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Irmscher Man

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Irmscher Man last won the day on October 14

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    Opel / VX / HSV cars, Good Ale and proper music.
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    Paul Brennecker

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  1. So sorry to hear your news Herman. Having been through something similar with my father, there is something to be gained from enjoying what time is left. When the weather was nice, we used to head off in the car for a drive, and stop off for a coffee and a cake. Those simplest things made treasured memories. Very wise words for all of us blokes, especially as we all hate going to see the doctor.
  2. Some great cars there Herman but yours is my fave by far! Sorry to hear about your brother, hope the situation improves. It’s always good to be able to have a break from the treadmill and smell some petrol, so I’m glad you managed to enjoy the day. Our thoughts are with you.
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  4. Yes, it’s a good size isn’t it! We wanted the repair panel to be a good quality item that wasn’t going to be a ball ache to fit. As the centre part of the shelf on top of the bulkhead is quite visible in the engine bay, it should work quite well. No point doing half a job eh!
  5. Yes - I have been buying various panels for my own use for over 25 years now and when anything crops up that looks to be super rare of I know it will "come in handy" I bought it and put it up the loft or in my unit. I have pretty much every available panel for a coupe including some really hard to find bits, but then again I have 3 Coupes to keep going and no intention of selling any of them just yet! The good news is that I've also been doing this for the club for the last few years too and we have a decent little stock of panels that we will be looking at getting reproduced with our supplier. The ones that we have for reproduction are: Opel Manta A Front lower Valance Opel Manta C Coupe rear panel Opel Manta C Coupe – Complete Roof Skin (non Sunroof obv!) Opel Manta C Offside doorskin Opel Manta C Offside outer wing Opel Manta C N/S and O/S inner wings Opel Manta C Coupe rear quarter panel We are always looking out for other items that would be useful and/or rare and fortunately, we do get tipped off to quite a few before they come up for general sale as we have a good network of contacts in Europe.
  6. Manta B Battery Tray Repair Panel - UPDATE 11th Oct '21 Further news from the manufacturers this morning, and the first batch of 20 Battery trays are pressed and are being prepared today, so we will be in a position to start taking orders for these imminently. I would like to make ordering them as simple as possible, so we will contact everyone who expressed an interest with order details. We will accept payment via Paypal or direct Bank Transfer, (which would be preferable as it would save the club some funds as we wont have to pay the 2.9% transaction fee) Cost per item is £114.14 +VAT (£136.99)- and club members will get a 10% discount (£123.30). I'm not sure of shipping costs yet, as we haven't had them weighed and obviously, this will be dependant on where they are being sent. They should be ready for shipping by next week with any luck, but will keep you all posted. As you can see, the Battery Clamp is not fixed, so you can use the locating points to fix this as per the original, or move or delete it to your requirements. The Captive nut is also not fitted so will need to be sorted as part of fitment. This has helped to keep finishing costs down.
  7. Manta B Battery Repair Panels - UPDATE For all those of you that showed an interest in the remanufactured Manta B Battery Tray repair panels. I have spoken with Mike, the MD of Expressed Steel Panels today and he has confirmed that the initial run of 20 panels has been pressed and is now ready to go into finishing. We are in discussion about whether to have the battery retaining lug as a separate item, so that you can locate it wherever you wish...and use a larger battery (or delete the part entirely). Note - I will be sending emails out to you individually in the near future with further details on how to pay etc. Various payment methods can be accepted (Paypal / bank transfer etc / Credit card etc)
  8. Welcome Bruce, good to have you here. I’m sure you will find some folks that are willing to help out with any technical queries that crop up. They are simple cars by today’s standards but sourcing parts can sometimes be tricky but this is where the members can out too. There are some good suppliers in Germany and The Netherlands, if you know where to look. Good luck with the Resto’s ……and don’t forget to post some pics!
  9. Bit of an update as I spoke to Expressed panels today. The battery tray is next to go into production and they hope to have the first items available within the next few weeks. Production starts on Saturday, so I will check in with them again next week and see how things are going.
  10. Hi Kal and welcome to the club, glad to have you on board. We recognise the car from lurking around at Fuzz’s place!
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