Nova Gallery - Matt Connor's 1.6 GTE

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  ENGINE & TRANSMISSION To the top
  • Originally Vauxhall Nova 1.6 GTE, 1598cc, SOHC, 8v injection engine with F13CR 5-Speed gearbox and with Blydenstein B+ Cylinder Head, Shricks 290 deg Camshaft and WEBER TWIN 40'S.
  • Now a C20XE 2L 16v engine transplant fitted. Engine has been fully stripped & rebuilt using brand new parts.
  • Samco Hoses.
  • K&N Filters.
  • 2" Ashley 4 Branch Manifold.
  • Sportex 2 1/4" System, Custom Stainless Steel Back Box.
  • Homemade Strut Brace.
  • Red Top Facet Fuel Pump.
  • Estimated BHP Around 155BHP.

  •   BODYWORK To the top
  • Fully seam welded shell with NOVATECH rally strenghening kit.
  • Clear Lights All Round.
  • Delocked.
  • Painted Side Skirts.
  • Smoothed & Filled Boot & Rear Bumper.
  • Vauxstyle Front Bumper.
  • Filled & Smoothed Front Grill.

  •   BRAKES, WHEELS & SUSPENSION To the top
  • KYB Shocks All Round.
  • Chassis Dynamics -50mm Springs.
  • Nylon Bushes All round.
  • Maxtorque Group N Discs & Pads.
  • Astra 2L 16v Calipers.
  • Goodridge Braided Hoses.
  • Dot 5.1 Brake Fluid.
  • Monza 16" Alloys (ET45mm) with 195/45/16 Tyres.

  •   INTERIOR To the top
  • Momo Race Steering Wheel and gear knob.
  • Lockwood White Dials.
  • Rear Headrests.
  • GTE Racing Floor Mats.

  •   ICE To the top
  • Kenwood Head Unit.
  • 6 Discs Multi-Changer.
  • 4" 2 Way Alpine's Mounted In Door Cards.
  • Home Made Shelf.
  • 7-10" Kenwoods.
  • 12" Sub & Amp Mounted & Locked In Boot.

  •   SECURITY To the top
  • TOAD CAT1 Alarm & Immobiliser.

  •   THANKS & SHOUTS To the top
  • John Noble Motorsport In Chesterfield
  • Mr Nicky Barnes (Nova GSI 16v) For The Idea To Do The Conversion On The Car
  • And Last But Not Least All The People Who Dare Ride In Her (U Know Who U R).

  •   FUTURE PLANES To the top
  • None quoted.

  •   PICTURES OF THE CAR To the top
    May 2002

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    Jan 2002

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