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Old 09-17-2008, 02:56 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input.

I have located a sidekick torque converter, so that should eliminate any problems in that area.

I currently have the side kick 3 speed auto that also has the t/v cable and plan to adapt the t/v control cable to the same throttle linkage. There are adjustments within the cable. I do not expect too much difficulty here.

One thing that confusses me though. I have been running the 3 sped auto, 6.5:1 transfer case gears and 5.29 axle gears with 37" tires for 2 years, I have found no need for lower gears. Any time I want to I can spin the tires or merely crawl and have never been at a loss for power to turn the tires on rocks. Why would you want dual transfer cases?
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:11 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input.

I have located a sidekick torque converter, so that should eliminate any problems in that area.

I currently have the side kick 3 speed auto that also has the t/v cable and plan to adapt the t/v control cable to the same throttle linkage. There are adjustments within the cable. I do not expect too much difficulty here.

One thing that confusses me though. I have been running the 3 sped auto, 6.5:1 transfer case gears and 5.29 axle gears with 37" tires for 2 years, I have found no need for lower gears. Any time I want to I can spin the tires or merely crawl and have never been at a loss for power to turn the tires on rocks. Why would you want dual transfer cases?
HOLD OFF ON THAT TORQUE CONVERTER!
It wont work with your transmission since yours is not a lock-up (AW-71L), the sidekick version is a lock-up style. The lock-up type has an extra splined section and is not interchangable with the non lock-up.

If your going to drive it on the street, GEAR IT FOR THE STREET, the off road gearing will work its self out. I agree, I dont think the 'no such thing as too low' saying applies here, you dont want to be in overdrive at 4 MPH. I have 4:1 T-case, Kicker3, 4.10 gears behind a 3-speed auto. I never "need" to engage the Kicker3. I can crawl and have wheel speed on demand
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There are a few free mods you can do to the transmission to firm up the shifts (like a shift kit) so it runs cooler and shifts better
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There are a few free mods you can do to the transmission to firm up the shifts (like a shift kit) so it runs cooler and shifts better

Got any links to a shift kit for this? (thinking the GV).
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:13 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Got any links to a shift kit for this? (thinking the GV).
this should get you started:

http://www.heebspeed.com/?page_id=12

http://www.heebspeed.com/?page_id=10

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=108965

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is it just me or did your links not work?
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If your going to drive it on the street, GEAR IT FOR THE STREET, the off road gearing will work its self out.
one of the best things you can do... it just happens to be my reason for pondering the wonders of .62 overdrive! so much better to plan from the beginning...
hope this writeup goes into road (on and off) testing driveability before it dies
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hope this writeup goes into road (on and off) testing driveability before it dies
me too, these threads usually fizzle out and you never hear how things work out
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is it just me or did your links not work?
Worked fine for me.
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You will find that I don't easily quit. I took the Volvo Torque converter and flex plate to a local transmission specialist today. They are to get back with me soon.

If nothing else, we will have their machine shop drill the flex plate, and go forward. I will let you know.

PS. I did some research first and fell this will work. I cannot see why a Samurai cannot go down the highway and still be a good rock crawler, damn, if j--ps can do it, why cann't we do it better?
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You will find that I don't easily quit. I took the Volvo Torque converter and flex plate to a local transmission specialist today. They are to get back with me soon.

If nothing else, we will have their machine shop drill the flex plate, and go forward. I will let you know.

PS. I did some research first and fell this will work. I cannot see why a Samurai cannot go down the highway and still be a good rock crawler, damn, if j--ps can do it, why cann't we do it better?
Wildweasel and frizuki redrilled the flexplate, thats not a big deal.
I cant drive on the highway with the 3-speed, but the OD would have helped. I have been waiting for someone to finish one in a sami, interested in the performance

Rubizuk, witch T-case you going to use? I was going to make an adapter to marry a sami case to and have found a way to adapt a Kicker doubler to it for duals. You can do a samicase with a short jack shaft

These transmissions were used in Toyota Surpas,and those 1 ton camper/box trucks so they are pretty robust
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I will use the samurai transfer case and run a short shaft.
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I will use the samurai transfer case and run a short shaft.
easiest way to go, did they cut off the drive shaft so the flange can be used to fab up the shaft?
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i don't know about you but i learned a long time ago if you take a trans or something from a other type of truck to use in mine, to take the flanges that were there anyway, then again i grew up in a racing family.
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I got the flang with the trans and it looks like the toyota drive shaft flangs will mate up. I held up a samurai drive shaft to it and I can merely drill the transmission flag to accept the samurai shaft or locate a toyota drive shaft and adapt it to work.
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I mentioned earlier that besides doing this transmission exhange, I am building a new frame from the ground up. I am currently running the Petro Works motor mounts for my 16v engine and want to change. I am looking to lower the engine about 1" to get more clearance between the hood and the upper engine.

I can fabricate the brackets if I need to, what I am looking for is a good mount to work with that can't come apart when it fails. Anybody have any suggestions.

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i do have a question on this. can this be made to bolt up to a 1.3?
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i do have a question on this. can this be made to bolt up to a 1.3?
I have no idea. Someone else maybe better to answer this one.
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The lucky 13 will let you bolt a 1.6 bellhousing to the 1.3 block. I'll bet you could make it work.
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I am looking to lower the engine about 1" to get more clearance between the hood and the upper engine.
1" body lift? added benefit is more room for mounting auxiliary crossmembers atop the frame rails (like for wrap bar, fuel tank mounts, shock mounts) also gives more room for front shock towers, more radiator space, an extra inch of tire rub clearance, and it's cheep.
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1" body lift? added benefit is more room for mounting auxiliary crossmembers atop the frame rails (like for wrap bar, fuel tank mounts, shock mounts) also gives more room for front shock towers, more radiator space, an extra inch of tire rub clearance, and it's cheep.
Very good suggestion.
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1.3

im also thinking about this behind my 1.3. i know from above that i need a lucky 13, but are the output shafts the same on the 1.3 vs the 1.6? (will the trackick flex plate fit?)
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Any more progress?
I am also building another frame to put under my rig. The current frame has been patch, stretched and patched again I want to build a frame and reinforce the weak areas, etc.

I got the flex plate drilled (they had to partially plug two holes before drilling) and picked up another 16V long block from a friend so I can set up the engine and trans, build the trans mount bracket and drive shaft before I set the body back on. Should also make for good photo's.

I ordered new motor mounts from Petro Works, but it appears they are having a problem getting the center rubbers. If I don't get them soon, I may have to look at other mounts.

I also took last weekend off and spent 4 days at the Hammers. I plan to start setting up the engine & trans next week.

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