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The Ascanta

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Geordie
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The Ascanta

Postby Geordie » 26 Dec 2016, 19:04

Heres a few shots of my toy.
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Rear end
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Front end
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Thats her on the right, with my mates 2 cars
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Manta400R
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Postby Manta400R » 27 Dec 2016, 03:08

That's a damn fine looking motor George <3 Whether it be Manta/Ascona/Mancona/Ascanta :xmaslol:

What's the spec?
Jimmy McRae wrote:It is the best Group B, two wheel drive, normally aspirated car. There's no doubt about it.

Geordie
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Postby Geordie » 29 Dec 2016, 16:32

Shell caged and firewalled, bulkhead and tunnel cut and shut, top mounts for top axle arms, boot floor raised between chassis legs and spare wheel well removed and flat sheet put in. Ascona 400 body kit and works pattern Manta 400 boot and spoiler, Ascona 400 bonnet with Manta shock bulges. Engine is 3 litre v6 Omeg MV6 unit, gearbox is Getrag 280 from Omega MV6, axle is Volvo 740/760 unit with gripper diff and 4.88:1 cwp. Suspension is tarmac Bilsteins and 600lb springs front and AVO coilovers with 175 lb springs rear, rose jointed 5 linked axle. Brakes are 400 discs with Volvo 240 calipers front and 400 discs with Sierra calipers rear, OBP pedalbox with brake bias. Steering is Corsa EPS and 2.5 quick rack. Interior has carbon fibre seats covered in Opel Blitz material, 4 piece harnesses, OMP steering wheel, flocked dash top and the dash is a modern works replica. Wheels are a selection of 10 and 8"..... split Ronals, BBS, RFX Revolutions, original Revolutions and split Revolutions...all are 400 fitment. Thanks for your comments and interest.
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Postby Manta400R » 29 Dec 2016, 20:01

Heck of a specification mate :bow: Look forward to more pics/video? Especially the engine bay and interior!
Jimmy McRae wrote:It is the best Group B, two wheel drive, normally aspirated car. There's no doubt about it.

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Postby Geordie » 29 Dec 2016, 23:28

Cheers Neil, I didn't go into much detail on the engine earlier on by mistake....the std unit is bomb proof up to about 325 bhp. I haven't done much to mine, standard bottom end with ARP bolts, Redtop flywheel with ARP bolts again. The heads have std valves, with them and the seats cut at 3 angles, the inlet ports are slightly opened up and smoothed, and the exhaust ports were opened up by probably 25% (courtsey of removal of a section that takes exhaust gases and recirculates it back into the plenum chamber)and then smoothed up. The exhaust manifold and system are all Jetex parts, headers are 1.5" into 2" then into 2.5" and joins the exhaust piping at 2.5" to a single SS box...from en ex BTTC v6 Cavalier. The manifolds go forward and join, and then sweeps down and meets the system between the front of the engine and the fan and radiator, and then out the passenger side, same as a TVR model...due to no room with the steering column, starter and alternator. The intake system is a 2.5 Cavalier manifold smoothed out and then Yamaha R1 throttle bodies and trumpets. I have a pressure regulator on the fuel return as well as uprated injectors. The brain is an Emerald unit, and I'm getting the last bit of wiring done in the next week or so, and hoping for a reliable 270/280 bhp in a car that is about 900 kgs...enough for me...but twin turbos would be nice! :|

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Postby Geordie » 29 Dec 2016, 23:42

Just as a wee aside, I had to replace a piston when I got the engine...£135 from Vauxhall, and none were available from anybody else. I got a mate to look at the play in the piston and rod as i thought it was excessive, he said it was perfect and then said 'I thought it was a 3 litre youre building', I said it is, and he said that the piston was a Redtop one. With that he brought out calipers and a forged Redtop piston and after measuring said they were identical apart fom mine having a lower crown.Two years ago a forged Redtop piston was £60. I just kept the std pistons as money was tight....but if a rebuild is needed you know whats going in!

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The Ascanta

Postby Geordie » 30 Dec 2016, 20:31

Heres a few more shots

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Postby Geordie » 30 Dec 2016, 20:47

They didnt upload, maybe now!
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Postby Geordie » 30 Dec 2016, 21:06

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Postby Geordie » 30 Dec 2016, 21:09

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