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Author 1998 Corsa C20let Project ***Final PVS Push*** (20/06/2016)
mark106mark
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quote:
Originally posted by Col004
Good progress mate.. Credit to you

One thing though... With it becoming a LET. I would have welded in some strengthening plates on the lower cross member before paint. Spot welds dont last long with the extra power.



Fair one Col, this was discussed but it's not going to be a heavy powered one. Courtney and regal both both advised me unless I was going over 300bhp and doing track days it would be fine not have the plates.
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Originally posted by M Beirne
Looks good.
Who's is that Nova ??
Any pics of it ??


It's my cousins he's build it from scratch. It's always been a bit top secret he's the one helping me with my LET build
Col004
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2nd Feb 14 at 19:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by mark106mark
quote:
Originally posted by Col004
Good progress mate.. Credit to you

One thing though... With it becoming a LET. I would have welded in some strengthening plates on the lower cross member before paint. Spot welds dont last long with the extra power.



Fair one Col, this was discussed but it's not going to be a heavy powered one. Courtney and regal both both advised me unless I was going over 300bhp and doing track days it would be fine not have the plates.


It's just piece of mind matey... They do pull out of line with std power bud. You could buzz them in and just mask up and dust some silver back on before you pop the motor in. 30mins of a job. I'll guarantee you'll want over 300 once you’ve driven it and got use to it

[Edited on 02-02-2014 by Col004]
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Loving the updates on this so far, looking forward to see the engine bay complete and definitely keep it poverty spec IMO
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Your probably right mate and it may be the one regret I have. I did own one of these 7 years ago and it never was strengthened 283bhp and was fine. I cant just buzz in a kit now like you said as the project is further along than this reads as per my first post.......oh well we shall see what happens. Appreciate all the feedback though boys
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quote:
Originally posted by CharlesH
Loving the updates on this so far, looking forward to see the engine bay complete and definitely keep it poverty spec IMO


cheers Charles, really not sure about the poverty spec setup we shall see what happens
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Looking great though mate
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Comming along nicely pal! Plenty of pics



[Edited on 03-02-2014 by Corsab1999]
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Looking good mate! Nice you went for silver again too
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Cheers Jambo.....................I have to say it was a bit of fluke it happened to be silver I just wanted a solid car

Right with the engine out I thought I would set about freshening up the engine mounts etc so out with the grinder and paint

Its not as good as a powder coating job but but im more than happy for now..............



































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Rightey upwards on onwards. Plan is to get the engine in over next two days. Whether it will be up and running or not by tomorrow is unknown. Fingers crossed theres every chance

Day 1

Final bay prep, polybushed steering rack, final wire tidying and cleaning up the c20let engine parts


Cam cover has been freshly painted and looks mint, cant find any pics of it at the moment though
































































































Standard porno dash and uprated stereo








Right engine in and mounts all secured, bubble wrap my shiney rocker cover ready for tomorrow



Absolutely shattered after a full day on it



[Edited on 08-02-2014 by mark106mark]
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Rightey.................next day we started to clean up the turbo and my new silicone turbo pipes.









































































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It started to rain in the afternoon but we came prepared....up with the cover!!!!!




































Spot the mistake in the picture.......



























































Really nervous about getting her fired up...........fingers crossed
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Looks good mate! Exactly same as mine but minus the let!
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Looking brilliant, getting close to hearing her fire now
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I have a video of the first start up somewhere. We basically mocked up the intercooler for the purposes of getting it fired up.

New oil and filter went on and the attempt starting began......battery was almost flat so that idea holted pretty fast.

Jump leads on and another car pulled up to give it charge and we started again.........

It spluttered first a little but then fired into life

Few issues though, oil pissing out of oil cooler, EM light on and no collant in there as missing a hose, oh and only 2.5 bar pressure at the fuel rail

Tried to adjust the SARD but the fuel pressure wouldnt go up....

Probably need a walbro pump on there which I had planned to do anyway but I thought the standard pump would manage standard pressure....obviously not.

Oil cooler issue was sorted quickly...re cleaned the sandwich plate and reconnected and is spot on.

Next jobs before we even try and fire her back up is

Walbro pump
Coolant hose
Investigate the EM light issue


Im pretty happy though so far, hoping EM light is something minor and the walbro fixes my fuel pressure issue.











[Edited on 12-02-2014 by mark106mark]
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This is some swift progress Mark, loving the bay looks nice. Id be caking myself installing that in there all freshly painted

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Rightey bit more progress on this

Coolant hose has arrived and fitted so coolant can now be added

Walbro pump was fitted by Mikey and we went to get it running again!

Fired straight into life but 5 bar at the fuel rail!!!! Shit!!!! So engine immediately turned off.

Good news was the 2.5 bar at the feul rail issue is obviously sorted and was down to the standard pump as expected. Adjusted the SARD and got it running at 3 BAR and pretty nicely.

EM light was still on but first things first was to check for any coolant leaks and to make sure there were no air locks. No obvious coolant leak issues which was nice to see.

Although the EM light needed investigating the car was taken fro a drive up the road. Again I was worried as the gearbox was sourced and as usual told it was ok by the seller....but you never know!!!

Thank god the box is sweet as a nut

Right onto the EM light issue, did fault code tests and showed coolant temp sensor voltage issues.
Mikey had a spare one so popped that in and still the EM light was on

Its one of those annoying issues but we were determined to sort it. Credit to Mikey who was straight onto the issue........... running out of time we called it a day........



















[Edited on 17-02-2014 by mark106mark]
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The EM light issue banged on for a while and while I left the car with Mikey and he was deturmined so solve it

No matter what the coolant temp fault kept appearing even with it changed ......... no difference. Mike decided to start traing wires back on the loom and he found a break where they had been reconnected.....the wrong way round!!!!!

It was a simple wire switch and re tape back up the loom

Fired her up and the light went out...........definitely a happy boy now

Right next was the tracking before taking her out for a decent run to see if everything was ok

Feels like months id been waiting for this day and I wasn't disappointed!

The exhaust needed sorting as the down pipe was cut and bodged onto the existing powerflow setup. With nothing close by we bought an exhaust sleeve to get e home as I have a powerflow close by.

Drive home was 2 hours and even though the road test was spot on I was still a bit worried. Double checked everything inc cambelt tension etc etc

Time to drive home....................

I kept a steady 70 all the way home but I did have to stop off for fuel after about a hour. All was going well until the keys got stuck in the ignition

Thankfully after a few minutes of fiddling I managed to get them out! This was now going to be a priority when the car was back on the driveway.

Got home safe and sound, bt noisy because of the exhaust blowing from where we had sleeved it but all good.............looks good on my drive

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Important question though, does it feel like the old one
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haha...Jambo a birdie told me you might be buying that back

Feels better mate...not sure why....maybe because I built this one
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Quick work! Bet it was great driving it knowing you'd built it I felt so happy when I did the XE


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It's taken 4 months to get this far, the thread is on catch ups basically as always busy on the car. Trying to catch up to where it stands now. But yes loving it
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Not at that money Mark no!

Glad this one feels ace, looks a decent job and you've been highly involved so you will have a good bond with it! If you sell it sell it to meeee lol
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Fair play yourve put alot of work into this. Bay looks fresh unlike most.
looks a right sleeper
Got that cage in yet?

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