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mantasrme last won the day on October 12

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    David Howell

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  1. I think for some people the real value of it is that it is an early none sunroof coupe shell. Having that as a starting point rather than havng to pay someone to weld up a rusty shell would be a bonus. Whether that is to build a project from or reshell an existing rusty coupe it would be a good base. I know one of my customers sold his tatty GT/e coupe while prices were good and bought a rust free none sunroof rolling shell that had had all the welding just done for half the price he sold his for. Which he is (or specifically i am) going to build a 400R from as it worked out cheaper and quicker to do that than rebuild his car into it one.
  2. Pretty sure the club bought one for that use a while back.
  3. Thats a lot longer panel than i was expecting and will certainly cover all the rust i have ever seen in that area. But mainly it gives the option of fitting the full panel and not having to make a join along the flat section that could be an issue down the line. I suppose it would also be useful when converting from left hand drive to right hand drive
  4. Most sellers want as much as possible for something they are selling. Ebay auctions lets that value be decided by the market to what value potential buyers put on it and bid up to. If you end up as the highest bidder but haven't met the reserve then the market is saying thats the value of it at that particular moment. The seller then has the option of contacting you and making a deal or waiting and listing it again. Predicting values of cars is very hard as one auction will go way higher than anyone expected and the next might make nothing. It all depends on how many people are wanting to buy something at that point. Nothing to loose from putting a bid in at as much as you are willing to offer though. You might win it, but if you don't it hasn't cost anything.
  5. Sills, arches and wing rails are all available from germany. I think getting things done that are not available anywhere would be the best first choice and i believe coupe roof skins should be high on the list for the club as that will allow a lot of shells to be saved that would otherwise be scrapped.
  6. The fresh coat of stonechip underneath (that put overspray on everything else) is always a concern to me. Also while there are a load of pictures, why so many arty shots rather than good straight on pictures to show all the areas?
  7. Whats that bit meant to fit i wonder? Doesn't look right for an inner rear wheel arch off a manta
  8. Its the wiring for the optional front driving/fog lights. Rather than having to add it they put it in all looms, the forward ends are taped inside the loom infront of the radiator.
  9. If its got pink antifreeze in it i would drain it all out, flush it and fill it with blue antifreeze as thats what it was designed for. Have a google search for the exact facts but the pink stuff reacts badly if there is any blue left in the system and can also cause damage to some of the things inside the cooling system. The rule of thumb is use whatever type of antifreeze that engine was designed to use
  10. The motor goes through the hole, the fan blades stay on the outside towards you and are then hidden by the cover. The motor should be miles away from the cold air intake.
  11. I can do you the 2 that go up to the dash vents from the sides of the heater box, the long round tube and a used fuel tank grommet (little bt of overspray but will clean up) i don't have any spare dash vents, but yours actually look good in the photo. Mostly they have one end broken where the bolts hold them on
  12. Hatch or coupe fuel neck rubber? i may have one. I also have a load of all the heater duct pipes, which ones are you after
  13. Isn't the grinding on top of the OS chassis rail exactly where the chassis plate should be on an A?
  14. 804 looks right for a coupe boot switch.
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