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Old 03-20-2020, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Geo Metro on Watch JrGO

The YouTuber who goes under the name Watch JrGO bought a Metro to flip. He paid just $300. He notices a couple switches on the dashboard that no longer do anything, but I suspect they might have been an Ecomodder's injector killswitch and maybe an alternator or radiator fan switch.

JR and a couple friends make quick work of replacing a few parts, cleaning it, and then selling it. All in one day.

Ever wonder how quickly a Metro can do 60 feet, 0 to 60 mph, or the 1/8 mile, or the 1/4 mile? You'll find out.


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Old 03-21-2020, 09:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Incredibly simple to work on! That's an engine bay that is not at all intimidating.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Incredibly simple to work on! That's an engine bay that is not at all intimidating.
And this guy can really burn through a solid flip. With a partner or two, he seems to get all kinds of flips done in a day, generally using reasonable quality new parts from O'Reilly. He's a really good mechanic, seems to me. Speaks "internal combustion engine" fluently.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And he likes low displacement cars too!
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And he likes low displacement cars too!
Yeah, that's true. He does. And mostly imports. In one video he rehabilitated a Chevy sedan and ended up unable to sell it for a while. He declared he would stick to imports in that vid, IIRC.
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He did more work on that hooptie in one day than I did on my Festiva the entire time I owned it

And he's standing next to a nice G1 Volt at the start of the video
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... he's standing next to a nice G1 Volt at the start of the video...
Right?! He talks about that car in another video. He says he loves it as a daily driver.


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