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Steve Blanche's Nova 1.6 GTE Turbo

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  ENGINE & TRANSMISSION To the top
  • Vauxhall Nova GTE, 1.6L, SOHC 8v injection engine.
  • 1.6L 8v turbo conversion running a Garret T3 custom intercooler.
  • Lower compression engine custom intercooler.
  • FSE Boost valve extra fuel switch.
  • K&N 57i filter.
  • Bailey header tank and dump valve.
  • Custom pipe work fuel/water/oil.
  • Custom Stainless Steel Exhaust polished - 2.25" bore 4.5" tailpipe. Jap box.
  • TAS Heavy duty engine mounts.
  • Performance - Around 160 bhp.
  • Lot of engine and suspension chrome detailing.
  • Standard SR )F13) close ration gearbox.

  •   BODYWORK To the top
  • MK2 Face lift (front wings, grille, headlamps).
  • Cool louvres bonnet.
  • Chrome DTM cup mirrors.
  • Clear side repeaters.
  • Clear rear cluster.
  • Bat motorsport front bumper.
  • Aero fuel filler cap.
  • Paint – one of custom paint blue slight purple tinge.
  • Smooth rear bumper.

  •   BRAKES, WHEELS & SUSPENSION To the top
  • Front brakes– GTE 16v (ATE) calipers with vented drilled discs.
  • Mintex pads.
  • Stand rear drums.
  • Wheels - 7J X 17" Dare ‘s V1.
  • Tyres – falkerns 40 series.
  • Suspension – Gmax shocks front and rears.
  • -35mm Spax’s Sport springs.
  • Polysport uprated bushes all round with GSI tiebars & roll bars.
  • Lowered tie-bar mountings.

  •   INTERIOR To the top
  • Mk2 GSI door cards and GTE seats.
  • Mk2 dash with Astra LCD instrument panel.
  • Rear head-rest conversion.
  • Mounted boost gauge in heater vent.

  •   ICE To the top
  • None fitted.

  •   SECURITY To the top
  • Lots.

  •   THANKS & SHOUTS To the top
  • None quoted.

  •   FUTURE PLANES To the top
  • Re-trim interior in black leather.
  • V6 calipers and disk.
  • Front mounted intercooler in bumper.
  • And some ice.

  •   PICTURES OF THE CAR To the top

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