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Old 03-28-2016, 12:46 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Great job! The engine bay and exhaust look spectacular I am also really digging the half size radiator

Another Kubota powered car hits the streets I love it

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Old 03-28-2016, 12:53 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Half size radiator!!! 1000 cc's of blazing horsepower doesn't need much cooling. The radiator is on the driver's side. The big hole in the picture is where there was a sheet metal plate OR where the AC condenser was fitted if the car had AC.

Yes, he did a fine job!
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:49 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Half size radiator!!! 1000 cc's of blazing horsepower doesn't need much cooling.
You should see the radiator I am going to use on my Kubota Z482cc powered Centurion lol its micro sized in comparison to the Geo unit.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:15 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Nice work. Looks really clean.

It's a little weird, looking into the engine bay of a Metro and thinking to yourself, "huh, it's kinda roomy in there."

The underside of your little car cries out for a bellypan. You have precious few ponies to burn on bad aero!
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:58 AM   #175 (permalink)
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Beautiful build!
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:17 PM   #176 (permalink)
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In the market for a fifth gear set.

Okay guys, here's an update on the 5th gear issue. There isn't one.

It's not that there isn't an issue, no sir, it is precisely that there isn't a fifth gear. The teeth are GONE. Check out these pics:

Here's the black top hat, with the battery tray pulled out. The top hat is held on by five-or-seven 10mm bolts and exactly two 12mm bolts.


I pulled it and immediately saw the issue:


NO TEETH left. This W.I.P. needs a dentist!


The top hat was full of this pastey-goo. At first I thought, "Oh, hey, dinosaur chunks". But no... no, no.


Hey, why isn't there a magnet in this hat from the factory?






So I am officially in the market for a 5th gear set. Please, if you have one, know of a guy, or think you could swipe one from a car in a parkingg lot ... let's get in touch!
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Thanks to Cash for Clunkers there are very few Geo Metros in the wrecking yards.

Hey.....wait a minute.....that massive diesel torque probably ripped the teeth off the tranny as soon as you hit the key.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:52 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Thanks to Cash for Clunkers there are very few Geo Metros in the wrecking yards.
Cash for Clunkers was somewhat pointless, as even some relatively efficient vehicles were scrapped too.


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Hey.....wait a minute.....that massive diesel torque probably ripped the teeth off the tranny as soon as you hit the key.
I wouldn't quote the torque of that Kubota as massive, but anyway, everytime I drive a manual car I keep the clutch depressed while starting.
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Kimer, you caught me! When shiftingg from 4th to 5th I wound it up to 1800rpm and dumped the clutch...

So... 2 replies, but nobody offered to go to Wal-mart and pull 5th out of some guys car for me... seriously, you need 4 hand tools. come on guys....
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Cash for Clunkers was somewhat pointless, as even some relatively efficient vehicles were scrapped too.




I wouldn't quote the torque of that Kubota as massive, but anyway, everytime I drive a manual car I keep the clutch depressed while starting.
Like Kimer, I hold Cash for Clunkers in low regard. Lots of usable cars were damaged for the sake of enslaving Americans with additional debt associated with a new car.

I've never really met an intelligent person who thought cash for clunkers was a good thing. I've met a few stupid people who attempted to explain to me how their toxic-battery-laden Prius or gas-guzzling Dodge Ram were sound purchases for the environment...

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