LS Omnia: 1996 Geo Metro V8
You know what they say about Wisconsin. Everything is bigger in Wisconsin…wait, that’s not right. Wisconsin, first to flight. No…still not correct. Wisconsin, Ditas Deus. No…still not it. You might think it has something to do with dairy products…but the Wisconsin state motto is: LS Omnia, which is, of course, Latin for LS All Things. Find this 1996 Geo Metro V8 offered for $7000 in Nekoosa, WI via facecurse stockbroke. The same car here. Tip from Hugh.
From the seller:
1996 Geo v8 metro SS
Listed 6 days ago in Nekoosa, WI
About This Vehicle
Driven 125,000 miles
Exterior color: Red · Interior color: Grey
Fuel type: Gasoline
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.
Used – Good
The mid engine LS4 swapped – 1996 Geo Metro can now be yours
’06 5.3L LS4 V8- dod deleted/truck intake/eBay electric water pump- (only the alt is crank pulley driven)
Cadillac 4t80e transaxle upgrade (requires oil pan mounted starter) among other mods
E-Trans Control Inc. Manumatic controller
Torque pro gauges on a 7″ tablet
DeVille brake master, eBay proportioning valve
Integral tube chassis support/main roll hoop connected to rebuilt/reinforced front framework.
Tested the main functions of the overall setup last summer- took it on a 75 mile (each way) trip on an 85+ degree day and had zero issues. ~500 miles of testing before winter
Starts getting excessive oversteer above 65mph- it starts to take concentration to keep it in its lane…
Was going to sort it all out this spring and redo the side scoops/wide body by modifying stepside flares- but anticipate having no time.
$7000.00 firm No trades
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Interesting homebuilt like Shogun or Renault Turbo 5. Reading about those twitchy little beasts makes me want to have nothing to do with this one. I bet it’s fun but I’m not trusting some dude in his garage cutting a car up and moving the engine around to make it so it doesn’t taco on you going over a speed bump.
Even factory attempts to put a FWD drivetrain behind the driver can be prone to swapping ends – second generation MR2s come to mind. I’d expect this to need a LOT of sorting out.
Gotta give the builder some credit, but yes, sketch for sure… and how about that huge fuel cell in the front. I’m sure it helps balance out the car (to an extent) but from a crash standpoint….. YIKES!
“Eat Cheese Or Die”
I think I’ve seen that on a Wisconsin plate. Usually too rusty to really tell though.
Must have been of the Swiss variety of cheese, then.