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mantaray

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  1. You will be OK for a couple of years, but it will come back.
  2. Got one in Coventry, not the best but very useable.
  3. Would the 30th Sept. be better for anyone else?
  4. Hosted by the Opel Manta Owner Club. A 76-mile scenic drive through the Cotswolds, including a treasure hunt. Sunday 23rd September 2018 ( may change) Meeting at the McDonalds Evesham 9.30 am This event is open to non-members, would prefer Classics vehicles if possible, but you can use your everyday car if you wish. Entry fees. OMOC members: £5 Non-OMOC members: £ 10 Places need to be booked, limited to 20 max, so please email me at mantaray@crclassics.co.uk to book your place. The Cotswolds timeless quality, beautiful rolling country and charming honey-coloured stone villages is the perfect backdrop to a romantic drive - away from the madding crowd. This circular route passes by beautiful stately homes, several typical Cotswold hill villages, quaint riverside village, the Little Venice of the Cotswolds, an ancient Market Town, a bewitching manor house and a Folly high on the Cotswold escarpment. To drive the route non-stop would only take a couple of hours because the total mileage is75 miles. However, to properly take in the beauty and atmosphere you will, more than likely, spend a good full day full of wonderful memories. Most of the route is using small 'B' roads and ungraded 'local' single track roads with passing places. Even in peak summer tourist times, you will find these roads do not get very busy with traffic.
  5. Got 8 the same as this. Need a good clean but all have good chrome.
  6. Got 2 sets of A series ones.
  7. It can be done, But I find it quicker to just drop the whole front setup with engine and box. You will need a big jack tho, as the front of the car needs to be high to give clearance for the engine to roll out.
  8. OK I'll start this off with a few photos taken from the OMOC FaceBook page. The stand is marked out and members have started to arrive. Let the show begin. Hope to see some of you there.
  9. I started out just like you. Could not afford to pay a garage, so bought a welder and learnt as I went along. As you progress through the car you will only get better. the old saying " Practise makes Perfect " is so true in welding.
  10. Just build it up in sections, and you will be fine. You're doing a great job so far.
  11. If you're not running a heater, could you just remove the heater matrix and allow it to vent through the heater box? Just a thought, may not be workable.
  12. Well done mate, only 2 weeks to go. But at least it will be close to home if you do have any problems.
  13. Can you post a pic of both ends, think I may have a spare.
  14. £200+ IMHO. But if someone needs one who knows.
  15. Great day out at the Modified Nationals, with Simon Peckham. Yes, the Fast & Furious / Max Power cars certainly stamped there mark, but there were a good variety of other cars too. Not too many Old School, but thous that were there stood out from the crowd. Both Mantas drew a lot of attention and compliments. I overheard one chap say to his mate " Wow Look at that" as they approached the car, then after looking around it, as they were leaving, the same chap said to his mate "I f***ing love that!"😁 Definitely think it would be a good show to do next year, either camping or for the day.
  16. Change of plan ! We are now meeting at 9 am,.
  17. Don't know it's at Peterbourgh this weekend.
  18. Modified Nationals this Saturday. Simon Peckham and I are going to head up to this show on Saturday to have a gander. We are just going for the day and will be meeting up at Peterborough services ( A605/A1) at 10am. If anyone would like to join us, please let me know, so we can all meet at the services and travel to the show in convoy so that we will hopefully be able to park up together.
  19. Well the shakedown saga continues, seems that every time I take the Manta out something new happens. Sorted the water leak, but noticed the aux. belt was about to say goodbuy, so that has been changed as well, and then took her out to a small meet up in Banbury. Once again ran great until I was nearly home and then as I went to change gear the selector was like a bowl of soup, flopping all over the place. Got her home to find that the stick support bracket bolts had come loose, so this time they have been put in with thread loc. Then last night I took her down to the club pub meet and dropped in to see a friend on the way home, left to come home about 1 am and all was going well until I pulled off the Warwick bypass, as I approached the T junction at the top of the slip road, I hit the brakes hard to test them and she pulled to the left and locked up a wheel, no real problem but was intrigued as to which wheel was locking up. So when I got to the next straight bit of road I took her up to about 40 and hit the brakes hard again, Once again she pulled hard to the left and locked up the F/Ns wheel, however this time there was also a bang and the feeling of locked brakes. Luckily there was field entry just by me so I got the car off the road and got out to see what was going on only to find that the NS track rod had snapped. OH SHIT!! So I'm stuck on the side of the road at 1.30 am, with no one to phone, wondering how I'm going to get the car home. After a bit of head scratching I had an idea, Could I tie rap it together, I know the tracking would be completely messed up but as I was only about 3 miles from home it might just work. So with the track rod and the wheel hub tie raped together, I generally managed to drive her home. It was the drop spacer that had snapped, so I need to rethink them and come up with something stronger.
  20. Lierdinger tuning are good for panels, only charge 20€ postage/ package.
  21. Bolts can come lose, but may also be the rubber damping bobbins that are worn.
  22. yes got them, PM me for more details.
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