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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 D Turbo

Despite only owning the Corsa for a couple of months, Ashley has wasted no time in bringing it up to scratch. The first task was to buff the bodywork, which was in pretty poor condition, along with colour-coding the grille and removing the rear wiper and badges. Next came the mechanicals, a subtle suspension drop will tighten up the handling while the Scorpion pre-cat pipe frees up some power but there's more to come with a remap, front-mount and a dump valve all planned for the New Year. SEND...

Corsa Rss Upgrades

DBILAS KU4 CONVLHSION MANIFOLD AND PARTS 1200 This Dbilas conversion manifold allows the Astra VXR turbo to be run on your Corsa VXR. The result is 265hp on a standard bottom end, potential for 30Cbhp+ with a strengthened bottom end. 80MM MAF INC. SAMCO INTAKE HOSE 280 80MM MAF INC. SAMCO INTAKE HOSE 280 and fuelling kit are recommended upgrades. With 250bhp on tap tnis is a great track set-up. EDS INTERCOOLER KIT WITH HARDPIPES 420

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...

Cutting It Fine

Hole at front of sill had to be cut out. 33,000 miles on (bearing in mind it's spent half that time parked up so it's worked hard). So, I had a poke round and found a hole in each sill. The car had been off the road since April, so it was no surprise to find a couple of placeb in need of work. F'iend and Staff Cars regular Grant Riddick was happy to weld both of tho p up, and wp uspd a sprtion of a sill replacement panel to sort the front out, where the car had fallen off a jack last winter (in...

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....

Engines

Having trouble deciding what engine to use for your project We've put together a list of the best engines for transplanting into different shells. Words Dan Williamson I Photos Various Astra GTE 16V, Astra GSi Mkl 11 (92-95), Cavalier GSi, Cavalier SRi 16V, Calibra 16V Anything Nova, Corsa B and C, igra, Astra Mkl, II, III and IV, Cavalier Mkl I and III, Manta, Chevette, Escorts, Caterhams, Minis and more Easy. It'll bolt onto the gearbox in place of lesser big-blocks and conversion kits are...

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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...

Ha

Owner Rich Law has owned this rare saloon since he was 18 years old back in 2000. At that age, it was a cool car to own, and he started off by tuning the 20SEH engine, doing the usual things such as cam, manifold and K& N 57i filter. I raced my mate Dan in his Mk2 Golf GTi 16V though,' remembers Rich, and it was then I knew I needed a 16-valve engine.' A C20XE was soon fitted, but this blew up and was in turn replaced with a reconditioned unit. This provided fun for two years until Rich...

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...

Total Vauxhall

New figures published today by the BBC reveal that more than 600,000 cars on Britain's roads have been clocked so they show lower mileages increasing their value when then offered for sale. This figure increases to 716,291 when vans and motorbikes are included, highlighting the need for consumers to protect themselves from unscrupulous sellers, says HPI. Joining the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and Trading Standards, HPI calls for stricter enforcement of regulations to protect consumers and...

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...

Job Q

Ad a few while the Cavalier was being built, including a V6. Can I menticn my Jetta GTi 16V That was a brilliant car. fast as anything, until I rattled the big ends out it at 7000 rpm in 4th. Having had various ICE installs over the years, he decided to make sure the Cavalier was ready to accept his latest. The whole of the inside of the car is Dynamatted, a painstaking process that took Rich months - the boot, wheel arches, inside doors and floors are all covered, and the result gives the car...

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BUILT 1994-96 NUMBER PRODUCED 500 CHANCE OF OWNING Should be fairly easy to sort out. WHY YOU WANT IT It's of big historical importance, not to mention great fun. can find a CDX 2.0 16V with the leather option ticked, you'll also benefit from air con and seats that are near as damn it identical to the genuine article. But, if BUILT 1994-96 NUMBER PRODUCED 500 CHANCE OF OWNING Should be fairly easy to sort out. WHY YOU WANT IT It's of big historical importance, not to mention great fun. can find...

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Performance Nova Group

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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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Transmission

XE-converted Novas are generally fitted with a tough F20 or close-ratio F16 five-speed gearbox, which is weaker but better suited for track days. Occasionally they will feature a Vectra-sourced F18 or six-speed F28, the latter of which is unnecessarily heavy and needs many modifications to fit a Nova. As usual when buying a secondhand car, listen for gearbox rumbling or whining and rhprk fnr oil Ipaks. Othprwisp, there's little to report. On the flipside, XE'd Novas tend o break driveshafts and...

V6 Challenge Cars

Paddle clutch plate with standard cover. A standard PAS rack was transformed with rose-jointed steering and suspension, with remote reservoir dampers tha were fully adjustable for height, bump, rebound, camber and caster. The driveshafts stayed standard, and soon became the only real weak point. Chunky AP 4-pot callipers and 330 mm discs were relieved of Vauxhall's over-sens tive ABS system, providing immense stopping power. They were housed behind 8x17 inch Speedline five-spoke alloys and a...

Vauxhall Memorabilia For Sale

This is a unique opportunity to buy historic Vauxhail memorabilia at very good prices. I have collected from the early 1970s to 2003 Vauxhall leaflets, photos, race reports, press information sheets and loads more, and I would like to offer Vauxhall fans this chance to buy some of my collection. Some of the items I have are very collectible and rarely seen on eBay or other market places. At present I am offering items from the period between the early 1970s to 2003, and I plan to have more...

Vauxhall Norge

Over in Scandanavia, Vauxhall cars have a great following. Roy Aadalen got in touch to tell us about the club he is involved with. 'Hi Total Vauxhall. Just wart to inform ycu that we have a club for all Vauxhalls (and Bedfords) here in Norway. Our club is a member of the VBOA. Can you please add this information link in your next magazine The website address is www.vauxhallnorge.com. The club started in 2006. By the way, my car is a 1998 Vectra 2.5 V6 CDX estate with auto gearbox and sunroof....

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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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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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Nova 20 16v

It was never an official model, but it might as well be. Here's our guide to buying perhaps the ultimate Nova. Nova and Red Top. A few little words that go together like Cheryl Cole and rude dreams. For the best part of 20 yea-s, Vauxhall owners have been combining their favourite rally-bied small hatchback with the legendary 20XE power plant from its bigger brothers. First found under the bonnet of the 1988 Astra GTE i6-valve, the 20XE was basically a familiar 2-litre, overhead-cam 20NE...

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....

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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...

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