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    Thought I would start a thread for my Re-Shell after a shunt on the Pendragon Stages in August which folded the rear end.

    Picked a new Rolling Shell up from Aberdeen in late October, hopefully going for the cage & fabrication work at Protec Motorsport in Feb/March.
    A lot cleaner shell which was a 30,000 mile road car until it was turned into a rallycar only 2 events ago.

    Full Standard X14XE Engine + Complete bottom end with Omega Pistons & Rods going up to Bill Falconer in Scotland this Saturday. Going for his Race engine setup rather than his Clubman setup.

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    Welcome-we definitely need more Nova project builds, look forward to seeing the development of this one.
    There is only one way to contact me - E-MAIL ME AT colinesmith@aol.com.

    Literally thousands of Nova (plus other Vauxhall and motorsport parts) are available from me. But only if you send me an e-mail.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by novarally View Post
    Welcome-we definitely need more Nova project builds, look forward to seeing the development of this one.
    I should of put the build of my Nova show car on here but never got round to doing it!




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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeWak98 View Post
    I should of put the build of my Nova show car on here but never got round to doing it!




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    A year today since the diff went bang only a couple of weeks before my first event!


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    Dropped my engine off at Bill Falconer Engines up in Earlston, Scotland yesterday. That man is a genius with anything to do with Vauxhall 16v engines. Could quite happily wipe the floor with other engine builders out there just with the knowledge he has.

    Brief Spec of my Engine getting built:
    Omega Pistons & Con Rods
    ARP Rod Bolts
    Baffled Sumped
    Low Temperature Thermostat
    Modified Standard Exhaust Manifold With Down Pipe (Proven on the dyno getting more HP over tubular 4-1 manifolds)
    Weber 45 Carbs
    MBE ECU & Loom
    2.0 Ignition Coil
    Alternator Lowering Kit With Adjuster And Large Diameter Alloy Pulley
    Steel Flywheel For 7 1/4" Clutch
    Solid Cambelt Tensioner
    Re-Grounded Standard Vauxhall Cams
    Double Valve Springs
    Bronze Valve Guides
    Solid Lifters

    Have a look on his Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Falcon...9232035522228/

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    Tasty spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain View Post
    Tasty spec
    Yes keeping the cost down aswell with all the standard parts that Bill has modified and developed.


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    Couple of hours down the lock up striping down the rear beam and GTE brake setup. Next up strengthening the beam ready for the new coilovers Hockly have brought out



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    Quick look at all the info that Hockly Motorsport have provided with the cage. Should hopefully start prepping the shell next week.




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