you can run tapers or paralells in any FWD. it doesnt cut right through the middle of the master cylinder at all. animal has run paralells in his cally, tapers in the cally, and tapers in his mk2 astra. kingsley has tapers in his mk2 champion. you just need to tweak the copper brake lines (in the case of abs cars) or relocate the brake bias valves (in the case of non abs). i had to relocate one brake bias valve on my installation, and there was no warning of this for the mt196 kit. this is all first hand experience, not quotes from websites.
i do have 3 pics of my manifold, but they are with exhaust wrap.