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  1. Congrats on buying your first Manta 👏 Do put up some pics of it if you can 🙂 Interesting discussion! I never read negative comments about the 5-speed box until now?!🤔 I own a '78 SRB auto and I've toyed with the idea of changing it to a 5-speed manual. I'm still unsure due to - A. Keeping the car in its original spec B. The difficulty of locating a 5-speed box and associated parts C. The novelty / rarity of an auto D. The possibility of fitting lots of sound deadening / insulation similar to a Monza (makes for a much more enjoyable driving. I owned a couple of Monzas in the past) On the other hand, a 5-speed would mean - A. More "relaxed" driving (especially on motorways) B. Better driving experience / performance C. Better fuel economy D. Car would be appear to be more "desirable" to car spotters or potential buyers (not that I have any plans to sell) What do you guys think?? 🤔
  2. I often wondered would it be expensive to get a new wiring loom made up for a Manta?🤔
  3. Hello from a fellow Irish (Manta) owner. Welcome to the forum! Nice Cavalier...not many of those left in Ireland (though I do know of another in the same colour - a relation of mine has it squirrelled away in his garage) You're right that this place is a mine of information and helpful posters - long may in continue that way!
  4. Would these suit the rear axle of a 1978 1.9 automatic? I dont know if I actually need them or not at present...
  5. Iirc, that white Berlinetta is in Ireland a few years now.
  6. Nice to see an early B being saved - and kept original! I’ve a 1978 1.9SR Berlinetta coupe.
  7. Back on eBay again? Was listed a couple of weeks ago...I posted about it on this forum.
  8. When I get stuck into my Manta I'll be handing it over for its repaint fully stripped-out, incl glass.
  9. What would "a strip and professional respray" cost (approx)?
  10. He bought several classic cars back in the 1990's as 'investments'. His plan was to store these cars indoors. However the Manta is one of many stored outdoors. He still views them as 'investments' 😑
  11. I owned a yellow 1.6 B back in the 90's. I know where it is, but the guy is letting it rust away rather than sell it to anybody 😑
  12. Is it possible to adjust lhd headlamps to suit rhd cars?
  13. There's a complete red Manta interior available on the Facebook page for £50. The seller states that he will burn it if it's not sold soon! https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1290409247765654&id=100003897741147&set=gm.10157107663609391&source=48
  14. Perhaps you are right. I already have a few classic (genuine) Opel signs - but am always interested in adding new signs to my collection. Happy Christmas to you and yours in NZ! 🙂
  15. These two signs are on eBay again for £130 ..or best offer. If somebody here purchased these I would be interested in buying one of the signs from them. I previously tried to purchase the signs but the seller won't deal with courier companies for some reason. Perhaps somebody here lives close to the seller and could collect the signs?
  16. Great thread! Gives me ideas for Manta fixes! Is that the new INNER chassis rail in the photos? Why does it come in two halves?
  17. This is the type of radio I have...
  18. Has anybody here got a spare plastic radio surround (which allows a radio to 'step out' from the dashboard)? I've an 'Opel Le Mans Super' radio to go into my '78 Manta, but need a surround in order for it to fit properly.
  19. I recently found this online - a period advert for Elmsleigh Autos. Perhaps there are other such Elmsleigh adverts out here? e.g. in period motor magazines
  20. Yes, links not working for me too?! I am also interested in Manta B parts.
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