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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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 Post subject: rwd
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:25 am 
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This project needs to be documented. Intial work looks awesome. Can't Wait.

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He he.. Be patient :)

Right now there is only a lot of crap laying inside the car, so try to describe a picture of that is just impossible :lol: Things to come in my next "updatepost" is:

Probably a CAD-picture of the chassie.
Pictures and descriptions of aligning the rear axle.

aRandy: So you managed to find that picture? :D Well I needed to get a new car to move my ass in, and I just couldn't find anything better than one just like my project car :)


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 Post subject: what da f.ck
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:56 pm 
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You did it again... Your car served of inspiraion for my late mk1 gti turbo project and when i tought it couldn´t be better you amazed me again...

Congratulations man, i really apreciate the dedication to this project because i know what it involves(i pitty for you)...Can´t wait to see the rest.

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freaking amazing project. its gonna be one lee of a bitchin car when its done.


that pic of it with the white rims and the fat tires looks sweet.


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Finally a small update.

The rear axle is now more or less adjusted to it's right position, and only minor adjustments needs to be done to have it aligned to the engine/transmisison. That big thing (I don't know what to call it in english) that holds the "arms" (unsure of that word to) will not be used, instead new mountings will be fitted directly in the chassie. I just use it now to make the adjustments. The driveshafts will be shortened 45 mm at each side since the BMW is a little bit wider.
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The new transmission is finally fitted to the G13B. I used the housing from this tranny, and welded it together with the housing from a broken swift tranny.
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Wow thats a beefy rear end. If you are making less than 250ft/lbs of torque I would have opted for the smaller lighter datsun 510 rear end and susp. the 510 diff only weight 30 lbs:) and if you found a subie diff its a bolt in and has a LSD :P i love my 510 :razz:

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Well, yes it's quite big. But, there is a reason why i did choose this one. The whole driveline is meant to last as long as the car is in working condition, and mostly in quite tuff situations. So, to add some weight or get some loss in torque just has to be accepted. This one is also equipped with an LSD.

To start with, I will use the same G13B that made 222 ft/lbs / 285 hp (just fairly tuned), but when I've been able to do some test drive, and get a clue if everything works as it should, I'll start to build a new engine. Those numbers is then supposed to be raised a lot :)


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It's great to see an update. Your engine looks insane bolted up to that huge-ass Getrag. Good stuff. :thumb2:

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 Post subject: Re: SWIFT RWD
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:02 pm 
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spt-3x1.0 wrote:
Runbag why didnt you remove more of the BMW bell housing before welding the g13 bell housing to the tranny?


There is (mostly) reasons to every decitions, and so it is even this time :)

If I had kept more of the swift tranny, the clutch-arm that comes with the new tranny wouldn't have had enough clearance inside the housing.

But, I've lifted the engine/tranny into place, and it seems like I have enough space left. But I must say that I was worried a while :)


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Engine/transmission is now adjusted into its right position.

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Now all pipes to the chassie are bent, and I will soon be able to start to build the chassie. I only need a few parts to the rear axle (that will held the uniballs below). The whole mounting of the rear axle will be constructed in a way to make it possible to adjust all angles, toe, etc.

New custom made mountings will be welded into the chassie. The main use for this adjustment is to get the chassie to work well both at the dragstrip, and at the track.
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Uniballs will be used instead of the ordinary bushings. The car will be kind of bumpy and noisy, but I'll handle that :P
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I have done some progress :)

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I've also bought new front brakes.
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I really can't wait to see the results off your car!!
It's going to be a MONSTER! :twisted:


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Unbelievable project Runbag :thumbsup: Your an inspiration to us all, well me anyway :wink: I think that i speek for alot of members of this site when i say that i can only dream of working on my own beloved GTI the way you are. The main reasons being> 1) Lack of cash :( 2) Lack of working space :( and 3) Lack of the foggiest idea of how the hell to do it! :oops:

I salute you man, keep up the good work and keep those pics coming,
Cant wait to see the car finnished

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SUZUKI ROCKS wrote:
Unbelievable project Runbag :thumbsup: Your an inspiration to us all, well me anyway :wink: I think that i speek for alot of members of this site when i say that i can only dream of working on my own beloved GTI the way you are. The main reasons being> 1) Lack of cash :( 2) Lack of working space :( and 3) Lack of the foggiest idea of how the hell to do it! :oops:

I salute you man, keep up the good work and keep those pics coming,
Cant wait to see the car finnished


Thank you very much :)

Even to me this is a huge project since this is the first time I've ever done anything like this. But I think that beeing such a stubborn person as I am, and to have all wonderful persons around that helps a lot makes it easier :)

More pics are coming soon ;)


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This is truly an awesome project, a light neat looking pretty powerful rwd car. What more could anyone want?


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More pics.

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Are you concerned about the use of the stock oil pan with the engine in this configuration? I would be worried about hard acceleration pushing all the oil to the rear of the engine.

Of course, I've never heard of any problems with oil pans / oiling on swifts, and I've even run mine on a high banked oval, so perhaps it's not really an issue at all.

In any case, it's looking good. Keep us updated on your progress.

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In the worst case he could put in a rear sump oil pan and oil pickup from a Vitara. However there are rwd cars with a front sump.


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The oil pan will be modified. First of all I need to raise the bottom a little bit to get some more ground clearance. I also want to make sure that the oil is held back into it's right place (the sump), and that will be done with some walls into the pan that only lets the oil flow in one direction. I've also been told that moving the sump and pickup to the rear, should not be necessary.


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Hey runbag, hows it going

Just wondering how its coming along and getting restless for an update :wink:

Your fans await :D

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i whished that such projects were allowed in our country........ damn....... you would not get it on the streets...... noooo wayyy

:wink: ( or is this just for the dragstrip? )

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its just like the army herein the u.s. !! dont ask, dont tell!! :lol:

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