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  1. Thanks, mate, i really appreciate it. I would like to use the proper stuff if i could. Not fussed if i have to order it as i have a bit to keep my busy before i get onto the windows 🙂 Andy
  2. Looking very nice. You got a link to the window sealant as i need to fit my windows in a week or so and wasn't too sure what was the best stuff to use as it was a while ago i last fitted them!!
  3. A bit of a turn up for the books today. As the weather was so nice today i thought it would be good to get the doors back on the car (which is not an easy job on the own) so i asked the Missus if she would help, and she did!! Which is amazing as she does not love the car and never normally helps even if i ask nicely!! Wings going back on Tuesday and that's all the panels fitted, so time to then fit the windows and get polishing! More pics to follow, especially on the polishing process! Andy
  4. The sun lounge worked great as a spray booth 🙂 Its getting rebuilt now i finished the car! If i had the facilities or space to create some i would love to do more painting as i really enjoyed it and learnt a whole load in the process. I wasn't as keen on all the sanding 🙂 i have the Lambretta to paint next and with all i have learnt doing the Opel i hope its going to come out even better.
  5. Its starting to come together now 🙂 Everything all painted, just got to put everything back on carefully now 🙂
  6. What are you doing with the front suspension to get the engine and box in? Andy
  7. WOW, 75 euros, i should have bought a whole bunch of them at the time!!
  8. That is the back of the fog light switch and pushes in from behind the cluster with the front fitting in "from the front!" If you don't have a front i might have one in my box of bits in the loft. I dont have a fog light so only have the wiper one on mine 🙂
  9. I have the top indicator part kicking around. Not sure on condition etc.. but can dig it out of the loft tomorrow and take some pics.
  10. Thanks for the link. I knew they were changing, i will do some reading up! Andy
  11. The white one looks like the wiper motor. and the black one in the footwell is either the rear heater or fog light. You will see them to the left and right of the dials on the dash. Left is rear window heater and righ tfog light or they are sometimes blanked off if not used. This also might help you out!! https://www.theopelproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Opel-Manta-A-Series-Wiring-Diagram.pdf Also washer pump does not look like original Opel one? Andy
  12. I need to get some new number plates for the car as there is no way i can put the old ones back on!! And i quite fancy getting something with a bit of Opel branding on them, anyone got any recommendations? Andy
  13. If your going to fit the later one like Moodoo has in the pic further up the part number is. (which i would recommend) Steering Column Bottom Bearing – 90023940
  14. One of those drive in type tents might do the job. Problem is apart from the front garden, there is no where else that it would fit 🙂
  15. Yep, i need to get a double garage! The quarter panels didn't come out quite as good as the rest but im hoping i can save it with a bit of flatting and polishing, if not now i know i can get a decent job with the equipment i have i will see if i can look at doing it again next spring. Maybe i can build portable booth in the front garden that has more space!! not sure the missus will like it 🙂 Its a real shame no one rents spray booths out! Andy
  16. Time to start fitting all those nice new shiny parts that i have been saving all these years. The rear turn lenses from Opel GT Source are looking good!!
  17. Bonnet Time 🙂 Only the doors left to finish now!
  18. Thanks, Richard The gun used makes so much difference. I have a cheap one which is ok for the primer but the finish between that and the Devilbiss are miles apart. Just prepping the bonnet, which is loads of work!! I should be an expert buy the time i get around to the Lambretta!!
  19. Hi Mate Here is the chain and guides. I think i might have the long guide as well but need to get up in the loft and have a rummage which i can do tomorrow. All new parts, the chain packet has been opened as i need to check it against an original GM chain to make sure it was the same length. Guides are remade in Germany i think. Andy
  20. No problem. I will dig the chain and guides out tomorrow and get some pics for you. Andy
  21. These guys are good for the bearings etc.. https://www.cs-parts.de/index.php?k=67 and i have a brand new timing chain and the chain tensioning guide if you interested. You will struggle for the oil pump gears as any new ones will be super expensive unless you are very lucky to find someone who has a set that they don't realise what they are for 🙂 Also get the rubber rocker cover and sump gaskets. So much better than the cork ones. I probably have the part numbers somewhere, will see if i can look them out.
  22. The problem with painting the car yourself if your as picky as me is that when you get one bit really good like the nose cone you then end up having to re-paint the other bits to the same level!! Think the wing repaint came out ok 🙂 I now have my DA mop, cutting compounds and I'm just waiting for the 3M Trizac 3000 discs to arrive and i can start testing out the polishing side of things! Andy
  23. Rather you that me! That's a lot of engine and box to squeeze in an A!! I will keep an eye on your thread as it will be interesting to see how you go about it 🙂 Andy
  24. Nice looking A. I did think about going for big dodge challenger style strips on mine but ended up deciding to go back to standard looking. Nothing wrong with not sticking as totally standard. I like the standard from the outsider look (apart from the wheels) and then upgraded internals 🙂 What's the dream version of a Manta?? Andy
  25. A VERY RARE COLOUR ,METALLIC BLUE WHICH ONLY CAME AS AN OPTIONAL EXTRA IN THESE SR SPEC CAR IS TOTALLY COMPLETE WITH NOTHING MISSING Which bit is the rare one! and it looks like it has been made up from lots of other rare ones as well!
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