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dan_c4rsa
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   22nd Aug 07 at 18:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Finally shifted the 2 litre 8v and invested in this here redtop nova, previously an SR as some may have seen in general chat.







Pretty much looks like a standard nova, which is good, but tbh it still looks a bit old womany.

So......... off come the badges....



Next on the list is to sort out the tracking as its noticably out, and also properly sort out a crank shaft/driveshaft seal thats leaking quite a bit.

The engine is standard apart from a carbon shelled filter and Friedrich Motorsport Power cap. Pulls really well, managed a 6.1 0-60 with me and a mate in the car (im so immature)

Other plans involve mudlaps with the 3 logo's to stop the back looking so weedy, smoothed wiper, sr or gsi spoiler and stripped out with buckets.

Opinions on the car? What would you do (im looking for ideas )

Dan










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[Edited on 08-06-2008 by dan_c4rsa]
Ben G
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22nd Aug 07 at 19:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice, i'm not really keen on nova's but that looks clean and tidy.

i would colour code the plastic boot handle but that's only because i don't like plastic bits on the exterior of car's.
dan_c4rsa
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22nd Aug 07 at 19:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im thinking about getting everything plastic, bumpers, handles and skirts when they come anthracite?
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very tidy mate. takes me back to my first days of driving. dealersport mudflaps, lowered on white astra gte alloys would look really good!
dan_c4rsa
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jsut been out to take some engine pics for you lot to see what you think.

I reckon whoever put the engine in in the first place did a real good job and found a good example of a 2 litre
Enjoy.

Engine + Bay


Induction Kit + pulley cover...




Power cap


4-2-1 with no rust! Im pretty sure its standard as is a bit thin for an aftermarket...


I think its awesome. got to sand down and prime/paint some surface rust on the welding where it was seam welded but apart from that is fine!

As said, what do you think?
Plans are, rebuild after 10k, with throttle bodies and dished pistons (pretty sure thats the name)
Ive had to bodge the air filter on and also the inlet tube as its worse for wear, im off to the scrappy tomorrow...
Ste L
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22nd Aug 07 at 20:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

all, mates old motor that...
bought it from wales right?

look'd a clean example




[Edited on 22-08-2007 by Ste L]
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looks good, gonna get white bumper tape for mine
dan_c4rsa
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quote:
Originally posted by Ste L
all, mates old motor that...
bought it from wales right?

look'd a clean example


yeh it is. just has a few niggly things up with it. Got the tracking getting sorted next thursday, getting me mate ian round to fix the leak hopefully, as i tried while at hme uncles in wales and its started leaking again after 300 miles or so.



[Edited on 22-08-2007 by Ste L]
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when i went out in the sun thismorning i noticed the exhaust was megaly dirty - as in months and months of grime.
I stole me dads wonder wheels, which is a light acid and left it on for about 10 minutes, simply hose off and even that nasty tarry stuff you get had gone.
Now looks nice and shiny and cleans up the back more...





Ste L
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dan get a thread up on novaload with it
cash_2_my_corsa
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mmmmmmmmmm just love the nova... keep it lookin std dude
Olsrey
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24th Aug 07 at 09:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That a spark plug in the exhuast right?
Chris C
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I saw this on pistonheads but was too far away
andys sxi
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ste- though i reckonised it was mol's of mnr wasnt it ?

looks nice and clean


April 08 feature car
Ste L
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quote:
Originally posted by andys sxi
ste- though i reckonised it was mol's of mnr wasnt it ?

looks nice and clean


correct fella
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quote:
Originally posted by Olsrey
That a spark plug in the exhuast right?



lol yeh some guy put a flamer kit on it lmao.


and im planning to keep it minty. Nice to know people know who's it was and it's lasted

Im have all the arches resprayed just in case, anthracite wheels, fibreglass bonnet, and either gloss black or anthracite bumpers/skirts with the tape on too

i reckons it'll look nice as pie.

and oh yeh, then come the Tb's
I just miss the sketchyness of my mk1.
dan_c4rsa
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this is how i got round to buying the mk2....

here's my old mk1.....



the engine on it blew so then started the recovery of it.......... A simple swap of engines haha.
The start...... New engine arrives!!!!!!! So out comes the old engines oil and the bonnet comes off









(oops - spillage)


Then me and ian went along diconneting all wires and filters etc......


(my new trumpet)


disconnecting wiring and anti-rollbars/brakes etc etc...

engine ready to come out....





my head

POP - Engines out after about 5 hours.....



then i sanded down and painted up the engine bat and crossmembers / light fixings....



(half arsed)

New toy!




connecting starter motor etc etc......



End of job, i look a fart. Went well though




[Edited on 24-08-2007 by dan_c4rsa]
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nice one pal love the nova
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are those headlights and integrated grill off the irmscher spider by any chance?? tis a gorgeous lookin nova, whats the colour??
dan_c4rsa
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that would be spot on my good man. I really liked the look of them


Its a rover colour would you beleive! Amazing how it looks crap on rovers but good on other cars

I'll miss the mk1
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ah they had that colour on the coupe rover didnt they!? i remember that colour cos i see pics all the time ah mk1's, not the best in my eyes, i prefer the mk2 yours is lush tho matey!
Ste L
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quote:
Originally posted by Dave-Creations
are those headlights and integrated grill off the irmscher spider by any chance?? tis a gorgeous lookin nova, whats the colour??


they are just irmscher twin lamps for a nova..

didn't come on all spiders - think they are an optional extra, basically like that styling ranges you get for the new models



[Edited on 25-08-2007 by Ste L]
dan_c4rsa
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yeh they are an extra.

But its near imossible nowadays to buy them as a grill for a nova if you get me?

Have to search pretty hard through the forums to A - get a goodun, B - just one lol.

I searched online through google for ages and never found anything
Ste L
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yea very true...

NLS now from vaux dealers..
come by brand newone's now and then, but at stupid prices 300+
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yeh i was offere 180 for mine if i was breaking the car.

but time to concentrate on the newun. thinking of smoking my indicators.

Need to find some nice sideskirts first....

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