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PostSubject: Nova 3.0 v6    Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:55 am

Here goes

nova 1.2 merit shell

fully seam welded

chassis reinforcing kit

astra gte brakes all round

goodrich brake lines

astra 15" alloys with michelin pilot sport cup track tyres

upper and lower and rear strut braces

fully adjustable coilovers

full roll cage bolted and welded

racing fuel cell

single bucket seat and harness

rev taco with shift light

snap off steerin wheel

omega 3.0 v6 x30xe engine

calibra 2.5 header with bored throttle bodie

F18 gear box ( will explode the first time I nail it )

custom made radiator with twin fans

plus loads more I have prob missed should be on a road near you soon...



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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:01 am

Not bad son....!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:30 am

Nice, this is right up my street, I'd kill for a half descent nova these days but a caged up v6 is a bit special, nice work mate, oh and the f18 box aint to weak ya know, but you'll be changing gears like your having a w*nk lol,
Hopfully see this in the flesh soon, when is it comming out to play? bom
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:44 am

It should hopefully be on the road in the next few months there's only a few bits to sort on it now, im goin to the pod but in the red scooby not the nova unfortunately it just aint ready and nurburg should be mental it will be my 3rd time goin so fingers crossed I may have a clue where im goin Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:37 am

dont think i will ever know which corner is next on that monster of a track!1

mate i had a tuned GTE 1.6 and that was a scary little beast.

unless you pay me i wouldnt have the balls to drive that thing!!!

V6 in a nova!!! she will be a dirty girl, i remember guys 2.1 litre would spin wheels 4th/5th gear. good luck getting it finished pal.

good work here. i like
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:11 am

I have drove it a few times between having stuff done and its a hand full, it try's to pull its self all over the road but with all the reinforcing its had done since it should be better.
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:00 am

that much torque in a FWD car is exactly my point, always gunna be a handful, once powers down should be ok but low gear power on turning out of bends will be interesting Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:00 am

Plenty of under steer no doubt hopefully the super sticky tyres will help, by the way does anyone know someone who can weld aluminium ????
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:22 am

Not easyly, boonas your man to ask
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:04 pm

not saying i can't do it, anything possible. but never tried and wouldn't know where too.

i can have a word with a coded welder up to nuclear submarine grade though! think he can weld just about anything.

not spoke in a while so need a little time. keep you posted.

if you can do it without and inhert gas welder i have a stick welder at work, depends on rods you need and material prep.

read into it. could be interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:49 am

Thanks alot I have been to afew places but no one seems to do it, like you say I think I need to read into abit more. New brake servo and master cylinder came today so it looks like a busy weekend for me pissin around with the brakes yey Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:04 am

got mine to do soon, found a guy who's selling e46 328i 300mm disc front set up with ebc yellow stuff pads,

then plan to get entire m3 evo rear subframe, sand blast it all, new powerflex bush's all all over, powder coat black, new rear brake lines and then of course i get the rear m3 evo brake set up included which again has bigger discs and better calipers.

already bought a custom remapped ecu this month and finally got dibs on an m3 l.s.d which is A) better for cornering and B)his a shorter ratio than my current diff so quicker acceleration, its a win win. haha.

i of course will rebuild it myself with new clutch plates, bearings, seals and oil then blast and paint............gunna be skint and busy again affraid

will try to find out about the alloy welding of that lad i know, if not i will ask about in the trade. what are you welding to what?

p.s BRAKES ARE IMPORTANT! GOOD LUCK
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:19 am

Ye that sounds a mental amount of work good luck with it all matey, its my aluminium rad that needs welding the pipe came out of the side but it was nippin a hose and I wasn't happy about it so all the fab work is done for it to come out of the front Im just after someone to tac and weld it, its a 5 min job for someone with the know how.
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:50 am

steve's nova 3.0 wrote:
Ye that sounds a mental amount of work good luck with it all matey, its my aluminium rad that needs welding the pipe came out of the side but it was nippin a hose and I wasn't happy about it so all the fab work is done for it to come out of the front Im just after someone to tac and weld it, its a 5 min job for someone with the know how.
Steve there's a industrial estate at the side of progressive safety on Woodbury road on the back set of units there's a welding place can't remember the name of them but they did me the welding on my turbo sounds blokes and they don't take the piss with price
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:45 am

i knew i'd been talking to somone about alloy welding, bugger, yeah i've seen the work hes done for gav, and it looks bang on, (although were still waiting for gav to actually get one of his cars on the rd lol) Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:49 pm

shrek wrote:
i knew i'd been talking to somone about alloy welding, bugger, yeah i've seen the work hes done for gav, and it looks bang on, (although were still waiting for gav to actually get one of his cars on the rd lol) Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:59 am

Thats sound I will have a run over with it and get it sorted thanks alot for that. You comin to the pod then gav ??
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PostSubject: bad day   Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:14 am

Today is a bad day for me and the nova I have pulled back lots of seem sealer under the bonnet to reveal nothin but rust all over the chassis legs and gettin worryingly close to the main engine mount, So what to do.... either call it a day and break it up for parts (dont really want to) or take the wings off bumper off engine out and start grinding back and weld in new parts to make it stronger and better than before (huge job)............anyone fancy helpin wip a v6 out of a nova????
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:02 am

bad news mate, only thing with old vauxhalls now, what about re-shelling it? surely most of stuff is re-useable? strip the donor too bare metal, cut out any shit, touch up, re-seal, paint, wax oil. depends how far you want to take

or pretend you didnt see the rot and rag it till it rips it out>??

am busy with the soon to be born baby or i would help you any other time.

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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:08 pm

Id get the welder out and have a play, but, here's a stupid idea, ever herd of the dawoo nexia (think thats spelt right) all gm engines fit, and its a health alternative to a rusty nova, anythings possible, like I.say, I personally would take the lump out and get the welder in alien

Plus, what about space framing it whilst you've got the room, that will help handeling ready for the German ring rd cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:50 am

Just been up to it again and continued to pull off all of the putty stuff and its bad real bad, all the seems are gone all round the struts are gone its a total nightmare, so all the strength in the front end has gone and it does not look like there is any good steel under there to cut back to.....im totally gutted I dont think all the strength needed could ever be put back in plus I would never trust it.


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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:29 am

Personally I belive anything can be repaired, if you realy want to mate, I can help you rebuild it, same way you would a kit car, totally up to you but if I can make a crappy astra into a hybrid turbo on a shoe string budget then there's no reason you can't get this to a top speck race vehicle, think of it as a blank canvas, look at other nova race cars and get some insparation, but don't give up
Adapt and over come, there is no other way
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:54 am

I really appreciate the offer matey but I have totally lost all faith in her and I am really strugglin with premises I have been doin all the work at the parents house and when I mentioned a front end rebuild they went nuts Evil or Very Mad , I think I will get someone to come and have a look at it and if they properly do it and it aint to expensive I may consider gettin it done..............still need to take the engine out if ya fancy helpin with that?
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:30 am

That's not a problem, I'm sure a few of the boys will come up and get there hands dirty, we've got accses to sevral engine cranes etc, Very Happy where there's a will theres a way, not sure we can do ought before pod but we can make a plan for it over the weekend alien
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PostSubject: Re: Nova 3.0 v6    Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:59 am

Sounds like a plan to me she will live again cheers
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