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Old 10-25-2004, 09:11 AM
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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?

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Old 10-25-2004, 12:31 PM
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a geo???
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why how about just stick to putting gas in it...christ a 350 sbc weighs as much as the damn car
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&&&& 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
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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.
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Re: Geo Metro Storm Hot Rod

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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.
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a geo???
GEO FOREVER!!!



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

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




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How could you even think of putting Hot Rod and Geo in the same sentence???
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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!
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theres the best way to hot rod your geo
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theres the best way to hot rod your geo
I literally laughed out loud at this one. I think I'm going to save it as my desktop.
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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. 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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