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Jamie_Hastings1
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28th Oct 08 at 23:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Do the avos fit on the rear no bother? Without wheel spacers etc? They any good? How much will it lower
GregGsi
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hi pal hope all them bit go on soon lol good seeing you keep it up and if you get eny let bit get on to me lol


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pagey
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Cheers greg, good to meet u 2, cheers for the bits an the advice, il keep you posted, i forgot to bring ya them odd boost pipes! LOL!!
pagey
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As the car was at pvs and billing this year, with front bumper cut out and intercooler showing:



I really wanted to keep the stealth look of the car and thought that with the cooler showing it takes this away so ive been busy putting it back to "sleeper" mode...

Trial fitted spare front bumper, so everything was cleared as space is very tight behind and i wanted everything to fit level...Offered bumper up a few times, checking everywhere underneath for clearance...

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Fitted new headlight bushes...

Everything was looking good, built up new bumper...


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Fitted...





So much happier with the car looking like this, will take some daytime pics, one of the company car LOL!





[Edited on 02-11-2008 by pagey]

[Edited on 02-11-2008 by pagey]

[Edited on 02-11-2008 by pagey]
marklawton
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looking alot better. did you have to move the intercooler backwards? or change the intercooler to a smaller one?
Mobby
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vxr company car
M Sutton
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Lovely car mate!bumper looks much better
thegsi
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quote:
Originally posted by mobby
vxr company car

Yep. Brand new inclusive of everything. And a 300bhp monster for some weekend fun. You love my metro though don't ya Ad?!
corsa c turbo
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looking good mate i remember that black corsa b so well, new corsa b looking good tho!

u still comeing to this meet on the 9th in kidderminster?

as i would like to catch up on old times when we were @ glades & out on nights out!

pm me up msn addy & i will add u

chears kevin pugh
pagey
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*Update 13/12/2008 *

Well only a few jobs done that needed doing really, firstly, those of you who have seen the car will recognize how bumpy the ride was, the avos were for a normal corsa not a converted one! The ride height also wasnt as low as i would have liked... This was the front before...





After a discussion with "thegsi" and him telling me how good this setup was with this engine and the 6 speed in i invested in a kit myself,



spax krypton gas kit, rsx shocks, with 285 pound spax springs, the result is amazing, the car is a pleasure to drive again, no skipping cds, ideal.

Fitted...



After...





Probably doesnt look that much in the picture, but in real life looks completely different.

After doin the suspension, fitted my new wipers... lads at work were ravin about these retro fit new style wipers, mate put some on his lexus, it was rainin at the time so thought it was a good idea, standard ones...





New ones...(check the logo!) Phat!








Then on sunday, got a couple of jobs done, replaced rubber on turbo cover...



This side had one..


this side never...


Found a spare bonnet seal to make good use of...



Jobs a gud un!




Couple of the engine, was thinkin of goin bk to red plug cover but not too sure...










[Edited on 15-12-2008 by pagey]
Stokie Dave
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Love this car, looks brill
Minty_Fresh
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16th Dec 08 at 14:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

very nice..

liked it at himley the other week, very clean

glad you got the suspension sorted, after i was driving behind you and your head bopping over bumps haha..

Nick-S
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could you have not just replaced the coils on the avo for higher poundage once?

very car. love it
thegsi
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You've helped me out enough times Ad so glad you're happy with my recommendation. Looks awsome as always
Sly boogie :D
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Maybe its only me but anyone see the relation? hehe.

Looks a beast mate Red plug cover pleaseeeee.
harrisp
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Do the plug cover black with red writing to tie in with the turbo cover.
pagey
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Good suggestion might do that.
GregGsi
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cum on get all them bits on lol


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pagey
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Well havnt had time to update for a while so a few things ive got round to doing...

Cosworth - 31 Actuator, uprated one i had was fine for 12 -14 psi but wanted something that could handle more boost in the hunt for 300bhp! Note the difference in size between the 2...

Before..




New Actuator -31




New Bracket


Difference bewteen the 2..



And after...







Old boy that lives down the road, looks a bit like father christmas, taught my dad mechanics! lol! and my mate who usually passes spanners and sits in his van to keep warm instead of helpin!





Next on the list was a different boost pipe, alloy one i had did the job, but wanted to go for an o.e look with the black hoses, so bought the cavalier item with dump valve outlet.

Before..







New Boost pipe...




Difference between the 2..


And after...




Then to finish off the hoses were the breather pipes...
Old ones..






New..


Difference with new ones..




And fitted..



Then a subtle change was the cover on the distributer cap, never had one, my mate gave me his spare, just tidied the bay up a bit... from this ..






To this...






Was getting a bit dark, but with those bits done..


The next change was tiny, just replaced the real blue headlight bulbs with higher power normal ones..from..


to..


Then as much as i loved the polished bits in the engine bay, i wanted a bit of a change so had the rocker cover painted, and the addition of a new plug cover...



As it was..




And how it is now...




.

Wanted to try and keep the car original in some ways but just tweek it slightly to how i want it, so decided on going with the smoke grey/Black/Smoked look, and had the wheels painted the same as the rocker cover...

As they were before..




And how they are now...


.

Apologies for the picture quality, taken with a g600! lol!

Well thats it for now, il try an update more often as this takes forever lol!

A few pics from the WM meet on sunday 08/02/2009 and with thegsi's too.









[Edited on 11-02-2009 by pagey]
spankyjames
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new rocker cover looks soo much better imo
Nic Barnes
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dont see many of the dizzy cap covers these days
pagey
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I know mate, my mate said he had 1 knockin about and b4 he had time to say anythin it was off an on my car!
Nic Barnes
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looks grand though adam. much better for hiding intercooler.
pagey
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Cheers mate, i was talkin 2 some1 the other day about when i came up to your neck of the woods for the alloys! Didnt keep them that long but kinda wish i had now, with where im goin with it.
Nic Barnes
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i often look at the smoke grey ones like yours and your mate tommy's one thats just been painted and often wish id just left mine like it. they look so much better and also have the element of suprise. i miss it kinda.

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