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Vauxhall Nova Merit
Year Introduced 1988
Kerb Weight 750kg
Engine Type Straight 4
Valves 16 valve
Cylinders 4 cylinder
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Displacement 1998 cc
Drive FWD
Transmission 5 speed Manual
Engine Location Front Mounted
BHP 197 @ 7620rpm
Torque (lbs/ft) 154 @ 5660rpm
Wheel Power 175
BHP/Ton 267
0-60mph 4.9s
0-100mph 11.8s
60-100mph 6.9s
1/4 Mile 12.8s
Terminal Speed 112mph
Top Speed (mph) 134
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Modifications
Engine:
-20XE, Late 2.0 16v DOHC engine
-Jenvey 45mm tapered throttlebodies with MBE967-ED management
-Kent AST1612 Inlet & Exhaust Cams
... Inlet 260 duration / 10.08mm lift
... Exhaust 260 duration / 10.08mm lift
-Underslung throttle linkage
-90mm polished trumpets
-Lightened, skimmed & balanced flywheel (5.1kgs)
-XE Cream Injectors
-SBD Coilpack & holder
-NGK Super-4 plugs
-Adjustable FSE Fuel Pressure Regulator (set at 4.5 bar / 62psi)
-Motorsport inline fuel pressure gauge
-ITG Mushroom filter
-Cutom airbox for throttlebodies (track use only)
-TAS competition solid engine mounts
-Breather mod carried out
-Spal 11inch Pacet sucker fan
-SM alloy swirl pot with Facet redtop fuel pre-pump
-Braided fuel lines inside the car
-Mocal 9-row oil cooler
-Mocal stat-less sandwich plate
-Sierra Cosworth Fuel Pump

Manfiold & Exhaust:
-Ashley Group-A Race Competition 4-2-1 overbore manifold
-Manifold Spec
... 1.75" primaries
... 2.00" secondaries
... 2.25" exit
-Ashley custom 2.25inch bore pipework mandrel bent 3 box exhaust system
-2.25inch straight cut tailpipe

Chassis:
-1988 Vauxhall Nova Merit 1.2, 3door, hatchback with 31k miles
-Stitch welded engine bay, boxed out alternator modification
-14x HH chassis strengthening plates welded in throughout the complete shell

Transmission:
-Quaife F20 Straight Cut gearbox (F20SCCR)
Final Drive Ratio 3.764
... 1st Gear 2.54 ~ 55mph
... 2nd Gear 1.76 ~ 79mph
... 3rd Gear 1.42 ~ 99mph
... 4th Gear 1.19 ~ 117mph
... 5th Gear 1.040 ~ 134mph
-ZF Plate Limited Slip Differential
-Comma AQ3 fluid

Suspension:
-Spax RSX432 race coilovers (TuV)
-Spax 313lb front springs
-Height Adjustable custom 4? 450lb rear springs
-Eccentric topmounts
-Lowered tiebar mounts with rosejointed adjustable tiebars
-Rosejointed custom TCAs
-PolySport polybushes on rear beam
-GTE 22mm rear antiroll bar
-Sparco Upper Alloy strut brace

Brakes:
-Front: 280mm x 24mm vented disks at front, Wilwood Dynalite II 4-pot calipers finished in silver, Ferodo DS2500 brake pads with Black Diamond braided brake hoses
-Rear: Standard drums painted gloss black with Goodridge braided brake hoses
-Nova GTE brake servo. ATE Super Blue racing brake fluid

Bodywork:
-Standard bodywork, MK1 bumpers
-Badges & rub strips removed
-Bumper irons removed for weight saving
-Bonnet pins holding bumpers on
-Standard side repeaters
-2mm clear polycarbonate windows allround with sliders at front
-Fibreglass bonnet with bonnet pins
-Fibreglass tailgate with bonnet pins

Interior:
-Stripped out
-Safety Devices 6 point rollcage (FIA)
-Corbeau Revolution Bucket Seats (FIA)
-Red 3" 6point Sparco Pro 2000 lightweight harnesses (FIA)
-Nova SR 6-dial clocks
-SPA Speedometer
-Sparco suede deep dish 3 spoke steering wheel with snap off boss
-MOMO helmet net
-FIA cut-off switch
-2litre FIA Fire extinguisher
-Calibra internal gearshifter

Wheels & Tyres:
-DRY/ DAMP: 6J, ET49, 15" Cavalier Cesaro alloys in black with 195/50/15 Toyo R888s
-DAMP/ WET: 6J, ET49, 15? Cavalier Cesaro alloys in black with 195/45/15 Uniroyal Rainsports
-Bolt to stud conversion
-5mm Wheel spacers at front
-3mm Wheel spacers at rear

In Car Entertainment:
-The drive.

Statistics & Performance:
- Unladened Weight- 750 kgs
- Power at flywheel- 197.7 bhp @ 7620rpm
- Power at wheels- 175.5bhp @ 7620rpm
- Torque- 154.1 lb/ft @ 5660 rpm

Track Performance (fastest laps)
- Donington Park (National): 1:24.4s
- Castle Combe (very wet): 1:31.7s
- Curborough Sprint Course (Short): 35.92s @ 94mph
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Videos
Nova on Handling Circuit at TOTB 2008
Nova on Handling Circuit at TOTB 2008
Comment on trackdaynova's Vauxhall Nova Merit...

That really does look like too much fun

Leighton - 21/08/08

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