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  1. Bit more done on E45 today. Doors built up, handles locks, door cards etc..... and another hour on engine build. Cable tie tempory forgot to pick up the clips i had zink plated for the dizzy. Car is currently covered in dust from the big move to the new workshop.
    8 points
  2. Dropped onto its wheels and panels getting fitted. Starting to take shape now and looking forwards to getting back on to this.
    8 points
  3. Gaining some traction with the 400r going to colour. I called down to bodyshop to drop some hinge pins off on Monday and they was prepping the doors, putting the lines back in as over the years of storage and moving about they had taken a fair few minor knocks. And received a few pics today, fairly pleased. I have told them not to 'finish' the paint with flatting and polishing as still loads of work to do and I think it will be best to to get thus done further down the line.
    8 points
  4. Don't mean to be rude, but he obviously doesn't want to sell it if that's the price he's after.
    6 points
  5. Now back up and running. Should be going on the rollers this coming week for a proper tune up and mapping, then a road test and live data setup too. received_426140248671134.mp4
    6 points
  6. Thanks to the kindness of Jess (Jessopia74), who sent me his coupe headliner, today I was able to make a small start on this project. Using a large cardboard box (I thought that cardboard would be more stable over a longer period), I placed the headliner over it: Then using my dress making pins, I pinned the headliner to the cardboard at regular intervals. You can see the small, round coloured heads in this photo: Then I marked out the various holes for the interior light, sun visors, grab handle etc: Then finally I simply drew around the headliner to get the overall shape and sizes onto the cardboard. As you will see, I made various notes as I went, for example marking the positions of the seams: Thankfully, it all looks quite symmetrical, so it should be OK. I can now get this all measured up and look at ordering some materials. I will still probably add another 20 mm or so all round to allow for any possible errors etc, just to be on the safe side. Naturally, it will be easy to cut off whats not needed, but not the reverse! Note! As Jess's car had a sunroof, I took the opportunity to mark this on my template as well. By the way, my intention is to make this template available to anyone that wants it - either in some kind of electronic format (although I don't know what or how at this point ), or simply by loaning it out to people to use for the same purpose. After all, its things like this that owners clubs are for... I hope that this template might help somebody else in the future.
    5 points
  7. wouldnt like to guess in todays market, been surprised a couple of times recently with the auction prices achieved by a Manta. Never had that black coupe down as a 20k car that was recently sold there. Carls red coupe looked an absolute bargain in comparison. Something about a nice tidy B coupe tho, still hold a big soft spot for these. Will wait with interest and see what it fetches.
    4 points
  8. Well the market has shifted for definitely with collectors now looking at the coupes. My point is a 3.0s Capri at such a standard would be considered cheap at 30K and someone would snap their arm off. It's also not uncommon to find show condition coupes on the continent for well over €20K. I am sure Ford owners went through this pain years ago when the prices started to ramp up quickly, leaving many enthusiasts open jawed.
    3 points
  9. 3 points
  10. Is this what you require. You obviously require four to be made. Simon powell is selling them on ebay
    3 points
  11. Indeed, fully agree ! I have had to pay top €€ for parts, but I have also been fortunate to have been looked after by a fair few omoc guys on my parts quests. I will help where I can and if I do sell anything ( nothing us for sale, ever !) it's only to help so I will pass parts on at what I paid for it/have in it. I would like the club to start investing in some rare original panels with a view to doing a deal to get patterns made, and this should be exclusively sold to members for their projects at cost.
    3 points
  12. You hit the nail on the head there really. The whole part of being in a club is members look after each other. I’ve given parts away, or sold them to members cheap because thats how we should roll. I’ve even been given parts from club members for helping them out or similar. We are a family, but unfortunately some don’t treat it that way. But enough about that. I want show season to start again!
    3 points
  13. This for sale topic may not yet available be for your usergroup
    3 points
  14. 2 points
  15. The culprit 👍
    2 points
  16. Any progress on this one?
    2 points
  17. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/147307350560421/
    2 points
  18. I did contact him through Facebook to congratulate him on the car and out of courtesy to let him know I had posted a link to his ad on the forum . You never know , maybe somebody paid his price or maybe he changed his mind about selling . Good luck to him either way . Us oldies know that “you don’t get if you don’t ask”.
    2 points
  19. Or he came on here and read the comments.
    2 points
  20. Maybe the drugs wore off 🤭😉
    2 points
  21. £50k for a capri is ridiculous, no matter how nice. When I got back into Manta's in 2018 after 10 years out, it took alot of persuading to accept that a nice exclusive could be worth £7500...now look where we are 3 years later, discussing £20k+ GTE's and B's
    2 points
  22. Never had aluminium ones, but i use solid top mounts on all my cars. I get plates laser cut and weld them to the original ones to make them solid https://mantaclub.org/forums/topic/41621
    2 points
  23. All looks familiar! You probably already know but you will need the tapes to make up pockets (can't think of the right word!) for the metal bars that hold up lining up. No idea what they were called but it's like a thin webbing. On mine (hatchback) I think there were three different widths needed but definitely two different widths that I can remember. I'm guessing they miss the front pockets off because of the sunroof but you'll need them? Just some random thoughts! On mine, i've gone for a grey cloth trim rather than vinyl but then keeping vinyl on the A,B pillars to keep it simple as they will be seperate pieces so it'll be interesting to see how it looks when fitted. Think it was stuff for old Jags. Good luck!
    2 points
  24. Thanks to the kindness of Jess (Jessopia74), who sent me his coupe headliner, today I was able to make a small start on this project. Using a large cardboard box (I thought that cardboard would be more stable over a longer period), I placed the headliner over it: Then using my dress making pins, I pinned the headliner to the cardboard at regular intervals. You can see the small, round coloured heads in this photo: Then I marked out the various holes for the interior light, sun visors, grab handle etc: Then finally I simply drew around the headliner to get the overall shape and sizes onto the cardboard. As you will see, I made various notes as I went, for example marking the positions of the seams: Thankfully, it all looks quite symmetrical, so it should be OK. I can now get this all measured up and look at ordering some materials. I will still probably add another 20 mm or so all round to allow for any possible errors etc, just to be on the safe side. Naturally, it will be easy to cut off whats not needed, but not the reverse! Note! As Jess's car had a sunroof, I took the opportunity to mark this on my template as well. By the way, my intention is to make this template available to anyone that wants it - either in some kind of electronic format (although I don't know what or how at this point ), or simply by loaning it out to people to use for the same purpose. Have a nice day everyone.
    2 points
  25. its our fault too realy. if people are prepared to pay stupid high prices then people who need stuff will have to pay .if every person who sold things asked sensible prices throughout then this wouldnt happen. same with car prices realy. round by me people dont seem too greedy.i found a manta gte in a garden not long ago and enquired if they wanted it. they said " take what you want or take the whole lot " no charge. i got a few bits and bats then they got scrap man to collect it. i also had a very good condition ascona 2.0sr that i sold to a friends girlfriend within the last few years and asked for £700. they offered £550. to me thats all it was worth .i bought it from a garden with no mot for £150 .mot'd it and made a little profit. everybody happy !
    2 points
  26. Get it bought.........without regret! Waiting never gets you anywhere...... it will fetch more in 5 yrs, banks call it capital investment, fixed bonds, fixed ISAs, but youre the bank, and the controller, under your terms, Seriously, think this car will set A Bench mark! Be interesting! Or B interesting!
    2 points
  27. Yup I remember walking into a motor factors in late 2006 and asking for a pair of wings. “Only got the one, £50”. And I bought it. Shame they didn’t have both really. But its also a shame parts cost so much now. These cars are becoming expensive to keep and repair!
    2 points
  28. I'm for vinyl, how about vinyl with carbon look? Golden rims look nice on that bleu:
    2 points
  29. I'll guess at 10k + in the current market
    2 points
  30. I have seen a couple of Mantas in Yellow and if I am honest, it is a colour that suits either a SRB or CC, a lot 😎 First one I noticed was the one of the Flux site. https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/blog/2019/09/opel-manta-gt-j-3-0-transformed-from-rust-bucket-to-dream-machine.html
    2 points
  31. I can't lie I wanted a similar blue back in the 90s but bottled it on my coupe in favour of the dark blue metallic the early Calibre came in. Choice came about with a discussion with my no2 son, who showed me a pic of a Porsche and said maybe this colour would look good, what a coincidence 😎
    2 points
  32. Amazing what you find when sifting through old posts. I remember this car very well. I took Frank to collect it when he first bought it. Original engine was seized and the front drivers wing was rotten. Frank replaced the engine with a spare we had, replaced the wing, quick respray and it was on the road. Hours we spent looking for original parts. Rear bumper over riders & rubber strip were difficult to find. Nice to see that it's still about but slightly upset that it was modified.
    2 points
  33. Dunno how I missed the link icon last night but these fit fine. https://www.mm-opelparts.com/wheel-bearing-set-rear-axle-72x41-5x21
    2 points
  34. Looks like the one and these guys in Germany sell them and they look the same https://www.krause-rennsporttechnik.de/shop/en/Chassis/Rear-Axle/Clamping-ring-for-bevel-gear-CIH?source=2&refertype=1&referid=107 Fun getting it up to the right torque to crush it!! Big bar needed and have your weetabix before you start!! If you dont have the info let me know as its in the workshop manual so i can look it up. Andy
    1 point
  35. i remember years ago when the daewoo nexia came out,thinking there would now be a good source of parts for the astra mk2 ,but i assume they were not that well built as there are less nexias now than astras ! wonder if its the same here ?
    1 point
  36. The steering rack is still on there: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-A-Series-Steering-Rack-Rhd-Rare-Mk1/274668445604?hash=item3ff383dfa4:g:y-YAAOSwkuxf~K7H It looks like it would probably need to be fully overhauled based on the photo as it looks quite rusty on the steel parts
    1 point
  37. yes well worth it to eliminate any play [ its a very common mod on the old minis with rubber mounts on the subframe towers and in between the steel on the floor mounts the movement actually crackes the toeboard from flexing] ive ordered a set of the bushes now will measure them and turn up a few sets need to get the old ones out first dont have a press here but do have a vice so ty that
    1 point
  38. Hi everyone, got to prop bearing and seams ok, I have a new one so will change anyhow, next is pinion bearings.... is this the correct crush washer? Thanks for help.
    1 point
  39. I might have a spare as it came with a top I needed to buy. How desperate for it are you as it might take me a couple of weeks before I can get to it now?
    1 point
  40. Yeah, the SRB is different due to how the B pillars come up and over inside of the car. Had you shed last year when my silver had all its glass out, I would have got the headlining out if it for patterning, but it's a pain now it's all back together. As I said already feel free to unpick it all if it will help create the individual templates as I think that will allow greater flexibility to make up a no d sunroof version too, perhaps. What do they use in dressmakers for the template patterns? Is it leather or like conti-board (door card board)?
    1 point
  41. If you’d filled the attic with them Sod’s law say they would only be worth £20.00 now.
    1 point
  42. Look like early B or Cavalier, no holes for side indicarors or more modern bumber/airdam spoiler thingies.
    1 point
  43. East Kent Trim Supplies Ltd. They're not much more expensive than the cost of buying the materials.
    1 point
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