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  1. Think I have the mechanism and maybe a motor as well, I'll have a look and get back to you.
  2. You could do that, buts it's a lot of work to make up all the new mounting brackets. Scimitar 4HA axel can be modified to fit using all the original mounting points and will take a Jag LSD, lots of different ratios available. If for a Manta B/C then you need a 6 Se axel if for an A series then you need a 5SE axel. This is my 4HA set up I have on my A series.
  3. Don't think it is, but any old info would be welcome so don't throw it away just yet. I'll drop you an email.
  4. Haven't had much spare time over the last couple of weeks, and with last weekend being taken up with the Classics show at the NEC, I have managed to spend today in the garage. The Manta is now all back together and ready for a test run, was hoping to do it today but it started pissing down so that put pay to that idea. Still, need to swop the centre intake over when I get my modified one all painted up but that's not a big job.
  5. Back from another great show at the NEC. A big thanks to Neil Boylan and Steve Legg for showing their cars and everyone who helped out on the stand. Lots of interest in the cars and a few new members, so all in all a good weekend. See you all when we do it again in November. ( If you are interested in displaying your car at the November Classic Show, please contact Simon Peckham)
  6. Who did you try to contact and when did you send the email? If it was me then I have not received anything. Was it an Email or a personal message through the site, if it was a PM through the site, we may be having problems, as I have sent 2 PMs to another member and he has not received them. If you wish to email me at info@crclassics.co.uk ,I will do my best to help you out. Chris.
  7. Front cross member is modified to get engine sitting low. The engine is standard except for: Lightened flywheel G cams from 3.0 V6 1mm enlarged throttle intake Custom manifolds Was putting out 215BHP last time she was on the rollers. R25 gearbox from Carlton , was running a 1.8 manta box but she eat 3 of them, 4HA axle with Jag LSD. changed from std axle as it was a cheap way to change the diff ratios and fit LSD As for how I rate it, Love it to bits.
  8. Engine and box back in, now to reconnect everything.
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/opel-manta-manual-gearbox-getrag/152934333925?hash=item239b98bde5:g:bY4AAOSw-rRanup3
  10. Gearbox back from the builders. Unfortunately, my box was not worth rebuilding, so had to find a replacement and has luck would have it Carl (Mr Carlos) had one for sale. So after a 260-mile round trip, and £250 lighter, the replacement box was dropped off at the builders and I hoped it would all be OK. As Carl had believed all was good with the gears, so new bearing and seals have been fitted and it's good to go. Rebuild cost was £330 which I don't think is too bad, but when you add the replacement box I'm up to £580 which is a bit more than I had budgeted for, but hey-ho that's life.
  11. There is no bulb in the switch.
  12. The Manta getrag box is a 240 , the only difference between a 1.8 and GTE box is the starter is on opposite sides. The R25 is a bigger box from the Carlton. I am running an X25XE in my A, was using a 240 box but broke 3 so have now changed to an R25. R25 getrag box.
  13. If you're running the X25Xe engine, you will definitely need the big axle. You could go for a 4HA out of the scimitar SE5, lots of Ratios and Jag LSDs will fit in them. Altho it is a 4 link axle, if you do not wish to modify the car body with a little modification the axle can be fitted using the original mounting points. (I have a 4HA in my A series mounted on original points.) What gearbox are you using? The Manta 1.8 box is OK, but if you use the car in anger it will not last long. R25( Carlton with Mec speedo drive & clutch cable) or R25/28 ( Omega with hydraulic clutch & Electic speed sensor) are a stronger box, but bigger in size.
  14. You learn something new every day. In that case, the 1.2 (never imported to UK) has a 4.11:1 diff and the 1.6N has a 3.70:1 diff
  15. The only difference between a 1600 and 1900 axle is the diff ratios Generally, the 1.6 has a 3.67:1 and the 1.9 a 3.44:1, But a 3.89:1 or 3.16:1were also available. ( very rare) I also noticed that the first link for the 1.6 axel, has an ally torque tube from a Manta B fitted instead of the standard steel one fitted to Manta A's Manta B axels are the same as the A axel except for the ally torque tube and they are 1 inch wider. If you find a Manta axel with an LSD fitted, then you are a very lucky man.
  16. Well worth getting the parts sandblasted if you can, It's the only way to clean them up properly.
  17. Graham Taylor also has a green A, but would not dare think about if that will ever see the road again.
  18. Very nice. Looks a tidy car, will not take much work to get her looking spot on.
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