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Old 11-25-2007, 10:03 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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11-10-2006, 07:17 Pm

Picked up the 4-cyl axles & motor mounts today and dropped off the old 3-pot at Ivan's dad's wood lot (it's now sitting with the 4-cyl in the back of an old pickup truck (with cap)).

Several broken bolts later (steel bolts in aluminum transmission housing - grr) the 4-cyl's offset mounts are swapped over. Also busted the speedo cable end because it's also corroded into the housing. Will have to drill/chip that out too.

This weekend I intend to have the tranny & axles reinstalled and test-install the motor. We need to measure it up for a custom mount. I wanna try stick welding

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
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