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gticon
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suzuki swift cultus convertible build
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suzuki convertible
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hi all , got this car in 2015 on gumtree for $1600 .it was for my daughter ,she didn't like so stuff ill do up for myself .cost me a small fortune ,should have join the forum earlier might have saved a few bucks .its on the road .still need to replace the top and fit lower springs and koni sports shocks
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the car has a compliance plate with import and numbers for a vin number. does anyone know how many convertible came into the country
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got ripped off on the gti donor car just thinking it would be straight swap but compression was down and uneven. but it had some good parts on it.
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swap
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engine bay first
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battery in the boot
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having no boot & fuel cap release on the convertible i fitted a gti one to the hand brake cover due to the original position of the release levers on the gti been taken by strengthening supports in the floor of the convertible and with new gas struts on the boot it goes straight up on the release lever and no need a key lock on the fuel cap cover
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Starting to look pretty tidy. Did you get new steering rack or clean up the old one?
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yo stingy ,the steering rack was a clean up .it was the original power steer rack and was taken off any way and replace with gti rack .no crap slowing and weighing the car down.any original car heads out there ,don't despair i have another original 1994 swift convertible as well.
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jays wheels off ,colour change on the momo s 15inch goodyear f1 fitted
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add ultra racing swaybars f/r ,room bar ,rear shock tower support bar, front steering support bar,and suzi tech front shock tower bar with engine support
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made a rear parcel shelf added speakers,amp and head unit
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added the net to the top of the parcel shelf so s**t won't blow away with the top down
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Loving your setup
Keep it up =D>
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fitted white dials and suzitech inlay
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momo steering wheel ,gear knob ,and pedals. cut about 40mm off the gear stick new original boot and suzytech gear consul inlay and gti seats
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Very cool build you've got going there mate. 8) But, What's the plan with the set up?

Track car or street sleeper?

Plus are you planning on fitting the red side skirts (from the GTi) to it as well??
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yes mate gone all the way with the gti equip all wiring looms, disc brakes, twin cam eng,brake and fuel lines. none of the original running gear remains except for the adjustable steering column .
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Nice Vert :D
Looking great =D>
I am going to follow your build 8)
How much room do you have with the GT seats with the crossbrace behind for leg room ??
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paint gearbox & engine block.. engine block from the donor gti had damage to the front right 2 engine mounting holes ,chipped, cracked strip helicoil threads only 1 acceptable mount hole .so i made a mounting plate which extended out to the original mounting holes for the exhaust manifold which weren't used because I'm using extractors . the the cast engine mounting bracket was shaved to compensate for the thickness of the made up plate . new pistons ,chrome rings ,water pump ,oil pump ,alternater, starter motor all new sender fittings.new new new. had a small problem with the new conrod bolts hitting the mains bearing support bracket , so filed a half round in it for clearance ..the engine was originally balanced, good crank new bottom bearings ,lighten flywheel faced new heavy duty clutch .suzytech heavy duty gearbox recondition {new bearings sycros]
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wondering why the crank wasn't turning
wondering why the crank wasn't turning
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modified engine mount bracket fr/right
modified engine mount bracket fr/right
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clearance 4 corod bolts
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yes cami the gti seat rails had to come off and use the convertible seat rails because the mounting holes in the body where different on just one mounting hole due to the strengthing brackets of the convertible body . so the position of the seats had just enough leg room for me [height182cm] the ultra room bar fits snug in the gti and bolts to the seat belt anchor with no loss of movement but i had to to make brackets up to clear the strenghting part .the seat belt is tight [full length] because i am a fat c**t
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got these con-rods with arp bolts on e bay $350 au dirt cheap
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the forged con rods didn't have an .oil lub hole for the thrust side of the cylinder so i carefully drill same diameters as original con rod and use an old bearing as a position guide. not sure it needed it but i did anyway .you get that with big jobs.
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gticon wrote:yes mate gone all the way with the gti equip all wiring looms, disc brakes, twin cam eng,brake and fuel lines. none of the original running gear remains except for the adjustable steering column .
Not sure if you swapped the front brakes too, but GTI fronts are larger than non-EFI models.
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yes mate i have from the donor car drill & slotted been faced also boosted up the brake booster by 30%
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recondition head port polished stainless inlet .5 oversize valves
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who did the head for you?
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the head was done by suzitech in sydney.
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jet speed fibre glass front end was a pain to fit.alloy brackets cut shut bend. had to put a plate on top of the bumper to stop it warping
but it also acted as a solid mounting point
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koni sports delivered f/r. :D thanks Justin for the original showa struts for the koni inserts
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see was pretty easy to install the inserts.

GTP
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cat cams fitted 6700604 sport and adjustable cam pulleys .
pulleys are not the best quality [made in china not recommended] had to drill & tap to reposition the adjusting screws to get the full adjustment [advance and retard]before my mod ,to set the cams at normal position you had to set the adjustment on the pulleys at near full advance or near full retard position. also made a simple stay there tool[lock cams in position] which users existing 2 holes on head and adjusting screws on the pulleys
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original [mod]adjustable cam pulleys of donor car same problem showing full retard setting to obtain the stock setting for cams
original [mod]adjustable cam pulleys of donor car same problem showing full retard setting to obtain the stock setting for cams
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I may be going turbo 8-[ can any body tell me if i can get away with using the cat cams 6700604 with a t25 turbo
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For Turbo your best with high lift and close to stock duration i believe is what i've heard, where Big NA Cams tend to come with more duration, overlap and lift.

What type of engine management will you be running if you go turbo? If you get a good ECU behind it, and have the cams dialed in you might be able to get away with it.. Or you could throw a Turbo chip into it and see what it does really.. It's not going to hurt it either way.
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Just a tip, once you have everything dialed in, get rid of the Belt tensioner spring. If it dislodges and falls between cam belt and cam pulley it will cause the belt to skip teeth and bye bye engine.
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thank you gtaye for the advice. the 2nd hand turbo kit that I'm looking at buying comes with a turbo chipped ecu .the kit is coming off a motor with cultus cams which i heard was ideal for the kit.but ya what 'do have to lose [$1.3million ]on the cat cams and[ $.9million] on dyno testing runs to dial in cams.and no guarantees it will work well :roll: you get that big jobs.also do i need turbo pistons for lower compression.looks like i will be chucking an extra 6 months on the build. :roll: ..also thanks picture show man for the tensioner spring advice.
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I would say, if you have had to modify the gears to get the adjustment, they weren't set correctly in the first place.

The original set look like the ones I used to supply, I have had no issue when these are set correctly.

The key ways should be opposite the "timing mark" on the gear edge. If they aren't they are never going to line up correctly.
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the pulleys made in china had the timing mark opposite the keyway but the mark was set on the top of the tooth not on the bottom of the tooth like the factory pulleys. so the chinese pulleys were half a tooth out when set at 0 deg..as for modified adjustable version off the donor car i will have to take closer look but that was the way set up when i got the car..the image shows alignment with the keyway and the bottom of the tooth after i drill and tap the alignment holes and 0 deg. anyhow it worked out in the end
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that one is now correct as you know. Would be interested in seeing the others you have.
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pictureshowman wrote:Just a tip, once you have everything dialed in, get rid of the Belt tensioner spring. If it dislodges and falls between cam belt and cam pulley it will cause the belt to skip teeth and bye bye engine.
Good advice!

It happened to me once and has been the death of far too many G13b engines...

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thanks again to justin for the control rods.redid the arse end again,removed the standard height king springs opt for lowered, looks much better .


and replaced with koni adjustable shocks also replaced control rods
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front end koni shocks and lowered king springs fitted
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added decals to the front bumper almost looks like a bought one
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added 2 gas struts to the bonnet and work light fitted.
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Really Enjoying this build!!!!

Keep up the great work!!

Hope to see it out one day around town!
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looks like a bath tub with the top down, so i added a wanky rear carbon spoiler
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last owner gave me a original ad from car sale mag back in 1996 when she bought it second hand
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