yeah i hear ya, the part of the world im in, NB canada, parts and old cars that are junk can be bought pretty cheap, im in the process of grabbing another 92 side kick, rear ends, tranny transfer/ engine, wiring , computer for 300, id like to have a spare and possibly rebuild it next winter a little stronger than stock, but really, i should get a 16 valve for down the road swap. i didnt have the time nor money to do the 16 right now,
Im also adding the unbreakable tranny mount, and the mighty kong transfer case mount from trail tough as well.I am following the advice of a 15 year suzuki off roading veteran i have known for a long time. this is my first one( i have had off road before, my last one being a full size chevy , 400 horsepower with 35" tsl swampers locker front and rear, it was a beast ,but this is a different animal), but hes had quite a few, and done every change except the dual overhead 1.3 as far as suzuki swaps, and is now running toyota housing under his. But hes tried alot of differnt parts and add ons out there, so its good to have some guidance here. I would have just ordered the mounts from petroworks with the adapter and clutch, but these mounts are a little better than what they offer he thinks, so ill order this stuff from them
if i only had more money, lol, ive got a list of stuff id love to get from both places lol
Oh i got super lucky with this find for 100, the guy was going to build a tube frame side by side, kind of a rhino copy, if you will, with the sidekick parts, so he had them all stripped off the old side kick, and most of it all boxed up, stored inside, for 100 bucks i grabbed it and ran. hes a mechanic and saw the engine running himself last fall before he stripped the jeep. I didnt see it running, but i feel pretty confident he wouldnt have stripped it all and stored it inside if it was a bad motor,like i said hes a mechanic and had this all stored inside his shop where he works out of .only a couple miles from where i live is the nice part as well. and its my personal freind who is the zuki whiz that knew of the motor, because he lives almost next door to the guy and does some wheeling with him and etc etc.
Its defiantly a positive to have someone on your side that knows these things inside and out and has pretty much built/ran/ worked on every configuration of them out there. these forums are going to be a great place of knowledge for me, but i can only get so much from a forum for help, not the same as a hands on expert
good luck with the swap