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31fordcoupe 01-21-2012 05:37 PM

Roller Skate with a V8 Project
Well guys, as promised, here is the pictures of the new project.

It's a 1992 Geo Tracker with a 4 cylinder......NOT!

I picked it up about 100 miles south of Chicago. A buddy of mine and I drove straight though to Illinois and back the Wednesday before Christmas. Got back on the Friday before Christmas. Took us 49 hours round trip.

I will post up more pics during the week and give a complete break down of what has been done to this thing from front to back and top to bottom. It's a good start for what I have in mind but it still has a long ways to go before it will be even close to where I want it.

Here is a pic of the Tracker that I first saw on eBay.

Very first pic I took of the Tracker and the first view I had of it in the flesh.

Passenger side view in the guys garage. I wish my garage was as big as his. Thinkin of all the room I would have.

Loading it on the trailer for the 1300 mile return trip back to Cruces.

On the trailer ready to go back to warm New Mexico!

techinspector1 01-21-2012 07:38 PM

I like it.

31fordcoupe 01-21-2012 08:55 PM

Thanks Tech. Appreciate it. I will have more pics up this week along with more info on it.

matts37chev 01-21-2012 09:03 PM

I like it :thumbup:

very different, you must have gotten a good deal to go that far for it :pimp:

techinspector1 01-21-2012 09:40 PM


Originally Posted by 31fordcoupe
Thanks Tech. Appreciate it. I will have more pics up this week along with more info on it.

Please clear out your PM, I need to talk to you.

31fordcoupe 01-21-2012 10:01 PM

Thanks Tech. Appreciate it. I will have more pics up this week along with more info on it.

OneMoreTime 01-21-2012 11:00 PM

Moving to lounge... When it is tech questions then post in the tech forums...thanks

31fordcoupe 01-22-2012 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by techinspector1
Please clear out your PM, I need to talk to you.

Should be good to go now TI.

454 Rattler 01-25-2012 01:46 PM

Really neat !

I could use it around here if I could find some huge snow tires.


31fordcoupe 02-04-2012 10:09 AM

Parts List and Description
Ok so here we go....

I bought this thing for $4000 and here is what it is:

1993 Geo Metro that has been set down on custom 2x4 frame. Entire floor is all tin and it has a full tub with a 8 point cage (that needs some touch up work). It has bucket seats and the original dash in it still with removeable hard top.

The drive train consists of the following:

I originally was told the engine was a 350, but of course when I got it home and checked the block and head casting numbers, it's a POS 305. So that is why I started looking for a 350 or 400.

My machinest at A1 Machine Shop (greatest machine shop in the world BTW ) gave me a smokin deal on a 4 bolt main 350 that cleaned up at .030. He sold me the block for $350 and threw in a .010/.010 forged steel 350 crank which I thought was a smokin deal.

I then purchased a set of 291 casting Camelback heads (and I know Vortecs flow better, they are old designs, blah blah blah) that my machinest is going to install hardened seats in, along with screw in studs, and punch them out to 2.02 intakes along with alot of port and blending work (all for peanuts). I still have to order the rotating assembly and I will comment more about that as the parts start coming in.

The tranny is a T350 and I was told it has a mild stall. It shifts real firm and no slippage. The rearend is a narrowed 9 inch and the guy I purchased it from said it has 4.11's with a spool but I think they are more like 4.56's or 4.88's as it revs up QUICK on 33" tall MT Sportsmans. I will end up pulling the rear end apart to inspect it anyway just to make sure.

The Tracker only has ONE brake on the drive line so I am in the process of installing disc brakes on the front (straight front axle) after I determine what kind of spindles I am going to need.

It also has lexan side windows as well as a lexan front windshield. Needless to say with this thing stripped down as it is, it is LIGHT AS HELL. I can't wait to get it to the scales to see exactly how much it weighs.

The 305 that is in it now is leaking some oil and has a water pump leak but other than that is runs real good with good oil pressure and does not smoke at all. It has a Edelbrock Performer intake on it along with a Edelbrock 600 cfm carb. I plan on taking the 305 out of the Tracker very soon, cleaning it up with a new gasket set, fixing the coolant leak and then putting it up on craigslist to recoupe some of my money on this build.

Here are some pics of the parts and more will be coming soon along with more interior and exterior pics of the Tracker...

Here is a pic of the 291 castings that I picked up for real cheap.

This is the 4 bolt that went .030 over.

I got this crank thrown into the block deal for dirt cheap and the best part is that it's gonna clean up at 10/10.

Finally, I picked up this Victor Jr. intake with the endurashine coating (which I had to polish a bunch to get it to this) for the super low prices of $90.

More pics and info to come on Sunday.

dinger 02-04-2012 12:28 PM

I thought I saw your picture in the Post Office, grand theft Auto! That would be a good deal with no engine in it, you stole that car. It will surely be a blast to play with, I can see wheels up drag racing down the strip! Too cool. :thumbup:

31fordcoupe 02-05-2012 09:57 PM

Well found out that the heads that I purchased from a guy in my area had a crack in one of them near the scending unit. So I started to hunt down another pair when my machinest located a set of 462's that he is gonna work over for me. I will put up pics as soon as I get to see them at the machine shop.

31fordcoupe 02-15-2012 06:00 PM

Well here are the last pictures I will take before I start tearing into the "MicroMachine" as my best buddy Scott calls it.

P.O.S. 305 will be coming out this week. Should have the 350 put together by the end of March as well as disc brakes on the front. Be ready for El Paso Motorplex then!

Also got my TCI convertor in that I only paid $145 for as well as my Holley Red pump which was another $45. Will be ordering the entire rotating assembly (minus the crank which I already have) this week. More pics to come...

P.O.S. 305 that will be coming out post haste....Cya BIIATTTCCCHHH!

TCI convertor that I picked up for $145

Red Holley pump that I got off eBay for $45

More pics to come this week during destruction....

DoubleVision 02-17-2012 03:37 AM

No offense coupe, but I hope you meant you got a 350 4 bolt block with machine work included with crank for $350

31fordcoupe 02-17-2012 05:05 PM

I don't know if he is gonna charge me for machine work or not, but it's a .030 over block, 4 bolt main, with a forged .010/010 crank thrown in. I was happy to pay the $350 for it. He also GAVE me a set of 2.02 462 castings for the build as well.

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