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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:38 pm 
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FYI

Finally ran my Metro with a swapped 1.6 against my 94 Swift Gt (both 5 speeds)

Metro wins! Must be the added torque.

Metro is full interior, Swift is completely stripped 'cept two seats and the dash.

Metro has 1.6 block out of Sidekick using the Metro's 16v head.

There ya go!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:53 pm 
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Photos and gear ratios, please.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:28 pm 
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We would be interested in how you did your conversion.

How did you add the Crankshaft/Damper sensor that the stock metro engine uses, to the sidekick engine?
Sidekick engines do not use this sensor. It extends through the bottom of the oil pump and uses a special "notched" plate just behind the crank timing belt gear pulley.

How did you handle the passenger side drive shaft clearance issue at the bell housing/adapter area?

Please post some photos and your experience's.

Don.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:25 pm 
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Used the "notched" plate from the original 99 Metro engine. If I recall correctly the sensors are the same for both engines. I'm pretty sure the engine was a 97 for the sidekick, it's been awhile.

Without getting under the car to check I remember that once I used the adapter plate it moved the cv shaft mounting point approx 1/4 inch and I could not bolt the cv mid-mount on the passenger side, so I rounded out the inner mounting hole so the bolt would fit and I had to cut the other mounting hole open so that I could use a bolt there. Confused? I'll try to get pics this weekend.
Another problem I encountered was mounting the starter. I think I am using the Metro 1.3 starter. To mount it I drilled a hole through the bell housing and used a long bolt and nut to secure the starter. Confused? Yeah, hard to explain, will try to get pics.
VERY noticable power increase. Was concerned about MPG but it seems cuz you have more power you are in the throttle less to get up to speed. So MPG has basically stayed the same 36 - 38 with my foot in it all of the time!!!!! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:53 am 
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My 97 metro has a bad 1.3L in it, and I have a freshly rebuilt 1994 1.6 8V long block collecting dust from a cancelled rock-crawler project, that could fit into the metro. The 97 is the one with the roller cams and the 8 value & Throttle Body system.
A quick look under the '97 shows the crank sensor screws into the bottom of the block, and through the bottom of the oil pump. I think the oil pan is also notched for the sensor.
So, I would have to do some part swapping.

Photos would be indeed be helpful.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:56 am 
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Also remember that the oil pan pickup is different between the two. Had to cut the 1.6 tube about an inch from the mount (by the block) and weld the remaining 1.3 tube to it. This of course means you use the 1.3 oil pan.

Just remembered that it was the Rocky Road adapter plate that I am using.

Hopefully pics this weekend.
later dudes

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:25 pm 
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Yo!
Still waiting for photos and text.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:03 pm 
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Geeze, this thread is fucking useless.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:02 pm 
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he just obviously made up everything, because he cant back it up with pics.

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