*Huge thread revival from 12.5 something years ago * For the latest post and start of current project, and photos of this one, and the next (yes I built another) clicky here and it's halfway down page 7. Or carry on reading below for where it all started but unfortunately as all my original photos have gone (don't suppose they are archived anywhere mods? Probably not...) so it's not really concise I'm afraid... Also cars have really moved on in the last twelve years and Corsa B's are WAY old and boring now (I know I know, you all thought they were even back then) so chances are the thread will not interest you in the slightest. Anyhow... Original below Hi there, Having not competed for a few seasons now I've now decided to build another road rally car. I have an Escort but it's too precious to thrash down the lanes anymore hence she's having a rest. I used to rally MK2 Astra's but they are hard to find now especially a 2 door. Tried a MK3 but not really the same. So, I decided on a Corsa, a 1.4 8 valve SRI to be precise. Why? Well it's reasonably quick as standard and they are easy to tune, easy to work with, are reasonably cheap and handle well when you know how. They also have a Lotus designed head that can give huge gains when done properly so I'd be looking around the 110hp mark when done, not too shabby for something that will weight no more than 900kg. Why a 1.4? I've always ran in the under 1500cc class as i know there engines well, and also because I don't need a massive finacial package to actually win something. Additionally there is endurance rallying where all cars must be under 1400cc. It's an event that will use farm tracks/yards, stately homes, old airfields, some forstry etc... All in one event. Ok onto the car, first things first, get it home! Right colour, but as you can see it has a sunroof. not for long.. First thing i do is rip most of the interior out and throw it away. Also remove as much as i can from the dash and remove all under carpet sound proofing, still a few bits to remove here. Bought this OMP steering wheel for my Astra but never got around to fitting it Next job - Carbon Fibre door panels which should arrive Tomorrow. Also got Battery cable and connectors turning up, you'll see what they're for soon. A Custom sparco rollcage is about two weeks away. I'm hoping to show you what it takes to get a bog standard car into a rally car, will update as much as i can but i do have work commitments. I'm also hoping to offer you guys some choices i could make along the way if you want. Thanks for looking.