As I already had a Vectra B Z22se and it was getting a bit tiered but still had a great engine recently rebuilt and running 170bhp what better than to fit it to a Corsa C.
So it began, searching for what mounts to use wiring diagrams ect. then once I had the mounts all I had to do was fit it!
the mounts are from Corsa C 1.7cdti and Astra G Z22se. in total it took 24hrs to get the engine bolted in and drivable.
its been on the road for 2 years now and made its first pvs in 2012 on the lmf stand just a few weeks after passing its mot.
some body else claimed it was their car that year. as far as I know its still the only one on the road in the uk. although theres a few people building them this winter.
to start with I fitted 16" softstars as they are sooo cheep and easy to move on once I found new rims for my corsa D and fitted the D's SXI rims, colour matched the bumpers and fitted an Irmscher IRS boot spoiler, recaro seats from the Vectra, Vectra's 308 front discs mintex 1144 pads meriva vxr brackets and vectras calipers.
the reason ive choose this engine its for its many different tunning options, s/c, turbo, or n/a on throttle bodies
as the inlet is at the front its a set of 45mm jenveys that are sitting here waiting to go on :doublethumbs:
messured up a supercharger at pvs 2013 and unless I chopped the slam panel, fitted bonnet pins theres not enough room. could have turbo'd it but again lots of work required making a custom exhaust manifold.
before these go on theres a few other jobs I need to sort, air con needs refitting, power sounder needs replacing, speedo and oil pressure light need to get working on dash.
so to do all that as I needed so many parts I got a cat c write off 1.4 sri. just finished stripping it today.
also needed to sort the water leak on the passanger's side where electrics come in from engine bay. :x glad its not the pedal mount plate sealer split though.
Bodies are all in the plan Adem, along with a high compression engine, bigger cams, stand alone ecu plus a few other tweeks.
Got my self a brand new Saab B207R engine to rebuild as it comes with under piston oil jets, oil cooler, stronger head, brake vaccum pump, 60-2 trigger wheel. Also got a tullet exhaust manifold to replace the dbilas one.
no mike, they are by metal monkeys and came with the car when I got it. had a set custom made for my corsa B so rev counter goes to 8k and 7/8k lights up with shift light, they cost £130 for the new faces.
I'm new to the forum and this is my new project car, exactly as i bought it. I have big plans for it, probably not to everybodys taste but thats life. Should be starting the work in the next couple of weeks and I'll keep the thread updated.
2002 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.0
I've been on this site for a long time but only just got round to posting. I've been driving for 4 & 1/2 years, and my first car was a 2002 Vauxhall Corsa with the lowly Z10XE. It had already been in the family for about 6 years, having been driven by my parents. It...
been meaning to do one of these for months....
so, as you may or may not be aware i converted my tuned Z18XE engine set up to turbo power in an evening with the help of Warren G, managed to finish by 1:30am, all fitted minus an air filter, the dump valve, boost gauge and a fair bit...
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Had bought the car 2 years before properly posting on the site and had so far fitted bucket seats, headunit, amp and sub. Simple stuff but kept me...
SLOW BUILD AHEAD!
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So I bought my 2001 Corsa 1.8 Febuary 26th for a reasonable price.
On the way home I was thinking about what I wanted to change, to give it more of a personal touch/look.
My plans go something like this:
Maintain it to the best of my...