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Hello from Ireland

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by McDumpface, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. McDumpface

    McDumpface New Member

    Hi everyone from Ireland McDumpface here. Just got myself a 1993 Suzuki carry dump truck, 4wd, Hi and low, Diff lock and axle lock. Sweet little engine which ticks over like the heart of a mouse. Plan to keep it stock for the moment and enjoy it. Delighted to be here too!
     
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  2. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    Welcome. Does yours have the 4-Cylinder Euro engine, or the 660-cc, three cylinder JDM version?

    And, you’ll find the dumpers are lots easier to access the engine on. The regular bed has an access plate, about 60X45-cm that you have to unbolt to get to the carb, and rest of the top of the engine. The dumpers, have a protective plate over the engine, but once that is off, you have really good access to all the hoses, carb, distributor, timing marks, etc.
     
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  3. McDumpface

    McDumpface New Member

    Just 3 cylinders and 660 cc as it is a direct import from Japan, Although I didn't import it myself, I bought it from a guy in Dublin who had imported, paid all the taxes, and registered it. All I had to do was get insurance. So its fully road legal. I've had that plate off to take a look at the carb because it was having trouble idling when warm, a few little adjustments and its ticking over lovely. The dumper is great, and you're right, tipping the bed up gives great access to the back of the engine, gearbox, prop-shafts, rear axle, and so on. I really am happy with it and the back to basics driving characteristics it has. It reminds me of a simpler time :)
    I see from your avatar you have the "lift" version, now that's cool, I could think of a few uses for that.
     
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  4. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    Yes the “pick-lift” version is really handy.

    And, even though they have some strange characteristics, they are something a guy can wrap his head around and work on, without thousands of dollars tied up in code readers etc. And things are straight forward enough, you can figure out how things work, and modify to make it more personal.

    I now have lots of lights for when I’m plowing snow.
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