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Author Project PGE- XE nova (big strip!!)
K3 VMU
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   13th May 09 at 20:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote




This is my XE nova , i ve had it for 2 years, bought it from a guy that wasnt looking after it, got it at a bargain price and always wanted to do a nova project, after doing 2 corsas

its been siiting in a shed at my uncles farm for 2 years , so after selling my corsa beginning of this year,and startin a new job offshore last year i geta month off at a time so had no excuse to start it, so got home last thursday and started it this week.

My plans:

strip it
weld/strengthening it
prep it for track
rebuild XE and more power
put it all back together-
and ENJOY on the track

so heres my pics of the past 2 days work:

old pic before i had it



after pulling out of shed:




so we hooked up the jump leads fromtractor, and to my utter shock IT STARTED FIRST TIME

we then set about stripping HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNING!!
















Day 2 :
remove engine parts,loom,and other parts












me in my new leathers,gloves,boots and helmet




Tomorrows plans:
engine out, start welding....and welding



[Edited on 13-05-2009 by K3 VMU]
K3 VMU
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13th May 09 at 21:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone got nova parts i may be interested in - get in touch with me

gsiwannabe
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13th May 09 at 22:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u wanna sell ur exhaust lol
FAZ
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13th May 09 at 22:23   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

haha healh and safety warning 2 right
K3 VMU
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quote:
Originally posted by gsiwannabe
u wanna sell ur exhaust lol


no

K3 VMU
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quote:
Originally posted by FAZ
haha healh and safety warning 2 right


there was nothing wrong with it actually the car was supported from going both ways, actually did hae it right on its side at 1 point-by accident, only broke the mirror, when it was back on its wheels it sorted, would never tell
sand-eel
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13th May 09 at 23:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

another nova saved
K3 VMU
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quote:
Originally posted by sand-eel
another nova saved




i ve slept in this morning, so engines not out yet
K3 VMU
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14th May 09 at 17:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote




TODAYS PROGRESS:

nae much

ordered the following parts:

complete front panel
sills
front wings
wing mounting panels
fuel tank
chassis strengthening plate kit




took nova into workshop today, proceeded to remove the rollcage:

nova on the move:




nova in its new home





if in doubt gee it a heat



rollcage out




PROBLEM SORTED!!






Going to croft tomorrow afternoon for the weekend to watch my mate race his escort cossie so nothing happening til next week , when engine will be coming out and then welding

Ellis
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16th May 09 at 12:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I remember that Nova from a few years back

Nice project, keep up the good work

Doesn't look like Portlethen though
philip2
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16th May 09 at 12:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if want head porting or anything drop me a pm.

loving the use of the tractors
sand-eel
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16th May 09 at 13:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Was the nova moved still on the ramps
Rich H
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16th May 09 at 14:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sand-eel
Was the nova moved still on the ramps


I thought that
AK
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16th May 09 at 14:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'd opt to use it with a standard XE first... get it shaken down, brakes and susp sorted out etc.... then look for more power.
fazza
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16th May 09 at 15:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice mate, good to see another nova project

I will be starting mine soon
K3 VMU
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quote:
Originally posted by Ellis
I remember that Nova from a few years back

Nice project, keep up the good work

Doesn't look like Portlethen though




your right it aint portlethen, i stay in centre of town now, have done for 2 years but thats out at my uncles farm near banchory
K3 VMU
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quote:
Originally posted by AK
i'd opt to use it with a standard XE first... get it shaken down, brakes and susp sorted out etc.... then look for more power.




thats the plan, jus gonna get all the chassis strengthened and cage welded in with a few more supports in, got rear disc beam for a nova i bought a while ago to fit,and change out the suspension its in , more than likely for GAZ units.

get it round knockhill a few times get to grips with the car then start upping the power
K3 VMU
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quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
quote:
Originally posted by sand-eel
Was the nova moved still on the ramps


I thought that





no, it was just a pic i took before we reversed it off the ramps and pushed it into workshop onto ramps
K3 VMU
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19th May 09 at 20:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

TODAY:

whole dash removed and skipped
steering wheel skipped
rear windows skipped
unneccesary wiring in loom skipped


TOMORO:

front glass skipped
boot skipped
doors off
electric window motors etc skipped
insides of doors cut out and skipped
try and figure out where strengthening plates go?

SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHINGS GETTING SKIPPED



K3 VMU
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quote:
Originally posted by K3 VMU
TODAY:

whole dash removed and skipped
steering wheel skipped
rear windows skipped
unneccesary wiring in loom skipped


TOMORO:

front glass skipped
boot skipped
doors off
electric window motors etc skipped
insides of doors cut out and skipped
try and figure out where strengthening plates go?

SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHINGS GETTING SKIPPED







EVERTHING on todays list got done, just ordered polycarbonate windowswith slider at either side

brake pipes and hoses are all stripped out, ready to be ran inside -once ive painted inside, gt another full cage today for free so going to be using parts of it to make more supports in mine

busy again tomoro
K3 VMU
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todays update:

well the back axle and everything are now off and waiting for my rear disc beam i have for it, front is all stripped out eg suspension,brakes,lower arms etc. took manifold off and rad out.

so the car is currently sittin on axle stands (on the sills and on chassis) with nothing but an engine!!!)

fuel pipes are also all stripped out.

will upload pics tomoro


 
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