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  1. These are really clean examples, the red one brings back memories of my better specced one with proper velour seats 😎However, by 1987 my 1977 1.9 GL had a significant amount of fibreglass matting in the passengers floor both front & back. The swan necks were an mot fail by 1989. Granted the amount of salt on the roads & blown from the sea where I lived had a significant effect & there weren’t any other makes that fared better but I do wonder if some of these had more paint underneath or better sealer/rubber on the bulkhead or is it simply comparatively low humidity & no salt exposure.
  2. Here’s another, 1600L in resplendent red, good MoT history what’s going on?! https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223942107213
  3. This looks mint! well orange actually but check out the basic 1300 from 1980 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F274306354555
  4. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143556236605
  5. I guess with nationwide health concerns that the market is temporarily suppressed. Tough on Paul ☹️
  6. Trooker

    GTE clutch

    I keep a watch list going for Manta bits on eBay & saw this, no idea if its any good for you though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Ascona-Manta-2000-CIH-engine-paddle-clutch/153858479231?hash=item23d2ae147f:g:pm4AAOSwpB5eZihC Try this link too YMMV https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem/90189816
  7. The eBay one went for £3651 & hasn’t been relisted but I guess there’s still time. It’s funny how colours make a difference, if the dvca one had been that spec but red with a black vinyl roof & red interior I’d be sorely tempted at the £800-£1200 range.
  8. Mmm, yes, looks like it was bought by a guy who trades on eBay, shame it wasn't direct to an enthusiast but I still think that 2K isn't a bad price given the project thread and what appears to be the general condition.
  9. Trooker

    New swan neck

    Herman, your pictures and descriptions are really helpful, I've never seen the injectors out & have wondered about the O-rings I've read about too, it suddenly feels a bit more do-able. We will be facing additional ethanol in petrol in the UK in the near future as the government is proposing E10 like you already have. There's a lot of fake hose on eBay but I did find a seller with proper CODAN SAE J30 from Denmark, haven't got around to getting it yet mind you but its on the lengthy to-do list! Cheers Alex
  10. Ah so you were more than tempted 🙈 if you got it for £1500 that would be a real bargain assuming its been in a lockup since the pics were taken.
  11. It certainly looks like a project with good potential. When my ‘project’ arrived at home my Mrs christened it the Mid Life Crisis, said it was an embarrassing wreck & swore never to set foot in it. Guess I should have tested the water slightly first 😬
  12. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F274297267317 no record of Mot on Gov website. Alas it’s a long way from me.
  13. Looks to be in very good condition, I’m not a fan of those wheels on a MK1 but that’s easy sorted https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F274293341499
  14. The quick solution for improved brakes is to connect with David at http://www.mantasport.co.uk he’s on here too. There are some members past & present that have been working with & rebuilding Manta’s for decades which gives a kind of encyclopaedic knowledge, however, conversions lack an index so you sometimes need to trawl through it a bit for context. Will you be starting a project thread?
  15. Welcome Dave! What further tinkering are you planning? cheers Alex
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