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General Discussion / Re: Chevette 4link setup and rx8 box
« Last post by robg88 on Yesterday at 15:57:24 »
I used the original 4HA c.w.p, just used the Dana 44 Auburn l.s.d. All I had to do was drill the crown wheel mounting holes slightly larger on the l.s.d, as the mounting bolts are a slightly larger diameter on the 4HA.
From what I remember I used a 4HA pinion bearing, but used the Dana 44 diff bearings and backlash shims.
There are 2 types of Dana 44 diffs though, difference being the number of splines. So you need to make sure you get a 19 spline diff to match the 4HA shafts.
Another good thing with the Auburn l.s.d's are they have a 4 year exchange program, so you can send your diff back to them and get a new replacement for around $100.
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General Discussion / Re: Chevette 4link setup and rx8 box
« Last post by prm on Feb 22, 2018, 21:29:02 »
@robg88
I've been looking to do the same as you using the Dana parts. What driveshafts have you used? From what I've found out you also need to use the Dana pinion bearings as well with the Dana CWP sets?
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General Discussion / Re: Chevette 4link setup and rx8 box
« Last post by robg88 on Feb 21, 2018, 22:25:13 »
I have a 4HA fitted in my road rally car, 4 linked using Escort mk2 boxes with a panhard rod. Good thing about it is the availability of parts from the USA, loads of diffs and cwp ratios available for a dana 44 axle (which is basically the same as the 4HA). I have a Dana 44 Auburn LSD in mine, paid around 400 brand new including import taxes.
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General Discussion / Re: 2.0 manta engine and 5 speed gearbox
« Last post by Deckchairdave on Feb 21, 2018, 21:16:29 »
Thanks for the advice. If I were to go the mx5 route, which gearbox would I use and would the axle/ diff need changing?

Thanks Dave
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General Discussion / Re: 2.0 manta engine and 5 speed gearbox
« Last post by scotty on Feb 21, 2018, 19:49:21 »
There are a lot of bits missing on that item. Its also a bit of a heavy weight set up which may require spring  and brake changes too. It will require tunnel mods  unless your car is an automatic.  I would go for a bit more modern engine were it me doing it preferably a fuel injected one. Mx5s are good. or use a modern VX engine with a type9 box.  - Scotty
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General Discussion / Re: 2.0 manta engine and 5 speed gearbox
« Last post by Moly on Feb 21, 2018, 18:20:37 »
Have a look at Opel Kadette C on internet. You have to search Opel Kadette 2.0. and you should get some decent pictures of them with this set up.
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General Discussion / 2.0 manta engine and 5 speed gearbox
« Last post by Deckchairdave on Feb 21, 2018, 18:08:48 »
Found one on eBay. Item no 273059440798 anyone know if it fits the chevette? What mods are required?
Thanks Dave
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Welcome aboard! / Re: Hello, No Chevette.... just yet....
« Last post by Bill on Feb 09, 2018, 12:51:43 »
@Broos3  There is a Metallic brown one just been posted on here
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General Discussion / Re: Chevette for sale
« Last post by Bill on Feb 09, 2018, 12:48:55 »
Hi,

He didn't do many miles in later years but it looks like he kept the old timer maintained and going despite the inevitable ravages of time and what they do to our beloved chevettes.


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HFV206S
VAUXHALL CHEVETTE

Colour
Brown
Fuel type
Petrol
Date registered
27 April 1978
MOT valid until
19 June 2018

MOT History
Mileage recorded at test, parts failed or had minor problems


Date tested
2 June 2017
PASS
Mileage
78,921 miles
MOT test number
8880 0729 2701
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
19 June 2018
Advisory notice item(s)
both rear inner wheel arches have surface corrosion
surface corrosion on underside
 What are advisories?

Date tested
30 May 2017
FAIL
Mileage
78,917 miles
MOT test number
1032 4205 3848
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Front Lower Front suspension has excessive movement at a suspension ball joint (2.5.A.1c)
Advisory notice item(s)
both rear inner wheel arches have surface corrosion
 What are failures and advisories?

Date tested
10 June 2016
PASS
Mileage
78,679 miles
MOT test number
1141 4839 6915
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
19 June 2017
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Front Upper Front suspension ball joint dust cover damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Lower wing not fully secure
 What are advisories?

Date tested
10 June 2016
FAIL
Mileage
78,679 miles
MOT test number
5480 5233 8114
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Front Lower Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Rear Upper Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Rear Lower Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Exhaust emissions hydrocarbon content excessive (7.3.B.1b)
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content excessive (7.3.B.1a)
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Front Upper Front suspension ball joint dust cover damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Lower wing not fully secure
 What are failures and advisories?

Date tested
19 June 2015
PASS
Mileage
78,358 miles
MOT test number
3275 2007 5166
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
19 June 2016
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Upper Suspension arm ball joint dust cover damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Service brake: service brake efficiency only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.7)
Nearside Parking brake: parking brake efficiency only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.7)
slight play in rack n/s
 What are advisories?

Date tested
6 June 2014
PASS
Mileage
77,288 miles
MOT test number
2291 1765 4117
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
19 June 2015
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover deteriorated, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Rear Service brake: service brake efficiency only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.7)
Nearside Parking brake: parking brake efficiency only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.7)
various corrosion to underside componants

Date tested
4 June 2013
PASS
Mileage
76,370 miles
MOT test number
3895 4555 3119
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
19 June 2014
Date tested
20 June 2012
PASS
Mileage
75,471 miles
MOT test number
1478 5257 2162
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
19 June 2013

Date tested
14 June 2012
FAIL
Mileage
75,453 miles
MOT test number
9470 2656 2193
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3) Dangerous
Nearside Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Offside Rear Tyre has a bulge, caused by separation or partial failure of its structure (4.1.D.1b)
Nearside Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.2.C.1c)
Offside Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.2.C.1c)


Date tested
7 June 2011
PASS
Mileage
74,513 miles
MOT test number
7283 8865 1156
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
16 June 2012

Date tested
2 June 2011
FAIL
Mileage
74,506 miles
MOT test number
9057 3345 1168
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Brake cable has wires broken and is significantly weakened (3.5.1b)
Parking brake is not capable of being maintained in operation by direct mechanical action only (3.1.2)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7) Dangerous


Date tested
24 May 2010
PASS
Mileage
73,681 miles
MOT test number
1248 9434 0120
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
16 June 2011
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
o/s/r tyre cracking inner wall
tracking
slight corrosion @ rear spring tops
front n/plate

Date tested
16 June 2009
PASS
Mileage
72,739 miles
MOT test number
9227 1736 9118
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
16 June 2010

Date tested
9 June 2009
FAIL
Mileage
72,712 miles
MOT test number
9725 5006 9100
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Exhaust emissions hydrocarbon content excessive (7.3.B.1b)


Date tested
27 May 2008
PASS
Mileage
71,508 miles
MOT test number
6112 6814 8184
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
16 June 2009

Date tested
21 May 2007
PASS
Mileage
70,263 miles
MOT test number
1230 3134 7129
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
16 June 2008
Advisory notice item(s)
Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
offside door mirror reflector fading
Oil leak
offside rear tyre cracking (155x13).
most of underside of vehicle has corrosion

Date tested
21 May 2007
FAIL
Mileage
70,263 miles
MOT test number
4711 7144 7132
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Front position lamp(s) adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (1.1.A.3f)
Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of another lamp (1.2.1f)
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content excessive (7.3.B.1a)
Advisory notice item(s)
Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
offside door mirror reflector fading
Oil leak
offside rear tyre cracking (155x13).
most of underside of vehicle has corrosion

Date tested
6 June 2006
PASS
Mileage
69,108 miles
MOT test number
9418 8785 6149
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Expiry date
16 June 2007

Date tested
30 May 2006
FAIL
Mileage
69,107 miles
MOT test number
8307 3055 6148
Test location
unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Horn not working (1.6.2a)
Direction indicators not working (1.4.A.2c)
Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is severely distorted (2.4.A.3)
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content excessive (7.3.B.1a)
Advisory notice item(s)
slight play in steering rack n/s
floor corroded n/s ctr (not in prescribed area)
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General Discussion / Re: Chevette for sale
« Last post by Bill on Feb 09, 2018, 12:38:11 »
hi,

nice colour that. looks quite good with the usual rust areas. I have too many but am sure somebody will be interested.

As @mick said what price and whereabouts are you. Mick is up North, i am down South as a start , we have members all over tho.

Bill
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