18th September 2017 at 9:45 pm #6511
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
The cars only 45bhp & with a top speed of less than 90mph I’m defo going to have to rely on some weight saving.18th September 2017 at 9:50 pm #651218th September 2017 at 10:29 pm #6513
Nice! One of the cars I’m looking at is a Nova saloon19th September 2017 at 6:51 am #6517
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 🙈
19th September 2017 at 6:59 am #6519
- This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Novaneil.
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!19th September 2017 at 12:30 pm #6523
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.20th September 2017 at 12:12 pm #6535
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 😀21st September 2017 at 7:01 pm #657030th September 2017 at 7:21 pm #6643
Rust repair complete
Uprated engine mount
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
And GSi front bumper
At this point some wheels were added and we took the weight to see what it is before weight saving
780kgs2nd October 2017 at 4:18 pm #66552nd October 2017 at 11:06 pm #6656
great work man!3rd October 2017 at 11:58 am #6659
Love this, i have 3 novas and am seriously thinking about getting another for this!5th October 2017 at 8:27 pm #6702
Great build so far!6th October 2017 at 7:51 pm #6714
Wow, only just caught up with this build! Awesome.
780kg?! That’s 200kg lighter than the modern stuff… >20% less mass!6th October 2017 at 11:32 pm #6729
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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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