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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:55 pm 
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Hello everybody!

My name is Jan, AKA Salto.
I'm from the netherlands, and have owned a few suzuki's, and own my 3rd swift now.

This was my first swift, a 4 door GA with a gti nose..

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which ended up like this.. :( :

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Then, i got my hands on a GTi, which is called "the white hooker" in holland, because it's sold and resold every year or so.

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2 months ago i bought another MK1, as a trackday car, because my Mzada RX-7 project will take another year to finish.
With this car i'm competing in the Dutch Time-attack series..

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It's not a swift, but maybe interesting for you guys..

My old Suzuki Alto:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:00 pm 
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welcome. :D

we're happy to have you here.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:06 pm 
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That Alto must have been a pretty wild ride! nice GTI's too. Glad to have ya here.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Thanks!

The alto ran great, at my first real testdrive I was passed by a Lotus Elise with a good 180 km/h.
The look on his face when we passed him in the Alto with about 200km/h is priceless..
Not that it was actually faster then an elise, but just passing it that fast with a dinky toy like that was great.


for the people who are interested, these are my other cars:

Daily drive, Peugeot 205 (1.8l diesel):

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Race car project, Mazda RX7 FC3S non-turbo:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Q0qXkoh98&hd=1


Donor car, Mazda RX7 FC3S with turbo:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Welcome aboard.
+2 on the Alto. Reminds me of the Justy I rented in Hungary. Unexpected fun!

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Outstanding taste in vehicles.
Welcome to the site, brother!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:52 am 
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Thanks..

My taste.. i'm not sure.. have you seen I own a peugeot 205?
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Salto wrote:
Thanks..

My taste.. i'm not sure.. have you seen I own a peugeot 205?
:mrgreen:


Well it would be good if it was a 205gti 8)

How was the twincam in alto conversion??? wouldn't mind doing one myself.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:46 am 
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pretty easy actually..
It drops right in, you need to take the swift GTi gearing, and put it in the alto housing(exept the forks of the shifting meganism)
Modify the engine mounts, and you have yourself a alto GTi

I didn't do the wiring myself though, because i'm not really good at that stuff.


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http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=GESDK73H

here are the pictures of the complete project.
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Wow, that has always been a dream of mine; gti engine into an alto conversion.
My mom had that model in 4drs. I've only seen 2 2drs alto here, but i think they're gone by now.
Nice job! You still have the alto?

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Salto what engine was in the Alto, all the Alto's here are F8 powered.

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My alto had the G10B i think.

1.0 litre 4 cilinder.


I dont have the alto anymore. I sold it a few years ago.
The guy who bougth it from me used it for sprinting, and eventually became national champion with it.
After he sold it i lost track of it. shame really.


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We didn't get that engine here in NZ in any car, otherwise I would've bolted on a twin cam head and made a rev happy 1L :twisted:

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haha, that's another possibility, i just took the easy way, because i'm not a mechanic or engine builder
Everything i know, i learned from just doing it, reading a lot on the internet.

when i was 18, i couln't even install my own radio. :mrgreen:

The alto model I had was based on the Maruti zen from india, and was manifactured as suzuki Alto in hungary.
all have the 1.0L, the older alto's have got the f8b, the newer ones have a 1.1 engine(don't know the code)


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Dattman wrote:
We didn't get that engine here in NZ in any car, otherwise I would've bolted on a twin cam head and made a rev happy 1L :twisted:


We did get the 4cyl 1L here.

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New pics!

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New car!
went for a "bought not built"approach..

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Current state of the car isnt even near those pictures, sadly... nice ride though, and once again thanks for the doorpannels :) good luck turning it into a Salto-ride!


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Great pictures Salto fron holland .....Question did the white hooker have a rears way bar on it.?
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The stock suspension setup of the mk1 swift can't be upgraded with a swaybar..
The whole suspension setup would have to be changed to independant suspension for that to work.

On the white hooker, and my black time-attack swift are/were no swaybar present on the rear..


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Great article …Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:03 pm 
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no thanks mate.

today I weighed thew MK1..

With the freshly built in half rollcage, and a full tank of petrol, it weighed in at 715 kilograms.
Yeeey!

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and the cage:

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I havent updated here for a while... so here goes.

I started with this 1995 swift GTi..

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It has seen better days(see below)

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Nice stock interior though

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Some meters and stuff.

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The engine bay (yes it's a turbo):

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Together with the other old girl:

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All nice.. but not exactly what I want.. because it's gonna be my time attack/trackday car..

So first things first.. I ditched everything I could.

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cleaned up the engine-bay a bit..

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and started buying a few bits and pieces..

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The old clutch wasn't that good anymore..

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and the gearbox was dead aswell..

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So we threw in the new ACT-clutch and a new(stock) gearbox.

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And she finally drove for the first time since i bought her..

then it was time to look at the bodywork..

first we weighed the car..

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Then we had to strip the front to see what we were working with, and fit new panels....

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and we found quite a lot of rust..

left front:

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right front:

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all down to the bottom of the interior..

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but we found a great welder to fix it for us..

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Then we had to fix the wiring loom, because the alarm-system and standalone ecu were installed kinda messy and not how and where i wanted it to be.
We even ended up removing the alarm-system alltogether.

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and we went from from..

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to..

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Then the bodywork went back on, still not entirely the way i want it.. but it will do for now

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Then the last preparations needed to be done for the first Time-attack event..

Catchtank:

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Other camcover MK2 instead of mk3.

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Half cage was welded in.

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Seat and 6-point harness mounted(finally)

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Door panels fabricated

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Family picture was taken (all 3 are mine)

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Then it was time-attack time.

At the paddock we found out the waterpump wass leaking, but decided to go for it anyhow..

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so.. time to get stickered up, get trough inspection and briefing.. and hit the track..

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Ended up 10th of my class, and 6th in the finale good for a sixth place in points..

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-LVS7WLEI.jpg

well that was it for the mk3 for now..


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:12 pm 
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And..my mate drove the MK1

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Beautiful documentation....keep up the good work!

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