Geo Metro Turbo vs Honda Civic
1993 Geo Metro turbo. My first race at
the track and toying with the civic. Turbine tech performance manifold,
RHB5 turbo, 2.5in Exhaust straight piped, 255cc injectors, ported
and polished head, cold air intake, holley adjustable fuel regulator,
electronic Boost controller set at
10 psi, and many more mods.
1997 Ford Aspire - The eggplant!
Say hello to my little eggplant! :)
These cars are phenomenal gas savers!
I stripped 100 pounds from car, improved fuel economy 7% to 33city/42
37-38mpg combined at every fillup
5 speed manual
AM/FM radio with cd player
All 4 tires have over 85% tread!
heater works well, car has no A/C (removed)
The car is quiet, no odd noises that many used cars have.
*** Brand new carpet - CLEAN interior!!! ***
The silver tube in the video is an added air intake, doubling the air going
into the engine improving fuel economy!
1992 Geo Tracker walk around - 5 speed 4x4 Rag Top
I'm soon to be 28 years young. Ever since I was 16 (12 years ago) I have
experienced many cars I've always wanted. To be exact I have owned 14 cars
before this tracker which now makes it 15 vehicles I ever owned as yet.
Nothing ever goes bad or have I been in accidents with the previous cars
(thank god fortunately) I just get bored or interested in something
different. So with that said, all my previous cars including this tracker
will be sold off just like the others to get my money back or to pay off
The day I sell this Geo will be because I found another type of car I want
next. Unfortunately I make very little money and can't afford to keep these
awesome cars I been through nor do I have the space anyway.
This tracker has already been fun, cheap, reliable and useful in all
weather conditions. Gets 18 mpg city 22 mpg highway on the 10 gallon tank.
The Rag Top scene in this video, was my first time taking it off and it
took me about 20 minutes to figure it out how to get it all off (I think I
could do it next time in 5 minutes) it looks awesome with the Top off,
sorta like a mini 4x4 truck. Pretty much think of these trackers as Jeep
wrangler type. I take several months deciding and waiting on my next car
and I happened to of found a perfectly good condition tracker and you can't
find them like this anymore.
I will later regret selling this car...like the majority of my other
vehicles I've owned, but the heart wants what the heart wants!
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Driving my Turbo 3 cyl. Geo Metro Swift
Some driving clips of my 91' Geo Metro with the guts from a MK2 Pontiac
Firefly turbo. As far as a driving
experience, it is leaps and bounds better than a stock n/a Geo Metro. I
haven't driven a 4 cyl. Suzuki Swift Gt, but I assume those are even
quicker and fun to drive. This car is a compromise between economy and
performance. I can surprise alot of people with the performance of this
car, but I can also get 45mpg. Not Bad IMO.
1989 SHOGUN Prototype By Chuck Beck
SHOGUN Article and Video by Miguel Caparros
Late last year, Chuck Beck arrived at a car event I was at, not driving his
usual Porsche 904A, but this little yellow Bomb. Chuck is known for his
incredible Porsche 904A recreations that are absolutely fantastic. Aside
from the fact that they look like a 904, these cars can actually be used on
a daily basis as they have all the latest technology. Chuck's shop
fabricates everything, the quality is beyond reproach, there is usually a
waiting list for his cars. He opened his first shop after he left Shelby
American where he was one of the original crew involved in the Cobra and GT
40 projects. He opened his own shop in Southern California. I have known
about Chuck for a long time.
A crowd gathered around the little yellow car wondering what it was, Chuck
was having fun as everyone guessed wrong. Being the show off that I am I
chimed in with the correct answer. Chuck then started to explain about the
origin of the SHOGUN.
Rick Titus, a race car driver, who had some connections at Ford, brought
the idea and some drawings of the SHOGUN to Chuck Beck's Southern
California Shop. With some mild blessing from a Ford executive that Rick
worked with, Chuck located a crashed Festiva and got to work on building
this car. If I recall correctly for this prototype the engine came from
Ford via a damaged Taurus SHO that also donated many of its parts to make
the whole thing work. The Yamaha built Super High Output engine is a 4 cam
with 4 valves per cylinder. At the time the 220 horsepower was stout for a 3
liter 6 cylinder, being transplanted to a car that is 1,000 lbs lighter you
end up with Supercar performance. Where the original Festiva engine was
located, a radiator and fuel cell went in. The rear seat and floor were cut
out and a fabricated sub frame with race inspired suspension went in along
with the now mid mounted engine.
This car was a media Super Star from day one, even making the cover of most
auto publications including Road & Track. There is no denying that this car
was the right Idea at the right time. What was wrong was that it took two
new cars to build it. You needed a new Taurus SHO and a new Festiva.
Economically it made no sense but what killed it was Fords legal
department. At the time that the SHOGUN came out I was peddling around in
the car that looked very similar to it, and some said that the Renault R5
turbo was the inspiration for the
SHOGUN. Jay Leno used up a little of his Tonight Show salary and bought the
first production car from Chuck Beck.