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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:45 pm 
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Nice gasket set... :)

Who rebuilt the turbo? And is the exhaust scroll painted or hi temp coated? :shock:


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All high-temp here. Nice facility out in City of Orange, Turbo City

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:57 pm 
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:ez_sick: GTR wheels didn't work out, decided to go with the gold mesh --

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:33 pm 
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First post!

I am buying a Turbo Sprint on Wednesday, and those cross spokes are exactly what I'm after. 13 inches look the best, for sure, and I won't lose any acceleration with a 55 profile tire (if the original was 165/70/12, which I seem to remember).

Where did they come from? And good luck with your racer!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:05 pm 
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Where did they come from? And good luck with your racer!

Thanks, these gold mesh are 13x5.5 Enkei, they came from another teamswift member (nosswiftgt) shipped from Canada. Would be very difficult to find as they are NLA :ez_smokin:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:45 pm 
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Wow. That car needs to go down about 2"...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Yeh, still on well worn stock suspension, ride is very soft. But, have a new set of springs and dampers ready to install

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What did it run for the rebuild?

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had two decent size cracks in the windscreen, enough to get noticed for a ticket, so time for a new one-

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original miles! :-P

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original miles! :-P

now how'd you go about resetting that


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car was handling a bit strange,..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:44 pm 
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what the heck is that?!


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what the heck is that?!


time for a new panhard rod, old one failed while driving. stock are probably NLA?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Ah, I see now.
I was thinking tube, not the U-Channel.
Boy that's messed up!
You been racin on Mullholland?

I did the similar setup for my panhard, though made it
adjustable in case I wanted to change the ride height.

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[quote="Jacques"]car was handling a bit strange,..

how is that possible??? i see this for the first time...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:28 am 
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Must be made of the same crappy metal as the stock wheels.
I had each one of my OE stock wheels crack one at a time,
and I replaced them all until they cracked again. (not
from overtightening). Now they are ancient history.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:47 pm 
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JamalSpelling wrote:
Must be made of the same crappy metal as the stock wheels.
I had each one of my OE stock wheels crack one at a time,
and I replaced them all until they cracked again. (not
from overtightening). Now they are ancient history.

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Are you sure its crappy metal? My thinking is that it may be the same high strength steel that any other Japanese wheelright uses, its just that the Suzuki engineers shaved every possible last gram of weight off it that they could to keep the car as light as possible for good performance and that after twenty five years of hard driving the steel has had enough and packs it in. Kind of like Colin Chapman of Lotus, who kept shaving so much weight off his race cars that eventually they became so weak that his best friend was killed in one when it broke apart at high speed.

A guy I know lived in Japan for a few years and he told me nobody in Japan drives a used car. Everybody there drives a brand new car. The automobile safety and emissions tests there are so stringent that no one year old car can pass them, so these Japanese engineers didn't design these wheels, or cars, for people like us Mk1 aficionados who are still using them and driving the piss out of them twenty five years after they were made. Most OEM 1972 Chevy Caprice wheels are probably still as strong as the day they were made but I wonder whether they weigh five times as much, or ten times as much, or fifteen times as much as my OEM 1987 Chevy Sprint Turbo wheels.

But that's not really the point of this post. The point of this post is that I don't ever remember seeing a panhard rod on any of my Forsa, Firefly or Sprint Mk1 turbos like your picture shows so well. So I am going out to look at them now to see if any of them have one. I just looked. Every Mk1 turbo has one and so does every carburetted Mk1. I just never noticed them before because they were all covered in dust and dirt and didn't really look like anything, but I can see now its a pretty important piece.

And I don't think I've ever seen the gas tank before on any of my Mk1s either, what a great picture. And the old school hydraulic lift rocks, those new cheapo set on the floor electric motor driven screw ones look like children's toys.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Rims were toast by 1990...
I attribute it to driving habits.

All '87 and up Turbo Sprint / MK1 had panhard rod.
Pre '87 had leaf springs.


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JamalSpelling wrote:
Rims were toast by 1990...
I attribute it to driving habits.



Yep, I doubt it was a result of poor quality steel, the Japanese know how to make steel. Samurai swords and the Yamato, the largest battleship ever built, come to mind.


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