Engine installed and front suspension mostly installed.

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  1. John says:

    A big job, but a good way to make use of those little-engines-that-could. I put an ’88 turbo into a ’92 Metro convertible which I have a lot of fun with. Took me a while to fit the ’88 wiring into the ’92 car, though. I’m just dim, I suppose. The ’88 turbo has the nice “hemi” head as compared to the later GM economy inline valves.
    I assume you had to make up engine mounts and front suspension attachment points.
    Best wishes.

  2. John says:

    Your pics answer my question, of course. I am curious, though, how you centred the once-steerable rear wheels. I can’t quite see how the steering rod arms are attached.


  3. Rick Thompson says:

    I attached the inner tie rods solidly to the frame. I mounted the inner tie rods in the same position they would be in the stock metro setup if the wheels were pointing forward, this keeps the rear from getting any bump steer problems and should keep it riding straight over bumps and around corners. I will be redoing the mounting points when I get back to working on the car, hopefully soon I will have time to do more on it.