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 Post subject: 1.8 DOHC Vert Swap
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:05 am 
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Not many people know me here, but I will do just about anything to a car without any regrets.
I have a 1998 kia sephia(I am a kia person and own 3 kias currently)
It has a 1.8l DOHC 127hp at crank.
I know everthing about this motor and they are very easy to maintain/fix.
This car is currently has a weight reduction of 361 lbs(gutted. . .alot), but I don't want/need it anymore and my 1991 metro convertible needs a rebuild because the head gasket went and I overheated the engine(put a new head gasket, but running on low compression and getting 30MPG) I rebuilt if once and rather not do it again.
I am getting a house with 3 garages and I want to swap the motor/trans/complete wiring into the metro.
I am going to use half of the sephia axle and half of the metro.(welded together with a sleeve) I am going to use all stock metro suspension/hubs/pedals/steering ect.
Mounting the motor shouldn't be that hard(hopefully), I have a mig and an arc welder and can fabricate mouting spots using the factory kia mounts.
I am not concerend if I need to cut the metro frame for fitment purposes.
I am also not concerned with wiring because I am swapping the whole harness and I can figure out the little things later on(signals/lights ect), but I am concerned with the fuel pump that is in the metro.
Will the stock fuel pump be sufficeint? If not I can always go the fuel cell/external(in-line) fuel pump.

I am suppose to be closing on my house today and this project will start as soon as I move in.
I will also post a pic of my metro when I can get on my computer(just painted it saturday red/orange color)


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 Post subject: Re: 1.8 DOHC Vert Swap
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:49 am 
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This is my rustoleum home depot paint job. Used a real spray gun/compressor and thinned with acetone. Has some orange peel(can't tell from picture)but overall came out better than expected.

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 Post subject: Re: 1.8 DOHC Vert Swap
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:37 pm 
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Posted in wrong section. Making a new topic on correct forum.


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 Post subject: Re: 1.8 DOHC Vert Swap
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:38 pm 
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still in the wrong section...

For the love of Geo, put the vert in the section labled "For Sale"
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