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Old 10-20-2020, 09:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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From the tire screech as it crashes through the garage door, I have to guess the vehicle is already modified. So Ned Flanders must have had a secret boy-racer hobby in that garage.
I found the moment of his character transformation from boring Ned... let the fan fiction begin:

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Old 10-20-2020, 11:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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79 hp = 1.3 L (BIG BLOCK)

55 hp = 1.0 L (little block)


If only I had those 24 extra horses of ground shaking power from the Big Block motor...

Men would envy me, Women would want me, Children would cheer me...

Id be the Stoplight to Stoplight king of the blacktop .... 🤴





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Keep dreaming- I've got the 1.5 with 117 hp. Excessive, I know, but it's well worth it every time I see the smile slide off some rich guy's face when I pull up next to his midlife crisis-mobile.

I'll admit, it's not at a red light, but in a parking lot, and he's probably thinking "that thing is parking next to my Mustang???"
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
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117 hp???? How in the world are you able to control yourself in school zones with all that power available? It is more than twice the power my superbug made on a fresh engine reman.
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Old 10-22-2020, 12:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Even though it would most likely not make any sense from a practical perspective, shoehorning a small-block Chevrolet V8 into a Swift or a Metro sounds quite cool. Would make an awesome sleeper. Well, maybe a Vortec 4300 would be already enought
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Does Chevy still make a 60 degrees block?
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Does Chevy still make a 60 degrees block?
IIRC they were phased out even in China.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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VW make a 15 block in 5, 6, 8 and 12 cylinders, FWIW.

What's the best Metro-modding thread? I don't have a camera* but I do have one parked out front. I need to flat and buff out the paint, and I need a left-side parking light assembly like the one in the pic.



The wheelwell lip is rumpled but the paint isn't scraped, so if I pull the wheelwell liner I may be able to finesse that out.

*Actually I have three but they all need the same $30 battery.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'd rather see an Ecoboost 3 cyl 1L swapped into a metro.

125hp and 150lb-ft should be more than enough to have a blast in such a small car while not relegating it to straight line only.

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