Andy's XE vette and XE Corsa

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Andy's XE vette and XE Corsa

Postby CR500Dom » 09 Jan 2006, 02:42

Just had a look at the pics :wink: Very Nice fella

For everyone else, Had the pleasure of meeting Andy when he turned up in the Corsa to collect some wheels.

A 2.0 XE in a stripped, Caged Corsa is a very nice weapon indeed, If the Chevette turns out anywhere near as nice its going to be very very cool :D

Might need to get the Diff sorted 1st though :wink: :D it`ll certainly get to 70 quick enough albeit a little sideways :twisted:

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Postby Miss Icey » 09 Jan 2006, 10:03

I've met him aswell and I have to say I did like it, even if it is in a girlie corsa bodyshell ;)

Sounded like the Exhaust was blowing a little when we saw you?
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Postby shuvit-tim » 09 Jan 2006, 10:33

will have`to catch up at some point andy given we only live about 10 miles apart! :lol:
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Postby andy » 09 Jan 2006, 14:02

well mate when i get the chevette up and running ill be wanting to drive it everywhere so im sure i could manage a 10 mile drive to meet up!

Ok yes it could be called a little girlie what what can i say i was young and stupid but ive learnt my lesson now and bought a proper car. (the same could be said about novas aswell icey :P)

And the exhaust isnt blowing it just makes that noise cos its a dense fill back box as my other one was way way to load and i needed to get the sound down for track days!!
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Postby Shellysowner » 20 Jan 2006, 17:42

Darryl wrote:Loving the work on the vet fella, i take it your for twin carbs :D
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Postby andy » 20 Jan 2006, 19:06

nope actually im going for yamaha R1 bike carbs got them off ebay and they turned up the other day should be good for 180 bhp ish form other examples ive seen :D
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Postby kw107 » 20 Jan 2006, 19:11

When you hear a bike driving and all you can see is a black chevette then you know it's andy's. :D
I miss my chevette :(
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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Feb 2006, 10:07

Darryl, who is a very slow learner wrote:Fella, its slowing coming on,

As for it be low i am running the same set up as you are and i have a 2.5" exhaust and i live in a place full of speed bumps and it just scrape's

However with you haveing the XE it will allow you to run an exhaust tunnel if you want :D

Also got myself an XE and this will be my plan when the pinto goes bang,

That fuel tank is it from or for a MK1/2 escort? looks real nice :D

What rear axel you running in order to have a LSD???
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Postby Neilyman » 27 Feb 2006, 23:47

Ooo!, coming along nicely Andy!!

Looking good. :P
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Postby Miss Icey » 28 Feb 2006, 09:51

I reckonise that tank from somewhere :lol:
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Postby andy » 28 Feb 2006, 17:21

hehe i wonder why that might be :P
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 01 Mar 2006, 00:21

andy wrote:working in a car park in winter is not the most motivating situation in the world!

are you a pikey? :lol:
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Postby andy » 01 Mar 2006, 01:14

lol nah its a uni car park where the university motor club garage is based and im the chairman so thats where i work on my cars
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Postby CR500Dom » 30 Apr 2006, 23:47

Looking good Andy, Carbs and manifolds look nice :wink:

Take a look at Retromotorsports (Gary on Turbosport) work, he does some very nice transmission and exhaust tunnels :wink:

Get some pics up of the problem areas IE where you have clearance issues, you might be able to clearance it locally rather than put a complete tunnel in :D

Looking much nicer on the low profiles.... what did you go with in the end ?

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Postby andy » 01 May 2006, 10:04

same as you mate the good old yokos a039's or whateva they are 175/50/R13 for £43 a corner i couldnt really complain.

The problem area is pretty much the front seat area as the floor pan is abit higher for the back seats so i shouldnt have to go that far! Yeh i have seen some of retromotorsports work and it looks spot on but sadly i dont have the money and tbh id rather do it myself as the chevette is all about teaching myself how to do it.

Ill get some photos asap but wdnt be for a month or 2 as ive got to try and pass my 2nd year now hence why the chevette went back to london and im stuck in lboro!!!
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Postby burns » 01 May 2006, 11:38

What sort of axle are you running, you seem to have standard arches. I assume Piazza or Manta A? Or are the arches slightly flared?
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Postby andy » 01 May 2006, 12:09

im runing a chevette HS axle and its with totally standard arches with the usual rust issues
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Postby Doive » 02 May 2006, 08:53

That car is looking seriously sweet mate, good effort. Tempted to drop a hoofing great engine into mine now, and spray it black....

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Postby Shellysowner » 20 Aug 2006, 22:19

Vauxmad_Kev wrote:Im keeping a close eye on this as Ill be doing the same thing myself. I have a Cav GSi that Im taking the XE out of, rebuilding it (with a few mods, if possible) and dropping it into the Chevette.
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Postby Doive » 21 Aug 2006, 08:24

I'm currently green with envy mate, looking good. Hope you get that leak sorted out.
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Postby CR500Dom » 22 Aug 2006, 00:45

Looking great Andy, Nice Tunnel :wink:

Doe your exhaust go under the rear axle now then ?

I am thinking of doing this to mine, as I am pretty low and I have just scored a seriously Sexy exhaust rear section/box/Tail pipe that I want to run without cutting and rewelding :roll:
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Postby andy » 22 Aug 2006, 00:59

yeh the exhaust goes under the axle now which is

a) alot easier to take off now for when ill no dout have to fix bits that go wrong

b) there was no chance a 2.25 inch pipe was going to go up and over the axle!!!

c) again hopefully it will make it all flow alot better without having the U ove the axle.

I say run it under the axle and if its made to run nice and close i seriously dont see any issues with it catching.
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Postby opel_charlie » 23 Aug 2006, 18:09

Great progress good welding to, shhould be on the road way way before me. Who did your exhaust are they local prices prices.
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Postby Mantadoc » 28 Mar 2008, 02:11

Nice work, I'm just thinking that -100 mm is a bit much. When the car is sitting on the floor are the bumpstops touching the wishbones?

If they are the your spring rates won't mean much as the bump stop will basically be your spring. Without much movement on bump your shockers would only be controlling roll. Additionally if the bumpstops are on the wishobones and the bumpstop is stiffer than the sidewalls your tyres sidewalls would actually be your springs in effect and they aren't damped.


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Postby andy » 28 Mar 2008, 11:13

yeh i have been thinking about this and will sort it when ive finished off all the things to get it running
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