An  Indicator Switch for the Opel Manta B series Indicator Switch in good good used condition which came from a 1984 Opel Manta. £15 plus delivery.

For Sale - Opel Manta B series Indicator Switch - £15

On offer are two very rare and special posters; the first of these features the German prototype Manta A series turbo. It is a lovely high gloss quality print and measures 56 cm by 56 cm.

For sale - Opel Manta A series poster

The second features the early Manta B series in a stunning Haynes Manual style cutaway drawing. Finished in high gloss quality print and measuring 60 cm by 60 cm.

For sale - Opel Manta B series poster

Each poster is priced at £15, which includes delivery to a UK address, with easy payment by PayPal.

Original posters and sales brochures for classic GM vehicles are not exactly plentiful in the UK, stocks are very limited and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your man (or woman) cave.


28/12/15 - Opel Manta B series poster sold
23/01/16 - Opel Manta A series poster sold

It's spot the Opel time again...

In 1961, de Havilland began working on a revolutionary small business jet, the DH.125 Jet Dragon, intended to replace the piston engined de Havilland Dove business aircraft and light transport. The DH.125 design was for a low-winged monoplane with a pressurised fuselage accommodating two pilots and six passengers. It was powered by two Bristol Siddeley Viper turbojets mounted on the rear fuselage. The slightly swept wing employed large slotted flaps and airbrakes to allow operation from small airfields. The first of two prototypes flew on 13 August 1962, with the second following on 12 December that year.[1] The first production aircraft, longer and with a greater wingspan than the two prototypes, flew on 12 February 1963, with the first delivery to a customer on 10 September 1964.[2][3]

The aircraft went through many designation changes during its service life. Hawker Siddeley had bought de Havilland the year before project start, but the old legacy brand and the "DH" designation was used throughout development. After the jet achieved full production, the name was finally changed to "HS.125".

When Hawker Siddeley Aircraft merged with the British Aircraft Corporation to form British Aerospace in 1977, the name changed to BAe 125. Then, when British Aerospace sold its Business Jets Division to Raytheon in 1993, the jet acquired the name Raytheon Hawker. The fuselage, wings and tail-fin are to this day fully assembled and partially equipped (primary and secondary flight controls) in Airbus UK's Broughton plant, on the outskirts of Chester, sub-assemblies are produced in Airbus UK's Buckley (Bwcle in Welsh) site. All these assembled components are then shipped to Wichita, Kansas in the United States, to where final assembly was transferred in 1996.

Over 1,000 aircraft have been built.

The cpu or central processing unit for a fuel injected Manta B. Used condition. £20 plus delivery.

An engine control unit (ECU), also known as power-train control module (PCM), or engine control module (ECM) is a type of electronic control unit that determines the amount of fuel, ignition timing and other parameters an internal combustion engine needs to keep running. It does this by reading values from multidimensional performance maps (so called LUTs), using input values (e.g. engine speed) calculated from signals coming from sensor devices monitoring the engine. Before ECU's, air/fuel mixture, ignition timing, and idle speed were directly controlled by mechanical and pneumatic sensors and actuators. One of the very first attempts to use such a unitized and automated "ECU" device to manage multiple engine control functions simultaneously was created by BMW in 1939, for their BMW 801 14-cylinder aviation engine, and known as the Kommandogerät, operated only by a single throttle lever.

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On offer is this used Opel Manta B GT/e Ignition Coil Pack. Please note that the Manta B was in production from 1975 right through to 1987, there is a common miconception that the faclifted Manta B from 1981 onwards was called the Manta C, this is simply not true.

This item is available for £15 plus delivery. It came off a 2.0 litre Manta B GT/E from around 1984.

An ignition coil (also called a spark coil) is an induction coil in an automobile's ignition system which transforms the battery's 12 volts (6 volts in some older vehicles) to the thousands of volts (20 to 30 thousand volts or more) needed to spark the spark plugs. Some coils have an internal resistor to reduce the voltage and some rely on a resistor wire or an external resistor to reduce the voltage from the cars 12 volt wiring flowing into the coil. The wire which goes from the ignition coil to the distributor and the wires which go from the distributor to each of the spark plugs are called spark plug wires or high tension leads.
This specific form of the autotransformer, together with the contact breaker and a capacitor (still referred to in automobile parlance by its old name of "condensor"), converts low voltage from a battery into the high voltage required by spark plugs in an internal combustion engine.
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The Opel Manta A series SR and Berlinetta models were fitted with these 13" x 5.5j wheels. Unlike later models these wheels had just 4 slots. In the American market narrower 5j wheels were fitted, possibly to accommodate the local penchant for cross-ply tyres.

This is the last set of four I have they probably don't look too good, but I have seen similar wheels come up a treat after a professional blasting and powder coat; (I had mine finished in silk black, then masked off and sprayed the silver highlights myself. This gave as near an original finish as possible and they have lasted over 10 years outside without degradation).
The cost would be just £10 per wheel, sadly all the really nice ones sold out back in August.

There is a company advertising wheel delivery on eBay for delivery at £30 see here If you know of any better delivery deals let me know!

Here's the story of the Rostyle wheel, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Rostyle wheels are a notable design of wheels for cars made by the British firm of Rubery Owen, a diversified industrial company which made many car parts. The wheels had an unusual pressed steel form to imitate the few ribs of mag wheels at the time, but were painted black (or perhaps body color) and aluminium. They were designed to do without hubcaps or wheel covers, and were especially popular during the 1960s and 70s.

The firms MG and Rover, amongst other British sporty cars in the 1960s often specified these wheels as original equipment instead of ones made of light alloy (aluminium or magnesium) or wire wheels. Rostyle also made chromium plated wheels for Jensen, Rover and, famously, the Ford Cortina 1600E, originally designed for Ford Chairman Len Crossland's wife. Painted Rostyle wheels were also the only wheel option on the Range Rover for many years following its introduction. These 16-inch Rostyles where used on the Range Rover until 1986 when they were replaced by alloy wheels. The Rostyles then became optional fitment to the short wheelbase Land Rover (the wheels were not strong enough for use on the long wheelbase models). The Land Rover maintained its optional Rostyle wheels until 1995, becoming the last vehicle to offer them from new.

They were made in Britain, as well as under license in Germany and Argentina. The Rostyle wheels had a metal label in the center with the emblem of the car company on it. Today, special masks must be made to paint the wheels of restored cars to resemble the original.
Max Sinclair, the sales manager for Rubery Owen in the 1960 to 1980 period has stated that "We changed the face of motoring, and Mag wheels followed us as their reliability improved."

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