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  1. Hi Tim, have a look on Mike’s Manta in your projects, pages 3&5. I had to use the Smith and Deakins straight sections along with the original rear arch pieces, the straight sections of skirts required a bit of fettling to fit properly, the Smith and Deakin rear arch sections were inferior compared to the original more detailed arch sections hence me using the original rear arch sections, once fitted they look the part.
  2. Glad to hear your son is making good progress and moving in the right direction, family always come first, best wishes to you all, Happy new year.
  3. How many metres are required to do the centre sections only on the front Recaro's and rear bench seats in the Manta interior?
  4. Mike.

    Mike's Manta.

    Hi jessophia74 Check them out on e bay, there is new and used ones to suit any budget plus you may be able to get free postage as well, this one was around the £68 plus free postage and 5 years manufacturers guarantee 👍
  5. Mike.

    Mike's Manta.

    I have fitted this CTEK battery conditioner to the Manta to keep her fully charged. The CTEK comfort quick connection lead stays permanently attached to the battery terminals with a traffic light LED system so when the charger is not connected I get an idea of battery charge. It’s not obtrusive at all and will be easily tucked away when not in use, the charger when not in use will be removed, bagged up and stored in the boot The charger has a smart 8 stage process: 1. Desulphation - removes sulphate build up on lead plates, 2. Soft start - tests battery to see if it will accept a charge, 3. Bulk charge - charged with max current to 80% capacity 4. Absorption - continues to charge with declining current to maximise 100% charge 5. Analyse - tests to check battery can hold charge 6. Recondition - a recondition mode can be used automatically if charger senses this is required 7. Float - fully charged - maintains battery voltage at 100% 8. pulse - monitors battery and gives a pulse as and when required to keep battery fully charged. It’s safe to leave powered up for prolonged months for winter storage. it looks like my mechanic should be able to commission and start my 2.0E CIH engine early 2020, he’s just been very busy on the run up to the holidays.
  6. Mike.

    Wanted coupe

    Wish you all the best in your search for a Manta coupe, something will pop up eventually, I’ll keep a look out and if I see anything I’ll share the information with you, what exactly are your preferences Wayne, early 2 slot b or later 4 slot? SR, Berlinetta, GT/E or Exclusive? Would you consider modified Mantas or hatches if the spec, condition and price was right? The buy of the year for me in all the classified adds was the A reg silver Manta Berlinetta coupe on e bay mid October £8502 ( that to me is a finished price, no other work, welding, paint or trim to do so not too bad ) it looked a real fresh example. its definitely difficult to shake off the Manta bug once it gets a hold of you, great to hear your on the lookout again 👍
  7. I have just purchased an airdry mobile car dehumidifier (Halfords) to leave inside the Manta when it is stored in the garage over winter and covered with an indoor softshell breathable cover. I like your idea of axle stands but don’t have any at the moment I just roll it slightly to stop the flat spots on the tyres.
  8. Definitely worth the 2 week wait 👍
  9. Just seen an add on e bay when browsing for red gsi Recaro’s, welding burns to seat materials, seat frames welded to suit alternative vehicle, https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113988251327
  10. Is there going to be two selling fee costs? probably as far as e bay is concerned they have sold it twice?
  11. Mike.

    Mike's Manta.

    I’m gearing up for the big day........... start up! the last tax disc expired on the Manta in August 1999 so I’m presuming this was the last time she ran, now November 2019 twenty years on I’m hoping all goes to plan and the Manta springs into life again. I have spoken with my local mechanic and he is going to give me two evenings this next week, one evening to fit the new injector seals and gaskets, fit the new powder coated rocker cover, fix the clutch cable into place and then a general check over, the second evening is for the start up. fingers crossed all goes to plan.
  12. Hi Dom400, my garage ceiling height is 2.4m the jig required no alterations to height, I just bought the jig in flat pack form, just meant I had to weld it together following instruction manual then mount the Manta shell. my Manta is now just about complete so it’s off the jig but as can be seen from photos it doesn’t take up a lot more length, just the feet at the bottom would require more room.
  13. https://www.rolloverjigs.com/gallery/ check out these jigs, if you go into customs gallery you can see my Manta on the jig. It works perfectly.
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