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GTREA last won the day on February 14 2017

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  1. I believe so yes, but I would say they went with the Bump strips and chrome work...... In the 90's everyone was painting chrome bumpers body colour, removing bright work and bump strips in an attempt to make there car appear more 'Modern'. Nowadays you want your classic car to look classic (IMHO)
  2. Took the Manta to the Drags last week. All runs were 14.9 @ 160kmh (100mph).... I just cannot get it off the line cleanly, so frustrating!, as even with the Auto selector held in the gear one position Manually as soon as you release your foot it shifts up into 2nd, combine that with an open centre diff and low down V8 torque it just spins the wheel as soon as you floor it, let off the throttle to modulate the wheel spin and bam second gear. Long story short may as well start off in 2nd gear The MPH is good though and if I can sort out the issue with the auto it should run high 13's like the cars below that have the same 100mph terminal speed Audi A4 2017 AWD 7A 5.0 sec 13.7 sec @ 100.4 mph BMW 328 2016 RWD 8A 5.2 sec 13.9 sec @ 99 mph Chevrolet Impala 1996 RWD 4A 5.6 sec 13.9 sec @ 100.9 mph Lexus GS 350 2007 AWD 6A 5.3 sec 13.8 sec @ 101.8 mph Mitsubishi 3000GT 1997 AWD 6M 4.8 sec 13.6 sec @ 100.5 mph Rolls-Royce Phantom 2014 RWD 8A 5.5 sec 13.9 sec @ 100 mph Volkswagen GTI 2015 FWD 6M 5.6 sec 14.2 sec @ 100 mph
  3. Judging it purely on the pictures and not being able to see underneath surely it is worth £4000 everyday of the week!? Sure its a Cavalier and not a Manta and the interior is rough but the rest of it is very neat and respectable. It takes quite a bit of money getting a Manta / Cavalier looking that nice. I paid £1500 for basically the exact same car (only the Manta equivalent) to this 4 years ago, my interior is immaculate but the rest of the car was in far far worse condition than this Cavalier and it cost way more than £2500 on rust repairs paint etc etc to get it looking similar to this. I hope he gets a decent price, its about time the steel bumpered models start comanding the same price as some of the later models.
  4. Yeah unfortunately non of those cars were ever available in Australia. The only Manta sold here was this http://m.australiancar.reviews/reviews.php#!content=review&make=HSV&model=Manta&gen=1011 Anything here will be a personal import
  5. Mantas of any variety were never sold here. Having said that i have seen a few A's pop up on ebay locally over the years but very...very rarely.
  6. Maybe my eyes? but it looks like the sway bar maybe lowered on the body mounts? ps There 550lb springs not 400lbs springs as mentioned
  7. This pretty much hits the nail on the head Without the Manta there is no club, exposure is everything. Im a bit of an odd example being on the other side of the world, but still, i consider myself a Manta enthusiast. I want to come to this forum basically to share my build with other members paid or not, for which I have made a very detailed thread with plenty of pictures and information should anyone be stupid enough to want to emulate it.. I also want to see other members build threads and enjoy / learn from them. That's basically all i want, and am realistically going to use from the club, but I cannot unless I Pay....... I feel that's a fair issue for you to vote on at your AGM, if it was not discussed in the open section would you even realize it was an issue?
  8. At present the one proposal we have is: that the Forum should be open only to members to post for security reasons as well keeping the Forum a happy place without dispute and foul language. Personally I think to do so would be a very antiquated and backwards way of thinking, and extremely likely before you know it to make the OMOC the next 'BlockBuster Video'. The Fan club Facebook site is killing the forum atm for Content and Activity....and will continue to grow if more restrictions are put in place here. Just as 'Manta Magic' ran its course and basically gave way to the 'Forum' times are a changing again.......
  9. I think the joke has gone well and truely over your head If you google pimp this is the first image that comes up You wrote fuel pimp instead of pump, now hes imagining a fuel pump dressed like a pimp (as above) Get it? ......anywayyyy lets move on, i mounted my pump underneath the rear of the car above the rear axle but below the tank itself as has been mentioned they are gravity fed and like to push fuel rather than suck it, few self taping screws and job done.
  10. Haha yes. I meant for the engine and driveline, you could keep a standard or upgraded manta radiator if you want and just change the outlets.
  11. You really only would do a Rover V8 if you were on a really tight budget, there's so many better options out there these days, there really best left in the 90's. If its a V8 you want my first choice would be the Chev LS1, but because of Kerb weight to Engine CC legalities in Australia I choose he 1UZ-FE Lexus V8 which come in at 4.0 litres and offers 300hp straight out of the box. It is a physically large engine but all alloy and only 20kg heavier than a CIH Its by no means an easy conversion but there's no cutting of bodywork required to fit, although you will need to lower the steering rack and modify the engine crossmember (and sump) if you want it to fit under the bonnet, as well as use a remote brake booster, new engine / gearbox mounts and modified tailshaft. Fuel economy seems pretty good, it also starts and idles perfectly from stone cold by just standing outside and turning the key This thing will run a high 13 second quarter mile as it is, and people say to me, well...you could have gone faster if you used A, B or C turbo 4 cylinder engine, and you can, but that would be missing the point, instant lazy torque and 'that noise' is what these are all about Plenty of good V6 options out there as well
  12. My wife made me pay the fine Anyway for those of you not on Facebook this is what I have been up to lately I made my first car show on the weekend! Custom Cars and Coffee. Decent turnout with around 500 or so cars and many turned away as venue filled to quick. So many albums posted of the event, 1000's of pictures, yet I must admit I was a bit surprised and a little disappointed that hardly anyone took a picture of my car :dunno: Anyway these are the ones I could find It did always have a small crowd around it however.....looking slightly befuddled....funny watching people walk around the back to read the badge :yup: Few more pics here: https://www.facebook.com/ashleighpeakephotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1209562375790990 I was also nominated to use it as Santas sleigh for our street Xmas party. "Santa in a Manta" Just driving it around on permits atm, got it unofficially weighed while having a wheel alignment Front - 745kg Rear - 450kg Bit heavier than I thought. Also used the GPS speedo to do a few 400m times on a local back road, not overly impressive ETs as traction appears to be a MAJOR issue, I just cannot get it off the line without spinning the wheels, then when I back off the stupid auto shifts to 2nd and it labours its way back up the revs, but the MPH is not to bad and indicates it should run in the high 13's if I can get the start right. I only got 2 runs in and I messed both up but as its someones street so that had to do..... 0-100 -- 6.7sec 0-400m -- 14.9 Terminal - 160kph Spun wheels backed off changed to 2nd immediately 0-100 -- 5.2 0-400m --15.2 Terminal -- 136kmh Good start but car ahead and backed off
  13. Perth Neville. Perth is close to nothing, you may as well still be in NZ
  14. Sorry been off OMOC for a while with one thing and another, can't see any of your pics yet even though I renewed my membership a day or so ago!? Looking forward to seeing your progress
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