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  1. If I recall, the standard Manta shell rust proofing was't great....Remember doing some preventative work on my 88 Exclusive when it was about 3 years old...under the front arches, found surface rust on A pillar and side bulkead A panel...did some scraping and found Opel had just undersealed straight over bare metal, so much for the dipping shown on the last Manta video! So annoyed I made a complaint to Vauxhalls, to be told don't worry, its covered by a 5 year anti perforation warranty....so spent the next 2 weeks primering the panels and painting with Smooth hammerite.... which has saved my panels...may explain why Exclusives rust away so easily...
  2. And this one, but has several bids? to make it look legit, but £28100! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Astra-GTE-Mk1/124598059475?hash=item1d029f81d3:g:4VcAAOSwK8dgOVnk
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-Opel-manta-gte-2-0i/114705309012?hash=item1ab4f81d54:g:nnYAAOSweqNgOUTx
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  5. Careful drilling, starting with smaller drills, then go larger. Use the other hole a a guide to final drill size...then remove remains with an extractor or retap the thread...or drill right through and use a nut on the back...
  6. I agree the the Ford range is well catered for...and a few others https://www.steelpanels.co.uk/ Nearly finished @£500.....
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-Vauxall-Wings/254873164855?hash=item3b579fdc37:g:UtEAAOSw1YNgL7pg
  8. Worth checking those bearings...keep us posted....
  9. Misread as your question as "whining wife"...my mistake! If anyone is ever stuck for LSD oil, buy it from Fords as Capri 2.8 Specials had ZF diffs...will check part number tonight....
  10. My nephew fitted a Omex 600 to his Turbo technics Mk3 Cavalier with no issues..just take your time, think he used one of their universal wiring looms...started first time...if money is tight, stick to the standard ecu...
  11. Good luck with your project......I have mentioned this before, but was offered a Broadspeed Turbo via Ron D that had been in an accident....only £450?....still regret not going to see it! not sure who bought it....
  12. Other cars I have seen with later engines, are a Vauxhall 101 (I think) with a 2.2 Carlton CIH engine and a HB Viva convertible, with a FWD 16V conversion...., If I had a standard HB, or HC Viva I would fit a 2.4 Frontera Engine.....with Webers...
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