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daverwd last won the day on June 7 2012

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About daverwd

  • Birthday 27/09/1970

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    co.meath ireland
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    tennis & building replica rally road cars .. what a mix.. have built replicas of a fiat 131 abarth .. ford rs200...manta400
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    David Curley

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  1. .. https://rustbulletuk.com/en/12-rust-bullet-automotive-car-rust-treatment-paint-and-metal-primer Best stuff I have ever used ...
  2. My manta started out life as a gt/e model , Can I ask what springs are people using in there opel manta 400 replicas . ? How much are you lowering by to get a nice ride height for road use ? Any info much appreciated..
  3. Thanks for info .. I will have a look at your build 👍
  4. Anyone recommend where I could purchase good quality chassis legs for manta b ? ... legs appear to have an inner & outter section .. will also require the swan neck sections or does that come as complete section with chassis leg replacements .. thanks in advance of any info given 👍
  5. My rad switch is in the top left corner of my radiator & never had a problem ..
  6. You will need a distributor & cam pulley wheel from an manta GT/J (1800cc engine) You will also need a mounting bracket ... this was supplied to me by one of the guys on here Gary Watson.. got a set of ignition leads made by Magnacor.. to take the old fitting on the distributor & the new type fitting at the plugs... hope this helps..
  7. didn't use an oil cooler in mine .. no issues
  8. Capri mk3 = manta400 indicators from what I remember
  9. seriously fantastic car... well done on a fab job...
  10. Cheers Tony... hopefully back on the road for the weekend ..
  11. the quote's I got were roughly £700 ish from SBD ... £520 ish from QED ... £195 ish from TRECHII .. After receiving the quote from trechii , I sent 2 emails & rang several times ( 8 times actually ) trying to organise an over night courier rather than the post , but got no replies ,so gave up on them .. I rang my local motor factors who I have dealt with for years & they came back with a price of €460 for valves , guides, hydraulic lifters , collets & head gasket & they had them ready for me to collect the next day ... so ran with the motor factors.. the valves are made by F A I ... Don't really know much about them but have been told they are perfectly good quality for a standard road engine .. And of course the bolts that gave me the problem in the first place in the idler pulleys which were 10.9 quality have now been upgraded to 12.4 quality.. they cost €1 each..
  12. got sorted on parts guys .. Thanks for all the replies
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