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Postby Crum B » 24 Nov 2004, 22:54

How much Horse power does your chevette have?
This is a competition,winner Gets a Smiley. 8) 8) 8)
If you dont know the exact HP just give an estimate HP.
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Postby 4x4chevette » 24 Nov 2004, 23:33

I have right around 225hp
1985 Chevette, shortened and modified 80 chevy LUV frame, 231 v6, turbo400 d18, d44 rear, d30 closed knuckle front. Myers Machine high steer arms, with SOA and 4wheel disc.

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Postby Neilyman » 24 Nov 2004, 23:52

225 bhp from a 3.8? I`d expect more than that!

I have no idea how much horse power mine`s got, so I can`t enter :(
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Postby Crum B » 24 Nov 2004, 23:59

I'm running just around 140 ish in my racing chevette with an almost stock 1600cc.Just enough to put shame to a RICER :twisted:
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Postby Neilyman » 25 Nov 2004, 00:10

Crum B.........

Here`s a pic I think you`ll like!!, Nice avatar btw.

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Postby Crum B » 25 Nov 2004, 00:31

Thats Friggin awsome I saved it to my Chevette/Ricer Joke Pics. :D :D :D
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Postby Doive » 25 Nov 2004, 00:42

Well I got a whole rip-roaring earth-shattering tarmac-tearing 58 bhp at the flywheel, which apparently equates to 40 bhp at the wheels. Still enough to get the ar$e loose on a wet road though. Do I get the smiley now?!!
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Postby Crum B » 25 Nov 2004, 00:45

I suppose you can have one but try harder next time :lol:
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Postby 4x4chevette » 25 Nov 2004, 00:55

3.8 non turbos are only 175 stock, with turbo 225.... mines not turbo'd, but its bored .30 with a cam
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Postby shuvit-tim » 25 Nov 2004, 14:39

whats a ricer?
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Postby Crum B » 25 Nov 2004, 22:56

A ricer is a honda Civic or any other japanese/chinese car that a kid has souped up or boiled on high for 10 minuits or until tender ah woops.
But anyway it is basically a honda that has an exhaust tip that sounds like a fart an oversized rear tailfin and a black hood.
Oh and some of the stupidest colours and designs ever.
An example of a ricer is (THe fast and the furious movies)
Heres a website I like tell me what you think 8) 8)
www.laughatrice.com
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Postby shuvit-tim » 25 Nov 2004, 23:19

seems reasonable!!!
I agree entirely with you, those little oiks that put silly decals and neons all over their cars should be tied up and sho.... particularly the ones that spend several grand on bodykits for a car that has an 1100cc engine! and then lists engine modifications as: 'k&n high performance filter' lmao as for the bright and silly designs, they appear to have got 'cool' confused with 'daft' lol

But, my issue is with the berks behind the wheel rather than the machines (pre-modification), i'm far to busy abusing fords!

e.g hondas do have one advantage....the fact that most of their engines rev to about 14K RPM :) mind you its a good job, they need it to pull all that extra fibreglass!


would i be a ricer if i put two hyabusa (or however you spell it!!) engines in my chevette!?!?!? would be funny as fook! :P
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Postby Crum B » 25 Nov 2004, 23:30

See I like it when people like you dont try to defend those little Civics and there NOS pah! any self respecting honda would drive itself of a cliff if it saw itself in a mirror and there drivers seem to think if the RPM gauge reads up to 14000 RPMs that they can rev there little sewing machine guts out to that all the time until POW the honda turns into fireworks!!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby shuvit-tim » 26 Nov 2004, 00:28

people like me!?!?!?

by the way i drive a nova as my main car lol so i bet you hate me as much as them!
mind you, the only mods on it are performace ones

1400 SR
32/34 Weber (with k&N :S)
full stainless custom built one piece exhaust
2.0 astra GTE ATE callipers
40mm lowered springs on shortened stiffened shocks
and 15" wheels which were needed to fit the bigger breaks


the redeeming feature - she looks like a rusty old shed!!!! (so clearly not a chav boy racer) but i love her because she's like a go cart on acid lol
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Postby Crum B » 26 Nov 2004, 00:46

I dont hate all small cars really, just alot of the drivers and theres so many of the Civics and stuff like them with all sorts of money into them and alot of there drivers think they've got the hole world by the balls!!
and when they think that they could take on a Viper or something it just gets really anoying.
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Postby space kadett » 27 Dec 2004, 10:11

my kadett c has around 70rwhp but its only 1200cc so suppose thats not bad really :? it has a jeoff brabam twin stromberg manifold fast road cam
and few other bits but it will be getting a 2 liter motor soon 8)
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Postby Racer86 » 28 Dec 2004, 01:09

Hi space kadett, what cam are you using in your 1200? ive just changed my VC1 for a HCR2 and was wondering if anyone else had used this cam?
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Postby space kadett » 28 Dec 2004, 11:01

not sure what cam it is but all the work was done before i got it 8) goes well though for a 1200 but runs out of steam at about 90 though :oops:
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Postby Doive » 05 Jan 2005, 22:43

Novas aren't bad wee cars, I would love to have the 2.0 16v XE converted one my cousin built up a couple of years ago but he sold it without telling me! It was making 150+BHP and it went like poo off a shiny shovel. Failing that a nice standard unmolested 1.3SR with the tartan interior would do me nicely.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 06 Jan 2005, 19:29

nah doive you dont want a 2.0L 16V nova. they're silly. i had a mate that ran one for a while. it was silly fast in a straight line, but as soon as you approached a corner it just went straight on nomatter what you did to try and turn it!! Its not so much the power as the fact that they just arent built to handle the weight. Plus the last place you want to be at 150 miles an hour (apart form on the tarmac) is in a nova.

As for the standard 1300SR, they're a giggle, but why not try and hunt down a nice rare 1300 nova sport (complete with twin 40s). [email protected] runs one and they're wonderful fun! Plus they dont half sound sweet at idle with the burble of the webbers :D
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Postby Doive » 06 Jan 2005, 19:47

Both my cousins used to run SR's, one a 1.3 and the other a 1.4, don't know what the difference was other than capacity. All I remember was that they were both nice and quick little cars, the 1.3 was even used as standard for a bit of navigational rallying. I like small cars with a bit of poke and the Nova is a great handling little thing, its just a shame all the good ones now have about three tons of MFI's finest nailed to the front. I've driven a 1600 8v Nova fuelled with twin weber 45's, now that was unbelievable. Sadly the power of the engine literally tore the front suspension turrets apart. Something like that running twin weber 40's would be fast enough for me, but then I suppose once the power bug has bit its hard to stop yourself...
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Postby shuvit-tim » 06 Jan 2005, 21:31

novas have a hell of a lot of poke for such little capacity and hold torque right the way up the rev ranges. They're excellent for navigational rallies as they accelerate well and feel like go-carts. they're also cheap and cheerful. As for those that kit them up, they have issues they clearly need to resolve. Look at Mark Watts, 30K spent on a nova. Yes it may be the fastest road legal nova in the world, but its still a nova.

If anyone wants a cheap way into motorsport, particularly rallying, you cant go far wrong with a nova. The handling is very forgiving for the beginner, there are shedloads of readily available spairs, even new shells are cheap enough. Just make sure you check thoroughly for rot before you start and you're laughing.

As I said, the novas my road car, but i do use it for scatter rallies run by novadrive motorsport.

As for 1600 GTE's on 45's thats exactly the set up i'm dropping into the chevette, I just hope that it holds the poke on the different running gear. 100BHP at the wheels and i'll be happy!
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Postby Doive » 06 Jan 2005, 21:42

I'm gonna go on Ebay right now - nova here we come!

The 1600 I drove didn't sparkle for out and out power, probably was giving about 100 brake at the wheels. Where it really amazed me was in the midrange acceleration from 30-70 area, it was just unbelievable! At one point I glanced at the clocks and noticed the rev counter was off the gauge, the owner persuaded me that now would be a good time to change gear. The bottom end was good for 8500rpm, and with the fast cam he had in it power was on from as low as 1500rpm and kept going all the way through to 8000.

I want to have those kind of cheap high performance thrills! The funniest thing was that his was a standard (from the outside of course) Nova 1.2 Spin, and still had I believe the 'Spin' graphics on the side so most boy racers in their real Nova SR's looked and laughed until they were left in a haze of tyre smoke and racing oil!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 06 Jan 2005, 21:59

hehe. go doive go!

yeah i knew someone who did the 2.0 16V conversion in a nova and left it badged as a spin. oh my wasnt that entertaining at traffic lights. But if you do actually ever seriously decide you do need a nova let me know and i'll advise you on where to check for the rot. Novas have a habit of rusting in places that you cant see but will happily crumble in all the wrong places if you crash. Not to mention just fall apart before the MOTs :lol:
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Postby Doive » 06 Jan 2005, 22:26

See this is a very good example of what I wouldn't do:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=9858&item=4516687323&rd=1

Although I have to admit I'm strangely attracted to this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=9858&item=4516979702&rd=1
But not for 300 quid!
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