The Suzuki Sierra is a small basic four wheel drive,
heir to the Suzuki
and was replaced by the 1998
The Sierra is also rebadged and sold as the
GM Holden Drover.
1986 (D-reg) Suzuki 1324cc from the U.K..
It has 215x15 Mud Pluggers, and a checker plate pickup bed -
1985 Suzuki Sierra 1.3L soft-top
Tony Corke's Suzuki
in the extreme's of Australia's climate.
The engine has been replaced with a turbo-diesel out
of a Japanese specification Corolla....
...The petrol engine is quite a common transplant in Australia,
not so the diesel.
That dust gets into everything; after a while you can taste it.
sends this picture of a friend's highly modified Suzuki:
1.6L Fuel Injected Toyota Motor,
G60 Nissan Transfer Case,
Series IV Detroit Lockers Front & Rear,
Four Wheel Disk Brakes,
Coil Sprung Front & Rear,
Ramsey 5000 Lbp Winch,
31x10.5x15 Super Swampers.
Suzuki Sierra Stockman (ute) from 1995
- ute (or tray) 2 seats, 2 doors
- loa: 4010mm (4110mm), width: 1540mm (1595mm),
height: 1710mm (1760mm), weight: 870kg (unladen)
- GVM: 1370kg
- wheelbase: 2375mm, track: 1300mm/1310mm, grnd clearance: 220mm
- turning radius: 6m
- F10A 970cc petrol 4-cyls SOHC
- bore: 65.5mm, stroke: 72mm, c.r.: 8.8:1
- power: 34kW at 5500rpm, torque: 74Nm at 3000rpm
- transmission: 4m, part-time 4WD
- suspension: beam-leaf/beam-leaf, brakes: disc/drum
- tyres: F78-15-4LT, fuel-tank: 40L
- Note: manufactured by Maruti Udyog Ltd. India
There is a lot of nostalgia for the 1970s, 2-cylinder, 2-stroke
Farmers liked them because the engine could not starve of oil,
even at the craziest angle.
Scott Strang writes:
Do you remember those?
2 cylinder 2 cycle water cooled engine. They were around long enough
for the Feds to outlaw them due to pollution standards. They would fit
in the bed of a full size, fleet side, long wheelbase pickup.
If you can find one these days they are pretty expensive. I bought one
for $650 and sold it for $1950. I was about 15 then, now I'm 29 and
haven't seen one since. Perhaps you can find some photos of them and
put them on your page. [Any offers]
BTW, they were smaller than the Suzuki Samauri and much more stable.
Mine could climb a 45° incline and not even cough.
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