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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:06 am 

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Hello all,

First lemmie start out by saying that I did a search for this, but found nothing, so if I missed something obvious, I'm sorry.

Anywho, t'was just wondering how difficult it'd be to put the intake mani. from a metro into a Samurai 1.3. Reason I'm wonderin' is because I'm looking to make my little 1.3 fuel injected, and this seems like an easier route to go than doing the enitre 1.6 tracker swap.

I know that the thermostat housing is in a different location on the metro, so that'd be a problem, but besides that I'm not sure if I see any major hurdles to doing this - that is, as long as everything bolts togther nicely.

So, anyone ever do this? How hard was it, and what things do I have to look into to get this to work? Would it just be easier to put the entire head from the metro on the samurai?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:05 pm 
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The metro intake will fit but you would be better off using the intake from a 8valve suzuki sidekick it will bolt up to the stock samurai head and has the thermostat in the right place.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:31 pm 

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The main hurdle that would likely sideline the whole head swap would be the distributor. All sidekick/Sammy's have a housing and gear to point dizzy up compared to straight out. That alone would make the head swap a major pain. Now if the 8v intake bolted up, you could likely make things happen fairly smoothly. Get the metro throttle throttle body on, and hopefully the samurai distributor will provide a signal that the ecu is happy with and you could be in business. For this reason( distributor again), I'd look for an efi setup off of an 89-91 1.3sohc swift because it will have a vacuum advance distributor, very similar to the old style one in the samurai now. I think most all Suzuki models after 92+ had computer controlled spark advance, so would require a different distributor(maybe 92+ 1.6 8v would work, but I'm not sure).
Anyways, some things to consider, since I have an 88 samurai with a broken feedback carb, I'd be interested in an update if you take the plunge on the project!

1995 Swift w/16V 4.39s, 3tech cam, Esteem t-body, Header, needs more.
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