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parts car engine . . .

73mantaNOS said:
Norway!

First post to the forums btw, looking for some good Manta info and tips as I'm restoring my 73 mentioned in the signature.. It was crashed in 75 (right side), partly repaired and dismantled, never run again until I bought it a couple of months ago, so now I'm trying to get it back on the road :)

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* 1973 Manta - 11k miles - Winter project!
* 1975 Manta - Parts car for above
* 1994 Vectra
* 1968 Buick Riviera

Is your '75 Manta "parts car" engine FI? :confused:


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Hey tekenaar. No unfortunately its not, its got some kind of Weber on it with no choke and a messed up throttle linkage :) I got this parts car for some sheet metal and some interior parts, will try to sell it once I complete my restoration of the '73....If anyone cares to see, heres the engine compartment:

http://ii.no/riviera/albums/1975_manta/022_22.jpg
 

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Bjorn's parts car Weber

Looks like a Weber 32/36DGxV that just has part of the choke housing element missing, A - water, connected with two T's into the heater hoses or E - electric, typically connected to the + side of the horn (black/yellow on a GT). :D
 

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Someone must have swaped out the whole FI system, it doesnt even have the Sprint manifold anymore
 

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I dont think it ever was FI, it was a 16s engine once (according to the registration documents, but the previous owner claimed it is now a 19s (any way to tell? Since its a factory replacement engine it has no serial number) Any way to tell without opening it up that is....?
 

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Re: parts car engine . . .

tekenaar said:
Is your '75 Manta "parts car" engine FI? :confused:
THAT was the intent of my question, to determine if European '75 models also had FI standard. As to engine size, if it was indeed a factory replacement 1.9, it will have a 19 cast onto the engine block on the left side just aft of the distributor.
 

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THAT was the intent of my question, to determine if European '75 models also had FI standard. As to engine size, if it was indeed a factory replacement 1.9, it will have a 19 cast onto the engine block on the left side just aft of the distributor.
Ok the answer to that is definately no, FI was not standard on the european Manta A (and not even Manta B until the later models..). Now regarding the engine, someone I know works with this stuff daily at an Opel dealer and he told me that on factory engines, there is no such thing as a stamp with either size or serial no... the plate where the number is supposed to be is there, but it is blank. So thats why I was wondering if there was any other way to tell except to run it on the dyno or opening it up :)
BTW thanks for the carb ID, I'll try to fix it a bit before selling the parts car...
 

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Engine size indicator

73mantaNOS said:
Ok the answer to that is definately no, FI was not standard on the european Manta A (and not even Manta B until the later models..). Now regarding the engine, someone I know works with this stuff daily at an Opel dealer and he told me that on factory engines, there is no such thing as a stamp with either size or serial no... the plate where the number is supposed to be is there, but it is blank. So thats why I was wondering if there was any other way to tell except to run it on the dyno or opening it up :)
BTW thanks for the carb ID, I'll try to fix it a bit before selling the parts car...
LEFT SIDE OF BLOCK :
 

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engine size indicator

73mantaNOS said:
Ok the answer to that is definately no, FI was not standard on the european Manta A (and not even Manta B until the later models..). Now regarding the engine, someone I know works with this stuff daily at an Opel dealer and he told me that on factory engines, there is no such thing as a stamp with either size or serial no... the plate where the number is supposed to be is there, but it is blank. So thats why I was wondering if there was any other way to tell except to run it on the dyno or opening it up :)
BTW thanks for the carb ID, I'll try to fix it a bit before selling the parts car...
RIGHT SIDE OF BLOCK :
 

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Oh there .. I thought you were referring to the spot where the serial number usually goes.. sorry :) I'll check it out!
 

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Working on Opels . . . but how long!

73mantaNOS said:
Ok the answer to that is definately no, FI was not standard on the european Manta A (and not even Manta B until the later models..). Now regarding the engine, someone I know works with this stuff daily at an Opel dealer and he told me that on factory engines, there is no such thing as a stamp with either size or serial no... the plate where the number is supposed to be is there, but it is blank. So thats why I was wondering if there was any other way to tell except to run it on the dyno or opening it up :)
BTW thanks for the carb ID, I'll try to fix it a bit before selling the parts car...
OK, so just HOW long has he been working on Opels then?!!
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Hehe.. he just sells the stuff, doesn't actually work on them. However he was referring to the serial-number plate, which should read something like 19Sxxxxxx or 16Sxxxxxx etc and THAT one is blank on my car. Too bad he didnt know about the casting stamp you showed me :)
 
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