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    Sams Fronte from NZ

    hey, names sam, from new zealand
    just picked this up the other day, a rare nz new suzuki fronte, it has done 80,000km and been off the road for 12 years picked it up for 260 bucks NZD so bit of a bargain in my mind

    came with a watercooled engine, not sure of size, hav a 475cc aircooled engine too , came with heaps of spares. doors/back hatch from the green fronte he had, all the glass, stuff you cant get/expensive to make
    comes with 4x110 hubs to use on it too with discs up front

    what needs to be done:
    -brakes sorted
    -bit of rust, not too bad, was really happy with its condition
    -headgasket made up for watercooled engine. just found out it has been running so not goign to rebuild at this stage.
    -little bits and pieces
    -new tyres, battery......cant think of much else




    the fleet of wallowed cars, my 1985 mr2 and izusu mu im selling

    2 stroke watercooled goodness

    interior

    gauges (note the km's http://www.carjam.co.nz/car/?plate=gs9425)

    manual squirtty wash bottle



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    so cool 8)
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    Dude that thing is AWESOME. It's not everyday that the MR2 can feel big.

    Welcome to JNC and keep us posted! :tu: :tu:

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    thanks guys, gave the interior a big clean, only things wrong are few rips in the seats.
    started working on changing the suspension but gave up cause i got sunburnt :P and i couldnt find a bolt for the trailing arm lol i think its in the cabin because the wheel well is so close to the door

    have a weird situation with the brake lines, looks like it only needs one line coming from the cylinder but theres two, ones but so will figure that out soonish

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    @krupkee

    Cool car! I love Suzukis. This car technically it looks like the LC10. But the outer shape comes close to the SC100. I dropped a message in PM helping you.

    Goodluck with restoration.
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    i think the watercooled engine is 360cc? but dont quote me on that lol

    its a 1974, the watercooled engine is not the original and has a fabbed (rough as) crossmember that came with the car, not sure whether the original watercooled x-member would fit in this model as I dont have it

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    Hi Guys,

    My Suzuki Fronte is a LC50 with a 475cc 2 stroke 3 cilinder aircooled engine.
    Which is the export model of the Japanese LC10 which has only 360 cc.

    Later models like the Fronte 71 and Fronte LC20W Coupe or Cervo came indeed with watercooled engines of 360cc till 475cc. The export Coupe model called SC100GX has the biggest engine 1000cc watercooled.

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    ahh, I wonder if my engine is infact larger than 360cc.

    this is a picture of a guy here in NZ of a 360cc watercooled:


    the main difference being the cover for the head on mine is smooth rather than the ribs on that one, also mine is a single carb, my one also comes with cv-joint driveshafts rather than the universal joints

    edit: I bought a camera yesterday so I will post up good pics when it arrives

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    haha yeah seems pretty easy. i thought there wouldnt be a bolt over 17mm but there was a 19mm one

    heres some better pics with my new camera






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    I kick myself for selling mine, I want one back sooo bad.

    (See the blue Fronte 500 thread on here.)
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