|Rear axle in standard form with drum brakes
||Using a 60mm holesaw the rear axle is lightened
||Rear axle now painted in black hammerite and repainted drum|
|A M8 bolt is welded into top rear suspension point for spring bracket
||PowerFlex poly bushes fitted to rear axle, center pin had to be cut
||5" 525lbs spring and holding bracket fitted to OSR
|Rear axle back in car with spring and Spax shock fitted
||Front eccentric top mount and 6" 375lbs coil over spring
||Image of the NSF Leda shock and front disc and caliper
|Front NS leda shock fitted to hub carrier, dial allows 24 dampening settings to be selected
||Leda eccentric bolt (left), plus additonal eccentric bolt (right) to get camber correct
||Both front shock absorbers fitted to the hubs with groved and cross drilled discs
|Shot of the quaife quick rack before attaching track rod
||Front eccentric top mount with alloy strut brace attached
||View of the Chris Ashley motorsport rose jointed front tie bar brackets
|Corsa strengthend lower TAS arms with inner rose jointed fittings
The cars suspension has now changed considerably from the way Vauxhall designed it.
Although the rear end hasn't changed to much, here have been quite a few modifications at the front
to make the car handle better and be more responsive.
The rear axle is still running drum brakes, no need for a disc conversion for hillclimbs or sprints. A set of Spax 28 point shocks have been added and 5" 600lbs springs to firm up the rear.
The front shocks have been replaced with Leda oil filled shocks with 24 point damping and adjustable camber. A set of 6" 375lbs coil over springs have been fitted to stiffen up the front. I've also put on a set of eccentric top mounts (TAS 3104) to give more castor and make the steering more precise.
PowerFlex 'purple' poly bushes have been installed on the rear axle and front anti-roll bar. The front lower suspension arms (TAS Motorsport) and front tie rod brackets are now using rose joints rather than bushes.
Leda 20 point damping & adj camber
Spax 28 point damping
6" 375lbs 2.5ID springs (front)
5" 600lbs 2.25ID springs (rear)
TAS rose jointed bottom arms
Chris Ashley tie-bar brackets
(with anti-dive spacers)
Custom built tie rods
Multi-point TAS eccentric top mounts
Vauxhall 20mm front anti-roll bar
Nova Race Settings
Front Castor: +5.25 deg
Front Camber: -0.5 deg
Front Toe: +0.5 mm
Rear Camber: -1.0 deg
Rear Toe: 0.0 mm