Recently acquired a J reg nova 1.2 and am
Undecided on what engine to put into it, as this car will be used for rallying.
Std induction is pretty sh*t imho and have been thinking of twin 40 carbs, mantzel powerbox or throttle bodies.
Bearing in mind im on a budget, and the higher the engine capacity the harder the groupings because if i put a 2.0 16v in a nova ill be against scooby's and evo's in the rally classes iirc.
Been thinking of either
1.3 8v on twin 40s
1.4 8v SR with twin 40's
1.4 SRi converted to twin 40's
1.4 16v on twin 40's or injection through mantzel powerbox.
Therefore having performance and not being in with the high flyers of rallying cos i think 1600 is another group up.
I want this engine to pull the nova from 0-80 like a rocket so suggestions about engine specs, cam spec's and realistic prices of parts would be much appreciated, i will be fitting everything myself so labour costs are irrelevant.
Im trying to limit myself to roughly £500 on the engine tbh.