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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 14 Aug 2005, 21:20

manta GTE breaking for spares on the net everything is there, would it be worth gettin the rear axle and mayb the prop also?

just incase I decide to put a bigger engine in my car or incase I need to change the prop or axle for any reason?

and gearbox if its there?
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Postby hsr2.6 » 14 Aug 2005, 21:54

don't forget that the axle is 1 to 2 inches wider than the std item
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 14 Aug 2005, 22:19

hsr2.6 wrote:don't forget that the axle is 1 to 2 inches wider than the std item


yep thats why I thought I'd ask before I went to look at it plus I'm puttin grp4 arches on it so it should be alright?
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Postby Harry Flatters » 15 Aug 2005, 00:28

Think the spring pans are further apart, so the springs don't sit as well. The gospel according to DTV just says 'check the fit of the springs before shortening the axle tubes'!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 17 Aug 2005, 02:00

as far as i'm aware the manta B axle fits fine as long as you have the wide arch kit on.

you will want the shocks and springs too.

what engine are you running if you're needing a manta B axle?
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 17 Aug 2005, 15:40

shuvit-tim wrote:as far as i'm aware the manta B axle fits fine as long as you have the wide arch kit on.

you will want the shocks and springs too.

what engine are you running if you're needing a manta B axle?


still undecided yet but thought it would be good to have for spares incase I decide to go for a 1.4 or something
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Aug 2005, 18:25

I think it's likely Manta B bits will be around cheap for a good while yet, if it's a matter of having it 'just in case' - it's a big lump of iron to be tripping over in the garage!

If it helps anyone, here's the dimensions of various axles - measured from bits in the workshop this afternoon!

Width of axle between brake backplates:

Kadett C 1230 mm, Manta A 1230 mm, Manta B 1285 mm, Chevette HS 1210 mm

Width of axle across brake drum faces:

Kadett C 1370 mm, Manta A 1400 mm, Manta B 1455 mm, Chevette HS 1380 mm

Distance between centrelines of trailing arms at spring pan mounting:

Kadett C 950 mm, Manta A 930 mm, Manta B 930 mm, Chevette HS 950 mm

Distance between centrelines of damper mountings on axle:

Kadett C 1020 mm, Manta A 995 mm, Manta B 995 mm, Chevette HS 1020 mm

Length of panhard rod:

Kadett C 930 mm, Manta A not measured, Manta B 880 mm, Chevette HS 930 mm

These were measured on a 1978 Kadett C 1.2S coupe, a Manta A axle of unknown vintage from a 2.3 SC Chevette, a 1986 Manta B GT/E, and a 1980 Chevette HS.
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Postby hsr2.6 » 20 Aug 2005, 18:35

a very good bit of knowledge there,well done that man
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Postby shuvit-tim » 20 Aug 2005, 19:46

nice one mate
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Postby Festerfly » 03 Nov 2005, 18:15

What about if you use a Manta B axle and a heavy offset wheel.. will it still tuck back in behind the arch????
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 03 Nov 2005, 18:44

the chevettes offset is 35mm to begin with :(
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Postby Festerfly » 04 Nov 2005, 10:43

ah okay...

My bad!! lol
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