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Zuk on 38's

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Tan Zuk, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    Tan Zuk

    Tan Zuk [OP] You will Love it or Hate it!!!

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    Hi Everyone,

    I live in Pompano Beach, Florida and this is my 1987 Samurai JX Build.

    It is a bit over the top so I hope it will fit in here..

    I will start off with the before and in progress pics because it is still being built.

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    Finally got the front suspension together enough to roll the Rig outside for the first time in a year and a half.


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    My buddy stopped by today with his stocker. Thought that you would like to see what that looks like next to the big one while it was out.

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    For those interested in the lift dimensions:

    Stocker is 15.5” to the bottom of the rocker panel.
    Big one is 36” to the bottom of the rocker panel.

    There is a 20.5” difference in lift from the stocker to the big one.


    Here are the suspension and drive train stats:

    88" wheelbase, 84 inches tall, 82 inches wide.

    Front frame extended 8 inches rear 3 inches

    4 1/2 inch YJ lifted springs

    Toyo 38's and 16x12 wheels

    85 Toy front axle with all Trail Gear inners including Trunion Bearing Eliminator
    529 gears open and High Pinion, 6 Shooter Knuckles with High Steer and 1 inch
    Space.r

    Rear axle is Trail Gear offset Sami Toy housing, 529 gears open and 1.5 spacers,
    Rear Disk Brake, Outboard Shocks.

    FJ80 steering box, Panhard bar and Rancho 9000 36" length.

    ZOR Snatch

    6.5 Transfer Case Gears

    The trans will also be gone through

    No driveshafts yet


    Here is the motor. I have a small machine shop and machined a lot of the parts for the
    motor, suspension and steering mods.

    Here is the Before Pic

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    After

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    Motor: 1.3 .020 over and deck shaved,


    I used dish pistons because of the decking,

    1.6 Reynolds ported polished and larger valves and shaved head.

    Adjustable timing gear was used because of the shaving of the head and block.

    I also had to make a custom timing adjuster wheel. It was too small in diameter and was unable to get the timing belt tight.

    Internals are balanced and flywheel,

    I'm going to use a Centerforce clutch this time.

    The intake was made from a solid block of 6061. It started at 35 pounds when the machining was done it was 8 pounds. I also decided to machine the water ports in the manifold.

    The carbs are 32mm Katana GSX-F.

    The external accessories on the motor I have also machined up.

    The distributor has been switched to mechanical.


    If there is any interest I could be persuaded to start a build thread.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    rbeezy

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    welcome... but shouldnt you be on SuzukiWorld?
     
  3. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    Tan Zuk

    Tan Zuk [OP] You will Love it or Hate it!!!

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    No disrespect intended with my thread. I did take the time to see that there were Suzuki’s posting on here. They didn’t seem to be getting anything negative postings either or I wouldn’t have made the attempt.

    I did also notice a build thread for other makes here as well. I thought that there might be some interest in a well documented and detailed build with a lot of Toyota parts being used.

    I did a test posting in the welcome section, to see if there was any interest before going through the trouble of posting a build thread. There does seem to be some lookers.

    Sorry if this thread had offended any one.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    modded the F*ck out
    Engine looks great! keep posting don't mind the derp we have boat build on here too.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    Welcome to tw, nice ride
     
  6. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    Sweet build, that thing looks beast
     
  7. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    BAH, if you offend anyone, f 'em.

    So that's the stock 'Zuki engine?
     
  8. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Nice rig, but does it roll going over anything larger than a gallon of milk?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Stock for now
    Welcome from SoCal!
     
  10. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    very cool!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Mar 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    Tan Zuk

    Tan Zuk [OP] You will Love it or Hate it!!!

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    I will answer the questions as they come. If there is more interest in the updates I will start a build thread.

    Yes the gearing should be fine off road. It has a 5 speed and will probably on be using it as a 4 speed for the street.

    Not really a show rig just a Bucket list build. Had an extreme heath problem a few years back not able to do all the things I use to enjoy any more. Fortunately I still am able to do a few builds.

    The block was from that pile in the grass. It is a 1.3L Suzuki block. The block looked like crap even after having it boiled 3 times from the motor machine shop. Always wanted a polished motor (Bucket List and all).

    Offroading is one of the activities I’m not able to enjoy any more so it will just be a pavement pounder. This is not to say that it isn’t capable.


    Thanks for the support.
     
  12. Mar 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    Tan Zuk

    Tan Zuk [OP] You will Love it or Hate it!!!

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    Thanks for the compliment.

    Good question.

    Not all rigs are made to be a rock crawler.

    I live in Florida and it is very flat down here. There is a lot of water holes. lakes and mud holes. If you like sand there seem to be plenty of that. The places to wheel down here are getting scarce. All the place that I use to wheel when I first moved down here are now housing developments.

    I have flexed it out to setup the suspension and it gets about 16” with a hoist. It is not running yet so an actual real time I don’t have.
     
  13. Mar 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Tan Zuk

    Tan Zuk [OP] You will Love it or Hate it!!!

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    Thanks to the others that have given me a positive Welcome.
     
  14. Mar 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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    i think it looks cool. i like how you machined the intake. thats currently what im goin to college for is a 2 year machining degree.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    Tan Zuk

    Tan Zuk [OP] You will Love it or Hate it!!!

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    Nice to meet a future machinist.

    I have 32 years experience as a tool maker, Tool and die, job shop machinist. I also have had a small putter shop for 15 years for my builds.

    I also built custom motorcyles, hotrods and a few rigs.

    The intake took 260 hours that was done on a milling machine. No cad was used and it was manually produced. This time was just the intake alone.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    you machined the intake manually? thats amazing. just goes to show i have only scratched the surface of machining. i am learning manual and teaching myself cad and have made a couple parts so far.
     
  17. Mar 3, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Tan Zuk

    Tan Zuk [OP] You will Love it or Hate it!!!

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  18. Mar 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    theres a lot of effort in that. props to you
     
  19. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    no offense on my end either. welcome anyway & nice truck!!
     
  20. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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