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  1. I got springs from eBay rally/ track rated ones. But I use mine for track use might be too stiff for road use. I also got a set from TJM which sit the car nicely. They are also stiff but they might not be just as stiff as the other eBay ones. See my project track manta for the photos.
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    Track Manta

    Not posted in a while but progress has been made. I have fitted new lowering springs all round. Car sits much better now although still higher at the rear than the front. Might be better once the springs bed in. Changed the brembo brakes on the front to calibra turbo set up as the brembos needed 25mm spacers running with them, causing the wheel to rub the arch. Cars looking good. The main thing now is the engine. Can't get it to running right. Starts to sound like a misfire at over 3k rpm when you try give it some. Possibly the coil pack but I'm thinking it's the ECU cutting due to overboost 1.5bar. I've checked the APC control valve which controls the turbo actuator but all clear and work ok. So i think it could be needing adjusted at the ECU, remap on the list for next year. Going to change the oil stick some fresh water and anti freeze and put it away till spring, as it's kept at my brother's as I have the hatch at mine.
  3. Same set up I've got in mine. The b204 is a solid engine. Loads of information on vauxhall and Saab forums on it. Very reliable and can increase power pretty easily.
  4. This is a good car for someone.
  5. Looking good 👍
  6. Good luck with sale. Hope you manage a small profit after the work you've put in.
  7. I'm definitely going to have to upgrade the prop as it's away too thin to take the torque of the Saab engine plus the welds are poor at the flanges so I'll see how you get on first with the rx8 one. I might upgrade to the same setup as yourself if it's easy enough.
  8. Tidy looking car. I think I seen this car at a rally at Ingilston in Edinburgh about 3 years ago. Think it was a 3.0 that was in it. Could be wrong.
  9. Be good to see how easily the rx8 box and prop work. Wouldn't mind a 6 speed upgrade for mine. I've got the omega box fitted now and it sits further back as well. Am I right in saying it's a carbon prop on rx8?
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    Manta Hatch

    Yeah I looked at that. It's a 10 piece set for both sides? I was thinking about it then all parts are there if required. What you don't use you could keep or sell on eBay or something
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    Manta Hatch

    Has anyone ever used the panels off off eBay from this fella? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F362461798133 Was going to get a floor pan, jack point and chassis leg. Seems a decent price for the panels.
  12. Tidy looking car. Read the build thread a few times as it's similar to my own hatch xe engine and 400 kit. As said above I could just buy the shell and stick my hatch engine on it and have a car on the road really quick but I've already got 2 cars sitting unfinished. Be a good one for somebody.
  13. I was going to try and match the white on my hatch as I don't know the exact code. Could end up doing loads of work for a poor result. it's gave me the urge and now I think I'm going to change the colour. After seeing the retropower chevette im thinking of a nice metallic grey.
  14. Always a chance that the paint doesn't match perfect. At least you've had a bit of practice now. Hopefully be spot on next time 👍
  15. Mines is the same. The roof has been played over. Would like to get a manta section and weld it in. Do you know if it has to be a section from a coupe or can a hatch section be used as well?
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