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Old 06-12-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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Your Swift-Clone Might Have a Hemi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G10_(engine)

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From 1985 to 1986 the engine used a hemispherical head carbureted design.
Hemispherical chambers have never been MOPAR only - they only have a trademark on the Hemi name. It's just kind of funny to find it in the 3-banger G10.

I wonder if I could find one and swap it into the Metro? Hmmm...
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
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I can see the commerical now...

"yeah, it's a Hemi."

*putt putt putt putt*
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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That's hilarious! lol
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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Oh man, that's wicked, these folks should get a HEMI badge for their cars,

Anyway, I wonder if they're more efficient (fuel injection issues aside)...if so they might be a fitting swap to a newer FI swift-clone.
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The wikipedia article mentioned something about heat...um...

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Later, as fuel injection was mandated, the cylinder head was redesigned to add the additional cooling required.
Additional cooling, huh? Hemi-head = built in warm air intake? Again...hmmmm...
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I dunno what that means, but mehbe it doesn't dissipate heat quickly enough for an efficient air-fuel charge to be burned,
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Unless it's too much heat in the cylinder and causes detonation. There's got to be some crazy-man out there who's tried it.
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Yeah, I'm guessing that's what they mean by cooling, the hemispherical design was too prone to detonation or something such.

I can't think of another reason they'd design such an oddball engine and only use it in one model for two years, but I guess US engineering doesn't make sense a lot of times.
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Sure, but isn't it a Japanese engine? Or are you referring to carb vehicles going AWOL?
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I'm saying that US manufacturers will do silly things like run an engine design for only two years.

But Geo is japanese stuff, though I dunno how much was the designers' decision and how much was the US office's. I dunno, I'll blame it on a detonation issue that seems implied in the "cooling" statement.
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