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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:55 pm 
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so ive been looking for information for a while, and can not find anyone who has done a swift g13b swap in USA.

mostly, im concerned with transmission mounting points and axle part numbers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:00 pm 
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This guy is doing one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:05 pm 
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http://teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=17906&p=413492&hilit=cold+rolled#p413492 If your car is a manual, you can use the same mounting points. You need a plate of cold rolled steel for the front transmission mount that T3ragtop explains in that link.
If you are keeping the metro hubs, you can use the axles from the 1.3L SOHC metro.
There's a few build threads under the Geo to GTi and other engine swaps section.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:19 pm 
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hmm, both those are from mark 2 gti swap.

i take it from the part numbers that mark 1 and mark 2 cv axles are not interchangable?

what about mark 2 gti and mark 1 gti axles, interchangable?

we never got gti mark 1 in usa, so no part numbers at parts stores...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:46 pm 
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the g13b engine swap to a mk1 will be much more convoluted.

you will need to import axles, a special cross member, and some other mk1 parts from austrailia, new zealand, or asia to make this happen. there will be plenty of little stuff, hoses, a 4 cylinder tach cluster, engine wiring harness, ecu, high volume fuel pump, etc. to chase down.

the designation for the twincam engine that came in the mk1 is g13k. i'm not trying to deter you from doing the swap but you should know what you're in for. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:24 pm 
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here, i'll get you started on your parts search. :wink:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-Swift-GT ... _494wt_679

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mk1-Suzuki-swif ... _178wt_917

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:26 am 
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*sigh* this is what i was afraid of. getting axles.
fueling is not an issue. nor anything else. just the axles.
tho i wonder about cutting axles and shortening then rewelding...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:07 pm 
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nemoskull wrote:
tho i wonder about cutting axles and shortening then rewelding...



Please don't. Axles are heat treated and you don't know what particular material they are made out of which makes annealing, welding with the correct preheat/post heat and filler material a guesstimate. Then after all that you would have to get it heat treated again, provided the axle stayed straight enough during welding to not vibrate the life out of your bearings......

Best bet is to buy axles or pay a shop to make new shafts.

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