Old Ladys New Ride - 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 LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2015, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Old Ladys New Ride

A few years ago I struck gold when I met my woman, she had never been wheeling and after a couple trips she fell in love with it, probably more in love with it then me.

Over the last year she has been more then supportive in my Truggy build-up helping me out and putting up with long nights in the shop.



So now that it is pretty much tied up, she has been dropping hints about wanting a small street friendly rig she can drive around town, take to the beach, and do some moderate wheeling.

Here requests were, 5-Speed, Drop Top... I told her if she got a Jeep I was leaving her.... I said 1st gen 4Runner or Sami.

Then the stars aligned and the angels sang. I was out doing a service call and noticed a Sami sitting in the weeds.





Asked the old guy what the story was with it and if it was for sale, he said it was his dead dads, the carb needed work, and everything is for sale for the right price.


$300 later....


I feel this thing is CLEAN, 54,000 original miles only a bit of rust on the hood and bottom of pass door. No dents or rust in any other spots.

The plan is simple, Find a cheap carb to make sure the engine is good (Compression is OK-ish) if not 1.6 FI swap, T-case gears, SOA with YJ's, 31's or 32's, Rear locker. Drive.
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by RSWORDS; 02-07-2015 at 08:11 AM.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2015, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Member # 21320
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 7,627
Cute Jeep
__________________
TDI swapped lwb Samurai
BCzuk is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 02-07-2015, 06:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
AttemptingTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Member # 63087
Location: Sherman CT
Posts: 650
Send a message via AIM to AttemptingTJ
Awesome. Harley carb!
__________________
-Ben
87 zuk, lots of pipe, toy axles, yjs, 36" tsl's, wrx seats, 5gal cell.
AttemptingTJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2015, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
Rock God
 
adamwende's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Member # 193461
Location: It's hot... AZ
Posts: 1,348
^^^^^ And then turbo! That's a sweet find. Welcome to the dark side by the way...
__________________
AZ Undertaker

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
adamwende is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2015, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamwende View Post
^^^^^ And then turbo! That's a sweet find. Welcome to the dark side by the way...
Hell I just want to find a stick carb to make sure the engine is good.

I'm sure my spare yota axles, gears and lockers will end up under it.
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2015, 03:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Member # 550610
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
Hell of a deal!
rhale is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2015, 06:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
YotaAtieToo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25632
Location: Magalia, Jefferson State
Posts: 11,252
Nice score, I paid $300 for a no title, doors, top, or drive train roller not too long ago..... Hard to find them over here.

Won't a soa and yjs be a little tall for 31s? Definitely want to keep it low for a beginner, the narrow Trac width combined with the short wheel base can get you in trouble in a hurry on up hill wheelin.

Might want to add power steering to your list also.
YotaAtieToo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2015, 07:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Member # 127059
Location: mechanicsville va
Posts: 179
Looks like a nice clean slate to work from. They are getting harder to find in that shape in Va.
trmartin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-11-2015, 11:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Member # 127171
Location: Humble, Tx
Posts: 5,114
I hate you, sweet Jeep.
sleepsontoilet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2015, 07:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
So tonight i Put a weber I got real cheap on it... Tossed a spare battery I had in... And drove my now $350 Sami around the hood.
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2015, 07:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
Rock God
 
adamwende's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Member # 193461
Location: It's hot... AZ
Posts: 1,348
Over paid on that Weber.
__________________
AZ Undertaker

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
adamwende is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2015, 07:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamwende View Post
Over paid on that Weber.
Nope...

She won't wheel it hard enough to have issues. Still looking for a FI 1.6 for a swap though.
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2015, 10:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
nbk9nbk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Member # 230672
Posts: 548
50 for a webber he could sell it for 150 on ebay... when hes done and make it a 200 sammy....but mine runs great and would never want to tune and jet a Harley carb
nbk9nbk is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2015, 10:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Question.

With the weber, can I disconnect everything vacumn operadted except the distributor and just plug them? I now the factory carb uses all kind of crazy sensors and what not. I don't see anything that is required without the factory carb though.

Us the fuel pump regulated by vacumn? I see a port on it.

All this came to me in pieces.
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by RSWORDS; 03-16-2015 at 10:18 AM.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2015, 03:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
New set of tires and she took it to the Budds creek off road expo to ride the course. Nothing challenging at all but she wanted to get a feel for it offroad and I felt it was a good place that I could coach being close by.... She never slowed down enough to get any advice, just aired down the massive 215's and drove the wheels off it.

Also figured if I was taking hers might as well take mine, Should have left it home, managed to break the steering on some the mildest wheeling I have ever done.



Third one in this video.

Since we got home She has now been drooling all over the lowrange site...
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by RSWORDS; 06-22-2015 at 03:47 PM.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2015, 05:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
YotaAtieToo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25632
Location: Magalia, Jefferson State
Posts: 11,252
Drop some lower tcase gears into it, they should have came with 4:1s from the factory. The 6.4s were the best mod I ever did. You can do all the mods you want, but burning the shit out of the clutch on every obstical sucks.

BTW, what length is your trailer? I was hoping to fit my 4runner and small Sami on the same trailer some day.

Last edited by YotaAtieToo; 06-22-2015 at 05:35 PM.
YotaAtieToo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2015, 05:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Member # 133009
Location: Memphis 10
Posts: 3,308
YJ springs, power steering, transfer case gears, 31's and cut her loose!!
__________________
86 Zook. Links are for websites.
DirtRoads is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2015, 06:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by YotaAtieToo View Post
Drop some lower tcase gears into it, they should have came with 4:1s from the factory. The 6.4s were the best mod I ever did. You can do all the mods you want, but burning the shit out of the clutch on every obstical sucks.

BTW, what length is your trailer? I was hoping to fit my 4runner and small Sami on the same trailer some day.
22' I have the sami pulled all the way forward and about 2" between the two
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-26-2018, 08:00 PM   #19 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Wow... almost 4 years...

Well she managed to blow up the 1.3 so I went on the hunt. Found a 16v tracker 1.6 with under 85k. $200 for the whole truck. Motor cranks over and that's as far as I looked into it.

Been talking to Sean at aftermarket4x4 and will be getting his adaptor plate and having him modify the harness and gauge cluster.

Probably going to go with dodge 318 mounts.
Attached Images
   
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by RSWORDS; 12-26-2018 at 08:01 PM.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-26-2018, 11:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Member # 71584
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 566
Why a SOA for a mild wheeler that's daily driven? 31's fit easy without the hassles of SOA
Gwagensteve is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2018, 05:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gwagensteve View Post
Why a SOA for a mild wheeler that's daily driven? 31's fit easy without the hassles of SOA
Yeah I'm thinking of just some trail gear 3" springs (already have the front or rear set cant remember which)

If not then some YJs
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2018, 06:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
AFTERMARKET4X4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Member # 9464
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 2,698
You got a fun project to build and play with! You’re gonna love the 16v swap!


.
__________________
Bunch of Zuk's for wheelin!
'08 F450 FUMMINS for hauling my JuNk!
AFTERMARKET4X4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2018, 06:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
RSWORDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member # 49595
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 6,341
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by AFTERMARKET4X4 View Post
You got a fun project to build and play with! You’re gonna love the 16v swap!


.
Hopefully I get this thing pulled tomorrow to get the harness and gauge cluster to you.

I'm gonna start a new thread with the process. In all my searching all I find is lots of talking but no pictures. I'm pictures kinda a guy
__________________


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thank you to the companies that have helped me out

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RSWORDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 12:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.