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    John

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  1. Car has now been blasted and on roll over spit to stitch weld add link boxes for axle a few extra gussets here and there I want it to be able to take them back roads flat out with out twisting etc i am stuck on engine I have many xe engines I have carbs, jenveys, slide bodies etc but I have C20let in my Astra gte and it seriously moves running around 300+ hp i have all the parts to build another c20let our 2 🙂 but some of the road rally events won’t allow turbocharged engine so I am stuck I would really like to get frontera block and cut 24v head would be interested in any info people have on building a 2.4 16v cih car is going to have big tunnel fitted I have an abundance of 1.8 boxes but they are shit I have done 3 in 2 years with 240hp+ xe bolted to them So I have got my self an r25 cable box and a r 28 hydro box have also been looking at rx8 boxes and Sierra Cosworth 2wd box just have made up my mind yet on the plus side I brought a spoiler of a member which is very good only to find I have a genuine 400 thinner type spoiler already in the unit plus another exclusive one it’s genuine twin lights I am after !!! also peoples thoughts of rear end I have exclusive bumper and standard gte carnt make my mind up there this is were it’s at now many photos etc to come I want to try and have it done for summer but we will see 🙂 You may see many old Vauxhall’s Opels on my pics I think me and the father have an obsession 🙂
  2. It’s about time I did a build thread building this car to use in road rally stage events with the help of my father who is a 30 year manta nut who’s turned me from fwd Astra gtes novas in to opel rwd machines 🙂 i already have a mk1 cav saloon running national hot rod spec xe and another spare saloon and another spare coupe 🙂 i have made a good start pics to follow etc I got most of the kit fitting before I had the shell blasted the car had been painted and looked straight As a die I could not believe how much filler was in the rear quarters for no reason at all filler straight over the top of the old paint etc but the paint job was very good I think they did it to have a pin straight car which it was but I hate filler so it has all been bare metalled
  3. Hi Steve pmed you my paypal email please send me address etc cheers John
  4. 50 for manifold 5 postage will send with Hermes if pay via PayPal plus there charges
  5. Complete minus regulator I may have that some were
  6. I have one will check if complete tomorrow
  7. Yes that’s what I thought so screen still wanted cheers Carlos
  8. Am sure the cav saloons and Ascona screens are different to manta cav hatch and coupe ones I could be wrong
  9. Hi after a windscreen for my mk1 cavalier saloon I believe Ascona one is the same not fussed on tint etc as it going in a road rally car . Will travel cash waiting Ps I will do swap for coupe screen if wanted I have many coupe /hatch ones
  10. Ps I will cover the removal of the tubes but you have to machine out the plugs welds to remove them I will do this on the mill at work in the future and document it it’s ideal as you can play around with axle length but custom length half shafts would be needed
  11. Hi that it a Opel rekord d pigs head (centre section ) I brought from Danny sohns in neatherlands for the 3.89 cwp the rekord cwp can be used with very small modification the the splined barrel the torque tube contacts to which I will cover in detail very soon I believe Danny sohns chopped the tubes as they use brackets etc to build a proper 400 spec axle (4linked straight prop no torque tube etc ) But the theory has crossed my mind to reuse the pigs head and 5 link and use the rekord drive so I can get rid of the torque tube (a project to come I think) . John
  12. Measured 3.44 and 3.89 last night but forgot to take my best verniers I am going to remeasure with precision depth gauge later and also do I 3.67. But the measurement I have done have been very very nearly the same and it has gave me the same center line all but a couple hundredths of a millimetre so I may I have crack will be back with some better pics !
  13. Herman maybe you could ask Danny for the dimensions I have emailed his shop but had no reply let him no I am willing to pay handsomely for them 🙂 ps I am nearly there measurement to follow but the proper tools would be better
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