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  1. Hi Steve.m, if there is a good evening this week I will fire up the manta and pop into Fraserburgh and meet up with you, also get some ice cream at Bicocchis👍
  2. Bump, Any original manta coupe speakers for sale, thanks.
  3. I seen that on e bay, very smart, looks in great condition, I like it a lot👍
  4. Hi Steve.m that was me and the wife getting ice cream at Bicocchis, best ice cream in the North east👍
  5. That’s strange as I just sent my old one down for a pattern and they supplied material and cut to suit a new one.
  6. East Kent trim supplies will make you a headliner to your specification, they made one for my coupe.
  7. Hi again Steve.m that would be perfect, just get back in touch after your holidays and we can meet up with the Manta’s. we have a WhatsApp group as well where we organise meets, ask advice and have a laugh or two, we have 11 manta enthusiasts in the group including one girl called Karen some of our group is going to the Buckie car show this coming weekend. A manta on the road now is really easy to spot, totally different to everything else on the road, I spotted you on the bypass heading from Findlay’s to Asda direction as I was going home from a job in Fraserburgh one evening, I was in a blue van, put a big smile on my face going home. enjoy your holiday 👍
  8. Mike.

    Mike's Manta.

    A small job completed today, I had stored in the attic good condition card sides to direct the air into the radiator, I dug these out and went about fitting them, as you can see, these fit perfectly, note the additional non standard brackets to keep the top card from sagging, job done 👍
  9. Hi Kal001 and welcome, really nice Carmine red exclusive 👍
  10. Hi Steve.m i have spotted you out and about in your manta, I gave you a wave as I also have a manta up in this neck of the woods. It would be great to meet up with you in the mantas and I could introduce you to all the local manta enthusiasts who just attended the Royal Deeside motor show, check out the latest post on mikes manta in the your project section, there is more mantas up this way than you would expect, let me know if you’re interested in meeting them 👍
  11. Hi, I’m looking to purchase a drivers side Recaro base bolster cover, right hand side nearest door so I can recover it with the black corduroy material that the Daytona recaros have on the outside edges, not fussy about material being torn, just require the grey vinyl and black piping to be in good usable condition, any help would be appreciated.
  12. Mike.

    Mike's Manta.

    We got together a small club stand at the Royal Deeside Kincardine O’ Neil motor show, 5 Mantas and a mk2 cavalier SR, great to meet up with the other Manta enthusiasts 👍
  13. That’s the idea I’m looking for 👍 Are those for sale?
  14. I’m on the lookout for a good unmarked set of rear shelf speakers for the Manta GT/E coupe. The plastics I would like to be in first class condition, the speakers themselves I’m not worried about as I’ll be replacing them. Thanks.
  15. I would ask you transport company for a refund, they have parked your manta upside down on your driveway 🤪 joking aside, lovely looking manta, don’t sell her this time, enjoy 👍
  16. Mike.

    Mike's Manta.

    Every year, Peterhead always hosts a Scottish Week, every day and evening has special events organised over the week, red arrows, bay swim, raft race, pipe bands, special discounts in shops etc, today was the vintage car show and at 2pm parade through the town centre for floats and cars,
  17. Welcome to the OMOC Phil, sounds a great car, does that mean your GSI comes with the black bolsters and red inserts on your Recaro seats 👍
  18. 1972 Opel Manta A 1.9 on e bay, imported, needs some work. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203519632212
  19. Unbelievable what you have achieved there, brilliant! I would not have thought that could have been rescued 👍
  20. I know exactly what you mean, the small orange o ring, like a cutting of hose on top left of timing case. I have cleaned all faces of timing case, head and block but as yet I haven’t purchased a complete gasket set, that’s on my to do list for assembly in the Autumn, along with oil stem seals and head bolt set I need to purchase these parts so in the meantime I’m pushing forward with cleaning and dismantling in preparation. I also have a Kent 214 fast road cam which I intend to fit but don’t know if my existing hydraulic lifters will do or if I need to purchase solid lifters?
  21. I recently got the opportunity to pick up this 2.0E Cih engine and Getrag 5 speed gearbox locally, it’s from an 1986 C reg Manta coupe which was stripped and prepared for rallying. My intention is to strip down and re build so I have a reconditioned engine and box ready to go, plus it gives me a small project just to keep me busy. The 2.0E cih with P2E head, Getrag 5 speed gearbox, starting to strip off all ancillaries and box them up, ready to clean when I get a minute, flywheel bolt removed, probably easier on the pallet rather than in the engine bay, Clutch plate and clutch removed, P bolt marked and flywheel removed so I can mount the engine on the engine stand, Rocker cover, timing casing/ oil pump and sump all stripped, cleaned and painted, engine mounted on stand and block de greased, wire brushed and painted with HT engine paint just to keep things cleaner in the garage, now I can work on it with getting oil everywhere, my next job will be to start cleaning the inlet manifold, exhaust manifold etc so I have clean parts to work with then the full strip down and re build, probably a autumn/winter project. had a quick go over a small part of the gearbox with a wire brush to get an idea of the final results with the box, looks encouraging, loads more time needed on this along with an oil change,
  22. Really nice to see the gte with square headlights and wipers, l like that look 👍
  23. Does this look like a dealer fitted sunroof? it’s colour coded with white perforated glass, works perfectly and brilliant in the hot days, this is the one I have in my polar white coupe, thanks 👍
  24. Both red ones had dealer glass sunroofs and the white one was a nonsunroof from memory. Interesting, How do you recognise dealer glass sunroof’s was there a particular manufacturer they used or a specific installation method?
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