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Old 22-09-2017, 09:43 PM   #1
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Hello!

I've been working on this car for the better part of the year now. Bought her in 2016, it had one previous owner and was in pretty good running condition.
I then wanted some more power, started thinking about going for a tuned up a-series, but felt i wanted something more reliable. So it came to be, my X16XE build.

Planned specs:

Engine:
X16XE from a 1996 Opel Tigra, 60000 km on the clock.
F17 WR gearbox
Hydraulic clutch
"power box" upper inlet
some homemade exhaust, havent decided yet

Chassis:
Hilos
Red dot rubbers
AGX dampers
Allspeed frame incl adjustable tiebars and so on
Adjustable rear mounts
Minisport 4-pots
10x6 ultralites with r-tyres
Poly bushes all round

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Old 22-09-2017, 09:47 PM   #2
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A few pics to begin with!

Car when i bought it. ONE previous owner!

Some rust at the subframe mounts. The subframe was also rusted away, so i bought a new one from minispares. OK for the money, but i am not very impressed by the quality of this item (Not original).
New subframe billet mounts from minisport, along with poly bushes.
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Old 22-09-2017, 09:49 PM   #3
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Some assembling going on

Nice to put on new, assembled brakes from minisport

New minifin drums

Trying on some rims.... Yummiiieee.

Looking good!
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Old 22-09-2017, 09:53 PM   #4
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Decided to make a removable steel front. I also made my own bulkhead box as i didnt get the drawing from allspeed to match with the box i ordered from them.


Had to replace both front floor panels because of rust, the old floors were very poorly repaired, cant have that!
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Old 23-09-2017, 07:59 AM   #5
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Subframe and front suspension mounted! Went smooth, just hade to use a roundfile on the lower mounting holes in the body.


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Old 23-09-2017, 08:04 AM   #6
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Engine in!
Very tight fit as you guys problably already know. How much clearance do you have against the upper suspension nut? And how much clearance to the oil pan on the right side of the car against the subframe?
Do you put the engine to the right side of the car to make more clearance?

Also had to modify the brake pedal because of the bulkhead box interfering physically with the pedal arm, according to pictures. I will be running std pedalbox with front/rear split cylinder and a wilwood brake proportioning valve for the rears.

Anyways, right now i am sorting the shifter linkage, i've modified the arm from the tigra to be a better fit, as well as to get a shorter "quickshift" function. It is in progress on the pictures.
I will also be putting the shifter a bit more to the back than standard position to, which also means i have to move the parkingbrake lever a bit for clearance.

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Old 07-01-2018, 08:10 PM   #7
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Looking great buddy.
I have a c16xe conversion.
What are you doing for the intake? I have a custom made setup for sale if you're interested pm me?

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