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Postby fatboyz » 01 Mar 2005, 16:30

hey guys newbie here just looking at all the engine info and i have been offered a 2.0 gte manta and i was thinking of using engine gearbox and rear axle plus maybe wheels and brakes is this possible i have seen alot about the 1.9 manta is this the same i know the axle is wider and i would probly run the engine on twin 40s any input on this would be great cheers in advance
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Postby shuvit-tim » 01 Mar 2005, 17:28

right first off...... why run 40s on a 2.0? go for twin 45s. but the precise nature of what carbs is an afterthought, you'll need a custom manifold whichever set you plumb for.

Right, you know the axle is wider and presumably therefore that you will need a widearch kit for the chevette.

You can use the gearbox, but you will need to have a custom prop made as th edistance between the diff and the gearbox is different on a chevette from a manta. This will set you back anywhere between 80 and 150 pounds. Or if you are mechanically minded, you may be able to do it yourself, just a case of a little chopping and changing.

Brakes: you can use the brakes off of a manta, they are better than the chevette units, but i've never spoken to a manta owner who has been happy with them, so you could opt for volvo 4 pots callipers on 2.2 carlton discs instead. Mind you, th echevette body is a lot lighter than a mantas so if you have them why not try them.

the engine and gearbox will both fit fine.

gearbox: you will need to cut a new hole for the gear lever on your shell as it is located further back on a manta box. Make sure you get the manta gearbox and engine mounts as well as i believe these can be used wth some imaginative welding. You will also need all the ancillaries with your manta engine such as the dizzy, sump etc etc.

Carbs: you'll need sidedraughts.

wheels: manta wheels will fit fine as long as you are using th echevette or manta brakes. If you opt for th evolvo setup you will need bigger wheels than those from a manta
anything i missed?
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Postby hsr2.6 » 01 Mar 2005, 18:02

Tim your a breath of fresh air ,coz you save me a lot of typing :lol: :lol:
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Postby shuvit-tim » 01 Mar 2005, 18:49

:lol:
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Postby fatboyz » 02 Mar 2005, 09:55

hi guys cheers for the help i did mean that i would probly fit 45s ,what do you mean sidedrafts ? does nobody do a manifold from twin 45s to the manta engine ? i did know about the arches does anybody know a company that does the arch kits ? cheers again guys
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Postby shuvit-tim » 02 Mar 2005, 11:17

i'm sure somebody does do a manifold, but i was thinking more form th epoint of that twin 40/45s may sit too high for you to close your bonnet. I could be wrong though as i've not actually done this conversion. You could always modify the bonnet though to get them to fit if it's a problem.

hsr2.6 you run an 8V how much room is there for carbs?
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Postby Doive » 02 Mar 2005, 13:27

Wahey a chevette with a power bulge. Now that would be great to see.

Tim at T J Motorsport does full arch kits for both GP4 and HSR kits.
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Postby lewis p » 15 Mar 2005, 20:26

the 2.0 manta gte engine is a cih engine which is very heavy for its size and expensive to tune.i would sugest using the 1.8 manta engine and box which is the same as a astra/cavi engine which is lighter and easier to tune (and you can us the bits to fit a 2.0 16v xe engine) hope this helps :D
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Postby fatboys » 15 Mar 2005, 21:29

hey lewis since writing this post we have been out and bought a 2.016v XE red top which we are going to try and fit but i now need a complete 1.8 manta dont surpose you got one anywhere or know of a cheap scrapper nearish to bristol :)
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Postby lewis p » 16 Mar 2005, 19:06

the trouble is everyone wants 1.8 mantas for the same reason to put xe engines into mantas chevettes and even mk 2 escorts. try the opel manta owners club www.mantaclub.org (which i'm a member of as at the mo am rebuilding a manta gte). they have a classified section which sometimes just the parts you need for your conversion come up rather than buying a whole car. :wink:
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Postby Doive » 16 Mar 2005, 19:36

Is it just me or has every Manta disappeared off the roads in the last five years? I can't remember when I last saw one.
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Postby hsr2.6 » 16 Mar 2005, 21:53

shuvit-tim wrote:
hsr2.6 you run an 8V how much room is there for carbs?


loads of room on an 8v and an xe
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Postby shuvit-tim » 17 Mar 2005, 02:32

my flatmate is currently finishing off an XE conversion on his manta GTE. looks like it's gonna be an awesome bit of kit.
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