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    So i bought this corsa about 2 years back as a first car for my brother, it continued to sit for about another year and a half till i decided to re commission it after having my grey nova written off and selling my caddy. in total the car had been sitting for 8 years till i actually began to re commission it. (you'll notice the photo quality change to when i got a new camera half way though)

    I slapped a new battery on it and it spun over but didn't fire, a quick check of the valve on the fuel rail revealed no pressure, i tested the loom to the pump and there was power so it looked like it needed a pump. i removed the old one and the amount of rust inside the tank was something else, here is the pump. the smell f the fuel in there was really odd and the smell got stuck in your clothes for ages.

    I mopped her over and fitted my grey novas old 3 spokes as she was running the worlds most horrific steels and wheel trims. i heat gunned the bumpers too

    Once i got her running i changed all the fluids (even gear oil) and dailyed her for a while before the modding bug caught up with me and i had to do something to it. I lowered her 60mm front and 80mm at the back, fitted calibra fronts and rears and swede door cards.




    Another polish and sealant on the paintwork.

    Shortly after the above photo was taken i left work as normal and when i got home i went to head back out having left the car sitting for about 5 mins and it wouldn't start, there where no suspect noises clicks or bangs. I checked the power to the starter and it was there so i whipped it out and this is what i found


    So the only logical thing to do now is an engine swap so...

    I had a 30k c20xe in bits so i got it on the stand ready to rebuild
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    New bearings arrived

    bottom end in (with professional oil pump dust cover)

    Started to adapt the corsa loom to run with the xe parts

    Tinted my rear lights red (not staying though as i have south African ones on order) and fitted the magnex

    The big day, nova even saw the light!!! Corsa engine is by the door and other xe is for the next project

    Engine in to a freshly polished bay

    ancillaries added
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    Oil cooler discreetly added in until i de-facelift it and fit a 13 row one.

    big block hubs going on and freshly pained lower arms and tie rods

    and out on the road, first proper run too after i was tackling a whole load of faulty injectors.

    Stance is perfect

    256mmx20mm corsa gsi front stoppers

    carefully massaged to go behind 3 spokes

    corsa sport clocks and an astra gte steering wheel

    And disaster! got stuck about 10 miles from home when the rear water pump/rail hose burst (was robbed off an engine with a cracked block so had been oil contaminated witch had made it soft)

    rear hose fixed i decided to step up my braking game on the rear, calibra bias valves added and corsa c sri rear axle



    Lost the magnex in favour of a better looking and quieter stainless 2.5" system. witch managed to make its own cut out in the bumper
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    All was going wheel and while out one night running the engine in i had a cv joint noise come from the drivers wheel, i decided if i took it easy i'd make it home... i was wrong. i was stuck on the A2 at half 11 and by the time my mate got out of bed and missed the exit once it was about 1


    the next day i stripped it down and found the cause of the noise, i was very lucky the wheel didn't come off on me! i reckon the cv was too tight and once that sheared i got the cv noise then the hub finally gave up hence the loud noise that prompted me to pull over.

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    Wow you are lucky !

    That could have easily been a major disaster if that had gone wrong ?

    Nice sleeper you have built by the way.

    Id ve banded the steels and put some trims on, so the victim is even more shown up, when you smoke him/her
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    Yet another drive flange failure. I just had a new set of Hockley ones assembled. I do have one more spare set if you are interested via PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULDRIVER View Post
    Wow you are lucky !

    That could have easily been a major disaster if that had gone wrong ?

    Nice sleeper you have built by the way.

    Id ve banded the steels and put some trims on, so the victim is even more shown up, when you smoke him/her
    I did think about that, maybe some nova gte trims. That's right man wheel could have come off!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8valve-craig View Post
    Yet another drive flange failure. I just had a new set of Hockley ones assembled. I do have one more spare set if you are interested via PM.
    Yeah man not impressed with these at all, I'll drop you a pm

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    That's a nice car you've made there mate.i like it.

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    Nice car, looks pretty clean

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