Andrew Baker’s 1989 Suzuki Vitara

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1989 Suzuki Vitara

Vitara not running –

Electric Motor –

Expect around AU $15000

5/12/2009 – Removed done over two days,

total 8 hours to achive. do it quicker a second

time i

20/12/2009 – Removed and transfer case. Seperated

from transfercase. Surprised how the

gearbox is, was going to do a direct to the

transfercase, however, might gearbox for now. This

took 4 hours and one squashed finger. bugger.

22/12/2009 Went down to the local place

today. To my pleasent they see the adaptor for

the Electric the easy part. providing i direct

shaft to connect to the So, the plan from here

to manufacture adaptor and coupling.

save around 30kg off the

-I will still have L and H gears, Low range is

equive to gear 2.5 with the normal anyway.

-Because it is a 4WD transfer case, the Low range

9/03/2010 – Got shaft engineered by a local

guy to a taper lock for the motor $150.

Then went to a transmission joint and purshased the

parts $131.

1/05/2010 Spent a lot of time cutting the in

half thinking it might be for a adaptor bell

housing, to discover that it probably strong

enough for the torque of the and the engineer felt

it was better to make a whole new So the motor and

transfer case are off for two getting that done..

– Got the now coupled transfercase and

back from the engineers. great, cost $420 to get

Not too bad i rekon. Thanks Wodonga

12/06/2010 – Motor went into the car.

easy job. Went well. New pic is now up.

6/08/2010 – Found and manual steering box to

replace the steering. This will having to

power the steering.

– Tested Motor 12V source. Should have

this much earlier, so was a very nice feeling.

– Tried to remove box, failed, need to

go get the tool.

10/08/2010 – Warp-Drive Controller, on

28/1/2011 The arrival of my first son has slowed the

a little, but I have had time to my car down

to the engineer and chat about a few of the


1/08/2011 – working on the battery boxes.

3 has won, which is angle brackets

suspended from the directly underneath the car.

will lead to far better lowering and

centralizing the weight. And I hear you say, but

what keeping the weight over the wheels now

the engine is gone. Remember big box at the back

which holds the liquid. Well that was behind

the rear axle, lifting the front end. it

gone, my weight distribution be almost perfect.

10/10/2011 Installed Brake Vacuum Very easy

process. Is Bracketing all made up for controller

and charger is about to arrive, all

17/07/2012 – Bracketing complete for holding

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