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lost 02-27-2007 08:54 PM

I Want One! Diesel Geo Metro...
 
99cents to fill up
3600rpm redline
air cooled Changfa motor
(close to) 60mph topspeed, downhill
all in a geo(chevy) metro :cool:
http://www.utterpower.com/10hp_chevy.htm


and to think i passed up buying one a while back for next to nothing, i couldve put some of my b&s motors to good use
:D

JPN 02-27-2007 09:36 PM

Years ago (late 70's?, early 80's?), Mechanix Illustrated sold plans for the Urba Diesel Centurian. If my memory isn't off, it used a Kubota 3 cylinder diesel normally used on small farm tractors. The car was based on either a Triumph or MG (I think it was a Spitfire, but I'm not certain) with a handbuilt fiberglass body. The prototype managed 125mpg at 35mph, but dropped to something like 55mpg at interstate speeds (full throttle).

JPN 02-27-2007 09:53 PM

http://www.rqriley.com/cent.html

So my memory was a little off.

AzTJ 02-27-2007 10:23 PM

I'd rather spend good money and buy a Smartuki.

google it if you don't know :p

JPN 02-27-2007 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 58845)
I'd rather spend good money and buy a Smartuki.

google it if you don't know :p

:eek:

I saw one of those (the unmodified version) a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what to think about a modified version, since it looks a bit top heavy for handling.


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