayed onto the rear of the rubber when you put it on the car in position is the best thing to keep it in place, its pretty much what Opel used.
    1 point
  43. Definitely coming on great now
    1 point
  44. double check that your water leak is actually from the boot seal. Mine sprang a leak through the rear light gasket.
    1 point
  45. Check to make sure there is no wear on the hinge pins too, as that will allow the lip closest edge to rear screen to also raise up. As for doing the task. Yes it could be done DIY. the heat you need to get into the hinge itself can be done with a larger plumbers torch, possibly the hotter MAPP too. Unless they gave an induction heater&coils large enough to suitably get it hot! But it’s going to be a 2 person job anyway. Heat hinge till it’s hot and then gently push down on the boot lid to rebend the hinge very slightly, lots of trial/error on it as it’s small amounts needed! Most of the time involved is going to be getting it safe to do. And removing the rear seats is easy enough for safety and will help getting in too. Sorry I do not have any pictures, but myself and my friend did mine a while back, I am fortunate to have use of oxygen&propane setup so that part of getting heat in was really easy. We actually over did it a couple of times, so needed to have a wooden block to wedged above it to rebend upwards.
    1 point
  46. Looking great lad, green tint would look well in her.
    1 point
  47. Not my video, spotted on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiZ0ISjvD8S/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
    1 point
  48. Managed to squeeze a couple of hours in this afternoon on the red rocket... got it dug out of the dusty body shop side of the workshop where it was sat since it got painted the other week, and into the other side of the garage obviously to the front of the queue 😀 Quick dusting off and a wipe over. Next steps will be to get the roof lining in then start on the interior and glass. Hope I'm doing the 2 legends proud up there. If you know you know 💙
    1 point
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