Manta GTE front bumper

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HS Bumper or Manta GTE Bumper ???

HS Bumper
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Manta GTE Bumper
2
18%
Neily edit..Black Magic Bumper
2
18%
HSR..For harry!
2
18%
 
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Manta GTE front bumper

Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 31 Oct 2005, 19:05

seen one fitted to a chevette in the gallery and wondered if they fit just like the HS bumpers?

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which bumper would every1 suggest, HS or manta GTE?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 31 Oct 2005, 21:17

HS cos it looks the dogs. in saying that though, the Manta bumper looks ok and is an original idea.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 31 Oct 2005, 21:18

HSR! :lol:
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Postby Neilyman » 31 Oct 2005, 22:42

Black magic Bumper/airdam....`cos it looks the Cats. Well Nick`s used the dogs :)
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 01 Nov 2005, 00:14

Harry Flatters wrote:HSR! :lol:

Neilyman wrote:Black magic Bumper/airdam

how the heII does a HSR and Black Magic creep into this, yes nice edit there Neily with the poll :)
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Postby grim_b » 01 Nov 2005, 09:58

I have no idea about this, but I was just looking and....

In the picture, is that not the HS / HSR bumper on the car behind? and in your signature?

Like I say I know nothing about the body mods that can be made to a these cars, and someone telling me would save a while searching.... :roll:

The green one looks really sweet if you could get them cheap enough, I might contemplate that one! :wink:

So to sum up:

1. I have no idea what I'm talking about.
2. I do not really know what shape or look the HS/HSR or indeed a Manta one has..... Help.
3. I was just browsing and hadn't posted for a few hours
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Postby Harry Flatters » 01 Nov 2005, 18:19

how the heII does a HSR and Black Magic creep into this, yes nice edit there Neily with the poll


Just expanding the options a bit.............but I haven't the power of a Neily to rig the poll

:lol:

How about the bees...?

Although an HSR one's probably out anyway as they fit with the HSR wings, although I seem to remember there was one for standard wings, and isn't the Black Magic one an HSR style one with an extra bit on the bottom?

ramble ramble

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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 01 Nov 2005, 18:27

Harry Flatters wrote:Just expanding the options a bit.............but I haven't the power of a Neily to rig the poll

:lol:


all Neilys power comes from pigs sacs' :lol:
Harry Flatters wrote:How about the bees...?

Although an HSR one's probably out anyway as they fit with the HSR wings, although I seem to remember there was one for standard wings, and isn't the Black Magic one an HSR style one with an extra bit on the bottom?

ramble ramble



Harry Flatters wrote:Can't find my Sportpart Guide to check now.

think your right with your ramblings Harry but i've always thought a Black Magic kitted car needs a rear valance as it looks daft with the low front end and side skirts and nothing on the rear. yeah i know it's designed for groundeffect but you need to get a shift on to create the sort of windspeed for it to have any effect.
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Postby Neilyman » 01 Nov 2005, 18:48

Go vote for the HSR Harry ;)

Black magic front available fromSmith & Deakin

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 01 Nov 2005, 19:27

black magic bumper looks nobad :) any better pics to see the bottom of it? kinda dark pic on my pc

I quite fancy putting the manta bumper on because its different and not over the top (same as HS bumper I suppose) but unsure how it fits as you can see it sits a bit lower than a HS bumper and is their doesn't look like theres any side lights :?
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Postby Harry Flatters » 01 Nov 2005, 19:47

Go vote for the HSR Harry


Done! :lol:

yeah i know it's designed for groundeffect but you need to get a shift on to create the sort of windspeed for it to have any effect


There was a rumour in the dim & distant past that the Chevette was more aerodynamic (lower Cd) backwards - closer to a teardrop shape.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 01 Nov 2005, 20:11

Chevette_Rwd_Beast wrote:black magic bumper looks nobad :) any better pics to see the bottom of it? kinda dark pic on my pc

I've scanned the rear of my Black Magic brochure for you to see it a bit better

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Postby Neilyman » 01 Nov 2005, 20:12

Here it is now....somewhere up my way I believe!

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 01 Nov 2005, 20:50

I quite like that but duno if just the front bumper would look daft if its got a bit extra on the bottom, so it would be lower than the rest of the car?
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Postby grim_b » 02 Nov 2005, 09:59

Black Magic scanned image wrote:The Stereo/radio would put many home systems to shame.....


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Postby Doive » 02 Nov 2005, 11:11

Harry Flatters wrote:There was a rumour in the dim & distant past that the Chevette was more aerodynamic (lower Cd) backwards - closer to a teardrop shape.

This is true of almost any wedge or hatchback shape. The most famous of these was the Austin Allegro, with it's stylish chiselled nose and bulbous back end. BL/someone did an experiment in a wind tunnel, first forwards and then backwards, the car turned out to have a much lower cd going backwards. Of course this leads to the inevitable conclusion that, fitted with appropriate gearing, the Allegro could hit a higher top speed in reverse. Clever piece of design.
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Postby Shellysowner » 02 Nov 2005, 12:07

Doive wrote:... the Austin Allegro, with it's stylish chiselled nose and bulbous back end...


Have you been drinking Doive? :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Doive » 02 Nov 2005, 13:11

Well, I suppose you would have to be either clinically insane, visually impaired or roaring drunk to think the Allegro was pretty. But I rather like it. Ever seen Harris Mann's original design sketches?

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Apparently the body engineers designed too much 'spring' into the body presses, so resulting in bulbous panels.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 02 Nov 2005, 13:18

i like the HS bumper, but then manta GTE bumpers are easy to get hold of second hand. I think i'm going to look into this prior to the respray as i do believe my uncle is scrapping his manta GTE...hope he hasnt got rid of it already! :D
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Postby shuvit-tim » 02 Nov 2005, 13:44

what about manta berlinetta bumper? might look good?

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 02 Nov 2005, 16:55

shuvit-tim wrote:what about manta berlinetta bumper? might look good?

one day Tim will learn how to shorten links, or they`ll be deleted! :evil:


looks almost identical to the GTE I think :?

still unsure about what to do, coz the GTE bumper would make a difference from other chevettes :? think its between the GTE or Black Magic :)
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Postby shuvit-tim » 02 Nov 2005, 16:57

the berlinetta has a slightly more pointed nose to it, kind if like a snow plough, but they are very similar. and if anyone is in kent this is going nice and cheap... could anyone pick these up from kent for me if i sent them a cheque?
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Postby Harry Flatters » 02 Nov 2005, 18:22

There was a rumour in the dim & distant past that the Chevette was more aerodynamic (lower Cd) backwards - closer to a teardrop shape


This is true of almost any wedge or hatchback shape.....BL/someone did an experiment in a wind tunnel, first forwards and then backwards, the car turned out to have a much lower cd going backwards.


It's a rumour that's been mongered about many hatchback shapes, but I've yet to see any first hand evidence! I suspect it's a lot more likely of a Chevette than, say, a Mk1 Golf or Fiesta.


Of course this leads to the inevitable conclusion that, fitted with appropriate gearing, the Allegro could hit a higher top speed in reverse. Clever piece of design.


Clever?! :?

Apparently the body engineers designed too much 'spring' into the body presses, so resulting in bulbous panels


Hmmm.......
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Postby nutty but nice » 02 Nov 2005, 21:38

You know you'll have to widen the bumper to fit because that chevettes smaller i suspect
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Postby shuvit-tim » 03 Nov 2005, 02:33

mantasport where art thou!? any chance of a measurement or two old chap?
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