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  1. Hi TaytoKing, the car 's body looks great. The Californican sun has done his thing to the intirieur! Noticed the oil pump is the later type so is the engine original?
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    Well, this is how the car is lifted up. The both garages are full with another car and spare parts so I am using the carport . It is rather big and cause I have some mobilehomes as costumer it is also high. As you all could read I'v done some work on the north side to stop the rain fall so the Manta is dry stored: Needed two hours to build the feul-pump set out, the rubber blocks were totaly worn and had to cut them of. Then I took the grinder to make a split so with a big screwdriver and a lot of penetrating oil they are dismanteld: And these are the places that need a thick patch. Gonna grind it out till 100% healthy metal and weld new in: Grts, Herman
  3. Hi welcome also. A left hand drive? Will you rebuild it to a right hand drive? Succes with the rebuild!
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    Hi Ian, thanks! Gonna check out how to repair the rear axle. Also checked the inside of the sills, they are also a weak place that can be "crusty" but that is not on my car. Grts, Hermann
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    Have disassambled the rear axle to clean and repaint. Check the bushes and so on... Found this after 10 years: So I have to take the welding torch again. Found also a rusted spot on a chassis-rail next to the spring. Time can be tough for our cars.
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    Hi Andy, no problem. Concentrate at the car, something I have to do also. Want this car on the road as quickly as possible. Yesterday I'v done nothing on the car, had some work on the carport. There was with north-west wind some rainfall in it and made some more shelter to block the rain. But this weekend will be spended on the Manta again. Grts, Herman
  7. https://www.splendidparts.de/kaufhaus_2/Kadett-C/Motorraum-und-Getriebe/Oeldichtring-4-Gang-Getriebe-vorne?source=2&refertype=1&referid=99 https://www.altopelhilfe.de/product_info.php?info=p2311_dichtring-getriebeeingang-4-gang--cih-4-zylinder.html https://www.opel-classic-parts.com/en/S100_Oil_seal_main_drive_gear/A601_Oil_seal_main_drive_gear_Kad_B_C_OlyA_GT_MaAsc_A_B_Rek_B_C_D_1966-79_15679l.html These are two in Germany and one in Holland. To be sure I would mail them first, looks there is a difference in oil seal for 4 speed 4cil. CIH and 6cil. CIH.
  8. Hi Ian, maybe you need a bit more hardener as usual? But than you need to work faster when the hardener does his work... I remember when my car was at the body shop they gave me a heater to speed the drying of the filler. You are doing great, keep on doing that.
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    Hey Andy, the pic you saw was the other side. Not the dip-stick-side. The hole and tube is in the sump as this pic (copied from internet): But the tube of my sump is a bit bended, not as new. The other "dip-stick possibility" on the other side is as you saw on my pic is for group-4 engines. They have that nice Gp-4 exhaust system so you can not use the dipstick on that side. Well I want to help you with your dipstick problem, but I can not sell the sump cheaper than I bought it. Don't forget your oil pick-up pipe needs bending/adjusting and the oilcapacity is a bit lesser but can be solved with an oil-cooler. I've got some projects on hold, want also to make a copy of a "Schwedenkopf" and still have to finisch the truck I bought... work work work! So I don't need the price I can't resist but a fair one , we are both petrol heads...Make me an offer Grts Herman
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    Used again an original steel sump. Maybe later... Got time issues. Normally I would drill a hole at the normal spot of the Manta dip stick. But because I had to bore & hone the engine I asked to do this for me at the engine reconditioning firm. Did a nice job. Going to use the other hole for a breather system to a catch tank. Opened the pic, never heard or seen about those holes in a 2.4 CIH.Yes in other competition engines and modern high powered turbo engines. And I never opened my "400" engine. Going to check the technical manual of my "400". I replaced the bearings of the rods too, so I'v shoud seen those drilled holes. Grts, Herman
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    Hi Andy, got the same rocker-cover. Looks not as nice as yours! Was talking to a friend about that sump and the first thing he said before I could "Its the oil pick-up pipe!" So I can cut that pipe and weld it back together at another angle... About those squirt holes: they do'nt mean those little holes in the piston where the oil- ring is? Back to my garage; fitted new stem seals. As jou can see I use a plastic folie so I don't damage the new rubber on the sharp edges of the valve-stem: Engine almost ready to close: And this is looking as an engine, some fresh paint and some more parts and we are back:
  12. Its magic! Jou weld a piece of cardboard and it becomes steel! 😯
  13. The German that makes them has got a Facebook account: ESHandel
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    Hi all; @ evo: You have your answer from Andy. This timing-chain lock can be ordered @ Mercedes, no problemo! And our friend Thomas (Edelschmiede) sells it also. Hi Andy: The oil sump doesn't fit, the oil pick up pipe is not a match. And the oil amount is lesser. Checked also the oil squirt hole but not in this 2.4 engine.
  15. Must be something different, I know the old low compression heads were taller you know what I mean... At this moment I glued the timing case on my engine so checking any difference is almost inpossible. I followed all the oil pipes from the sump to the oil pump and so on just to be sure there is nothing that can block the oil capacity but that has nothing to do with your problem. That has got a only a few "influences": The lenght of the timing chain, the fabrication of the timing guides, and the diameter of the cogwheels.Also the thickness of the head gasket. This is us mecanicals with some expirience driving nuts! I work on engines with thousand HP, but this is something I want to know so others can be helped with the same problem.
  16. Hi Andy, tried everything. Another chain, both banana guides and tension guides. The only difference I can find (optical) is the tensioner-guide but it fits in my engine. Maybe yours doesn't fit in my engine? After reading this whole topic, think you are using the same head?
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    Today a friend came by to check his Corsa-B. Needs a patch welded in his floor pan, but this will be done in august. First the Manta! Done a lot of cleaning, the bolts of the distr. house and waterpump. Checking the different types of tension-guides so a lot of building on and of... The head is not the lightest one so had my exercises today. Some advise for those who want to fit a new oil-seal: Try not to damage the old lip-seal when you disassamble it, fit it over the pulley and use this to stamp the new seal into his place. Lubricate enough! Can be used for axles, gearboxes and Manta-engines. Learned this in Africa where no toolkits were available: And this is my timing-chain, it is possible to open it so I can change a camshaft without dasassambling the head: Grts, Herman
  18. I am rebuilding my engine and tried both tensioner-guides. Used an old head gasket and I didn't even use the bolts. No problem to put the top cogwheel on the cam, also with the aftermarket one of Thomas.
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    The steel sump is for all CIH engines the same, but this alu-sump came indeed from an old Opel GT, that nice mini-vette.
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    Sorry, been busy at work...So I put the cranckshaft in the engine and connected the rods: Tried the GT1900 oil sump, but it doesn't fit. The oil-sucking pipe is in the way, and after some information the capacity of the sump is lesser than the steel one. So if anybody is interested in this sump it is for sale. And opened my cupboards, boxes etc. to find out what I have to close the engine: Think I have enough after collecting some years! Enjoy the weekend!
  21. You'v got a Landrover? Defender or MK1-2-3? Love those cars, they bring you everywhere if it is old enough. Later models can have some electrical issues. The loom: I know the autobox has got a safetyswitch so you can only start the engine in "P". Maybe a possibility to safe the car against theft?
  22. Think this is very important, the feul pump relais is there for something: Was once witness of a serious car accident, a Golf Mk1 between a bus & a heavy truck. The result was a wreck of 1meter long and the fuel kept on running out the fuel-lines while I heard a young kid crying inside. Was with my tow-truck and we also have those hydraulic scissors to free people. But first I had to disconnect the battery. To make a long story short; The kid was trown (he didn't use the seat-belt, was in the Kosovo-war) in the footwell behind the drivers-seat , could cut him out together with help of a lot of military co-workers with many fire-extinguishers. Was the only time local poeple applaused fur us overseas, when I gave the 4 year old kid to his mother. Think nobody wants to have someone, friends family or kids in this situation.
  23. Must have one laying around (LHD). Will check it in my garage-stock. And just had a look: Got one, but it is a dark-grey version. So it came out a B2 model. They are identical just the color isn't black and they have the advantage the sun doesn't reflect on your windscreen cause the grey is matt.
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    The new pistons on the conrods: And yet in the engine-block. Waited till my son was back (from Antwerp, day out) so he could feel how it is to put a new piston in a engine. Things they don't learn anymore at school. Don't look at the mess, lookes like a car exploded here...
  25. Gonna fit the "old" tensioner guide back, done not that much km's and still looks ok. Would have the same problem as you Andy, so thanks for opening this topic!
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