Manta Montage project update

So as you may remember, I've had some problems getting my Manta on the road (previously) due to the shift linkage being a mess. I originally ordered the piece from CB Performance which ended up being a nightmare. When I ordered it, they told me it would go out by courier in the next day or two. Turns out that they didn't actually have it in stock and then gave me the runaround for a month (“just a few more days”) — and still charged my credit card (illegally)!

Eventually that order got cancelled and I went and ordered it from Dan's Performance Parts who I used way back on my old Aztec 7 project. I had it a couple days later, no hassle at all… Should have gone to Dan at the start, I would have had this two months ago.

Anyway, it's going to take some machining to get the piece to fit just right because I'm running a Porsche transmission, but I think I've found someone who can handle the job (the first guy had no idea), and he speaks English so he's easy for me to communicate with… if he can pull this off and the car is done well, I could probably make a nice side-business bringing old exotics like this down for restoration. Anyone want to buy a sportscar? I've been thinking I want to tackle a Kamala:

9 Comments

  1. My name is Ahmed I’m from Kuwait and I own a manta montage 1983. I tried to contact many people that own the same car, in face I tried to contact David Dines the owner of the original coyote of Hardcastle & McCormick to help me get spare parts and accessories to build up a coyote my self so please I appreciate if you can help me get accessories for my car like ( side mirrors / front lights / and some interior stuff ).

    Thank you
    Best regards

    Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 6:35 am | Permalink
  2. I have a Manta Montage Stage III tube type frame…. and yes it is for sale. I can help you with any questions you need answered…

    Bradford

    Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  3. I have a Manta Montage Stage III tube type frame car for sale. She has a 1990 McLaren based 3.1 liter intercooled turbo motor in her. She also has a 4 sp auto transmission She gets close to 40 MPG and does 100 MPH in second gear as well…. and yes it is for sale. I can help you with any questions you need answered too

    Bradford

    Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  4. ken wrote:

    I am looking for a manta montage. Please let me know if you find any.

    Monday, August 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink
  5. ken wrote:

    Iam looking for a manta montage project.

    Monday, August 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Permalink
  6. Fabrizio wrote:

    I am looking for a Manta Montage, please send me news leoni.fabrizio @ tin.it thanks
    Fabrizio

    Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:35 am | Permalink
  7. Fabrizio wrote:

    I am looking for a Manta Montage, please send me news leoni.fabrizio@tin.it thanks
    Fabrizio

    Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:36 am | Permalink
  8. joe wrote:

    i got a coyote for u guys

    Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink
  9. joe wrote:

    http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1293574 there is ther correct link sorry

    Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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