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Author mid engined space framed corsa - engines out, new firewall almost done + some new parts for my c16xe
philip2
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the mk1 was on my drive before i sold it march time last year...bit gutting really as i found a 420bhp cossy lump, t5 and baby atlas for 33k, its cost double that just to build my XE!

the mk2 is my mates in the unit im moving out of this month
john_c20xe
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31st Jul 09 at 19:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cost 66k to built ure xe?
corsagsigav
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loving where this is going
sand-eel
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double wishies will make a nice difference.
corsa-Ben
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im likein it mate.. looks like you have put alot into it.
Richardhhha
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where did you send the bottom end to be ballanced? as i found a company who will do a xe bottom end (crank, pistons, con rods, front pulley, flyheel) for 86 and thats posted back to you aswell lol
chrex
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wow phil...didnt realise you'd gone for the rear mounted engine...

last i saw you'd just got the lightening and balancing sorted. This is gonna be a weapon.
philip2
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sorry ment to be 3k, funked that up...typo lol

my xe with the s60, loom and mapping will owe me about 7-7.5k

the lad i used is shit hot and my mate who does all my machining for me for engine builds has used him for years, so i know it costs abit more, but i know its 100% spot on.

some place in warrington who do it iirc

[Edited on 01-08-2009 by philip2]
FruitBooTeR
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30th Sep 09 at 10:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Done any more work on this yet?
philip2
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nope lol, had ste W, chrex and a lad from by portmadog's engine to build. and got another 2 xe's to build before i do anymore. lol, going to buy most of bits i need and do a chunk of it, dont like doing dribs and drabs.

+ ive moved into a much bigger unit now so been trying to organise that.

[Edited on 30-09-2009 by philip2]
taylor2008
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this is one amazing project thread, clearly one of the best on here imo. well done mate carnt wait to see it all complete
MarkSport
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OMG SO FOOKIN

[Edited on 30-09-2009 by MarkSport]
Graham88
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30th Sep 09 at 18:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Amazing
chrex
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time is appreciated! sorry to put you back on yours though...
Cazy-Corsa
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Looking good this


will be keeping my eye out .
bigrabbelfast
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amazing work
will be watching this,will it be road legal?
sand-eel
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9th Oct 09 at 16:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You should change the title to "space framed madness"etc to get more views.
philip2
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not sure how lol,



yeah it is going to be road legal, no point building it if isnt
Sean-B
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to change title edit your first post, you will see the title and just type the new one in
DaveyLC
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Hows the build going?

Did you use Astra G/Zafira A bolt on front hubs? I wish I had gone down that route on my Nova
philip2
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Nah, i used manta b hubs with double wishbone setup. I had tapered bushes made for the steering arms so the track rod fits from the top instead of bottom so dont get bump steer.

Im taking the loom, seats, motor etc out this week to do firewal and get loom extended when off hopefully.
chrex
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wow...actually got some time to play with it phil? you mustn't be working hard enough...
philip2
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Iv not managed to touch it yet tho lol, got few jobs on but not doing loadz to them yet, just strip and clean at mo.
c16xenov
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Gonna keep an eye on this one. Like reading about project that are that little bit different from the norm. Should be interesting once its finished.
philip2
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right thought id actually do something on my own car for a change, seeing as its been a while.

as i moved unit couple of months ago, ive been trying to sort the new unit, jobs for people and still do my 4on 4off shifts and before i start on a few more engines, i thought i should actually start moving forward with the car.

ill let pics do the talking. unfortunately i havent go any real start pics of the templating etc, but you will see how the firewalls turning out so far.(still need to finish welding it all up and get engine out to do the strip in the centre to the roof skin) and get the engine out to box the bottom in engine bay side.






i sold my corbeau forza buckets to my mate and decided im going with a set of kirkey alloy seats. main reason is fact that its a millions times easier to get the alloy seat in now i have a firewall than it was trying to get the corbeau seat out with no fire wall!









few weldin pics as everyone seems to post a fewlmao





hopefully get rest of the firewall all welded and ground back in next week, just got to get engine out now

[Edited on 18-10-2009 by philip2]

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