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  1. YOUR opinion on this ENGINE - CIH 1.6 N - head budget rebuild

    6F - Engine Rebuilding
    Hey everyone, So the engine (CIH 1.6N) on my ascona B decided to quit on me about a year ago. Since I knew "nothing" about mechanics I decided to seek for professional help. They said it was the head-gasket and that it would cost me north of 650€ to replace it. Being a college student, i'm...
  2. Block Drain Plug location?!

    6A - Engine Mechanical
    Hey there everyone, can someone please show me where the block's coolant drain plug is located? I'm changing the head gasket in my ascona B and would like to know where said plug is located. Also, my engine is the CIH 16N. Thank you for your time! :cool:
  3. 1.6N vs 1.6S - diferences?

    Group 6 - Engine
    Hey everyone! Just out of curiosity, can someone tell me what the diferences between the CIH 1.6 S and 1.6 N are? Internal components, diferent head..? Thank you for your time and knowledge! :D
  4. Torque Wrench - best for little money

    Hey guys, I am in the market for a torque wrench in order to replace the head gasket on my ascona B. Can someone recommend a good one at a reasonable (let's say 40£) price. It would be awesome if it were also available on ebay or amazon (UK), so if there are any lads with that particular...
  5. New Shoes

    General Discussions
    Just wanted to show off the new shoes I got for my Ascona. Nothing incredible but they look pretty good, fit perfectly, and the price was right. (for anyone curious, they are 15 inch, with 20mm of offset). This is a daily driver and project car at the same time, so while it may not be up to...
  6. My 1974 1900/Manta 3.4L V6 Engine Swap

    Member Projects
    This will be the thread where I'll post updates as well as ask questions (probably more than anyone would want to answer, but hey, it's worth a shot!) related to the project I'm getting myself into. Chapter 1: How I decided to go the 3.4L route My engine is getting tired, as most 40 year old...
  7. Manta/Ascona Suspension to Body Mount Bushings

    3A - Front Suspension
    Search friendly post copied from another thread. Replace both Manta/Ascona rubber rear suspension mount bushings with polyurethane bushings for 1/4 the cost of one rubber replacement bushing. All that is needed is to shorten them up a bit as Bob mentioned above. Item: Energy Suspension Rear...
  8. 4 Decades of Opels

    4 Decades of Opels

    1984 Senator CD 1969 Opel GT 1951 Olympia 1972 Ascona Voyage
  9. 1975 Ascona/Sportwagon rear pinion bearings needed

    4A - Differential
    I'm looking for a set of rear axle pinion bearings for a '75 Sportwagon (Ascona Voyage station wagon). These are for a friends car which is currently parked until suitable replacements can be sourced. The P/N's off the existing (worn out) pieces are: KM 88010 (race) & 511688A (cone) - both...
  10. Question: New Group?

    General Discussions
    I was wondering if any of you would be interested in starting a group for Mantas? I am not singling us out, just trying to get us together. Would anyone be interested? I would start it, I just don't want to be the only one in the group... Dean
  11. Manta/Ascona


    another view, yes that blue wire is gone now.
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    first drive!
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    shot of weld with undercoat on it
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    jack holding the frame of the front end level with the frame of the car
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    This is how far i was when i decided to put a manta front end on instead of an ascona
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    This is how far i was when i decided to put a manta front end on instead of an ascona
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    This is how far i was when i decided to put a manta front end on instead of an ascona
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    a shot of the other side
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    a shot of the rear quarter...yes the rest of it is just as rust free With the original paint job, not a bad car for $250.