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Mike -

Out of curiosity: any more news on your 98 Metro conversion?

(I'm cleaning out my EVDL folder, skimming messages - which explains why
I'm reviving an old thread.)

I checked the EV Album, but the Metro's entry has an April date stamp:
http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1167

cheers-
Darin

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1146

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Some time in June, mike golub wrote:

> Well, I am almost done with the 98 Chevy Metro, and I
> have driven over 6,000 miles on the 86 Toyota Pickup.

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After I put 5 batteries in the back and three in rear seat, the car sank real
low. I bet it might bottom out while driving if I hit a pot hole. I did some
searching on the internet and found info on the size you need and I need
too.

I recently took off the motor, transmission splines were fine. The alignment
was way off before and this caused lots of bad issues. I removed the outer
ring gear on the flywheel by sawing it through most of the way with a dremel
like tool. Then I took a chisel and hit it a few times and it came off like
and old paint can top. Put it all back together on the motor. Next, I
greased up splines lightly on transmission and clutch plate splines. What
was funny is in the center of the flywheel was some circular like pulley and
it had fallen out. I put it back by cooling the little piece in a freezer
and heating center with a butane torch. Use a rubber mallet and it slid
right in. Transmission mated with a couple wrench turns. Last time it took
like forever. Had to add one larger spacer on bottom of transmission. Well
anyways, this old 1957 aircraft generator electric motor now spins fine with
no banging noise in neutral.

Source: http://www.crest.org/discussion/ev/200209/msg01706.html

From: "Andrew Letton" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: Metro Springs?


> I have put "Air Lift" brand air bags in a '91 Metro and also
> my '89 Suzuki Swift GTi with excellent results. They don't
> list Metro or Swift, but if you call them up (517-322-2144)
> with the ID of your springs and the length at your desired
> ride height, they will have a bag to fit.
>
> For my Metro/Swift cars the Air Lift P/N is 46136 for the
> bags (3.44" x 7") and P/N 22007 for the "hose kit" which
> includes hose, tee's, hose clamps, and a schraeder (tire
> type) valve. The cost for 2 bags, hose kit, and shipping was
> $80.82 about 2 years ago. Worth every penny.
>
> You will have to drill about a 1/2" hole in the suspension
> arm for the air hose to go through, but it is in a low
> stress area, so no worries. I made a rubber washer to
> protect the air bag from the sheetmetal edge of the hole.
> I've got over 50k miles on my older set of bags with no
> problems.
>
> Good luck, and let me know if you have questions.
>
> Andrew


m gol wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I've been busy with school.
> I've driven it four miles. I need to start using it, but it is hard to
> drive
> two ev's.
>
> I plan on using it for my research project.
>
> Here's the list of things I'm working on:
>
> 1- Get some air bag springs.
> This guy on ebay has a set for $100.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Air-Lift-Bag-Suspension-For-Coil-Springs-80545-NEW_W0QQitemZ120172898235QQihZ002QQcategoryZ130653QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>
> BUT, I don't know my size. I need to measure the inside diameter.
>
> 2- I got a used battery box for the rear. So I need to cut out some sheet
> metal in the rear.
>
> 3- Mount the studded tires.
>
> 4- Install a Hilton propane heater and pump.
>
> 5- Install the paktrakr meters, and zaurus eghia software.
>
> Thanks for the interest in my project!
>
>
> On 10/20/07, Darin @ forkenswift dot com <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> Mike -
>>
>> Out of curiosity: any more news on your 98 Metro conversion?
>>
>> (I'm cleaning out my EVDL folder, skimming messages - which explains why
>> I'm reviving an old thread.)
>>
>> I checked the EV Album, but the Metro's entry has an April date stamp:
>> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1167
>>
>> cheers-
>> Darin
>>
>> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1146
>>
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>>
>> Some time in June, mike golub wrote:
>>
>> > Well, I am almost done with the 98 Chevy Metro, and I
>> > have driven over 6,000 miles on the 86 Toyota Pickup.
>>
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Hi, I tried to find that part # online, but couldn't find it for sale. So I
emailed the company that makes them and asked for a part for 1995 geo metro.
Probably be the same for Pontiac Swift too and 1989 - 2000 geo metro
hatchbacks. Here is the companies response. Looks like it can filled up with
a simple 12V portable tire pump too up to 25psi max and min 2psi. Manual
mentions to check pressure weekly. She also sent me a pdf file on how to
install it too. Email me if you need it. Andrew Payne

Here is her email:
"Hi Andrew,

I have matched the 46136's to a complete kit# 60739 (1991-96 Toyota Previa).
This will include 2 airbags and hose kit. The manual is included too but all
instructions may not apply to your vehicle. You can go to our dealer locator
off our website to find a local or online dealer. Our MSRP is $105.00.

FYI most dealers do not have our internal part# like the 46136, that is why
I just matched into a kit for you, plus you should be able to get a good
savings by ordering a complete kit.

Please contact me again if you have more questions.
Sue"



m gol wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I've been busy with school.
> I've driven it four miles. I need to start using it, but it is hard to
> drive
> two ev's.
>
> I plan on using it for my research project.
>
> Here's the list of things I'm working on:
>
> 1- Get some air bag springs.
> This guy on ebay has a set for $100.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Air-Lift-Bag-Suspension-For-Coil-Springs-80545-NEW_W0QQitemZ120172898235QQihZ002QQcategoryZ130653QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>
> BUT, I don't know my size. I need to measure the inside diameter.
>
> 2- I got a used battery box for the rear. So I need to cut out some sheet
> metal in the rear.
>
> 3- Mount the studded tires.
>
> 4- Install a Hilton propane heater and pump.
>
> 5- Install the paktrakr meters, and zaurus eghia software.
>
> Thanks for the interest in my project!
>
>
> On 10/20/07, Darin @ forkenswift dot com <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> Mike -
>>
>> Out of curiosity: any more news on your 98 Metro conversion?
>>
>> (I'm cleaning out my EVDL folder, skimming messages - which explains why
>> I'm reviving an old thread.)
>>
>> I checked the EV Album, but the Metro's entry has an April date stamp:
>> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1167
>>
>> cheers-
>> Darin
>>
>> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1146
>>
>> --
>>
>> Some time in June, mike golub wrote:
>>
>> > Well, I am almost done with the 98 Chevy Metro, and I
>> > have driven over 6,000 miles on the 86 Toyota Pickup.
>>
>> _______________________________________________
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>> http://lists.sjsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ev
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