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this is going to be a very slow build to start with untill my money gets back to a healty level.

my target is only 300bhp mainly due to drivability but im going to start out at evo5 and hope for 280bhp with a k26 hybrid.

this is the car at PVS 07

it now has 16inch mille miglia wheels in white (same design as in the pic) and only on 20mm springs which i reckon look **** ill stick a pic up for you to judge, gonna have it back on the 60mm springs and have it nice and silly low again lmao
after blowing up several XEs ive finally got a reliable one but having driven it in XE form for the past year and a half its far too bloody slow! so im going to use the healthy XE as a base for turbo.
i started with getting all the parts together needed, from here and the bay

F28 GETRAG box in need of some light tlc, got two boxs in a deal one was shot to **** inside the other had brand new internals just needed a new casing, going to get that done at my local recon place.


oil feed AFM and tophat all from chris tubo on here, for a very reasonable price (my mate paid for an AFM what i paid for the lot lol)


also got a fully recon head with immaculate LET cams a new distributer coil and amp, most of the standard turbo pipes, and a blown kkk16 for hybridding :D

this powdercoated cover came in the post the other day too, was a late night ebay bid that i won and forgot about.


dont know wether or not to use it, theres a matching belt cover too.
the colour is great but will clash horribly with my arden blue car :confused:
 

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Thats a very nice looking corsa,

It should be alot of fun with a let in it, are you building the let bit by bit? As you can sorce them..

I like the colour of the cam cover...
 

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cam cover is really dark in comparison the arden blue but looks great, dont know wether or not to just keep the polished one on there.

im getting all the parts as money comes up, may even set a target date for PV08 too im going to take it off the road when ive got everything and pull out the engine, most of the bits on it are sold already so that will help fund the bottom end build costs.
going to go with black pipe work so the red silicone will help funds along too.

in the meantime ive got a stripped out bucketed harnessed polycarbed 205 GTi to play with :)
 

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Hhmm polished covers do look sexy as funk.
Sounds like a good way to build a let, will have to havea proper look this year.. didnt get much of a look last year... Red and black sounds good.

205?:yuck:
 

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if youve ever driven one youll know the attraction, the deciding factor for me was entering an island at 50 and coming out of it alive and with style, needless to say its by far the best handling car ive ever driven.
 

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pug 205 the best handling car you have ever driven....

You haven't driven many cars then?



Anyways, good luck with the LET project, I will be watching with wanting eyes!
 

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Good read so far. Was the cover set Wazpaz's? (Did it go silly cheap on ebay?) Lovely colour. :)
er think so, i spotted a thread of a night time and clicked the link, they had like 5 hrs to go so i put in a bid to bump them, but won, anyway theyve been sold on to a mate now for his astra gsi theyll suit that better as its a darker blue.
really was a nice colour :)

pug 205 the best handling car you have ever driven....

You haven't driven many cars then?



Anyways, good luck with the LET project, I will be watching with wanting eyes!
not much im allowed to drive at 22 tbh so yes so far the best handling car ive driven well hatch really they carry speed so well its untrue, i had an impreza round an island because he couldnt hold speed through it, his whole car started sliding kerbwards as i shot past.
 

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if youve ever driven one youll know the attraction, the deciding factor for me was entering an island at 50 and coming out of it alive and with style, needless to say its by far the best handling car ive ever driven.
Dont thing i've driven the gti, but have other models and hated them all,
Many you should take me around coombe in april?
Corsa is much better...
 

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Dont thing i've driven the gti, but have other models and hated them all,
Many you should take me around coombe in april?
Corsa is much better...
Err... Escos' handle like a bag of sh!te too, did I mention I've only driven the 1.6 bonus Escort model? Ofcourse poverty spec models don't handle well, they're not made to.
 

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Err... Escos' handle like a bag of sh!te too, did I mention I've only driven the 1.6 bonus Escort model? Ofcourse poverty spec models don't handle well, they're not made to.
Right... whats that got to do with anything?
I've not driven the gti, but i have driven modified 205s which is ment to help them handel better.
 

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Err... Escos' handle like a bag of sh!te too, did I mention I've only driven the 1.6 bonus Escort model? Ofcourse poverty spec models don't handle well, they're not made to.
lmao lmao lmao

The 205 GTI is a beautifully poised wee hot hatch, often refered to as the greatest hot hatch produced. There is a reason the Nova doesn't get a look in, they have the handling abilities of a butter fingered goalkeeper.
 

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lmao lmao lmao

The 205 GTI is a beautifully poised wee hot hatch, often refered to as the greatest hot hatch produced. There is a reason the Nova doesn't get a look in, they have the handling abilities of a butter fingered goalkeeper.
Ben is that you logged in?:confused: :rolleyes: *yawn face*
 

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pug 205 the best handling car you have ever driven....

You haven't driven many cars then?
That is utterly retarded.
 

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and thus it leads into another R5GTT thread :(
 

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and thus it leads into another R5GTT thread :(
Nope.

I often wish I had bought the 205 Dimma I viewed before I bought my first Corsa GSI! :( Even though it was 2 tone pink and purple it was a weapon and f*ck me it stuck like sh*t to a blanket.
 

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Dont thing i've driven the gti, but have other models and hated them all,
Many you should take me around coombe in april?
Corsa is much better...
corsa is so much worse round the bends, if i can afford to get my ass all the way to coombe and pay for track time etc i will do but ive a sneaky suspision that wont happen with this project happening before PV.
also the GTi has two versions the 1.6 and the 1.9, the 1.9 has a much better front suspension setup as well as being totally different to any other model in the range. the 1.6 is just like the rest though with shoddy wishbones and a pissy subframe.

P.S. mine has upper and lower strut braces so its solid :D

lmao lmao lmao

The 205 GTI is a beautifully poised wee hot hatch, often refered to as the greatest hot hatch produced. There is a reason the Nova doesn't get a look in, they have the handling abilities of a butter fingered goalkeeper.
i agree however love novas so ill keep it short n simple, the 205 has an engine mounted pretty much above and behind the wheels which helps handling, also to poise of the 205 is a very strange one, they look crap at the front but from behing they look a million mile per hour and thats what most people see anyway lmao

Sorry to disappoint but it is me.

The French know how to build a great handling car.
shame they cant make affordable parts.
 

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What as all this crap got to do with the project?
If you want all the crap removing pm me or another mod :beer:
 
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