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Old 27-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #46
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It's starting to look very much like a Corsa in there....
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Old 28-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #47
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due to a 12hr call in from work no progress today

secondopsman cheers for that, gives me a better idea on how to fit the alternator as i still dont like the idea of hanging it out over the wheel. i think an idea for the mount will be thought up of once the subframes back on the shell an i've got an idea of how much space i have.
also what amps do the yaris or micra alternators kick out?

tiny i haven't really studied the loom that hard so i couldn't tell you if i have the relay. i don't think there was any adjustment switch in the wiper stalk like i have in my leon. i take it you cut the middle out of your dash to get it to fit? i did try getting one to fit mine but i took it off the passenger side but couldn't get it to fit far enough back for my liking. glad to see it will fit though with a bit of effort.
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Old 28-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #48
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there is no adjustment switch on the vauxhall, the other relay is to make it park as the timer relay does nt switch off quick enough and it keeps on going, buy as i said get me the relay and the wiper switch and ill build it for you and test it on mine you keep the mini wiper motor. if you have a spare wiper motor and the plug then post me that as well, i dont want anything for doing it just keeps me ocupied on nights. And yes dash will fit cut down the middle 3 inches taken out and 3 inches off the back as well may not be to everyone likeing but it was free
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Old 28-01-2012, 10:43 PM   #49
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cheers matey very generous of you, when i get to that part of the build i'll be in touch. im not bad with electrics but that would save me some grief.

main priority is to get it back on its wheels with the engine in place in case i have to move it home.
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Old 29-01-2012, 10:15 AM   #50
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also what amps do the yaris or micra alternators kick out?
Mines 80 amp mate seems to do the job fine and i have a heated front screen fitted.
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Old 29-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #51
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also what amps do the yaris or micra alternators kick out?
Mines 80 amp mate seems to do the job fine and i have a heated front screen fitted.
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that sounds good to me, i know i'll have some form of audio for it to look after an probably a set of spots so 80 should be more than ample. my 70amp on the gt runs all the cibies an the audio without a flicker so all good
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #52
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i got the front frame an engine refitted this weekend in the minus temp

heres now the new pedal box position looks with the manifold







also pulled the dash off the mould an started to fit it into the estate.







still needs a bit of trimming here as its pretty close to where the gearstick is when its pushed fully forward. an of course it wants trimming to allow the column through before i shape up something for the dials an glovebox etc.

with the back end on its wheels along with the front i dropped the suspension as low as it would go to see how it looks in the tubbed arches an it goes fecking low im also trying to decided if i prefer the 13x6 rfx wheels or whether i prefer a set of 13 wellers painted to match the eventual roof colour.



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Old 13-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #53
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not a great deal to report except i now have to repair the gutter line above the front screen



all because i started cleaning up the rear inner arches whilst i had a think on how to make up the alternator bracket.

i did however do this which i did say i wouldn't do but at least now i know that there isnt anything lurking under the paint now.



quick paint before i cover the entire car in primer next weekend



needs a good tidy up now as everything is green from the paint being removed
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Old 13-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #54
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This project just makes me want an estate even more!!!
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Old 13-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #55
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they make ace storage spaces. lol
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Old 13-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #56
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what have people use for front to rear fuel pipe? steel, copper, plastic, other

the original corsa fuel pipe is plastic and looks to be about 6mm. as i'm using the original pump filters etc i'm thinking using the same size, should be fine just wondering best material to use?
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Old 14-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #57
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still needs a bit of trimming here as its pretty close to where the gearstick is when its pushed fully forward.
I've mounted my gearstick a couple of inches further back.
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Old 15-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #58
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I've mounted my gearstick a couple of inches further back.

With the handbrake left in its original position I only have enough clearance to push the button in without scraping knuckles on the selector housing. The dash has about 4" of space before it hits the dash rail so plenty of room for improvement
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Old 15-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #59
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Yeah I plan on moving the handbrake back slightly aswell
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Old 15-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #60
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Move it back loads & use M6 studding instead of cable, slip some nylon tube over it
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