Neil’s Nova Spin

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  • #6511
    Novaneil
    Novaneil
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    I’d like to introduce my 1.0 Nova Spin.
    It was purchased earlier this year as a runabout for the Wife and eventually a donor car for a GSi Project I’ve got on the go. But now I can’t resist trying to turn it into a ‘Sub 10’ machine. It was standard when we got it (with just 60k mileage) but have since modded it with some parts I had lying around.

    Towing my track Corsa B

    Hi-roller spec on some 17’s for a laugh

    I’ve since fitted coilovers (soon to be removed for fixed dampers for the rules) along with some smaller wheels to replace these speedlines

    Bilsteins ready to fit

    The cars only 45bhp & with a top speed of less than 90mph I’m defo going to have to rely on some weight saving.

    #6512
    Novaneil
    Novaneil
    Participant

    First purchase this week. Polybushed wishbone arms & a GTE/GSi front ARB (the Spin has no ARB as standard)

    And a set of smaller wheels

    #6513

    RustyM
    Participant

    Nice! One of the cars I’m looking at is a Nova saloon

    #6517
    Novaneil
    Novaneil
    Participant

    Thanks,
    Few more pics…
    When I fitted Coilovers (soon to be removed) and Astra GTE brakes

    The normal Ring weapon

    45bhp of pure Power…

    And a drunken purchase 🙈

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Novaneil Novaneil.
    #6519
    Dale Lomas
    Dale Lomas
    Keymaster

    OMG! That sticker! Welcome to 1998… I can tell this is going to be epic to fun to get us all together at the ‘Ring!

    Great project Neil, I can’t wait to read more!

    #6523

    Greasy
    Participant

    Also… NOVADOSE 😀

    Cracking build mate. Novas seem to be rare as rocking horse proverbial at the minute when once a staple of the young gentlemen’s chariot of choice.

    #6535
    Kev_G
    Kev_G
    Participant

    so stoked to see a nova or a vauxhall in fact take part in this event so many handling mods can be done for these. Yes lack of power on others is a issue but with handling hopefully it will make up for it 😀

    #6570
    Novaneil
    Novaneil
    Participant

    And so it begins…

    90mm custom rear springs replaced with 40mm spax & Bilstein shocks

    Rust repair needed

    On the ramps she goes

    #6643
    Novaneil
    Novaneil
    Participant

    Rust repair complete

    Like new

    Uprated engine mount

    Poly bushed rear beam

    Golf braided rear brake hoses & 40mm spax springs coupled with Bilstein shocks

    Fronts fitted with uprated wishbones, thicker tie bars, GSi ARB, poly bushed & rose jointed anti dive kit

    Crash bar removed from rear bumper & fasteners fitted instead

    And GSi front bumper

    At this point some wheels were added and we took the weight to see what it is before weight saving

    780kgs

    #6655
    Novaneil
    Novaneil
    Participant

    Wheels back from powder coaters & some part worn NS2R’s fitted

    Started modifiying my old Corsa B roll cage to fit

    New cage feet fabricated

    #6656
    Salto
    Salto
    Participant

    great work man!

    #6659
    boffer8
    boffer8
    Participant

    Love this, i have 3 novas and am seriously thinking about getting another for this!

    #6702

    Flexbuttcheck1
    Participant

    Great build so far!

    #6714
    Dale Lomas
    Dale Lomas
    Keymaster

    Wow, only just caught up with this build! Awesome.

    780kg?! That’s 200kg lighter than the modern stuff… >20% less mass!

    #6729

    Infected By STI
    Participant

    Love a nova! There was a full set of lexan windows on one of the rally pages on facebook if any good to you?

    Great little project 🙂 best of luck with it!

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