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  1. Sorry Pete for the late answer, yes it is for the older type GT/E with the grey injectors.
  2. Yep, the 7 pins have in the AFM the switch that commands the feul pump, L-jetronic.
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    New swan neck

    Yes it was Jess no vin-numbers and bare painted metal. No undercoating etc, wanted to buy it but not for sale. After our testdrive on the hottest time in the afternoon the leak seems to be gone. The tropical radiator is amazing, it is hot enough to let the birds fall out of the sky but the needle og the temp. gauge goes 1/3 up and never had to use the electrical fan.
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    New swan neck

    My son drove also the GSI, he really liked the car. We passed an Opel dealer and stopped because we saw this: In the garage we found a complete naked body of a Manta-B and ofcourse we had a nice talk with the owner. Home I checked the oilleak but there was still some oil comming out of the front of the rocker cover. So today I took the cover off but nothing found that could be the reason... Fitted everything back with gasket sealer we use on aeroplanes, the one that never dries so vibrations don't hurt the sealing. This afternoon we are going to take the Manta for another warm run.
  5. Nice to have someone of the neighbourhood on this forum! If you want to cut off a 24V head make sure you make your homework. By the way I drive both engines and for use in traffic the old cast iron lump eight valve is the better choice. You can always try my car with the 2.4... Hey Jess, thanks for the link
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    Didn't you know? In Belgium we don't need drivers in our car, Tesla technology in the Manta! Nice when we leave the pub🍺.
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    When we don't pass the MOT the car is not insured, so some cars drive around in Belgium without insurance. But the police has got scanners to read the plates and automatically they know if the car is MOT'd and insured. They use also scanners to check if your car is allowed to enter the big cities (Antwerp-Brussels-Gent) cause of the euronorm of your car. If your car's exhaust is not clean enough you are not allowed to enter Antwerp, but a seaship that burns every day 10.000 liters heavy feul is allowed to sail into Antwerp😕.
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    Very difficult in Belgium Jess, I owned the car in the past with normal number plates. So we keep as a person a numberplate and give it to another car that we own. But when the car gets the age of 25 years automatically you have the benefit to enjoy the tax of an oldtimer. But you still have to go to the MOT every year, no problem for me because I am a car mecanical. On the other side if we decide to give our car an oldtimer-numberplate we have the same benefit of the tax and have to go each 2 years to the MOT. And if the car is older than 50 years every 5 years. In Belgium the MOT is a service made by the government, so they need to be payed and want something as a quantity of cars that don't pass MOT so money gets in. And if you are totally not a spanner monkey they suck the money out of your pockets. In my case they have a difficult thing to decide if a car is good or bad, because I am a professional car mecanical and they don't have to be. So sometimes I have a dispute but they make the rules, makes me mad! Some big cities allow you only to enter the centre with oldtimer numberplates, so last years I changed all my old Manta's with those oldtimer numberplates.
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    At last the oldtimer-plates arrived. So I took the GSI for a long hot drive to test it. Not on a highway but most of all small roads and into the centre of our hometown. So the tropic radiator did his work, never had more than 1/3 on the temp. gauge. Noticed the rubber gasket of the rocker cover leaked a bit but the screws were not tight. This weekend I'm gonna use this car for a road trip, my son is the first one to test it!
  10. Hi Mathew, also welcome on this forum, zo, ge zijt van België, waar ergens? Ik ben van Beveren, net naast Antwerpen. Sorry guys, he is also Flemish😄. So we will keep this conversation in English. As Jess wrote the "40's" are too small for that engine. Basic tuning on all engines is on the hard-ware bigger valves, higher compression, porting the head and another camshaft. Together with another exhaust system. Than you'v got the feul system: Weber DCOE are fine, or throttle boddies even better but you need some experience on electronical injections. But one thing is important: I work on cars since I was 14. Learned that the Belgian MOT (Keuring) will never give you there blessing if you want to take that car on public roads. Even when it is an oldtimer, just want you to know this before you spend a lot of money on your project. What GTEPETE wrote is a fact, and that engine looks the same as a 2.0... Grts, Herman
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  12. Looking great so far, when can I bring my both Manta's😁?
  13. Does it leak from the inside? I think that valve has got the same inside as a tire valve, we use them on high pressure brake systems also where we fill them with nitrogen (160bar). If it leaks between the valve and the rail there is also a seal, you can screw the valve out of the rail Think you mean number 9?
  14. Hi Andy, thanks for the tip about those extra holes, makes me wanting to do this in the winter😁! The 2.7 was well known in the Opel scene while I was stationed in Germany in the eighties, I scanned some pages of the Mantzel catalogue: There was a firm "Imotec" that offered the CIH as a 3.0 (4 cil.) and a 4.5 (6cil.)
  15. I get them at our local car parts shop and they fit the right threathed connections and flare the lines. Just need to know how long the line is but bending them can be tricky.
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    Thanks guys, when I am in holiday I take always a toolbox with me. And where can you put your towbar better than in your car? Happy I could help some friends and I went home with an extra case of wine 🍷. They also treated me nice at the local bar/restaurant. Tomorrow I am allowed to bring the papers of the GSI (with the insurrance papers after MOT) to the DIV-service (DVLA in the UK?) so I hope the oldtimer numberplates arrive at the end of the week. Because of the higher corona numbers the Antwerp region is closed for unnecessary travels , so I can't get to my "400"😢... I will keep you all posted.
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    Well I'm back! Thanks Jess, we had fun and stayed save. When we arrived in the south of France we hardly noticed anything of Corona. The region we stayed was as big as Northern Ireland and they had 3 people that died, senior ones. We went for long trips by foot under a hot sun, and found out how French people repair a worn oil sealing ring: The sharp eye can find the solution! And a car broke down, overheated and I used my professional tow bar to bring it back. But when I poured water into the cooling system it ran as fast out of the spark plug holes😁! After dismantling the head the wet liners' gaskets and the head gaskets were all gone😢. So the owner and me decided we had to change the engine, also cause the oil sump was rusted that bad I could push a screwdriver into it. Engine out: And 2hand engine in, I used some imagination to lift it: Gave the local Safari beige Rocky jeep also an oil & filter gange so everybody was happy: About my GSI: Still waiting for the numberplates😬... But while I'm waiting I can search this forum with all those new things you all did, Grts, Herman
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    Thanks Ian, the car will stay in the garage for another 3 weeks. Tomorrow we leave to the south of France, with the Insignia.
  19. On a real picture: You can find it on the left side of the fuel pressure regulator:
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    Just a short video of the car driving out the garage, my little truck makes it narrow:
  21. This will be the next thing to do on my GSI, got the 2.2/2.4 head and a cut off 6 cilinder manifold with the 70mm throttle body. Together with a BMW AFM (also 70mm) and L-jetronic feul pressure regulator (3 bar, a LE is 2,5 bar). As you wrote I want to copy the "Schwedenkopf".
  22. Again well done, another step to perfection 👍
  23. My son made this for me, had the same problem as you so I tolled him to make the opening smaller: I used some tape to close the gap in the middle, I still used some rags to keep the engine bay clean but it was not necessary:
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