View Single Post
Old 11-25-2007, 11:01 PM   #170 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,274

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,810
Thanked 6,688 Times in 3,467 Posts
11-09-2006, 09:09 Am

The Metro drivetrain could have come out the top or the bottom. It only came out the way it did because we had the right tool for the job: Ivan happens to have a manual pallet lift rated for the weight. (If we'd had a swing-set it might have come out the top!)

Next step: re-install the transmission with the trans mounts, axles & shift linkage from the red 4-cyl. car - same transmission casing in both cars, but the 4-cyl mounts offset the transmission about 3 inches more to the left of the engine compartment. That'll leave us more room for the electric motor (which is slightly longer than the 3-cyl engine block, but not quite as long as the 4-cyl block).

Then we need to fabricate an engine mount for the e-motor.
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote