interior is a massive improvment love the look, could this become a full sr rep if an engine came up for it?
stick a pair of 40s on the 1.2 coming along very nicely this car and Benn's work is fantastic
At least fit the Sr camshaft
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming... "f*ck, what a trip!"
Supposidly it makes a big difference.
its nice to see some people gettin down to work and taking pride in it i respect that alot in people you dont see it alot these days
Another day off and a bit more done to the Nova, although not so much by me.
Now the plan is to fit electric windows and remote central locking, so to start off that means taking the doors off and drilling holes for the loom.Thinking ahead Dan had already done a trip to good old Machine Mart and picked up a set of cone cutters and a door hinge pin removal tool. vat free.
Started this off out the front of the house, which we should have known better. Still got one door off:
And then had a bit of fun moving it into the back garden but unfortunately the video we took at the time won't upload to photobucket
Once in the garden work re-started. First hole in the car:
Bit of filing:
Bit of paint to keep the rust at bay:
A lovely rubbery grommet:
Next up the doors, took the door card off just to see what was laying behind, all clear..
Bit harder due to the double skin,
A little bit more filing and paint:
Both doors back on ready for wiring.
Thanks to Benn for the grommets and my lovely husband for the drilling,
Part two coming soon.......
Ah good work, them gromit where perfect then...
me and the girl friend took a look at this when it was a peats garage for sale was ti9dy ish looks like your doing a good job. our nova is the a reg red one that nips round gosport
Been a busy week.
Started on Sunday with fitting the central locking. Got a kit from Rightclick along with a boot pop kit.
A mass of wires:
Fed the wires though the holes in the doors we prepared last time:
Took a lot to fit and connect the motors...
Back inside, there were wires everywhere. The unit fits nicely behind the driver's kick panel and we were able to run the wires along the back of the shelf.
Next, on to the electric windows as we were already working in the doors.
Wires were fed along with the locking kit, so we just needed to drill out the rivets, pop out the old manual cranks and fit the new electric motors. Bit fiddly but small girl's hands are ideal for this!
Gave it a bit of a grease up to keep operation smooth.
Then fed the wire under the carpet to the centre console:
Wired in the switches to find we had a short some where and the 12V wire got very HOT. The window side buzzed out fine, so we cut the switchers out and found one of the brass plates was touching both terminals at the same time. By this point it was getting late so we called it a night.
Dan took the switches to work the next day to have a play and got them working again, so once in the front door it was out the back door to re-fit them and solder up the last wires. Then on with the door cards. One of Dan's work colleagues has a lathe so knocked me up a couple of blanks for the winder holes:
Needed big blank plates on the back:
Not sure if I should leave them as is or paint them in good old Satin black?
Wrong door handles got the right passages one but the drivers one is damaged so on the look at for one:
That was it for Monday.
Today we fitted the boot pop. The kit we got has a very large solenoid so had fun trying to find somewhere to mount it where it would still pull the catch.
We had the normal fun threading the wire though the boot and rear quarter. A bit of welding wire worked a treat:
The rest of the wiring was easy, took it along inside the boot and down the diver's side to the relay in the kick panel. Decided to fit a relay with a fuse fitted, instead of the glass fuse it comes with. Cunningly used a secondary horn loom and relay from a Mk2 Astra GTE.
The last thing I did was test out the car bra. Haven't left it on as the car needs a good wash. It started to rain at this point so won't be doing it today.
Looks good! glad the bra fits ok, indicator needs drying out tho..lol
Locking looks good too. boot pops nice.
Awesome stuff there Sharon.
i got a set of side skirts if you want some for it?
if so pm me ur email and il send you a pic of them they were on my nova when i had 1 but sadly crashed it so took stuff of what was stil good lol
and i think i got loads of stuff in my garden for a nova aswell il av a look and email the pics aswell if your interested