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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:32 pm 
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1994 Suzuki Swift GT
Starts runs great so I take it to the road

1st gear pulling up to 4000rpm shift
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2nd gear pulling harder sound great up to 4000rpm shift
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3dr gear pulling harder 5000rpm I look at the speeddo almost 50 mph
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Then .......RAMO.... MOTHER OF GOD
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Ripped that hood right off the hinge
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Totaly on me.
I was checking the radiator while it was warming up and didn't latch the hood down
I was just going to move it out of the garage to do some work for Yummy B, and needed the space
but something came over me when it warmed up listening to the sound of the exhaust I was getting a little wood
next thing i know is I'm stabbin gears working the power band having a great time.......
till the hood slaps the windshield......DOAH!
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
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I don't let just anyone work on my cars. Like the saying goes, "You don't let another man mess with your wife, so why would you let him mess with your car".


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:04 pm 
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oh, brother! that always sucks! :evil:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:15 pm 
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this is about a $400-500 mistake. once you get used replacement parts. amirite ?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:17 pm 
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too bad we could have captured the look of horror on your face from beginning to end :lol: > :shock: > :oops:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:48 pm 
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so did you yell a 3 or 4 letter word when it happened ????? :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:08 pm 
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you're lucky you didn't kill yourself or anyone else.

small price to pay for a life long lesson.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:23 am 
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hmmm....

from these few pictures alone, I counted 11 swifts, forsa etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:35 am 
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clinty wrote:
hmmm....

from these few pictures alone, I counted 11 swifts, forsa etc.



Ya, Scotty is on one of this years Hoarders episodes. :mrgreen: I believe they're calling it Car mageddon.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:44 am 
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listening to the sound of the exhaust I was getting a little wood


Well now you can go out and get a piece of plywood to fab up a temporary, or canabalize one of your many spares.

Sorry to hear....I did that once on a chevy truck and damn near poo'd my pants. Hopefully you didnt also bust your windshield like I did.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:54 am 
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I probably would have done more damage to mine if it happened to me. The power doesn't come on strong till 4ooo rpms so I would've shifted at alot more r's and been going a bit faster. You should have got one of these when the price was low like I did. http://www.ebay.com/itm/250947716677?_t ... RI&vxp=mtr


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:18 pm 
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Can we presume you were "getting a little wood" on a public thoroughfare w/o benefit of registration & insurance?

Saw that happen once way back in the 60's when I was in HS. Shocked middle aged female driver lost control & went off the road. She was lucky, hood smashed WS where there was a hay field & nothing to hit. She did get showered in shards of glass. Gas station attendant had failed to latch hood.

My 1st cars were Sunbeam Alpines. Then I had SAAB 96-900 models for many years. All have hoods hinged at front.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:18 pm 
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top down@-40 wrote:
clinty wrote:
hmmm....

from these few pictures alone, I counted 11 swifts, forsa etc.



Ya, Scotty is on one of this years Hoarders episodes. :mrgreen: I believe they're calling it Car mageddon.


If I lived outside the city my yard would likely be full of cars too! :D

Rock auto has 2 hoods left at $100...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:34 pm 
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sorry about your misfortune, :( :( :( , I'll bet you were poopin razor-blades for a few seconds. (I've been there to, Its a surefire way to kill a sale during a t test drive, I'm here to tell ya. :thwack: :thwack: ) if its any help, Covey's auto parts in Marysville has two Hoods, Best wishes for a quick automotive recovery, Jonathan.

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1991 Vert (red) 129k 5sp,AC, Resto-Mod, 95% Done.(Clean SW car) Summer driver
1993 GT(Teal) 103k 5sp,AC,w/P-wdws, Resto-Mod,80% done.(Clean SW car) Custom Interior Next
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Found a hood still looking for the windshield
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
G-Whiz wrote:
I don't let just anyone work on my cars. Like the saying goes, "You don't let another man mess with your wife, so why would you let him mess with your car".


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:10 pm 
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If all the swift/Metro/sprint stuff you owned, were Guns ,bottled water, and freeze dried food, the Liberals would call you a "right wing, doomsday survivalist". :D :D . (Which I personally would take a complement. :lol: :lol: ) It seems I am not the only one who could build two or three metros/swifts if we only had a solid Tub to work with. Congratulations on your for-sight to stockpile (read hoard, :D ) a good supply of replacements. also kudos for finding an understanding spouse (Truly a rare find to find someone who accepts a fleet of cars parked outside.) Best wishes, Jonathan

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1987 Sprint Turbo (Red) 75k 5sp,AC, w/cruise, Resto-Mod,owned since 1997) (looking for dash)
1989 GTI (white)104k 5sp,AC (Resto-mod completed 1999). (looks great, But rusted out ,need clean southern body.)Help!?
1991 Vert (red) 129k 5sp,AC, Resto-Mod, 95% Done.(Clean SW car) Summer driver
1993 GT(Teal) 103k 5sp,AC,w/P-wdws, Resto-Mod,80% done.(Clean SW car) Custom Interior Next
1994 Swift GS 4Dr sedan Ford Kona Blue 87k 1.3 SOHC


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:43 am 
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been there done that .....didn't like it either
suprised that you didn't allready have have the hood in the right color :lol:
glad that everything turned out as well as it did.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:31 pm 
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good lord, he has all the spare parts in his garage. that's how it's done on teamswift

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To do: finish stereo, 4000K H4 HIDs, short block replacement
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:23 am 
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had that happen to me once with an old model Jimny...fortunately my windshield did not crack, but the impact moved it within the frame where the bottom of the glass was almost off the frame’s edge.

Hope you get it sorted quickly!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:37 pm 
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I'm on a roll
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I finished up the 95 metro
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after beating the bushes for a solid two month.
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SSSsssOOOOoo I thought I would pull the Tracker windshield out of the parts car
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
G-Whiz wrote:
I don't let just anyone work on my cars. Like the saying goes, "You don't let another man mess with your wife, so why would you let him mess with your car".


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:07 pm 
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UPDATE :
Unless you guys out there thinking I'm out of the Suzuki swift/geo/chevy sprint game because i have put up "El Turdbo" for sale.
These pictures around the estate should be proof I'm still in......
..My fav is the first generation Chevy Sprin/t Suzuki Forsa
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My top are 88-87 Chevy Sprint Turbo,1989 Suzuki Swift GTi, 1993 Geo Convertible
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when was the last time you saw a 1964 buick wildcat on the road.?
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
G-Whiz wrote:
I don't let just anyone work on my cars. Like the saying goes, "You don't let another man mess with your wife, so why would you let him mess with your car".


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:15 pm 
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I have the same engine in my boat that you have in that Wildcat.



Ken..........


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:32 pm 
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91 ragtop wrote:
I have the same engine in my boat that you have in that Wildcat.



Ken..........

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Sorry not mine just thought i would take a picture because at the time I was taken aback a bit because
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
G-Whiz wrote:
I don't let just anyone work on my cars. Like the saying goes, "You don't let another man mess with your wife, so why would you let him mess with your car".


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:03 pm 
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."ElTurdbo" went to a good home but before she went she bit me one last time while I was installing a CC set up


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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
G-Whiz wrote:
I don't let just anyone work on my cars. Like the saying goes, "You don't let another man mess with your wife, so why would you let him mess with your car".


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:26 pm 
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my new truck did I need it .? no
why..?? good question save it from a crusher
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