Manta 1.9 GTE

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Manta 1.9 GTE

Postby iety2004 » 07 Jun 2005, 09:44

Just wondering how rare are these cars? i need engine/box from one if i want to be eligable for road rallying, cos this engine was also fitted to the Kadett GTE.

If they are rare, i'll be fitting something else like a SR/GTE engine out of a nova.

Got to, too good an oppertunity to change a engine when your old one has given up
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 07 Jun 2005, 11:04

isn't that the same as the 2.0. i seem to recall the kadettes were quoted as 2 litre not 1.9 so the manta gte would be the beastie (complete with injection if your not worried about being historic). asconas had the 1.9 engine iirc.
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Postby RMARKS » 07 Jun 2005, 12:42

Hi

The early GTE's had the 1.9 PI engine and the later versions had the 2.0PI.

Gettting hold of a 2.0 Manta engine shouldn't be too difficult as a lot of Manta owners are going to 16 valvers.

I have a coupe than I plan to upgrade to 1.9/2.0.

Got a 1.9 carb version and 5 speed box for 50 notes.Have a look on the Manta website as well as ebay.Got mine from the ownwers club.He originally wanted £75 but when I told him what it was for he let me have it for £50.
There was someone giving an engine and box away the other week.

Getting hold of the right length propshaft is tricky as is the axle.There is an HS axle with LSD on ebay,starting at £350.Ouch.

Got my Manta A axle from the Manta club for £40.Mantaclub.org.

Will be interested to know how you get on.

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Postby iety2004 » 07 Jun 2005, 17:56

Tell me about it, 50 notes is pretty cushdy.

I want to use the GTE engine so i can do road rallying, as this engine was used in the Kadett GTE so was standard fitment.

I know the probs with prop shaft and rear axle,

I'll look around for another one and my send it away to be done proper. I'll try and adapt one myself and see how it drives. Hear the automatic manta prop is shorter and should fit
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Postby hsr2.6 » 07 Jun 2005, 18:48

i might be breaking a manta a soon all bits will be available apart from the axle
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby RMARKS » 07 Jun 2005, 22:44

I must confess there is more to swapping engines than I first thought.
Radiator,hoses engine mounts and a host of other bits and bobs.Sure it will be worth it in the end when I get it on the road.

Keep an eye on German ebay parts are much easier to find.Got some engine mounts,dash with rev counter,bilsteins.Never had any problems,even got some free stuff from one guy.

Kadett GTE's are a rare item in the UK.Never seen one on ebay.Seen quite a few HS's but no GTE's.Always wanted one but a conversion is as close as I am going to get.There has been quite a few Coupes on ebay recently,seem to fetch varying amounts.

Also have a look at the opeltuners.com website.

Keep in touch.

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Postby iety2004 » 08 Jun 2005, 08:28

Yeah i know there will be complications and it not as simple as bolt in and go.

German ebay is tops, but what is the postage like on items?

Yeah id be interested when you break the manta, have to save up some money to fund it tho. Might have to sell my Golf :(
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Postby RMARKS » 08 Jun 2005, 15:11

Postage costs are usually based on weight.Usually bought lightweight items although did buy a set of billies that cost 66 Euros including carriage.Cheap or what.
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Postby iety2004 » 08 Jun 2005, 15:15

I can never find shocks when i look, what are they called in german?
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Postby Neilyman » 08 Jun 2005, 15:50

iety2004 wrote:I can never find shocks when i look, what are they called in german?


De boingy bouncen schtoppen. :evil:


Stoßdämpfer :wink:
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Postby RMARKS » 08 Jun 2005, 17:32

Just look for Bilstein.My German is rubbish.Engine mountings are motorhalter.Dash is cockpit!Keep the replies clean this is a family site!

Takes a while to look through the listings.I went for the ones with pictures.
Prefer looking at pictures myself.
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Postby Neilyman » 08 Jun 2005, 18:34

Good `un, all the makers names are the same in any lingo.
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