Opel Manta A series

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Opel Manta A series

Post by johnw » Fri 11 Apr 2008, 18:24

Anybody on here got a manta? Grandpa gave me one about 15 years ago, so its been sitting and rusting in the garage. So now I really have to do something with it or get rid of it, so I was wondering if anyone else has one who could pass on some tips for rebuilding/modifying.

I'm planning a 3.0 V6 from a Nissan 300ZX, with the matching gearbox, maybe the diff too, need to do some serious homework first...

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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by FairmontGT » Fri 11 Apr 2008, 21:04

Just recently one was sold in the cars for sale section, I think it was hanov0 that sold it for his brother. He might have some info for you.
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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by johnw » Sat 12 Apr 2008, 11:15

Thanks FGT, I'll drop him a PM
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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by stokkies » Mon 26 Apr 2010, 12:12

Did you ever do your project? I've done a conversion in my manta already so if you want any onfo give me a shout :twisted:

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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by johnw » Sun 27 Jun 2010, 16:58

Hi Stokkie,

Never did the 300zx thing, i ended up buying a rover sd1 for a parts car to do an engine swap, but now I'm in the process of selling that car, need to the space and so on.

I think I may end up doing a lexus v8 in the manta, if I can get hte money together. May be a while though... :|

post some pics of your manta, I'm always interested in seeing them

J
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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by hanov0 » Sun 27 Jun 2010, 18:11

Lexus v8 will be too wide for the Mantas frame rails.
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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by V6 Capri » Sun 27 Jun 2010, 19:44

johnw wrote:Anybody on here got a manta? Grandpa gave me one about 15 years ago, so its been sitting and rusting in the garage. So now I really have to do something with it or get rid of it, so I was wondering if anyone else has one who could pass on some tips for rebuilding/modifying.

I'm planning a 3.0 V6 from a Nissan 300ZX, with the matching gearbox, maybe the diff too, need to do some serious homework first...

Thanks
J
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A friend og mine is busy building his with a Turbo Opel 8v motor. He chucked the old 1.9 auto out and replaced it with a 2L 8v Opel Kadett motor, and I think he used an Opel Record gearbox. He is now in the process of building a Turbo application for it.

If you want, I can give you his number and you can talk to him about it??

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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by Gavin RS » Wed 30 Jun 2010, 16:41

It would make a great race car for historics, good looking car :D
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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by hanov0 » Wed 03 Aug 2011, 12:16

This is the one my Boet had, Mine had a 351C init, no pics of that one though.
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Re: Opel Manta A series

Post by eugenep » Wed 03 Aug 2011, 22:14

best option opel 16v 20l with record getrag g/box running management with throttles can't go wrong!

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