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Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 04, 2018 08:13PM

Yes, on topic. I know, just typical TV show about fixing cars for stupid money.

But, Episode Red, Hot and Dangerous features a Manta. Upon a test drive, something went oops. Upon teardown they discover the throwout bearing snout has broken off from the differential. they make a big deal over how they need another whole differential assembly, and they are rare.

Funny, I recognized the part right away.grinning smiley

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Yep, 66-69 Corvair transaxle. They just need to order C7463 and a few seals....gasket set.

I wonder how many horsepower they are going to try to shove through that transaxle?

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: monza67 ()
Date: November 05, 2018 05:50AM

Yes, I saw it too and thought their comments were interesting. As long time car guys in the Vegas area, you'd think that they would know some Corvair folks there. Chuck P.

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 05, 2018 06:01AM

Everything that was said or done was in the script.

Nothing on any automotive reality show is real life.

Even the good ones are scripted from start to finish.

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: Dave Decker ()
Date: November 05, 2018 06:52AM

Yes. There is one done locally here and while filming at a swap meet they would cut and get the guy to say something different. So phony

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: November 05, 2018 03:18PM

I watch Counting Cars from time to time and often notice how incorrect these supposedly educated car guys often are about simple stuff that should be general knowledge.
A good example would be calling a 1969 Camaro a 1968, or a 1967 Mustang, a 1966.
I have also heard on at least one occasion, someone calling Danny aka The Count by another name and he responded to it. It kind of make a person wonder.
When I watch shows like this, I keep in mind it is entertainment and not a documentary so when these errors occur, I simply shake my head and chuckle.

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 05, 2018 08:22PM

You mean Daniel Nicholas Koker II?thumbs up

Yes, just another pure entertainment show. Most time I am watching to see what great car they modify into something I don’t like. I do like to see the fancy paint work, as we used to paint bikes with House of Kolor stuff, trying alll this lace, wood grain, flames, etc, etc, etc. I did not have any one who could air brush murals or portraits, though.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 05, 2018 08:31PM

So that Manta looks like it was built on a Corvair. Yes?

And sure they made a stink about it being rare--for the cameras--but I have broken down in Las Vegas and been able to get my Corvair repaired, so people know those cars, no matter what he says.

Do they get a transaxle in the episode?

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 05, 2018 08:59PM

Mantas were normally built with a tube frame.... Most have v8's

Mid engined transaxles were RARE... think Ferrari Formula 1







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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 06, 2018 10:04AM

Episode ended with the usual delivery of a finished car or motorcycle for a customer. The Manta was a project of Danny's, so it is continued to the next episode.

Only the transaxle was Corvair, engine is small block Chevy in Manta on show.

Funny part was all the rocker switches to the left of the driver. Might have been 25 of them. The comment was "switches to turn on more switches?"

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Counting Cars episode with a Manta
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: November 06, 2018 06:46PM

If I remember correctly Danny was talking about putting a 383 stroker motor in it.

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