View Thread: Another Stupid Idea


SLP Addict
Geo Metro with blown engine=200
Hayabusa Engine=2000(guessing)
Other odd things to make it work=1000

If you could get this to work, it would be a fucking monster, who here thinks it can be done? And afew problems, Getting it to drive both wheels, Getting the 5speed to match up with the Hayabusa engine, name anything else you can think of, and let me no.

A-Tech
saw a fiesta witha v8 in it once, had to cut the firewall away and everything. go go fastiva!

mustangdriver
SLP if you ever open a tuning shop, you should call it the "Monster Garage" because all of your project cars are going be frankenstein-like creations!

Of course you might be sued by the Discovery Channel for using their show name...:dizzy:

k6kicker
you know i once saw a pinto with a blown 454 in it......

SLP Addict
Theres always other nuts just like me out there!

k6kicker
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SLP Addict
hah, your not wacko, i dont see any hemi in your 3z

Rotary Boy
honestly, thats a umb idea, you are going to end up with a 1.3L I4 pushing a geo. so why not just rig a H22a into the back of the geo, god knows sticking a motor into the ass of a hatchback isn't undoable. beisdes who would ever suspect a Rear engined, rear wheel drive metro. make it ugly geo green and it will be even better

eric
As far as color options, I would go with rust brown. Actually for autenticity (sp?) I would just let it get really rusty.

SLP Addict
I thought aobut the Prelude engine(h22), but how would it be RWD, and how easily and cheaply would you mount the engine in the back?, ive always wanted to throw a 350 in hte back of a 80's minivan, and have it twin engine!

911GT2
I agree.

Another stupid idea. It wouldn't be the least bit practical, the actual presence of drag would kill the low torque engine.

eric
The problem with a twin engined project is that it would be extremely hard to get the tranmission to work well.

J86
They used to do original Mini's with two engines for racing. This could be fun.....

mrjswift
eeerhhhh?? Pinto with a blown 454, amazing. I heard about a Mazda MX-5 with a 5.0 in it. :smoke:

SilveradoPilot
A friend of mine is installing a Chevy 5.7 ZZ crate motor in his 89(?) Jag XJS ragtop. His wife blew the V12 up because she "didn't know what the little red light on the dash meant". She also blew up the V12 in his 85 XJS coupe, same reason. He doesn't let her drive his nice cars anymore.

Sub Urban
Originally posted by SilveradoPilot
A friend of mine is installing a Chevy 5.7 ZZ crate motor in his 89(?) Jag XJS ragtop. His wife blew the V12 up because she "didn't know what the little red light on the dash meant". She also blew up the V12 in his 85 XJS coupe, same reason. He doesn't let her drive his nice cars anymore.

Holy crap!!?!?!?!?!?:rolleyes: :curse: :curse: :rolleyes:

SLP Addict
Originally posted by mrjswift
eeerhhhh?? Pinto with a blown 454, amazing. I heard about a Mazda MX-5 with a 5.0 in it. :smoke:

www.monstermiata.com Its a kit that they install, Very easy to do, They also have a Mega monster miata, Witch is a turbo 302.

SLP Addict
Originally posted by SilveradoPilot
A friend of mine is installing a Chevy 5.7 ZZ crate motor in his 89(?) Jag XJS ragtop. His wife blew the V12 up because she "didn't know what the little red light on the dash meant". She also blew up the V12 in his 85 XJS coupe, same reason. He doesn't let her drive his nice cars anymore.

a 5.7 ZZ crate engine would most likely be a zz4, Very nice engine, A friend has one in his 86 Iroc-Z, Its running 13.7 right now.

RedLine
Ive seen a 300zx with a 427 windsor. Nice looking burnouts

silverTA2002
If I were ever gonna use a motorcylcle motor in a car, it wouldn't be for anything that weighs more than 1400 lbs.

Maybe a Super 7 or something would work. One of the guys I went to the keys with on vacation has a super 7 that weighs 1130 lbs, and has a 135hp engine in it.

mustangdriver
Reminds me of the Westfields RB was just looking at with the Hyabusa engine in it. Pretty cool.

RedLine
I thought about this and gears in my head started turning. Mount the engine sideways in the hatch of the car. The output shaft that turns the drive sprocket could turn the axle, and if you used the stock sized wheels there wouldnt be a lot for the engine to turn. If you were really stuck on this idea, you could fab up( or have somebody fab) some custom body panels so the car wouldnt be so egg shaped. Maybe chop the roof a little, then install a vent to feed the motor with cold air. Hmmmm, now this could be interesting.

eric
There was a Miata with a 5.0 in the GRM $2003 challenge. One of the quotes in the article was "any engine will fit if you know how to weld"

RedLine
And cut and grind. What I want to see is a miata with a 20B