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    corsa-wp

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    Post  corsa-wp on Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:05 pm

    These pics were when the car was still charged.














    My Monza that I had for a while. Blew the head gasket removed the motor and sold the body. This motor is currently being rebuilt and will be fitted into a Drag Corsa.








    My current project that I am busy with. This is the first day that I picked up the car.




    This is how far I am with the car. Need to sand down the rest of the body and etch prime it. Hoping to have it painted by end of next month.





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    wildcat

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    Post  wildcat on Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:33 pm

    is this the car that always use 2 pick Norman up @ work. Heard this car hauls @ss 4 a 1.4 Shocked
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    corsa-wp

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    Post  corsa-wp on Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:43 pm

    wildcat wrote:is this the car that always use 2 pick Norman up @ work. Heard this car hauls @ss 4 a 1.4 Shocked
    It was pretty quick, but she back to being stock now. But not for long Twisted Evil
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    NIVAN-WP

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    Post  NIVAN-WP on Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:18 pm

    da CD was turbo'ed...I stopped next to J one day


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    XCELIR8

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    Post  XCELIR8 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:20 am

    Da cd looks leka man
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    Mr Rattles

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    Post  Mr Rattles on Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:10 am

    what happened to your ts mags ?

    very nice cars you got yourself dude

    any plans for VTEC ? Razz
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    PJ B20ztec

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    Post  PJ B20ztec on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:38 am

    Mr Rattles wrote:what happened to your ts mags ?

    very nice cars you got yourself dude

    any plans for VTEC ? Razz

    Vtec is overrated man... lol! nog OPEL
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    Mr Rattles

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    Post  Mr Rattles on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:58 am

    PJ B20ztec wrote:
    Mr Rattles wrote:what happened to your ts mags ?

    very nice cars you got yourself dude

    any plans for VTEC ? Razz

    Vtec is overrated man... lol! nog OPEL

    check your signiture noob
    it says ex opel and current Honda Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    corsa-wp

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    Post  corsa-wp on Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:04 am

    Mr Rattles wrote:what happened to your ts mags ?

    very nice cars you got yourself dude

    any plans for VTEC ? Razz
    I sold them bru. No thank you I think I will stick with Opel. Very Happy
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    Mr Rattles

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    Post  Mr Rattles on Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:47 pm

    yo
    did you make a turn by the st event at on thursday nyt ?

    there was a silver turbo corsatjie running around
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    corsa-wp

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    Post  corsa-wp on Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:07 pm

    Wasn't me dude. That car belongs to one of the guys in our club. Pantera just finished building it actually.
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    Mr Rattles

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    Post  Mr Rattles on Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:10 pm

    you dam lucky
    was gonna bitch slap you for not greeting haha
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    corsa-wp

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    Post  corsa-wp on Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:35 am

    Here are some updated pics since the last time I posted here.

































    Had the head welded up



    The area that was damaged.




    Had some spare time on my hands so I started polishing up the valve stems as well as the valve faces. It took me about 15min each. As you can see here is the before and after.





    Polished up the cam and crank journals




    The journals all polished up



    I started to polish the fuel rail as well. Still needs some more elbow grease, but its getting there.



    z20let head gasket X2





    Splitting the two gaskets to make one thicker gasket. Seeing as the head has been skimmed quite a bit.








    Scat rods VS standard XE rods



    The plan is to fit a 6 point roll cage. No rear seats and two bucket seats upfront. The look I am going for is EUROSTYLE.

    I would like it to look like this one when its done


    I had some some engine parts polished up. Namely the, oil catch tank, thermostat housing, dipstick holder, fuel rail, intake manifold and oil sump.















    The whole the car was sanded down to the bare metal, removed all the surface rust and cut away the rusted metal. Then we etch primed it to prevent it from rusting again.










    Brand new spot lights.


    Welded along the lower control arms for some strength. I also made a Chassis Strengthening Kit based on the design by Chris Astley Motorsport. First I drew up the design on computer. Then proceeded to cut out some cardboard templates and made sure everything aligned up properly. Had it laser cut from 3mm steel. Here is a screen shot of my design:



    Here is a link to the one sold by Chris Astley Motorsport:
    http://www.chrisastleymotorsport.com/product_info.php?products_id=33&osCsid=9b59ff52c2d449284377ededa1a60ea8

    Here are pics of a Corsa fitted with the Chassis Strengthening Kit.








    The weakest points of the Corsa and Tigra are the connection points between the front crossmember and the left and right chassis legs.

    The two front tiebar brackets are mounted at this point. These tiebar brackets transmit high forces into the chassis during braking and accelerating, especially when a more powerful engine and bigger brakes are fitted to the car.

    This strengthening kit has been developed to strengthen the bodywork at these critical points. The kit consists of 6 strengthening plates, laser-cut from 3mm thick steel which are pre-shaped and ready to be welded into place.



    I finally got stuck into the car again today. Here are some pics of what I did today.

    Tack welded the strengthening plates. Will do the complete welds tomorrow.











    Welded a new roof onto the car as the old one was rusted to bits as well as flushed the fuel cap. I will be putting a fuel cell in the spare wheel well. Also finished up all the welding. Now to start prepping it for paint.



























    Finished porting the head and polishing the exhaust ports and combustion chambers. Then went on to assemble it. It took me a good few hours and working with an electrical drill does not make the job any easier.








    DIY valve spring compressor! Laughing










    Dropped the car off at my buddies panel shop and had it sprayed over there




















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    corsa-wp

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    Post  corsa-wp on Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:46 am

    Brought the car home. This is how far the project is at the moment.





    I dont have any other updated pics, but I have since sprayed all the suspension parts silver and need to assemble everything and then have the roll cage done.

    I'm not really happy with the work done in the engine bay. So I will be doing it over, it needs to be 100% right. The look I am going for is EURO STYLE which is clean and smooth. It will look similar to the pics below. Attention to detail is key, if you want to get this look right, so all the bolts and nuts in around the engine bay will be gold plated as well as the wiring in the engine bay will be hidden. A custom loom will need to be made up.

    The inside fender liners will be covered with fibreglass and then smoothed.







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