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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-11-2003, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

OK guys.

I've been toying with the idea lately of sticking a complete GTI engine in my zook. I would want to keep the head and EFI to have the benefits of fuel injection, not to mention the power (115hp for the Jap spec one)

The one thing that concerns me is that being in New Zealand, my zook is right hand drive, so the brake booster is on the other side, and I'm wondering if it would interfere with the GTI's intake manifold.

Are there any Pom's or Aussie's out there who have seen this swap done on a RHD zook?

I need to satisfy my curiosity before I think too hard about this swap and talk myself into it!

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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

ANYONE????

Someone who has seen one must be lurking here?? Speak up or forever hold your peace!

A web link?

Anything?

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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

Hey Ben,

Send me all your RHD components and I'll send you all my LHD components and we'll both have unique trucks!
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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

Ben, you could try useing a remote mounted boster like what the old Hillman Hunters had. Chances of find a hunter one now would probably be slim but I'm sure some other cars must of had them to.
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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

is it the 'can' or the MC its self you're worried about ?

if its the booster can, you could try something along the lines of the ZF hydraulic booster found on BMW's /Audi /Benz's. the pump is a bolt on, belt drive piece that wouldnt be hard to mount up. the booster on those is about 1.5" in diameter.

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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

Ben, It almost has to work or suzisport in aus wouldn't have developed the disty adaptor to plug a DOHC
swift into a Samurai/sierra/413... I tried to do some looking on there site, but couldn't find the adaptor.
Their site is more messed up and slowere than RRO's...

here's the link
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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

I dont recall much about it but with certain master cylenders you dont need the booster although I dont recall if it was being done on a samurai jeep or toyota
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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

Actually the pre 86 SJ 410's had manual breakes, no boster. The Calipers at least are similar. At least, I have
sami calipers and rotors on my 84.
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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

The mountings are different between the non servo and servo 410s. The holes are spaced differently and the bolts go in from the opposite direction. It is possible to swop them but its not a straight swop. Isn't the Swift engine basically the same as that fitted in the 16V Track/Kick?
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Re: Right hand drive with GTI engine swap???

James, the Swift GTI he's talkng about is a 1.3 block with a 16V DOHC head and FI. The kick came 8v or 16V
on a 1.6 block thats differnent from the 1.3 sami or swift. the GTI/GT 1.3 has a better crank and much stronger
rods. The GTI/GT bottom end will live out to the 10K rpm range which the sami 1.3 won't do.
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