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    Chris Sore

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  1. Pud the wood, I'm racking my brain on your identity. John Wooding by any chance? I was in sales but spent a good deal of time with the guys in the workshop. I'm still in touch with Kim and his wife Sandra and visited with them the last time I was home in October of 2018. I'm also still in touch with Alan Sharp and also visited with him during my 2018 trip. I'll send you Kim's contact info in a private mail. Here's an oldie for you......
  2. Herman, if I've been riding on really dusty tracks I flush the cables with a mix of about 80%petrol 20% oil, this does a good job of flushing out the fine dust paticles and cleans the cable sheath (Might help clean the salt and sand out of the inflatable cables). After this I run about the same 40% petrol 60% oil as Wayne suggested. Evo, the drip bag is great idea, I currently use a glass jar from one of my kids old chemistry sets.
  3. I use the same method on my trials and MX bikes. For the bikes I have adapted a small reservoir for the ends of the cables and let them hang for a day or so to allow the fluid to run through, nice smooth operation when refitted to the bikes.
  4. That really is great news Ian, Happy New Year to you and yours. Chris
  5. I saw LHD and my excitement level quickly elevated then I saw the price and rapidly lost interest. It is a cracking looking car, it would turn a lot of heads here in Calgary.
  6. Go on Stu, get the lad a nice Christmas present, it would surely make you a candidate for the best Dad ever award.
  7. Stu, The appended link might provide you with some additional support on the L designation, if not there are some other interesting sections on the blog that are worth perusing. https://www.mantablog.nl/manta-b/chassisnummers/
  8. Dave, your car looks identical to the first Manta I ever drove. My first Manta experience was in a 77 59SRB, polar white with red interior and black vinyl roof, it was our dealer principals daily driver. The car carried the registration number NMC 4 (Norman McGill Cuthbert), shortly after I drove it the car was sent to the legendary Bill Blydenstein and came back to the dealership as a 2.2 and was subsequently kitted out with some rather nice AlleyCat wheels. Norman's wife Samantha's car was the same spec but finished in Cardinal Red it carried the plate 2 SC. I wonder what those two cars carrying those private plates would be worth today.
  9. Steering wheel is on the wrong side for me but it does look like a really nice example.
  10. Mike, the car is stunning and the details of the restoration that you have provided are invaluable to others like myself who are embarking on similar projects. Chris
  11. Happy.... you should be delirious that looks absolutely fantastic.
  12. It's now 4:33PM Monday afternoon the temperature is currently +4C and warming up nicely until sunset with a forecast overnight low of -9C. The roads will be like skating rinks tomorrow. Why do I live in this godforsaken place I ask myself!
  13. Herman, thank you for the ongoing updates on your progress with our 240 gearboxes. I had to shovel a pathway to the garage this morning to get to the Manta. This will be the first time since the early 2000's that the Manta has spent winter under any kind of cover, it's amazing how well it has survived. Chris
  14. Ian, when I pulled the rear quarter cards off my car this is what I found. Someone replaced the original cards with aluminum ones covered in upholstery foam and topped with vinyl. They are actually quite well made, the rolled top edge is very nicely formed. Finding replacement cards on this side of the pond would likely prove to be impossible so unless I can find a pair in the UK or Europe I might have to recover these aluminum ones and put them into service. Chris
  15. Well, we escaped the frost last night the surrounding area suffered but Calgary was spared. It is now about 4:40PM and the temperature is almost 20C however, they are saying snow on Friday! Thanks for your efforts on the gearbox and providing the pictures for my build record. Your skills and attention to detail are very impressive. Chris.
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