I have been in contact with Andy from the Opel Project Blog who spotted this post about the NOS Opel Manta A series reversing light base plate kit. He is interested in it for his own car, but wanted to see the matching NOS lens, so for Andy here it is:

Image of an Opel Manta A series reversing light lens
Opel Manta A series - NOS reversing light lens

The box has stood on the shelf for many decades and has the worn patina that only time and the process of entropy can bring. The plastic lens is still good, if a little dusty on the inside.

This is the very last of the New Old Stock for these items, but I do have a few salvaged Opel Manta A series lights still left in stock.

Andy has been in touch as he's needs a master brake cylinder and/or brake servo to fit his 1980 Vauxhall Sportshatch 2L. I knew that there was one salvaged brake cylinder in the loft and a matching brake servo too, but as new master cylinders are currently listed on eBay for under £50, I advised going this route unless very cash strapped.
Servos seem to last forever, usually only having the shell rust through causes them to fail, which in Andy's case, was exactly what happened to his after the car had been sat for several years before he bought it.

Opel / Vauxhall Servo Unit - oily but well preserved

I dug out the servo, it was pretty oily but that seems to have preserved it well. I also compared the Haynes manuals for the Mk 1 Cavalier vs. Opel Manta A series and both cars are stated to use a 7" servo with the same amount of boost. Somewhere at the back of my mind I have a feeling that the later Mantas might have used a slightly larger unit.

I believe Opel fitted a larger servo to the later Manta B models

Another long shot Andy is after is a front chrome bumper, for the moment he's had to fit a plastic Opel Manta GTE one and has had real trouble finding the correct chrome item. Can anyone help?



Yair Geller has mailed in, he needs the "metal horn ring with the plastic emblem in the middle" for his 1959 Opel Rekord p1. Can anyone assist? Please contact me

 Opel Rekord p1 metal horn ring - probably looks like this

Keith from Vauxhall Green Parts was in touch, he wanted to know if you still had the 90086012 oil seal. There was just the 1 left and at some point in the past I had noted on the pack that this was "oil seal drive pinion for Commodore B" it also had the original GM catalogue number 4 06 753.

Oil seal drive pinion - Opel Commodore B

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