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  1. Had a quick check today, only movement is in the donut which is in good condition. I put a standard one on last time as the heavy duty ones kept on cracking, maybe I should get another heavy duty one.
  2. It's got a steel torque tube, so that should be ok.
  3. Yes it's speed related, the vibration stops when I ease off - and comes back if I accelerate to the same speed again. The gearbox mount is the uprated type from edelschmiede, I'll check everything on the weekend. It's not the noise from the gear lever, it sounds as if it's somewhere between the handbrake lever and back seats.
  4. There is a vibration and noise coming from the area around the middle of the gear tunnel when travelling at motorway speeds. At lower speeds and under acceleration there's no noise or vibration. The diff had new bearings around 5000 miles ago and I fitted a new torque tube donut, bearing and bushes last year. I've had a quick look under the car and it looks like the gearbox and diff oil seals have leaked a bit as well, these were also changed last year. I know the gearbox needs a new input shaft bearing as it's noisy. Does anyone have any ideas on what's causing the problem? Thank you.
  5. Thank you for the information, think I need to increase the value of my car for insurance purposes.
  6. The description for the car has gone. To get this sort of money was it low mileage, one owner, unmodified, etc? What restoration did it need?
  7. It was a members car, I thought all the information other than chassis number and colour would have been the same on all GT/E coupes. The colour is polar white.
  8. When I got my GT/E it didn't have a VIN plate with it. The chassis number on the floor is still there so I have no problems when it's MOT time, but I want to get a VIN plate for it. It's a 1985 GT/E coupe in white - can anyone give the the information I need to complete the VIN for this car and colour combination? Thank you
  9. I've been using Wilwood Midilite for around 8 years. The car is on the road all year round and I haven't had any problems to date, I've only changed pads and discs during this time. I'm sure some on here use Astra GT/E or mk3 Cavalier calipers with 256mm discs.
  10. Last week I had no indicators on my Manta. All the earths were fine, it turned out to be a problem with the rear light cluster, a burnt out relay and the indicator/hazard switch assembly.
  11. It was reading ok until a couple of months ago, so I'll check the voltage inside the car. I didn't know the voltage gauge could be adjusted, still learning things after all these years!
  12. The volt meter on my Manta doesn't go past the orange section. The battery is charging and the voltage at the back of the alternator is ok. Is the gauge likely to be faulty?
  13. Thanks for the help, all sorted now.
  14. How tight should the u bolt on the prop be, I have always guessed. I've just changed the rubber donut and bearing again so want to get this as accurate as possible this time! Thanks
  15. Ems

    Track Manta

    Like you I have also considered selling the car as I have nowhere dry to store it. It would be better for the car if it was inside a warm garage all winter. My car hasn't been too bad, I wash and wax it before winter to give it some protection, after this it only gets the occasional wash until it warms up again. Now it's got some surface rust in places where the filler that blends the arches to the shell has cracked and a few small patches elsewhere. I'm not too worried at the moment as I'd like to get it re-sprayed within the next couple of years. Underneath was solid when it had the last MOT. During winter I have more of a problem with water getting in to the car, the windows misting up and a useless heater.
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