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Engine Modifications

This section will cover modifications that are possible on cars. It will include the engine and transmission, air filters, induction kits, cam shafts, spark plugs, manifolds, exhausts etc. Basically anything under the bonnet. Most of these guides are a step-by-step process showing you what to do and what is involved. Most if not all the guides are also available in downloadable formats, such as Acrobat Reader format (printing) or the guide itself compressed (zipped) for downloading for later reading. You will need the following programmes as shown on the left to be able to view or use them. Use the key below to gauge how difficult each modification will be. Please pick from the list below.

  Difficulty key:-
Dead easy, even your Gran can do this.
A nice weekend job, nothing you can't handle.
Starting to get challenging, but some parts can be a reel pig to do.
Might need some help on this, and the right tools will make it easier.
Best left to the experts, but still possible if your have the time and tools.

Warning

Warning: Before carrying out these modifications to your car, make sure your insurance company will accept them, otherwise you may find you've just made your policy void !


  2L Engine Conversion [Difficulty: ] March 2002 - Rev 1 To the top

2L Engine Conversion Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting the big block 2L engine into the tiny Nova/Corsa-A chassis. It isn't an easy job and it may take several weeks if not months to do the job yourself. This shows and explains many of the problems and difficulties you will experience.


  Fitting a Ecotek CB-26P Device [Difficulty: ] Dec 2002 - Rev 3 To the top

Fitting a Ecotek CB-26P Device

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting the Ecotek CB-26P device to any Vauxhall car (will not work with diesel engines). This can be fitted to carburettor, injection, or turbo engines. This particular guide shows it fitted to a Vauxhall Nova GTE and results of emissions before and after fitment.


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