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Old 05-25-2008, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi

new here but not to small cars. I've been running VW's since 1975 . got my first Metro in 1990. I'm on NO. 10 now . other than the 2 that died as twisted hulks , they all served me well.

latest is a 1999 2 door , 1.0 motor it has a 5 speed with high speed gears . a power pulley, 2 inch open exhaust,& advanced cam gear, it gets about 50 MPG depending on how i drive.

just got a Dahatsu Midget II with 40.000 kilometers on it and have had a 5 speed overdrive shipped from Japan for it . it got a bit over 50 on the first tank but i hope to improve on that with the installation of the OD transmission.

neat site here I've already picked op some good ideas to try .
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Ecomodder! I am also a Metro owner and use the great info found here on the site to get the best MPG I can.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welcome to the community. What's that in your avitar? A cat ?
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder! Hard to believe you could go through that many metros in such a short time period,
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder! Hard to believe you could go through that many metros in such a short time period,
i used them to deliver space walks and commute to work . 2,000 miles a week was not unusual for me. i gave up the jumping biz ( doc told me to stop!) but i still rack up about 600 miles a week . my current car has 140,000 miles. the pic is of a bobcat that my kid raised , she even potty trained it.

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Wow, quite a few miles!

And the bobcat is really cool, how big is it now?
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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not sure , he stopped coming around after a couple of years . the daughter would go play with him in the woods behind the house ,but as he got older he became much less accepting of other humans. the last time that i saw him he was so big that my kid had to drag him out of the house. she couldn't lift him up to carry him. my guess would be 30 or 40 LBS .
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello Larry -

Welcome to EM! A Midget II is a unique little car on this forum. I found a picture on Wiki. Does it look like this? :



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Yes, I could have used one of those

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Old 05-26-2008, 07:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, I could have used one of those

welcome to EM!
i still have 4 metro's . only keep insurance on 2 , other 2 have been sitting up , i have to many projects & had to let a few go.

this is my latest.



i'm also restoring my old buggy , i may not look like i did 30 years ago but it will!


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