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    Corsa C20let Build Thread

    Hi, I am new to Thecorsa.co.uk so Hi to everyone! I own a C20let Corsa which was actually built by Lee (Administrator) on here a few years back. His build thread is on this site! I thought it would be nice to show Lee how his old car is doing, what I have done to it and what I am about to do to it .
    I have included 1 picture of the car for now but will be taking better pictures of the car over the next few days and posting them on this thread with a spec list of the car now and a list of modifications getting done very soon!
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    I think he will be over the moon to see this lol
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    Awesome! BTW, how did you find us?
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    When I hit boost me fuel runs out
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    He was on AC for a few years but was a quiet user.
    I've asked him to come on and update us with it.
    Really looking forward to seeing it.
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    Awesome stuff! Looks a right little sleeper now, no IC on show!
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    Lee's infamous corsa is back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Awesome stuff! Looks a right little sleeper now, no IC on show!
    It always was a sleeper Dave, the intercooler was never visible. See below, pic taken a few weeks before I sold it.


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    Oh. Well there you go lol. Thought it was :/ never mind. The fact it's still alive is a good thing anyway...
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    Above are a few more pictures of the Corsa C20let. Will take some better ones in the light as it was getting a bit dark so had to use the flash!
    I had the Corsa parked up for a while in storage but have had big plans for it to upgrade the power! But now back on the road here is a list of the work I have done so far and the work I am planning on doing!
    Work carried out so far-

    1,Replaced the entire rear Panel of the car with genuine Vauxhall panel (and had sprayed blue)
    2,Had spare wheel well welded and sprayed
    3,Small amount of welding on front underside of car to remove rust and under-sealed.
    (now car is completely rust free and all repairs have been done to a high standard)

    4,Replaced both front springs on front FK coilovers, also uprated the springs to 350lb springs, the originals were 300lb springs. This has mad a massive improvement.
    5.I had the tracking and camber set up after changing the springs as it was along way out. Now handling is sharp.
    6.Have fitted 15" speedline alloys to the car with Toyo tyres all round.
    7.Replaced cv boots on passenger side of car.
    8.Replaced any brake lines that needed replacing.
    9.Gave the rear brakes a complete overhall. Replaced every clip and part and painted drums blue to match the car.
    10.Replaced all the exhaust rubbers.
    11.Changed the oil and filter using Valvoline 10/40 oil, the engine runs smooth and is very quiet.
    12.Replaced the induction air filter for a new one.
    13.Replaced the battery for a slightly larger heavy duty one.
    14.Replaced the ht leads for Magnecore leads. ( had a little bit of trouble with arching as the dizzy runs so close to the metal intercooler pipe so insulated the intercooler pipe with a large water pipe and now the problem is sorted.
    15.Got a fresh 12 months mot
    16.Changed number plates.
    17.Fitted rear strut brace.

    I cant remember if I have forgot anything but if I have I will edit and add later.All the work I have carried out above has been to get the car running well again and it sure is now, but I still have alot to do to the car. Below now is a list of the things I am doing very very soon to upgrade performance and pictures of some of the parts I have bought so far.

    I am planning to first upgrade to over 300bhp as the car is not fast enough and I love BOOST!

    1,Fit timing belt kit (part bought)
    2,Fit water pump (part bought)
    Also change water and anti freeze
    3,Change brake fluid (part bought)
    4,Fit C20xe inlet cam (part bought)
    5,Fit vernier pulley on inlet cam and retard timing back 1/2 tooth, .7 degrees (part bought)
    6,Fit ARP conrod bolts 109-6001 to standard conrods at torque setting of 32lbs torque (Part bought)
    Update FCP steel Conrods and ARP2000 3/8" bolts (parts bought)
    (I am considering fitting steel conrods as not sure if standard conrods are up to the job, need to buy some though, any advice on this is appreciated)
    7,Fit new alternator belt and power steering belt (parts bought)
    8,Uprate the turbo actuator (part bought)
    9,Fit adjustable fuel pressure regulator and set pressure at 4.5 bar (part bought)
    I also have a fuel rail adaptor for the pressure regulator (part bought)
    10,Fit Saab red injectors (part bought)
    11,Fit enlarged top hat 3" (part bought)
    (I have a machined out tophat but am going to source a 3" one as will be much better.
    12.Fit ECU which contains EDS 3.5 chips (part bought)
    (This should hopefully set the boost to approx 20psi over boost and 18psi held)
    Also have a spare standard turbo incase the boost finishes the old one off!
    13.Change spark plugs for NGK PFR7B and gap at .7 (part Bought)
    14.Fit uprated AFM Boost pipe (part bought)
    15.Fit uprated fuel pump 255 lph (part bought)
    16.Fit ducting to air filter (part bought)
    17.Fit Wideband air/fuel gauge and sensor (part needed)
    (This is to check the car is fueling correctly, was a bit worried about the car running lean!
    18.Fit a front strut brace (part bought)
    19.Fit new header tank water bottle (part needed)
    20.Fit flat wiper blades (part needed)
    21.Fit passenger side side skirt on strongly as it blows off after speeds of 120mph
    22.Fit new fuel filter (part bought)
    23.Replace V6 brakes for V6 drilled and grooved discs and green stuff pads (Part bought)
    24.Mondeo master cylinder mod? (part needed)
    25.Rear strut brace (part bought and fitted)
    26.ACL Race big end/Rod bearings (part bought)
    27.Fit bucket seats and harnesses and strip some interior (part bought)
    28.Cool running thermostat 82 degrees (part bought)
    29.Z20LET oil pump and modified pick up pipe (part bought)

    Again I cant remember if I have missed anything off but if I have I will update when I remember!

    Any advice anybody has is much appreciated and if any body has any parts they think I might be interested in please let me know as this is a ongoing project and I am on a steep learning curve!
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    Here are some of the parts I have bought so far!
    Corsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_20130801_222257.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_c20xe_cam.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_actuator.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_arp_con_rod_bolts.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_ecu_35.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_fuel_pressure_regulator.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_fuel_pump.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_fuel_rail_adaptor.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_machined_top_hat.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_saab_red_spark_plugs.jpgCorsa C20let Build Thread-rsz_spark_plugs.jpg

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    This was the rear panel I had fitted and sprayed to the corsa (genuine Vauxhall panel) managed to source it for 70 delivered so was very happy with the price. The box it got delivered in was so big I could stand up inside it and close it too and I am 6ft1 high, that made me laugh I thought about posting myself somewhere exotic! The sender wasnt taking any chances!
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    Them first points you posted, I actually remember them being on my list of things to do. Glad you got them sorted. The engine milage was the same as the milage on the clocks which was around 70000 when I sold it iirc. It came out of a calibra with FSH and which was well looked after prior to the guy sticking it in a hedge.
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    Loved this when Lee had it and I'm impressed with what you've done so far and your plans! Looks like it's in good hands! Hopefully see it at some shows
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    Always loved this car, read Lee's diary a few times - good to see it back so we can see more progress
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    Here are a few more parts that I bought which will all be getting fitted soon. Just a few more parts to get off the list then BOOST time, cant wait!
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    Has anybody else on here had experience of running EDS 3.5 or Evo 5 software on their C20let? What did you think to it?? Any advice appreciated!

    Also if anybody on here has a 3" or similar tophat and also a Uprated AFM boost pipe either silicone or metal for sale, please let me know as I am still in need of these parts for the build. Thanks!
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    I have these original wheels for sale from the C20let Corsa, I have not advertised them else where yet. If any one on here may be interested please let me know and you can have first offers!
    They are IRMSCHER 15" 7JX15H2. There are 5 alloys in o.k condition, 1 has the centre cap missing but they sell them on ebay or could be used as spare! 3 have tyres 195/50R/15 think they legal but are getting low on tread, so tyres come free with the alloys. 1 tyre is Pirelli and 2 are Sunny. I would just fit all new tyres personally, nice alloys, open to fair offers! Or may swap for parts that could help my build. They fit over V6 brakes too unlike some 15" alloys! Any questions please message me and I will answer!
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    Get them wheels in the for sale section, you may get a bit more interest. Also, Pm Vegas, he's currently running/just built a high spec LET.
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    Got some hardly used 2nd hand drilled and grooved V6 disks and some green stuff pads to replace with the standard V6 brakes already on the car. Will put these with my other parts to be fitted soon!

    Ive been thinking about putting a Mondeo master cylinder onto my Corsa as I have read that this can give the brake pedal a better feel with less brake travel. Has anybody tried this mod on here??
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