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Suzuki G Engine Swap

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Suzuki G-series B (16-valve) engine is a lightweight, high-output, twin-cam four cylinder. For example, the G13B from GTI Swift is lighter than A15, but 109 HP compare to 80HP for an A15.



The beauty of this engine is the power, torque and weight capability. 125HP with carb and exhaust changes.

  • 10kg lighter than A10
  • 20kg lighter than A15 when all considered

GB13 in Datsun 1000
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See wikipedia:Suzuki G engine

G13B in Datsun 1200
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* 19902005 Suzuki Escudo TA01R/W-
* 19921997 Suzuki Esteem
* 19952002 Suzuki Cultus Crescent
* Geo Tracker
* Suzuki Sidekick
* 1995-1997 Suzuki X-90
* Suzuki Swift
* 1994 Suzuki Vitara 16V


Distributor: because it is on the back of the head, some mod will be needed.

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Suzi-tech at Thornliegh made the dizzy and it cost a fortune. If I was to do it again I would just cut the fire wall. I think you can use a Mazda cap which gives you more room.


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Gearbox: use Suzuki Sierra or Samurai gearbox or Geo Tracker

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The box will fit easily in a 1200 tunnel if it is the 4x2 version.

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In Datsun 1000
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Gearlever moved forward on Suzuki gearbox

This is the lever moved forward with flat alloy cover plate then use a Sierra or other shifter housing
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GB13 in Datsun 1000. See Build Project discussion: G13B into my KB10
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Lightened flywheel
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