I'm new to this, so forgive me if I am not entirely educated on Suzuki's yet, I just need some information!!!
Last week I bought myself a 1983 Suzuki Jimny SJ410 with a 1.3L engine (roughly 60,000kms on it) and a 4 speed manual transmission. Body is in overall decent condition, minus a few bumps, scraps, some rust and a beginner paint job, it looks pretty good. The engine runs great and the transmission shifts smooth. It has a front bush bumper, a 6000lb winch and 31" super swampers.
Okay so here's my issues:
The water pump rattles pretty badly, so I will definitely need to replace or rebuild it. And last night the transfer case got stuck in neutral, so idk if a bushing is wore out or off a spline or what's going on. And the tires rub when I cut the wheel hard (no biggie).
Now I am hoping to do the 1.6L turbo diesel conversion during the winter, but in the mean time I'd like to rig it to work for the summer.
I know that some Toyota, Suzuki, Chevy (Tracker) and Geo parts will fit into my Jimny... and that the parts for those are likely alot easier to find. So if anyone has ANY information on my options for an alternate water pump and transfer case that would be great.
Also I would like to rig up power steering, and I read that a Toyota steering box and pump will do the trick. Has anyone attempted this?