TeamSwift
http://www.teamswift.net/

ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=39833
Page 5 of 7

Author:  MF89 [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

As a precaution, the timing belt is changed every year. 8)

Author:  ROV [ Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

I don't do it every year because in total the car does less than 200 km.

Author:  ROV [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Cosmetics...engine bay painted and the whole front of the car was spot welded .Also changed the gearbox.

Attachments:
17062012278.jpg
17062012278.jpg [ 380.64 KIB | Viewed 2675 times ]
01072012279.jpg
01072012279.jpg [ 304.35 KIB | Viewed 2675 times ]

Author:  PBC137 [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

ROV wrote:
Cosmetics...engine bay painted and the whole front of the car was spot welded .Also changed the gearbox.


When you say spot welded, what is meant by this? I have heard of seam welding for racing cars...is this the same? I would like to do this with my celica alltrac. Any pics of the welds?

Cheers!

Author:  ROV [ Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

I cleaned everything the I welded 2cm with a 2 cm gap.
From what i've heard continous welds aren't good for the car .

Author:  PBC137 [ Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

ROV wrote:
I cleaned everything the I welded 2cm with a 2 cm gap.
From what i've heard continous welds aren't good for the car .


Oh, is that because you would still want to have some degree of flex in the unibody chassis?

Author:  ROV [ Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Exactly, if you weld everything without leaving gaps you could develop cracks around the weld since it won't have any room to expand or contract or flex.

Author:  ROV [ Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Some onboard action..just the practice run.
I managed a new record time for engines under 1600cmc of 1:12.738 and finished 9th overall.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeRAyE-XPyo

Attachments:
556159_385063184899314_101082973_n.jpg
556159_385063184899314_101082973_n.jpg [ 97.82 KIB | Viewed 2550 times ]

Author:  MF89 [ Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Hey, the motor sounds really strong and good ;)

Author:  ROV [ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Thanks.
I took me 4 years of trial and error to get it that way.
Running 38 max degrees advance with a comp ratio of 111 or 12:1 running 9.3 mm cams and 222 degrees. Carbs are dellorto dhla 40 with 34 chokes . Fuel was Rompetrol alto 101 available for the public , probably 98+ COR .
I will now have to save money for an LSD, I don't know if you noticed on the vid the inside wheel that slips and slips although the slicks were warmed up and had a good grip around corners with part throttle applied.

What kind of lsd do you think i need , clutch type or modena type?
I don;t think I could run with a welded diff on that kind of track without power steering.

Author:  ROV [ Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

How much rpm can the gti distributor take?
Mine got the protective cover off ,feel in the distributor cap and broke it.
I was doing 9 or 10k on a burnout to warm up the slicks and it just died on me.

Author:  ROV [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

This year ended rather badly , I missed 3rd and shifted to 1st while doing 9000 rpm in 2nd.
Still no1 in the 1.4 class but the damage to the engine kinda put me down. This winter will be all about rebuilding the engine .

P.S : The oil and aluminum fragments came through the carburetor trumpet....odd thing.The engine block is intact and there is no obvious engine knock.

Attachments:
18112012306.jpg
18112012306.jpg [ 357.46 KIB | Viewed 2408 times ]
18112012307.jpg
18112012307.jpg [ 330.66 KIB | Viewed 2408 times ]

Author:  ROV [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Unfortunately the engine gave it's best, nothing seems salvageable , I will have to check the crank for straightness and see if i can recover the arp rod bolts.
The only things that are ok are the cams possibly the lifters and springs ,3 pistons and rods , possibly the crank ,all bearings since the wasn't knocking water pump oil pump .

I think the cause of the failure was a valve that had a flaw or something .My next engine will probably have ss valves if they aren't too heavy.

Here are the photos .
I'll Be Back. ( copyright Arnold Schwartzeneger )

Attachments:
24112012312.jpg
24112012312.jpg [ 424.22 KIB | Viewed 2382 times ]
24112012314.jpg
24112012314.jpg [ 417.41 KIB | Viewed 2382 times ]
24112012316.jpg
24112012316.jpg [ 335.16 KIB | Viewed 2382 times ]
24112012317.jpg
24112012317.jpg [ 382.08 KIB | Viewed 2382 times ]
24112012318.jpg
24112012318.jpg [ 369.26 KIB | Viewed 2382 times ]
24112012319.jpg
24112012319.jpg [ 264.99 KIB | Viewed 2382 times ]
24112012315.jpg
24112012315.jpg [ 342.61 KIB | Viewed 2382 times ]

Author:  Dattman [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

:shock: well that sucks...

Author:  ROV [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Yep..that sucks.
What are your thought in terms of ss valves.
Do you think i should be running them?Can I run them with stock springs and lifters?
Could this have happed only because i over revved it?
Did you or have you heard any other guy running a g13b about breaking valves when hitting close to 9000 rpm ?

Author:  Dattman [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Do you have a rev limiter? cutting the spark on over rev would help somewhat.
I'm probably not the most qualified person to ask but I would say the over rev is what killed it, there other guys running well past 9000rpm but I think you need solid lifters at that rpm.

Author:  t3 ragtop [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

ding dong! that looks like the piston crown reached critical mass and the whole cylinder went up in a nuclear explosion.

gets my vote for the "carnage of the year" award. :twisted:

Author:  FlyingGrape [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

t3 ragtop wrote:
gets my vote for the "carnage of the year" award. :twisted:


+1. It's a late entry but looks like our winner this year. Sorry for your loss :cry: . Hope next year you are ready with bigger and better from what you learnt in this years racing. Good luck!

Author:  ROV [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Yes , valuable lesson learned .
No, i don't have a limiter , just a shiftlight.
So, are SS valves a must for high rpm or was this just an accident?
Enjoy the vids


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeNpqaMU6no&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAp6RoLOP8Q

Author:  elbola [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Talking about rpm's.... check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... cPOn4&NR=1

Author:  ROV [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

I got a consent form my wife...what would the holiday spirit be without car parts...

Attachments:
File comment: I found this little thing stuck between the chocke and butterfly
02122012322.jpg
02122012322.jpg [ 228.15 KIB | Viewed 2270 times ]
File comment: proper dhla rebuild after 2 years
DSCN3298.JPG
DSCN3298.JPG [ 298.97 KIB | Viewed 2267 times ]

Author:  ROV [ Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Carbs are all cleaned and rebuilt. Ready for the next year of racing.

Attachments:
18914_485863741436043_841849843_n.jpg
18914_485863741436043_841849843_n.jpg [ 82.72 KIB | Viewed 2244 times ]

Author:  ROV [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Just got new goodies for my car.
steel flywheel 3.5 kg
4 puck disc 0.7kg
exedy pressure plate 3kg

Do you think that there will be problems with the gearbox, using the 4puck disc?

Author:  t3 ragtop [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

i hope not. i just bought a stage 3 clutch kit with a 4 puck friction disc. it has copper ceramic pucks.

Author:  Dattman [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ROV's MK1 Suzuki Swift Gti hillclimb car

Just make sure you carry some spare driveshafts in your tool box when using that 4 puck clutch :wink:

Page 5 of 7 All times are UTC - 5 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/