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Awesome! Following with interest :thumbs: 

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steering column welded in place, just need to make a bracket to extend the tie rod joining point, this should reduce the amount of steering angle needed to move the wheels and stop my legs getting in the way of steering movements.

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Mint, i love these new Suzuki's.  I saw one on the road the other day and got all excited.  How does it drive??  I want one.

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As above, the new motor looks ace. Is there going to be a fast (ish) one?

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12 hours ago, marzman said:

Mint, i love these new Suzuki's.  I saw one on the road the other day and got all excited.  How does it drive??  I want one.

It's very softly sprung so you can easily rock it just with light hand force, now I am used to it, I feel more confident in the corners. 

It's slow, I haven't really gone past 3.5K rpm due to running in but the engine is noisy and so is the trans. 

If you do lots of motorway miles don't buy one as the high sides mean you have to stay focused in case of gusts.

Good points;

Agricultural in feeling and will last a life time without issue, simple to fix.

With the rear seats down the side opening door allows me to get a couple of ice hockey kit bags in easily.

The visibility is by far the best out of any car I have driven, you can spot every corner, the mirrors point so low down you can see the full rear wheels for placement.

Averaging 40mpg on a mix of town, rural and dual carriage ways.

The gadgets on the base spec is decent.

Feels like a defender but smaller and more economical = reason I bought it.

 

They won't bring out a fast one as it would kill you in the corners but a few extra hp would be fine as my dads disco sport handles about the same but is more powerful.

Plenty of space to fit a turbo.... not even checked engine codes yet as I know suzuki do a 1.5 turbo in some cars and I have a spare gt25/28 from my 200sx. (keeping it standard and reliable).

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Great work. This thread is a refreshing and alternative read. I'm loving it.:thumbs:

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As per usual i end up trawling facebook market place for scrap. Picked this up for £35.

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a 90cc 4 stroke quad with a non running engine. 

Good points; suspension is better twin arm design and will sit better in the ferrari body with more flush wheels.

engine doesn't have any holes in the block and uses an electric starter.

hydro brakes front wheels and one big one at back.

Bad points; frame is dead, rust everywhere and the wiring is a mess.

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need to make new mount points.

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hopefully just the stator is dead(from the looks of it) waiting for a battery so I can test the starter and check compression.

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ferraris are mid engine'd lol wont work at the front sadly due to the horizontal angle and its going to be a pain to run that length of chain.

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the main downside is the rear suspension needs totally re done as the drive sproket is now on the other side and will hit everything.

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Compression isn't great, 100psi but the spark plug hole is tiny and my tester isn't designed for it so its probably a tad higher.

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main thing is the starter works and it has some.

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who knows if this is right but it was too tight to begin with so I slackened off the intake side a tad as the exhaust side seemed better.

made a mess changing the oil too.

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1 hour ago, scobie140 said:

This has evolved so much more than i expected already

yeah but its one step forward two backwards lol. Hopefully if the wife lets me I will get the new engine mount fitted which should be simple enough to cut off the rotten frame and weld onto the better one then I will have a set location where I need to line the sprockets up and go from there.

The shock on the rotten frame is stiffer but not in great shape, toyed with a twin in line setup but it will add weight which I dont want.

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