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    David Howell

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  1. Yes i think so for a road car, for a rally car the sub 2 turns with power steering wouldn't be an issue. Retropower were talking about getting their own quickracks made up for the manta as the quaife ones can be a little hit and miss for accuracy. Don't think they got anywhere with it though as they are so busy with other things. I know the feeling i have loads of ideas for projects written down that never get any further than that
  2. R1 carbs are expensive now (due to all the magazine features mentioning them specificaly) but there are other Mikuni bike carbs fitted to different bikes of the same design that can be had for less. You just need to know a bike guy who can help find the right set, or spend time searching ebay for sizes of carb. Add a Nodiz ignition system and it can be done for a reasonable price, especially if you sell the XE injection stuff to offset the costs. They do sound sooooo much better on carbs
  3. Yep, its much nicer to drive with the epas fitted. Just checked and Quaife state 2.5turns for their rack. I have one fitted on my 1800 hatch and checking that its just over 2, when it was fitted to my exclusive uprights it was under 2.
  4. The racks are the same on the exclusive/gte/1.8 at 3.5 turns lock to lock, there is a difference in the hole position for the trackrod end into the upright that makes the gte/exclusive a tad quicker but not a lot. You can get quick rack kits from quaife that they list as 2.5 or 2.25 (can't remember which) which you then build into an existing casing. However thay actually work out a little under 2 when they are actually on the car
  5. Never had aluminium ones, but i use solid top mounts on all my cars. I get plates laser cut and weld them to the original ones to make them solid https://mantaclub.org/forums/topic/41621
  6. Yes you can get drum ones with a shaft to go into drills etc like this https://www.frost.co.uk/shaft-mounted-strip-disc/ once they were down a bit they are really useful for the little nooks and crannies
  7. Get yourself a Poly strip and clean disc to remove the paint i have the 115mm ones for my angle grinders and also small 50mm ones for air tools (for hard to get places) They will remove paint/filler and even underseal (although underseal wears them down quickly) but will not harm the metal itself.
  8. I'd try a different oil. While that oil is the same part number as the original and no doubt meets the same test criteria it is much much thinner than the original oil physically (they don't mention a viscosity on the bottle). I put it in a gearbox of a customers car and found it was knotchy so swapped for a quality semi sythetic of the right grade, the box went back to being smooth again. Its not guarenteed thats the issue with yours, but its the simpliest/cheapest thing to try anyway. I think with a bit of wear inside the box too thin an oil shows the wear as knotchy
  9. My mate has an all singing/all dancing 2.3 going in his mk2 escort rally car. That uses a Vauxhall Signam 2.2 XE block as it has a taller deck height so you can run a longer stroke crank.
  10. How high is your garage roof beams? you might be able to make one that lets you turn it onto its side but not fully over. Or make one on wheels and pul it outside to rotate then push back in upside down maybe? My garage that the first/lowest one was used in has 5'11" beams. But the pivot point of that one wasn't right as the shell was top heavy and didn't rotate easily. The pivot point wants to be offset from the mounting bar (like the 2nd jig i made) by about 3 or 4 inches from memory. So i think you could just about get it around in a 6'6" space, but you would need to get the pivot point spot on to stop it hitting the floor/roof.
  11. I put up some dimensions of the 3 different ones i have in use currently at
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