Suzuki Samuari with a 231 v6 help

Un4givin68

Un4givin68

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 7, 2019
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Bought an 88 Suzuki Samuari with a 231 v6 350 turbo samurai transfer case going on Toyota axels sitting on 33s the wiring in the engine bay is none existent actually in the whole thing I have searched and can’t seem to find what I need would someone help please or point me to where I need to be I’m looking for a simplified wiring diagram to get me started also need a striped down version of the vacuum lines most are falling apart or not there this is a complete off road rig any help would be greatly appreciated
 
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DRIVEN

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Apr 25, 2009
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The Buick 231 came in odd and even fire...points, HEI, and CCC...carb, feedback carb, and EFI...and many generations of vacuum complication.
Any idea what the engine came out of? A couple pics would help immensely.


And welcome. Sounds like an interesting little monster.
 
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Un4givin68

Un4givin68

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 7, 2019
13
3
Tulsa Oklahoma
I wish I knew what it came out of it has an hei distributer if that helps it’s blue lol this is the best one I have right now hopefully you can gather what you need from it I can get better later in the day if it stops raining I want to strip everything unnecessary off of it the simpler the better it’s going to be a trail rig so
 

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Un4givin68

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 7, 2019
13
3
Tulsa Oklahoma
I heard it run long enough to know it doesn’t knock runs strong needs a tune up and to check the timing on it ..... I have a supercharged 3.8 with harness and computer and everything that will eventually go in it when I get the harness stripped down to only what I need and I gather everything for it probably not till next year just wanna play with this one for now just thought it would be mean to be supercharged lol
 
fleming442

fleming442

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What's in there and what you want to put in are 2 completely different animals. The Series 2 will fit; you just need to grind the halfshaft support off the passenger side of the block and trim the driver's side motor mount to clear the dickstick. Also, the TB will be pointed at the firewall.
Here are some wiring diagrams: http://www.maliburacing.com/wiring.html Hey, at least it's in, and runs; you're 80% there!
 
Un4givin68

Un4givin68

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 7, 2019
13
3
Tulsa Oklahoma
What's in there and what you want to put in are 2 completely different animals. The Series 2 will fit; you just need to grind the halfshaft support off the passenger side of the block and trim the driver's side motor mount to clear the dickstick. Also, the TB will be pointed at the firewall.
Here are some wiring diagrams: http://www.maliburacing.com/wiring.html Hey, at least it's in, and runs; you're 80% there!
It may take awhile before I put it in there wanna go through and freashen the motor up I just figured I’d cut a hole in the fire wall and put the breather in the glove box to keep it from getting water in it ..... when you say I need to grind the half shaft support off the block would you happen to have a pic or something. To show me what your talking about sorry for the noob questions I’m trying to do more stuff out of my normal comfort zone and want to do it right the first time...... is there a transmission that will bolt to it to run it in rwd version if not could I take the internals and machine my block I have now and run the setup on it.... truth is I don’t think sometimes and just do it so I can’t turn back kinda like driving to Kansas City Kansas to get this complete setup and didn’t realize what the motor truly was till I got home..:.: thank you for that link it’s going to help out tremendously..... could you maybe point me to help with eliminating all the vacuum and smog left overs
 
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DRIVEN

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Looks like you have an '82-ish CCC engine. Unfortunately that means it won't ever run right without the computer and wiring. For the sake of simplicity I'd probably look for an earlier non-feedback carb and an earlier HEI with vacuum advance. You can forgo the EGR and basically treat it like a late 70s 231 in the electrical and vacuum areas.
Also, don't expect a 231 to be much of a powerhouse. They were only ever intended to be a relatively fuel efficient method of keeping a car rolling. They could hardly get it rolling in the first place though.
Personally, it wouldn't have been my first choice for a Sammy swap but it's already there so I understand making the best of the situation.
 
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One more thing. Odds are you actually have a TH200 or TH250, not a TH350. Whole other subject there.
 
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