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Ojc
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15th Mar 04 at 16:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have just been thinking about something, may not bother with the Nova after all.

Found a mint condition Corsa SRi with a blown head gasket, now shall I go get this on Friday as it won't need much doing to the bodywork and will be much easier to put the engine in - Or keep going with the Nova?

Oh fcuk I wish I had never seen this Corsa for sale
jr
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15th Mar 04 at 16:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

shame as you ahve done lots to the nova, (and im tempted buy it off you )

but i would go for the corsa
Ojc
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15th Mar 04 at 16:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Oh and strip all the parts off the Nova, lights, bonnet, wings etc etcc?

I can fit the brakes I've got and put them on the Corsa.

Shit the bed, how annoying
glasgow_corsa_c
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15th Mar 04 at 16:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

corsa.
Tom
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nova, lighter...
Ojc
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15th Mar 04 at 16:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The Nova needs some TLC bodywork wise where as the Corsa won't.

Its all your fault
PaulW
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Nova will be lighter than the corsa though, so the engine should respond slightly better given the weight difference. Plus parts are cheaper to get (body-wise) than the corsa, so if you have a knock, its not going to cost too much

Corsa has a stronger shell...
Ojc
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15th Mar 04 at 16:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Imagine black SRi with Speedlines, GSi kit, chrome cage. I may keep the Nova but do it slowly. Dad probably won't let me keep both though
jr
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15th Mar 04 at 16:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sell me the nova, i have got an idea for one
Tom
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Yeah corsa would look nice though, black corsa's look great with gsi kit too
Rob H
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15th Mar 04 at 16:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Depends how bad the nova is. If it needs a fair bit of body work doing, thats more than cosmetic, get the corsa. As Paul said, the corsa shell is stronger, but is also less prone to rust.
Tom
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15th Mar 04 at 16:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Buttttt you could always tart teh nova up a bit and sell it for a bit of profit
Ojc
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15th Mar 04 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Jr if you wanted to come and get the Nova all stripped out engine ready to be removed then your more than welcome to come and collect and have it for 100

Thats as long as this Corsa is still for sale, just tried to ring. No answer.

Will keep you updated.
Ojc
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15th Mar 04 at 16:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rob H
Depends how bad the nova is. If it needs a fair bit of body work doing, thats more than cosmetic, get the corsa. As Paul said, the corsa shell is stronger, but is also less prone to rust.


Nova is in excellent condition, floor pan is rust free just needs a new drivers side arch welding in and I've got a new wing to go on it.
PaulW
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15th Mar 04 at 16:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rob H
Depends how bad the nova is. If it needs a fair bit of body work doing, thats more than cosmetic, get the corsa. As Paul said, the corsa shell is stronger, but is also less prone to rust.


beg to differ...

Whole front of mine needs replacing & possibly passenger-side chassis leg due to rust between where the lower cross-member is attached to the chassis leg... It's quite messy From what I gather, can be a week-spot on some of the older models!

Other rusty spot is on the bulk-head under the rubber-seal thing which stops water running from the scuttle into the engine bay...

oh and another favourite is where the wires & water pipe go from the main shell into the boot...
jr
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15th Mar 04 at 16:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ollie if the corsa is still avalible, u2u/email me about the nova, is very very tempting, have you got any steels to go on it though, to get it on a transporter, as i take it does'nt drive
Ojc
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Yeah a lot of people have had problems with the chassis legs on the Corsa, my Nova chassis legs are in excellent condition for the age of the car.

I need to go and have a look at this SRi ASAP I'm dieing to see it.
jr
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yes keep ringing, i have more and more ideas for a nova now
Ojc
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quote:
Originally posted by jr
ollie if the corsa is still avalible, u2u/email me about the nova, is very very tempting, have you got any steels to go on it though, to get it on a transporter, as i take it does'nt drive


Yeah I've got a set of steelies, it would drive if I put it all back together again, but they may take a while

Oh and its got no seats.
Ojc
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15th Mar 04 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No tax but MOT until June.
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by Ojc
Yeah a lot of people have had problems with the chassis legs on the Corsa


same as I heard too even the old engine mounts on the legs have rusted a bit! (there 8v legs, so the mount-points are welded to the leg)

think I might replace both of them for some 16valve ones to be on the safe side & rebuild the whole front end...
jr
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15th Mar 04 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does'nt really bother me, as i would take it extrem in the sense of 1 seat, stripped out, and a xe or 1600
myke
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15th Mar 04 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

where's the corsa? how much is it going for?
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by jr
does'nt really bother me, as i would take it extrem in the sense of 1 seat, stripped out, and a xe or 1600





Myke - I don't think Ojc will tell as I think he really wants it now
AK
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15th Mar 04 at 16:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do both ye faggot

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