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 Post subject: For the BC boys!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:33 pm 
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Just for those of us out west<br><br>the Vancouver Sun has done an article on Rallying in BC. Just so happens to be a picture of my Swift! <br><br>Fridays edition (nov 22,2002 section D pg D3) <br><br>actually a pretty good picture of the car, not too bad of myself either! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>The article is posted on the net, but the picture sucks. just click on my website and clik the link!<br> <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: For the BC boys!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2002 8:54 pm 
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whats the name of the paper .. I'm sure they have a website and we could all check it out !! <br> <p>chadiator@hotmail.com</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: For the BC boys!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2002 9:07 pm 
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good on ya...i saw the paper on friday!! <p><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www3.telus.net/tc2468/">Tom's webpage</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/small2.gif"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: For the BC boys!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:08 am 
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how has the Swift been performing for you? Any notable finishes? Should Colin MacRae be checking his rear view mirror? <p><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.jufa.ca/20010501/page_01.htm" target="top">My Suzuki 1.3 GT</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: For the BC boys!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:27 am 
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colin mcrae would need to climb outta the latest ditch first .. even grist couldn't take it anymore, of course made for some sweet commentary on the australian wrc ... <br>i wonder if it's possible to get 580foot/lbs of tourque out of a swift like they do those peugot 206's<br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: sweet
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:56 am 
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hey fred looks great...<br><br>pretty cool, promoting rallying is what its all about... when i have the cash and a co-driver with boobs. i will be out there...<br><br><br>heres the link<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://autos.canada.com/vancouver/story.aspx?id=E25FD8A2-F5EC-412A-86FA-F4E40001738C">autos.canada.com/vancouve...E40001738C</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: For the BC boys!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:04 am 
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It was the Vancouver Sun newspaper. the link is on my website. <br><br>Actually, ,one of the guys i have rallied with in the past was entered in netwerk Q rally, i think he finished around 33rd overall. i think 3rd in group N (using a subie mind you!) i think he was the only canadian entered. (also from Vancouver!)<br><br>I did see a Suzuki Ignis in the retirements (slid off road)<br>I am assuming that this is a finland model???<br><br>No kidding, only 300 hp but GOBS of torque! the Peugeots are actually the only rally car running a 5 SP geaqrbox bcasue of it! (all else use 6 spds)<br><br>I don't think Colin has anyting to worryabout from me! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> maybee after i invested another 50g's i might be able to pull up to the start! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><br> <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: sweet
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:05 am 
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nice article .. first time i've seen anything in the vancouver sun that wasn't calling for the blood of motorsport enthusiasts. dunno what it's like in other cities, but vancouver/richmond has a serious shortage of local race tracks & a huge abundance of street racer wannabes ....<br>very cool to see a nice article like that =) congrats on the win btw .. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: sweet
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:56 pm 
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thanks for the congrats, hopefully once i get half the stuff i broke doing it fixed, i should be good to go again <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> and yes the motorsports out here in general are not good. there is autocross, but that's about it. mission is cool, but i have never run in the cirscuit track, but that's it otherwise. however there is a new motorsaport complex about to begin construction up in Merritt (active mountain raceways) that looks to have some promise!<br><br><br> <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: sweet
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2002 5:18 pm 
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ah more respect for the Westcoast cars <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>1989 Suzuki swift GTi<br>1970 AMX 360,auto,A/C<br></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: breakage ?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2002 11:23 pm 
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hey what sort of things did you break ? wasn't it a tsd rally ? i've still got the suzuki dealer calling up old customers trying to find me a nice gti =)<br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: breakage ?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:10 pm 
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well, so far, what's on tap at the moment is the following (no it wasn;t a TSD, it was a full blown performance event ( i have a 6 point roll cage in my swift) <br><br>- front crossmember/lower rad support (bent for the 3rd time,<br> has about the same strength as swiss cheese (rebuilding <br> with stonger/heavier material front of skidplate also<br> attaches to it) <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: breakage ?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:21 pm 
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well, so far, what's on tap at the moment is the following (no it wasn;t a TSD, it was a full blown performance event ( i have a 6 point roll cage in my swift) <br><br>- front crossmember/lower rad support (bent for the 3rd time,<br> has about the same strength as swiss cheese (rebuilding <br> with stonger/heavier material front of skidplate also<br> attaches to it) jacking the car up on it now open my hood about 2" because of the flex in it.<br>- new suspension all around (blew out 2 struts on last rally, not bad, got a full seson out of OE suspension!) Trying to locate a good durable strut as i hate having to fix stuff in service ( i like to watch everyone else scramble!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> )<br>- larger alternator charge line (i have a larger alt. in my car and the charge line has evidenve of overheating, so before it shorts......)maybe those rally lights i have may have something to do with it. (i have tested them @ 23 amp draw when on (no headlights!) <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>- new set of 13" rims (14 rally rubber is about twice the cost and the set of rims i have presntly are too heavy for summer racing)<br>- new clutch (worn to the point i don;t trust it anymore)<br>- new trans (note #3 tranny going in) this one is just leaking and once in a while grinds in fifth gear AFTER shifting (shift tower/fork problem) again = don;t trust the tranny till i hav eit taken apart and inspected.<br>- rear brakes (worn out) <br>- front brakes (if funds permit) would like to try the greenstuff pads. at least something better than the stuff thats already in there! <br><br>as for trying to find a good shell out here, mine barely ran, ,had some minor paint damage but the body had little/no rust on it and i went from there. took about $300 in tune up stuff on it and a few bad graounds here and there and it ran like a clock (even with 155 PSI compression!)<br><br>mid you, the new motor is VERY nice! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :evil --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/devil.gif ALT=":evil"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>F.<br> <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Sorry about that!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:23 pm 
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Sorry about the double posting, stuipid wrist braces keep hitting some keys as i am typing! <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry about that!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2002 7:01 pm 
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hey thanks for the breakdown, er, no pun intented. your six point cage looks prety good, i like the tie-ins to the windshield frame. did it help stiffen up the car at all ? well .. look forward to seeing you in the newspaper again, or better yet, at the next event. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry about that!
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hey don't know if they are too soft, but Tony (aaargh can't remember his last name) who races scca from Abbotsford bought a whole pallet of soft compound tires from the states and is selling some ................cheap. Like 30 bucks a tire. <p>1989 Suzuki swift GTi<br>1970 AMX 360,auto,A/C<br></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry about that!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 12:24 am 
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Yes the tie-ins stiffend up the chassis quite a bit, ,but i haven't raced it since i have put them in. just the cage made quite a difference, but after the tie ins (wow!) <br><br>amx - are they soft compund race tires or soft compond GRAVEL tires? (big difference!) and do they have armored sidewalls? that is the question! actaully i ahve some slightly used tires for the car that a friend is selling, but i need to locate the 13" rims to mount them!<br><br><br><br> <p>www.geocites.com/rallysuzuki</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry about that!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 12:47 am 
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I don't know, give Fred a call at Key Imports he knows what they are. I believe they are for pavement. <p>1989 Suzuki swift GTi<br>1970 AMX 360,auto,A/C<br></p><i></i>


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