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  1. Makes sense as it’s a fair hike for you. Be good to meet somehow
  2. Anyone planning on going to Goodwood? http://retroridesweekender.com
  3. A part time workmate is trying all kinds of entrepreneurial enterprises, the latest is that he & some mates have hired an old bank vault & putting together an Escape-room/escape game. They wanted to set the scene a few years ago & wanted a 'period getaway car' and don't remember Manta's running around so it seemed like what they needed so asked me to use the car. This was the main actor forgetting his lines hence the script on the windscreen. I imagine that there will be a 5 second clip of the car arriving or leaving. Not quite mega media but it was a bit of fun last Saturday. I meant to write more with the photo, ooops, it seems a bit obtuse without context!
  4. Looks as if he's posted it under the wrong manufacturer tho https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292936177793
  5. Wrong colour, also pricier & not even velour but LHD so drivers seat should be in decent nick... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223082719631 Or give this guy a shout? http://www.markthomastrimming.com/index.htm
  6. Here is the inside of my faulty ECU - nothing much to see other than 40 year old technology. I've toyed with the notion of swapping out the electrolytic capacitor and the NPN Transistor but my suspicions lie with the long dried-out heatsink compound on the old pre-DIL packaged IC at BS20 & I'm not sure what it is. However, my car is running but needs many other bits sorted before I try & repair this as a spare!
  7. Hi John, your symptoms are different to mine. My car basically died when the ECU failed. The reason I could get it started but had no power etc was that my car has a non-standard power supply that enables the 5th (cold-start injector) to be triggered manually. None of the rest of my injection was working at all. I strongly recommend buying a Haynes manual, there are usually some listed on ebay just make sure it covers the later cars as the LE injection is an appendix. Danny's suggestion to join the club is well worth the annual remittance. There are a lot of very informational posts and chatter going back for years on the tech bit. Its no Wiki but you'll learn loads! This is probably a red herring but are you certain that your water pump is working properly? Heater matrix inside getting toasty? Cheers Alex
  8. Trooker

    Door Mirrors

    It looks like there was a normal mirror there in the past with the triangle bit taped up but I really don't know Just removed the passenger's side you can see the full horror underneath. A bit unnerving just how rough it looks in a close up photo!
  9. Looking for a pair of door mirrors for a GTE, fake Englemanns rattling around on rusty self-tappers aren't doing it for me...
  10. There's something weird when I try that URL so ended up searching to see what you meant. It looks great but serious money! http://www.ppscltd.co.uk/used/opel/manta/18-gt/brigg/lincolnshire/18557914#top-image
  11. From a bit of internet searching I have come to the conclusion that the Recaros in the Manta were known generically as the Recaro LX https://recaroseatdealer.wordpress.com/tag/recaro-seat-model-lx/ It seems as if they are still made https://www.recaro-automotive.com/en/product-areas/aftermarket-seats/products/recaro-specialist.html#c164817 albeit with a slightly different style of tilt lever https://www.capitalseating.co.uk/backrest-tilt-release-kit even though the internal of the lever/knob will fit. Here's a US site with the style that is the same as the Manta so I'd take the chance that anything that looks the same from a BMW, 70's-90's will fit. http://www.2002parts.com/bmw/recaro-seat-parts/rec-relknob-late.html Fords with Recaro's from the late 80's also seem to have the same seats... Happy hunting!
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