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Jonathan Pounsett

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  • Birthday 04/06/1965

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    Mantas, Rover V8s, Mini, MX5, Maserati.
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    Jonathan Pounsett

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  1. REWARD. Can anyone help me track down some check straps? I’ve refurbished and refitted my original ones and they’re complete crap 💩 😬
  2. Sorry I wasn’t very clear. The vent pipe goes out through a hole in the boot floor but I can’t see where it exits externally. Haynes says “A vent pipe is clipped to the bottom of the tank and leads out through the luggage compartment floor”
  3. I can see where this pipe goes into the boot floor but I can’t see where it comes out. I’ve look on my other Manta and the Mk1 but it’s nowhere to be found. I can’t believe it terminates in the rear chassis leg! Does any one know? I’d be chuffed if someone could have a look and let me know. 🤞
  4. I bought these and thought they were good value for money. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-B-bonnet-Rest-Rubbers-/293598233713?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  5. I’ve got one you can have but it’s from a slightly olde car - 1980. It will need prep and paint though. If you want it pm me your address.
  6. Try Octoral Paints. They made up my paint from the Opel code and it’s a perfect match.
  7. I would buy them again Steve, but only as a temporary measure until I could find a good original set. Look on eBay Kleinanzeigen search “Opel Manta B turschlosser”.
  8. BEWARE!!!! The outer casing has been manufactured to a slightly smaller diameter. This gave me three issues to overcome; 1. The rubber gasket is visible around the lock. This is only an aesthetic issue and will not be detrimental to its performance. I think it looks like I used the wrong gasket and it will bug me every time I lock or unlock the car. (No central locking). 2. As the casing diameter is smaller it feels lose in the hole. I think over time it will “sink” showing more of the gasket at the top and possibly even allowing water penetration. 3. The old locking springs/clips need to be reused as none are provided in the kit. Resizing the spring was a tricky operation as by its nature it returns to its normal state. Unfortunately to achieve the right amount of adjustment required exceeding it elastic limit and both door springs are slightly out of shape and don’t lay flushly(?) against the inside of the door. If you don’t like “flushly” substitute “correctly”. My fear is that they will fail at some point in the future and the springs will drop out. I don’t think the lock itself is in danger of dropping out as it will still be attached to the mechanisms connecting rod. Having said that they work ok and are inexpensive compared to sourcing matching lock sets. I’m not going to change the ignition unless/ until it breaks. 🙂
  9. Often she looks dark brown then the light changes and she’s Sandy 🤷‍♂️. I started with some easy jobs; Headlights in, Door handles and locks fitted (boot lock mislaid), Rear lights, Badges - so people know what it is 😂, Bonnet struts and catch, VIN plate, Front and rear bumpers reassembled- the powder coating made them hard to reassemble, Bumpers fitted.
  10. 26th June 2021 A few more shiny photos then the rebuild starts - which box first?
  11. End June 2021 Back home at last. I had to build a shed to store all the Manta parts so there was room to get her under cover. The lead had been used to cover up all their mistakes - the profile and swage lines had been completely lost! See my previous post about employing “Professionals” (sorry I don’t know how to link it). I agreed to removal of the lead and was pleased that the body shop brought the arches back from the dead - I thought they were lost forever.
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