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  1. Oh perfect, A series axle is exactly what I need then! I need a narrower axle so the 9 inch back wheels can still turn should I burst an airbag👍🏻
  2. Can anyone tell me the differences between the 2? I believe the A series axle is an inch narrower, can anyone confirm this? Also, what diff fits in the A series axle? Can a 2 litre or 1.8 B series diff fit in an A series casing?
  3. Would love pics of your yanks too Shaun😊
  4. biffy1984

    Track Manta

    Love this car, remember it on eBay last year. What size are your revolutions? 8’s?
  5. Doesn’t matter, as long as it produces adequate light it could be stuck in with chewing gum and it wouldn’t matter. The tester won’t be inspecting the bulb holders anyway as it’s not part of the test.
  6. I really like your adverts mate, wish everyone wrote them as well and honestly as you👌
  7. Different to how mine is wired but mine was originally a carb so no old loom to confuse things. Like evo3 said, get rid of the GTE engine loom and just use the XE wiring.
  8. On mine there is a thick red/blue wire in a 2 pin black plug on it's own right next to the ecu, I have that wire going straight to the fuel pump positive, I don't have the thin red/blue in the green plug connected to anything and it all works as it should. Do you have the thick red/blue in a black plug next to the ecu? Can you stick up a couple of pics?
  9. The blue/red wire on the green plug on the XE loom you’re speaking about is your live feed for the fuel pump. As my car was a carb originally, I just ran a wire from there direct to my fuel pump. My pump only comes on when the engine starts cranking and cuts out when it stalls (as it should) Sounds like your pump has either been wired from a direct ignition feed or your possibly someone bypassed the fuel pump relay causing the pump to run all the time with the ignition on? Has it always been like this or is this a new thing? edit - I think it’s blue/red, will check mine tomorrow to make sure.
  10. Yeah 1.8 mounts for engine and box and the 1.8 box will sit exactly where it does now. As Rutts says, the lip in front of the heater box requires either cut away or just bent down around to fit the water pipe on the redtop head. I just bent mine as I didn’t want a sharp edge but some prefer to cut the lip away....entirely up to you....
  11. Yeah I'll upload more once I figure out how to get them on an image hosting site from my phone.
  12. Do you still have the beige mk2?
  13. No numbers unfortunately. Look them up and send them a message on Instagram as their website is not up and running yet. http://classiccarservices.co.uk/shop/oem-materials/vauxhall-nova-sport-daytona-seat-fabric-detail
  14. I’m going, not taking cars though😒
  15. I welded in a sheet from below and filled it over and you’d never tell unless proper up close inspection.
  16. Most bodyshops nowadays you’re looking at £2000 for a blowover, more like £3000 at least for a strip ie panels off, glass out etc.
  17. Jamex shortened shocks.
  18. Thanks for the comments🙂 These photos are parked height, bags deflated, so not really driveable since the back tyres are about 2mm from touching the arches. I will run it about 30mm higher in the front and 10mm higher in the back so it’s level which works out to be 5.5bar in the front bags and 2.5bar in the rears. Could easy be higher but I prefer the low look. Slightly lower than it was with the -60mm springs. The front bumpstops have to be cut away to get the bags to sit in. The bags are a piece of piss to fit, one bolt up through front wishbone into the middle of the bag and the top just sits in the recess the old spring sat in, although I’d prefer if they were fixed so will do something with that next. Rears just bolt in from the bottom again with a large machined washer on the bottom of the axle to keep the bag central, again no fixing at the top, they locate themselves when you pump them up. Routing the pipes and figuring out the management was the biggest pain. The kit came from on air ride system, a company in Croatia. I found them on Instagram. Management is very basic with 4 valves, 2 inflate (front and rear) and 2 dump. 2 switches in the centre console and a digital dual pressure gauge in the dash but it just took me ages to figure it out having had no experience with air suspension before. I do have a remote as well which I’ll maybe wire in sometime. Ideally I’d like to get the Airlift 3p management, so much more advanced than this with preset heights, phone app etc but it’s so expensive....maybe some day! First I had it out for a run after fitting it all was yesterday, I was quite worried it would be bouncy and soft but it’s quite the opposite, a fair bit harder then the spax springs I had fitted before. Has anyone figured out how to delete old photos on the forum yet?? I do have plenty of photos of the fitting but my attachments now is 99%😫 You’ll get your clearance just by pumping up the bags. I no longer have to use blocks of wood to get on the 2 post ramp, just pump her to full height and swing the arms in. Back seats are still standard. They’re in good nick apart from a bit of sun bleaching going on at the top. I have enough new material to do them so they will be on next year’s list of jobs!
  19. Thought I’d share a few pics of my latest mods on the old girl. Bought some brand new daytona check material and had the centres of a pair of leather Escort RS Turbo recaros retrimmed. So much comfier than the GM seats. This past weekend has been spent fitting my new air ride set up which I’m glad to say I’m very happy with. I was sick of being pissed off with my ride height so thought this was the only way to go😎 Has anyone else got air ride? If so I’d like to hear what you think of it...good or bad...
  20. Wonder if this ever got finished? Abandoned project?
  21. Do you still have the fibreglass one? Might of been interested in it if you do...
  22. Not going for 9’s all round Pete?
  23. I fitted this in mine, perfect size and hoses spot on, just had to alter the mounts slightly and weld a bracket on the bottom for the bobbin. Great radiator for the price... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminum-radiator-For-Ford-Capri-MK1-MK2-MK3-Kent-1-3L-1-6L-2-0-Essex-Escort-1-6/273409870411?fits=Model%3ACapri&hash=item3fa87f8a4b:g:jOgAAOSwwgNbdNmz
  24. I have on mine Astra mk4 calipers and Audi 80 b3 256mm discs up front and Astra mk4 discs, calipers and cables on the back. Works really well. Front calipers bolt straight on, Audi discs need the centre hole machined out and holes redrilled to fit the back of the manta hub. Manta flex fits too. Piece of cake really. If you decide to go for the mk4 Astra rears you will need adapter plates for mounting the calipers from mantasport on here. You can use the manta cable but it's a bit crude as the caliper has to be mounted up top so you need to unbolt and swing the caliper up around to bleed it then bolt it back on once it's blead. I used the Astra cable which was bit of a frap as I had to weld cable anchor points to the floor and extend the threaded adjuster on the lever but well worth doing if you want it to look right. Oh and you need to sort your flexys to the caliper, I used Astra mk4 front flexys on my rear calipers iirc then welded brackets to the axle to mount them. Hope this helps
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