PETROWORKS Full Circle Engine Adapter for installing 1.6L Sidekick or Geo tracker engines into Samurais are by far the best available.
After years of dealing with other manufacturers Half plate adapter kits, modifying body parts, and dealing with exhaust manifolds hitting the frame. Petroworks embarked on a complete redesign of the kit back in the late 1990's. We found that the half plates being used were not concentric to the to the center bore of the crankshaft, which eventually caused premature wear on the pilot bearing, and input bearings on the transmission thus quickening the demise of the transmission. We may not have come up with the idea of putting a 1.6 motor into a Samurai, but we have perfected the process beyond all others.
Specially designed with our NEW STYLE ISOLATION ANTI-VIBRATION engine mounts. The full circle design of our adapter plate provides strength and alignment that is not available in any other adapter. Alignment bushings provided with the kit position the adapter plate and transmission perfectly. The Petroworks kit also goes a few steps above the competition by clocking the motor a few degrees to better clearance the exhaust manifold from the frame rail. Our adapter kit also lowers the entire motor and transmission down between the frame rails to provide a much better motor transmission alignment and prevents the need to put spacers in the body to clearance the hood for the intake system.
This adapter kit will work on 1.6 8v and 1.6 16 valve Suzuki Sidekick or Tracker motors Petroworks also specializes in doing these swaps. We are the only company that installs a California BAR (Bureau Of Automotive Repair) approved motor swap with our Turnkey 1.6 conversions (Call 800-952-8915 for more information).
Don't live in California and still want to do this swap? Petroworks also specializes in wiring harness conversions on customer supplied harnesses, and Speed Sensor Modifications.
When doing this swap the installation of a High Pressure Fuel Pump is required. The options are to either install a Frame mounted external pump, find a tank from a Fuel Injected 1990's Samurai, or use Petroworks 15 Gallon Fuel Tank with in tank pump.
Parts can also be purchased individually.