So my unit got deployed yesterday and I was put on the staybacks because of a recurring back injury. Skipping all the things I could say about that and going back about 2 weeks, a buddy of mine had a '95 Geo Metro 5spd 4cyl that he didn't think would sit all that well for the year he would be gone. I offered to store it for him and start it every so often to make sure it still ran. Well the other day my wife got a decent job about 45min north of here so we were considering getting a little econo car for the commute. So the next day the guy came up to me and asked me if I was still willing to store the car. I told him I was actually considering buying it. Interested he said "How much you wanna pay?" I said "I dunno, how much do you want?" Nearing lunch all he could think of was food so after about 10seconds of what looked like hard thought he replied "A grilled stuffed burrito!" We both agreed on the price and shook hands and now I own a '95 Geo Metro that runs fine for about $3. Being the natural tweaker I am, and finding it more interesting than playing with the 2000 Focus we also have, I want to play around with it! I was thinking a funny 3/4 joke "performance" metro. What do you guys think? I mean hell to pull the head involves almost just pulling the PCV valve and a few bolts and bada bing. I want to take the head off to clean the valves and give it a nice bath anyway just to insure it'll last long enough. I also needed a doorstop while I moved some things out to the garage
. But I'm thinking hell while the head is off why not shave it down to boost compression. Oh and its got a distributor so I can play with the timing and a few other tweaks. I'm not sure what the compression is right now and I'm not sure what the safe limit is changing compression by shaving the head but I say another .5-1:1 cr plus the advanced timing and some good fuel it might actually be a fun car to drive. Before my purchase came along we actually had plans to hook my nitrous up to it and destroy it and since I'm not going to use nitrous on my car for a long time, if ever being that its dry and I want wet, maybe I can just hook it up to the metro! Its got TBI and I'm not sure about the connections but there'* gotta be something I can do even if it doesn't look like it'll work, you can always make it. Hell its not really NEEDED and if I blow the engine I can always go to Toys-R-Us and get another PowerWheels engine for it. What do you guys think? Any ideas?!