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Old 08-04-2008, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 96 Geo Metro has a throttle stop!!!

While I was removing 70 lbs from my Geo I saw something I had never seen before.....under the gas pedal was a bracket welded to the floor that had a large bolt threaded into it.....I pushed down with my hand and found that limited the pedals movement......I lowered the bolt to get more throttle and took it for a ride...WHAT a difference!

Whenever I nailed the pedal to the floor in traffic it used to act like it had 40 hp instead of 55, now it seems like 65hp!

Have anyone else found this???

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My friend used to laugh at my uncle who put a block of wood under his gas pedal to get better gas mileage. This was nearly 20 years ago on a Caprice. He also had a snowplow adapted for the car, something I have done myself with a different car. Better on gas than a truck. I limit my throttle too, but with my foot.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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While I was removing 70 lbs from my Geo I saw something I had never seen before.....under the gas pedal was a bracket welded to the floor that had a large bolt threaded into it.....I pushed down with my hand and found that limited the pedals movement......I lowered the bolt to get more throttle and took it for a ride...WHAT a difference!

Whenever I nailed the pedal to the floor in traffic it used to act like it had 40 hp instead of 55, now it seems like 65hp!

Have anyone else found this???

I've seen alot of that on older trucks, Truck tractors, Old passenger cars, Forklifts, Heavy equipment etc.... Hey wait a minute....Your not supposed to be doin that with your Metro. LOL....ECO Man ECO Easy on the throttle.

Hey, What's your 60 foot time with that 12 sec 30+ mpg racer (nice times and mpg by the way)
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Hey, What's your 60 foot time with that 12 sec 30+ mpg racer (nice times and mpg by the way)
When stock with 230 hp it was 2.00 best and 9.00 best 1/8th / 31 mpg
This was done on regular street tires and side stepping the clutch like on str.

With 285 hp it is in the 2.0s and 8.4s for 1/8th / 32.8 mpg
This is being done with solid motor/tranny mounts (got rid of wheel hop) and DOT sticky Hoosier R6 nearly slicks, still sidestepping clutch.

Next item to buy, traction bars. Got to get control of that spin!

James Reeves (in KY, near Cinncy) has a plain Omni that is street driven, runs 10.7s at 139 and still gets 30 mpg....full interior and cage!
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Those sticky R6 Hoosiers are 245x50x15 and NOT used on the street....so the 32.8 mpg is real, mot due to shorter tires.....been over 32 mpg 8 times on long trips at just 65 mph....too impatient to do 50-60 in that car! I even normally drive 5-8 mph over with the Geo.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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James Reeves (in KY, near Cinncy) has a plain Omni that is street driven, runs 10.7s at 139 and still gets 30 mpg....full interior and cage!
In the 10's and 30 mpg, is right. I would assume you guys are running turbocharged 2.2/2.5's ? What are your R's goin thru the trapps. If your are turbo'd how much boost?
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J Reeves pulls a whoop but 30 psi on a 2.2 motor and reworked 2 valve head....his main competition in heads up Shelby/Dodge Nat'l evens is Ohio Rob who has ran in the 10.6 range at 140+ in a street driven 87 Selby Charger also pulling 30 psi, but a bit finniky....He has a more modern 2.4 motor with a 4 valve head, but do not know his FE. The fastest turbo cars use stock converters that are beefed up and gear ratios in the 2.87 range....the build boost at the line and with stock boost and FE gearing the engine stays in boost all the way down the track. Both those guys are turning @ 8000 rpm at the finish line, but shift at 7000.

My SRT4 used to spike at 16-17 psi and stay at 13-14, but now it spikes up to 22 and holds at 18. A AGP will be used in the future to get the boost to 23 or more and stay there! I hit 4th gear at about the 1000' mark and do not look at the tach after that point since I am checking out the location of the other guy.....bracket racing! My rev limiter is 6400, but my quickest times are shifting at 6000.

Last year at the Sport compact Nat'ls (RIP) I qualified 9th with my 41-46 mpg 98 SOHC Neon in the quick 16 class running a best of 12.17 at 117 mph....I got runner up in bracket 1 with the 84 Horizon. At that event was the first fwd car to run over 200 mph in the 1/4...limited to a 3.0 ltr motor....and the first time in history that two cars ran a side by side sub 7 second run at over 200 mph....rwd with 3.0 limit on motor!

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