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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:49 pm 
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Hi gang!

I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a 52yo former Brit, living in NZ. My son bought a 1986 Swift 3-door for $150 - good condition, apart from a blown head gasket. He's doing the car up for his 17yo sister, for her first car. When he reassembled the engine, it fired first time, and runs as smooth as a sewing-machine. :-) I gather it's a 1,324cc engine.

He's just short of one replacement part, before taking the car for its safety inspection, so that it can be registered.

I'll be teaching my daughter how cars work, and how to maintain cars, with her new-to-her machine. I've got Chilton manual 28700, which I think is the right one. She'll be the one wielding the spanners on it, whilst I advise. I expect we'll be sharing news and asking for advice here. :-)

I need some help locating the one replacement part we need. Which is the correct forum list here to ask about it on?

Regards,

Adrian
Wellington
New Zealand


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:13 pm 
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Welcome Adrian :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:50 pm 
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welcome to the board
It will be hard for you to pull parts off this board
but gladly offer advice needed or otherwize
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posting pictures of your suzuki is always a crowd pleaser and help us with you specific question
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were you at might want to go here for your parts closer
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http://www.redlinegti.com

http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:38 pm 
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Thanks for the greetings, guys. :-)

I'll post pictures as soon as I can. The car is in Christchurch (NZ's south island) and I'm in Wellington (NZ's north island) so it's 200 miles and a ferry ride away. My son will be able to take pictures for me. When the car is ready, I'll fly down, and drive it home.

Adrian


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:45 pm 
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Welcome aboard! Certainly the age fits with the rest of us Oldies.

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You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

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An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:19 pm 
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There was a Swift this age in PickaPart in Christchurch. I'll see if its still there.
What is the part you are after?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:08 am 
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Thanks! It's the indicator/main-beam combination switch.


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