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edpent 10-25-2004 09:11 AM

Geo Metro Storm Hot Rod
 
Does anyone have experience on hot rodding a Gel Metro convertble?
I thought it might be fun but could the chassis support a bigger engine? Recommended engine and tranny? Would a 350 and tranny work? Would it be easier to start with a hot rod chassis and use the Geo body?

455c-10 10-25-2004 12:31 PM

a geo???

oldschoolrods 10-25-2004 10:02 PM

why :confused: :confused: how about just stick to putting gas in it...christ a 350 sbc weighs as much as the damn car

TooMany2count 10-26-2004 03:49 PM

&&&& why not, if they can stuff a V8 in a ford focus why not in a Metro...joe

info on the focus...
http://media.ford.com/print_doc.cfm?article_id=17966
http://www.ford-v8-focus.com/

CrashFarmer2 10-26-2004 04:42 PM

I read that Focus article in some magazine.

Anything is possible, just depends on how determined you are and how big your pocketbook is.

Is your Metro a 1.0 or a 1.3? I have read about turbocharged Metros that are pretty quick. A 1600 lb car shouldn't take to much to make it zippy.

I drive a Metro 1.0 5-speed, not real fast but it runs cheap. It will run down the interstate at 80 mph.

pro70z28 10-26-2004 04:59 PM

Re: Geo Metro Storm Hot Rod
 
Quote:

Originally posted by edpent
Does anyone have experience on hot rodding a Gel Metro convertble?
I thought it might be fun but could the chassis support a bigger engine? Recommended engine and tranny? Would a 350 and tranny work? Would it be easier to start with a hot rod chassis and use the Geo body?

Just a couple things to consider:
GEO is a unibody so you'll need a chassis if your going to put any real power in it.
It's a short wheelbase so it will be a handful to control @ top end.

Not insurmountable obstacles just something to think about.

Garbonzo Bojangles 10-26-2004 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by 455c-10
a geo???
GEO FOREVER!!!

http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...6-med.JPG?9270

1991 Geo Prizm offroad animal! More pics in gallery.

Old School Nut 10-28-2004 10:19 PM

i seen a pick somewhere of a little honda civic with a blown 454 in it.... the top of the blower was as tall as the roof of the car... i would imajion it would be the same type of build. the only orginal thing, the sheetmetal.

slowturbo 10-29-2004 08:19 AM

Well, its not a Metro, but how about an 11 -second Geo Storm.

http://www.dawesdevices.com/sl.html

brainsboy 10-29-2004 12:23 PM

I love small japanese cars with american big V8's. Nothings better then the feel of a tin can twisting under 550 foot pounds of torque and fearing for your life as the windows bust out.


:)
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...4-med.jpg?8994

alittle1 10-29-2004 01:04 PM

How could you even think of putting Hot Rod and Geo in the same sentence???

tbirdscott 10-29-2004 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Old School Nut
i seen a pick somewhere of a little honda civic with a blown 454 in it.... the top of the blower was as tall as the roof of the car... i would imajion it would be the same type of build. the only orginal thing, the sheetmetal.
I have a better pic somewhere but You get the point!
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...roker.jpg?5860

oldschoolrods 11-03-2004 08:09 AM

theres the best way to hot rod your geohttp://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...ower.jpeg?7659

benwantland 11-03-2004 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by oldschoolrods
theres the best way to hot rod your geohttp://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...ower.jpeg?7659
I literally laughed out loud at this one. I think I'm going to save it as my desktop.

ChevelleSS_LS6 11-03-2004 03:14 PM

I had a 1993 Saturn SC2- twincam coupe; those nice looking early sattys with the flip-up headlights (think Corvette). I always thought a LS1 and a Corvette 6-speed (they're in the back of the car with Corvettes; helps balance the car). it'd be fast and sick. If I could get the LS1 in the car without modifying the sheetmetal, that would be sweet. But I've heard of a Satty with a blown 3800v6.:thumbup: I don't dig Jap cars other than the old Z-cars much really, but little American cars with big v8s rock! Focus, my saturn if I were rich, etc.

I saw a Chevette with a big blown v8 between its fenders once. That thing was menacing.:)


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