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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Hi there not too sure if this is the right place to put this but I have found alot of useful information on this forum and thought that you might like to see what I have been doing with it. In Australia and a couple of other places we get a little utility vehicle called a Mighty Boy. I paid $500 for mine and it was in pretty good condition with 219,000 km on it and a very worn out 550cc engine. This is what it looked like when I bought it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:12 pm 
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I got a grill for it and put on a set of rims that I had lying around from my AE86 Sprinter. They are a little on the large side but they look the part :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:14 pm 
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OK so the old engine was buggered and after doing a lot of research I found out that the G10A would fit in the Mighty Boy. I did some looking around and found a swift with the right engine at an auction. This is what a $150 swift from the auctions looks like. It is the G10A with 5 speed, power steering and Air con. This thing is pretty smick. It has 134,000km on the clock and the engine is really clean. I have taken it for a strap and it goes pretty well so the MB should get along ok. The long term plan is to fit a cam and fuel injection. I will drop the Adaptronic of the Sprinter as it is only $100 for a new loom and I am never going to drive both at once. Will be interesting to see what it can do.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Mighty Boy engine bay
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Mightboy Strut and drive shaft (Passenger side)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:17 pm 
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So the next challange was to try and get the swift suspension and drive shafts to mount up to the Mighty Boy so that I could run the bigger brakes and stuff. Not the easiest thing in the world but made much easier for the fact that a lot of the suzuki stuff is interchangeable.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:48 am 
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Wow just realized that I haven't updated this for ages. Since we spoke last I have done the following:

Flared the front and rear wheel arches to take the 165/55/14 tyres

Fitted GTI front suspension including Suzisport struts and King springs

Complete strip and respray

Engine has been in and running but is coming out again for a new timing belt and to finish of the extractors that I have made for it. They are 1.5" primary with a 30" primary to the first collector. This should be a pretty good match to the 3Tech 222 cam that I have sitting here and a 10+ sprocket.

The plan is to dyno the thing through each stage to get an idea on what sort of difference to power it is all making. It might be a little embarrassing but at least it will put the info out there.

I have also just bought a set of ITB from a Daytona 675 that I am going to try and fit up.

Hope you like the photos.

Bye for now..... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:15 am 
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Since the Mighty Boy and your donor car are both made by Suzuki, did you have to modify the transmission linkage?

Beautiful project car. I'll bet you get a lot of compliments.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:32 pm 
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It was very simple with the gear linkage as they looked exactly the same it was just the swift one was a little longer so I had to trim the length down some and it was good to go. Happy to take a couple of photos of you are interested.

Thanks for the kind words.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:55 am 
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thanks for the pics of your mightyboy. i drift over the team mightyboy and look over what is there. i would enjoy one of those but getting parts for it over here in the states would really be rough.

i also enjoyed a few posts there on the fronte as well. you have some interesting vehicles down there.

i'm still laughing over the pics of the Tata that's posted there


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Very cool!! Would love to have something like that!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:19 pm 
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Ok I haven't update for a while but the car was on the dyno this morning so I though that I would pop up the dyno sheet.

The engine now has:
3 tech 10 degree cam wheel
3 tech 222 cam, and
Extractors with 1.5" primary into 2" collector with a length of around 25" from valve to collector.

I didn't manage to get a run with the standard engine so I realise it is pretty hard to compare, also these engines in Australia run a carby so are down on power compared to your ones.

This was really a base line run to see how much extra the ITB's that I am fitting will make.

Cheers
Paul


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Great work! Gotta love a 86 with no rust! Not so in the Minnesota USA rust belt. :puke: That G10 is carbed? :huh: Interesting........... :study: Congrats on a great project! :clap:

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