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  1. It could be that the little rubber stopper has perished and fallen off, this results in the handle rattling. If it is play then its easier to replace, they are handed but they are available from lots of different people, pop a wanted ad on here and I am sure you will get a reply soon.
  2. I have an inlet manifold, pm for pics.
  3. I am investigating it because the Cav ones are readily available on ebay for around £40 a pair, cheaper than recon and appeals to my diy ethic. Mind you, its looking like I need to get something sorted soon so I will probably have to get them to do a pair. A mate is going to 3d print the plastic adjusters, they seem very brittle on all my spares units.
  4. I bought a pair of mk3 cav lights made by Lucas and a pair of mk2 cav lights made by Hella. I Dismantled both right hand units and a right hand Manta unit and laid it all out on the bench. In conclusion I cannot see how it is possible to fit either the mk2 or mk3 reflector bowls to the Manta housing. Mk2 reflector is physically larger Mk3 has a big extra bit at one end and is a smaller bowl and is at an angle the means it wont look right when fitted and might affect the beam. So. Im carefully putting them all back together and going back to the drawing board, the two pairs of lamps are going back on ebay !
  5. Take the pipe off that goes to the heater matrix and flush from there, remove the pipe from the matrix, and then put the hose in it, then take off the water pump to thermostat pipe and turn on the hose, it will flush the block. then do the matrix and the radiator.
  6. Its not for a Manta but its GM and its the correct era ! I am after a set of 4, 13inch steel wheels for my Nova. tyres unimportant as I am fitting new ones once I paint them. The spare looks like this. Anyone got anything lurking about ?
  7. Seems cheap, Nice looking car but as you say, its a restoration once you poke at it a bit. Good basis for a full job, it looks complete.
  8. Its not impossible, the worst one is the filler cap, all others are just a case of strip and clean and work out which of the 4 types of tumblers goes where and then replicate that over all locks Filler cap is a horror, so much so that I often start at the filler and do the others to match that ! You have to have two caps and destroy both in different ways to get the parts to rebuild one with the lock coded. Very time consuming but I do have all the kit here now after doing 4 full cars recently
  9. Its a fiddle but its possible. What are you trying to do ? get one key for everything ?
  10. I hope it gets near the money, its a nice standard 1800, its rare. its on the original wheels and is looking like its been looked after.
  11. I have an original 1800 on a Y plate that does not have wipers on the headlights and never has. No wiring, no hint of the motor bolt holes being used and no holes for jets in the bumper. It does have a large washer bottle though. Its not the only oddity with this car if I am honest but its original as far as I can tell. never had paint either.
  12. The part that is moved by the oil plunger is not looking right, I have a cih cover off and in a box in my workshop, let me post a pic up later/tomorrow to compare guides.
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