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Author Saved a Corsa B...(but not a project..)
Ian W
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23rd Dec 16 at 08:40   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Around the end of the November this was about to go for scrap as the cambelt had failed, as it happens my other half could do with a car for 6 months while the local public transport is off but with a wedding fast approaching, disposable income is pretty low Decided this would be ideal so set about saving it, it's a late model 1400 Sport with only 49k on the clock with FSH.



Was pretty obvious on stripping it what caused the problem.





Bought complete top end from a GSi for 80 and fitted the head and cams, retained the rest of the bits from the 1400.



All done



MOT ran out last week so my first proper drive of it was to the test station yesterday but it flew threw it.

No other plans for it now, replace the side repeaters as they are crappy eBay jobbies that are hanging off and give it a decent wax.

I think all together it has cost me around 450 to buy it and get it on the road, not to bad really and saves another one from the scrap man

Going to use it the next 10 days while i'm off work to fine tune any issues, it needs tracking as well so i'll get that done.

Plan is to keep it until June when the trains come back on

[Edited on 23-12-2016 by Ian W]


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RichRu
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23rd Dec 16 at 11:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I always wanted a brocade yellow corsa when I was younger lol great stuff tho cheap motoring for 6 months and some profit I'd imagein when you come to sell it..where's you're gsi?
Ian W
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23rd Dec 16 at 11:19   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

GSi was relocated for a couple of weeks while I used my garage to work on this in the evenings, I am actually moving to the garage this afternoon so hopefully I can start on the jobs on that over the next couple of weeks

Only downside of this Corsa is that the few quid I had stashed aside for some work on the GSi is what paid for this.


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Jason x
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23rd Dec 16 at 13:06   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I wish things like this would pop up for me.", ideal car to get and swap bits over onto Really like brocade B's.

Ian
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23rd Dec 16 at 14:31   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote




Corsa B lap belts required
Generation
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23rd Dec 16 at 16:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is more than the going rate for one, and involved you working on it too.
Ian W
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quote:
Originally posted by Generation
Is more than the going rate for one, and involved you working on it too.



You're probably right mate but this doesn't need rear arches or s new clutch


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dale mcgarry
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28th Dec 16 at 17:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice looks ace!! deffo worth saving! let me know when you sell it might be interested


**MANTZEL INLET MANIFOLD WANTED**

***CORSA B 1.6 WANTED*** message 07985388283 if you have or know of one for sale***

(if you can still read this then i'm still looking for them thanks.)
Ian W
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29th Dec 16 at 00:14   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by dale mcgarry
nice looks ace!! deffo worth saving! let me know when you sell it might be interested


I'm loving it right now, perfect for local driving while I'm off work, replaced the blown center console bulbs today.


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Andrew
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29th Dec 16 at 00:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Generation
Is more than the going rate for one, and involved you working on it too.



It's 450, you could spend that on a night out.

Cloths, hotel, transport, food & drink...

And I bet he had a whole load of fun working on the motor.
Steve
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29th Dec 16 at 09:40   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The only way you would spend that on a night out is paying people to be seen with you.
VrsTurbo
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quote:
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The only way you would spend that on a night out is paying people to be seen with you.


It's Andrew. I bet most of it would be spent on hookers.
GB123
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Solicitor fees for divorce arrangements
Jason x
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quote:
Originally posted by Andrew
quote:
Originally posted by Generation
Is more than the going rate for one, and involved you working on it too.



It's 450, you could spend that on a night out.

Cloths, hotel, transport, food & drink... coke




Ian W
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29th Dec 16 at 15:48   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bought some original Vauxhall repeaters to replace the ones that got an advisory on the MOT.



Just imagine what I could have bought with that tenner


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IvIarkgraham
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29th Dec 16 at 15:59   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Jason x
quote:
Originally posted by Andrew
quote:
Originally posted by Generation
Is more than the going rate for one, and involved you working on it too.



It's 450, you could spend that on a night out.

Cloths, hotel, transport, food & drink... coke







if you are only drinking coke then theres no need for a hotel. just drive home
Jason x
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Yes
taylorboosh
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Brocade is best
Andrew
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve
The only way you would spend that on a night out is paying people to be seen with you.


You could i said. I never go out these days, it's to expensive.
IvIarkgraham
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31st Dec 16 at 01:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no one gives a fuck
noshua
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It's so expensive to go out? 10 pints is more than enough for most, 4quid a pint max that's 40. 20 on taxis.. how is 60 to expensive for a night out? He is a mong
taylorboosh
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I bet 90% of people on yere couldnt do 10 pints
3CorsaMeal
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I couldn't drink 5 pints of Robinsons squash.
Ian W
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31st Dec 16 at 13:55   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Couple of hundred miles done now




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Ian W
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24th Jul 17 at 09:19   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been running this for over 6 months and done a few thousand miles in it.



Had to replace both rear wheel bearings and stub axles that cost around 45 for the bits, other than that it's great, glad I saved it

[Edited on 24-07-2017 by Ian W]


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