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  1. Interesting read never bothered with striping an alternator down, I have always bought a re-coned exchange one.
  2. The next Midlands area meet, will be on Friday evening the 20th April from about 7.30 pm at the Royal Horse, Poseidon Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6SW,
  3. Looking for advice Have any of you had any experience of either Hi-Torque or Drive-Touque clutch kits?
  4. I took it to the crusher on the trailer. I did look at re-paring it, but the cost was too high. So went down the re-shell route. the boot lid, doors are on my current A, and the nose-corn is on Simon P Manta A estate.
  5. Wow, been a while since I added to this thread. The car made it to the NEC, for the Classic Motor Show, and drew a lot of attention but the gearbox was still whining, so I guess that it was not the thrust bearing after all. In Jan 2017 while cleaning the car I found that the paintwork had micro blistered all over the roof and boot lid. So she went back to the paint shop to get it sorted. In the end, we ended up repainting both rear quarters, boot lid and roof. The engine has now been removed again so I get get the gearbox sent away for a rebuild and hopefully stop the whining.
  6. Repair panel does not have the lip. You will need to joggle the lip on yourself. To do this you will need a tool like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/221845805694?chn=ps&adgroupid=49962971442&rlsatarget=pla-378951013622&abcId=1129946&adtype=pla&merchantid=113691900&poi=&googleloc=1006656&device=c&campaignid=974960578&crdt=0
  7. Lots of info on the X20Xe swop on the forum. try searching for 16valve, redtop in the search and spend a few evening going through the results.
  8. Got petrol tank, does have a dent to underside but is solid. £40 collection from Coventry.
  9. My car will also be MOT exempt but I will still get an MOT each year. Rather be safe than sorry.
  10. Would have been worth giving it a coat of paint before you put it back together, or maybe you did but didn't take a pic LOL Good fix BTW.
  11. Along with regalia shop. The green A you can just see was owned by Paul Crotty and is now owned by Graham Taylor.
  12. DM should be PM (personal message),
  13. http://biggred.co.uk/ can supply parts but also do a full refurb for around £100 / pair
  14. Chances are it will be the rear cylinder pistons are stuck, Dismantle the rear shoes and remove the brake cylinder from the backing plate. If you now remove the rubber boots from both ends the pistons can be pushed out. Clean everything up and reassemble, assuming the seals are good.
  15. If you can get your self one of these books, lots of good easy to understand DIY. the diagram above looks like it has been taken from this book. https://haynes.com/en-gb/opel-ascona-manta-b-series-sept-75-88-haynes-repair-manual
  16. And that was just the Manta Club, no VBOA at Billing in those days.
  17. Don't know about the others, but the white A series in the background is definitely dead, I crunched it in 97. The i200 is still around.
  18. I have got some spare but will be expensive to send to Israel. Never taken the stud out of a head before but I'll give it a try if you need me to.
  19. This who I use. http://stores.ebay.de/Opel-Tuning-Leidinger/_i.html?_fsub=-33&_sc=1&_sop=1
  20. This why I love the internet. You get to see modifications that are commonplace in other countries, but not seen here in the UK. Must admit the dash does look good and not out of place.
  21. You must do a how to on fitting the dash, please. will be very interesting how it all goes. Good luck with the restoration.
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