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  1. Sorry! I don't know why but I'm sure my computer linked me to the bright orange one on eBay now, which is the one I was writing about! The link I see now takes me to your Red one.
  2. This car doesn't look as right as I first thought. It says S on the boot but the S in the Uk still had the chrome and plastic side strips, and wheel arch chrome trims the same as the Berlinetta. I don't think the S has the metal headlight surrounds or headlamp wipers. The seats and door cards are the Berlinetta type too as is the steering wheel. It looks like there is over spray on the rear jacking points. Its either a Berlinetta which has been de-trimmed and resprayed or an S which has been upgraded. There's also a bib spoiler in the orange on the rear parcel shelf and manta B's didn't have these. Be interesting to see how much paperwork there is to back the 34k up. All that said though it's still another great early car, where are they all coming from?
  3. Being an anorak, I belieive that all the first batch of Cavalier Coupe's were that colour. I have a December 75 one, the one on ebay which was December 75 was one, yours was and I have seen another. In about Feb 76 the other colours start to show up.
  4. What a shame you can't save it This is it's DVLA profile; The vehicle details for NGD 341P are: Date of Liability 01 07 1989 Date of First Registration 14 01 1976 Year of Manufacture 1976 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1897CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour BEIGE It is a very early car. Can you let me have the last 6 digits of it's chassis number?
  5. As far as I'm aware it has to be a V6 flywheel but you can get them from Cavalier's, Vectra's and Calibra's. I think you can buy lightened ones from these places that advertise in the back of Total Vauxhall and the like. Take a look at this one, he might sell you the flywheel if you ask. ewItem" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-2-5-V6-E ... dZViewItem
  6. I've got he Vectra plenum as yes it is lower and the Vectra setup is designed for a more responsive acceleration where as the long elephants nose induction of the Omega is designed for more torque (so I'm told). I also have the Vectra GSi loom and ECU which is mapped for more power than the SRi.
  7. "Bump" ?????????????? have I missed something?
  8. Not sure my welding skills are up to something as important as the subframe! I wonder if there is any other options? Could you put a spacer block between the subframe and the chassis where they are bolted together to widen the relationship between the subframe and the body? Probably haven't thought that through properly but I'm sure you'll tell me why
  9. I noticed a 4 slot nose waiting to be fitted, can I have your old 2 slot one? I only want the middle bit.
  10. Chris, A few questions mate relating to the Manta C; When you altered the crossmember what affect did this have on the steering rack? I intend to use the Vectra plenum but I think it will foul the servo, did you encounter this? How did you sort the engine mounts? Could you put a larger image of the crossmember up as the one above is a bit small to see how you did it? Thanks
  11. Your welding and fabricating skills are excellent, it's just a shame to see another rare early beautiful B being lost to the motorsport scene
  12. So who bought it? It is SORNED so someone still has it, hopefully they are returning it to it's original condition
  13. Right, I have finaly got the garage tidy and the white Cav Coupe out. It only took a charged battery and a can of fuel and it fired straight away. In the daylight I had a good look round it and the good news was no welding required, the bad news is that the paint work is knackered. There are large ptches of surface rust spotting all over every panel. There was a flat tyre and the ivy has dripped sap or greenfly poo all over the n/side rear corner and it wont come off! The car needs a respray both under the bonet and externally. The previous owner had bonded masses of sound insulating material everywhere. The inner wings had 3 layers of differen stuff on them, measuring nearly an inch thick! It took 2 hours with a scraper and thinners just to get to this point. absolutely awfull stuff. Could take some time to get ready for fresh paint. Yes I will restore them dear. No you can't have the garage for your new freezer!
  14. quote:This used to belong to former OMOC member John Lennon for years. I think he sold it about 95ish and I haven't seen it since. Has been white, yellow and blue in the past.id="quote">id="quote"> It wasn't that long ago when I saw it at Billing on the OMOC display. The first year I have it on video was 2001 but I'm sure the last time I glimsed it on my camcorder video was in 2005. According to the DVLA it is still licenced or SORN. Yes I will restore them dear. No you can't have the garage for your new freezer!
  15. See you carefully removed the door cards then Steve! Yes I will restore them dear. No you can't have the garage for your new freezer!
  16. If it helps this is a poor quality picture of the car from my video of Billing 2004 or 2005. I have it on video from a previous year when it was white. But as Joe says according to the DVLA it is now yellow. Yes I will restore them dear. No you can't have the garage for your new freezer!
  17. If I can go back to the older examples for a sec. We were in hope that the DVLA's last date of liability of some of these cars didn't mean the date of it's demise. Well I put the details of the Mk1 Cav on ebay at the moment in the DVLA site and got this: The vehicle details for PCV 304R are: Date of Liability 30 07 1994 Date of First Registration 01 04 1977 Year of Manufacture 1977 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1897CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour YELLOW Look - it was last heard of in 1994 (14 years ago) so there is still a chance that one of the very early cars still survives!!! Yes I will restore them dear. No you can't have the garage for your new freezer!
  18. Roy They will bleed because the solvents will flow into each other. You could try laquering the top coat before adding the next which might act as a barrier or try using a different type of paint like a Humbrol enamel? Yes I will restore them dear. No you can't have the garage for your new freezer!
  19. Joe, driving an auto is easy, you just strap your left leg to your left ford anglia cheek and don't panic when you get to a junction! Yes I will restore them dear. No you can't have the garage for your new freezer!
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