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Old 02-22-2003, 05:52 PM
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Question AMC 360 in a '92 metro?

I have a beat up geo metro. the three banger was burnt to hell. but i do have an amc 360 with 401 heads that fits. i cut out the center of the fire wall and pulled the old motor and trans. I have a rear end from a chevy luv which fits under the metro. a power glide is sitting shotgun with a home made drive shaft.
i don't know how i will steer the damn thing. the old column is there but the motor blocks the linkages. any tips out there?
they dont have to make sense as long as i can jerry-rig it.

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[quote] ******-rig <hr></blockquote> Try the phrase "jimmy rig"....less racist. Steve
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Old 02-22-2003, 05:55 PM
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sorry, in a small white town... i'll take notice-justin
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LOL I was kinda kidd'n but people might get pissed. Does the car have power stearing? What did you do with the cv axles? Steve
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seriously though.. i have a lot of hours invested.
i would like to get this thing on the road while the tags are current!
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Old 02-22-2003, 06:02 PM
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just in case this is a politicaly correct site

non power steering just suspension with wheels attached right now
very low to the ground with all the weight
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Man I wouldn't be suprised if the front end fell to the ground. Is there anything you can do to make it ride ok so the tires don't wear on just one side? What are you doing about fuel? Your not using the stock electric one are you? Steve
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so far the motor and fuel supply are not united.

the engine is at near center
the front is bout on the ground
i was thinking gasser style solid front axel on leaf springs but i dunno

i have a fuel cell from a boat i am going to use
the old tank was replaced with an axel!
it is a 76 amc and i still havent solved the "how the hell do i start it problem!
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Jeez don't get top far into it and have it not work.I have no idea what to do about suspentions. Steve
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i just need to figure out some steering . otherwise it stays on blocks. it (motor)runs and has bakes. just no steering . i also am converting a 3/4 ton dodge van into a dune buggy.
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I see....I still don't see how this thing will be road bound and safe.I dunno. Steve <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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Old 02-22-2003, 06:28 PM
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cool man. it'll be safe (marginaly) but real quik. as long as i dont turn too fast and roll. if i can make it look semi stock the po won't catch on . unless they lift the hood or see rear wheel burn outs! i'll just have to see if anyone else responds. thanks anyway steve. -justin
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Hey Nova.
It will fit, but you will have to check for header or manifold clearance's. The glide will require an adaptor and you will need to srtiffin up the springs. Just a matter of measuring and thinking. HG
P.S. Whats the diff in Jerry riggin as compared to Jimmy riggin. Both normal names???
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Hemmie, it wasn't "jerry riggin'" before, just open up your theosourusisisisis...and look for ignorant its the "N" word

If I had a brain I'd be dangerous!

I'm honestly not feeling the love for this '92 metro prodject. If you like it go for it, but I don't think I would want to ride in it. It would be like riding in a big figure ice skate. You know those skates that you get going at a good rate on the first glide then you bring the other foot around and do a faceplant because you hit the studs on the front of the blade. Those cars aren't built for that kind of stress. My bro's wife had a little red one and she hit a curb (6-7") trying to dodge a kid and the front end peeled off like the top on a tuna can. If your up for the work, got for it and hope you get it done, just work me when you go out in it because I'm staying home

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Well got the adapter

trying to stiffen frame

locating stronger front suspension

still can't steer the dang thing.

and yeah, hemmie, i did say something a little different than "jimmie" and "jerry

thanks for helping here hemmie, any idea how to make it steer? I got no clue, maybe a solid front axel but it doesnt sound safe
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