RE: Shed Of The Week

RE: Shed Of The Week

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Dunk76

4,350 posts

185 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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The 3.0 CiH is reasonably tuneable - although Lotus struggled to exceed the 100bhp/litre mark in 24v form, even after dropping the crappy dual ram injection. The head design on the 12v is shockingly poor - being non-crossflow. It also struggles to dissipate it's heat evenly.

However, the CiH is all iron, and immensely strong - originally having been fitted in 6-Cyl form to GM trucks in the '60s. I know of Manta Turbos running up to three bar boost without too many issues.

I had a GSi3000 - exactly the same engine.

Enlarged the capacity using the rods off a Rekord 2.4 diesel, and some pistons from something else which escapes my memory now. Came out at roughly 4000cc.

Supercharged it, running at 1.25bar, water/methanol injection, stage 3 Blydenstein head, Kent fast road cam, and Emerald 3d injection. With much faffing about, it made 280ish at the rear wheels - mainly down to the immense parasitic losses on the old Rootes blower.

The main issue with that engine is the weight - an all iron straight six is, umm, bloody heavy. Someone once told me it was over 190kgs with ancillaries!!

crossle

1,518 posts

222 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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[quote=scatmancraig Were you referring to the earlier 4-speed manual from the series 1 cars?

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Indeed I was... I'm a little out of touch with GM's finest these days! My car was a 3.0E, I'm sure.

britten_mark

1,536 posts

224 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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chunkymonkey71 said:
I know a guy that had one of these as his first car, aged 17!

How cool is that???

cool
Got mine (first of three) at 19 in 1988. It did feel extremely cool.

britten_mark

1,536 posts

224 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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B'stard Child said:
Nacnud][nerd said:
Did you know there is a 4WD Monza? They were made for patrolling the Berlin Wall and had gun racks in the boot.[/nerd]
Fergerson 4x4 conversion - owned by a Monza Specialist (one of two specialists for this car)
There were 4 or 5 FF Monzas, 3 old chrome bumpers and 2 GSEs (I think). I stupidly passed up one of the chrome bumper cars for £1500, but then I had a tuned silver GSE manual at the time which showed 159 on the digital speedo on occasions....what a car.

Father in law still hs one under wraps with <50k miles on and he wants rid of it, unfortunately it's not a GSE :-(

B'stard Child

23,527 posts

217 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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I hate to say this but there aren't enough pics in this thread so i'm going to rectify that

Some from our continental cousins

Might want to get those stem seals sorted





White is always cool



Change wheels for instant win



Keep seeing that green one on ebay this one is a nicer green IMO



Again - Change wheels for instant win



I think this is a before



Big rod encouragement





Couple of odd ones

Leaving the door open makes a rubbish shot



Red one



Always good to have a few shots

Red - Tick



24V Engine - Tick



Ooh - not seen that done before - clever



Nasty spoiler



Front looks a bit better



Nice stance





I'd like to see more pics of this one





But found plenty of pics of this one









Ooooof just for those wheels





Chrome arches never my favorite look



You know when you've been tango'd







Or maybe a yella one would be better









Pretty std and tidy





Rubbish pics and the car is not to my taste either







Nice tidy and with those rare wheels









That'll do for starters might do a part two if people like.........

B'stard Child

23,527 posts

217 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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Sod it I'll carry on

Dark horse and all the pictures I have





Front end is a bit wafty but overall not bad





Proud of a trophy tho......



Get out of the way I wanna see the car



Inside



Under bonnet (oh dear!!!)



Thats better - wheels are a bit "shep" (not sure he uses PH bit of an ABS joke)





Better engine pic



Red again





Under the hood



Back to white



Before





During - Oi BigRod what do you make of that!!!









What I want to find is an after!!!!!

Lighning McQueen (or stickers as he's better known)







Just for entertainment I have no idea why



Best till last maybe or maybe not













Maybe that's it maybe it's not

hirsty27

506 posts

169 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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I was going to say 'best shed ever',..but then I noticed in the add a word begining with A..frown.......bangheadx10,000.

Whoever it is who has a thing about automatics can you stop picking the Shed Of The Week..shoot,...that's why the car is priced at £900 hundred and whatever, because it has the less desirable gearbox,-(put it to a vote and tell me it's not true!!) If this car had a manual gearbox it would'nt be in the three figure bracket, meaning it would'nt even be here.

I thought this car was too good to be true when I first saw it, sadly I was proven correct..frownx10million.

I'm getting sick of seeing these auto 'lazybox' variants, is the same person who bought the Pistonheads auto Merc also resposible for this false dawn/hope.wink

I'm just so..grumpy about this!

I fcensoredg hate auto's in cars like this!!, why it was ever put in this car is totally beyond me..spin..spin..spin..silly

It's rear drive(tick), front engined(tick), looks a handsome cool car(tick) and is good manufacturer(tick), lets put an Automatic gearbox in it!!..eek, (DU DUUU!)....WRONG ANSWER!!

banghead............WHY??..........confused

hirsty27

506 posts

169 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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B'stard Child said:
I hate to say this but there aren't enough pics in this thread so i'm going to rectify that

Some from our continental cousins

Might want to get those stem seals sorted





White is always cool



Change wheels for instant win



Keep seeing that green one on ebay this one is a nicer green IMO



Again - Change wheels for instant win



I think this is a before



Big rod encouragement





Couple of odd ones

Leaving the door open makes a rubbish shot



Red one



Always good to have a few shots

Red - Tick



24V Engine - Tick



Ooh - not seen that done before - clever



Nasty spoiler



Front looks a bit better



Nice stance





I'd like to see more pics of this one





But found plenty of pics of this one









Ooooof just for those wheels





Chrome arches never my favorite look



You know when you've been tango'd







Or maybe a yella one would be better









Pretty std and tidy





Rubbish pics and the car is not to my taste either







Nice tidy and with those rare wheels









That'll do for starters might do a part two if people like.........
Have you got enough pictures up??..silly

I take it your a big fan of the car!.wink

Some really nice cars in there..thumbup, although white cars are definatly not always cool, especially if you've got to clean the buggers every five minutes!!..mad

roadie

364 posts

233 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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Yes, he has put enough pictures up, so you don't have to post them again in your quote!

beasto

323 posts

185 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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I ran an Opel GSi for a while and found it a comfy cruiser, if a tad hefty on fuel.

A pity that GM never really developed it - a few iterations on and it could have been highly desirable.

The same is true for the Calibra - a good-looker that was killed while still in the queue for some magic dust...





BITMAP

56 posts

163 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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its a big motor big enough to take a chevy v8 lowered with a nice paint job would be nice

timewatch

881 posts

165 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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Great old car !

Nearly bought one in the best colour Metallic Black, I hate black cars but this was brillllliant, nice quality !

I have an original Showroom brochure I might want to sell ?

TW>>>scratchchin

phlap

562 posts

223 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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Theres just something about a GSE in white. Always fancied one for some reason. paperbag
Now they are ancient and costing less than a grand it is quite tempting. A 635CSi is no doubt much better but a lot more cash is needed.
SSHSV, let us know how it is when you get your hands on it.

SS HSV

9,226 posts

229 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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Will do. Previously had an Ultima with a V8 Chevy in it, then a Holden with a V8 Chevy in it, now currently a Range Rover with a V8 in it... see a pattern here? Have to see if its a worthy donor car first and LS3's are just starting to become available. Memories from my Manta A with a Rover V8 in it were that the chassis rails either side were quite narrow so will have to check but plenty of transplant options are available now such as Lexus V8 (one in the classifieds) or possibly a RS6 etc. Lets get her home first and see what is needs to get it straight.

BITMAP

56 posts

163 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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[quote=SS HSV]Will do. Previously had an Ultima with a V8 Chevy in it, then a Holden with a V8 Chevy in it, now currently a Range Rover with a V8 in it... see a pattern here? Have to see if its a worthy donor car first and LS3's are just starting to become available. Memories from my Manta A with a Rover V8 in it were that the chassis rails either side were quite narrow so will have to check but plenty of transplant options are available now such as Lexus V8 (one in the classifieds) or possibly a RS6 etc. Lets get her home first and see what is needs to get it straight.[/qNuote]

I think chevy made a car called the monza looked very similar to the opel not sure if it had the same shell or what was under the bonnet anyone have any ideal ?

pSyCoSiS

3,039 posts

176 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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There is one on Car and Classic for £2850 - and it looks nowhere near as nice as the example found by SOTW!

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C44335?pt=pf

Not my cup of tea, but, I can see the appeal for the 3.0 models.

Strawman

6,463 posts

178 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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BITMAP said:
I think chevy made a car called the monza looked very similar to the opel not sure if it had the same shell or what was under the bonnet anyone have any ideal ?
Looks similar,
1975 Chevreolet Monza


Phil Dicky

6,856 posts

234 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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God another shed of the week I'd love to own, perhaps its my age but I've a real desire to own an 80's car again.....the Tasmin doesn't count as ots not a road car anymore.

anonymous-user

25 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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I do like old Opels.

My Dad had a white Opel Rekord Berlina between 1984 and 1990.
My Grandfather had a Vauxhall Viceroy for a while in the late 80s.

My first car was a Manta Berlinetta, which I replaced with a white GT/E Coupe smile

I was an area rep for the Manta club in the 1990s.

Shame the Mantas suffered horribly from rust, and it didn't help Vauxhall not providing spares after about 7 years.

I sold mine about 7 years ago frown

Manta prices have shot up recently though.

zakmat

227 posts

169 months

Saturday 10th May 2008
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Perhaps this would have been a more convincing car for DCI Gene Hunt to use in Ashes to Ashes?