Hello all, it’s been many a year since I’ve posted a project thread but might as well start one to look back and see how much money I throw away lol. Not to long ago I got rid of my 6n2, bought a 9N that lasted a day then got this Arosa. I got the car for a mere £220 with only 59k! Granted the interior is awful and the body work albeit the most solid shell I’ve probably ever owned just in need of some polish and TLC. In fairness to this car it has one of the cleanest MOT histories I’ve ever seen and it was first registered 01/01/01 so I had to take it. Up to now this is what I’ve done:
Stainless steel manifold
9n 1.2 downpipe slightly modded into a decat
9n 1.2 throttle body because it has no charcoal canister pipe intake
Removed charcoal canister
Bosch Super 4s (for Corsa C but exactly the same length etc)
Clear side indicators from 9n
De badged boot
Black pit bike foam air filter
14” 6J TSW Evo’s ET20
Blue D shape steering wheel
Removed front ARB
I recently bought a 6n flocked dash in the hope of turning my hideous grey interior into a black one but found out after chopping up the Arosa dash, it sits higher than standard and is to short on the back. But sh*t happens right? Also got a lower strut brace to be fitted and 6n2 handbrake.
As I lost a few 100 on the 9N it was only right to use some of its parts, was surprised the TB was bang on same fitment and plug. The clear indicators just looked better imo, I ended up cutting my original downpipe just where it joins the flexi and cut the 9N downpipe at the flexi and welded it together, still need to cut and extend it a few inches before it bends up as it’s too close to the subframe but will sort that later on. Couldn’t believe I got £90 for the cat so car only stands me at £130! The alloys are from my 6n2, got them at a steal price too, the first time I let my so called friend drive he scuffed one! Lasted nearly 30 years without a mark until then but they would benefit from a refurb. Been offered a Sparco FIA cage for cheap too but can’t warrant it with such little power aha.
Replace broken "Relay" bracket
Better seats/ full strip out (Drivers seat digs into my back 😡)
Nicer/smaller steering wheel
Replace O/S indicator (lens fell off)
T15 turbo?? On 5-6psi
Gonna wrap it at some point.
Got this used for £27.50 posted =]
Crazy how restrictive the standard manifold is..
Admitted the air filter will get a bit of heat soak but the standard airbox has the same inlet diameter of a Mc'Ds straw..
I was excited when I got this as I thought it would be a straight fit 😒
Should of been a 220 mile trip, but due to road works it took a bit longer, was the same person I got lower strut brace and 6n2 handbrake from.
Please excuse this ugly interior
As i ruined the original dashboard and put it on a bonfire last night it just gives me the excuse to strip it. But when i strip a car I do it properly 😂
I'm not one of these who take the back seats out, whack a sub and false floor in and claim its stripped, i take ALL sound deadening, excess wiring and anything that doesn't need to be there.
Clean 9N 1.2 12v TB
Don't quite think 20s will fit haha
Still need to fit this, was cheap but it seems too light to really add much rigidity?
After - Just looks cleaner IMO
Had to take this carpet out, change kept appearing, it was covered in oil, drinks etc
It gets better underneath 😲
This also made its way onto last nights bonfire!
When i initially seen this i thought it was grease fat!
Later was told they used to do this before the galvanised them??
Either way its better than my 6n2 floor was!
Also started taking up the sound deadening.
This is the cars current main problem
Been driving around stuck in second gear 🤣 done it for a few days.
Ordered a replacement new cast for £17 off ebay, I can't believe the complete relay is £180+