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Re: Thanks & More Questions - Suzuki Powered Sport Car
Ok, for what you're building, and it's weight, here's my idea of a recipe. I'd find an '89-'93 Suzuki Swift GTi engine, running or not. This engine uses a forged steel solid and internally balanced crank, very heavy rods, and free floating pistons. Get a wiring harness from Brent at Trail Tough. Use a Samurai post '88 transmission, as the top ratios between 4th and 5th are pretty close, with 5th being an overdrive (.864). Use a Samurai's clutch, I'm really impressed with the dual friction one from Petroworks. If you don't want to run an injected and computerized motor, I do have a full recipe for an 8-valve head combo, but it's pretty expensive to put together. I know most think an 8v can't flow as much as a 16v, but to give you some idea, I'm running a 38mm syncronous carb and it's awesome. If you do run the injection, there are a lot of add on chips, turbo's, ect. for that engine available. Here are the trans ratios for the Samurai trans:
The Samurai's transfer case uses a factory reduction in hi, to compensate for the small engine. The output ratio is 1.409 in hi, and 2.268 in low. Hope this helps,
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