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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 9:22 pm 
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ok I am working and a motor and a transmissiom swap.I going to use a swift motor and samurai trans in a mg midget.But have learned that a samurai transmission and transfer case can be spilt but the transmission has no speedometer gear.
So now how to get the speedometer?any ideas guys


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:33 am 
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I don't know much about Samurai transmissions, but I do know that there was a 2WD version. I'm sure they had speedometers.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:55 pm 
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2wd samurai's had a dummy transfercase, the transmission was the same.

You could look into drilling the spindle for a cable, like an air cooled volkswagen would run?

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:33 pm 
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Sort of a small world. I'm putting a G10 engine and sammy transmission in a Miata MX5.
I spent the last 6 months collecting all the parts. Tonight I brought the Miata home.

Anyway with your speedometer issue... I have sort of a hillbilly fix that will work.

Get a digital bicycle speedometer, put the magnet on the driveshaft and calibrate the speedometer accordingly. All bicycle spedo's allow the user to input special calibration factors.

As I recall the Midget transmission tunnel is boxed in so you may have to put the magnet on the front rim.

Anyway it works! I used this setup on my dune buggy (magnet on front brake drum).

Good luck with your MgUki...


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:06 am 
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talk to geopat, he's got a sammy

also check out
zookpower.ca its more of a suzuki samurai based forum

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:13 am 
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I'm putting a '89 G10 in a midget.
I got a '91 2wd tracker 5-speed. It had a speedo cable in the trans.
My problem is the bellhousing doesn't match up with the G10 motor.
The lower studs don't match (upper bolts do).
Jack


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:01 am 
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k_n_browning wrote:
ok I am working and a motor and a transmissiom swap.I going to use a swift motor and samurai trans in a mg midget.But have learned that a samurai transmission and transfer case can be spilt but the transmission has no speedometer gear.
So now how to get the speedometer?any ideas guys

I just bought a cheap GPS and stuck it on the dash. Shows realtime speed.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:05 pm 
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nimblemotorsports wrote:
I'm putting a '89 G10 in a midget.
I got a '91 2wd tracker 5-speed. It had a speedo cable in the trans.
My problem is the bellhousing doesn't match up with the G10 motor.
The lower studs don't match (upper bolts do).
Jack


Yeah, the 1.0/1.3 bellhousing pattern is different from the 1.6 bellhousing that your 91 2wd tracker trans would bolt up to.

Your options are:

1) find a RARE 89 1.3 track / kick 2wd trans, only year that I'm aware of that that trans would bolt to a 1.3
2) build an adapter plate
3) weld up the lower holes/ add metal and redrill

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