A few pictures (so far) of the engine work - eventually I will share wiring info and other details (if anyone is interested?) should anyone else ever need to swap an engine in one of these. The replacement engine is a Harbor freight $750 special 670cc, (lawn mower/industrial type lump) with a few minor upgrades. Should have it back together soon, bolted in. The cold weather slows me down!
Hey Everyone, I’ve created a few other threads and a bit disappointed at the limited responses the forums seem to get. So rather than asking about an engine swap i’d like to share some information with others here in an effort to generate some discussion!
So i’ve done much research on engine swaps for my 800cc buggy, and my ideal swap would be a suzuki swift gti engine, however they seem to be rare and very expensive if you can ever locate one. The only ones i’ve seen are going for $3500+ which is completely rediculaous becuase the purpose of an engine swap should be to get an inexpensive engine that parts are available for, the suzuki swift is neither.
So in my research, i’m specifically looking for a naturally aspirated lightweight aluminum engine that produces “acceptable” power. Far as I can tell such a thing rarely exists in the US, which is probably why the G13b engines are so redicualously overpriced.
What I have found, and present to you is a Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2L It’s an all aluminium, lightweight 3 cylinder NA engine that’s producing 74HP and 74ft lbs torque. Not crazy power numbers I know, BUT for an NA 170lb readily available, AND cheap engine those are not bad in its stock form. Certainly those of you looking to get a little crazier than I can drop a turbo in and up those base numbers.
Far as I can tell in my research No one has done this engine swap to date, so I suppose I will have to go fist... I am not quite ready to take on a project of this magnitude but will likely make this my winter/spring project and hope to have it completed by early/late spring next year.
I will of course document the install and process once it gets under way. In the meantime please feel free to use this thread to discuss other possible engine swap projects or ideas for such! I love me some buggy action and can’t wait to get this swap underway.
By Earl Middleton
I have acquired an older Kawasaki Mule 2010 with KAF 540C engine. The engine is shot so I have the option to either rebuild or replace. I am thinking a swap to a three cyl diesel out of a Toro mower. Anyone tried this? The only reason I am considering this is because I have the mower which is inoperable. The engine runs great so just wondering if this swap would be feasible?????
I just finished rebuilding my 800cc SOHC f8b and boy did I wake this little engine up with port, polish , exhaust, cam and valves! I’ve richened up my stock carb about as far as it will go and still seems to be running on the lean side especially under hard acceleration. I’ve read some posts and going to try my hands at a weber 32/36 two questions:
1- Is this the best upgrade carb for the engine?
2- Will it fit with stock manifold? I ordered the Suzuki Samuri conversion kit with carb...
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While our last outing we saw an awesome crossover ATV called DTV shredder which is a mix of snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing and jet skiing. I rode it the whole day & I found the experience was very thrilling as the DTV Shredder is very fast. It was one of a kind experience to drive DTV shredder.
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Hello all. A note to introduce myself, I'm at 40 something-year-old guy living in (Prince George ) British Columbia Canada, As far as I can remember I have been a motorsports enthusiast. I bought the first model year of the Rhino when it was released ( is gone now, which I regret selling ) have a Ranger 700XP decked for hunting with lift and 30" Swamp Litres, full heated cab, enough lumens to start a forest fire, and many other mods. I have a 2016 RZR XP 1000 and just picked up from a friend a 2009 Joyner 1100 Trooper. This Trooper is a unique rig. it only has 120m mile son it but has sat in the weather so long it looks kinda crappy. In fact, the tires are still "sharp" with the little "tits" still on in many places but are no good and won't hold air bc they are sun checked so bad. At any rate, this is going to be my project rig for this winter.
I joined last Saturday bc I was curious to see what you guys were doing with your Joyners, as I want to put on a Turbo this winter. As such, I scoured this forum to see if there was a "go-to-kit" for the Joyner. I couldn't really seem to find a consensus.
Can you guys recommend a turbo kit for me?! It doesn't have to be intercooled , (it is bloody cold up here LOL) as we don't run in 100-degree temperatures,. Maybe 75 or 80 during the summer. and in the 30's and 40's in spring and fall.
I don't want to run race or AV gas, just good quality premium, so I'm guessing that means I'm going to be looking for a kit in the 5 to 6 lbs. of boost range. All thought and comments would be great;y appreciated. I'd like to be able to d0o it myself( I'm probably slightly better than average on the tools, but by no means, an expert -with fabricating being my main weakness)), I own a Powersports store in Kamloops, BC called Outlawmotorsports.ca (Polaris /Yamaha dealership) so I have great techs if I need them but there is something to be said about doing the project yourself. \
Thanks guys, looking forward to being part of this forum.
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