any 1 no
any 1 no
Not sure what the F28 is out of.
But you'd have to use somthing like a Ford Type 9 gearbox for the rear wheel drive. It's been done loads of times.
What engine you gonna be using?
Would the manta gearbox not fit? That was RWD.
Building a Rear wheel drive donut maker!
You cant really convert the F28, you would be far better using a manta 1800 box (fits the valver) or an adapated cossie T5 box if you need it to handle big power.
the problem is, its a FWD box, the mainshaft supplies all the power to the differential inside the box. for simplicities sake a RWD box just has the maishaft poking out the tip of the box, where the prop shaft would connect.
your problem here is trying to get a source of drive from where the normal FWD driveshafts would hook up. that would mean some custom gearset replacing the diff.
k thanx people im goin to use the LET in a corsa with RWD
if the LET was put in the rear of the car would i still have the prob of making it RWD
Last edited by speed6; 25-06-2003 at 10:07.
I came across this yesterday while looking for uprated driveshafts
Could be of help.
VAUXHALL 16 V XE RWD CONVERTION Alloy Bellhousing to Ford type 9 box
B/H bolt set.
Inlet for twin Webers/Dellortos
ARP Bigend bolts
Ashley 421 big bore ex. man.
2 1/4in. twin box system
2 1/2in. twin box system
3 levels of clutch plate, £40 /£100 / £150
Clutch release bearing £140
Clutch components 3 levels of clutch plate available.
Alloy bellhousing to type 9 gearbox.
7 degree bellhousing.
Bellhousing to engine bolt kit. £45-160
Conversion parts Bellhousing & bolt fitting kit.
Carb. inlet manifold
& fitting kit.
Big end bolts.
3 levels of clutch plate. Clutch fork.
Spigot bush for crankshaft.
MBE distributorless ignition kit.
Engine mounting kits.
Big wing baffled sump.
Dry sump system.
4 - link kits Body boxes. 4 link bars. Rose joints. Axle brackets.
Panhard rod kit Tower. Rod & bush. Rose joint. Axle bracket. Oval or square.
Big tunnels Gear box.
Chassis strengthening Bulkhead gussets. Chassis skids. Bulkhead double skin.
Rear spring front eye skids. Slipper spring kit.
Rear spring hangers & PTFE bushes.
IF the LET was in the back you could use either an F20 or a normal front mount wheel drive conversion on the F28 box.
cool then i will try and get it in the back and convert the F28 into FWD
Easiest way seems to be to use the whole calibra front end in the back, struts, brakes, subframe etc
Thats how mine is done anyway.
Last edited by chip; 26-06-2003 at 10:04.
wot car have u done this 2 any pics
I can take no credit, i bought it like it.
Its a nova, ill dig out some pics, but be warned, she isnt the prettiest car in the carpark, lol
old pics, but you get the idea
****ing cool man dont like the styling but RWD nova with midmounted engine is a cool idea wots it like to drive? and how much was it to make it RWD?
The conversion cost 5 grand, which was almost entirely a labour charge, sounds a lot but as you can imagine its a few weeks work, and thats the sort of rate you pay for a few weeks work.
It drives fine, needs more power though to exploit the grip really, as the engine is standard at the moment.
Styling wise ill get it sorted at some point but in the mean time im more interested in the performance / handling, have just got some spax adjustables for the rear cause its too soft, and it will soon be nitroused.
One thing about it that is amazing is the brakes, with the weight spread evenly around the car and calibra front disks on it front and rear with the bias set properly it really does stop ridiculously well.
amazing 5G's aint that bad considerin puttin the engine in the front would cost 3G's from courtney. u should try puttin a LET in it make the back that wee bit heavier. wots insurance like on it tho? a pure b*start?
how was the gearlinkage done? would you not consider putting an engine, back in the front of the car hmmmmmmmm twin xe?
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