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    Sam.

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  1. Don't they look great on the road amongst the Euro boxes....😎
  2. Hi. The difference between a s and e engine is very slight realy.

    the block ,pistons ,crank etc are the same ,although the s engine has a blanking plug where the heater hose connects to on a e engine.

    the timing casing has a blank on the e engine whereas the s engine has a hole for the fuel pump.

    the e cylinder head is skimmed to make the higher compression ratio and this results in the head sitting lower obviously so the timing chain top cog is retarded .the cam profile is advanced to allow for this .theoretically a gte cam would be an ideal fit in a s engine with a slightly stretched chain to bring the timing back spot-on.as the lift Durations and angles are identical.

    later e engines and s engines have hardened valve seats for unleaded.

    1. plumster

      plumster

      Cheers for that, you Sir are a veritable mine of information:

      Have a grand xmas.

    2. cam.in.head

      cam.in.head

      No worries mate. You have a great Christmas too .

  3. What is the difference between the E and S version of the engine? Just curious.
  4. I put the front two jacks on the bottom of the chassis swan necks (with the load spread over 12" or so of 3 x 2 wood) I dont use the jacking points. Hopefully the more spread the better, its not bent in half yet..... 😂
  5. They sure will fill up, I put 6 or 8 in as I don't have electric in the garage.
  6. Good news is, next year its years 40 old so when it comes out in April FREE from TAX.. yipeee. 🙉
  7. Howdy Manta creatues, just wondering if anyone does what I do each year & puts their car "up in the air" for winter... I tend to think that the suspension has the full weight of the car compressing it basically all the time, I noticed many years ago that if the suspension relaxed & settled for a couple of days or more, it felt really good when the car came back down. So I put it up on stands over winter nowadays. Also saves having to roll the car to stop tyres flat spotting. Here she is up in the air & then covered up.
  8. Have a word with Martrim, they supply piping ready made, maybe they can supply the internal beading, or point you in the right direction.
  9. Pretty sure its a tight fit push on, but get a 2nd opinion before you writhe the thing out & bust it.
  10. Pricey, but available: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Door-Locking-Interior-Rosettes-Chrome-Vauxhall-Manta-Captain-Admiral-Diplomat-B/133162703808
  11. No problem, I know where they are now.....
  12. Found some of the rascals, I have a dozen, let me know if you need them.
  13. I will have a dig in my box of bits & see how many (if any) I have lurking around.
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