Rob’s Manta A ecotec to V8

I originally fit a 2.0 Ecotec engine fitted with throttle bodies from an Omega a few years ago.

Rob now wants more power. A 5.0 V8 and auto ‘box was chosen, the engine is fitted with ali heads and a few goodies inside all adding up to around 340 BHP.  A brand new, freshly imported C4 gearbox is bolted onto the back. Both were supplied by British American Engines.

A narrowed Ford axle will be fitted by way of a 4 bar link setup and a panard rod.