Samurai w/ V8s - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Suzuki
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2006, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 19129
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 169
Send a message via ICQ to SPINALDEX Send a message via AIM to SPINALDEX
Samurai w/ V8 - Radiator in the back questions

A guy wants to sell me his Samurai with a 350/T350 mated to a Toy T-Case using Advance Adapters, well Adapter
.
It's a good little project rig(toy axles on 35"s, crawler gears, etc), and it's been done right from what I've seen in a few pictures, although I'll see it in person this coming week.

Anyway, since the motor's so big for the thing he tossed the radiator in the back and just basically clamped it in for now. If I get it, I would want to clean it up a bit, and I was hoping to see some pics of what others have done when putting the radiator in the back. I'm going to drive it to the trails, so she will have a soft top on her, and I'd like to keep from having a huge ass fan blowing shit all over, so any suggestions with some cool fab jobs to keep the noise lower but keep the cooling good would be awesome. Non-zuk pictures showing radiators in the back are cool too, just trying to get some ideas!

Thanks in advance
__________________
SPINALDEX
-------------------------------------

Last edited by SPINALDEX; 09-03-2006 at 03:23 PM.
SPINALDEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2006, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Member # 22191
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Posts: 797
Send a message via MSN to Crab Bait
Arrow Radiator fit

One was FOR SALE on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/The-O...QQcmdZViewItem located here in Hawai'i

I believe it would not pass 'RECON' on my island (OAHU) even thought it had the sticker on the rear bumper. Hell I have one on my RoCk CrAwLeR
__________________
Zuki Owners; Engineering Innovation not Repetitious "Tuesday" Imitators

Last edited by Crab Bait; 09-03-2006 at 04:22 PM.
Crab Bait is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-03-2006, 10:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 19129
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 169
Send a message via ICQ to SPINALDEX Send a message via AIM to SPINALDEX
Interesting .. he has a 302 and was able to keep a radiator in the front. This guy put in a 350, I'm guessing it's either a bit longer or he kept it too far upfront and didn' thave enough room? Now I'm startingto wonder if I could keep it up front. If not, I was even thinking about cutting it and making it a flatbed. Then just keep it at back with the gear and make a custom softtop ...
Anyone else got pics?
__________________
SPINALDEX
-------------------------------------
SPINALDEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 56446
Location: Rohnert Park,CA
Posts: 180
Chevy has the distributor in back,so youd have to allow a little room for clearance.That was the limiting factor when mounting up my V-6.

You could shave as much room as possible up front to try and squeeze the radiator up there.A short waterpump and a minimum of v-belts.....or better yet,a serpentine setup can save you a few inches.
__________________
86JX....Rescued from a tweeker for $200.
Chevy 2.8L TBI V-6,T-5,Dana300,Dana44's,Toyota P/S,SPOA,33's,Locked and LSD,Lots of rust,Hit by a bus.....no problem!

Last edited by Chevzuki; 09-04-2006 at 03:23 PM.
Chevzuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
zukibrothers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26165
Location: iowa
Posts: 473
Send a message via Yahoo to zukibrothers
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPINALDEX
A guy wants to sell me his Samurai with a 350/T350 mated to a Toy T-Case using Advance Adapters, well Adapter
.
It's a good little project rig(toy axles on 35"s, crawler gears, etc), and it's been done right from what I've seen in a few pictures, although I'll see it in person this coming week.

Anyway, since the motor's so big for the thing he tossed the radiator in the back and just basically clamped it in for now. If I get it, I would want to clean it up a bit, and I was hoping to see some pics of what others have done when putting the radiator in the back. I'm going to drive it to the trails, so she will have a soft top on her, and I'd like to keep from having a huge ass fan blowing shit all over, so any suggestions with some cool fab jobs to keep the noise lower but keep the cooling good would be awesome. Non-zuk pictures showing radiators in the back are cool too, just trying to get some ideas!

Thanks in advance
my buddy has a setup just like you explained. he even has a back seat in it and carries passengers now and then. it makes the back seat a bit warm, but as long as you don't accdently rest your arm on the radiator it isn't unconfortable. in the front seat you dont even realize that it is back there. i didn't get any pictures specifcally of the raditor, but here are a few that kinda show it.

if you want my opionion, the 350 is just to much motor for the samurai and to much weight, but my buddy really likes his.

zukibrothers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 05:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Member # 9033
Location: Vancouver BC, Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 1,342
I need a front view



































of the blond, of course.
__________________
UA 2013 participant
Thank you: Nitto Tires, Polyperformance, Nitro Gear and Axle, Bubba Rope.
MudKick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 09:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 18872
Location: Shingle Springs, Ca
Posts: 115
I have been thinking about putting a later model 302 with propane injection in a zuki, but I am not sure what exactly would have to be done to the frame to support 300+ ft/lbs of torque.
__________________
71 Burban p-pumped 12 valve cummins
95bronc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 11:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 19129
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 169
Send a message via ICQ to SPINALDEX Send a message via AIM to SPINALDEX
Just cage the the front end, tie it all in to the frame. Maybe add an extra bar around the oil pan and to the two frame rails. Personally, I'm going to cage the whole damn thing inside and outside ... I doubt I'll have a problem. I'm more worried about ripping axles to shreds
__________________
SPINALDEX
-------------------------------------
SPINALDEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 11:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Member # 18872
Location: Shingle Springs, Ca
Posts: 115
I am thinking unimog 406's...
__________________
71 Burban p-pumped 12 valve cummins
95bronc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 11:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
zukibrothers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26165
Location: iowa
Posts: 473
Send a message via Yahoo to zukibrothers
Quote:
Originally Posted by MudKick
I need a front view



































of the blond, of course.
this would not be the appropriate forum for that...
zukibrothers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 11:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 39084
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by zukibrothers
this would not be the appropriate forum for that...
Oh common u know you wanna see em too
__________________
'87 Zuk, Toyota axle swap & lots of goodies
LiftedSuzuki101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 11:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Member # 50557
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 973
I wouldn't fall for "Dealer talk"... V-8's in a samurai is 10x overkill... the stock engine has enough torque to twist rear axles, explode the differential, and grenade the berfields... granted you have the right gears for it... plus they stay cooler and run for a lot longer...

v8, mounting fabrication, transmission, exhaust (gotta be custom, this ain't no 73 Nova) and custom center driveline: about $3000...

4.38 diff gears (Might be lower, I haven't ran anything that size), and a 6:1 T-case: under $1800

One will get you up a hill... the other will weigh you to the buttom of that hill.
__________________
Sounds like bay, not ass.

Last edited by Bass Man; 09-06-2006 at 11:32 PM.
Bass Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 01:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
zukibrothers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member # 26165
Location: iowa
Posts: 473
Send a message via Yahoo to zukibrothers
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiftedSuzuki101
Oh common u know you wanna see em too

oh, are right, here is the blond.


oh waite a minute, that wasn't it.

tell you what, if you really want to see, i do have some interesting pictures(nothing naked though) of her and a few others on my flickr site, but i am not going to help you find them, they are burried somehwhere in my 2500 pictures. www.flickr.com/photos/chadreschly

Last edited by zukibrothers; 09-07-2006 at 01:21 AM.
zukibrothers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 11:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member # 40759
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crab Bait
One was FOR SALE on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/The-O...QQcmdZViewItem located here in Hawai'i

I believe it would not pass 'RECON' on my island (OAHU) even thought it had the sticker on the rear bumper. Hell I have one on my RoCk CrAwLeR
Is it me or is this just a sammy body mounted on a cut up truck chasis?
It looks like a c-channel frame to me. Not exactly a sammy with a v-8 but more like a sammy body on a truck chasis. Correct me if I'm wrong.
jamesmross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 09:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Member # 50557
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 973
Aye it is!! good eye... They did a good job of mounting it too!
__________________
Sounds like bay, not ass.
Bass Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2006, 11:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Member # 22191
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Posts: 797
Send a message via MSN to Crab Bait
Lightbulb Curious minds

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesmross
Is it me or is this just a sammy body mounted on a cut up truck chasis?
It looks like a c-channel frame to me. Not exactly a sammy with a v-8 but more like a sammy body on a truck chasis. Correct me if I'm wrong.
If you really want to know, I could call the guy up and check it out for all of us...since he didn't sell it.
__________________
Zuki Owners; Engineering Innovation not Repetitious "Tuesday" Imitators
Crab Bait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2006, 07:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
McDerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Member # 23250
Location: Maine
Posts: 101
Its a ford Ranger Frame / BroncoII you cant mistake the front crossmember
__________________
Bump stops, pfft.
McDerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.