suzuki swift cultus convertible build

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Howsie13
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Fits like a ...... glove.
A Kiwi learning to fly in a Mk1.
answer
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Just so you know, I’m stealing this mounting idea. Looks awesome.
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gticon
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yes fits well , also using the oem fuel and coolant temp gauges ,separate to the haltech coolant sensor. not worried about connecting the fuel signal to iq3 dash
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pictureshowman
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Where are you hiding the programming buttons?
If "X" is an Unknown quantity, and a Spurt is a drip under pressure, then an "EXPERT" is an "Unknown Drip Under Pressure".
Why dont they just call it "Womenapause" instead.
gticon
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Not sure yet . Got any suggestions .
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hows that show man ? obviously the convertible hasnt got rear washers and wipers so its a blank
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gticon
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having fun with my new label maker
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Well done.
If "X" is an Unknown quantity, and a Spurt is a drip under pressure, then an "EXPERT" is an "Unknown Drip Under Pressure".
Why dont they just call it "Womenapause" instead.
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THANKS PICTURE , YOU DIDNT PICK UP PICK MY SPELLING MISTAKE , :oops: SCROLL , I THINK ITS MEANT TO BE SELECT ANYWAY . BACK TO THE LABEL MAKER.
gticon
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just got the haltech tool center and the rest of the catalog
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gtpswift
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You love overkill dont you mate! No holding back!

GTP
gticon
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I think your right mate. Too many Castors on the tool center
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removed heater to make room this circuit board ,under dash and mod the oem wiring
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isolation pressure mani and compartments for vital components
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basic wiring done, 5v clutch and brake triggers done
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gticon
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just need to run the ecu wiring into the engine bay . the ecu ,fusebox, wb1,etc is set up to fit in the glove box.
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gticon
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defi sensor wiring sorted.
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MISSED OUT ON THE LATEST THERMO AMP ,SO I SEALED THE TC4
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gticon
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dash in most of electrics done
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I can’t wait to see the results after this hits the dyno.
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sorry about the s**t photos had to crop them.
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gticon
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got a roll bar to suit a mx6 and very happy to say with matter of cutting off 2 bolts it fits my convertible too. bolts straight on to the seat belt top mounts, with the seat all the way back has 10mm clearance and doesn't interfere with the top , right height too. :)
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Looking awesome mate
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modified the ultra race 2 point room brace to a 6 point
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gticon
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finally finished the interior , turn the 3 piece convertible top cover into a 1 piece and can only be used when the top is down because the roll bar is in the way.
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gticon
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next the fun begins build engine
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Swift RS 2
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Very tidy setup with the interior mate. Looks brand new.

Have you thought of taking one of the Swifts down to the
All Japan Day Car Show at Glenelg next year ?
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thankyou rs, work weekends all the time , if i ever get this never ending story finished i might take a weekend off and enter .
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91 ragtop
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Just curious as to what you used for the roll bar ? Was it for a Miata ? Really liking your build on this project.


Ken.............
Toomanycars
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I'm curious how much this weighs compared to a stock one..
gticon
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thanks rag, got the roll bar on ebay , expecting to do mods to it , but the top mounts fitted perfectly to the seat belt anchor points. hoops lined up to seats . just drilled and bolted the rear mounts . added the bottom brace for extra rigidity and because it looked like the sydney harbor bridge without it,
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:D
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gticon
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whats that toomanyweight /? ilove criticism, keeps me from going over board .i was thinking the same thing when i added the roll bar, adding a useless boat anchor , but i did remove the air con , power steering and heater.
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and the boat anchor automatic , i have access to a weigh bridge at work . when its on the road , i will tell you then
Toomanycars
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Sorry, I should have started my post with "I love your work !!" . We have several different types of cars and as a result we are in several car clubs and I must say this is probably the best and most thorough build I have ever seen :!:
gticon
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not sure, no need to be a sorry or sarcastic ,im stumbling through this build but having fun, your point on adding weight is valid. i read that mx5 convertible has a 1 to 1 weight ratio front and rear. so i put the battery in the boot and was thinking the roll bar and brace might distribute the weight to the rear for a closer 1 to 1 ratio. not sure if it works for front wheel drive.
i prefer criticism, adds to a better build.
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I love how you’ve done the dash mate. Can’t wait to see this thing fired up and see what numbers it makes.
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gticon
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thanks answer , the dash fitment was luck a fluke, really its dodgy as. all i did was grind the guts out and add the form foam which goes around the iq3 from packaging to fill the gaps . stop bugging me about the engine and numbers . your giving me an anxiety attack to hurry up and finish it 8-[ .
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gticon
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ps . how about answering the people on your progress on your build , mr answer :D
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Hahaha hopefully in a few weeks I’ll be able to have some progress to share.
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gticon
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just in..... haltech elite 1500... going for drive by wire and cruise control .. so the elite 1000 is up for sale
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trying to look factory . small mod to mk2 bumper to fit around intercooler
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gticon
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scored a secondhand 60mm bosch elect. tb and alfa rome. elect. pedal with a bosch sensor .
bending it up to match the angle , travel and offset
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gticon
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dbw wiring ready to plug in
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gticon
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starting on engine build. got the pistons, conrod and crank in . :D
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gticon
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this build is starting to s**t me, #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o
ok i pre wired for the dbw for the future elite 1500 dbw when i originally installed the elite 1000 because it uses the same haltech wire loom as the 1000.
so after downloading the latest 1500 software with cruise control it wont allow me to use one of the wires [output]i set aside for dbw on the older version of the 1500 software without cruise.
so i now i need 2 extra avi wires , [which are all used #-o ]one for dbw and one for cruise]
worked out that if i get a bigger 8 point thermo couple amp , can steal the avi wires from the oil ,water etc temps.
the 8 point tca will now do all the temps and added a fuel temp to boot.
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gticon
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all the plastics resprayed at this rate wont be going on till next year. have to pull the dash out again to rewire the ecu #-o
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This is why I hate wiring! But good to see this is still progressing and the body kit looks great now! Keep at it. =D>
Back in the game! Now building something mental... Will I ever finish? I hope so! When? No idea.
gticon
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thanks [map of] tassie , front bumper worked out well. deleted the metal backing frame , 6 buttons , 2 flasher wires and its removed.
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:)
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