As a new Astra owner (this is my first Vauxhall since a C14NZ Corsa A in 2003) I want to say hi to everone in the forum. I have just purchased a 1.4 merit with C14NZ single point injection + distributer to enter in a 'banger' competition my friends are running.
By 'banger competition' we mean buying some really cheap cars (total limit = £200) and doing some trackdays and autotests, not driving into each other.
In order to compete with the current leader (88 Golf GTi) I think, in fact I know I'm going to need a new engine.
What would be the easiest larger engine to swap into my Astra? Reading the books I'm guessing a C18NZ because I think they were fitted to Astras. I also have an option on a C18NZ from a Cavalier but it dosn't come with any harnesses or ECU.
Will a C18NZ fit my harnesses, engine mounts and gearbox? What do I need to look out for, I have seen both Bosch and Multec(?) ECS's on the internet for Cavaliers and I want to make sure I buy a compatable engine for my car.
If anyone has anything for sale which will fit then drop me a message. As my car was £50 I have £150 to spend on engine, brakes, suspension and wheels, I'm sure with determination that's enough to compete!