|The first mission was getting it through the (if you're a manta owner, dreaded) MOT. Some welding, exhaust putty, and a headlight reflector sorted that out.
I was expecting worse, and was pleasently surprised that the chassis legs didn't need any attention. Given that the coupe's in good structural shape, it's a perfect donor vehicle for the V6. Now that decision is made, it'll need the drivetrain, brakes and suspension uprating. Here's a rough list of what I'll be doing to prepare the car for the v6.
Lightened XE flywheel
280mm willwood disks and 4 pot wilwood calipers on the front
Silver Manta Coupe, completely standard, running CIH lump. needs
seal up underneath, clean and paint
- 2003-07-28 Building a V6 Manta Coupe