Dieselsuzu Intro.... "Hi"

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Dieselsuzu Intro.... "Hi"

Postby Dieselsuzu » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:46 am

Hi -
I am a retired marine engineer living in Washington State. Here are a few pictures of the '86 turbodiesel that I rebuilt from two beat up Troopers. I upgraded the Trooper by installing running gear onto a 1990 Trooper frame to benefit from later version axles and brakes. Planned to run it on biodiesel but found it easier and it ran better on straight diesel. I used it as a daily driver for years, but lately it is more of a 'dog to the beach' ... 'run around town'...'snowy weather beast' type of Trooper.

Over the years, I have read a lot of posts on turbo diesels and got a lot of helpful information!

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Re: Dieselsuzu Intro.... "Hi"

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:17 am

Wow, that’s some really impressive work! Thanks for finally emerging after SEVEN years of silent lurking! :lol: I’m not sure, but you may have set a record. ;)


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Re: Dieselsuzu Intro.... "Hi"

Postby Paul » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:34 am

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Beautiful work, should last forever and then go to a museum.

'84 P'UP 2 wd diesel, 5 spd with 0.78 fifth gear and differential back to 3.73.

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Re: Dieselsuzu Intro.... "Hi"

Postby puttputtinpup » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:14 pm

Welcome to the site! Very nice!

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Re: Dieselsuzu Intro.... "Hi"

Postby Halden » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:08 am

Wowzers, that looks fantastic. Amazing work!
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64 Chevy C20 w/ 283 & 4 speed.
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