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  1. Got a few friends that has done the rebuild. Power is compareble as the "400" head. Is still a tough project to do, one of the headbolts of the 24V has got another lokation than the 4 cilinder block. This is an example of such a shortened 24 head, the owner wanted to copy a "400" engine and did even copy the front-covers of the camshafts and the valve-cover: He build an exact copy of the original Kadett-400
  2. Looking great, nice mancave. Miss the fridge.
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    New swan neck

    Hey Evo, thought first it was a part of my old Datsun Silvia. But I saw it on an Opel website so I checked in the parts catalogue but never finded out where it belongs to.
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    New swan neck

    Where does this fit? Found out it has got something to do with the clutch. (Cable?):
  5. Hello David, your Manta looks stil in good condition! About the rear axle rebuild to 5-stud this is what I'm going to do: I'm going to use half-shafts of an Opel Commodore. The strange thing about the Commo shafts: They are thinner than the Manta shafts! So I let someone make tubes on a lathe machine that fit on the Commo-shafts and outside diameter that fits on the Manta bearings. The Commo-shafts are longer than the Manta ones so I'm going to use a thikker plate to close the axle tube. Maybe this plate can be used to install brake discs/ calipers but in Belgium we are not allowed to upgrade our brake system. If you want to keep the rear drums no problem cause Commodore used the same diameter of brake drums with 5-stud. This is an example of a reinforced torque shaft: Succes, Herman
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    New swan neck

    @Wayne & Chris: Thanks for the suggestion. At the barracks we have a company of paracommando's, they use those inflatable attack boats with two heavy engines. I see those cables that command those engines hanging to run oil in them. The salt of the water makes a lot of problems. I will give that info to them, what ammount (%)of petrol do you mix with the oil?
  7. Again nice done Andy. Know that feeling when working on the GSI, sometimes things have to be done before you do the next stage. @Jess: think those inserts are difficult to find, done some looking at different websites. Maybe copying them with plastic tube? Will keep my eyes open for them.
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    New swan neck

    No big changes on the car, but you all love pics. Went yesterday with my son & the Missus to Brussels to visit the Motor show. Well saw a lot of those electro-cars, seems we petrol heads are a breed that will be dead in a few years. Had today a few ours over so I did some work: The car was already lifted up on stands so I can work under the car laying on a piece of plastic and when I have to work in the engine-bay I don't have to bend too deep so my back feels better: Noticed the clutch cable looses some plastic that surrounds the inner steel cable, so I poured some fine oil (wifes sewing machine 😁) into the hose of the cable: Engine bay with some more components: To fit the clutch cable I always remove the switch on the pedalbox. Gives you a bit more place to fit the cable on the hook. The electrical loom needed some repairs cause the tape was losing grip on it. Noticed also next time I have to fit first the accelerator-cable before the brake-booster. Fiddeling with the rubber grommet😬: Have a nice Sundayevening!
  9. Those spot welds were hand made in production (those days) , so you have the benefit you have a lot of drilled out holes that you can weld into fresh metal. Succes!
  10. I would drill out the spot welds out of your bad roof (as that friendly lad did with the piece you got) and weld (the good part) back into the same place.
  11. https://www.2dehands.be/l/auto-s/q/manta/ https://www.marktplaats.nl/l/auto-s/q/manta/ https://www.marktplaats.nl/l/auto-s/#q:monza Hope those links work, grts!
  12. Well if I count everything together what I'v done on the GSI, buying the car, all the body panels, chassis repair parts and interior parts and the paintjob (this all not included in my topic"Swan neck") and yet all the work you can see in my topic. Will be at least 15.000€, without counting the hours of work. So Sid, the car is not cheap, but it's worth it...
  13. These are the ones of Reinz: As you can see they have that spring also. I use a piece of plastic foil and oil so the seal is not damaged cause of the sharp edges.
  14. The head is of, so changing the valve stem seals is something I would do. They are still available from Reinz.
  15. Well yesterday (3th of jan) I got 56, means I work on those CIH engines for 35 years. Never had an old pré unleaded head with damage using unleaded feul. Had some years ago a friend with a Manta A driving a 1.9S engine on LPG and after reconditioning his old head with stem seals I found out his mixture was too lean but no damage on his valves/head. Ofcourse don't use lean mixtures or low octane feul on high compression engines it will ruin your pistons... About the lift: Maybe a cam of a 1.9E engine, they had originally some more lift. Got those info somewhere... Grts, Herman
  16. You all are doing great, respect!
  17. Nice work, I remember there was something with those XR2E heads. Thought they were made by Opel for Irmscher for the 2 liter CIH engine in Gp A. The original valves are the same as a std head but the flow is better. (bigger channels) Check this out before you throw this head away, could be a nice project with bigger valves (and some porting). When I see at the bottom picture looks like the valve stems have a bronce guide, someone gave this head some attention...
  18. Great to hear your Son is back on track. Take it step by step, the Manta (Sorry Cav) will not run away. My Son is home for the Holidays, went yesterday to see Star-Wars with him. Today we drove to Brussels to visit Autoworld and on the way back we stopped at a Mc Donalds. Sometimes quality time is allowed. Happy Holidays!
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    New swan neck

    Went today in me second garage (the parts-cave) to get some petrol for the heater and my eye crossed such an insulation (Left hand drive) and the GM is sideways😁!
  20. Hi again David. So you'v got allready an engine. I'v got a friend with a 6cilinder in his Manta. The problem is the engine is a lot heavier so try to put it as much as possible to the rear of the car. You can also move the battery to the trunk to give more weight on the rear axle. Also curious for your thread!
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    New swan neck

    @Andy: Never noticed there are rubbers with GM upside down😁, most important is they are stil in good condition! @Wayne: Sharp eye, used it anyway to let the kit dry I used. Must have a nice clean one laying around. But you are right, details make the car!
  22. Hi David, welcome on this forum! The right place for any questions. Your car looks to be in very good condition, the nice Spanish weather was kind to it. Succes with the rebuild, Herman.
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    New swan neck

    Antwerp was nice, the girls were talking their stuff and we were talking petrol head's stuff😁! So today we did some prep's for New-Years Evening but could steel some time in my garage. Again painting and varnishing but also fitting some more insulation and cleaned the screw-thread of the mass cables, also the one on the swann-neck: About the insulation: When you build it out some parts must be broken to keep the soft insulation in good condition. So I broken a lot of those clips and springs and ordered some new again. The plastic ones are 7.2mm and fit nice, the metal starlock clips are 8 mm: Noticed the 8mm starclips fit nice on a 10mm socket: So they were easy fitted on their place, just push and ok: Also pushed the old bushes out of the panhard-rod, no hydraulic press (not in the barracks yet) but did this the "do-it-youself" way. With my vise and looks as someone did some upgrades when we look at that tube: Have a nice New Years Eve all!
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    New swan neck

    Well Wayne they have ways to get things done when they want to. Tomorrow she wants to visit the old city of Antwerp with a girl friend, the husband of this girl is an owner of an Ascona-400 so both of us have fun.
  25. Hi John, gonna follow this topic too. Got planns for the future to fit a commo rear axle under the GSI (Not easy with Belgian MOT) so everything you find out is great for me. Never had time to concentrate on that kind of work so I am glad you do 😉. About Danny: Know him personally for some years and he is a wizard with those rear axles. This is the man himself:
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