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mantasrme last won the day on February 3

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    David Howell

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  1. I'd remove it also, it isn't really needed on a cih for road use and it would tidy up the engine bay more without it there. But the cooler shouldn't drain back to the sump if there is a thermostatic valve fitted (either as part of the adaptor plate or as a seperate unit in the lines). That will keep the oil in the cooler and lines when its closed/cold. You do want to fill the cooler and lines with oil though before starting the car the first time, otherwise when the valve opens at temp the oil pressure will drop as it fills from the engine feed.
  2. I have swan necks and rails in stock, not got any jacking points though
  3. I have seen one of the messages john recieved and it was down right abusive about how hw had written the advert and what a rubbish car it was. All from a nameless keyboard troll who had started an ebay account just to send it John did invite him to come up and see the car and discuss his issues but he wasn't brave enough As to where they are, i bought the welded shell for a future project i'd like to build for myself (if i can ever finish my current personal project and find some spare time) and the exclusive shell will be for sale again before much longer as it was bought in a job lot with all the manta spares john had amassed
  4. The early Bronze shell that has been 99% welded is at my place. But everything else is up in middlesborough with the seller. The plan was to send the bronze shell out to be media blasted and zinc primed then do the last 3 small repairs left and any other areas the blasting finds.
  5. Risse sell a complete 2.4 engine making 315Bhp Although its nearly £24K for it
  6. Nice looking build and an excellent shell to start with by the looks. One question though, you say road rally/stage events. But you can't run an arched car on road rallys (unless they have seriously changed the rules in the last few years since i stopped doing them. Unless you mean the new closed road stage rallies, which shouldn't stop you running a LET (although you would need a resitrictor). Personaly if you have the availability i would run an XE on throttle bodies, should give you plenty of power in a manta with a little tweaking and you have spares if the worse happens. For info on the 16v head for the CIH look at risse-motorsport.de but be warned it is nothing like a cheap option. Its also a lot heavier than the XE The RX8 boxes are very strong and easily available and fit with the use of an adaptor plate. However the gear lever is around 4" further back than on the manta box. I'm fitting one in my project but i am sat virtually on the floor and a long way back anyway so it will fall nicely for me.
  7. I've got one of these scissor lifts in my workshop. It can be moved around when not in use and is very handy for doing nearly anything on a car. Only issue is it blocks the floor under the middle so no access for gearbox or exhaust. But i made 4 tall wheel stands so i can drop it onto those to be sat on its suspension up in the air so i can get bellow it. Its great for access to the sills/ or inside while still in the air Might be another option as i would think a 2 post ramp in a small(ish) grage would get in the way a lot around the car and it doesn't look like you'd be able to use its full lift height with the roof. You can also pull the ramp outside and use it there if the floor is fairly level.
  8. What sort of ramp are you going for?
  9. All you ever wanted to know about the chevair is at http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com/vauxhall-u-car---aka-chevrolet-chevair-ascona-in-south-africa Although there is no information about a 1.6 version from memory which is odd
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