Channel Computing

If you would prefer a 1-to-l feel free to call me on 01207 299596 QBc gentle here as I'm new to all this stuff, I've only just passed my test in summer so this will be my first winter driving and I'm a bit nervous I've got a little Corsa 1.4 which is great and passed its MoT in june but lim not sure what I should be doing before the weather gets colder. I don't really have anybody to help me and I think a garage will try and rip me off, so any advice for a beginner Thanks. Alice, email BE...

Corsa

With the updated Corsa on sale now, the original version of the VXR makes a great buy on the used market. ubtle is not a word that can be used to describe the Corsa VXR. Even in Black Sapphire, i. still stands out in the car park. Ei en almost four years afler its. launch, it's hard not lo look at the extrovert design. Deep front and rear bumpers with vents, a rear diffuspr and rpntral triangular exhaust, unique mirrors, huge side skirts and roof spoiler grabs your attention. This VXR also has...

Engine

1998CC Z20LET DOHC 16-vatve, Z20LEH VXR turbo, injectors and airflow meter. Red Dot Racing remap, GReddy boost controller, Ford RS Cosworth plugs, TX Autosport front-mounted intercooler, silicone hoses, reverse alrbox with K& N, recirculating valve, enlarged top hat and twin core alloy radiator, TX Autosport boost pipe, custom fabricated cold air feed with cone filter, custom-made 2.5 inch exhaust with enlarged downpipe, colour-coded rccker cover, polished heatshields and covers, 300 bhp....

Gareth Davies

It might look like it did when competing more than a decade ago, but this Vectra has been painstakingly stripped and restored, complete with bare-metal respray. Owner Gareth says, 'It'd had a hard life before I got it five years aso. Derek drew me to the car - he told me It was on eBay, and the rest Is history.' Gareth used to build Honda Civic rally cars, but seems to have found his true calling keeping the 2.5 SRi as precise as possible. He says, 'For me, it should stay exactly as it was...

Sports Models

Until the merger with Opet in 1981, Vauxhall really didn't do 'sporty', yes there was the Chevette HS and HSR but they were hugely expensive homologation specials. The Droop Snoot Firenza only sold in tiny numbers and although there was a Viva HB GT, it was never followed up. Your top choice was a '2300' power Firenza or Magnum and there wasn't a buckct scat in sight. Contrast that with Ford, who had the Sport, Mexico, RS and more, all of which are worth a fortune now. You have to wonder if a...

Info

I Chevette's 1256CC lump is pretty J hopeless even when running as it should. As a result, the engine overheated and threw its coolant all over the motorway, meaning the AA had to tow the car the rest of the way. Once he got back to Eastbourne though, James sorted out the spark plugs and drove the car all the way to Liverpool to get the ferry back over to Ireland. As mentoned, james bought the car just for a laugh, but there's nothing funny about a standard Chevette. James though, is a...

Jvc Cshx6958 6x9 Speakers

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Performance Nova Group

CARS COVERED Vauxhall Nova and Opel Corsa A WEBSITE www.performancenovagroup.com CONTACT ade pngclub.com (Events), jack pngclub.com (admin) MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE Membership pack, upgraded forum features, discounts on club merchandise, tyres, parts, insurance and other products. ESTABLISHED 2001 AS VXLSCC, RENAMED VXDC IN 2009 CARS COVERED Mainly performance models, but any Vauxhall WEBSITE www.vauxhalldriversclub.co.uk CONTACT PO Box 888, Folkestone, CT20 9DG MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE Two...

Top Marks For Insignia

96.1 fault-free Insignias, the Opel flagship achieved the best result of all tested cars. This is the second consecutive year an Opel vehicle took this honor following the Corsa's victory in the Best Individual Ranking category in 2010. The DEKRA generates its annual faults report by conducting precise type assessment h eight The Opel Insignia is the vehicle with the fewest defects according to the results of the DEKRA Faults Report 2011. With an index of 96.1 fault-free Insignias, the Opel...

Total Vauxhall

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Total Vauxhall 1125

Well this month started off fantastically for me but didn't end quite so well. I've finally got the Nova up and running on the Saab engine and hai e at last taken it for a drive around the block while it still had a couple of days MoT left on il. I'm gelling Lo Lerns with the mapping software and although it's been a bit clunky during updates it's fantastically well fpaturpd and I think that it is going to give me good results in the longer term. The engine itself seems to work pretty well,...

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Mlop

Friends for 2o-odd-years, Brian and Richard must be on amazingly good terms to resist falling out over who's behind the wheel of their carefully restored Challenge machine. 'We share the driving,' the guys agree. 'Before this we raced MX-5s, then bought the Vectra as a wreck about a year ago. It'd had a hard life of racing. It was horrendous.* The lads restored their car to its original spec, with rebuilt Quaife six-Speed gearbox (for which It's hard to find parts) full body respray and the 2.5...

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Devon. EX2 QfiA T 01392 203060 F 01392 i030d5 ne U 5 fead ig cjaom-biM s'ainlsss jioelediousl comcon Forged internals Ported head E AP brakes E Caz coil-overs M62 supercharger M62 supercharger Supertech valves VXR injectors Courtenay remap AP brakes Looking for a car to get your adrehalirTpumping These two supercharged VX220s have enough' power to embarrass Imprezas as they take off into the distance. Words Andy Mills I Photos David Smith t wasn't really...

Total Vauxh

As far as engine swaps go, it's hard to beat a C20LET Corsa B for performance, but few get finished to a standard like this one. Who would care to hazard a guess at how many Corsas have had C20LET engines over the years Hundreds, maybe even thousands It's no wonder really, the base car is bursting with potential and accessible to almost anyone thanks to a wide range of models. Donor engines can be fitted on the driveway between you and a couple of mates thanks to vast accumulated knowledge on...

Evolution

The Z20LET remained uncharged throughout its lifespan, with the only difference being the power outputs. The debate rages on the forums as to the exact figures, but the Coupe and SRi Turbo were reputed to have 190 bhp while the Astra GSi, Zafira GSi and VX o were nearer on hhp, although this was only due to revised engine management software. The standard turbo on the Z20LET is prone to failure on abused and higher mileage engines and it's not uncommon to find many examples with the later...

New Improved Vxr8

Without doubt one of the most exciting products of recent times, Samco's Auto Glym Silicone Hose Wipes are now an sate. The impregnated lint-free wipes, ready for action on the showground, concours line-up, or even just on the driveway on a Sunday m rning. Priced at just 6.98 including VAT, they're a perfect addition to our cleaning kit and available from all SanicoSport retailers. For more details visit www.samcosport.corr The annual VBOA Spring Parts Day amp Autojumble takes place on Sunday...

Window Tinting Service

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Letters

Done some words and sent 'em to us They could be here. Words Dave I Photos Darren Maybury When the right parts come together with the right knowledge and experience, they produce cars like this V6-powered Astra. Here at Total Vauxhall we've witnessed and also been part of the ever changing modifying scene for numerous years. Like fashion, modifying trends come and go and let's be brutally honest here, some of them should never be spoken about again. Fo'getting about the dark days for the time...

Nova 1816v

A cheap Nova Star and C18XE has allowed Ryan Fowler to build himself an affordable and fun track toy. Having always waited a Nova, Ryan Fowlpr bought this 1.2 'Star' model back in Ju.y 2009 with the intention of turning it into a track car. 'It was listed as spares or repair, and looked a bit rough around the edges, although it's solid 111 all the right places,' says Ryan. then set about stripping the car out as a hndgpt track toy, with the main aim being to have some fun in it. I already had...

Simon Parker

Rawlins Vectra

Simon's Vectra made it into Total Vauxhall a few years ago, racing'm the LMA Championship at Cadwetl Park. Since then it's been radically improved, with Swindon-built 3.2 powerplant, Swindon cams, Jenvey throttle bodies, Omex ECU, ceramic-coated BTB equal-length manifolds, Quaife ATB and uprated clutch. Simon says, 'Swindon made the original 2.5 Challenge engines, so it was the natural place to take it. Originally it made 330 bhp but now it's running a bit richer and producing 305 bhp. The 3.2...

C20xe M28

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Opel Astra 200ts

Opel Astra 200ts

Seeing as we're talking about engine swaps a lot this month, we thought it'd be good to look at the South Africa-only Opel Kadett and Astra 200tS. The pictures you see here are of ihe only example we know of to make it to the UK and we featured the car almost five ears ago hark in issup 55. Of course, hprp in the UK, there have seen a great deal of Mk3 Astras converted to run C20LET engines, but this is the only factory-built car to receive the powerplant aside from the Cavalier and Calibra...

Astravai

Dan's made good use of the interior of the broken Astra GSi. much but the Red Dot map is so progressive and drivable which means that sort of power is no problem. The most remarkable thing is the way it just keeps pulling right to the line, there's no massive hit of boost then nothing, it's just smooth power all the way and it sounds great too.' With the resultant power being the icing on the cake, you would assume that Dan is happy to sit back, polish the van and announce it as a job well...

Regal Autosport

Corsa Rear Brace Bar Fitting

Corsa VXR dampers and Regal lowering springs front and rear, RSS rear strut-brace, RSS DTS bar. Standard front discs and rear drums. 7x17 inch Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 alloys, 215 45 17 Toyo TiR tyres. 2007 Corsa D SXi CDTi two-door, Glacier White paint, VXR styling pack consisting of front and rear bumpers and sideskirts, Corsa VXR boot spoiler, carbon-style wrap on bonnet, roof and body mouldings, Heko wind deflectors, window tints, smoked repeaters, VXR rear clusters, Irmscher grille....

Autovaux Genuine Part Search

This is a perfect upgrade for your standard clutch with an M32 gearbox. A direct replacement item, this Sachs product is offered with a choice of organic or sintered metal plate. The higher clamping pressure allows this product to handle more torque compared to the OEM item. Most importantly this clutch upgrade, which will give a slightly firmer pedal feel, retains the driveability of your vehicle. In traffic the car remains composed and, unlike some paddle clutch systems, your left foot won't...

Wavetrac Differential M32 Gearbox

When it comes to limited slip differentials, Wavetrac make the Ultimate prcducts. We were blov n away by the performance of Wavetrac and our customer's are equally impressed. Once installed you will benefit from increased traction and improved handling. PRICE OF DIFF 839 BEARINGS 67 The Wav amp trsc removes all torque steer from the car. Crcvability is massively improved - em on fuli-lKiost my Astra VXR is effortless to control and lot less aggressive. It's a brilliant product IAN PERCIVAL,...

Tx Autosport C20let Tubular Manifold

TX Autosport have quickly built up a reputation for quality tuning products at budget prices and the latest addition to their already extensive range is no different. Designed for the C20LET engine, TX's equal-length tubular manifold is constructed from 316-grade stainless steel with a flange suitable for T3 and T4 turbo applications. Furthermore, adaptors are available to suit GT28 applications at an additional cost. Each manifold comes complete with a gasket set. For further details the...