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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:37 pm 
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http://www.davebaxterjr.com

Site has been on/off for the last day or so, can't guarantee it'll work. Basically I'm just keeping tabs on the evolution of my swift. Comments and suggestions appreciated.


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Wow, a rare find indeed. I would not mind travelling across the states to find a rust free GT just like this one.

How about I go deliver your turbo parts myself and give you a hand with the project? The sun is sooooo tempting. :D


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Free delivery and labor? :wink: Sounds good to me..heh

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Well, made some progress today on the g13b.. I dropped it off at the machine shop to have the cylinders bored, block decked, and cleaned inside/out. Also dropped off the Rods, pistons, crank, flywheel, and bearings to have them balanced out. I also made the tough decision to go without a blockguard. I had a good conversation with the mechanic down there who is familiar the the BG concept, and he seemed to lean towards it, but to me, it doesn't seem neccesary at this time. Anyways, I'll be picking it all back up on friday, so hopefully it can start going back togeather this weekend. I'll have pics up as soon as i can. Adios.

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The block guard is more a function of how much boost you intend to run. I believe the open deck will stay still as long as you don't exceed 15psi and+. It would be wise to have it o-ringed though.


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Well, i've made some progress over the last week.. I got the bottom end back from the machine shop yesterday. They bored it for the Vitaras, decked the block, flushed oil passages, and balanced the pistons, rods, crank, and flywheel. I'm happy with the way with way it came out. Now I need to get the head work taken care of. Let me know what you think.

New pics posted on http://www.davebaxterjr.com/Project.htm

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Make sure you flush the oil passages in the head also. I found alot of crap in mine when I did it.

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I've contacted a polyurethane casting company here in southern california who quoted me $35-55 to fill the stock mounts with any hardness desired. They ask that you remove all the rubber before sending them the mounts. I have some urethane sitting here at home, I'm going to try to do the rear mount myself and see how it comes out, once i figure out what the mixing ratio is for the base and activator..

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contact n1tro he did mine....it will be cheaper and he is doing a great job..

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the poly i had has long since expired .. so i'm out :P
i need to repair my mk1 mounts, so i'll be looking for another good source again as well.

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http://www.mcmaster.com was one of the better suppliers i've found

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I just gutted and filled all 3 of my mounts with the 94a p-urathane.. This stuff is HARD! I can't wait to feel the fillings rattle loose. It was extremely easy to work with too.

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Wow, a rare find indeed. I would not mind travelling across the states to find a rust free GT just like this one.

How about I go deliver your turbo parts myself and give you a hand with the project? The sun is sooooo tempting. :D


obviously you haven't seen my rust free swift ;)

shoot I'll buy a turbo kit by the end of this month if you'll fly out and give me free labor! haha


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Here are the refilled mounts, not pretty but should serve the purpose.

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Here are a few other pics of the project:

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The Turbine Tech TD04 14-t

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Turbine Tech Hybrid Mani

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The bored and reconditioned block

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The block w/ the Vitaras

Next on the list is the head, I'll throw some pics up when it's done.

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The parts continue to pile up.. I picked up this little probe/626 intercooler and gave it a little suzuki tlc. It's a bit small for my overall hp goals, but i picked it up dirt cheap.
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I've been itching to update, and i finally made progress this weekend. Here are some snapshots.

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The O-ringed Head from Mike Cove

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Partial Assembly

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I mocked up the turbo just for the heck of it, the mani and downpipe get some ceramic this week..


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This week i'll be ordering cam gears, picking up belts, and some other misc parts.

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nice one, keep us posted love to see pics like that

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All I can say is wow! :thumbsup: Very nice job! Makes me want to go get a Swift to park next to the T3 when it's done and play with one of those too!

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Your car looks like its really coming along. Nice job!

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Getting oh, so close. The engine is dropped in, and just about eveything is hooked up. Still trying to figure out what i'll be doing with the turbo piping, and waiting on some fuel components. It still won't be driveable for a month or so, due to tranny work that needs to be done.


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gotta love those open deck blocks..


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I allways learned to put the maf before the turbo because the maf can heandle overpressure/hot air.

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just cruious, what tranny work are you doing? Install looks good. I'd be affraid that oil filter would get in the way of the IC piping sitting right there.

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I would consider changing the jubilee clips and/or hoses on all the oil filter adapter hoses as they will start leaking and can possibly push off.
I have a similar setup with jubilee clips on the hoses and i'm going to be removing them all including the screw on fittings and have some proper hoses made with special fittings on.
I've had one hose come off, one leak oil out fast whilst on the motorway (nearly cost me an engine) and they all slowly leak and make a mess.
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