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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:37 pm 
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I needed to wash the oil and grime off this car before I took it apart
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woorked good I could get in all those little pocket underneith
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No jacks thats way to dangerous..
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:44 pm 
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You got another one? I dont remember seeing that one yet.

I did the engine bay of my sprint this spring, makes it soo much nicer to work on. Though I didnt have the fancy schmancy lift you've got, I had to use steel ramps.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:41 am 
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remember a few month ago when i said I wasn't going to get any more car..because i had to many already..??
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Yea I lied..!!
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this car has over 387,000 miles on it ...some one loved this car to death talk about getting your moneys worth
last year they put alow milage engine in it out of a 88 sprint compression is 180-175-180
and the ECM is all I'm taking the scrap man well get the rest
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:32 pm 
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jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
remember a few month ago when i said I wasn't going to get any more car..because i had to many already..??
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Yea I lied..!!
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this car has over 387,000 miles on it ...some one loved this car to death talk about getting your moneys worth
last year they put alow milage engine in it out of a 88 sprint compression is 180-175-180
and the ECM is all I'm taking the scrap man well get the rest
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I volunteer to be the 'scrap man' for the tranny and the antenna :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:33 pm 
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Believe me you don't want the tranny it runs but sloppy check out the goober in the gasket area
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:54 pm 
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Yeah, I saw that orange crap.
Typical of a lousy rebuild.
Someone used some real icky gasket sealer, eh?
No, I still want it.
I'm thinking ring and pinion......................and thinking and thinking..............ring and pinion.......
Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:
Does it have a shift light?
If so, I'm thinking it will have a couple of these that are intact:

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Shift up switch in center of photo has the wires sheared completely off.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:13 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
Yeah, I saw that orange crap.
Typical of a lousy rebuild.
Someone used some real icky gasket sealer, eh?
No, I still want it.
I'm thinking ring and pinion......................and thinking and thinking..............ring and pinion.......
Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:
Does it have a shift light?
If so, I'm thinking it will have a couple of these that are intact:

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Shift up switch in center of photo has the wires sheared completely off.

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no sir that switch is for the back up lights....

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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:25 pm 
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Well well well...
I finally gotcha.
That is the switch which tells the gear it's in.
Either 3rd or 4th, depending on whether the button is down or up.
There are two of em.
One works to tell if it's in 1st or 2nd.
In the pictures, you can see numbers I, II, and III.
III is the back up switch.
I think number one is the high range (third and fourth gears) and number II should be the low range gears.
When they're all on/off (forget which) you should be in 5th, so no need for the 'upshift light'. :wink: :wink:

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They were pretty clever back in the old days, eh?
My high range is caput. Either I find another old one with wires attached, or fix the one I've got....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:06 pm 
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Phil:

You can easily fix that sheared wires on that switch. Just use a Dremel with a little carving point and remove material from around the two wires. Then using a soldering iron solder two new wires in. Once you finish, get some JB weld or Marinetex, mix a little and cover completely the top section of the switch and voila you have a repaired switch. Have done this many times with excellent results.

Hope this works. Thanks, luiso16 :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:35 am 
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luiso16 wrote:
Phil:

You can easily fix that sheared wires on that switch. Just use a Dremel with a little carving point and remove material from around the two wires. Then using a soldering iron solder two new wires in. Once you finish, get some JB weld or Marinetex, mix a little and cover completely the top section of the switch and voila you have a repaired switch. Have done this many times with excellent results.

Hope this works. Thanks, luiso16 :D

Thanks luiso16.
I had thought about fixing it just that way, but haven't done it just yet.
Will post the results when I give it a try.
Again, thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:08 pm 
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update......
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got'r done ....end of story
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:31 pm 
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Would there happen to be any extra timing covers in your neck of the woods ? Phil says he's got no extra's ?? slick


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:41 pm 
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I really need a cam gear.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:46 pm 
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jeffm wrote:
I really need a cam gear.


A stock stamped steel type from a N/A turbo..?

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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:25 pm 
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Yes, just a stock one.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:02 pm 
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Is there a timing cover you're interested in parting with ?? Mine has a 5" ratty hole on the bottom where the crank sticks through. I see others don't use a cover . I am concerned the gritty dust in my area will chew up the new seal . What do you think ?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:53 pm 
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That transmission is sitting in my garage now.
Thanks GV&S :!:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:24 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
That transmission is sitting in my garage now.
Thanks GV&S :!:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:32 pm 
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Well now, between the both of you I think that Phil should have given me the white GT for the wedding present from the both of you.
PS: GVS sure miss the "photo's" if you know what I mean :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

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1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:25 am 
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Ha!
That trans is very helpful for my Turbo Sprint.
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I get to clean it up, split the case, and pull out this:
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Then I get to do the same for the Turbo Sprint.

When I finally get it all back together, the final drive should be 3.52 or so.

That ought to get me arrested...if they can catch me!

Still would like to see an MK1 around here with a DOHC.

Can't imagine one with a turbo set up...Aussies have all the fun!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:38 am 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
Ha!
That trans is very helpful for my Turbo Sprint.

I get to clean it up, split the case, and pull out this:
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Then I get to do the same for the Turbo Sprint.

When I finally get it all back together, the final drive should be 3.52 or so.


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Hay phil
and the final drive on the late MK1 is ..?? 3.80..??
So how was the syncro's any bits in the bottom of the case..??
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swifterthanu ...
I step back sometimes because I know teamswift is not all about GV&S
but then I notice thAt Teamswift seem to go Limp.....??

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Sold for 4M$ cost 9m$ in 2000 the Snohomish was my old boat
sailed it for a yr ...
What a ride 40 knots
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For sale 92 car boats.......2K$$ or 4K for all four....... 1 of 4
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:41 pm 
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So I was knee deep in parts looking for a cam gear which I didnot have but I found this
got a big chuckle and thought were did i get it from...
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only one place I would get something like this ..Thanks phil I got a well needed laugh
Tomorow I have to put my best friend down so I will be trashed for awhile............S
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:23 am 
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God speed for the old guy! I'll say a prayer. :(

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Us swift people are a rare breed.

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

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

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

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:58 am 
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Looks like you got the clap in Palm Springs.
Better not tell the wife.
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