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looking for someone whos fitted a 1600 to a chevette

Postby shuvit-tim » 19 Dec 2004, 10:53

has anyone here actually fitted a nova 1600 engine into a chevette?

I'm just concerned that there are going to be a few hidden costs in terms of custom parts and could do with chatting to someone who has actually done it.
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Postby novadrive-motorsport » 19 Dec 2004, 11:35

I'm half way through one of these very conversions Timmy Darling, i'll let you know how it all pans out when i'm done!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 19 Dec 2004, 13:21

erm jussywussy, dearest, its with me and on my car you're doing the conversion on so its not a lot of good telling me how to do it after we've finished! :lol:
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Postby Doive » 22 Dec 2004, 01:06

You guys are a right pair of comedians :lol: Sounds like it'd be good craic spannering round a shove-it in your garage. I'll bring the beers, but sadly no further knowledge on how to fit the engine :roll:
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Postby novadrive-motorsport » 23 Dec 2004, 22:29

Tim - Ohh yeah, my bad, it's been stuck in my garage so long I have forgotten who it belongs to! :wink:

Doive - I think beer was the problem in the first place mate, since i started drinking working on the chevette in the cold just doesn't seem as appealing anymore! However if i hide all my beer in the garage it might be more of an incentive! I'll get back to you on my progress after i have tried this! :lol:
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Postby 8 valve power » 25 Dec 2004, 17:36

:D Hi have fitted an nova gte engine into my chevette rally car and only just got it running a few weeks ago
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Postby shuvit-tim » 29 Dec 2004, 00:55

any tips? warnings? what auxilliaries do i need other than the gte engine and the manta 1800 box?

Doive: yeah, spannering with the novadrive crew is always a giggle. If you are ever in the midlands or aberystwyth or at a show that we're at give us a shout and we'll go for that beer

as for being comedians, i'm being serious, GIVE ME BACK MY CAR! :( :( :(
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Postby 8 valve power » 29 Dec 2004, 14:23

Hi have got mine on a 4 speed quaife ford box with the vaux-ford bell houseing conversion, have also put it on twin carbs so had to lower the alternator mount or i think the 1300 astra bracket will do the job, i also had to fit the the sierra spigot bush to the end of the crank, i made my own grp 4 engine mounts and moved the engine back so had to alter the bulk head to get the dizzy to fit, but i suppose if you fitted the 1800 manta dizzy, bracket and top pulley this would save the bulk head mods ,
plus i have used the standard nova sump with no mods done to it, as a friend ran the same set up in a escort for 2 years and it never gave any trouble , hope this helps :wink: :wink:
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