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About robah

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    Regular Manta Owner
  • Birthday 29/11/1968

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    St. Helens
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    Opel Manta's and Variants.
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    Rob

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  1. Martins kits are from the original Irmscher moulds, I think he bought the presses etc. for them. Not sure on his Ascona 400 ones?
  2. Great to see the car go to another enthusiast, and even better for you joining the OMOC. You should always find an answer to all your questions, but not as fast as society thinks these days. The club is like your slippers and pipe (if you smoke/vape), just relaxed and easy going.
  3. Looks like you have to "Dukes of Hazzard" to get in and out of the car when parked in that garage? 😎
  4. The challenge is a fight or flight moment, it starts the adrenaline rush and attacks our emotions, this is when you know your true self. This is why this forum has become more special to us as members, as this chassis was definitely made to keep the heart pumping and the mind wondering, on how far we would go as a community to save such vehicles. The names may change over the years but the desire stays with the community, as the knowledge is generously past down through the decades. I do have some documentation on the full factory setup of the Opel Ascona Rally car with pictures if you are interested? PM me for details.
  5. Good Luck, in the salvage of this project, I take it you will need to make a full body jig before removing any metal (that is left)? Manta/Ascona shells were fully recyclable well before it became a trend in modern cars.
  6. Not tried it yet but I have some of this to help ease the adhesion of the glue on my rear quarter panels. Might help with the use of that knife or similar tool. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZAP-Z-7-CA-Cyano-Super-Glue-Debonder-1oz-Bottle-PT16/291670540804?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  7. I got a few of those LED's for another project item and they did not fit that "too big". I never thought about using them in the Manta interior lights. Thanks for another top tip.
  8. Glad you like them Ian and they are being used. With all the work you have put in to your car, and showed us the process all the way, I thought it was fitting to give them to someone who is dedicated to the scene and forum. You have given me tips and different methods on approaching certain jobs and I appreciate that very much. Cheers
  9. Great to hear, as I really like his injection of humour and insight on the this forum from time to time.
  10. JS Performance in Lincoln, manufactured the original silicone rad hoses for the XE conversion. https://www.jsperformance.co.uk/
  11. robah

    Bolt size

    I am sure the bolt should be Grade 10.9 material strength as well Grades of bolts Although this Bolt Grade Calculator doesn't have 14mm diameter, it does show the difference in grades of bolts. Most 10.9 bolts are usually Dark Grey/Black in colour I hope this diagram helps
  12. Hi Keith MrCarlos, some times has spares that are sometimes hard to get hold of. You might need someone who has a front end that is willing to cut those parts for indicator and headlight area out. I have seen people on here that have manufactured those parts before, but to search for them is very time consuming and brain hurting as everyone calls these repairs by different names. Usual suspects for spare panels are : http://www.dr-manta.de/eng.htm https://www.klokkerholm.com/GB.aspx https://www.tjmotorsport.co.uk/ https://www.mm-opelparts.com/ They are a few I have listed on my internet favourites. I have had great dealings with the latter two listing and others on here have dealt with the top two. I am sure people will/can add to this list. A lot of the dealings for me are mostly European now along the Dutch, Belgium and German areas, if I am after specific components, for anything Vauxhall/Opel. My first car was a Cavalier Coupe bought in 1988, I wish I wasn't a snob and sold it back in 1991, as I wanted a Manta. It was a solid car and I had an empty head.
  13. They use Zinc ingots on ships as a corrosion preventative, attached to the hulls below the water line. I use a Nickel Zinc grease that I acquired from a previous employment (supposedly out of date). If it is good for aircraft, then it's good for my cars.
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