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 Post subject: Intro
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:44 pm 
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Hi guys,

Just introducing myself. My best friends dad passed away and left a 1987 Turbo Sprint which I purchased.

I'll be looking on here a lot for advice and research. I'll post pictures once I tow it to my house


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:02 pm 
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You have come to the right place. Welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:40 pm 
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Thanks guys, it's nice to be back on a forum. I'm a moderator on northwestnissans.com so I'm familiar with them.


Quick question, are there any steering wheel hubs produced for our cars that fit the nardi or momo bolt pattern?


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:29 pm 
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Welcome to the forum.
Condolences to your friend.


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:24 pm 
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Can't say about Nardi or Momo, but Grant does make a hub adapter.. Not sure if it is compatible with those wheels though.

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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:36 am 
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http://m.ebay.com/itm/121197051205

Just found this, luckily the car already has a grant wheel on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:54 pm 
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So I was able to go take a peak at it today, and it was in better shape than expected. Heads currently off due to a BHG, but that's not an issue. Hoping to bring it home tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:24 am 
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Late welcome. That looks to be in great shape. What part of Washington?


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:33 pm 
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Just a little south of you, in Everett.

Exterior is great Hans a QP dent on passenger side. Interior is good, little worn from use as a daily and was smoked in. Good little project I'd say.


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:40 am 
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Cool. I never could understand why someone smokes, but Everett comes close. Hopefully you can air it out and get the stink out. What are your plans with the car?


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:51 am 
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Maybe new carpet to start, hopefully get my Nardi Classic, Bride Zeta 3 and gauges put in for the interior

After that I'd like to do a coilover setup such as Koni since there is no off the shelf stuff. Maybe some Konig Rewind wheels to set off the exterior.

As for motor I'm not too sure yet, I'll have to see what common upgrades there are for the turbo motor.


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:55 pm 
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i will be honest with you. i have seen so many of these cars "modded" to the point where they don't run anymore.

the factory engines and systems run nicely and they are really reliable.

sometimes less is more. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:47 pm 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
i will be honest with you. i have seen so many of these cars "modded" to the point where they don't run anymore.

the factory engines and systems run nicely and they are really reliable.

sometimes less is more. :wink:

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well said
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Op if i could add all the cool kids around here monkey-ing the chevy sprint use 80- civic aftermarket parts and mod them for the sprint
everything from rocker arms (VW) struts to wheel stud
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your car if in factory config still has TWO catallitic converters .. Your car no longer requires (smog test)
removing these would allow you car to breath better.. More HP

a Cone filter replacing the restrictive intake filter
Boost gage ( a must have)

shim your BOV with washers to allow the turbo to boost more ( stock boost is 7LB I would not go above 12lb boost)
a turbo wastgate valve to manually adjust wastgate for more boost(Bleed wast gate line to atmosphere) made mine for $7


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If you have a good strong turbo/engine and asked me what would get me the most bang for the buck.?
Aftermarket Cam shaft.
The 266/395 grind. is a great cam for these little turbo engine
I have used this cam and and will stand behind my statement .
Bang for the buck
there's no better mod if you looking for more power from a T3
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non of the mods I suggest would be harmful if used in moderation providing you have a strong mill as a starting point
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Or This .............
Sound advice from a senior member of this and many other Suzuki Forums
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t3 ragtop wrote:
i will be honest with you. i have seen so many of these cars "modded" to the point where they don't run anymore.

the factory engines and systems run nicely and they are really reliable.

sometimes less is more. :wink:

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Welcome to Teamswift
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and here a picture...... My gift to you.....jv&s
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:45 am 
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Excellent info! Much appreciated. I know he was running it at 13lbs already, guessing via a manual controller. Engine will be last on the list, besides getting it running and my spare engine rebuilt and prepped.

Interested in the cam, though. Is this something a company produces already? Or should I sent one to delta to be reground?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:21 am 
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Nategreat923 wrote:
Excellent info! Much appreciated. I know he was running it at 13lbs already, guessing via a manual controller. Engine will be last on the list, besides getting it running and my spare engine rebuilt and prepped.

Interested in the cam, though. Is this something a company produces already? Or should I sent one to ***** to be reground?


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Waoh christ ...SSSHHH.
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don't mention the "D****" word for cams last guy spoke of that said " company" got so bounced out of here nobody has heard or seen him since.
your new so the admin might give you a pass ( how were you to know)
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Contact this guy...Contact 3tech: g10pro@rocketmail.com
He'll hook you up....
be persistent and patient he is super busy all the time
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I have no affiliation 3tech only a customer


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:42 pm 
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Awesome, I'll pick his brain when Im ready.

Figure I'll shared the last car we built. 1987 Corolla with a Nissan CA18DET engine. What a wicked blast it was


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:10 pm 
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So today my friend called me and said he was in front of my garage, I went out and he had the car on the trailer already being delivered haha. That was a nice surprise. Time to get to work!

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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:40 pm 
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hey what ya do'n under there?
Looks like your missing some parts
does this car still have the IHI turbo on it.?
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I too have been known to dabble under the hood of a turbo sprint or two
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OP please post in the MK turbo section
although many believe that Teamswift is a dying board......
Still posting on the general section your post will get buried faster then a pitbull with a porkchop
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.....jv&s
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:00 pm 
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It does indeed have the OEM turbo, still. I can't believe how small it is lol (that's what she said).

But yeah I'll start a build thread soon, once I pick up the spare motor and parts start rolling in


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:20 pm 
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Made some head way with it today!

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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:22 pm 
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thanks for the pic's ..and the update
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is this car for sale.?


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 Post subject: Re: Intro
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:17 am 
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It is indeed. Feel free to PM me, or shoot a text to 425 274 5095 if interested


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