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    David Howell

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  1. As shug says they are the same design just with different length tubes and halfshafts, think its 55mm difference from memory. Damper mounts and trailing arm brackets are in the same place so that all lines up perfectly, can't remember if the panhard rod does though.
  2. One of the wings is a non genuine replacement wing, think its the drivers side. Which is why the shape along the top is not quite right
  3. I built it in 2011 for a friend of mine, he ran it for about 3 years before i bought it off him and ran it myself for several years. Then sold it to Shaun in Jan 2017, Ricky bought it in March this year and now has it on eBay Everything is solid on the car. When i first built it back in 2011 it was a standard rusty 1.8 hatch that hadn't been on the road in a few years and had a seized engine. All the rust was cut out and new metal welded in to the A panels, chassis rails, floors, battery tray, spare wheel well. It also had full sills both sides and has had rear arches since then. Everything has been treated with bilt hamber and waxed everywhere (although wouldn't hurt another dose of that by now i would think) Front jacking points were replaced with box section rather than the original style ones. As i have never and would never use a standard jacking point to lift a Manta, plus i think at that point replacements weren't available. There are a few things on the spec of the car that are not in the advert for it on eBay, this was the listing i did when it was last sold to Ricky: For sale on behalf of a customer. 1984 Manta hatchback in white, MOT till Jan 2020 105,000 miles on clock This started life as a 1.8s Berlinetta but now has an SRi130 injection engine from a cavalier, along with GTe wheels and sideskirts. The interior is the original black apart from Astra GTe front seats for more comfort. Specifications: SRi130 engine, tubular exhaust manifold, stainless exhaust system (standard pipe size so nice and quiet), updated alternator, electric radiator fan + thermo switch, cone filter, hyd bonnet struts, HID headlights, quickshift, electric power steering, updated interior fan, remote central locking, updated front brakes with Astra 16v calipers and Audi discs, bilstein dampers, updated front springs, dealer glass sunroof so no rusty roof issues. New recon calipers with new pads and discs just fitted. Plus wheels freshly powder coated with matching tyres with good tread. The engine was freshly rebuilt when fitted around 8 years ago with new rings, bearings and oil pump, new clutch, timing belt, water pump, gaskets etc. Had a re-spray last year, looks ok but not done to show car standards. But perfect for a useable classic/ weekend car or even daily driver. Could even be improved with some attention from a good detailer/bodyshop. Owned by an OMOC member (as were the last 3 owners) Very solid car, has had welding done in the past (mostly by me) it's all very solid still and well waxed. Mechanically perfect, great car to drive very reliable and good economy.
  4. What would you like to know? I built it so should be able to answer any questions (assuming i can remember the relevant details, as i've done a lot of mantas since then )
  5. Yeah my old car for sale again. I thought Ricky was going to keep it for a while considering all the things he's done. Its a great car, although i think the stickers have spoiled it. They are a very personal choice, you need to want to show off to be driving around in a car with that many stickers on it, that otherwise looks standard and sounds quiet (full stainless exhaust in standard small size pipe). If it was a loud and 400 kitted car it would be different I helped Shaun sell it this time and at that point it had a fresh MOT and no issues other than a few bits in the paint. Including a bit of what looked like a paint reaction to something where it was starting to microblister in a couple of areas. Ricky solved this by covering it with stickers, however i think trying to peal the stickers off could easily damage the paint underneath. Especially around the issues
  6. For a Cavalier or manta?
  7. The inner barrel is held in from the back with a round sprung wire sat in a groove. Remove that and the barrel will slide out of the housing. What spring is it you want as i have a draw of old locks and bits for when i need to rebuild or recode a lock.
  8. That was the old blue/purple one wasn't it? I really dislike ebay adverts where they can't even take a picture thats in focus. It takes some skill nowadays to take a blurry picture with all the help built into any digital camera
  9. Is it just me or is that not too much to be paying for a car in that condition?
  10. You are quite cheap as well mate, if you can get away with it
  11. I've never seen anything that shape on a manta either.
  12. About time too mate. Its meant to be driven
  13. I think the wavey bits top right are for the underside of the front turret, they run down to the chassis rail to tie them together. Like the mk2 escort has
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