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||posted on 23rd May 03 at 20:47|
Ultimate cheap conversion - Machine extra groove in 2ltr Astra shafts and slide CV joint past original groove into new groove - and hey presto - Heavy duty competition shafts !!!! using astra inner and outer cv joint !!- all thats required is 2 machine astra flanges to fit corsa/nova wheel bearings!!! Job done and a lot cheaper than everyone elses shafts !
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:51|
my tapered shafts lasted 3 and a half years so not to bad
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:44|
vauxgirl- my old nova valver done well over 20k with this setup untill i sold it and my mates SRi corsa has had it for well over a year now
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:37|
you wont know untill you did. I went for the 1.6 driveshaft 2.0 cv joint route and spent the first couple of hours not bootin it for fear of snapping them, then though ang on what was the point of the conversion, one quick boot later and everything was still in one piece :) better to use new/recon'd cv joints though as slightly worn ones will get eaten really quickly, especially if the car is lowered
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:36|
why would it snap? its a lot stronger design than the shafts you had in!
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:30|
fletch ,have you ever snapped one of these as i dont want to boot it just incase ,shafts i mean
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:22|
Mk 2 Cav inner CV's DO fit we have done it before and it works perfectly well
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:14|
i got mine from fearless there is nothing he doesnt know about conversions.
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:09|
hmmmm never knew you could do that
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 18:04|
i have a mk2 cav inner cv on a standard corsa shaft as a temp measure as i snapped a tapered one, works perfectly well but dont want to give it too much stick in the first 2 gears as it might snap with the torque.mk2 cav 1600cc
[Edited on 23-05-2003 by vauxgirl]
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 15:11|
u need to buy stong bolt for this job as the standard bolt are not that long.
so u need to longer High ten's. bolts with lock nuts, about 2" longer then the standard tie bar bolts.
best to lower tie bar reather than just roll bar as better for tracktion, and for the power steering (if using)
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 15:09|
a list of everthing
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 14:42|
hes got washers/nuts dont he?
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 08:10|
also front antirole bar spacers.
||posted on 23rd May 03 at 08:03|
Give PVD a ring and ask about their mounts
||posted on 22nd May 03 at 22:28|
nova and corsas have different driveshafts
||posted on 22nd May 03 at 22:10|
they wont fit on a corsa! corsa shafts are longer. you need custom shafts for this conversion in corsa
||posted on 22nd May 03 at 21:46|
yeah they do, we used them on my old valver nova
||posted on 22nd May 03 at 21:01|
yeah but they wont go on corsa shafts
||posted on 22nd May 03 at 20:34|
Mk 2 Cav inner CV's for 20XE conversion
||posted on 22nd May 03 at 19:08|
whats it going in? cos mk2 cav cvs wont go on corsa
||posted on 22nd May 03 at 18:05|
I finally managed to source a written off GSi Cav (with a fantastic Coscast engine) pushing 158bhp, anyway I would just like to check see if I have everything