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by Dattman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Any "Old School" members still around?
Replies: 52
Views: 13469

Re: Any "Old School" members still around?

:lol: will do, cheers guys

Just found a 3.789 and 4.389 cwp in the roof in my garage if anyone is looking for one, I thought I gave the new owner all the spares I had but forgot about these.
by Dattman
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Any "Old School" members still around?
Replies: 52
Views: 13469

Re: Any "Old School" members still around?

Hi Atchi Yes I am, every journey comes to an end, it was quite sad watching the new owner drive off down the road towing the Zuk but at the same time I'm happy that it will be racing again soon. It's gone to a good home and I'm happy I didn't have to part the car out which is sadly often the case. C...
by Dattman
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Any "Old School" members still around?
Replies: 52
Views: 13469

Re: Any "Old School" members still around?

Hey Lawry, yeah mate we moved into our new home about 10 months ago, been a hell of a journey, after 6 years of battling Tower insurance we finally got something but a long way short of what we should of received, take it on the chin and move on for our own metal health. Bought a place a few kms dow...
by Dattman
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Any "Old School" members still around?
Replies: 52
Views: 13469

Re: Any "Old School" members still around?

Just thought I'd pop up and say goodbye. I sold my swift to a nice gentleman called Ian from Wellington who's getting stuck in to finish the last few items from the rebuild, I would expect to see it racing again later in the year once things start getting back to normal. I'd like to thank Sam for th...
by Dattman
Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Any "Old School" members still around?
Replies: 52
Views: 13469

Re: Any "Old School" members still around?

Theres still a few old timers lurking around, personally after 15 years or so its time to move on.
Credit to Sam and others as the forum has outlived many social media platforms like myspace and google plus etc, Teamswift has gone and with it a lot of technical info.

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by Dattman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Murf checking in.
Replies: 11
Views: 3387

Re: Murf checking in.

Hey Murf

Glad to see you made your way here, hope some redliners can help you out.
by Dattman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Re: Hibernation

Thanks guys for all the sentiments, I will be back 8)
by Dattman
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

Hibernation

I've been pretty quiet the last year or so on this forum, I have been lurking though, keeping an eye on a few peoples projects and now I'm about to go into hibernation for the next year or so. On the 22nd of next month it will be the 7 year anniversary of our deadly earthquakes which changed Christc...
by Dattman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Newbie / g13bb Samurai owner / question K12B jimny!
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Re: Newbie / g13bb Samurai owner / question K12B jimny!

Welcome to Redline I doubt anyone has got to 400,000 kms yet in a K12, from what I've seen it's a good little engine and has been around in lots of vehicles for quite a while now, the main difference being the Jimny would be the only rwd model. From an enthusiasts point of view new suzuki vehicles a...
by Dattman
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

All good, hard to judge the scale from the photo, doesn't look 160mm high.
Have a look at using push lock hose for the breather next time, lighter and easier to work with than braided.

Is it running yet?
by Dattman
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

Hmm doesn't look like that catch can will hold 1L???
by Dattman
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

swift12 wrote:I have a 12 volt gel cel I can use. One of those motobatt batteries. Charging it will be an issue though?
Why? they normally prefer an extra half a volt charge over a wet cell, hardly an issue in a race car pulling high rpm, main issue with small lead acid batteries is the lower cranking capacity.
by Dattman
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

Exhaust looks really good. Not sure I would ever bother with a wet battery these days since our rules dictate the battery box must be sealed to the cabin and vented outside, better off sticking a small gel cell or lithium battery in the passenger footwell or on top of the tunnel somewhere and keep t...
by Dattman
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

The limiting factor is the extended length of the CV shafts, theres not much extra length, if the ball joint is 7mm closer in then you'll be fine to extend the LCA out by the same amount, I would recommend extending it at the hub end so the swaybar mounting is the same spot. Personally I'd just cut ...
by Dattman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

Just be extremely careful getting bearings from anywhere other than suzuki, NZswift bought some from a local bearing shop and the part numbers matched etc except when I assembled the box and I couldn't get 5th gear circlip on, turns out the input shaft bearing was approx 0.5mm thicker than the oem o...
by Dattman
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

One of these kits will fix the bump steer, tie rods are 12mm.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-par ... 867084.htm
by Dattman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression
Replies: 78
Views: 43909

Re: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression

Glenn, under driving the water pump actually helps improve coolant circulation at high rpm as it prevents cavitation, also under driving the alternator prevents over charging of your battery and lessens the workload of the voltage regulator, personally an under drive crank pulley is essential on our...
by Dattman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Anyone test driven new ignis?
Replies: 17
Views: 10500

Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?

At 8.8 secs to 100 its not 'fast' but the 230nm of torque does mean the hp/kg ratio doesn't look that flash on paper, I'm sure with the go-kart handling it will 'feel' fast.

Hadn't read that one, I'd still be very surprised if they didn't sell it in Aus though.
by Dattman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little swift racer

Any other owners names in the log book?
by Dattman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Anyone test driven new ignis?
Replies: 17
Views: 10500

Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?

Do you still get the base model Up! over there? They discontinued it in Aus a couple of years ago due to poor sales. It's highly unlikely we'll see the GTi version here. Well I don't ever remember seeing them at any dealer but here is a 2nd hand one sold NZ new apparently. http://www.trademe.co.nz/...
by Dattman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression
Replies: 78
Views: 43909

Re: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression

Blake I thought Glenn had a standard ecu since his car is a standard gti according to his chassis number but after finding out his ecu is an F6 he'll be diving down the back looking for an exra plug for the knock sensor. Sam the idea of the wideband was only to install if for a few laps once the new...
by Dattman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression
Replies: 78
Views: 43909

Re: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression

The boss is external, you can tap it no problem, it's essentially a microphone listening for the sounds of pre-detonation, certainly don't need it on a race car.
by Dattman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression
Replies: 78
Views: 43909

Re: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression

The knock sensor is only used to retard the timing in case someone used low octane fuel, use avgas and you won't have a problem, I doubt very much any of the chips have advanced the timing that far, a generic map needs a reasonable degree of safety, if you have any doubt then as Sam said get it run ...
by Dattman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression
Replies: 78
Views: 43909

Re: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression

Theres a whole bunch of them, they have 24teeth on the top wheel and two teeth on the bottom two wheels, also seen them on turbo Glanza/Starlet models.
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by Dattman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression
Replies: 78
Views: 43909

Re: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression

I'm talking about mid corner feathering of the throttle, especially when its wet and you're feeding in the power trying not to light up the front wheels, nice smooth power delivery makes it just a little bit easier to drive, it's not a quantum difference but if your ecu will do then you'd be silly n...
by Dattman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression
Replies: 78
Views: 43909

Re: ECU chip or standalone on a 1300 NA high compression

So you can run simply a Toyota 4AG distributor without doing other mods to run a stand alone ecu? Almost, I've been running this setup for almost 10 years now, the toyota dizzy is a little longer but with an adapter and changing the dog tooth over it works well, your engine is basically a 4age as f...
by Dattman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Anyone test driven new ignis?
Replies: 17
Views: 10500

Re: Anyone test driven new ignis?

I drove one a few months ago, actually the day it was released in NZ, yes it's light, it feels it too and the k12 engine is actually quite good, it didn't feel underpowered, space wise they did a great job of packaging it but the driving dynamics let it down as does the way the models are specced. S...
by Dattman
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: rev limiter cutting in at 4900rpm?
Replies: 5
Views: 3738

Re: rev limiter cutting in at 4900rpm?

Hey Tom, I had a very similar problem, changed ecu, dizzy, coils etc and it turned out to be a couple of collapsed hydraulic lifters.

Grab a new set off ebay and replace them all.
by Dattman
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: New Ignis confirmed for Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 9337

Re: New Ignis confirmed for Australia

Looks like VW want to take the money: http://www.caradvice.com.au/552151/volkswagen-up-gti-coming/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=news&utm_term=vw&utm_content=552151 [-o< sign me up, a modern small car with full safety features, good build quality and decent perform...
by Dattman
Fri May 12, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

Re: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)

Dan` wrote:holy s**t that looks nice. do you have a build thread?
Nope, there are a few photos in this thread though
http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtop ... 90#p507090
by Dattman
Fri May 12, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS:
Replies: 6
Views: 3774

Re: FS:

Howsie just email him, if hes working he can get emails easily enough but not always access to this forum, he's based near enough to your part of the country when he's not jet setting around.
by Dattman
Fri May 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

Re: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)

Really helpful :roll: New owner is not paying duty or gst and is getting new bearings with it, it's the standard tarmac spec setup. Generally yes I don't suggest people buy used LSD's, learnt that lesson myself, $900 out of pocket due to Aleksander on this forum many years ago, only done 3 rallies a...
by Dattman
Fri May 12, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

Re: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)

Yep, add in GST, freight and possible duty/customs fee if they inspect it and you can be looking at closer to $1500-$1600 plus theres two new bearings on my one.

Its still the diff of choice and I fully intend to get another one, hopefully I can hang onto it a bit longer than this one.
by Dattman
Thu May 11, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Motorsport Discussion
Topic: group N saloon circuit racing GTi toe in / out settings
Replies: 9
Views: 7503

Re: group N saloon circuit racing GTi toe in / out settings

Unfortunately the rebuild of my car its taking longer than expected, was expecting to miss two seasons at the most but now it's probably going to be four :( I'd be keen to see some pictures of your car, if its a period complete group N car then I'd suggest to stick with your plan and not stuff aroun...
by Dattman
Thu May 11, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

Re: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)

Let me know if this sale fall through please! Diff has been paid for and I shipped it this afternoon. That's embarrassing, you could eat your dinner of the bottom of your car. Get some dirt on it. Will do in due course, sad that its taken twice as long to do a "rebuild" than it was to bui...
by Dattman
Thu May 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Motorsport Discussion
Topic: group N saloon circuit racing GTi toe in / out settings
Replies: 9
Views: 7503

Re: group N saloon circuit racing GTi toe in / out settings

No wonder it feels mushy, get rid of all rubber ASAP, those rubber mounted strut tops flex so much that mid corner your supposedly 3" neg camber is about 2 pos. Also OEM strut tops are incredibly bad for your shocks, you need a pillow ball at the top to allow for articulation, with the rubber t...
by Dattman
Wed May 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Motorsport Discussion
Topic: group N saloon circuit racing GTi toe in / out settings
Replies: 9
Views: 7503

Re: group N saloon circuit racing GTi toe in / out settings

You say you have camber fixed on the front struts, does that mean you still have the OEM front strut tops in there??? being Grp N you weren't allowed to change some of those things but solid front strut tops, lower control arm brace and solid rear toe bars make a massive difference to the handling a...
by Dattman
Wed May 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

Re: FS: Gripper plate LSD

Are you swapping one baby for another If you are I predict the new one will be far noisier than the Gripper & still leave skid marks =D> I guess I chose an unfortunate timeframe there :lol: definitely no new kids on the way, twos enough. One of the budget blowouts, exhaust system ended up about...
by Dattman
Tue May 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

Re: FS: Gripper plate LSD

Sold!
by Dattman
Tue May 09, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

Re: FS: Gripper plate LSD

Thanks Dave

Bought it to run in my car but have had a couple of budget blowouts so need to sort those out first, I'm sure I'll regret selling it when I look for another one in 9 months time :(
by Dattman
Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 8546

FS: Gripper plate LSD ( SOLD)

Brand new Gripper LSD, setup for circuit racing, ramp angles are 40/65 with full competition plate stack and 70#/ft. preload. This had been installed in a gearbox but never driven, has new bearings on it, couple of marks on the housing but I assure you it has never been used. AU$1295, this includes...
by Dattman
Thu May 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Swift sedan windshield on 2 door?
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Swift sedan windshield on 2 door?

No, the 5dr + sedan windscreen is taller than the 3 dr.
by Dattman
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: G10B engine block Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 4215

Re: G10B engine block Pictures

Yep, heres a pic from t3 ragtop T3 Ragtop.jpg I guess the 4 cyl guys just weld a fitting onto the pan for oil return? I'm still keen for any suggestions about where to vent the crankcase. Thanks for the photo's, looks like it has the same deck height as the g13, will make a great donor block for tho...
by Dattman
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: G10B engine block Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 4215

Re: G10B engine block Pictures

Thanks B, I see there is no pad to the right of the oil filter, used as an oil return on T3's and a good spot for crankcase venting, anyone have a suggestion for where to add a crankcase vent on this block?
by Dattman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: close ratio gear kit
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: WTB: close ratio gear kit

If you are rallying on gravel or forced induction then the large frame box is the way to go but a massive investment when you consider changing lsd, flywheel etc, plus the m16 gearset is not actually very close, like a gti, you really need the M factory close ratio gearset. For a lightweight NA club...
by Dattman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: close ratio gear kit
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: WTB: close ratio gear kit

Like I said, the PAR ones are crap ratios, they are not close ratio at all, it's a wide ratio made for turbo charged street and drag cars, basically they have shifted 2nd a bit closer to 1st and left wide gaps everywhere else, IMO a complete waste of money for a NA club car.
by Dattman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Swift Technical - Turbo Specific
Topic: Max boost on 91 octane gas ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3651

Re: Max boost on 91 octane gas ?

Hey Ken

I think your 91 is higher octane than our 91, something to do with mon and ron? hopefully someone else with more knowledge will chip in.
by Dattman
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: close ratio gear kit
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: WTB: close ratio gear kit

Close ratio gear kit wanted cash waiting. Just buy a crown wheel from Suzuki rd Gti 4.1 You can get 4.4, 4.7, 5.0 Your gear ratios will all be quicker It is $700 usd Nonsense... changing your final drive wil only improve acceleration in each gear, ie lowers the road speed in any given gear but does...
by Dattman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25607

Re: Pick my next Car

Well I'm still thinking about this!! I've ruled out VW, i don't think they will be around in 12 months time and parts is going to be a serious issue. You're joking right, worlds No1 selling automobile... they're not going anywhere, every manufacturer is dealing with some issue, whether its sticking...
by Dattman
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Our little cultus racer
Replies: 1296
Views: 390758

Re: Our little cultus racer

Well it looks the part... lap times are what matters though, have you done a wheel alighnment yet?

Put your old tyres on when you do your testing, put the new rubber on when the car is handling nicely so you don't confuse grip with handling, let us know how you get on 8)