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  • Birthday 08/07/1967

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  1. I'll look next time I'm out there. The loom on the engine is as you say, connected by a big rounf plug, But that goes to another loom which is the one in the photo. Part of this goes to the ECU, and elsewhere (fuze box etc)
  2. Hi. I don't post on here too often, but be assured, I'm a true Manta fan, having had mine for well over 20 years. Anuway, I'm going to be fitting a V6 out of my old Calibra into it, but have struck a small problem. Whilst unravelling the huge mess that is the wiring, I have got most of it free, but there is one part of the loom that disappears into the centre of the bulkhead and then fans out to every which way inside the car...mostly tho to the fuze box. There is no connector handy here, on either side, so it has to all come out, somehow. Has anyone faced this same problem, if so, how did you get around it? Is all this wiring even neccessary? I've already dumped a load of superfluous under-bonnet wiring... This is what I'm looking at...It's the loom in the middle of the pic, you can see the exposed wires at the bottom
  3. Looks like a normal bootlid to me. Ridiculously expensive tho! (might have to put my spare one on E-bay, lol)
  4. Ah...even better. I only saw one run and I thought that was 15 dead. Looks like I have a benchmark to beat now...well done!
  5. I had a really good time at Santa Pod this weekend, despite the weather closing in on Sunday It was really good to meet you Ian, and your mate, who's name unfortunately I didn't catch. Any chance you could PM me about those parts you were on about, and maybe let me have a contact (and name) for your mate, as we were talking about engines. Loved your car by the way, and congrats on a 15 sec qtr mile! Cheers
  6. I remember seeing a 4wd one at a motorsport show in the late 90's....so it can't have been the only one. And I wouldn't pay £55K for a "unique" car thats had the uniqueness removed.....
  7. I think it's more like 30mm. Stiffer springs and Bilstein gas shocks.
  8. It's just another dealer thinking they can make a profit out of a half decent classic
  9. I went to see it the other week (see my thread). It's ok. Apparently got a good engine and drives well, but the bodywork has scratches on the roof (fairly bad imo) and the sunroof is showing those first telltale signs of rust. The paint looked a bit "patchy" in places, but that may have been the light in the showroom. I said to the nice lady trying to convince me, that they were asking top book price for a car that certainly wasn't top condition! I'd agree, half the price and I'd think about it!
  10. Typical!! Not sure if I can make this one. Got a very busy week.....I'll try tho, even if it's just for one drink! You need a daughter like mine who prefers old cars
  11. Erm....yes....was thinking pretty much the same thing!
  12. Well, technically there were 3...the A, the B and the C. The Mk 3 Capri was only a prettied up Mk2 remember Have you seen Mk1 XR3 wheels? Fugly! I'll get my coat...... .......and try to be there!
  13. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1983-OPEL-MANTA-GTE-SILVER-/320605193282?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4aa58f0442 Suppose it'd make a rat looker with very little effort, lol Interior seems very clean tho!
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