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Irmscher Man

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  1. Hi Adam, I’m very so to hear the sad new about your Grandfather. He was a lovely chap and I had the pleasure of meeting him at lots of meetings when he came along in his lovely A series. He will be missed by his Manta family. May I pass on our condolences from the club committee and all members. He was a real enthusiast and will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with you all, Paul.
  2. Irmscher Man

    24v head

    Hi Buz, im just catching up on this thread....not had a look in for a while If it’s a frontera 2.4, I will put good money on the cylinder bores being oval and requiring a rebore or even hardened liners to sort it out. How did you get on with things on the bottom end?
  3. Fitting the Decals : Initially, make sure the decals are flat. If they have any ripples in them, they will not fit properly. Ensure that the area on the car is clean and perfectly dry. Wash the car first, then wipe over with meths to remove any wax or residue. Now make sure that you know where the decals have to go. The blitz obviously sits centrally on the front panel. The “Manta GT/E” on either side of the car with one word on the door and the other on the wing. These fit just above the swage line. The remaining GT/E’s go on the front lower airdam and the bootlid.
  4. Very sad news about Ian Virco. One of the cornerstones of the OMOC has now passed. Ian had been around in the club for as long as I can remember. I think I first met him back in the early '90's and as a fairly local member to me, we had been friends ever since. He shared many interests with me - being into Music and Trains as well as Mantas. I lost count of the number of Railway events we had been to over the years.....I think the last one was a Diesel Loco Gala at the Severn Valley Railway in 2016 where we had a great Pie and Chips dinner. Some of you may know that Ian was involved in repairing some of the heritage diesel engines, (specifically Sulzer Class 45 Diesels) and was a dab hand at changing brakes and doing general maintenance on these beasts......certainly a lot more to them than a Manta! As well as singing in the local Choir and being mad keen on Ellie Goulding - there are probably quite a few things that would surprise folks about Ian.....he was one of a kind. Encyclopedic Knowledge, quick witted and funny, occasionally quite obstinate but always just and fair and I don't think I ever heard him say a bad word about anybody.....despite what he may have thought! There was nothing he wouldn't do to help someone in need and I'm glad that he had a friend with him when he passed. The last few years had been quite difficult for him and his health had certainly been quite variable. I must admit, I was really quite upset when I heard the news on Sunday and had a few sad moments reflecting on life and our friendships that we make as we go along. It is a real lesson that we should all live life to the full and be kind to one another, just as Ian tried to do.......you never know what is round the corner afterall. I've been in touch with the rest of the OMOC committee and we all agree that we shall try and make arrangements for some representation from the OMOC at his Funeral.....although with current restrictions, that may have to be a message and a wreath of flowers. Pic - Ian receiving his prize for "Old Gold" at Billing in 2010
  5. The organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, have decided there is no alternative but to postpone the 2020 event, despite pulling out all the stops to try and make the annual season finale happen. The OMOC were due to have a larger stand than usual and we had already looked at what PPE equipment we would need to keep ourselves and our visitors safe. We had decided not to open up the club shop this year and to restrict the number of OMOC members on the stand at any single time. We were going to supply full face masks and alcohol hand Gel to all OMOC members attending. We had also put in place "Covid exposure" questionnaires for all club members to complete 2 weeks before attending, so that we were doing our own due diligence checks and procedures. Unfortunately, even with all these protections in place, the risk is considered too high by the show organisers.....something I guess we all expected this year. Read More...... https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/article/classic-motor-show-update-210920
  6. Irmscher Man

    24v head

    I’m currently working on a 16v CIH engine, and have the refurbished head in the workshop. I’m now looking at getting the 2.4 bottom end sorted out and have a brilliant local machine shop that are helping me with the build. I’m happy to share photos, tips, knowledge etc as there are plenty of pitfalls in doing this conversion. Total cost can run into many thousands though, as the cams alone aren’t cheap. photoS for inspiration!
  7. As per title. Please drop me a message if you have any going spare. I’m specifically after the coupe hockey sticks, (the wheel arch sections) but happy to buy a full set if you don’t want to split them.
  8. These always came as standard fitment for all Irmscher conversions, even as far back at the late seventies. When I bought a new Enem cam for the i200 in 1990, the Oil bath raiser tube was part of the kit. I have just made a small order for half a dozen of them, so we can put a few on sale via the club shop.
  9. FURTHER UPDATE ! Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the August dates for the Restoration show are now not possible, so this show has been postponed until March of 2021. The message from the show organisers is as follows: Important update regarding the show As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, will now be postponed to 26-28 March 2021. Everyone involved in putting the show together is extremely disappointed that the ultimate restoration experience will not be brought to the community this year. However, the health and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is of the upmost importance. With the government’s roadmap suggesting that restrictions on movement will still be in place for some time, it is therefore the right decision for us to cease planning for an event of this size and importance in August. We will now be putting all our efforts into delivering an extra special restoration show in 2021 and a fantastic meeting of the community for our flagship event, the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, in November. Clarion Events is working with other event organisers, venues and government to develop guidelines on how to deliver the best versions of our events while ensuring the health and safety of all involved. We will update you further on the measures we are putting in place in due course Exhibitor, Sponsor and Trader Information All stand and sponsorship bookings will be transferred to the 2021 dateline. What to do next You don't need to do anything at this stage as all stand and sponsorship bookings will be transferred to the 2021 event. If you have any specific queries about the 2021 show then please contact your usual Stand Sales representative. However, they will be in touch soon to discuss participation in the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, in November, which we plan to run as scheduled. Any questions? If you are a trader or stand holder, please contact your usual Sales Team representative: Trade stands: Robbie McBride, Sales Manager, +44 (0)20 7384 8062, robbie.mcbride@clarionevents.com Romone McCrae, Senior Sales Executive, +44 (0)20 7384 7786, romone.mccrae@clarionevents.com Autojumble/Trader Village: Helen Morton, +44 (0)7545 160 353, morvisevents@yahoo.co.uk For any questions regarding the event more generally please contact info@necrestorationshow.com We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our cherished visitors, partners, traders and car clubs for their continued patience and support during these challenging and unprecedented times. We look forward to when we can all meet again to celebrate our wonderful community. Take care and stay safe, The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery team Our Show Partners
  10. Further Update - Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show We are pleased to confirm that the rescheduled dates for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, are 7-9 August at NEC Birmingham.... Obviously, the unfolding Covid-19 Situation may still interfere but lets keep our fingers crossed. If you haven't yet got your tickets yet, not a problem as they are back on sale again! Get yours today to join us - we can't wait to see you in a few months! https://bit.ly/2Lq31YO If you've already got your tickets, don't worry, they'll automatically be carried over.
  11. (Also Posted on the OMOC Members Facebook Page) 2020 is rapidly turning into the worst year in living memory with work and social life being heavily affected by the Covid-19 global outbreak. It all seems like something from a movie, but we are gradually coming to terms with that fact that this is a very real threat and potentially here to stay for a while. As a result, we are seeing that most of the events in the Classic Car World are being cancelled, what with the NEC Restoration show being cancelled alongside many other national and local meets. This is going to impact our hobby for the rest of the year. All is not lost though - we have our Facebook group and Web Forum so that we can keep in touch. Some may say that the social media has helped stir up this issue, but we can also use it for keeping in touch with each other. We can organise some live events and potentially virtual car shows too. We could make the most of the time to get some of those projects underway and share what you are doing with other members, who will be only to interested to see what you are up to! As for the VBOA show in the summer, we will obviously keep an eye on the situation and advise of any changes in proceedings. I’m lucky in that I live near to Sywell and am a fairly frequent visitor, and with Shaun also a member of the OMOC, we should get to hear if the situations changes. Please bear this in mind when looking to make plans for the summer. Our thoughts must go to those that will undoubtedly suffer throughout this time. Those that have elderly relatives and especially those in the care system. Folks with school age children will also be worrying about how they will cope. For all of us with jobs, that is also another concern. How long can the country be locked down like this before we all start to feel the effects. I know that some people have already lost their jobs as a direct result and our thoughts go out to you all. I think understandably, our plans for the rest of the year, including the NEC Practical Classics Restoration Show on 27-29th March are now all on hold until we receive further instruction. The organisers are looking to reschedule for later on in the year. At present, the Nation Classics Motor Show in November is still going ahead but I guess time will tell. Advice from the WHO and the UK government is being followed. As soon as we have any more news, it will be posted on our social media. This is a very difficult moment for the world - not just clubs having to cancel shows - and every sector of society is being affected. Most of us have never seen anything of this magnitude before in our lifetime and the swiftness of its escalation has been shocking and disturbing. It is our sincere wish that you all take care of yourselves, be safe, be vigilant, and, most importantly, treat each other with kindness, respect, and mindfulness, and love for humankind. In the meantime - get in the garage and socially isolate yourself doing something good for your Manta! Paul B OMOC Chairman
  12. SHOW UPDATE - PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW IS POSTPONED. I have just heard from the organisers that the Practical Classics Restoration show at the NEC at the end of March 2020 has been postponed due to the current global health crisis. As you probably know, the OMOC were planning to display 4 cars at the event this year and had been given quite a decent sized plot, so this is a real disappointment but completely understandable. Even between ourselves, we had begun to think about who would be best staying away from the show and who could offer cover.....now the decision has been made we don't have to worry about unncessary exposure to 1000's of people over the course of the weekend. Details from the site; " The event team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and government guidelines regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and therefore the only action for all involved is to postpone. We are working with the NEC to find suitable options to reschedule the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery, please bear with us as we work to secure a new date line. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled date." For more details please see the main organisers site. https://www.necrestorationshow.com/
  13. Did you have any joy finding the GT/J and Berlinetta decals? The shop is in the process of ordering some new decals so if you need some, we can organise this for you.
  14. Good advice Herman, and especially important to look at those fuel lines and petrol tank when the car is stored over winter. I have heard a few tales of the Bio-Ethanol petrol going stale, attracting water and rotting a tank out from the inside. I have been using Millers Tank Safe for a while now, which helps alleviate this problem - https://www.millersoils-shop.co.uk/tank-safe Also, for looking after your tyres over winter, I've been using "Tyre Savers" which are generally available from caravan supply shops but they are cheap and they really work. The tyres on my i200 are quite a few years old now and are as good as new. No flat spots at all. Keeping them out of direct sunlight is also really important as the UV degrades the rubber, especially on cheaper tyres. Tyre Savers - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Streetwize-LWACC47-Tyre-Saver/dp/B00BHWO8R6/ref=asc_df_B00BHWO8R6/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309944223565&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4487802763936799966&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006672&hvtargid=pla-533038248628&psc=1
  15. Can’t be many of the poverty spec B series about now. This would be a such a great resto project. Looks solid enough and complete. It will be interesting to see what it fetches. It’s already at £4250 so might go a bit further yet.
  16. Great that you have made some progress mate. I had forgotten just how nice that colour is, haven’t seen one for years. Are there another others in the club I wonder?
  17. Very rare Irmscher Sport steering wheel, as evo3000 says. Try finding one of them second hand!
  18. That was strong money but a really well sorted car, so it goes to show just how much prices are rising now.
  19. Just to let you know that the OMOC has purchased this item today for the club supply of panels for remanufacture. It is one of the amazing benefits that we have as a club, as have some funds in the bank and we are using them to stock up on these parts so that we have a future for the cars and the club. Some panels are already in the process of being remanufactured by our provider Expressed Steel Panels. Exciting times ahead!
  20. I was thinking Letterbox too, and Herman, your English is brilliant.....Letterbox is exactly the right word.
  21. Those wipers are a pain though, easily broken (I’ve got them on my B series and they have a mind of their own!)
  22. In some European countries it was a requirement for cars to have a headlamp washer system, so the square lamps were the only option. You see a lot of European i200’s with the square lamps. These would usually have the larger square washer bottle. In the UK the washer system wasn’t installed so the small round washer bottle was used instead. The twin headlamps on UK spec i200s were different to the later exclusives in that the Irmscher system has the lamps bolted into a steel cradle and the bezels are removable.
  23. Spotted this whilst browsing tonight. Looks to be in completely original specification, down to the Irmscher exhaust and cardboard radiator tray. €28,500 or £ 24,500 https://www.reezocar.com/en/voiture-occasion/opel-manta-RZCATMDE273827819.html
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