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    BTW, what are the plastic brackets on the passenger kick panel for?
    I've seen a few owner's manuals stuffed in there in the past....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RallyBob View Post
    I've seen a few owner's manuals stuffed in there in the past....
    I have heard that those brackets were to hold maps, predecesors to the modern GPS...LOL,
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    Quote Originally Posted by RallyBob View Post
    Some more pics near the end in this folder, showing another front-end buildup for a Manta I did.

    https://flic.kr/s/aHsjPqTgMH
    Damn you Bob, you've inspired me again. Think the Chrysler master cylinder will be going onto my 75 Manta booster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisGardiner View Post
    Damn you Bob, you've inspired me again. Think the Chrysler master cylinder will be going onto my 75 Manta booster.
    Dennis, it's not a direct fit to the Opel. I had a bushing machined which fits between the Opel's pushrod and the back of the M/C, as there's a gap otherwise. And the bolt pattern is off, though a bit of work with a rat-tail file fixed that.

    I used a 1.0625" bore which is large and would create a hard pedal with stock brakes...since I am using aftermarket 4-piston calipers I sized them to keep the hydraulic ratio similar to stock.
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    Baby's got new shoes. The 13 x 6 Enkeis are on their way to Delaware. Hello 15 x7 ET20. Planning to order a set of 195/50-15 plus a 185/70-13 for the spare (stock wheel). Looks to be a good fit. The one glitch is that the dust cap on the hub is too tall so the center caps don't fit. Is there a shallower one that will fit or would it be OK to drive without the dust cap? The center cap for the wheel is a pretty tight fit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Manta View Post
    WOW, just wow...
    Hey Peter, That's my yellow wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samdog View Post
    Hey Peter, That's my yellow wagon.
    Hi Gregg -I realized that when Bob was showing me the pics on his phone at BBC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Manta View Post
    Baby's got new shoes. The 13 x 6 Enkeis are on their way to Delaware. Hello 15 x7 ET20. Planning to order a set of 195/50-15 plus a 185/70-13 for the spare (stock wheel). Looks to be a good fit. The one glitch is that the dust cap on the hub is too tall so the center caps don't fit. Is there a shallower one that will fit or would it be OK to drive without the dust cap? The center cap for the wheel is a pretty tight fit....
    Are you sure you are going to have clearance in the rear with the tires on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by opelgtboy70 View Post
    Are you sure you are going to have clearance in the rear with the tires on?

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    There's plenty of clearance in the rear. Take a look at these pics.
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    Hey Peter,
    Please pm me. I may have some Audi wheels and tires for you. Thanks.

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