suzuki swift cultus convertible build

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gticon
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thanks for that boosts sgt , when i found out about that extra mount , i decided to delete the suzitech engine steady .had to do mods to the bracket to fit it anyway.
if look closely you can see i used half of the suzitech steady on the mod bottom box mount , so i have a spare poly rubber.
with all 4 poly solid mounts now , i think im going to feel it.
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gticon
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fitted the drive shafts , coilovers and suzuki sport brakes :D
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gticon
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fitted the 4 haltech high output coils with built -in ignitor to the suzitech shock tower brace .
also made a solid bracket up for the fuel pressure reg. and which bolts to the gearbox
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gticon
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finally on its wheels
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Love you build man great work :)
Back in the game! Now building something mental... Will I ever finish? I hope so! When? No idea.
gticon
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love you too ,thanks tassie, working on the intercooler piping at the moment ,then its back to wiring, shouldnt be to long now before it hits the dyno ,
gticon
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been a little distracted on the build no.3, but back on track for my end of year deadline. #-o
finish the turbo ss pipe work , took for ever ,one weld at a time ,too and throw to the mig welder. had to mark the position for each weld , as the welder told me, a spot weld would ruin his work.
as you see on the photos not much clearance.
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gticon
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replace the gti standard 50 amp with custom made brackets to suit the 110amp ford falcon BA alternator to handle the extra electronic components
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gticon
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replaced the cable speedo drive for electronic speedo sensor from a SUZUKI ESTEEM 1.6L 1999-2001
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gticon
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the electronic boost controller got its own box. fitted
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gticon
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process is slow , because of long work hours but managed to wire up the coil packs and cut to length ignition leads
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gticon
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ripped the dash out again ,feels like i am going backwards in this build #-o
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gticon
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fitted the suzuki sport short shifter and cables with not to many dramas . cover the shifter hole with a alloy plate , and grind a bit plastic away to retain the original look.
and a new momo knob.
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gtpswift
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As usual, detailed work. Well done. Much to go before my ride?

GTP
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gtpswift wrote:As usual, detailed work. Well done. Much to go before my ride?

GTP
DRIVE?
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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thanks GTP , i have given it to the end of the year to finish . still have to fit electronic throttle pedal and rewire to suit the elite 1500 dbw . just fitted the 1600 clutch and brake pedal box and hydraulic master cylinder. bled and working :!:
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gticon
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fitted the alfa romeo [bosch] electronic go pedal , used the existing original accelerator pedal and ecu mounts . started with one 3mm alloy plate and added two more as spaces top and bottom to give me the ideal height , position and rock solid mount of the pedal ,(trial and error)
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gticon
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fitted a cruise control switch meant for a steering column to the shift console
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gticon
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i decided to put some led"s in next to the switch instead of wiring to the iq3 dash
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another set back #-o , because i changed to 1600 pedals , i had to make a new clutch and brake switch bracket ,
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gticon
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more wasted time #-o
had to find out what wires did what on the alfa thottle sensor .
contacted haltech and was told to look for the alfa pinout or contact bosch with the product code or nut it out with a multi meter .
went on line and was getting nowhere
tried the nut-out option and i worked out the two signal wires and found either the 5v or earth wire groups.
joined the alfa romeo forum to get more info. and found a member which asked the same question. and he found a audi sensor pinout with the same bosch product code .
checked and compared to my results and it looks right.

only took 2 days #-o
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as a fan of overkill i admire this build! this is big effort mate! :shock:
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gticon
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thanks psigti, but my build is a joke compared to your build .
And i have a joke , who puts a head gasket upside down ? answer - me!
after wiring up all the oem wiring , i wanted to test the starter motor and to make sure all the oil was circulating round the engine ,turbo, head etc. so i used a garden pressure bottle on it and found no oil getting to head , put oil pressure to the oil gallery on the head and got no pressure to the block .
compared a head gasket to bit of gasket coming out on edge of head to comfirm it . #-o and swearing.
good thing i pick it up , could of ruined a head on start up.
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Great work mate no harm no foul. Definitely getting close now can’t wait
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gticon
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thanks answer, but it is a bit embarrassing :oops: and it cost me .
just in,a $270 mutli-layed head gasket #-o ,pretty sure i payed $140 last time.
got a hold of the dealer to make sure it was the right gasket , and told him my hard luck story .
he said his qualified mechanic built an engine ,put the head gasket wrong way up and the customer fitted it into the car and on start up ruined the top end,cost the dealer big time.
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finish the dbw box and jumper leads in cab, need to do a bit more wiring in engine bay, then test before i put the dash back in .
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gticon wrote:thanks answer, but it is a bit embarrassing :oops: and it cost me .
just in,a $270 mutli-layed head gasket #-o ,pretty sure i payed $140 last time.
got a hold of the dealer to make sure it was the right gasket , and told him my hard luck story .
he said his qualified mechanic built an engine ,put the head gasket wrong way up and the customer fitted it into the car and on start up ruined the top end,cost the dealer big time.
Atleast you picked up on it..

I fitted the clutch plate backwards to my GTi and drove around on it, hit the dyno multiple times and even hillclimbed it. Not sure how the hell it held up.. :oops:

Keep up the great work on the build!
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finished the wiring in of the elite 1500 ecu and calibrated throttle pedal and throttle body.
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fitted the last of the sensors , ambient air temp
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dash back in ,fitted the kiwi 3 wi fi and down loaded dash command on the tablet and my i phone
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great work. might need to get some advice on the cable shifter set up for my conversion (if I ever get to it).
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Not long now mate dyno time.
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gticon
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glad to see redlinegti back on line , while off line , had the car dyno tuned , goes great with 155kw @18psi
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Nice, must go well, you happy with the power and outcomes?
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Your dash setup is amazing. I like see all the attention to the details. Nice work! How hard was it to setup the electronic speedometer from the Esteem? I know you hook it in to HalTech system, but I'm wondering if I can convert my stock dash to get rid of the cable that I'm sure doesn't like boost too much from the sound it makes. I'll have to look at the Esteem to see if I can swap some parts out into the stock dash.
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sorry about the slow reply , yes very happy GTP , aim was 150kw , expected more , but was told that dyno was very conservative
first time driving a LSD fwd , scary , heaps of torque steer , need to go power steering .
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thanks gti 4 life , yes worked out well , bit of trial and error.
the electronic speedo drive signal goes straight to haltech ecu and the iq3 shows the reading .
the stock suzuki esteem works the same way
i did have trouble with the speed signal , tuner said he had to go to the highest filter to stop flicking, pretty sure it was my stupid over the top wiring to many multi deutsch connections.
the high filtered signal worked well , but the cruise control didnt like it.
didnt want to pull the dash out again to fix, so i one wire left on the loom which was easy access so i connected a haltech gps
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gps
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added adjustable top mounts
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adding power steering to help control the torque steer from the lsd
using my original power steering which came with car and a holden astra electric pump trw.
no room in the engine bay so its going in front wheel tub , just fits in , 15mm on full left lock
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they are a big pump arent they.
GTP
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they are a big pump arent they.
GTP
not that big considering its a motor ,pump and tank all in one
its up and running and works great :D
fitted the steering rack with original hydro lines , and added some 6AN weld ons to the pressure line
fitted its own circuit breaker .
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power steering switch fitted and nitrogen gassed up the shocks
already for a wheel alignment
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